Coronavirus & Return-to-School 2020

To help contain the spread of the coronavirus and safeguard the health of the community, Landon's campus has been temporarily closed since mid-March. However, learning and community continue at Landon. Boys thrive here because we design and adapt our program to their needs. You can find more information about our school status and learning plans for the 2020-21 school year below. 


Current Status

 

Currently, our campus remains closed to all but essential personnel and coaches and players participating in our Upper School summer workout program. For our Return-to-School Plan, please see below.


 

Return to School 2020

 

Overview

Return-to-School Scenarios

We have developed three different return-to-school scenarios based on extensive work by members of the RSC. We will determine which one of these to employ at the start of the school year, and throughout the school year, based on the decision-making criteria listed above. 

As noted in our guiding principles, and as long as we can do so safely, Landon's preference is for in-person, on-campus school.  With that in mind, we have worked to develop an initial plan that brings all of our boys on campus daily with both indoor and outdoor spaces in use.  This has required substantial modifications to our schedule, campus, program, and protocols. 

However, given that we cannot predict what conditions will be in late August, everything is subject to change, and we have actively planned for three different scenarios as listed below.  We will communicate on August 21 which of these scenarios we will employ on the first day of school.

Please send your questions about the plan to landon@landon.net.

on-campus learning

 

 

 

health and safety protocol

 

Health & Safety Protocols

schedule changes

 

Schedule, Dress & Lunch

Books, Supplies & Computers

Bus, Carpool & AfterCare

Arts & Athletics

Visitors, Calendar & Events

 

Covid-19 Updates

 

Symptom Questionnaire

 

Prospective Families

 

Parents on Distance Learning

These are difficult days...and we are glad Landon is trying to help the boys stay engaged and learn, while sharing what is going on with us parents, who too are learning to cope with the present social distancing and dependence on technology to do our jobs remotely from our offices.  We know this pandemic will end, and appreciate Landon's enthusiasm to make the best of it."

I'm super impressed by the professionalism and excellent job the teachers are doing. I  know that distance learning is hard for a teacher as well and I have walked in and heard the teachers' lessons, seen some of the work, and I am really proud of the Landon teachers for the super way they adapted to distance learning and how well they are doing."

The leadership was excellent with communication before school closed, and continues to be doing a fantastic job of getting information to us. The teachers in general have been amazing at checking in on the social-emotional piece with the boys and communication. The workload seems reasonable, and our son doesn't feel like he's getting busy work."

Landon has truly taken this challenge head on and succeeded. These boys lack for nothing academically. This stellar distance learning program, which I’m sure had to be designed without any precedent, is yet another reason why we’re grateful and proud to have our son be a 10-year Bear." 

Good News

Making masks, making a difference 

Alex ’26 and his mom, Suzete, have more than 1,000 masks to provide health care professionals and first responders with personal protective equipment (PPE) to stay safe and help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Teacher Tom Drescher and foster dog

Middle School teacher Tom Drescher is one of many Americans who are taking advantage of working from home and distance learning to adopt a rescue animal.

COVID-19 UPDATES

Finance & budget

Wellness Wednesday blog

 

#WellnessWednesday

This blog post is part of a series of #WellnessWednesday tips. This week, the Landon wellness team focuses on Mental Health Awareness Month and how to be mindful of your mental well-being.

This blog post is part of a series of #WellnessWednesday tips. This week, the Landon wellness team shares how good sleep can contribute to your well-being.

This blog post is part of a series of #WellnessWednesday tips. This week, the Landon wellness team shares four strategies to manage stress and anxiety in these uncertain times.

This blog post is part of a series of #WellnessWednesday tips. This week, the Landon wellness team provides tips to eat well, especially when you have the desire to grab a snack. 

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