Based on the COVID-19 conditions, Chrysalis School began the 2020-21 school year online. As the situation changes and hopefully improves, we will look at expanding opportunities for students to join us in person.
Our decisions are influenced by communication we receive from the governor, superintendent of schools, the Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and our participation in a task force for independent schools.
We will continue to provide a strong academic program that is predictable, poses the least risk to our students and staff, avoids the disruption of going back and forth between in-person and online learning, and keeps everyone connected and learning.
We are focused on both the feasibility of opening within health guidelines and the benefit it brings to students and their learning. As health guidelines change, we will consider how to bring students into school in worthwhile, age-appropriate ways.
The social-emotional health of our students is a priority for both online and in-person opportunities. We will meet student needs for social interaction as best we can throughout the year while ensuring that our activities are developmentally appropriate.
When we return for in-person learning, our focus will be on creating positive, meaningful experiences for students.
We have invested in technology, training, and resources over the summer to support a successful online program and allow our teachers sufficient time to prepare for the fall.