Reopening Plan

LREI's Response to COVID19

A Plan for Learning: School Reopening, LREI@home, In-Person Learning & LREIremote

The following plans that define our remote and in-person learning plans have been developed with two essential guiding ideas: 
  • to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all members of the LREI community and
  • to design for learning that is open and accessible to all in a spirit that affirms the core values of our mission
Note: This page will be updated frequently

A Message from Director Phil Kassen


Dear LREI Community, 

I hope that this letter finds you and your family healthy and finding summer fun even given the challenges of our complex world.  I write with an update regarding our plans for the upcoming school year. 

With a focus on the wellbeing of all members of the community, with hope for the most successful start to the new school year, and out of an abundance of caution, LREI will begin the 2020-2021 school year online as LREI@home, for all students in all grades. We will return to school-in-person on Tuesday, October 6th.  I realize that this news may be disappointing, for some. I, too, am disappointed.  For some, this news comes as a relief.  I find myself in this group, as well.  
 
Please see below for more details about this decision and dates and times of upcoming community conversations.  I hope that you are able to join us.  Further below, you will find information about our Health & Safety Plan and important information about the learning program design for each of our divisions.

Peace and health,
 

List of 5 items.

  • Our Plan

    • We will open as LREI@home on September 9th.  We have learned a great deal about the very best way to move our progressive program online. LREI@home will be as engaging and enriching as our students found it to be in the spring and will be enhanced by all that we learned last term.  We will have a strong start to the year before returning in person and meeting the challenges of school in the Covid-19 era.

    • We will return to school-in-person on Tuesday, October 6th. If the data that indicate the levels of infection in New York City remain below the rate that the City has set for allowing the public schools to be open in-person, and if other variables allow for a safe return to in-person operation, we will return to in-person schooling. We are hopeful that more reliable Covid-19 testing will support a safe return.

    • In the coming weeks you will hear of opportunities for students to retrieve belongings and collect materials for the new school year, as well as other possible limited in-person gatherings.

    • When we return to in-person schooling, lower school students will be in the buildings five days per week. Middle school and high school students will have a hybrid program (a mix of in-person and online learning).

    • Before in-person classes begin we will again share the specifics of both our educational and health / hygiene plans and will make sure that we create times to answer your questions about the students’ return to campus.

    • It is important to note that while we are all eager to return to in-person schooling, we will not be returning to the “old normal” of school at LREI but to some new normal.  While they will successfully adapt,  the children will have a very different experience than they had when they were last in school on campus. 

    • In the coming weeks, we will examine the 2020-2021 school year calendar to see if there are adjustments that will support both in-person and online education.
  • Our Reasoning

    Beginning the school year online will allow us to have a strong, consistent, and engaging entrance while we continue to prepare for a healthy return to in-person learning. As we think about the health and safety of all members of the community, we are confident that our plan for a return to school-in-person on our campuses will accomplish this.  However, doing so as the City opens up after Labor Day with increased need to use public and shared transportation and a variable response time for readily available Covid-19 tests add a significant level of complexity and challenge. We are concerned with our ability to forestall multiple exposures or infections in the community and to support excellent teaching and learning as teachers and students are required to quarantine.  During the first three weeks of the school year we will learn a great deal and will be better able to return on October 6th.
  • Looking Ahead

    Those students whose families have indicated a preference for LREIremote, and who will remain learning online throughout the school year, will begin the year participating in LREI@home, though possibly in their LREIremote groups.  Shortly, we will ask families to decide whether they will return in-person in October or if they will remain in online learning through LREIremote.
  • Looking Inward

    We live in unprecedented times. For many of us the changes, the unknown, all that we are experiencing, represent the largest disruption in our lifetimes.  We are feeling unsure and anxious. We are grieving. We are learning about the world around us in all of its newness, not knowing exactly where we’re headed.  We yearn for the familiar, the benefits and challenges that come with being a community, the joy of learning together, and the exhilaration and pride we find in achievement.  

