I hope this finds you well. I’m writing to provide updates about several COVID-related topics: communication about cases on campus, vaccination rates, plans for weekly testing, and contact tracing.
As we begin our first full week of classes today, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the joy of being together in community. I hope you, too, are feeling the energy of renewed and emerging friendships, the excitement of learning together on this beautiful campus, and the infinite possibilities of a new year.
I hope this finds you well. I’m writing to share information about community vaccination rates and vaccination requirements for both employees and students.
As we look toward fall and what we all hope will be a “more normal” start of school, there is a sense of excitement as well as a sense of concern. Many children have been home for a full year or more and on top of the normal start-of-school jitters and butterflies, they have the added weight of post-pandemic re-entry fears. We asked our psychology team here at Westtown to share some advice to help children of all ages prepare for school this fall. Read more!
Perception determines and drives our approach, attitude, and actions in any given situation. The current global pandemic we are facing —and our varying responses to it— is a testament to the power of perception and how it impacts our experience, our behaviors, and the choices we make moment to moment. Read more!
In response to the violence of systemic racism that we have witnessed this year, Marissa Colston, our Equity and Inclusion Specialist, offers ways in which all of us can engage in nonviolent action. Read more!