COMMUNITY UPDATE 3/13/2020
Dear Egremont Families,
On behalf of our Egremont Board of Directors, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our school community for the many positive and supportive emails I have received over the past few weeks related to our updates regarding the Coronavirus issue. This has definitely been a difficult time for our community, nation, and world... as we attempt to deal with the many facets involved with the COVID-19 State of Emergency and Pandemic.
As most of you are aware, LAUSD has made the decision to close its campuses. Out of an abundance of caution, our Board of Directors has drawn the same conclusion. After careful consideration and monitoring, we will be suspending on campus classroom instruction and activities beginning on Monday, March 16th. Egremont will remain closed for at least two weeks.
As previously mentioned, our Egremont staff engaged in technology seminars today to equip themselves with the tools necessary for a successful transition to on-line learning and distance instructional program support. We will begin the learning format transition as of Wednesday, March 18th. This will allow for our faculty, staff, and families to prepare for the temporary change of routine.
Today, students should take their books and supplies home with them in order to complete upcoming assignments. Teachers will be instructing students on the expectations set forth from this on-line distance learning via email correspondences on Monday, March 16th. More details related to instruction will be forthcoming.
We will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions related to reopening our campus for instruction based on CDC and health agency recommendations. You will be informed accordingly.
Please note that there are no cases of COVID-19 at our school. This decision to close is based on the ever-changing information presented to the public. As always, the health and well-being of our Egremont community are our top priority. We are aware of the potential hardships and challenges this decision may cause for some of our families... and we understand that not everyone may agree with this decision. Nevertheless, it is what we deem to be appropriate to do at this time.
Egremont faculty and staff will remain on campus to provide the remote learning structure. We are available to answer questions and to lend support to our families. Together, we will get through this trying time and unite for the well-being of our most precious gifts - our little ones!
I am extremely honored to work alongside our incredible faculty and staff as they continue to demonstrate their commitment to our students. I want to thank our Egremont families for their support and patience.
I encourage all families to continue to monitor our school website, your email, and social media accounts for additional updates... as they become available.
Thank you for the trust you have in us to continue to educate your children. We are a strong and united Egremont family!
With much appreciation,
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Egremont Schools, Inc. is a nonprofit, coeducational, independent Preschool-Grade 5 day school serving approximately 135 students on one site in Chatsworth, California. Egremont was founded in 1936 in Costa Mesa, California. Since its inception, Egremont Schools, Inc. has always been guided by a mission to provide high-level academics, a commitment to character education, and a belief in a broad offering of programs.
Egremont Pride...Eagle Spirit!
Over the years, the academic programs in Preschool-Grade 5 have reached unparalleled heights, driven by the twin beliefs that students seek that place where they are "challenged but not stressed," and that students are capable of extraordinary academic achievement. Three ingredients combine to help create this academic achievement: a strong academic curriculum; dynamic teachers who are skilled in their disciplines and who instill a love of learning; and a talented and diligent student body that spurs itself towards continual intellectual growth.