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September 2021

Mon
27

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson A & Hudson B)

Tue
28

1:15-2:15pm: Welcome Coffee (Duane 2PM, Duane 3PM, Duane 6PM)

Tue
28

5:00-5:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Hudson B, Hudson C, Hudson E)

Tue
28

6:00-6:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Hudson A)

Wed
29

5:00-5:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Hudson D & Hudson F)

Wed
29

6:00-6:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Hudson GH)

Wed
29

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson C & Hudson E)

Thu
30

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Duane 4AM & Duane 6AM)

Fri
01

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson D & Hudson F)

Mon
04

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson GH)

Tue
05

1:15-2:15pm: Welcome Coffee (Duane 4PM & Duane 5PM)

Wed
06

6:00-6:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Duane 2AM & Duane 3AM)

Wed
06

7:00-7:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Duane 2PM & Duane 3PM)

Wed
06

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson 5AM)

Thu
07

6:00-6:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Duane 4AM, Duane 5 AM, Duane 6AM)

Thu
07

7:00-7:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Duane 4PM, Duane 5PM, Duane 6PM)

Thu
07

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Duane 2AM & Duane 3AM)

Mon
11

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY — School Closed

Thu-Fri
11-12

Parent/Teacher Conferences — School Closed for Children

Thu-Fri
25-26

THANKSGIVING RECESS — School Closed

Mon-Fri
20-31

WINTER RECESS — School Closed

Mon
03

WMS Reopens for Children and Staff

Mon
17

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY — School Closed

Mon
21

PRESIDENTS’ DAY — School Closed

Tue
22

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day — School Closed

Wed
23

Staff Development Day — School Closed for Children

Mon-Fri
14-25

SPRING BREAK — School Closed

Mon
28

WMS Reopens for Children and Staff

Fri
15

Passover & Good Friday — School Closed

Thu-Fri
28-29

Parent/Teacher Conferences — School Closed for Children

Mon
30

MEMORIAL DAY — School Closed

Tue
14

Last Day of School for Children

Fri
17

Last Day of School for Staff

Mon
27

First Day of Summer Program

Mon
04

INDEPENDENCE DAY — Summer Camp Closed

Fri
05

Last Day of Summer Program

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Letters from Ronnie

A Letter from Ronnie

Dear Washington Market School Community,

We have all been reading and listening to stories concerning the concept of opening schools safely. Our team has been imagining scenarios for a possible reopening since the beginning of April. One thing we have learned with our Online learning platform, our Enrollment and Operations groups, and our burgeoning experiences with technology is that we continue to make decisions that we have never had to make before. As we each continue to say, no decision in a pandemic is an easy one.

That said, we are looking ahead to September when we will reopen our Duane and Hudson Street sites. There are two spheres of interest that we are dealing with. The first is the critical need to keep our community—children, teachers, staff—safe from Covid-19. The second is the critical need to educate our children in the best way possible and that means having them physically be in school with their teachers and friends.

The question that we are facing is whether there is a zone of safety where these two spheres overlap and allow both health protection and physical attendance. According to the best scientific information, this can occur when the Covid-19 infection rate in a population is less than 5%. In NYC the infection rate is less than 2%, so we feel comfortable physically opening and we are supported by the NYC public schools opening and the approval for school openings from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

But rest assured, we approach the opening with extreme caution and will be following strict guidelines to maintain the health of the community including requiring social distancing for adults and, as much as possible, with young children, temperature taking of children and staff, mask-wearing by the staff and, possibly the children, extensive and intensive handwashing, disinfecting with sophisticated electrostatic sprayers, and much more. You will be receiving a memo shortly outlining all of the safety measures we will be taking but please know that we are on the case.

We remain together while apart,

Ronnie

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