Throughout our remote start this fall, we have continued to prepare for some in-person instruction. We have also been monitoring conditions in the local community and learning from other schools that have operated in-person in some capacity for the past few weeks. At this time, we are planning to offer opportunities for in-person instruction based on grade. These in-person days will allow students to connect with their teachers and each other, and will give students the opportunity to change their academic environment. All students have the option to remain remote from home for these in-person days of instruction.

Our plan is modest at this time, and we intend to continue to move slowly. Our medical and mental health advisors have counseled that even a small dose of in-person activity can pay out big well-being benefits for our students.

At this time, our plan for limited in-person instruction in October and November includes:

  • Two cycles of two consecutive school days of in-person learning for each grade (four days total for each student through October and November)
  • Reimagined classroom spaces for increased distance and airflow
  • Robust community expectations around behaviors that allow us to gather in-person
  • Emphasis on building relationships across our community
  • Continued remote and thoughtfully designed instruction for all academic classes
  • Supervised space available for middle school students to work on campus (if needed)
  • Robust communication and student care provisions
  • Continued in-person opportunities for athletic and extracurricular activities (as permitted)
  • Vigilant reflection and reassessment to shift course to best serve our community as conditions continue to change

Greenhills is committed to reevaluating our model as the school year progresses. We will continue to follow guidance from medical advisors, public health experts, NAIS, and Michigan’s Safe Schools Roadmap as we make these important decisions that have far-reaching impacts on the health and safety of our community.

REMOTE COURSEWORK WITH LIMITED IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION

Calendar & Schedule
Each grade will be given the opportunity to return to the building for two academic days at a time. We will cycle through all the grades, starting with sixth grade on October 8. After our first full cycle, we will go fully remote for three days to attend to the end of the marking period and revise our best practices. Then we will cycle through the grades again in November. We plan to be fully remote from November 23 through Winter Break.

Our daily schedule will remain the same for students who are in-person and students who are remote. Classes will meet every other day, starting at 8:30am and ending at 3:15pm. There is a gap between morning and afternoon classes to allow for community meetings and an extended lunch.

Course Design
We have worked hard to design both curriculum and instruction for a flexible learning landscape. Part of that flexible landscape includes teaching students in the same course both in-person and remotely—this will be the case should a course have students from more than one grade level enrolled or if a course has students who choose to remain remote. Our faculty have been considering this possibility and engaged in professional development and thoughtful discussion about how to approach these facets of the flexible learning landscape. As always, we approach course design with intentionality and a commitment to these core values: belonging, agency, engagement, empathy, and joy.

Clubs, Activities, and Affinity Groups
Clubs, activities, and affinity groups that occur during the school day will remain remote at this time. There is a chance that students will not be able to attend meetings during the days when they are in-person. Faculty sponsors will work to connect with students should they need to miss a meeting to do in-person attendance.

Supervised Work Space
We will continue to offer Supervised Academic Study Hall (SASH) for middle school students who require it. SASH can only accommodate those families that absolutely need the assistance: parents and caregivers who have no other family member available to supervise a child during the day; and parents and caregivers who are at risk of losing their jobs if they stay home to supervise a child. Please email academicoffice@greenhillsschool.org if you require your student to attend their remote weeks from school in a campus study hall.

 

NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES

Mitigating Risk On Campus
We continue to follow the on-going guidance from the CDC, WHO, and local medical experts on the best ways to reduce exposure to COVID-19. Part of this work requires that our entire school population help us to create a community of care.

There are also several practices we are putting in place school-wide along with some physical shifts to the building that will all serve to mitigate risk. Specific mitigation strategies when individuals are on campus may include, but are not limited to:

Practices and Procedures

  • Everyone is required to wear a mask throughout their time on Greenhills campus—both indoors and outdoors. The only exceptions are if an individual is actively eating/drinking in a designated space or if an individual is by themself behind a closed door.
  • Everyone should work to maintain six feet of distance between all individuals. For class meetings, students will have assigned seats that are at least 6 feet apart from one another.
  • Everyone will be asked to complete a health screening if they plan to come to campus and should not come to Greenhills if they fail the health screening, which will ask individuals to identify if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or if they feel unwell in any way.
  • Everyone will follow a regular schedule of hand washing or using hand sanitizer throughout the day. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout campus to ensure easy access.
  • Faculty will clean hard work surfaces and teaching spaces before and after use, with assistance from staff. Disinfectant spray will be available for frequent use.
  • Daily cleaning practices are compliant with local requirements and CDC recommendations, including the types of cleaning products used and the frequency of cleaning. Special attention is paid to the cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the day.

