Greenwood has developed a comprehensive Covid-19 safety plan based on State of Vermont and CDC regulations. Vermont has consistently ranked among the lowest number of Covid-19 cases, and Greenwood has remained Covid-free.
List of 3 frequently asked questions.
What are Greenwood's plans for the 2020-21 school year?
Greenwood will open for in-person instruction for the 2020-21 school year. We have developed a comprehensive Covid-19 safety plan based on State of Vermont and CDC regulations. Vermont has consistently ranked among the states with the lowest number of Covid-19 cases, and Greenwood has remained Covid-free.
What if classes need to move online again at some point? Is Greenwood prepared?
The Greenwood School has a proven track record of providing top-notch distance learning. On Monday, March 16, we transitioned to our e-Learning campus for instruction and assessment and our physical campus closed. In the spring, our students accessed all of their programming remotely via our Learning Management System (LMS), Whipple Hill. All students had regularly scheduled remote video conferencing meetings with each of their teachers as well as their advisors. We finished the school year successfully.
How does distance learning affect Greenwood students?
Education is not a place. It is Greenwood's mission. To that end, in spring 2020, we shifted our education from the classroom with four walls to the cloud. Students and their teachers met as classroom groups and with individual teachers. We had evening group activities just like always, too. We might all have been cooking together in a Google chat room or monitoring a presidential debate and having discussion alongside the candidates. But we were together. We took this strategic approach because we were doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Our job is to provide quality instruction to our students in a safe and nurturing environment. By transitioning from the classroom to the cloud, we gave medical/public health officials and the community time to get some critical answers regarding incubation period, level and length of contagious status, and fatality rates, as well as a communication strategy that includes all necessary partners.