Reopening Task Force
St. Stephen’s Reopening Task Force guides the school's planning and preparation for the 2020-21 school year, working closely with the Medical Advisory Committee and the Board of Trustees. The task force consists of representatives from nearly every segment of our school, including academic administration, advancement, admission, athletics, dining hall, facilities and grounds, faculty, finance, fine arts, health and wellness, human resources, our international and residential programs, marketing and communications, and IT services.
Task force members are considering the myriad details required to prepare for different scenarios—from health screening, social-distancing protocols and facilities usage, to online teaching, assessment and collaboration tools, as well as daily and weekly academic schedules, and even the length of the fall term and appropriate breaks and holidays.
All of these issues are complex and interconnected. In making its decisions, this task force is drawing upon a range of internal information, including survey feedback from parents and students, as well as best practices from other school districts, universities, and independent and boarding school associations; the latest guidelines from the CDC; and official orders from local, state and federal agencies.