Coronavirus Update – April 28, 2020

Dear Fairmont Community,

We hope you are in good health and your family eased back into the new normal of remote learning after spring break. While we would love to have the opportunity to see our students back on campus before the end of the school year, at this moment it still remains uncertain and we are planning for all possible contingencies. However, if state mandates are not lifted by May 15, we will not return to our campuses before the last day of school on June 5.

What hasn’t faltered is the excitement in planning end-of-year celebrations! Campus teams have been dedicated to creating fun interactive events to make one-of-a-kind memories for your kids … details will be coming soon from your campus directors. We don’t want to steal their thunder, but we are amazed at the creativity of the Prep’s team who are putting the finishing touches on what will be a heartfelt event for seniors featuring a hybrid virtual graduation and, when it’s safe to gather, a celebratory send-off-to-college party! Eighth-grade promotion celebrations will follow many of the same plans.

In the same spirit, we hope to open our summer programs as planned in June or at the latest early July for camp and school. These dates also remain uncertain and we will update you as more information becomes available. Our Preparatory campus summer school will continue as remote learning. Our summer team has another award-worthy line up for on-campus campers and, based on the success of the Virtual Spring Break Camp, they’re expanding our remote offerings with more live interactive segments combined with custom activity boxes mailed to your home! Not only is this an innovative contingency, but it’s a great option for parents who may prefer their kids to stay at home.

Safety is our #1 priority and we have formed a cross-departmental team to develop Fairmont Reopening Guidelines that will follow local, state and federal recommendations as well as those we determine may add an extra layer of safety for our students and employees. We’ll post these guidelines on our website and share them with you when completed. As soon as state officials give the green light and we welcome everyone back to our campuses and offices, you can trust that Fairmont will be ready and remain vigilant.

We have unwavering faith in our community’s ability to pull together and are heartened by the creativity and
resilience shown by the entire Fairmont family as we face this new normal together.

David Jackson, Chairman
Chad Jackson, President