    It is important to note that while I am primarily writing today about the disruption caused by Covid-19, I must also acknowledge the disruption, the productive disruption, started and energized by the Black Lives Matter movement. As we move into the school year we will merge the world we know and the world we are discovering, the world’s inequality with the hope for greater equity, and I am confident that we will find ourselves stronger as individuals and as a community.  

    LREI was founded in times of change.  It is what we are built for.  Progressive education was created to evolve and we are eager to meet our current challenges with you and to join together to become our next best self. 
  • Community Conversations

    All School Community Conversation re:  LREI’s Reopening Plans
    • Thursday, August 13, 10 a.m.
    • Monday, August 17, 7 p.m.
    Divisional Community Conversations re: LREI’s Reopening Plans
    • Lower School Families - Wednesday, August 19, 9 a.m.
    • Middle School Families - Thursday, August 20, 7 p.m.
    • Ninth Grade Families - Tuesday, August 18, 9 a.m.
    • Tenth - Twelfth Grade Families - Wednesday, August 19, 9 a.m.
    All School Community Conversations re: Blackatlrei and the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Plan
    • For Black and Latinx Families - Tuesday, August 18, 7:00p.m.
    • For all LREI Families - Wednesday, August 19, 7:00p.m.
    Zoom links for all of these gatherings can be found on the LRE@home Resource Page on LREI Connect.

Health & Safety

The following is our health and safety plan for when we return to LREI, in person. Based on guidance from federal, state, and local authorities, as well as national and local organizations and educational institutions, we have created a series of procedures and protocols that will serve to support the LREI community as we return to school.

We anticipate that these procedures will continue to evolve over the course of the summer and as we return to the school, and as we experience them live and in person. We are always growing!

As our plans deepen we will share new details with you. After NY State has made a final determination about the opening of schools we will schedule opportunities to hear from the divisional principals.

We will continue to communicate as our plans evolve and as our changing situation requires. Please do not hesitate to be in touch with any questions at all.

List of 11 items.

  • Plan Development

    As we set out to plan for reopening in-person schooling we considered recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, from the American Academy of Pediatrics, and guidance issued by New York State.  Our plan was written by divisional (lower school, middle school, high school) Teaching and Learning Teams, and by a team of professionals from each administrative department.  These teams eventually involved a number of additional colleagues for input and review. All plans have been reviewed and approved by the full administrative leadership team and the school’s nurses.  Finally, the plan was discussed, examined, and considered by members of the school’s board of trustees which includes parents, educators, past parents, and alumni. 
  • Testing

    It is important that we begin the in-person term with all having had a baseline, or gateway, Covid-19 test before returning to campus on October 5, 6, or 8 (depending on the grade your child is in).

    We ask that you arrange for your child to have a coronavirus test as described below.

    Why:

    COVID-19 testing is an accurate picture of whether a person is infected at the moment they took the test. It is our hope that we will be able to identify people in our community who may be infectious prior to our full on-site reopening and ensure that they are able to isolate prior to returning to school.

    We must all recognize that that this testing will not guarantee that a member of the community will not have COVID-19 when we return, but together with the other prevention protocols we have put in place (0 tolerance illness policy, daily Magnus screenings, physical distancing and cohorts), will help to ensure the general health of the community.

    It is essential that after your child’s test procedure that they do their very best to minimize the risk of exposure. Wear a mask, wash your hands, minimize interactions with people outside of your immediate family.

    When
    : Prior to LREI’s return to in-person classes.

    The test must be conducted between 9/26 and 9/30 and we must receive documentation of a negative result prior to returning to campus.

    When test results are available, email your official lab result report to “testresults@lrei.org.”

    Email is not HIPAA compliant. Do not email specific questions to this address. If you prefer to submit your child’s test results to a HIPAA compliant server, a requirement has been opened in your child’s Magnus account to upload the test result directly.

