We are a school that is passionately focused on Outdoors Every Day, Authentic Learning, and Community First. At this time in our world, we have added a new priority: Safety First. For the foreseeable future, every decision we make must be guided by this commitment.
We hope you know that we remain committed to our vision, mission, and values
; and many of us are working hard through the summer to plan for the very best possible experience for our students while prioritizing safety. The reality is that our fall term, and perhaps the full year depending on the pandemic, will be different. We believe we can make the year not just a good one, but a great one.
An aspect of putting Safety First is the assumption that it is best to begin with a stricter approach to guidelines in the hopes that we will be in a position, later, to give something back, rather than take something away. We are also assuming that the adjustments we are making are temporary only. Like you, we are continually monitoring ministry and public health guidelines as they change. Our promise is to be nimble. Rest assured, the school will continue to revisit our campus, community and house programming as guidelines around pandemic safety change and more opportunities are permitted. Finally, our assumption is that our community of students and parents are partners in safety. We all want to be back on campus, every day, in a normal way, as soon as is safely possible to do so. We can get there, together.