I want to assure you that we are closely monitoring the situation surrounding the spread of COVID-19 globally. We are hoping for the best, but of course planning for every scenario with students at the forefront of every decision we make. Please know that any decision we make is not taken lightly and has been made with the best intentions to keep our community safe and healthy. I will communicate decisions as I am able and thank you, in advance, for your understanding and patience.
To help mitigate risk, I am asking that all families continue to follow CDC protocols, practice good hygiene, limit travel to affected areas, take necessary precautions should you or your child become sick, and monitor CDC recommendations and restrictions as they evolve.
We will continue to assess the situation closely and be proactive in protecting our community. I am grateful to have the guidance of our exceptional Health Center staff, highly qualified local Health officials, two physicians who have given of their time to work closely with me, and, of course, the CDC recommendations and guidelines.
I thank you for your support and wish you well as we all navigate through this challenging time.
As of March 20, we have taken the following steps as precautions:
Academic Schedule/Return from break
We have adjusted the date to delay the return of all students to May 4 per government mandate. Students should not plan to be on campus until that day. This does not include those students who remained on campus this break due to travel restrictions. They have been asked to depart campus as soon as possible but by April 10.
Online distance learning began for all students on Thursday, March 26. We will maintain distance learning for all students and international students until the end of the term should we not be able to return. We are confident that we can ensure the continuity of our students’ education online until we are back on campus as a community of learners.
We have asked the adults on our campus who have traveled during spring break, or have been exposed to a suspected or positive case, to self-quarantine for 14 days. All faculty and staff are currently working from home and should continue that until April 6.
We are asking for your help in restricting all non-essential travel through May 4, and to follow all CDC guidelines and travel restrictions.
Revisit Days for Prospective Families and Students
Unfortunately, we have canceled our fun and informative revisit days for our recent admits. If you have younger children who have been recently admitted, please check out our Instagram and our home page to engage in the activities our Admissions team has created online for you. Our enrollment deadline remains April 10.
Other events on campus (administration of the ACT, campus rentals, concerts, team practices) have all been canceled through May 4. As well, no Tabor practices or mini-camps will occur through this date. The ISL has agreed to not hold practices when school is not in session.
The following events for students have been postponed:
Winter Athletics Banquet (3/24)
50 Days Dinner (4/9)
Senior Dinner (4/16)
These processes have moved online:
Proctorship Applications (due 3/27); to be turned in digitally
HOS Process (to being 4/2 w/ interest form, 4/14 ASM, 4/23 chapel, & 4/28 winners)
Class Election Speeches (4/17 or 5/1)
Advisor Selection Process (4/27); on schedule (digital form)
Housing Process (5/4); on schedule
These Parent Events have been postponed:
Parent Association Meeting (4/4)
Parent Night Out (4/7)
Community Appreciation Day (4/24)
Alumni Events: all events on and off-campus have been postponed up through May 6 (including the Boston gathering). We have not decided yet on Reunion and remain hopeful we can gather again soon!
Health Center: Main Line 508.291.8306
Director of Counseling: Dan Petrocelli 508.291.8567