    Note: If your child is quarantined due to travel at the time of reopening, a negative test does not release them from that quarantine. For those who will be traveling and returning at a later date, please have your child tested in New York during the second week of their quarantine. If you have questions regarding the specifics of these special cases, please email Ava (adawson@lrei.org).

    What: COVID-19 diagnostic testing. The test must be a PCR or a Saliva test. We will not accept rapid antigen testing.

    If your child has previously tested positive for COVID-19 or COVID-19 antibodies, they must still have this screening test performed. Positive antibodies or a history of COVID-19 does not, at this time, confer immunity.

    Where: The testing location of your choice.

    You may want to contact your primary care provider/child’s pediatrician (be sure to ask about their lab return time).

    The following screening locations are also available:

    New York City Health + Hospital Testing Sites
    Free, walk-in testing with locations throughout the city
    Most are out-doors (hospital sites are outside of the hospital)
    Open on Weekends
    Results within 2-5 days (fastest results available with the locations listed at hospital addresses)
    Performing anterior (lower) nasal and NP (nasopharyngeal) testing
    H+HC Testing Sites

    City MD
    Accepts most insurance
    Walk-in testing with locations throughout the city
    Open on Weekends
    Results 3-5 days
    Note: Some locations will not test younger children
    Performing NP (nasopharyngeal) testing
    City MD Locations

    PM Pediatrics
    Accepts most insurance
    Walk-in testing with locations in Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Long Island and NJ
    Open late evening and weekends
    Results 2-7 days
    Note: Specializes in children, will test adults
    Performing NP (nasopharyngeal) testing
    PM Pediatrics Locations

    Vault
    Out of pocket, may be reimbursable by insurance or FSA depending on your plan ($150)
    Order test online, delivered to your residence.
    Perform the test at home and ship back to the facility.
    Results in 2-3 days
    Saliva test sample (no swabbing)
    Vault COVID-19 Testing

    We will be in touch regarding ongoing testing protocols in the very near future.
  • COVID Q&A - Symptoms/School Exclusion/Isolation/Quarantine/Contact

    What are the symptoms of COVID-19 that require school exclusion?
    Per the CDC and NYS Department of Health:
    • Fever (100.0) or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    What is isolation?
    Isolation applies to individuals with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19. It involves the diagnosed person having no interaction with other members of the household. The person must have their own bathroom and a door to their quarters. Meals are delivered to the room. This is difficult in a private residence, and may be impossible if the person in isolation is a young child. 

    Per the NYS DOH guidelines, a person diagnosed with COVID-19 must isolate for 10 days after the onset of their symptoms OR 10 days from the date they were tested (if they were asymptomatic). 

    What is quarantine? 
    Quarantine applies to individuals exposed to a suspected or confirmed case of COVID19, or who have recently traveled internationally or in states with widespread COVID-19 transmission. People in quarantine feel well, but may be pre-symptomatic. A person in quarantine must monitor themselves closely to determine if they have developed symptoms of COVID-19. The person must have their own bathroom or clean the bathroom between each use. They must sleep in a separate room from anyone not in quarantine, in case symptoms develop at night. If they develop symptoms, they must be tested and start an isolation period. 

    Per the NYS DOH guidelines, a contact must quarantine for 14 days after their date of last contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. If a person has ongoing contact with a case during their isolation period, they must quarantine for the case’s 10 day isolation period, plus an additional 14 days (potential 24 day quarantine). 

    What happens if my child gets sick?
    If your child develops any symptoms of COVID-19 at school, as defined by the CDC and NYS Department of Health above, they will be evaluated by a nurse, placed in an isolation room, and a parent/guardian will be called to pick them up. We expect that you will be available to answer a call from the school at all times during the day, and will pick up your child within 1 hour of contact. Young children and children requiring ongoing nursing care will be accompanied into isolation by a nurse. Older children will be visually monitored by a nurse while in isolation. 

