Newtown Friends School is committed to having our students learn in a safe environment. Since March 2020, Newtown Friends School administrators, in coordination with a Covid-19 Task Force composed of members of the board, faculty, parents, and physicians have worked diligently to safely keep our students in school. The group has actively and creatively developed health and safety plans including modifications to the schedule and calendar, health and hygiene measures, using the school building differently, policies for group gatherings, and ways to apply our longstanding educational strengths that will meet the needs of our school community.
Our plans reflect information and recommendations from the following sources:
They also reflect best practices in creating a robust learning environment under the current conditions. Quarantine/Isolation Protocols:
Families and staff should alert the school about positive COVID cases. Newtown Friends School will follow the guidance of the CDC
for quarantine and isolation.
Guided by our mission, we continue to work in close partnership with our families to help keep our community as safe as possible.