Keeping The Hall Healthy

"It is my expectation that we will open school on August 12 with all enrolled students on campus, and I anticipate that we will continue to work on campus unless and until federal, state, or local government mandates
school closure." - Guy A. Bramble, President
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.

RISK MITIGATION TASK FORCE/HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • CO-CHAIRS

    Jenny Campbell, RN, School Nurse
    Jay Freeman, Director of Operations and Security
  • COMMITTEE

    Ron Allie, Middle School Head 
    Jan Bradford, Assistant Head of Lower School 
    Guy Bramble, Heritage Hall President 
    Craig Brown '78, Dean of Students, Middle School 
    Nick Carter, Head of School 
    Keith Cassell, Upper School Head 
    Steve Chard '88, Dean of Students, Upper School 
    Jennifer Ephraim, HR Coordinator 
    Jay Ferguson '96, Director of Performing Arts 
    Chris Gfeller, Athletic Director 
    Betsy Horn, Lower School Head 
    Genifer Ring, Vice-President 
    Dylan Sullivan, Assistant Athletic Director
  • ADVISORS

    Hilary Allen, JD, Board President 
    Tom Blalock, JD 
    Bill Bondurant '84, MD 
    Justin Brown, Director, Dept. of Human Services 
    Noel Williams, MD
  • IMPLEMENTERS

    Roger Bates, Maintenance 
    Sgt. David Baxter, Security 
    Lucy Ratliff Ehret '05, RN, School Nurse 
    Mallery Gannaway, Athletic Trainer 
    Jeff Gibson, Director of Technology 
    Van Ho, Cleaning Service 
    Samantha Kobs, Upper School Counselor 
    Nina McPherson, Middle School Counselor 
    Allison Morris, Lower School Counselor 
    Derek Nettle, Venue Catering/Food Service 
    Lauren Roth, Director of Marketing 
    Ami Steelman, Director of Academic Technology 
    Audra Wilson, Director of Communications