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

 

Resources for On-Campus Learning

We are excited to offer a five-day on-campus educational experience for all of our students. Because of the nature of COVID-19, the school is taking significant precautions to mitigate the risks to members of our community. As you will see this is a complicated endeavor that will require partnership between the school and our families. We ask that families work with the school in ensuring your children take appropriate precautions when not on campus. By doing this we can provide for the health and safety for everybody and make sure we are able to stay on campus providing the best possible educational experience for your children.

Travel and Holiday Safety Guidelines

We recognize that the holiday season is a time for families and loved ones to reconnect. The pandemic understandably makes that prospect more difficult as it relates to travel, yet many in our community will likely need to travel out of state or host relatives at home. We ask that everyone remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions to minimize our exposure to the novel coronavirus. 

HEALTH PROTOCOLS

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. As more students return to schools in Connecticut, 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 (kraby@gfacademy.org) 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.

Campus Preparations

Family Preparations

Additional Schoolwide Information

Contacts

Rapid Response Team

Associate Head of School:
Victor Llanque, 203-349-7403

Interim Head of Lower School:
Jane Verlin, 203-349-7213

Head of Middle School:
Drew Meyer, 203-256-7569

Head of Upper School:
Andrew Jones, 203-256-7570 

GFA Health Center:
Kathleen Raby, RN, 203-256-7535

Director of Athletics:
Tauni Butterfield, 203-256-7517

Enrollment and Financial Aid:
Ann Miller, 203-256-7525

 

Helpful Resources

Lower School

Middle School

Upper School

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A Conversation with Jane Verlin, Head of Lower School
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A Conversation with Drew Meyer, Head of Middle School
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A Conversation with Andrew Jones, Head of Upper School
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