May 24, 2020

Dear Mount Vernon Family,

Thank you for your commitment to The Mount Vernon School. On behalf of every faculty and staff member at the School, we are grateful for your support and engagement while we iterated plans, modified schedules, engaged in office hours, personalized the experience, and juggled new tech platforms. I could not be more proud of the Mount Vernon community, rallying around each other during a time of uncertainty, need, and even loss. 

Today’s final letter posted to the COVID-19 Update site highlights key topics for parents.

Reunite Series. I hope you have had the opportunity to review the three-part Reunite series. As a follow up to the series, the School has produced a pre-recorded Reunite Webinar responding to the trending information through invaluable feedback provided by the Mount Vernon community. Gaining insight into emerging trends throughout the summer from public health and government officials, all standards, protocols, and procedures considered in Reunite are evolving and will continue to be updated to reflect the requirements and recommendations as they become available to the School.  

Summer Hours. The School will continue to communicate regularly, posting critical information for reuniting in August. The Lower Campus and Upper Campus facility spaces will remain closed to the general public in June and July. If any modifications are made, the School will communicate with the appropriate group. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to any department/division during the summer months. 

Summer School Office Hours (May 26-July 31)
Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
School offices will be closed every Friday, beginning May 29 as well as June 29-July 10. 

Summer E-Packet. Information for families to prepare for the 2020-21 school year will be shared at two specific times over the summer. The first release on Monday, June 8 will include Summer Learning Resources, Family Handbook, Uniform Requirements, Athletic forms, Medical forms, Preschool forms, and a letter from each Division Head. The second release on Monday, July 13 will include Orientation Details, Carpool Maps, Technology Information, Parent Engagement Opportunities, Arts Lineup, and Athletic Schedules. 

Division Letters. Be sure to take one final review of the letters posted by division leaders. 

Whew! What a journey. Thank you for hanging in there with us. Beyond measure, we are blown away by the support of this community. 

Now, let’s reunite. 

In a safe and healthy way, Mount Vernon is committed and ready to return to the School in August, predicated on a shifting, fluid health situation. We will take the summer months to refine the details of the standards and guiding principles identified in Reunite in order to deploy the right model at the right moment.

Have a blessed summer,

Dr. Brett Jacobsen
Head of School

School Resources

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Wellness Resources

Weekly Chapel: May 20
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Latest Information

Centers for Disease Control
World Health Organization
US Department of State
Georgia Department of Public Health

MV Communications

May 24 Update: COVID-19
May 17 Update: COVID-19
May 10 Update: COVID-19
May 3 Update: COVID-19
April 26 Update: COVID-19
April 19 Update: COVID-19
April 13 Update: COVID-19
April 5 Update: COVID-19
April 2 Update: COVID-19
March 29 Update: COVID-19
March 23 Update: COVID-19
March 19 Update: COVID-19
March 16 Update: COVID-19
March 12 Update: COVID-19
March 10 Update: COVID-19
March 4 Update: COVID-19
February 28 Update: COVID-19

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