COVID-19 - School Reopening
2020 Health and Safety Reopening Plan - September 2, 2020
These plans reflects our current knowledge and will be updated as new information is made available.
First Day of School - August 26, 2020
- Toddler and Primary students returned to campus on the first day.
- Students in Grades 1-12 started classes virtually.
- Students in the Primary and Elementary Virtual-Only Academic Track had a staggered start.
Travel Advisory Reminder
While we are not able to restrict non essential travel for our Barrie students, families, and staff, we advise that you consider not traveling out of state during this time now that we have started to reopen our campus for in-person instruction. Please be aware that Governor Hogan issued a Travel advisory on July 28, 2020 for all Marylanders which states:
"The Maryland Department of Health strongly recommends that all Marylanders refrain from nonessential travel outside of Maryland due to the recent increase in COVID-19 infections in other states. Any Marylander returning from out-of-travel should get tested for COVID-19 promptly upon arrival in Maryland. Any Marylander who travels to a state with a COVID-19 test positivity rate above 10% should get tested and self-quarantine at home until the test result is received. The District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia are exempt from this recommendation.”
Therefore, if you choose to travel out of state (outside of the DC, Maryland, Virginia area) your child will need to be tested and self-quarantine at home until test results are received.
If you have any questions, please contact School Nurse Kirstie Abernathy, R.N.
Please see the Online Calendar for the most up to date information on re-imagined events, changes and cancellations.
4 - Open Barn - cancelled
17 - Middle & Upper School Retreats - cancelled
3 - Fall Festival & Homecoming Dance - cancelled
16 - International Childrens' Day - parade cancelled
16 - Diversity Symposium - to be rescheduled
26 - Grandparents & Special Friends Day - moved to February
By sending my student to school, I acknowledge that I have a part in keeping my student(s) safe. Please see Return to School Acknowledgment of Risk
In the Event of a COVID-19 Case on Campus
Any school in any community might need to implement short-term closure procedures regardless of community spread if an infected person has been in a school building. If this happens, CDC recommends the following procedures regardless of the level of community spread:
Written by Barrie School Director of Student and Family Services Dr. Natosha Speight and School Nurse Kirstie Abernathy, R.N.
- Maryland Department of Health - COVID-19 and Childhood Vaccinations
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Situation Summary
- Teaching Tolerance: Speaking Up Against Racism Around the New Coronavirus
- CDC Coronavirus Self Checker
- COVID-19 Information for Travel
- Department of Homeland Security Travel Restrictions and Instructions
- Maryland Department of Health Updates