“Will the St. Edmund’s Academy campus be open in the fall, or will we continue with remote learning?”
In both duration and intensity, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced unexpected levels of uncertainty and chaos into the lives of children and families. The transition to remote learning this past spring required a heroic effort from everyone involved and objectively speaking our efforts have been successful.
Yet, the responsibility now to establish longer-term plans and prepare for a variety of scenarios may be even more complex. We anticipate a future in which students may be on campus for opening day on September 1, 2020, or on campus but later than anticipated. The safe reopening of campus will require compliance with all local and federal guidelines and will entail enhanced wellness screening, facility cleaning & zoning, and community training. Additionally, following the Core Value to respect the needs and feelings of others, we anticipate a period of ongoing flexibility to accommodate children and families who may need to continue SEA@Home.