Changes to our Physical Space

  • Over the summer, we:

    • performed an audit of our spaces to verify that we had proper ventilation.
    • replaced all of the filters with high-grade MERV 13 filters.
    • added 15 commercial-grade HEPA filter machines (Austin Air HealthMate medical-grade air purifier) throughout the building to implement a higher level of air filtration
    • serviced all HVAC systems in the building to make sure they are working efficiently and at current recommended levels.
    • worked with our facilities crew to develop systems for cleaning our spaces thoroughly and efficiently.
  • This fall, as we imagined our return to in-person learning, we:
    • identified the teaching spaces that allow for maximum distance between individuals and airflow.
    • considered traffic patterns throughout the school that would lessen contact.
    • decided not to use cubbies and lockers at this time.
    • audited spaces and placed signage that clearly notes maximum occupancy.
    • installed six-foot markers throughout the school.

Plum Food Service and Lunch
Plum will provide grab-and-go lunch options; self-serve options will not be available. Students will be oriented to the lunch procedure at school. Everyone should wash or sanitize their hands prior to and following lunch.

  • Individuals will queue for lunch service at a safe distance.
  • Tented outdoor spaces with tables, the dining room, and designated spaces in the building will serve as eating areas.
  • There will be no sharing of food or eating/drinking utensils.
  • Eating surfaces will be cleaned with a disinfectant at the end of each lunch service.
  • Masks can only be removed while eating and drinking.

Responding to Concerns about Potential Exposures and Symptoms of COVID 19
We have created a new email group to receive reports of positive test cases, new symptoms, potential exposures, concerns, and questions regarding COVID 19, with particular attention toward students and employees in the building and on campus.

If you wish to report a positive test result or exposure or ask a question about an exposure, please write to covid-coordinators@greenhillsschool.org. If you have an emergent issue, please call the School’s main number, 734.769.4010.

The people who receive and respond to emails to covid-coordinators@greenhillsschool.org include Quincy McLaughlin (Associate Head of School/Head of Upper School), Caroline Huntoon (Head of Middle School), Lisa Hogan (Covid Coordinator), Stephanie Bentley (Administrative Coordinator), and Ken Geremia (Operations/Emergency Planning). When and if a report requires a community notification of any kind regarding COVID-19, we won't identify the reporter or the individual identified as experiencing new symptoms, an exposure, or a positive test result.

Greenhills Families are still asked to send news of absences for all students (in-person and remote) for any reason to attendance@greenhillsschool.org.

Responding to Cases of COVID-19 in the Greenhills School Community
The School’s Covid Coordinators meet weekly with Washtenaw County Health Department specialists in a dedicated meeting for schools, and will continue to follow the guidance from public health officials regarding our response to cases in our school and local community. In these weekly meetings we review current local case data, any updates regarding Interim Guidance for schools, discuss school case reporting and coordination, ask questions, and seek guidance.

If a student or staff member believes they have COVID-19 symptoms (including fever, cough, nasal congestion or runny nose, sore throat, body aches, headache, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath), they should stay home from school to monitor symptoms, follow up with their healthcare provider, and notify the school by writing to covid-coordinators@greenhillsschool.org. That healthcare provider may recommend a COVID-19 test or period of isolation.

If a student or employee reports a confirmed case of COVID-19 (by writing to covid-coordinators@greenhillsschool.org), Greenhills will collect the contact information for any close contacts of the affected individual, as required by public health authorities. Should a positive case of COVID-19 be identified, we will notify the local public health department and follow all directions for further notices and contact tracing. The Washtenaw County Health Department is charged to conduct contact tracing and we will make classroom rosters and other data obtained available to them when needed, and their efforts will be supported by our school. The Washtenaw County Health Department is also charged to direct the Greenhill’s responses to individual or multiple positive cases. Though the guidelines for determining when a COVID-19-infected person is able to return to school or work continue to evolve, at present students or employees who test positive, or who are deemed a close contact with someone who tests positive, should expect to be required to quarantine for 14 days. All community members will be notified of confirmed positive cases, though privacy rules preclude the naming of sick people.

