Before we opened school on August 18 th , COVID-19 numbers were climbing in St. Louis County and City. As we put the final touches on mitigation strategies a few days prior to the start of school, internally I hoped that the faculty would get at least a month of in-person instruction with their children. I felt it was important to have four weeks to get to know these children as learners and bond with them to build trust before going to a virtual learning environment.
We are beginning our seventh week of school, and while we have had a few bumps in the road, we have been on campus every single day and plan to do so moving forward.
As we move into October, medical professionals, both nationally and locally, are predicting a harsh flu season. While I will not require that all students, families, and personnel get flu shots, I highly recommend it with the counsel of... [ Continue Reading ]