In a time when each day brings new layers of understanding around COVID-19, Wellington must remain flexible but resolute in identifying the best path forward for our community’s back-to-school approach.
As a result of the guidance issued from Franklin County Public Health yesterday, we have made the decision to delay the release of version 2 of our Campus Reopening Plan until August 6 as we refine our policies and protocols. Therefore, we will reschedule our Back to School Town Hall event for 8 p.m. on August 11. To those who have registered for the town hall event, please be assured that your registration is still valid and you do not need to take further action. For those interested in registering to attend, click here to sign up.
We remain committed to creating an environment that elevates learning, builds social skills and connections, and, above all in this time, prioritizes the safety and health of our students, faculty, staff, families, and community. It is our goal to release a version 2 of our reopening plan that represents a collaborative effort between our front-line faculty and our administration. To this end, we have established three guiding principles to anchor our decision making for our return to campus this fall and beyond.
- Engaging and excellent education – We are committed to ensuring that the teaching and learning for our students will continue to be challenging, individualized, and engaging. Every decision we make must be in service to our mission to help students find their purpose and realize their potential for tomorrow's world.
- Health and safety – We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community in every decision we make.
- Caring for our community relationships – We place tremendous value and importance on the social and emotional health of our students, faculty, and staff as well as our broader community. We will continue to balance this priority in alignment with our guiding principles.
I continue to believe that we are uniquely positioned to navigate this circumstance. Wellington will continue to innovate, working to provide our families an outstanding educational experience, while being part of a vibrant, optimistic, and connected community. I appreciate your partnership and patience as we take care to design a thoughtful approach to the 2020-2021 school year.
Dr. Jeff Terwin
Head of School
Director of Marketing & Communications
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