Students Return to Campus for Learning Pod
On Monday, March 22, 2021, students returned to the Chelsea campus for the first time in over a year to take part in the Learning Pod.
The Learning Pod is designed to meet the needs of students who have been struggling particularly hard during distance learning, and who require in-person adult facilitation to stay on top of their work.
The pod is broken down into two cohorts of students who will come to Chelsea’s campus twice per week. Only 10 students are able to be on campus at any given time, with one adult facilitator. All instruction continues to be provided virtually by teachers working from home.
The school has taken steps to insure the safety of students and staff by providing safeguards such as socially distanced learning spaces, handwashing stations, HEPA filtration, room purifiers, a mandatory mask and shield policy, daily health screenings and temperature checks, and modified access to campus spaces.
“It’s amazing to have students back on campus again,” said Kristal Weems-Bradner, Chelsea’s Head of School. “Even with all of the restrictions in place, it’s great to see their faces and hear their voices again.”