The Fay School is tracking news and information about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Houston, TX. We ask that all Fay Families check this page for updates on The Fay School's proactive response and action steps to mitigate health risks from COVID-19.
From the Head of School
March 30, 2020
The unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic keeps evolving, as does Fay’s response. With that, we write to announce that The Fay School will extend its campus closure through Thursday, April 30. At this time, The Fay School plans to reopen on Monday, May 4, 2020, while using Friday, May 1, 2020 as a transition and preparation day for faculty.
Please know that we have not made this decision lightly. We are sorry for the disruption and potential stress that Fay’s extended closure will cause you and your family. However, we must do all we can to “flatten the curve.” We continue to use resources provided by the CDC, Houston Health Department, and Harris County Public Health as our guide. For a complete summary of The Fay School’s proactive response and action steps to mitigate health risks from COVID-19, click here.
After our first full week of our comprehensive Academic Continuity Plan, we will circulate a formal Academic Continuity Feedback Form to all parents. We will use data collected from this Academic Continuity Feedback Form to evaluate ways to enhance our Academic Continuity Plan further. In the meantime, if you have questions or feedback, please use the Feedback Form in My Portal.
Likely, the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be disruptive and will present each of us with challenges and opportunities to respond positively. Fay's COVID-19 Task Force, the Leadership Team, and our Board of Trustees continue to collaborate to carve out and communicate the best path forward for Fay.
We encourage all of you to check on the Fay Family Seesaw class! You should have received an email over the weekend. The Fay Family Seesaw class will be a Seesaw class similar to the one your child’s teacher uses for newsletters and home learning. We intend to add school spirit activities and other enrichment activities to keep your family connected to the broader Fay community and to provide extra entertainment and hands-on learning. We hope you will contribute by interacting with us through responses to our posts. If you did not receive the Fay Family Seesaw invitation email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember that we are all in this together, Fay Family. Thank you for your understanding, resilience, and patience as we continue to put the health and safety of your children first. Lastly, leadership is not about ability. It is about RESPONSE-ability.
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