Letter to Parents, March 24, 2020
I hope all members of the Craig family are healthy and safe in these uncertain times. I have heard from many folks and the overwhelming theme has been we would rather be together at school!
On March 13, I notified you about The Craig School closing because of the COVID-19 virus. Immediately following my letter, Janet Cozine and Eric Caparulo outlined the online learning environment we are now experiencing. As promised, here is our update:
The Craig School campuses will remain closed for an extended period of time. We are following the NJ guidelines for the Coronavirus, and no timetable has been determined by the state.
We will follow our Spring Break schedule as planned, beginning at the end of school on Friday April 3rd through Monday April 13th. We are planning for online classes to resume on Tuesday April 14th.
On Monday April 13th, I will send another update.
The diligence, patience, and flexibility with our online learning among all members of the community has been amazing, and speaks to the efforts of our Craig family. This level of online teaching has never occurred at Craig before. Janet Cozine and Eric Caparulo have worked extremely hard with their faculty to deliver an educational program. I thank al who have made contributions to helping us as well.
In the coming weeks, we will need to make new decisions about scheduled on and off campus events. All event notices will be made through the weekly emailed newsletters from the Lower and Middle School and Craig High School. Copies of our newsletters are in the Parents Section of the Craig website.
As we reach the midpoint of our second week of our online learning experience, I wish to make a few observations. First, you should be proud of your youngster moving to this new way of learning. It is not easy for anyone. Second, I am proud of how the students and teachers have embraced all we are trying to do for each other right now. We were not “built” for online learning as the primary way to educate. Many of us are trying new things daily. We will continue to make modifications.
We are a remarkable community. We will get through this together.
Head of School