A "Close contact" is s person who has spent at least 15 minutes with someone that has COVID-19 and were at least six feet apart during that time with or without a mask or a person sharing a household with or directly caring for a person having a confirmed positive case of COVID-19. WCHD will take the lead with all contact tracing, though schools may be asked to assist with gathering a list of potential contacts. WCHD will contact people directly if they test positive for COVID-19. They will also be in touch if they’ve found through case investigations that someone has been in close contact with someone who’s tested positive for COVID-19. (“Close contact” is considered within six feet for 15-plus minutes.) You can find more about contact tracing here. At this time, WCHD recommends that all close contacts quarantine and monitor symptoms for 14 days from last exposure to a person having a confirmed positive case of COVID-19. In some circumstances, quarantine recommendations may extend beyond 14 days.

Parents and students are expected to assist the School in fulfilling responsibilities to help local health departments in contract tracing.

At this time, WCHD recommends that all close contacts quarantine and monitor symptoms for 14 days from last exposure to a person having a confirmed positive case of COVID-19. In some circumstances, quarantine recommendations may extend beyond 14 days.

If Students or Staff Become Sick While on Campus
If anyone on campus becomes sick or develops symptoms listed above, they must depart campus as soon as possible. Until that time, the symptomatic individual will continue to wear a mask and remain in a supervised isolation room near the front of the school, with a designated separate entrance and exit. Parents/guardians/emergency contacts should be prepared to pick up the student as quickly as possible in the case of illness during school day. Students and staff that have COVID-19 symptoms and are sent home should remain at home until they receive a negative COVID-19 test, until the isolation period has passed as indicated by the CDC, or until their health care provider determines they can return to in-person activities. Students and their families will be responsible for communicating with the student’s health care provider as well as all necessary Greenhills staff members.

 

WHAT COMES NEXT?

Flexibility and Revision
Greenhills is committed to reevaluating our model as the school year continues, including any time Michigan shifts to a new phase in the Michigan Safe Start Plan. We will continue to follow guidance from medical advisors, public health experts, NAIS, and Michigan’s Safe Schools Roadmap as we make these important decisions.

Details and Information
We are refining our protocols and practices. As we finalize those components, we will be sending emails to our families. In particular, look for communications that:

  • Ask you to specify whether you student plans to attend in-person days or stay fully remote
  • Clearly describe protocols for arrival, dismissal, and lunch, including how to use our health screening tool, SchoolPass
  • Offer opportunities for you to ask questions

Possible Changes
This plan outlines how we will return to in-person instruction. However, should circumstances require it, there is always a possibility we will need to move back to fully remote instruction.

Building Community
School is social, and we know that our student’s well-being relies on the connections they make at Greenhills. We are developing programming and practices to intentionally cultivate community. They are rooted in the following ideas:

  • BelongingBelonging fosters well-being. Students’ individual differences are acknowledged and appreciated by teachers and peers. A shared sense of purpose drives every interaction. Students think and talk collaboratively as they reflect on how their learning relates to the bigger picture. They feel safe enough to share more of who they are with each other. Self-care and authentic sharing are modeled, and different perspectives are embraced and supported. Greenhills is proactively committed to being a community that centers Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Cultivating belonging is key to that work.
  • ResponsibilityStudent responsibility is an essential aspect of healthy development. In the flexible learning landscape, discomfort is validated and normalized. Students are empowered to identify challenges and brainstorm solutions. They learn to put new experiences in perspective and, with scaffolded and developmentally appropriate support of their community, work to develop self-efficacy and advocacy. Students take responsibility for both the intent and impact of their actions, maintain the dignity of their community members, and adopt a growth mindset.
  • StabilityStability maintains students’ sense of safety, while reducing cognitive load. Routines that can be adapted to the in-person and remote contexts are established and sustained. Faculty, staff, and administration prioritize reliability through consistent messaging and regular communication. Students can anticipate how, when, and where they receive and consume information.

Staying in Touch
Regular and reliable communication is paramount as we return to school. Keep an eye out for the following communications:

  • Monthly Community-Wide Chats
    The school will put out a series of monthly YouTube live events—prerecorded—for current Greenhills students and families to replace all-school assemblies and create space for sharing school-wide rituals like convocation, student performances, and Greenstock.
  • Quarterly Grade-Specific Emails
    Grade deans and team leaders will connect with their grade’s students and families through regular communication about student life to reinforce community values, preview upcoming events, and keep families in the loop about grade-specific work.
  • Enhanced Advising
    Advisors are the expert on each of their advisees. They are the go-to person when a question comes up about that student and strive to be the first point of contact for families. Advisors serve as a mentor, advocate, and key member of their advisee’s support team at school. Advisors will be in regular contact with students and families—reaching out to them is always an option.
  • eForum Newsletter, School-Wide Emails, and Website Updates
    As with any year, we will keep our community up to date using our traditional methods of communication.

