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

COVID-19: Information & Resources

This page serves a source of basic information regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus. For specific information about on-campus policies and procedures, please click the "Resources for On-Campus Learning" box. 

Announcement

Updated 10/19/20

Sustaining in-person learning in the months ahead is, in part, contingent upon our ability to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Our community has done an exemplary job of mitigating risk through our safety protocols: mask-wearing, physical distancing, hand washing, optimized ventilation and HVAC, health screening, and activating our outdoor spaces. 

We have also benefited from several weeks of uninterrupted bright and sunny weather, which has made it possible for us to spend more time outdoors. And while we have another beautiful week of weather ahead and some tent heating units en route, we will need to take additional precautions to maintain a low risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus on campus as we prepare to spend even more time indoors.

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Karyl McGill and student

By Karyl McGill
Health Assistant

We’ve officially completed two months on campus — wow! While no one knew exactly what this school year was going to look like, we’re pleasantly surprised. Not only with the vigilance and commitment to great hygiene in our school community, but also the true embodiment of our motto ‘Each for All’.

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You Got This sign

The following missives were shared by GFA Faculty and Staff as a departing gift to the Class of 2020. As we close two months on campus amidst a global pandemic, these wise words to live by are important now more than ever.

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CN Tower Edgewalk

By Ghazanfar Kiani '25

Has anyone heard of the CN Tower Edgewalk? For those familiar with it, you know it is a scary thing to do. For those of you who don’t know, the CN Tower is in Toronto, Canada, and is a tourist attraction for many. 

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nature

Nature poet and essayist Wendell Berry once said, “The cultural cycle turns on affection… Affection leads, by way of good work, to authentic hope.” Drawing from a similar reverence for the world around them, seniors in Kevin Coll’s Nature Writing class recently shared their nature writings with their Upper School peers.

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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).

Helpful Resources

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