COVID-19 UPDATES

 
CLASSES TO BEGIN THURSDAY, AUGUST 20

When The Lexington School re-opens on August 20, we will continue to deliver the high-quality academics that The Lexington School is known for, create a healthy-at-school experience that will benefit all of our children socially and emotionally, and ensure the utmost care for all members of our community. At this time, we are planning to follow an adjusted school calendar for 2020-21.

FLEXIBILITY IS ESSENTIAL: THIS IS A FLUID INFORMATION SITE

All protocols listed on these web pages are based on current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Kentucky Department of Education, along with community healthcare professionals such as pediatricians, infectious disease specialists, and public health workers. As federal and state guidelines change, so will the protocols at The Lexington School. We will continue to follow what the science and authorities suggest for the health and safety of our community. We will communicate any and all changes with you as they occur.

Additionally, we appreciate the flexibility and understanding of our TLS community as we forge new territory. We are embracing all change this year as an opportunity to safely grow and learn together.
 
COMMUNICATION FROM HEAD OF SCHOOL, Una MacCarthy

Dear Friends and Families,
 
This summer, we assembled workgroups to thoughtfully design a Healthy at TLS plan. This team of teachers, administrators, and staff approached the task with lots of creativity and a strong desire to provide a child-friendly environment that also keeps every child and adult on campus as safe and healthy as possible.
 
COVID-19 has helped us rethink everything this year. We have changed the layouts of classrooms, the sizes and names of classes to cohorts, crews, and families. We’ve adjusted our schoolwide calendar and our daily schedules. It’s a lot of change that has come from thoughtful discussions and planning.

One thing we know for certain is that there will be more change along the way, so we have adjusted our mindsets too. We are open and flexible to whatever we need to do to keep our teachers and students safe and learning, and we are excited about the growth opportunities that are here for us now and in our near and distant futures. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as together we forge a new path and a positive year of growth for everyone. 
 
This COVID-19 Updates and Protocols website communicates our plan to date. Some of the more detailed information is accessible for parents through the TLS login, so be sure to click the orange button for more information about your specific child’s academic program. This COVID-19 Updates and Protocols website is fluid. As state and federal guidelines change, so will The Lexington School. We will notify you by email of any immediate changes, and we will keep this site current as a consistent resource for you. 

The Lexington School benefits from a large campus and small class sizes. This has helped us to follow the state and federal guidelines for reopening schools. Even with the significant changes we have made to the campus and programs, we understand that some families remain nervous about COVID exposure. 

The Lexington School is offering a TLS Hybrid Program for families who opt for off-campus learning. For families who choose the TLS Hybrid option, in order to optimize the experience for your students, we ask that you commit to a “quarter” at a time (August 20-October 7). We will offer this option all year long. 

We know you will have questions, and we want to hear from you. Please contact your Division Head or teacher with specific questions, and feel free to email us here with general questions or concerns. 

TLS faculty and staff have been working all summer to be able to reopen campus and welcome your children back. I am grateful for every member of this community. We are so fortunate to have such a professional group of educators at this school. 

Lastly, I’d like to thank all of you for your patience and understanding this summer as we plan, and for your flexibility during this 2020-2021 school year as we work to keep our students and teachers healthy, safe, and happily engaged in learning.
 
Proud to be a TLSer,
Una
 
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