The emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic and its global spread throughout the world forced Green Hedges School to reevaluate nearly every aspect of its educational practices. Across the School, GHS employees, parents, and students have demonstrated extraordinary resilience in adapting to new and often challenging conditions. As health conditions improve in Northern Virginia and businesses and schools prepare to reopen, we look forward to once again welcoming students and employees back to our beautiful campus. We understand that this transition back to school may come with concerns and complexities, and we are committed to a new school year in the safest and most supportive way possible.
Green Hedges School recognizes that the ideal teaching and learning environment is one in which students and teachers are able to interact with each other face-to-face. We also recognize the vital importance of creating a campus environment that addresses the health and safety concerns of our GHS students and employees. Our Green Hedges School Moving Forward Together plan seeks to do both, providing a road map for our community to follow in the months ahead.
This plan below represents the thoughtful work of the GHS Task Force, a task force of faculty working in close collaboration with the School administration and Board members. It is a plan that invests heavily in the critical levers of a safe return to campus, including a robust set of stringent health and safety measures. It is also a plan that is designed to allow the School to adapt to the challenging and changing conditions of the pandemic and still provide for the continuous education of our students.
While it is difficult to predict the ways in which our current health context might change in the future, one thing is constant — our steadfast commitment to providing a rich and robust education for our students. Across the School, our dedicated GHS employees are redoubling their efforts to prepare for the new school year. We cannot wait to see your children again, and we look forward to a healthy and successful year ahead.