Return to Campus 2021-2022
The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic in late 2019 and its global spread through early 2020 forced Wyndcroft, like other schools around the world, to reevaluate nearly every aspect of its educational practices. During the 2020-2021 school year, teachers, staff, parents, and students demonstrated great flexibility in adapting to a new way of life on the Wyndcroft campus.
At the close of the 2020-2021 school year, it seemed that we would be able to return to “normal” soon. However, this summer variants of the virus have emerged and as such, our protocols are updated accordingly.
As we look forward to the 2021-2022 school year, we incorporate what we learned last year and add updated guidelines to create a plan that brings us back to campus again while keeping everyone as safe as possible.
A Pandemic Task Force (PTF) was formed to guide our school’s reopening plans using the recommendations from the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH), the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to guide decisions.
The 2021-2022 reopening plan is based on:
- reducing the risk of contracting and spreading infection within our school community
- being inclusive and having equal respect for all persons in our school community
- our experience in mitigating infection rates last school year while remaining open
The Pandemic Task Force will remain vigilant in reviewing public health conditions and adjust our school operations as needed.
We are using the following five principles to guide our return to campus planning for the 2021-2022 school year:
School Health and Safety Measures
The health and safety of our community are Wyndcroft’s highest priorities. The following is a list of safety measures that we will put in place at the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
- Consistent and Correct Mask Usage
- Physical Distancing
- Hand Hygiene
- Cleaning and Disinfection
- Health Screening and Testing
- Quarantine and Contact Tracing
- Lunch and Snack
- Other Safe Classroom Practices
- Self-Care and Well-Being
- Field Trips
- Large Group Gatherings
- Recess and Outdoor Play
- Extra Curricular Activities
- Remote Learning
The Important Role of Families
Families play a vital role in maintaining safety on campus. The number one safety measure is to keep a child home if they are sick. We want to work with families to support their child’s adherence to safety measures while they are on campus as well as at home.
As a community that prioritizes health and safety, we must all do our part to adhere to state health recommendations and regulations to control transmission and potential future outbreaks. Moreover, there may be times when we ask families to comply with broader safety measures and we greatly appreciate your cooperation in this regard.
All members of the Wyndcroft community have a responsibility to prevent the spread of illness to keep students and staff safe. By enrolling your child at Wyndcroft, you agree to the following requirements:
Please reach out to Dr. Pernambuco-Wise or Mrs. Dunn at any time if you have questions about our plans for the 2021-2022 school year. We can't wait to see you! We look forward to our entire community returning to campus on September 8 for the first day of classes.
The Wyndcroft School Mission Statement
The Wyndcroft School provides a dynamic and foundational education developing the whole child. In a supportive community, the school fosters creativity, integrity, determination, love of learning and respect for others. Our students become confident, self-advocating learners and leaders.