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Selwyn School’s COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update

March 13th, 2020

A message from Selwyn’s Head of School:

Hello!

I hope you have enjoyed your Spring Break! Students have worked hard all year, and this was an especially deserved break as we gear up for the last stretch of the year. I know that there has been a great deal of anxiety in the world about the COVID-19 pandemic, and I want to assure the Selwyn community that we are all working together to ensure our school’s health and wellness.

I wanted to keep everyone informed of Selwyn’s proactive measures to mitigate risks of the spread of COVID-19. At the moment, we are closely following guidance from the CDC and local health departments. Community spread in North Texas is becoming more evident, and while we have no reported cases at the moment, many people traveled during break, so as a precaution against infection at Selwyn, the school will close for two weeks starting on Monday, March 16. Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, we will launch our online learning environments to minimize any disruption to student learning and achievement. Pending other developments, Selwyn should return to on-campus classes on Monday, March 30.

More information about the online learning environments will be sent early next week, and a parent or guardian of students in grades 4-12 will need to come by campus to pick up your student’s iPad or computer.

Of course, we will keep everyone up to date about how these developments affect our community. Please reach out to me if you or a member of your family tests positive for COVID-19; your information will remain anonymous, but we rely on self-reporting to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

I know these disruptions to our lives are inconvenient and costly—hopefully, proactive measures across North Texas will minimize our risks and keep our communities healthy.

Best,

Deb

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