Prepare Your Family for Reopening

Students will need to learn new routines and engage in new practices for their return to campus. To help them prepare, consider practicing and discussing the following at home.

  • Encourage your child to wash their hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds at a time, and to avoid touching their face and eyes. Remind them to cough and sneeze into their elbows.

  • Make sure you have a functioning thermometer and practice the morning routine of temperature taking.

  • Practice putting on and taking off a mask and wearing a mask for longer periods of time.

  • Maintain 6 feet of separation, especially in public.

  • Share with your children that socialization with their peers and teachers will look and feel different at first. In addition to mask-wearing, there will be no hugs, handshakes or high fives.

Debbie Foley, Coordinator of Health Services

Health Guidelines

A comprehensive health and safety plan and protocols continues to be developed and will be released to families in the next several weeks.

Upper School athletes who previously expressed an interest will participate in a pilot program for a return to athletics in advance of the fall sports season. 

Review the Pilot Program Plan


Screen, Clean and Six Feet In-Between


  • Parents are asked to monitor their child's temperature before arriving each day.
  • Visitors will be screened and monitored upon arrival on campus
  • Pledge to stay home if you are sick and avoid sick people when possible.


  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds or use at least 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable.  
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or your elbow and then wash your hands.

  • Masks are required for students, faculty and staff at all times on campus, per the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia mandates.

Six Feet In-Between

  • Being on campus will require physical distancing.
  • Put distance between yourself and other non-immediate family members — at least six feet.