Boarding Student Arrival Info

Boarding Students & Families,

We are eager to welcome you to campus for the 21-22 school year! 

The global pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives and has changed how we learn, travel, and form world-wide relationships. It is also changing how we approach this new school year and we wanted to provide you with the most up-to-date information.

 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL & ARRIVAL DATES

Our first day of school to Wednesday, August 18, 2021. 

Here is our new schedule for arrival:

New Student Move-in: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Returning Student Move-in: Saturday, August 14, 2021

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 18

 

INTERNATIONAL & DOMESTIC ARRIVAL 

Negative Test Result:

If you receive a negative test result from the last 72 hours, or proof of vaccination, you can come to campus!

 

Positive Test Result:

If a student tests positive, they must remain with their family or friend until they receive two negative test results.

If a student does not have family or friends to stay with, Brook Hill will find a safe residence off-campus where the student may stay until he or she receives two negative test results.

 

How can I get testing?

Brook Hill is able to facilitate the required testing, which can be given on campus upon arrival if you are unable to obtain it prior.

 

What If I can’t follow this protocol?

If you are not able to do so, please contact us in the Residence Life Office so that we can assist you in making alternative plans.

 

Travel Plans Form

If you already know your travel plans, please fill out this form.

 

PROTOCOLS FOR HEALTH & SAFETY    

Our Head of School, Rod Fletcher, announced our initial plans for health and safety during the school year. You can read about our protocols here.

 

HOW WILL BROOK HILL HANDLE POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS CASES AMONG BOARDING STUDENTS?

Should a boarding student test positive for the coronavirus, they will be relocated off-campus and receive care from a trained monitor until they receive two negative test results and are cleared to move back into the houses. Additionally, our student health insurance covers medical expenses, so they will be able to get the medical attention they need when they need it.

 

LIFE IN THE DORMS

We will be stressing the initial screening upon entrance to Brook Hill at the beginning of the school year, as well as instituting screening processes to start each school day, for as long as needed, in order to ensure that all those who come on campus are symptom free. By following this practice a more normal school and boarding experience can be enjoyed by students and staff alike. This will also allow students to live more normally in the dorms just as they have before.  We will still ask students to continue practicing good hygiene and safety behaviors. 

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVITIES

We will continue to offer on-campus events and activities as well as off-campus excursions. The Brook Hill School, in consultation with our Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC), will continuously monitor the local health conditions so that the best decisions are made to balance education, safety, and student life.

 

POSSIBLE MANDATORY CLOSURES IN THE FUTURE

Brook Hill does not anticipate closing the campus or the boarding houses during the school year. If we do close, it will be because our government has mandated it or we believe that continuing to remain open would be detrimental to our community.

If we are forced to close our dorms, we will work with each student and family to either get them home or to friends or family in the USA. We will continue to provide distance learning should this scenario occur.

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

You will be receiving additional updates and communication from us as we get closer to the start of the school year.

As always, your child’s health and wellbeing is our top priority. We cannot wait to welcome your student to campus!

If you have any questions, please contact me at srhoads@brookhill.org

 

All the best,

Shawn Rhoads

Director of Residence Life

Director of Campus Ministry

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