A fourth grade classroom being prepped for the K-5 return to campus. (Photo by Pam Livesey)

Lower school to return to campus after schedule reworked

Kindergarten will be returning to campus on Sept. 29, Head of School Lee Thomsen wrote in a Sept. 25  email to the Country Day community. 

The announcement came after days of uncertainty following the Sept. 17 postponement of the K-5 return to in-person learning.

The lower school was originally granted a waiver for in-person learning on Sept. 10. However, a Sept. 17 update to the County guidelines prohibited specialty — art, music and language — teachers from interacting in-person with multiple cohorts. 

In response, the school developed a new schedule that follows the updated guidelines, Thomsen wrote.

K-5 will attend in-person classes for part of the day, then return home for remote specialty classes for the remainder of the school day.

The lower school will use a staggered schedule to welcome back its students.

  • Kindergarten will return Tuesday, Sept.  29.
  • First grade will return Thursday, Oct. 1.
  • Second grade and third grade will return Monday, Oct. 5.
  • Fourth grade and fifth grade will return Wednesday, Oct. 7.

— By Arijit Trivedi

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