Back to School!
Chelsea School will begin its 45th year of education by welcoming students back to its campus on Monday, August 30. This will mark the first time since March of 2020 that all students and staff will be back on campus.
“To say we’re excited is an understatement,” said Head of School Kristal Weems-Bradner. “We know that there will be challenges, but we can’t wait to get our students back in the building.”
Opening the school to 100% capacity for the first time in over a year was not an easy process, and many safeguards were put in place to keep students and staff as safe as possible. In recent months, the school has had HEPA filters installed throughout the building has purchased air purifiers for each classroom and office.
When student arrive at school each day, they will be screened for temperature and COVID-19 symptoms. In addition to this, an independent medical testing company will provide a weekly COVID-19 screening of all staff and students. All students, staff, and visitors will be required to wear masks at all time, and social distancing and room occupancy limits will be enforced. A strict set of policies regarding contact tracing and quarantining will also be enforced this year.
“This is all very new and challenging for our students, staff, and parents,” said Mrs. Weems-Bradner, “But we are a family, and families have to pull together to make sure everyone is safe – and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.”