At the 7th Grade Parent Coffee on Wednesday, October 14, Head of the Middle School Boni Luna answered a variety of questions on topics including COVID protocol, the winter sports season, and lunches.
“I’m grateful to be able to speak to parents as part of the grade-level coffees,” said Ms. Luna. “It’s important for us to communicate with you regularly and answer as many of your questions as we can.”
Ms. Luna began by saying how happy she was that in-person classes had resumed on campus. “I’m pleased that we’ve had a month of in-person school so far to establish a sense of community and for our teachers to develop a rapport and get to know the students better,” said Ms. Luna, who noted that only two students in the Middle School have opted for distance learning this fall.
She reviewed the School’s day-to-day absence policy and also discussed last week’s pivot to distance learning.
As part of the Q&A, she told parents that the Middle School is considering adopting a grab-and-go system for lunches and is in the process of figuring out logistics.
She also spoke about the upcoming winter sports season, which will start after Thanksgiving. While the details are still being worked out, she said the Middle School is hoping to offer basketball, fitness, ice hockey and swimming with some modifications. Middle School Director of Athletics Mike Sturgeon will send a letter to parents closer to the start of the season. Ms. Luna said that the School is also looking into how to run Ski Club trips this winter.
“We’re trying to be as creative as possible, so we can still provide our students with these opportunities,” she said.