From the Desk of the Head of School- July 30, 2021

Dear Harding Academy Learning Community,

We had planned to lay out our health and safety protocols this week, but with the rapidity at which the context of the pandemic has changed over the last week, we want to give ourselves another week to assess our approach in order to best balance our students’ safety and our goal of opening in as normal a school year as possible. 

A few reminders: 
  • If you have not done so already, please read and acknowledge the 2021-22 Harding Handbook, which can be found on Magnus. Please take a moment to review the dress code, which we have worked to update while balancing lessons learned from last year with our stated goal of returning to more regular operating conditions.
  • Orientation day will be August 18, 2021. We will be on campus and in person, so we will spread out our grade levels, as you will see below
    • 8:00 - 8:45 - Kindergarten and Grade 1
    • 9:00 - 9:45 - Grade 2
    • 10:00-10:45 - Grade 3 and Grade 4
    • 11:00 - 11:45 - Grade 5
    • 12:15 - 1:00 - Grade 6
    • 1:15 - 2:00 - Grade 7
    • 2:15 - 3:00 - Grade 8
  • What an outpouring of letters in response to Mrs. Hopkins mid summer request! Thank you!

Finally, homeroom, advisories and travelling group lists will be up on CompassNet on August 9. Please know that a ton of time and care is invested in the development of these homerooms and advisories to position each and every student for the best possible experience. We are not in a position to change anything as it relates to these lists. Thank you for your understanding. 

David Skeen
Head of School
Inspiring The Mind  •  Nurturing The Spirit