Be Prepared: Fall Reopening Plan 2020

At the mid-point of an incomparable summer, we continue to plan for a fall that will be unlike any other. Our process has reached a critical point where the research, planning, evaluation, and assessment have started to turn into substantive plans that place community health and safety at the fore alongside the preservation of our mission to inspire and challenge. What you will find in this update is evidence of Belmont Day’s commitment to both. You will also find movement from the pivotal question—What are we going to do?—to the equally critical one—How are we going to do it?

As you read the plan, consider it along a spectrum of possibilities. In every iteration of the design work, we plan and hope for the best case of an onsite experience for our students and teachers. However, it is our responsibility to be prudent as well. There will be times when we must be offsite and when we find ourselves somewhere in between. In this update of our work, there is evidence of a community’s diligence in preparing to deliver our best no matter the format or phase. Flexibility will be the key to our success.

With each summer day that passes, we move closer to realizing the experience that will serve as evidence of the diligence and excellence that marks Belmont Day and we will navigate this uncharted path together.

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Planning Leadership Team
Important principles inform and guide our work.

A Planning Mindset

Important principles inform and guide our work.

Guiding Principles and Goals

Community Forum Recordings

Listen to Head of School Brendan Largay describe the latest planning for the 2020-21 school year.

COMMUNITY FORUM I, JULY 8

COMMUNITY FORUM II, JULY 22

LOWER SCHOOL FORUM, AUGUST 17

MIDDLE SCHOOL FORUM, AUGUST 18

COMMUNITY COMPACT & TESTING FORUM, AUGUST 31