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

Upper School

Upper School

 

The School Day Experience

In line with the GFA Mission, we are committed to partnering with students to create an environment that fosters our core values: passion, integrity, empathy, curiosity, and excellence.  While we need to create new protocols to allow for the health and safety of all members of the community, we remain committed to building community and providing an excellent, coherent academic experience.

  • Students will maintain appropriate physical distance of 6 feet apart.

  • Students and faculty will be required to wear masks while at school.

  • A revised schedule will provide longer class periods (predominantly 90 minutes) and fewer transitions; this will allow for better engagement in academic work, less time spent in transition between classes, and more flexibility for students and teachers.

  • Classes and advisory groups will gather in person; larger groups (class meetings, assemblies, and announcements, for example) will gather virtually.

  • To begin the year, clubs and student groups will meet virtually at designated times during the week.

  • Student lockers will not be in use; students will need to carry what they need for the day.

  • When not in class, students will be in study hall, seminar, or other supervised locations where distancing will be maintained. Students will not have the freedom to congregate in the traditional indoor spaces--such as the Common Room, senior hallway, or library--though outdoor spaces will offer students somewhat more freedom of movement.

  • In lieu of Harkness tables, most rooms will have desks set up to allow for appropriate physical distancing; students will not move them unless asked by the teacher.

  • Hallways will be marked to indicate one-way traffic through the building.

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.

Communications Archive

VIDEOS

Welcome Back, GFA Upper School!
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Andrew Jones and Bob Whelan in Conversation
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US Reopening Conversation with Andrew Jones and Bob Whelan
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