We want to share with you our updated measures and guidance with regard to COVID-19. At the time of this writing there are still no confirmed cases of the illness in Chester County. The health and safety of our students, staff, and families is our top priority. While TCS monitors other Pennsylvania school closings and other residential schools, TCS makes decisions independently based on the school’s unique needs and situation, as well as guidance from external agencies. The school has established a COVID-19 task force that will continue to monitor the situation closely, make adjustments to the below measures as needed, and communicate these in a timely manner.
This morning we came to the decision that Spring Break would be moved to Saturday, March 21 to Sunday, April 5, 2020 because of the quickly evolving situation and the risk of transmission in school settings. Because of the unique needs of our students and us being a residential school we thought we needed to give parents some time to prepare for this significant change.
Shortly after the letter to the parents was sent out and while we were in the process of sending out the letter to you, Governor Wolf announced mandatory school closing for all PA schools for the next two weeks beginning Monday March 16. We are complying with this order and The Camphill School will be closed as directed. The previously announced change to spring break will remain in effect. Next week will therefore be a school closing followed by two weeks of spring vacation.
Today, Friday March 13, will therefore be the last day of school for all students. We have requested that residential students be picked up by their parents as soon as possible.
Please read the full letter from our medical office by clicking on the link below.