Eaglebrook Announces Plans for Fall 2020

Head of School Andrew C. Chase announced plans prioritizing the health and safety of the entire Eaglebrook community for students to return to campus for the 2020-2021 school year today. Find the plan with a comprehensive list of FAQs by visiting www.eaglebrook.org/backtoEBS

Read the message to Eaglebrook families from Head of School Andrew C. Chase: 

Dear Eaglebrook Families,

As I look out from the Lodge down to our Academic Center, I am imagining a school filled with your children.
We appreciate your patience and understanding while we worked out our plans for a safe return to on-campus life at Eaglebrook this September. To ensure the safety of your children and our entire community, we have explored and analyzed a wide variety of models for teaching and learning. Our plans include the directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Although cases have surged across the United States in recent weeks, here in Massachusetts, we are entering Phase 3 of the state’s four-phase reopening plan. Eaglebrook, located in rural Western Massachusetts, is in an area of the state that has the lowest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Our 750-acre campus provides a natural setting for outdoor activities on its fields, its miles of running and biking trails, and the nearby Deerfield River. 
Our Back to Eaglebrook plan for opening school covers all aspects of school life. You will have questions, and we know it’s impossible to remove every possibility for infection. Our plan is designed to lessen risks and provide active learning in classes, electives, and athletics for all of our students. Although the fall will present new procedures for students to follow, their understanding and willingness to commit in full will allow teachers, coaches, and advisors to provide for them the expected Eaglebrook education.
Join Rachel, me, and key members of our administrative team at Connect with Eaglebrook on Thursday, July 16, at 7:00 p.m. We will discuss opening plans, safety precautions, and student participation. If you have specific concerns or questions, send them to my assistant, Sharon Calvo, at sharon.calvo@eaglebrook.org. Here is the link to the session: https://eaglebrook.zoom.us/j/99971611951?pwd=L2tEOW16NkJVeE90RXJPeXJEa1NVQT09

Stay safe during the summer days ahead. We encourage your children to join Summer Connections and Summer Welcome. These programs will help them understand the changes to our daily life at school this fall. On-campus, we continue to prepare for their return. Please reach out to me at any time as it is great to hear from so many of you.
Andrew C. Chase
Head of School
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