Diversity and Inclusion
As we clarify our vision for the fall, we are deliberating taking steps forward with our work related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and our school’s ongoing efforts to become an anti-racist school. As a learning community, we must ensure that every student in our care feels safe, valued, and supported; and we must bring marginalized students to the center of all we do at Greenhills. We will ensure that our affinity groups continue to offer safe spaces for students to share and respond to their experiences. Additionally, families can expect to see our plans and commitments around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion shared on our website prior to the start of the school year.

Engaging in Student Life Activities
Engagement in student life—clubs, activities, affinity groups, athletics, and fine and performing arts—is essential to student well-being. The small communities formed in student life activities offer a sense of stability, belonging, and responsibility for students, mitigating some of the inherent risk of isolation. We are committed to offering our extensive student life activities remotely with possible in-person opportunities. We encourage all students to participate in student life at Greenhills.

Online Platform and Necessary Resources
We will continue to use GryphOn as a platform to house information about student courses. Online spaces will be clear, consistent, and concise to help students navigate synchronous and asynchronous experiences in order to lessen the cognitive load of navigation, and conserve energy for learning. Classes will primarily rely on Zoom for video conferencing but may utilize other online applications such as FlipGrid, GoogleForm, and Padlet. We will use structures and routines that students can rely on and innovate within those set structures. If there is a barrier to accessing necessary resources, please contact techsupport@greenhillsschool.org.

Laptop Policy and Recommendations
Beginning in Fall 2020, Greenhills School began requiring students to bring a laptop daily to school instruction, whether remote or in-person. A 1:1 device for students allows us to continue to boost our instruction technology capabilities, help students to collaborate and communicate on devices that they feel most comfortable with, and decrease the usage of shared devices. Most importantly, 1:1 devices for our students allow us to eliminate the sharing of devices in the school to minimize touchable surfaces that may spread COVID-19.  The complete Laptop Policy is available here, as well as on GryphOn.

Support
For any help with GryphOn, Zoom, or other technology, please send a message to techsupport@greenhillsschool.org. We welcome feedback related to student technology experiences and suggestions for improvement.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSWe will continue to update this FAQ with answers to questions from the Greenhills community. Please keep in mind that the landscape is changing constantly; and, as a result, our answers to these questions may shift as we learn more.

Do the benefits of in-person teaching really outweigh the risks and disruption?
The honest answer is: we’re not sure. Based on what our mental health and medical advisors tell us, we have reason to believe that students would benefit from some structured time together. That said, our goal is to be thoughtful and reflective about the steps in this process, and we know we will need to adjust.

Will students be able to use lockers and cubbies?
We have suspended the use of lockers and cubbies for the time being. Students should only bring the supplies they need for any given day, and plan to keep those supplies with them in a backpack

Do students need any additional supplies for in-person instructions?
In addition to supplies for each course, students should bring:

  • a laptop
  • headphones
  • a mask to wear and an extra just in case
  • a coat or sweatshirt for walking, eating, and learning outside
  • a water bottle (clearly labeled with student’s name)

We will send grade-specific emails with reminders as those particular in-person days draw near.

Given all of the requirements and protocols you have to put in place, will in-person instruction feel overly restrictive?
School will certainly feel different. While we hope that these in-person days are beneficial for our students, we also know that it is likely students will experience some loss or frustration in response to such a different version of school.

If we choose to keep our student fully remote, will they be behind?
While we believe that there are benefits to returning to limited in-person learning, we recognize that each family’s situation, concerns, and barriers to return will be different. Students will still have full access to our academic program and many of our student life offerings should they need to remain fully remote for any reason.

What will my upper school student do during their free periods? Are they allowed to leave campus?
We will have designated distanced spaces for upper school students to work during their free periods where students will be expected to remain throughout their free period. Students will not be able to roam the school as they wish. When an US student's free periods occur at the beginning and ending of an in-person school day, they will be permitted to arrive late or depart early, but they are not able to leave school during the day after a class and then return for a later class.

