Class photos will be taken Wednesday, April 14, beginning immediately after the conclusion of arrival carpools. We will use the same photographer who did our individual student pictures last October – Kristin Boyer Photography – and a complimentary copy of your child’s class photo is included in tuition. Photos will be taken outdoors. Students will be masked and arranged 3' apart. Once everyone is situated and the photo is composed, the photographer will instruct the children to briefly remove their masks and snap the shot. Students will quickly remask.
Kristin is also offering to take photos of siblings! If you have children in different classes/levels and would like to have their pictures taken together, please email Andrea Restifo by Monday, April 12.
The Virtual Premiere of the Middle School's 2021 Shakespeare Shorts production was on Saturday afternoon, but it's not too late to see the show! We are excited to share the hard work and talents of these students and thank Middle School Teacher Gretchen Stamps, IT Manager Kelcy Gatson, and Art Teacher Theresa Dean for making this important student experience a reality despite the pandemic.
The horrific killing of eight people, six of them Asian-American women, in metro Atlanta last week has left me and many of those in our school community heartbroken and outraged. These acts of violence and aggression are always shocking, no matter how often they take place.
Springmont condemns the ongoing gender-based and anti-Asian violence in our country and is fully committed to living our Statement of Diversity and Inclusivity each day. We hold ourselves accountable through our words and actions, and we teach our students to honor and respect one another, regardless of identity and background. As we mourn the loss of lives, we renew our commitment to educating children with anti-bias, anti-racist practices and encourage everyone in our community to consider diverse perspectives and to develop a proper regard for all people.
At Springmont, diversity is embraced and woven into the fabric of our school community. We look forward to the day when every member of our nation’s society can go to bed with their humanity fully intact.
Despite restrictions necessitated by the pandemic, Springmont’s Middle School students are enthusiastically and energetically forging ahead with their annual Shakespeare performance! Make sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, April 3, at 4 p.m. All families will receive a link to the video premiere! Guided by Middle School Language Arts Teacher Gretchen Stamps and Art Teacher Theresa Dean, students have transformed a corner of the Liberal Arts classroom into a black box theater. While this is hugely different from preparing for a live performance, students have learned about filming, lighting, sound, costumes and set design, not to mention Shakespeare! Gretchen shared that, “Despite the challenges, students have continued to have fun and roll with punches while getting it done!”
As Europe braces for another wave of COVID cases propelled by the variants, Springmont will remain steadfastly compliant with the health & safety procedures and protocols that have made our community enormously successful in limiting the spread of the virus. We need and appreciate YOUR continued help! Our success is no accident - thank you for your cooperation, patience and caution! As of today, here is what you need to know:
- Many of our teachers and staff are in the process of being vaccinated, and we encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as you are eligible.
- We are aware that on Friday the CDC updated their physical distancing guidelines for students in classrooms, allowing masked students to be closer than 6' apart. Please know that Springmont's policies have been and are still in alignment with this new recommendation.
- The CDC is still advising against travel, even for vaccinated individuals. Because children are not eligible for vaccination and scientists are concerned that vaccinated individuals may still be able to transmit the virus to others, Springmont has not changed our safe travel regimen. While we respect families' decisions to travel, we do ask that everyone follow all of Springmont's quarantining/testing policies carefully. These have been developed with the health & safety of the entire community in mind.
- Springmont's conservative approach to all things COVID has allowed us, with just a few short exceptions, to keep students learning on campus. As always, we will stay abreast of the latest scientific information and medical advice, but at this time, there are no plans for changes to our procedures and protocols before the end of the school year.
- Click here for our COVID-19 Handbook and Community Agreement.
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