As we move into our second week of distance learning, I want to thank you and commend you on your dedication to helping make this process smooth and productive. Our students and teachers are learning at a high level and demonstrating the strength and resilience of our community. We can all take pride in the work our students are doing, and the creativity and dedication of the Keystone faculty and staff.
I also want to share an update with you about when students may return to campus. Because federal social distancing guidelines have been extended until April 30, we will continue in distance learning mode through the end of this month. This would have us returning to school on May 4 at the earliest.
However, based on the research that the members of our Safety Committee are seeing from public health experts on the current trajectory of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we should be prepared to be in distance learning mode for the rest of this school year.
We hope that we can return to campus in some way in May, but we must continue to be prepared for all contingencies.
No matter what the coming weeks present, we know that the Keystone faculty and staff will work tirelessly to provide a world-class education for our students, now in a distance learning mode. Outside of class, I know our students, faculty, staff, and parents will continue to extend our school’s sense of community into the digital world.
I couldn’t be more proud of our community and how we are navigating this challenge together.
William B. Handmaker
Head of School