    Any child sent home with COVID-like-symptoms must have the following to return to school:
    • A negative COVID test (PCR) AND a clearance note from their doctor to return 
    • At least 72 hours fever-free
    • Symptom improvement and the ability to self-manage any lingering symptoms in school

    If a child is not tested for COVID-19, they must stay home and isolate (as if they were positive) for 10 days after the onset of symptoms. 

    What if my child develops symptoms at home? 
    If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19 at home, we expect that you will keep them home from school and contact the nurse. 

    Any child who experiences COVID-like-symptoms must have the following to return to school:
    • A negative COVID test (PCR) AND a clearance note from their doctor to return 
    • At least 72 hours fever-free
    • Symptom improvement and the ability to self-manage any lingering symptoms in school

    If a child is not tested for COVID-19, they must stay home and isolate (as if they were positive) for 10 days after the onset of symptoms. 

    What if a parent or household member (including nanny) develops symptoms of COVID-19?
    If a household member becomes symptomatic, the student must quarantine until the primary contact is tested and receives negative results. Students may not attend school if a household member has a pending evaluation or test for COVID-19. 

    What if a parent or household member tests positive for COVID-19? 
    That household member must isolate for 10 days after the onset of their symptoms OR 10 days from the date they are tested. Any close or proximate contacts (including all household members) must quarantine away from the primary contact for 14 days from the date of last contact. If the student is not able to quarantine away from the parent or household member, the student could potentially require a quarantine lasting up to 24 days. 

    I have more than one child in the school. What happens to a sibling if the other gets sick? 
    If you have more than one child in the school and are called to pick up one sick child, you will be asked to take any other children home as a precaution until the primary contact has a negative COVID-19 test. 

    What if my child travels internationally or to another state? 
    Be prepared that they may have to quarantine for 14 days when they return depending on the location. Any international travel to a CDC designated level 2 or 3 country requires a quarantine period. Any domestic travel to a location listed on the NYS restricted travel list also requires a quarantine period. These lists change frequently. Please inform the nurse of your child’s travel dates and location prior to departure so that we may monitor their quarantine. 

    What if a parent or household member travels internationally or to another state without the student? 
    The household member may need to quarantine for 14 days when they return depending on the location. The child may continue to attend school if the household member is fully quarantining from their family (as outlined above). If the household member becomes symptomatic during their quarantine, the student and any other close contacts would then need to quarantine until the primary contact is tested and receives negative results. 

    What if a student or teacher in my child’s class is diagnosed with COVID-19?
    The school will contact trace all positive COVID-19 cases within the community. You will be notified immediately if your child is a close or proximate contact of anyone who is diagnosed with COVID-19. Due to privacy laws, we cannot inform you of the name of the person diagnosed, only that your child had contact with someone now diagnosed with COVID-19. Any close or proximate contacts will be required to quarantine for 14 days from their date of last contact with the positive person. This will likely mean that the entire class will be home for up to 14 days, depending on the primary contact’s school attendance.

    We require that you fully quarantine for this period and not travel, interact with other members of the school community, or schedule play dates or group learning pods. 

    What if a student or teacher in my child’s class has symptoms of COVID-19
    You will not be notified if a community member experienced symptoms until we receive documentation of a positive COVID-19 test. 

    What if my child has seasonal allergies and is coughing or congested?
    Cough and congestion are both symptoms on the list of COVID-19 symptoms. For any new onset or new worsening of symptoms, we are required by the NYS Department of Health to isolate and refer the student for testing. 

    To avoid this situation, we strongly recommend that you talk to your pediatrician regarding starting your child on daily allergy medications to prevent these symptoms before they start. 

