School Year 2021-2022 Operational Plan

August 23, 2021

Dear Grace Community,

As we prepare to return to campus, our Health and Safety Task Force and Administrative Team have been reviewing and updating protocols to keep our community safe. In an effort to understand our community’s resilience, we would like to understand to what extent our parents and guardians have been vaccinated. You can confidentially share this information by responding in a survey. We appreciate your willingness to let us know your status as we continue to plan and structure the fall.

As I shared with you in May, we are returning to the protocols that worked so well last year.  You will see some small revisions to those protocols, but for the most part, we will pick up where we left off to provide maximum safety.  One big change is that we are asking parents of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 to take temperatures before departing for school in the morning. We will not ask for you to report these and we will continue to ask screening questions during arrival. We are still required by licensing to take temperatures of Preschool and Prekindergarten children upon arrival.

Please review the Return to Campus Agreement carefully and be prepared to respond if your child becomes ill or has the need to quarantine. Questions about these protocols should be directed to Jen Danish or Noelle McHugh.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school very soon!

Jen Danish
Head of School

Return to School Covid Protocols as of August 23, 2021

(Downloadable PDF)

Guiding principles

  • Protecting the health and safety of the entire Grace community: students, faculty, and parents
  • Designing for flexibility and adaptability
  • Our commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Ensuring robust learning and academics, and keeping the teacher/student relationship at the center
  • Preserving a caring community, and maintaining connections

Click the link to read the most important points about our School Year 2021-2022 Planning

At Grace, our approach to education is intensely personal: hands-on, individualized, and supportive. No matter our learning phase for the school year, we believe that preserving and strengthening relationships and connections must come first.

Healthy and Safety Task Forces and Resources

Previous School Communications and Phases

Please note: the following information is for historical reference purposes only and does not reflect the current protocols in place the for opening of the 2021-2022 school year. For the most current information, please see the "Return to School Covid Protocols as of August 23, 2021" section above or download this PDF.

Previous Phases

Past Communications