Last spring, the Athens Academy leadership team began work on a comprehensive plan for a safe reopening of school in August. With help from faculty and trustees, the team collected data, examined plans from other schools and organizations, and consulted extensively with the Department of Public Health (DPH) and local physicians. The goal was to open school in the safest, most manageable way possible.
The result is our School Preparation Plan. Because guidelines and recommendations are ever-changing with this new and unpredictable virus, we have and will continue to update our plan frequently. Any questions or concerns regarding campus safety, learning options, or other policies should be directed to division directors or to the office of Head of School John Thorsen.
We cannot overstate our commitment to keeping our students and faculty as safe as possible while still providing an enriching and engaging learning environment. Thank you to our families for their support and partnership as we navigate these unprecedented times together.