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Coronavirus Response & Resources

LATEST UPDATES:

  • Welcome back! Check out our Remote Learning web page for tips and tutorials. 

  • We have put together at-home resources for you and your family on our Extra Resources for Parents page!

  • Our Spring Open House, Global Faire & Art Show have been cancelled.
     
  • Have a question? Call us between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, or email office@laurenceschool.com. At this time, there is no physical access to campus.

Laurence School has created this area on our website to provide updated information about our plans to the entire community, as well as helpful links to learning resources for you and your family.

The health and safety of your family is and always will be our highest priority. We are in constant contact with medical professionals, infectious disease experts, and emergency room first responders. Additionally, our task force includes several doctors and medical professionals from the Laurence community. Please keep this page bookmarked and available, as it will be updated regularly with new information. We will also continue to provide our community with updates via email.

 


 

Remote Learning

We have established division and grade-level appropriate expectations for how we implement remote, online learning in order to maximize the connections of students and teachers. We have created a website page to provide you and your family with the online resources you will need for remote learning, including training videos. 

Remote Learning Resources, Links, Online Training

Please keep an eye out for specific information from your child's division director and teachers about specific learning plans

 


 

Communications

March 26, 2020

Our lives have changed dramatically over the past two weeks, and I am consistently inspired by the response from our school community. While this is certainly not the spring break any of us had envisioned for ourselves, I am truly grateful for the strength and cohesiveness of this special Laurence family.

As I mentioned in my previous communication, we will continue with our distance learning program when we return from Spring Break on April 13th. As the news and directives surrounding COVID-19 are constantly evolving, we have not yet made a decision about whether we will return to in-person learning before the end of the school year. We will proceed with our remote learning model and I will continue to communicate our plans for the rest of the school year as decisions are made. We are engaging in long-range planning, reassessing and looking at the possibility of postponing (rather than cancelling) various upcoming school events.

Read more about March 26, 2020
March 16, 2020

We hope that you are doing well and staying healthy. As we work to keep everyone in our community safe, we are also doing our best to keep Laurence functioning as normally as possible, to ensure that student learning continues to be supported by smooth business operations. During this time, please know that you can leave a voicemail or email anyone in our office and our administrators, just as you normally would. Read on for important links.

Read more about March 16, 2020
March 15, 2020

I hope that all of you are staying healthy and safe this weekend amid the concerns of the Coronavirus pandemic. These are extraordinary times, and I am grateful to be a part of our strong and supportive Laurence community as we navigate these uncharted waters together. As you know, our administration, faculty and tech team have been hard at work readying for remote learning beginning this Tuesday, March 17th. We understand the pressures that this puts on parents as children stay home, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for partnering with us as we embark on this process. 

In the meantime, I have been hearing from many of you with questions about how to handle this time at home and social distancing. I would like to share a few key points with you today:

Read more about March 15, 2020
March 12, 2020

Thank you for your ongoing support as we navigate this unprecedented situation. In consultation with the school's safety task force, the Administration, and the Board of Trustees, we have decided to temporarily transition from in-person learning and to activate our distance learning protocol which has been developed by our faculty and staff over the past several weeks. The school will operate in this manner until the start of spring break (through March 26th).

Read more about March 12, 2020

 

Additional Information

Activity Postponements & Cancellations

Spring camp and our May 3rd Open House & Global Faire have been cancelled. 

Our Spring Event & Auction, as well as our May Party Book events, have been postponed. We will work to reschedule these events as soon as we are able.

Social Distancing

We want to remind you that the purpose of moving to remote learning is to practice social distancing. We suggest that families give serious consideration to not holding group playdates or other group activities.  

Plan for Return to School

We are actively working on a comprehensive plan to transition back to in-person instruction.  We will be using this time to develop comprehensive necessary safeguards to manage the risk and protect our children and our community. Please be assured that we will return to campus as soon as it is practical under the circumstances.  

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