Unless conditions change, Country Day will continue online learning for the rest of the school year because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to head of school Lee Thomsen’s email on April 24.
The end-of-school dates also have been altered. Originally, pre-kindergarten was to be released on June 1, the rest of the lower school on June 2, the middle school on June 3 and the high school on June 4. Now, the final day of classes in the lower school and middle school will be May 29. High school classes will end on May 27, with multiple finals following that Wednesday.
Because large gatherings are prohibited, the annual ceremonies for the graduating fifth graders, eighth graders and seniors will not be in person. Instead, there will be some form of virtual graduation. Details are still to be decided.
There may be changes in the summer program, if it can be held. The final decisions are planned to be released in early May.
The annual fall overnight trips for fourth through 12th graders have been postponed and may be rescheduled for the spring.
The 2020-21 school year is scheduled to begin on Sept. 1. Classes will be in person, online or a combination depending on health considerations.
—By Dylan Margolis