From the Head of School
July 30, 2020
Dear Breck Families,
Following the Governor's briefing today on the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 academic year, I'm reaching out to confirm that we are in the final planning stages to resume instruction on August 31, 2020 in our hybrid model. We have made significant progress over the last three weeks to prepare for student and faculty return and cannot wait to be reunited with you on campus.
We know there is no single solution that is right for all families amidst this global pandemic. Our families are at varying stages of readiness for returning to campus and we understand the desire for many different return options. Therefore, we remain committed to flexibility. Our plan is built on current data, outbreak trends in our own community and locally, and our ability to practice safety measures across our school population.
Our goal is to apply all policies and practices that will mitigate the risk of community spread of COVID-19. We must all do our part.
To that end, we have a few checklist items for you to complete as we prepare for the fall. Please see the list below and contact us if you have any questions:
- Spend time as a family reviewing our Mustangs (re)Unite webpage
- Fill out this form to indicate your plans for your child's return in the fall. Note: Your child's schedule (MS and US) or classroom assignment (LS) will not be available until this step is completed.
- Also included in this form is transportation information for those families who indicated bus ridership during enrollment.
- Complete the required return-to-school forms in Magnus Health that will be delivered via email during the week of August 3.
- Attend a divisional webinar:
- As you are able, obtain and practice wearing face coverings in accordance with the Governor's mandate. More information on face coverings at school can be found on our website.
Our ability to return to school is directly linked to our county’s indicators regarding COVID positive cases. We ask you and our students to practice all safety measures including limiting public activities, masking, hand-washing, and physical distancing. Any risks our students take outside our school will be brought onto our campus.
At this time, we are actively planning for additional webinars, including a Q&A with our consulting physician Dr. Paul Anderson, for our families to learn more about the information on our website. We will continue to provide information and opportunities to connect in the days leading up to the start of our year.
Thank you for your partnership and feedback as we've worked together throughout the summer.
With Mustang Pride,
Natalia Rico Hernández, Ed.D.
Head of School