COVID-19

Students in Riverdale's summer astronomy program observe sunspots through a telescope set up on the Hill Campus and fitted with a solar filter.
Students in Riverdale’s summer astronomy program observe sunspots through a telescope set up on the Hill Campus and fitted with a solar filter.

To provide a student experience that is both physically safe and pedagogically sound, our planning for the 2021-2022 school year will continue to prioritize the following considerations:

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HEALTH
Protecting the physical and mental health of our extended community through health protocols and carefully planned community activities

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FLEXIBILITY
Maximizing teaching flexibility so that we can respond quickly and smoothly to rapid changes in our health environment

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LEARNING
Providing an equitable and consistent learning experience that sets the gold standard for education in these times


2021-2022 School Year

We are experiencing a closer-to-normal school year.

To ensure this, all employees and all eligible students (with allowances for certain medical exemptions) are either fully vaccinated or must be fully vaccinated by the date they return to school following Winter Break. Our school policy is in alignment with guidance from federal, state, and local health agencies.

Our health protocols continue to be guided by federal, state, and local requirements and we will make adjustments as needed. Current CDC guidelines recommend that all students (age 2 and older), staff, teachers, and visitors to K-12 schools wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. We continue to conduct surveillance testing and plan to continue throughout the school year.