In order to maintain physical distancing in all spaces, some areas will have capacity limits.  Students and faculty will have practice/training in maintaining these protocols.
 
Classrooms
In classrooms, we will have students masked and separated by 3 feet. For schools, the recommended physical separation for students with masks is 3 feet in all directions. By setting up classrooms with students spread out like this, we will continue to use alternative methods for large in-class group work.. 
  
Outside
We have created additional common spaces and instructional spaces outdoors to assist with physical distancing and to take advantage of the safety benefits of being outdoors. Because students will likely be spending more time outdoors, we will be asking families to send their children prepared with the clothing necessary to be outdoors to a greater degree than we have in the past.
 
Meetings 
Larger groups will gather only in large spaces that have been approved for physical distancing (theatre, chapel, gym, outdoors). Assemblies, grade level or co-curricular meetings, and faculty meetings will be modified to allow the whole community or larger group to be present and connected, albeit in a different way. 
 
Class Sizes
Cohort sizes continue to be slightly reduced in the Lower School where students are not able to be vaccinated. The degree to which they are reduced is proportional to the size of the instructional space. 
 
Limits on Visitors
Visitors will be allowed on campus by invitation only and will be required to follow all protocol such as masking and distancing. Details for events, conferences, performances, etc. will be communicated directly as needed.
 
Parents and Relatives: Having parents engaged in their child’s experience and active in the life of the school has been central to our philosophy, and, as such, we have welcomed parents on campus and in our buildings. We will continue to find creative ways to maintain that partnership, but we will have to strictly limit when and how parents (and relatives) are in the buildings. We will provide ways to have parents periodically in the buildings in limited ways, but always with expressed, prior permission from a school administrator (i.e., division directors) and in compliance with our protocols. 
 
Admission Visitors: Admissions tours of the buildings will be conducted after school hours (evenings and weekends) and will be led by the professional admission staff. Tours have been structured to reduce interactions with the physical environment, and the building will be cleaned after the admission visits. Admission visitors will also be required to follow all our protocols such as wearing masks, physical distancing, and screening for symptoms. 




This restart guide represents our best thinking, as well as that of experts at some of the top medical and educational institutions in the nation. Thank you to all of our medical advisors and peer schools for your guidance in helping to identify the specific protocols and resources referenced in this comprehensive plan.