Keeping Swift Healthy

Excellence by Design

Swift School prepares students with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences to be successful in life. That means succeeding in the face of whatever life throws at them, including a global pandemic. In the 2020-21 school year, Swift will provide the highest quality education available for children with language-based learning differences and will deliver that education in as safe a manner as possible. The School’s faculty and staff have reviewed their experiences from remote learning in the Spring 2020 semester; conducted research on best practices; and considered the input of parents, students, teachers and health experts—all to craft plans that will ensure students’ continued academic and social-emotional growth as the Swift community faces this public health crisis together.

Key Understandings

Swift School is operating under the following assumptions:

  • A quick return to our previous conception of normal is unlikely.
  • Heightened attention must be placed on matters of wellness and public health which impact our students, their families and the formats in which instruction occurs.
  • Campus operations must be adapted to allow for physical distancing and best hygiene practices, including frequent handwashing and sanitizing.
  • Spikes of COVID-19 infection in the community may cause short-term, place-specific, stay-at-home orders during the 2020-21 school year.
Plans and Protocols

Since the spring of 2020, members of the Swift School administration, faculty and board of trustees have been working on school operating plans for both on-campus instruction and all-school remote learning. Task forces on health and safety, academic vibrancy, technology, professional development, finance, and facilities have created the following plans that are constantly vetted and updated as necessary.