If the first cycle of in-person instruction is successful, would you consider bringing more students into the building each day during the second cycle?
At this time, we are planning to adhere to our in-person schedule unless we determine we need to be fully remote. We will use the data we collect throughout October and November to make our plans for 2021.

Will visitors be able to access campus?
Our campus is still closed to visitors.

What are the School’s plans for January? When will you share your plans?
We are considering several models for school in January, but it is too early to determine which model will best serve our community. We plan to share our plans for January by mid-December.

Do you anticipate any teacher staffing issues as a result of teachers who need to be home with their own kids?
Staffing across the divisions may be challenging given various needs. We are working with faculty and staff to balance individual and school needs.

Will you be charging the same tuition for remote learning as in-person on campus learning?
At this time, Greenhills will not be discounting or reducing tuition for remote learning or hybrid learning. Regardless of the learning scenario, the entire Greenhills' faculty and staff are working to deliver our enhanced program to students and families, and to live the mission of our school. The extensive planning and implementation of mitigation plans brings added, not reduced, cost to the school, and we are confident that our efforts will provide even greater value.

Will you be providing bus service?
At this time, we will not be providing bus service.

Will there be before and after school care?
At this time, we will not be providing before and after school care.

Do you have any programming/support envisioned to help address the mental health/ social emotional impacts for students of all ages?
Social emotional learning for wellness is at the center of our plans for campus return. We have adopted approaches across all grades and divisions to support individual wellness and to shape curriculum themes, advisory, and community connections.

Are you experiencing any negative effects on learning as a result of COVID? How is Greenhills addressing this?
Learning has been different for all students—in all schools. The long-term impact of this global pandemic is yet to be seen, and it will affect each child differently. One of our school’s greatest strengths is our ability to know our students well and to connect with them as individuals, meeting them where they are at and addressing their unique needs. We continue to work hard to mitigate any negative impact this pandemic might have on our students. If parents or guardians have specific questions or concerns from this past school year, we encourage them to contact the teachers, team leaders or grade deans directly for conversation and information.

How can students minimize their risk before coming to campus?
Students should continue to follow stated public health guidelines, including physical distancing, wearing face coverings while indoors and in crowded public areas, washing/sanitizing hands regularly, and minimizing contacts and exposures in order to minimize their risk. Our medical advisors also recommend students avoid out of state travel before school begins.

Will you insist students (and the rest) stay 6ft. apart at all times (lunch/break)? Do you really need to? If we screen students and staff for fever/symptoms before they arrive on campus every day, can’t they be closer?
We will try our best to have students maintain physical distance as this is one of the major mitigation strategies recommended by our health advisors. Screening for symptoms daily does not give enough information, especially given the asymptomatic nature of some COVID cases.

Will Greenhills enforce health and safety measures?
Yes. Health and safety is paramount, and it was a key factor in our decision to open the 2020-2021 school year remotely. We will only be able to welcome students to campus for limited in-person instruction if we are able to adhere to health and safety measures. Our commitment to the health and safety of our community members will continue to be unwavering, and keeping to the policies and protocols in place will be essential. We will also look to families to help talk with their students before school starts to help with this.

Has Greenhills considered COVID testing?
We are not considering independent testing and we are not requiring testing prior to beginning in-person classes or in-person activities at school. For testing to be effective, it would have to be done very regularly. A test tells you if you are sick that day, not the next. Masks, and having individuals remain away from campus with any potential symptoms, along with distancing and good hygiene practices are better long term strategies for community health.

According to the CDC, testing in school settings may not offer any reduction in transmission of the virus beyond what would be expected using other preventive measures which are easier to administer. At this time, the CDC does not currently recommend universal testing of all community members in schools. The CDC has recently announced that it will soon provide PK-12 schools with further guidance regarding school-based point of care testing protocols. At present, we do not plan to require “gateway testing” for students. Should local public health officials and our medical advisors determine that recurring testing of asymptomatic people in our school community is advisable, we will share that information immediately.

Does Greenhills have up to date and fresh air HVAC systems?
Yes, and all systems have been tested and serviced in preparation for good ventilation. We have replaced all of the filters with high grade MERV 13 filters. We will also open windows and doors depending on the location.

In addition to masks are you thinking that teachers can use a shield also?
Yes, there may be a combination of face masks and face shields, depending on the teacher.

What kind of chemicals or cleaners are being used in the classroom?
All facilities cleaning materials follow CDC guidelines for safety and usage.

