On September 14, we reopened our campus doors for the first time since March, kicking off a truly unprecedented school year. Many changes have been made over the past seven months, but the core of our mission remains the same: taking good care of our community.
Grace is a community where a school breaks out. We finished last school year with a sense of satisfaction that we took good care of our community while we worked and learned remotely. We tended to the needs of each other in tangible ways, among them through the creation of a Family Security Fund that assists community members facing insecurity as a result of the pandemic and that has inspired schools around the country to do the same.
Scroll down to see what safety procedures are in place for this year, to read important updates about our plans, and to watch the bi-weekly "What's Happening on Campus" video series.
Our Guiding Principles
Grace has grounded its planning for the coming year in a simple principle from which all else follows: We will take good care of one another. This pandemic is a human crisis, and Grace will lead with its values, caring for our community until we are safely through it.
That guiding principle gives rise to others that have shaped our planning:
Looking to the best of what science and medicine can teach us, we will put the health and wellness of our students at the center of our plans.
Recognizing the deep and diverse challenges members of our community may be facing, we will strive to be flexible and accommodating for our families, teachers, and staff, guided by our commitment to equity, anti-racism, and belonging.
We will deliver on the bold promises of our mission, for the work of providing an excellent education has never been more urgent and our national crises demand that schools like Grace fulfill their highest purposes.
Hand washing is mandatory for all students, faculty and staff before entering campus. Several hand washing and sanitation stations have been placed around campus and frequent hand washing is encouraged throughout the day.
The Grace Daily Health Check is an important piece of reopening our campuses safely. Each morning, families must complete the daily health check questionnaire before their child(ren) arrive to school.
Anyone who enters the building will have their temperature checked before walking through the door. If someone has a fever, they will be sent home and tested shortly after. Those with fevers must quarantine until they receive test results.