Glenmary School Transitioning to Online Learning
Posted: November 5, 2020
To the Parents and Guardians of Glenmary School,
Further to our letters to parents and guardians sent Sunday, November 1st and Monday, November 2nd, we are making another change to our education delivery model. In response to 4 additional confirmed cases, effective Friday, November 6th, all classes will transition to online learning, and in person classes will resume on Monday, November 16th. We previously announced that only senior high students were transitioning to online learning, and this change will transition the whole school online temporarily.
IMPORTANT: Due to the late hour of this announcement, contacting all close contacts is not possible. We are asking all junior high students to self-isolate until 12:00 p.m. tomorrow Friday, November 6th. Administration will be calling the families of all students who are close contacts of a positive case. If you do not receive a phone call by 12:00 p.m., then your child is not required to isolate.
We feel that transitioning our school to online learning is the best path forward to ensure education can continue for all students. Additionally, as students and staff continue to receive COVID19 test results, we anticipate the possibility of additional positive tests being reported. This temporary transition will allow staff and students to complete their required isolation at home, and would allow students to continue their learning online with their regular teachers. Furthermore, if additional positive cases are discovered, there will be no further interruptions to the delivery of education.
We encourage all parents and guardians of students who test positive to report their test results to our school as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com. That email address is monitored on a regular basis, including evenings and weekends, and all emails will remain confidential.
All junior high students will be contacted by their teacher to begin at-home learning. The delivery methods for at-home learning will be at the discretion of each individual teacher. Additionally, Chromebooks are available for at-home learners upon request. To submit your request, please fill out this Google Form. To obtain your child’s belongings, please call the school. Staff members will be at the school to ensure families can pick up their belongings and/or Chromebooks. We require a minimum of one hour of notice before their items can be picked up.
Thank you to our school community for your outstanding flexibility and support. We remain committed to transparency, and keep the health and safety of students and staff as our first priority.
Stay healthy and safe,
Betty Turpin, Superintendent and David Amiot, Principal of Glenmary School