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COVID-19 Information

The health and safety of our Providence School students, families, faculty and staff are of the highest importance. We are monitoring the fluid COVID-19 situation closely and taking proactive measures for safety.

Please refer to this page for the latest updates, plans for the 2020-2021 school year, messages from the administration, and other resources.

See also the Remote Learning Resources web page, with links to video messages, chapel services, and other Providence School resources for all class levels, Preschool—High School.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

August 3, 2020, 3:00 pm

School opening remains a fluid situation, dependent on our state governor’s mandates and the local public health department guidelines. While Providence remains fully committed to providing in-person, on-campus learning five days per week following all health and safety protocols, as of this time we are bound by government orders to keep campuses closed to students in grades 1–12.

We are overjoyed that under our early childhood education licensing, Providence can and will welcome both preschool and kindergarten-age children on campus for in-person learning, beginning August 18, 2020. 

View Reopening Providence, A Guide for Parents, Preschool & Junior Patriots

To make distance learning a success, we have invested in additional faculty and technology (both hardware and software) to improve upon what was already a high-quality learning experience last spring that kept students thriving academically, spiritually, and emotionally.

“This remains a fluid situation,” Soo Chang, Head of School, wrote to school parents in a July 30 email, “and we remain hopeful that unfolding events may make in-person school possible in the not-too-distant future. Though we do not have a crystal ball to tell us when that will happen, as soon as we are able we will quickly transition to in-person learning, five days a week.”  

The Providence administration has been watching all developments and preparing for multiple scenarios that would involve in-person and remote-learning models. Providence is fully prepared to offer rich, daily, engaging learning for all students, whether that learning takes place online or in a safe classroom environment.

An updated list of protocols and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) will be provided when we get closer to reopening campuses.

Visit this web page to stay informed with the latest information on Providence’s plans for reopening.