The challenge is real. Each of us takes a part in the responsibility of keeping our campus safe and free of COVID. Our students signed a Community Safety Pledge before returning to campus for the new academic year. Students are working hard in classes, in their afternoon activities, be it a sport or creative program, and in moving around on campus. We remind our students daily, the harder they work now, the more opportunities we will all have in the future.
This past weekend was our first “Open Weekend.” Local students could return home and stay within their family. In order to keep our Winchendon School community safe, students were asked to self reflect upon their weekend answering questions around our community pledge. Some students joined virtual learning until it will be safe for them to return to campus. As a School, we hold firm to our expectations, which in turn build upon our Core Values.
As a group, teens are more likely to test boundaries. As educators and a school dedicated to teen learning since 1926, we understand constant reinforcement (wear your mask over your nose, socialize within your dorm group, etc.) gives our students the best chance to have the freedom to hang out with friends, play on a team, or work with a study-buddy.
Thank you for partnering with us and helping us remain a healthy community.