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Upper School Director Notes

A Message from Upper School Director Dr. Anna Barter:

Dear Upper School Families,

I hope that this E-News finds you doing well and eagerly awaiting the Thanksgiving holiday. I look forward to this season each year as it offers us the time to pause and remember the many blessings in our lives. It is my hope that students will be able to rest and recharge so that they are energized for the weeks leading up to our semester exams.

As you know from the communication that went out yesterday, we are facilitating remote learning for all of our students during the week of November 30-December 4 as well as following a rotating cohort model the week of December 7-11. I believe that these weeks will be invaluable as they allow students, faculty, and staff to transition back to school in a safe manner that gives our students the best chance of being able to sit for their final exams on-campus and in-person. I am grateful that the Upper School faculty has the ability to wholeheartedly engage with students no matter the learning scenario, and I am confident that we have the necessary technology put in place. During the week following Christmas break, January 4-8, we will also facilitate remote learning for all of our students before welcoming everyone back to campus on January 11.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the Visitation community. I appreciate everyone's commitment to supporting our mission amidst such challenging circumstances, and I am grateful to see us continuing to grow the minds and hearts of our students each and every day.

Sincerely,

Anna Bachman Barter, PhD
Director of Upper School