Planning for School ReOpening 2020

For the last couple of months, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced our community to quickly adapt and creatively reimagine how we deliver education and the student experience at Saint Andrew’s. Our transformation to this “new normal” continues today, and we take great pride in how our students and families, faculty, staff, and administrators have embraced such a highly dynamic and evolving environment. 

Saint Andrew’s is and will continue to be a great school. From our award-winning academic, athletic, and extra-curricular programs, to our world-class facilities and faculty, we are positioned to deliver an education like no other. Our genuine commitment to developing the whole student in mind, body, and spirit has been our distinguishing characteristic for decades. Our flexibility and willingness to think differently, innovate effectively, and embrace new challenges and opportunities will continue to demonstrate our school’s leadership in education. 

We are happy to share with you the SAS ReOpening Plan: SAOnCampus & SA@Home for how we intend to begin the school year in August. 
 

Guidelines & Information

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  • + Health Protocols for Visiting Campus

    The Saint Andrew's School administration has increased precautionary measures by implementing health screening protocols that will be applicable to employees, parents, students, and visitors prior to entering campus.
     
    The health screening protocols include the following:
     
    Temperature Screen -  
    • Screener at welcome center will use a No -Touch Thermometer 
    • Screeners will take temperature at arm’s length, using the infrared non-contact thermometer.
    • If 100.4 or greater, individuals can NOT enter campus.

    Attestation of Wellness Questionnaire-
      • All Vehicle occupants will answer a series of questions in regards to physical symptoms, recent close contacts with suspected or confirmed individuals with COVID-19, and local and international travel.
    • If a yes to any of the questions or a refusal to answer the questions, individuals can NOT enter campus.
     
    Any information collected as part of the screening process will be treated as confidential.
  • + Prospective Families

    Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. At SA, we want to support you in this process by listening to what matters to you.

    At this time, the Admission Office remains open and is still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. You may contact our office at 561.210.2020 or admission@saintandrews.net for more information.

    Interested in learning more about our students? Take a peek at our news and read about Scots in action. Or visit our Meet the Students page.

    And did you know that our 81-Acre campus and facilities are the largest for any private school in Palm Beach County? If you’re interested in virtually exploring our campus, visit our Google Maps tour or check out our drone tour of campus.
     
    You can watch more school videos from Saint Andrew's School by visiting our Video Gallery page
  • + ReOpening Planning

    We Are Planning for the 2020-2021 School Year
    For the past several weeks, we have been actively involved in scenario planning for the 2020-2021 school year. This planning is being done in collaboration with many of our partner organizations, such as The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS). We are also closely monitoring guidelines from local and state public health organizations, the Florida Department of Education, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, we have an ongoing relationship with Dr. Luchtan and the Boca Pediatric Group, and we are thankful for Dr. Luchtan's medical and scientific guidance as we navigate the complexities of this public health emergency.

    Of course, our hope is to come back to school on time and in the safest possible way. We have three primary planning teams: Academic Life, Campus Operations/Health and Wellness, and Finance. The basic scenarios we are modeling for the start of the school year are:

    1. An on-time opening in August with appropriate health and safety measures in place. Those measures could include social distancing guidelines, increased health and wellness checks, and increased cleaning and sanitation, as well as others. Our 81-acre campus and facilities provide tremendous flexibility for us to serve our students in the safest manner possible, and this includes repurposing existing instructional spaces. 

    2. A delayed start to on-campus education. The school year would begin with distance learning, and we would work to get back to campus as soon as possible.

    3. A hybrid mix of both on-campus and distance learning. 
    While we cannot predict what the 2020-2021 school year will look like, we are modeling the potential impact the different scenarios could have on both our revenue and expenses. It is too early to make decisions about changes to tuition or prorated credits for days in distance learning, but we are evaluating these matters on a regular basis. Our approach is consistent with that of independent schools across the country, the majority of which are facing similar issues as a result of this global pandemic.
     
