Dorm common rooms and Student Center Lounge will be closed. These spaces may open in limited capacity with 6-ft physical distance requirement in place, if conditions allow, later in school year.
Students may now have dorm refrigerators in rooms instead of using the community refrigerators.
Microwaves and coffee makers
Community microwaves and coffee/tea makers must be disinfected by the student before and after each use. With non-compliance, these items will be removed from dorms.
Double occupancy dorm rooms are divided into two sections using a ceiling to floor drape/track system; drapes are clear, heavy-duty plastic for easy cleaning and disinfecting
When both occupants are in a dorm room, drape may serve the purpose of cloth face covering, and students may remove their individual cloth face coverings, when drape is in closed position only.
Dorm occupants must always wear face coverings when dorm room drape is in the open position or when student is in dorm hallways/stairwells.
Dorm room furniture layout will be set by school to maintain heads of beds a minimum of 6-feet apart; students are not allowed to reposition dorm room furniture until further notice.
Weekends and Visiting Campus
Our overarching goal is to keep the community healthy. To that end we are requesting that families limit visits to campus initially. In addition, we ask families to plan for their daughter to be on campus for the first four to six weekends of the school year, limiting leave requests to essential circumstances. While off campus trips will be more limited, the Dean of Students Office and student leaders are hard at work planning amazing on campus activities which utilize our beautiful campus. Dorm parents will also help to bring the outside world onto campus by doing “runs” like grocery pick-ups and Starbucks takeout for their dorms. We will also share information with parents as to how they can sponsor dorm snacks for an evening. Due to space considerations, initially weekend activities will be open only to boarding students.
Hand sanitizer stations will be available at each dorm entrance.
Dorm residents will be assigned sink/shower/toilet stall in shared bathrooms; students will be taught to clean after each use with supplies provided by school.
Dorm residents will have assigned shower and laundry times.
Housekeeping staff will follow increased cleaning/disinfecting protocols established by our professional cleaning service, including cleaning of high contact surfaces and shared-use spaces (bathrooms, laundry rooms) per CDC guidelines.
Dorm traffic will flow per directional signage, with one-way hallways and stairwells.
Club meetings and other small-group social gatherings will be held virtually or in larger meeting spaces on campus (outdoors when at all possible) which allow for 6-foot physical distancing between participants.
Community Meeting Time (CMT) will be held virtually, students will “attend” with their advisory.
Class Meetings will either be held in the C/A where appropriate social distancing is possible or will be held virtually
Girls will meet with their Advisory at the start of the school day four mornings a week, in person if they are on campus.
Meals & Dining
The dining hall tables have been completely re-configured to allow for social distancing during meals. Dining space has expanded into the Student Lounge. We will have 3 lunch periods per day. Dining hall staff will serve students to limit handling of common utensils.
All air handling systems have been inspected and the school has consulted with its engineering advisors to determine optimal settings for outside-air, filtration, and number of exchanges per hour. Windows will be allowed to be opened to promote more outside air circulation. Students may provide their own HEPA/UV air filtration device for dorm room if needed.
Students will be encouraged/instructed to keep personal items (cell phones, devices) and personal work and living spaces clean.