As we navigate the challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, our school’s leadership team continues to seek a balance between planning ahead while also remaining nimble, flexible, and responsive moving forward. The most important thing we can do at this point is to plan based upon a number of different scenarios, making sure that each and every community member understands the school’s decisions, the thinking that went into reaching those decisions, and their individual role in making each successful.
The school will determine which model to implement based on the following color-coded system, dictated by regular health and safety assessments on our campus and in Massachusetts at any given time.
The school may announce the transition between these levels at any point, regardless of whether some or all conditions listed have been observed. For example, if the government mandates that all schools closed, we would automatically move to Red: Level 3, even if we, as a school had zero infections.
In the coming days, as we continue to receive guidelines from the state of Massachusetts, our planning committees will be working to provide a detailed breakdown of what school, and all its facets — academics, athletics, student life, residential life, etc. — will look like under each of these three levels.