Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12, coed school in Westport, CT

COVID-19: Information & Resources

Travel and Holiday Safety Guidelines

At GFA, we have updated our travel rules in an effort to minimize the impact of travel on both the safety of the community and the quality of the program. We encourage you to review these travel rules carefully and reach out to us if you have any questions. We also ask that you check the Connecticut State Travel Advisory page before making any travel plans.

COVID-19 Testing on Campus


We would like to update you on important refinements to our health and safety protocols. We are working closely with the Westport/Weston Health District in developing protocols to guide our response to various COVID-19 scenarios. State and local public health officials are updating their guidance for schools. In our own experience at GFA, we have also observed the need for greater clarity around what families should do whenever students present symptoms that are typically caused by common colds, allergies, or other causes.  

Below you will find updated guidelines in each scenario. Please do not hesitate to contact Kathleen Raby, RN ( should you need additional clarification. 

Health Monitoring

The school will provide a checklist to families to monitor their child’s health on a daily basis prior to the start of the school year. We ask that you regularly check their symptoms to ensure we can keep the entire community healthy. We will send more information about this as we get closer to the start of the school year.

Daily Protocols

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, students, faculty, and staff will be practicing physical distancing in combination with other everyday preventive actions, including wearing cloth face coverings, avoiding touching one’s face with unwashed hands, and frequently washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Important Contacts:

Rapid Response Team

Kathleen Raby, School Nurse, RN, BSN: 203-256-7535

Jennifer Campbell, CFO/COO: 203-256-7543

Victor Llanque, Associate Head of School: 203-581-1872

Jason Hannum, Coordinator of Campus Security: 203-256-7507

Stephanie Van Hatten, Upper School Counselor: 203-256-7550

Jackie Woods, Middle School Counselor: 203-349-7203

Corinne Kennelly, Lower School Counselor: 203-349-7218

More Resources for On-Campus Learning

Social distancing


Helpful Resources


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To minimize the possible transmission of these respiratory viruses, please
remember to:
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, with unwashed hands.
  • Cough or sneeze into your mask. Please replace your mask if it is soiled. 
  • Routinely clean frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home if you have early symptoms indicative of influenza (e.g., fever, headache, extreme fatigue, dry cough, sore throat, muscle aches, or a runny nose with unusual tiredness.
  • Stay home until fully recovered from an illness (e.g., have no fever, vomiting or diarrhea for at least 24 hours, are no longer extremely fatigued and have significantly reduced respiratory symptoms).

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John Nash

In the latest installment of the Upper School Friday Speaker series, Athletics Communications Coordinator John Nash talks his love of writing, "Project 365", and longtime career in journalism.

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winter reading challenge

Lower School Librarian Christine Fecteau sent students home for winter break with a reading journey ahead of them. The Winter Reading Challenge encouraged all of our students to keep reading while off-campus with a series of different challenges to complete — some of the kids even completed all of them at once! 

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Michele Ames

In the GFA Middle School, faculty were welcomed back on campus with a prompt, “What’s the best part about being a teacher?” This exercise allowed the space for pause and reflection of why educators do what they do — and the results are inspired. 

Read More about Why I Teach: Volume I

By Heather Heenehan
US Science, Sustainability Coordinator

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