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We cannot sing your praises enough. Our daughter LOVED today. You are nothing short of incredible to be able to create this much magic under such crazy circumstances. She didn’t want to go to bed because she kept wanting to tell us snippets about the day. For all of the huge and tiny and important and not seemingly important details that made today such a fantastic day... we are indebted to you.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!
Thank you so much for an amazing first day!! I asked my son to tell me one thing he liked the most and he said he can’t choose one because he loved everything about today. Thank you so much!!
“Despite all of the uncertainty in the world, you have collectively found a way to bring joy and happiness back into a socially distant time. My kids have been beaming with excitement at all of the changes and creativity around them.”
In the face of a fast-moving pandemic, spring of 2020 required swift action from Far Hills Country Day School’s administration, faculty, and staff. Overnight, we pivoted from having a campus full of smiling, curious students, to meeting those faces online. Rather than dwell on what was supposed to be, we forged ahead with a new, fluid plan that allowed us to continue to work with our students in the best ways possible. Our Kindergarten students completed their Wonder Projects and presented them digitally; our Grade 5 students went virtual whale watching; and our art department coordinated an art pen-pal initiative. Challenging? Yes. Different? Yes. Successful? YES!
As we prepared for the 2020–21 school year, the Far Hills Country Day School Senior Leadership Team, in concert with the Board of Trustees and the Reacclimation Task Force, developed a reopening strategy with flexibility in mind. Flexibility enables us to support the diverse needs of students and families and allows us to respond to the situation that continues to evolve due to COVID-19.
- made adjustments to the course schedule and classroom layouts necessary to meet safe distancing guidelines across a full course schedule.
- facilitated a better learning environment should the need arise to return to a distance or hybrid setting, by expanding the power of our technology.
- planned for safe programs to deliver the extended day you have come to expect from Far Hills.
- arranged for additional cleaning and deep sanitization throughout the school year.