  • + Commitment to our Families and Students

    We Are Committed to Our Students and Families
    As always, we work with all of our students and families to meet their needs and deliver on our mission. This includes our commitment to:

    Health, safety, and well-being. Ensuring we can meet the standard of care for maintaining the safest possible environment on campus and devoting the necessary resources for student support in both in-person and virtual modes.

    Academic excellence. Continuing to refine and improve our ability to deliver the highest quality education in person, online, and in a hybrid environment.

    Building community. Keeping our community connected in person and virtually.

    Financial aid. The Board recently voted to increase the financial aid budget for 2020-2021 to help meet hardship requests.

    Flexibility. The Business Office will work with families to adjust their scheduled payment plans as requested.
  • + College Admissions Report Class of 2020

  • + In the News

    Read how our AP Chemistry Students Have Created a Hand Sanitizer Business and Donated Profits to Charity

    Read how one of Our Upper School Students Helped Raise $1.4 million to Benefit Make A Wish

    Read how Two of our Alumni had to put Olympic Dreams On Hold

    Learn about the growth of basketball in Florida in an interview with Head Basketball Coach John O'Connell by the Herald.
     
    Learn about how Head Volleyball Coach was Dawn Jones featured by Palm Beach Post about connecting with her student-athletes during COVID-19.
  • + Options for Summer Studies

    Are you looking for a way for your children to continue their education throughout the summer break? 

    New Options for Students Entering Grades 3 - 8

    Saint Andrew’s Summer Studies offers a variety of online blended courses specifically for students entering grades 3 - 8 during the summer months. Our two-week sessions provide opportunities for your children to retain what was already taught throughout the school year as well as build additional skills in various disciplines, including literacy, math, science, design technology, and the arts. We understand and value the importance of providing course offerings and activities to give young students a well-rounded educational experience. 

    Schedule and Offerings
    For students entering grades 3 - 5, you can sign up for classes that will introduce and expose students to the next level of literacy and math skills needed as they get ready to step up to the next grade level. 

    For students entering grades 4 - 8, you have enticing options for distance learning such as Science Investigations, Mandarin for Me, Exploring Graphic Novels, Jumpstart Algebra I, Game Design and Coding, Playwriting and Acting, Engineering and Design, and much more. Click here to review the LS/MS Summer Studies Guide.

    Sessions run daily in two-week intervals for just over 2 hours. Sessions include time for students to connect with the teacher and classmates online through Google Meet, as well as time for independent work. Students may sign up for both morning and afternoon, morning only, or afternoon only classes, depending on what works best for your schedule. 

    Session I: June 8 - June 19
    Session II: June 22 - July 3 

    AM 
    9:00-10:00 Live Google Meet (60 mins) 
    10:00-10:30 Break & Independent Work 
    10:30-11:15 Live Google Meet (45 mins) 

    PM 
    12:30-1:30 Live Google Meet (60 mins) 
    1:30-2:00 Break & Independent Work 
    2:00-2:45 Live Google Meet (45 mins)

    New Options for Students Entering Grades 9 - 12
    We are delighted today to provide complete information on Summer Studies 2020 for the Upper School! Our academic leadership team has worked hard since March to develop an exciting offering of “blended” Summer course offerings, combining live Google Meet sessions and independent learning activities for our students this year. 
     
    While we continue to deliver many of our typical offerings during Summer Studies, we have also expanded our program to include more electives and academic enrichment opportunities. Explore an elective or academic enrichment offering that you might not otherwise take such as Honors Math Problem Solving, Journalism, Acting, Digital Art, French/Spanish Workshop, Introduction to Roblox Scripting, and more. 

    With camp and travel cancellations, students who might not normally consider classes during the summer will now have the opportunity to learn from the comfort of their own home or vacation location. Click here to review the updated Upper School Summer Studies Course Guide. 


    If you have any questions related to Summer Studies, please contact Liz Mulligan at liz.mulligan@saintandrews.net. 
     

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