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

return to school

 

Returning to Campus: Quisque Pro Omnibus

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.

Lower School

Middle School

Upper School

Campus Preparations

Family Preparations

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.

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.

Additional Schoolwide Information

HEALTH PROTOCOLS FOR RESPONDING TO CONFIRMED OR SUSPECTED COVID-19

The intent of this information is to provide an overview of Greens Farms Academy’s approach to confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases on campus. Our protocols will continue to evolve as more specific guidance from the Westport/Weston Health District and Connecticut State Department of Health becomes available.

Key Upcoming Dates

All School:

  • August 12: Communication from the divisions focusing on program.

  • August 19: Additional details about starting the school year

  • The week of August 24: Students begin learning new practices and routines for attending school.

Lower School 

  • August 4–6: PreK Visit Days 

  • August 11–13: Kindergarten Visit Days

  • August 31: Lower School Orientation (Grades PreK-4) 

Middle School 

  • August 26 & 27: Orientation for all fifth grade students and new sixth through eighth grade students. Returning sixth through eighth grade students will receive more information about school protocols (including videos).

  • September 1: First Day of School for all students.

Upper School
The Upper School will start with an orientation that blends on-campus and virtual elements:

  • August 24: 9th Grade Orientation On Campus, 10:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.; 10th Grade Class Meeting (Virtual) 1-2 p.m.

  • August 25: 10th Grade Orientation On Campus, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; 11th Grade Class Meeting (Virtual) 1-2 p.m.

  • August 26: 11th Grade Orientation On Campus, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; 12th Grade Class Meeting (Virtual) 1-2 p.m.

  • August 27: 12th Grade Orientation On Campus, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

  • August 28: 9th-11th Grade Advisory and All Classes Meet (Virtual) 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • September 1: Classes will begin meeting in person

  • Preseason: Fall athletic teams will offer an abbreviated preseason with practices August 24–27, 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Helpful Resources

Contacts

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