We plan to reopen campus for classes in-person on September 1. We are committed to fostering the intellectual, moral, emotional and physical development of each student through the pandemic and beyond. The health and well-being of Collegiate’s community of students, faculty, staff and families remain our highest and mission-driven priority.
As responsible citizens, we encourage healthy habits. Especially for the two weeks prior to returning to campus, families, faculty and staff are asked to diligently follow physical distancing, mask wearing and hand cleaning protocols, and to make every attempt to avoid high risk situations. Virginia currently does not have any quarantine requirements upon arrival from travel within the U.S. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or are having symptoms, please self-isolate and seek medical attention as needed. Our careful planning and collective respect for safety protocols will be essential to our returning to campus, maintaining the health of our community and keeping school open in-person, so long as it is safe to do so.
Our plan is informed by eight Vision & Planning Teams, which include trustees, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, doctors and experts from various fields. The teams are combining extensive research, emerging best practices and creative approaches to ensure that we offer the best experience possible in all aspects of school life. We continue to follow the advice of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH), as well as the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), regional, state and national advisors.