The Fall Return to Campus (RTC) Committee is planning for multiple possible eventualities to comply with potential government mandates. The Committee and its subcommittees consist of faculty and administrative staff at all program levels. Our guiding mission is the safety of faculty, staff, and students while continuing to provide the exceptional quality of the Montessori School of McLean education.
Subcommittees are analyzing guidance and requirements from multiple agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health, and gathering advice from the American Montessori Society and Independent School Management to inform decisions to ensure that MSM is in a strong position to manage fall reopening complexities. Using the lens of safely returning to campus, the RTC subcommittees are conducting a comprehensive audit of MSM to address areas such as: Health, Safety, and Wellness; Operations and Logistics; Regulations and Guidance; and of course, Fidelity to the Montessori Method.
Please remember that even with the most comprehensive and airtight plan, schools need to remain flexible to be able to pivot seamlessly from one learning module to another as health data and state mandates require. Also, be aware that no matter how many layers of protection we put into place, we cannot guarantee with absolute certainty that someone will not contract the coronavirus. However, MSM will go above and beyond to create the safest possible learning environment for all.