Equity-Centered Options

We are fully committed to the health and well-being of our faculty and staff, our students and families, and our administrators. For this reason, parents will retain the option for their child to remain in Responsive Distance Learning throughout the year. We also recognize that our mission calls upon us to provide support for our most vulnerable children and families. For this reason, we are working to create the possibility of a small number of students in grades 3-5 to be in-person with us-- either on campus or at a safe satellite location -- when School starts in September. While this will require additional hiring and investment in COVID-19 mitigation, we recognize that this may be the only option for some of our most vulnerable families.

Requirements for a return to in-person School instruction in September:

  • An initial conversation with a School administrator about the circumstances of need. This conversation must occur between August 1st and August 21st.
  • Documented need related to inability to secure daily supervision for a BWS student and/or
  • Documented academic need related to diagnosed learning difference or disability
  • Assumption of Risk and Return Agreement signed by legal guardian Mandatory daily health screenings and completion of Intent to Attend form one week prior to attendance in-person

All final decisions regarding a student's return to in-person School instruction in September will be at the sole discretion of the Bishop Walker School leadership