    What if my child already had COVID-19? 
    At this point, the research is unclear if a person can contract COVID-19 multiple times, though there have been case reports to suggest that it is possible. As a result, you will be required to follow the isolation, testing and return to school procedures outlined above, even if your child was diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past or has a positive antibody report. 
  • Building/Space Use

    In order to create the safest possible experience for students and those adults who will be in the building, we will:
    • De-densify the building by restricting access to only those who absolutely must be present.
      • Many members of the administrative staff will work from home on the majority of school days.
      • The number of visitors to the buildings will be strictly controlled and their locations tracked to ensure contact tracing is possible, if necessary.
      • Deliveries will be left outside of the building’s main entrance whenever possible.  If they must be delivered inside, delivery people will be required to wear masks and will be asked to go no further into the building than the lobby.
      • Parents will not be allowed to accompany their children into the building.  Families will drop their children off at the entrance where the students will be met by a staff member. 
      • Parent Association meetings, individual meetings between parents and teachers/administrators, etc. will all be conducted via phone or video conference. 
  • Social Distancing

    • Use of classrooms, hallways, and other shared spaces will be scheduled and the spaces configured to meet all NY State requirements regarding social distancing.
    • Arrival and dismissal times will be staggered to allow for appropriate distance between students.
    • Arrival and dismissal procedures will be created to ensure student / adult safety and health. 
    • Each building will have designated “up staircases” and “down staircases.” 
    • Those times when students will move about the building will be staggered in order to lessen occupancy in hallways and stairwells. 
    • A distance of 6 feet will be maintained between persons when possible. Masks must be worn when this distance is not possible to maintain.
    • A distance of 12 feet will be maintained between persons for physical education, any sports conditioning and any wind instrument or vocal music practice. 
  • PPE

    • All students and adults will be required to wear masks during the school day while on campus unless they are eating, sleeping, or in a room alone.
    • We will supply masks to all employees. 
    • We will supply masks to all students who do not have their own.
    • Mask breaks will be scheduled for students so that they are either outdoors or in a room with adequate ventilation, spaced at least 6 feet from others and engaged in a silent activity as to not create respiratory droplets or aerosols.
    • The school will maintain a three month stock supply of PPE needed to manage infectious diseases, such as gloves, contact isolation gowns, face masks, face shields and N95 respirators. 
    • Nurses and staff engaged in monitoring isolated students will be provided with medical-grade PPE appropriate for the circumstances of the visit. 
  • Health

    We have put procedures in place to monitor and support the health and well-being of everyone in the buildings.  These plans are based on NY State requirements/recommendations, the recommendations of the CDC, and American Academy of Pediatrics, and input from a number of institutional and medical advisors. 

    • Families returning to NYC from other states or international travel should plan for a 14-day quarantine period if coming from a location that is on NY State's list of states requiring a mandatory quarantine. This is required before school starts for the year and following travel during the school year, or until no longer required by NY State. Families returning to NYC from other states or international travel should plan for a 14-day quarantine period if coming from a location that is on NY State's list of states requiring a mandatory quarantine. This is required before school starts for the year and following travel during the school year, or until no longer required by NY State.  Additionally, families returning from locations on the above list will need to fulfill a 14-day quarantine before participating in optional on campus gatherings in September, if any, and before returning to school on October 6th.
    • All students and all employees will complete a wellness survey each morning before arriving at school. Parents and employees will be asked to fill out the survey on the Magnus app before arriving at school. If someone arrives at school who has not completed the screening, they will be directed to the nurses’ station to complete an on-site screening.
      • Positive home screenings will be directed by the app to stay home and contact the school nurse.
      • Positive on-site screenings will be directed to depart school and seek medical evaluation.
    • All students and all employees will either take their temperature before arriving at LREI (prefered) or we will do so when they arrive.
    • Students who have a temperature of 100.0F or greater will be required by NY State to stay home for three days after measuring a normal temperature without medication.
    • All children and adults must stay home when ill and will be reminded to do so frequently.
    • We have created additional space for isolating students who feel ill during the day as they wait to be picked up by their caregivers. 
    • We will follow NY State and CDC recommendations and coordinate with the NYC Department of Health when deciding how long those who are exposed to COVID-19 will have to stay home and when/if we will ask all members of a classroom or divisional group to stay home while we clean classrooms, etc. We will share the specifics of this plan before the beginning of the school year.


