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Return to School Plans

Return to School Plans

Head of School Darryl J. Ford announced a phased reopening for the 2020-21 school year that will bring students and teachers onto campus for orientation the week of August 31 and then gradually back for in-person classes.

School will open on Sept. 8 with most grades in distance learning; grades pre-K to 2 will have the option to come to campus for in-person instruction. Grades 3, 4 and 5 will have the option for in-person learning beginning Sept. 21, 22 and 23 respectively.

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, Penn Charter's phased opening will be complete: Middle School students will begin in-person learning that week, and the Upper School will begin alternating weeks with half the student body on campus for a week, and the other half at home in distance learning.

Families will have the option to choose 100 percent distance learning as well.

Details about reopening, health and safety protocols, facilities expansion and faculty professional development.

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