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Information and updates about COVID-19 

For the Massachusetts campus, Governor Baker has ruled that public and private schools in the state of MA are to remain closed for the remainder of this school year. However, the worldwide spread of COVID-19 is an evolving situation, and we will be updating our information in the coming days and weeks as we know more.  Please see the latest information below for both campuses.

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at The Winchendon School at this time. This includes both our New York and Massachusetts campuses.

In accordance with the latest CDC guidelines, students and employees who do not feel well, and/or who have traveled to an area designated by the CDC with a level 1, 2, or 3 advisory within the last 14 days, and/or traveled on a cruise within the last 14 days, and/or have been in contact with a person being tested for or diagnosed with COVID-19, should engage in a 14-day, voluntary self-isolation prior to returning to campus.

This page explains how The Winchendon School is working to prevent infection on campus and mitigate potential direct or indirect impacts. The Winchendon School will continue to prioritize people’s health and safety, and the school’s academic mission. Decisions will be made and actions taken with those concerns foremost in mind.

CAMPUS UPDATES MASSACHUSETTS 

 

Governor Baker has ruled that public and private schools in the state of MA are to remain closed for the remainder of this school year.
April 27, 2020

Thank you to all of you for your support and partnership as we continue on this journey together.  Students and faculty are doing a great job with a completely new delivery method, and we are proud of our students for staying focused on their work and consistent with their efforts.  Together, we are making the challenges work and are continuing to thrive as a community.  I cannot say enough about the students and faculty who put together and ran our Diversity and Inclusion Week. Thank you to all who contributed and to the community for your embrace of the activities.  If you didn’t see the videos and updates, you should check the Winchendon social media accounts or our website for the information.
We are now in what is technically our sixth week of Virtual Learning, if you count the two days at the end of what was Week 1.  For those who are doing the countdown, there are 19 class days left for our seniors and PGs, including today.  Please know that we are still planning a virtual graduation on May 23rd with the hope of a “live” commencement ceremony at some point in the summer as long as we can do so safely.  We will be in touch with more details soon.  In May we will be sending the Class of 2020 a graduation box that will include the cap and gown, the special Winch stole, any honorary cords, a senior t-shirt, and some other surprises.  We are working on yard signs, too, and will get more information to you soon.

CAMPUS UPDATES NEW YORK

 

Joint Statement From Laurie Lambert and Sean Duncan
April 20, 2020

Our communities continue to be strong, adaptable, and resilient, and we are very proud of our students, faculty, and staff for all of their efforts over the last month and a half.  We encourage students and families to reach out and be proactive if your academic needs are not being met.  We can always brainstorm solutions with parents as we continue our partnership with families and the School.  Thank you to everyone for this wonderful community and the amazing, courageous, talented, and caring people in it.
We recognize that, given ColLAB’s “off campus” nature, it is unrealistic to assume that the organizations and institutions we regularly partner with during this time will be open for business to work with our students given the state of our current health crisis. In addition, we want to use the time left in the school year to focus on wrapping up our core courses and to continue learning in essential skill and subject areas, which is critical for our students’ academic development.

 

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SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS

For previous Massachusetts campus communications click here.

For previous New York communications, click here.

EVENT UPDATES

In New York City, we've added a virtual revisit day for accepted students and their families.

April 21st
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Admissions Virtual Revisit Day for
Accepted Students

 

In Massachusetts, our Admission Revisit Days have moved online. A list of event updates is below:

March 28th
Admissions Revisit Day for
Accepted Students -
This event will be held virtually.

April 3rd
Admissions Revisit Day for
Accepted Students-
This event will be held virtually.

April 4th
ACT Testing - Postponed
June 13th and July 18th  

April 6th
Admissions Revisit Day for
Accepted Students-
This event will be held virtually.

 

GENERAL QUESTIONS AND RESOURCES

ESSENTIAL CONTACTS

 

Dual Campuses

Director of Health Services
Marypat Velasco
978-297-7916

 

Massachusetts Campus

Head of School
Laurie Lambert
978-297-7902

Dean of Teaching and Learning
Kelly Harris
978-297-7925

 

New York City Campus

Head of School
Sean Duncan
(347) 328-5622