Will a nurse be available at school?
We are seeking guidance from our Medical Advisory Team about a range of options to support health policies and structures for a return to the school building. The school is considering how the possibility of the role of a school nurse may be helpful to the community.

What will after school activities be like in the fall (athletics, theater, Forensics, Robotics)?
We know these activities are deeply important to our students and essential for allowing students to create an individual support system within our school. Information about our in-person athletic program can be found on team pages in GryphOn, and The Hub. Additionally, some activities have started to offer optional in-person meetings on campus. As we move through the year, we will continue to work to make safe versions of these activities available to our students and will share more specifics as we are able.

How will students participate in wellness classes?
Our wellness faculty will continue to develop lessons and activities that will allow all students to participate remotely, and in-person when it is safe to do so.

What is the plan for performing arts? Will theater productions continue in a modified way or be canceled?
The upper school and middle school plays are both scheduled to be remote productions. Each production will be directed by a visiting artist who is not only an experienced educator but a working actor. We're looking forward to taking advantage of this unique opportunity to work with talented artists around the country. Specific show details and information regarding auditions and rehearsal schedules are forthcoming.

Will grade and group meetings, like school assemblies, happen?
While all sizable in-person gatherings will not be possible, we plan to organize regular community meetings remotely.

 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Health and Safety

The important work of school can only happen effectively when our community feels safe. We are making decisions to minimize risk of virus transmission, and will not waver on our commitment to keeping our community safe. In the event that individuals come to campus, we are establishing rigorous health and safety measures.

Equity and Access

All experiences are designed with all families in mind, and we will ensure that all Greenhills students have the tools and the access that they need to engage in our programming. Additionally, we are aware that some of our younger students may need supervised space to engage in their remote academic work. Unless campus is closed, Greenhills will offer a limited number of socially distanced work spaces for middle school students on campus.

Student Care and Well-being

School is more than an academic space—it is a place for social and emotional growth and exploration. We know that to care for our students in the best way possible, we need to foster belonging, offer our students responsibility and agency over their Greenhills experiences, and create a sense of stability when possible. Community has never been more important, and we are designing experiences to amplify and promote belonging, responsibility, and stability in our student-centered community.

Teaching and Learning

While we redesign and optimize courses to be delivered remotely with limited in-person instruction, relationships remain central to our approach. Our teachers will continue to meaningfully incorporate the best pedagogical practices into their work while maintaining our robust academic opportunities for students. Greenhills teachers are working to meet each student where they are, and to create engaging experiences.

We know students are more likely to experience belonging, agency, engagement, empathy, and joy when teachers commit to approaching course design in ways that value stability and consistency for students, while also retaining their own capacities for innovation and authenticity.

CONTRIBUTING TO OUR PLANNING

Our strength at Greenhills comes from the expertise that lies in our community. As we respond to evolving state guidelines, best practices, and emerging science on COVID-19, we have sought advice from experts in medicine, public health, and education. We have also created the following working groups within our own community to help us prepare and make recommendations that serve our students and further our mission.

Operational Planning Group

This group is focused on maintaining the standard of care, developing mitigation protocols, and adapting our school spaces and supplies to public health and safety recommendations.

Members include: Laura Bird, Alyssa Friendly, Lisa Hogan, Caroline Huntoon, Quincy McLaughlin, John Nickel, Nina Scheinberg, Meg Seng, Deano Smith, Tom Ward

Academic Planning Group

This group is focused on guiding our exceptional instructional practices and the design of our robust courses for the flexible instructional landscape with a focus on sustaining engagement and the learning experience.

Members include: Jeff Allen, Bob Ause, Susan Beamish, Nicole Burroughs, Neil Donato, Jenna Goldenberg, Mackenzie Hess, Caroline Huntoon, Rob Kinnaird, Sara LeBlanc, Monica Lewis, Quincy McLaughlin, Alex Monte-Sano, Becky Randolph, Deano Smith, Tom Ward, Kelly Williams

Student Care and Well-Being Group

This group is focused on reconnecting our students to their school community by creating practices that support positive school relationships and a sense of belonging.

Members include: Heidi Butz, Nadine Hall, Caroline Huntoon, Quincy McLaughlin, Liza Ruggiero, Caitlin Smead, Tom Ward

The Benefit of Independent

As we continue to design our return to Greenhills in the fall, we benefit from the talents within our community and our ability to be both imaginative and flexible. Regardless of the details, we remain committed to our families and will provide a program that is safe, equitable, and robust.