FPD announced an overview of the campus re-opening plan for the 2020-2021 school year. This document provides an outline of three different levels of wellness measures that will be in place depending on government guidelines at the start of school. In the near future, a more comprehensive plan will follow.
First and foremost, our priority is to keep each and every one of our students & TEAM FPD safe while balancing the need for community and fellowship. Over the past several months our Viking Task Force teams, faculty, staff, and administrators have taken numerous steps to prepare for re-opening. We have reviewed guidelines, consulted with local physicians, and partnered with schools locally and nationally to review best practices. Our maintenance team now has an unprecedented stock of on cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, and soap. In addition, maintenance crews have removed extra furniture to increase space in classrooms and common areas to respect social distancing. Finally, we have developed plans to best serve students and families in a range of scenarios.
We are thankful for our FPD families and appreciate your patience and prayers as we finalize plans. The health and wellness of Viking Nation will depend on complete community teamwork. I have no doubt that the Viking Nation community is up for this challenge. I encourage you to talk to your students about wellness measures and social distancing. Be particularly mindful of any new or developing symptoms, and keep your child home if he or she shows any symptoms of illness. We will work with students and families to provide for academic flexibility as we navigate the months ahead.
Over the next couple of weeks, we will provide opportunities for parents to provide input and ask questions through two on-campus and two virtual parent meetings, as well as an online comment form.
These meetings will be for you to ask questions or provide input regarding the upcoming school year.
ON-CAMPUS TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Monday, July 13 and Monday, July 20 at 6:00 p.m.
Clark Fine Arts Center
Limited to 50 people. Social Distancing Required. Face Masks Strongly Recommended.
VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Tuesday, July 14 at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 21 at 12:00 p.m.
The two virtual meetings are limited to 250 people.
Register for Tuesday, July 21
As we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, let us continue to remember that while we may not know what the future holds, we know WHO holds our future.
Dr. John Patterson
Head of School, First Presbyterian Day School