Planning for Fall 2020

We have reached a point where we are able to share our best thinking around returning staff and students to The Meridian School. The plan we are sharing currently, as with everything in this new normal, is subject to change. Just recently, reports indicated that the transmission levels in King County are too high to reopen campus right now. We recognize that it is important for families to plan for a variety of possibilities in the fall.  At this time, we feel that it is important to share as much as possible about our hybrid model in the event that we can reopen campus safely for the first days of school.

Last updated August 3, 2020.

Planning Priorities

Multiple teams have been involved in the planning process for the 2020-2021 school year; the school-based leadership team, an advisory committee of faculty, the Crisis Response Team consisting of parents, staff, and experts in various fields, and the Board of Trustees. Each group contributed thoughtfully to the process over the last three months, dedicating many hours in order to develop a plan that realizes our highest priorities:

Ensure a Safe and Healthy Campus
Using science, data, and state and local guidelines, plan for the healthy and safe return to our campus.

Deliver an Effective, Dynamic Program
Establish a safe, consistent, cohesive, educational program that can leverage engaging online and in-person learning environments while keeping our commitment to offering a strong program reflective of our mission.

Enhance Community Connections
Maintain and strengthen our strong community bonds through community building, monitoring and supporting of social-emotional and mental health needs, and engaging the Meridian community in both virtual and in-person settings.

Build Capacity
Provide the training, support, and technology so that faculty, staff, and families feel prepared for the new realities of the 2020-2021 school year.

Sustain our School for the Future
Ensure a strong future for The Meridian School by protecting the financial viability of the organization and keeping the community together through this challenging period.

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