COVID-19

We look forward to welcoming students back on Monday, Aug. 24th. To provide a student experience that is both physically safe and pedagogically sound, our planning prioritizes the following considerations:

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HEALTH
Protecting the physical and mental health of our extended community through new health protocols and daily screenings, facility and technology upgrades, and carefully planned community activities

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FLEXIBILITY
Maximizing teaching flexibility so that we can toggle seamlessly between in-person and remote learning in response to a rapidly changing health environment

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

Desks are spaced six feet apart per social distancing protocol.

The Year Ahead

Our planning anticipates ongoing changes in the health of our school and community. We aim to be able to shift the mode of learning and the amount of in-person learning versus remote learning dependent on the health situation we face at a given moment.

We will start the school year carefully with limited in-person experiences on our campuses to get used to the new protocols and understand the new ways in which school life will work. Our focus will be on community-building and relationships as we believe that these personal connections will give us a supportive foundation for our work together.

We anticipate engaging in remote learning at various points throughout the year. We will close the school and conduct lessons remotely if the number of infections on campus spikes and/or we receive directives to close from state and local officials. Remote learning is likely when the flu season begins and it is too cold to hold classes and activities outdoors. 

This section of Riverdale’s website details our plan for the 2020-21 school year. We will continue to update this information as the situation changes. If you have questions or concerns that aren’t addressed on these pages, please contact communications@riverdale.edu.