When 2020 began, no one could have anticipated the sudden and extensive changes that could come with a worldwide pandemic. Since March, the Heritage Hall community has risen to every challenge, completing the school year remotely and staying connected virtually. As Heritage Hall President Guy Bramble stated in his May 28 message to the school community, “Even in the midst of adversity, I can say with pride: there has never been a better time to be a Charger!”
As we look ahead to SY2020-21, it is with a deep desire to re-engage as fully as possible in the complete Heritage Hall experience – our Plan A is to open the campus on August 12 with on-site classes. With that in mind, our risk mitigation task force has been exploring best practices that would facilitate the relatively safe operation of our educational programs in a post-coronavirus environment.
Led by our school nurse, Jenny Campbell, RN, and director of campus operations and security, Jay Freeman, our task force has developed protocols informed by a consortium of over 100 independent schools and a team of physicians. This web page reflects their good work to date, but it also represents an ongoing, adjustable roadmap – one that will allow us to regain as much normalcy as possible while optimizing the safe reopening of our school. The plan will evolve according to data indicators and health and government guidelines.
These strategies will require the commitment and contributions of every member of the Heritage Hall community as together we seek to ensure the safety of everyone on our campus.