While these changes were necessary to keep our community safe, in a perfect world, it was not how we wanted to proceed. As we went along, we have added small pieces to our school operations in ways that made sense to keep our students engaged, all with a vision to eventually bring all students back on campus five days per week.
We commend our students and colleagues for their flexibility, creativity, and effort in continuous learning and growth. The pivot to new ways of learning for our school was abrupt but a high level of instruction continued. We are also proud to say that we cared for one another and we are aware of no instances of on-campus transmission of COVID-19. That is an incredible statement and one borne from our partnerships with one another, school and home, to ensure that our students and colleagues could remain healthy.
With weather improving, the continued vaccination of our colleagues, and the easing of restrictions in Philadelphia and across the region, we can see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. We have planned for, and are eager to bring all of our students back to campus safely.
This stated, we are pleased to report that all students interested in on-campus instruction will be able to return to the Prep five days per week, starting on Monday, April 12. Students will also continue to be given the option to attend class in an all-virtual format if his parents elect for him to do so.