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St. George's Community Agreement
In order to best ensure the health and safety of every member of our campus family, St. George’s is asking that all students agree to the terms of our Community Agreement for the 2020-21 school year.
Aug. 28 and 29 — International, domestic hotspot (including Rhode Island), and anyone who has to fly to campus will arrive on campus. All of those students will be tested upon arrival and be quarantined in small groups for 14 days.
Aug. 29 — SAT Test Administration
Aug. 29-Sept. 11 — All students from states with low incidence and day students observe a strict quarantine at home. Students must remain at home for the entirety of those two weeks, and contacts should be limited to immediate family members.
Aug. 30 — Orientation (to be conducted remotely)
Aug. 31 — All academic classes begin remotely.
Sept. 11 and 12 —Students from states with low incidence arrive.
Sept. 14 — Day students report to campus. In-person instruction and afternoon activities begin.
Health & Wellness
- Will some students need to quarantine on campus?
- What about if we’re coming from a “non-hotspot” state?
- What about day students?
- What are some of the protective mechanisms that will be in place for decreasing the possible transmission of illness on campus?
- How will the school mitigate the risks associated with families accompanying students to campus on drop-off days?
- How will physical distancing be enforced in shared spaces (dorms, classrooms, etc.)?
- What kind of face coverings are acceptable?
- How will students who need to go to the Health Center when they are healthy avoid exposures to illness?
- What happens if a student is presenting COVID-19 symptoms?
- Will counseling services still be available to students?
- What are stable groups? And why use them?
- Will dorm rooms have single or double occupancy?
- Will students be able to use Leave of Convenience weekend permissions?
- Will students have access to off-campus permissions, which could include the beach, half-town, full-town? What about a walk/run?
- How will students dine on campus?
- Will students be allowed to order from food-delivery services?
- What are the rules regarding parent/guardian visits to campus?
- Will non-family visitors be allowed on campus?
- Will laundry services still be available?
- How will classes be conducted at the start of school?
- How will the school handle the need for both online and in-person instruction?
My student is scheduled to take the SAT on Saturday, Aug. 29.
How will that be handled?
- Will there be final exams?
- How does the change to semesters affect the diploma requirements for seniors?
- If my student misses class due to illness, what procedures are in place to help him/her get the material that was missed?
- When will new students get their school-issued laptops?