Maintaining Health & Safety 2020-21: Returning and In-School Guidelines
As we proceed with classes, we remain vigilant about our health and safety protocols so that faculty can teach with confidence, staff can work safely, and our students can continue to learn and flourish. To that end, we have updated our COVID-19 testing protocol such that after our Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks, we will require all faculty, staff, and students (K-12) to submit a negative test before returning to School for in-person learning.
Holiday Calendars and Schedules
Please click below to see the calendars, including holidays, partial school days, and schedules for returning to school after holidays.
For more holiday schedules by role, faculty and staff may log in to MyDwight and navigate to the Faculty Portal resource board.
Ongoing COVID-19 Testing
Ongoing COVID-19 testing is an enormously important part of our safety protocols. To keep our community safe, faculty and staff will undergo mandatory testing on a weekly basis. Students in grades 1-12 will be tested every two weeks. Preschool and kindergarten students will participate in saliva pool testing once every three weeks — this means that over a three-week period the entire Riverside Campus will be tested.
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Have questions or need support?
Should Dwight community members have specific questions that are not addressed here, please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activities and Service Opportunities
How can I support my child emotionally during this time?
- Supporting Families During COVID-19 (Child Mind Institute)
- Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource (National Association of School Psychologists)
- Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (SAMHSA.gov)
- Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)
- How to talk to children about difficult news (American Psychological Association)
- Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events (healthychildren.org)
- International School Counselor Association (ISCA) Parent Resource
- BrainPop Video – Coronavirus
- 5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus (New York Times)
- A Curious Guide for Courageous Kids
If you need to talk to someone right away:
- The U.S. has a 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255