    View the instructions sheet for the health screening.
  • Hygiene

    We are adding to the routines we use to keep the school’s facilities clean and sanitary throughout the day.  
    • We will add additional periodic cleaning to all high traffic/high touch areas and bathrooms. 
    • Wherever possible, we will add hands-free fixtures to bathrooms.
    • We will schedule multiple handwashing times for all students each day. 
    • We add additional hand sanitizing stations.
    • Students/adults will use bottle filler stations and not drinking fountains.
    • We will continue to teach and reinforce proper handwashing and hygiene practices throughout the year. 
    • We have added new procedures and equipment for cleaning the buildings at the end of each day/week.
  • Vulnerable Populations

    • Students with health concerns as reported by their families have the option of being fully remote for as much of the year as they require.
    • If necessary, the school will acquire masks with clear panels.
  • Food Service and Cafeterias

    • Before snacks or lunch students will wash their hands and sanitize after removing their masks.  Teachers will ensure that each child participates in this daily hand washing. 
    • Lunches will be prepared in the cafeteria kitchens and will be pre-packaged before being delivered to the classrooms. 
    • Families/Faculty/Staff will make choices for the week and will order lunch ahead of time. 
    • Students will not be allowed to bring lunches from home. 
    • Teachers may bring food from home/outside. 
    • No one may share food with another member of the class, student or adult.  Adults will remind students of the rule prohibiting sharing. 
    • Beverages will either be provided in single serving packages or students will use their own reusable water bottles. 
    • Single serving snacks will be used for lower school morning snack times.
    • Students will eat distanced by at least 6 feet and will face one direction when masks are off.
    • After eating snacks or lunch and reapplying their masks, students will wash their hands. Teachers will ensure that each child participates in this daily hand washing. 
    • The school supports the health and safety of students with food allergies by:
      • Operating a nut and seed aware kitchen.
      • Providing a list of all student allergies to the kitchen, who will pre-package foods that ensure no cross contamination with a child’s specific allergen has occurred.
      • Providing a list of classroom allergies to all teachers and training teachers to recognize the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and respond by administering epinephrine as needed.
      • The school will store student-specific epinephrine auto injectors in the child’s classroom, locked and not reachable by students, in case of anaphylaxis.
  • Mental Health, Behavioral, and Emotional Support Services and Programs

    • The school’s psychologists will continue to introduce themselves to families and will make themselves available, remotely, to all students and families.
    • We will invite families, and older students to be in touch with the psychologists directly.  
    • The school’s psychologists and the principals will continue to host online parent evenings to support families with challenges presented by our very complex times. 
    • The school’s psychologists will continue to connect with students’ outside therapists/consultants. 
    • The school’s psychologists will work with the divisional principals to prepare for the students’ return to campus after a prolonged absence and, for many, a period of isolation.  
    • The school’s psychologists will be available to faculty and staff and will join faculty and staff meetings and offer their services to all who are interested.
    • The school will remind faculty and staff of the mental health services available to them as part of the school’s health insurance plan.

Divisional Learning Plans

As we indicated in the spring with the development of the distance learning plans for LREI@Home, our current plans for continued distance learning and in-person learning, which are aligned with best practices for health and safety, place student experience, inquiry and connection at the center of the design process.

The plans reflect thoughtful planning and a deep understanding of the developmental needs of learners; they are prototypes that we will iterate on as we engage in this new learning together and in response to guidance from city, state and federal agencies. Throughout the summer, we have continued to refine these plans based on emerging data and information and each day that we are in session, faculty, administration and staff will meet to debrief and discuss what worked well and what can be made better. Your feedback on what you are learning as you work with us will also be important for us to hear. And we welcome it.

We believe that the deepest and most profound learning happens when we are able to move just outside of our comfort zone knowing that we are supported by a caring community of co-learners. In these, most interesting times, a key goal in designing our learning distance and in-person plans has been to draw on the supports and systems that make this kind of learning possible. We also hope this structure will serve to lessen the discomfort and potential for disconnection created by the present circumstances that require us to learn together in new ways.

