Dear Nazareth Community,
We hope everyone is enjoying a pleasant summer and that you and your loved ones continue to be well in these trying times.
In considering all viable options for reopening Nazareth, we, as an institution, remained vigilant in considering plans that best ensured the safety and security of all students, faculty members and staff. Each proposed design led us back to a simple, yet mindful, notion; which reopening scenario best provides a safe haven for students, faculty, and staff and, simultaneously, promotes ongoing, quality instruction.
Following a lengthy review of survey results, the analyzing of additional feedback from families and staff, and gauging the potential impact that external factors can have on spreading COVID-19 within our Nazareth family, we have decided to start the new year with the continuance of our distance learning model, through the first quarter. During that time, we will reassess the state of the pandemic and make a determination regarding the remainder of the first semester. Our hope is to begin implementing a hybrid/blended learning model once it is clear that the situation is moving in a more positive direction and that expansive uncertainties have subsided.
To begin the year, all grades will complete their coursework using Google Meet, Hangout and Zoom Group Video-Conferencing. Classes will continue to meet every day, for each scheduled period. We will build on our successes from the spring and seek to enhance our curriculum and distancing learning platforms.
We ask that you join us on Wednesday, August 12, at 6:30 pm for a reopening information session.
Further details regarding the meeting will be forwarded via email. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us.