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CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOL TOGETHER

Teaching and Learning in the Uncertainty of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Planning for Fall 2020

With Virginia now in Phase III of reopening, Congressional School is planning for all students (infants - 8th grade) to be on campus for full days of school (Monday-Friday) when the school year opens in September. Our extensive campus, multiple buildings, and our small class sizes will allow us to arrange students and grades with ample social distancing and the four pillars in place for a safe return to school.

Congressional School’s CIRT task force is working diligently to implement a back to school strategy that allows for flexibility, transparency and prioritizes the health and safety of our community. The physical campus will be organized to support the return of students in the fall, with four learning scenarios to ensure a seamless educational experience whether in person or online.

 

Click the image at left to read our plan for the 2020-2021 school year.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

    • Implement a four pillar approach to ensure a safe in-person learning and working environment for students and staff
    • Maintain a flexible approach to teaching and learning
    • Provide necessary training  and support to staff, students, and parents to ensure teaching and learning is successful
    • Communicate regularly, clearly, and transparently to all families, faculty and staff
    • Provide social & emotional wellness support

We are still accepting 2020-2021 school year applications.

FOUR PILLARS TO SUPPORT A SAFE RETURN TO CAMPUS

CLEANING

Cleaning, Disinfecting, Sanitizing

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Social Distancing

FACE MASK

Personal Protective Equipment

MEDICAL THERMOMETER

Monitoring of Health Conditions

Read about our Health & Safety Guidelines for a Safe Return to School.

A FLEXIBLE APPROACH TO TEACHING AND LEARNING

Planning for the 2020-2021 school year involves a multi-pronged approach. The four scenarios below allow for flexibility to ensure the continuity of a robust Congressional School education during the uncertainty of the pandemic. Our Division Directors have created 4 short videos to help you understand each scenario.

Click the expand button to view the videos in full screen.

ON-CAMPUS LEARNING

Students return to school for on-campus classes with all 4 pillars in place. In the event that local authorities close schools or initiate a stay-at-home-order, students will transition to Congressional School Online.

HYBRID LEARNING

A combination of on-campus and virtual learning designed with smaller numbers of students on campus at one time to allow for enhanced physical distancing based on recommendations of local, state, and national health authorities and agencies.

BI-MODAL LEARNING

Bimodal learning offered to Kindergarten - 8th Grade students and families who must remain out of school temporarily due to COVID related concerns. Bimodal includes two separate modes of education with some students learning at home while others are in the classroom.

CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOL ONLINE

A virtual learning environment designed to support students' continued growth and development and keep students and teachers connected. The program offers structure to a student's school day with a schedule of engaging and robust learning both on and off screen.
Learn more

NEWS & UPDATES

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Congressional School staff members dressed as super heroes welcome the Infant & Toddler families back to campus on June 1, 2020.

As we prepared to reopen our Infant & Toddler program, our loving, creative teachers sent peekaboo videos to their students to show them that they don't have to be scared of the masks. Watch the video. 

LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS

As we prepare for a new school year to begin on September 2, we will share regular updates and communications about our planning efforts. Copies of those communications will be archived below.

August 7, 2020
Read our plan to open school in fall 2020 Read More

July 15, 2020
Update on our plans for fall 2020 Read More

July 9 2020
Bi-Modal Learning Town Hall - Slide Deck

July 9, 2020
Auxiliary Program Update for fall 2020 Read More

July 1, 2020
Update on our plans for fall 2020 Read More

June 12, 2020
Remote Learning Tuition Discount for Infants/Toddlers, PS & JK  and Introduction of Bimodal Learning Option Read More

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To learn more, ask questions, or schedule a virtual tour, please contact:

Laura Day
Admission Associate