Lower School Learning Plan

Hi Lower School Students and Families,

Welcome back from summer and welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. You have been in our hearts and minds each day as we have worked together to prepare for your return this fall. 

I know that this year's first day of school will be different from what we were all hoping for. As a parent myself, I'm sure many of you are experiencing uncertainty or disappointment. I want to reassure you that we have doubled down on our commitment to giving your children the best progressive education possible. Our teachers have spent the summer immersed in professional development around active engagement, community building, and equity and inclusion. We will continue to ensure that every LREI child meets their full potential across all disciplines: reading, writing, math, the arts, Spanish, PE, and their own unique interests.

Thank you for continuing to reach out to me with your questions and for partnering with me and our wonderful teachers as we continue to move through this pandemic together. We have tried to address questions for you in the slides provided here, but we know there will be more. Please continue to bring your questions and concerns, and we will work together to navigate the coming year. I am here to support you and your child. Warm regards.

Questions? Contact me:

Middle School Plan

Welcome back to school! The middle school teachers and I are excited to get started. While figuring out how we "do school" under these new circumstances has been challenging, it's also given us the opportunity to be inventive. Fortunately, finding creative ways to adapt school to fit our students and our world is Elisabeth Irwin's mandate and the orientation we have had for a century. Our legacy has made us well-equipped. The teaching practices, topics, and activities that are core to who we are as a middle school are still at the heart of the program, though sometimes in a new (virtual) form. At the same time, we have seized the opportunity to pilot new projects, curriculum and experiences that are relevant to this moment. The details below will help give you a sense of what to expect. Additionally, don't forget to visit the summer mailing page which has supply lists and summer assignments. Finally, if there is anything not answered here or you have further questions, please reach out. See you soon.

Questions? Contact me:

High School Learning Plan

Hello High School Students and Families,
 
We welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year, and are eager to begin our work together this year. We have been thinking about you everyday this summer, and working together alongside the high school faculty to prepare for your return this fall.
 
We recognize that this is not the return we were all hoping for, but we know that whether in person or online, important work is ahead of us, and we are excited to get started. Whether you are beginning as a 9th grader in the high school, a 10th grader returning to familiar faces, a Junior ready to engage in the electives program, or a Senior anticipating your final year of high school, know that we are here and prepared to support you in a meaningful, successful year.
 
A phrase we often say, and is always true, is the one we want to leave you with. We have tried to answer questions for you in the slides provided here, but we know you will have other questions. So, we'll say it here as we end. Please bring us your questions and your concerns, and we'll work together to navigate the coming year. We are here for you.

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Afterschool Learning Plan

Enrichment and Instrumental Programs will be held online only during this school year. Core Afterschool will be held onsite, when the LREI in-person program is in session, for families who filled out the survey by August 14th, noting their plans to enroll their student(s). Core Afterschool will not run during the period(s) that LREI@home is running.

Please see specific information below for information regarding the Core Afterschool Program that will run con current with our in-person program: 
  • Children enrolled in Core Afterschool will remain in the pods they are in during the school day. 
  • Afterschool will follow all regulations and procedures observed by the day program.
  • Refunds will be available for any days LREI is remote (LREI @home). 
  • Please note that due to health regulations, we cannot accept drop-ins to the Afterschool Program for this school year. 
  • Click here to view the Core Afterschool schedules.
Please find updated information -  descriptions, scheduling, and pricing - for the Fall 2020 Session via the Afterschool website on LREI Connect at Afterschool Program Descriptions. *Note: Information about Enrichment and Instrumental classes will continue to be updated up until registration opens.
 
Registration for all Afterschool Programs will be held September 9th-11th, 2020. 
 
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When we decide that external conditions will allow for in-person learning, some families may still choose to continue with distance learning for their children. Below is the outline for our LREIremote plans.

The LREIremote Program