Fall 2020 Reopen Plans

We are ready to welcome our students back to the Whitby campus on August 26, 2020.

Dr. Jack Creeden Welcoming Students

Introduction

Whitby welcomed students back to campus on August 26!  We started with three half-days so students could reestablish relationships with classmates and teachers, and become familiar with changes in routines. 

Take a look at our first few days of in-person learning. You can feel the smiles and see the twinkle in our students' eyes.

Did things look different? Yes, they did. However, what's not changing is the Whitby Spirit and the entire community's dedication to continuity of learning and meeting the social-emotional needs of our students, their families, faculty, and staff.

We acknowledge that there will be COVID-19 outbreaks in CT locally, regionally, or statewide that will require schools to close. We anticipate that we will be required to toggle between in-class learning and distance learning, and to that end, our planning started before the current school year ended.

Our faculty quickly developed innovative teaching skills in the distance learning environment this past spring. Each one of our faculty members, to become even more proficient, participated in at least one distance learning-related professional development course this summer. 

Will things change between now and when school opens? Possibly, but with a solid reopen plan as our foundation, we will pivot and adjust as needed.

Our Fall 2020 Reopen Plan

We invite you to read our reopening plan. The goal for the plan is to help parents better understand policies and procedures we are taking to keep the Whitby community safe and healthy, and how we will maintain continuity of learning. 

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Reopening Sneak Preview

Seeing is believing. Please join Dr. Jack Creeden, Whitby Head of School, for a sneak preview tour of what our classrooms will look like this fall.

You will get a glimpse of what a Whitby Montessori Children's House Stepping Stones class will look like, along with views of Lower School and Middle School classrooms.

 

Distance Learning

Distance Learning Sampler

In the event of a COVID-19 outbreak this school year that would require us to close our school, Whitby will transition to distance learning. 

Here are a few examples of how Whitby has transformed our Montessori and IB programs to deliver effective learning experiences across all our grade levels. Distance learning does not replicate onsite learning, but we know how to deliver high-quality instruction that is a combination of interactive, guided, and individual learning experiences.

To learn more about our reopening plans contact admissions@whitbyschool.org. or register for one of our Fall Admissions Events.


Resources 

CT Independent School Reopen Plan (May 29, 2020)

CT Public School Reopen Plan (June 29, 2020)

 

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