Our Reopening of School Plan is current as of August 17, 2020. We will continue to update and modify it as new information, guidance, and mandates are received.
Dear Little Angels Christian Montessori Families,
President Eisenhower, the chief architect of D-Day and Supreme Allied Commander of all Allied Forces in Europe, noted that “plans are nothing; planning is everything.” It is in that spirit that I share with you our plans for reopening school this fall. These plans, as carefully thought-out as we can reasonably make them and as reflective of the science we know and the guidance we have been given to this point, will almost certainly need to be altered before the start of school. Our plan, therefore, is to be adaptable, which will require us to continue our planning!
We have a framework to support the health, safety, and welfare of all members of our community while delivering an outstanding educational experience for our students. While there are many reasons for us to push to open our literal doors to students on campus on Thursday, September 3, we know that conditions at that time may require us to do something different.
Our plans have been informed by guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey Department of Health, and the Livingston Health Department. Input was solicited from all families through the survey conducted in July, as well as faculty and staff, whose feedback is also reflected in our thinking. The comprehensive nature of our process has ensured that every member of our community has had an opportunity to have input into our plans.
In closing, I want to make a final point: in many ways, our work has just begun. We know that only by coming together as a community will we be able to achieve our shared goals of fulfilling our Mission in alignment with our Core Values on behalf of our students. I want to thank our parents for their continued understanding of what it takes to deliver an outstanding education and for their generous support of Little Angels Christian Montessori in these challenging times. Finally, I want to thank the exceptional faculty, staff, and administration of the school. Each member of our team has worked harder than ever to ensure that we are more than ready to meet the challenges that lie ahead. We know the strength of a community is a direct function of the commitment of its members, and by that measure, Little Angels Christian Montessori is in the fortunate position of being stronger than ever, ready and able to rise to the occasion in the service of a greater good.
With best regards to all,
Lakeisha Osborne | Head of School
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