School closures due to COVID-19 have impacted 97% of students around the world and many schools, like Lake Mary Prep, made a successful transition to full distance learning. Over the last three months, we have seen many changes in the world, and with those changes, LMP has learned to adapt to those changes because of our dedicated faculty and staff. Since our shift to eLearning in March, our leadership team has been meeting daily with educational leaders from around the world to create a reopening plan that prioritizes two things:
The safety and health of our students, faculty, and staff
The desired outcomes to place LMP as a top learning destination for students, parents, and faculty
Based on feedback from a variety of sources, we have established our "current" reopening plans, which we will continue to update and alter throughout the summer based on new recommendations and guidelines established by the CDC. In order to help each family process all the new information, we will host a “Lower School COVID Hour” and a “Secondary School COVID Hour” in two weeks. We will be sending additional information about these sessions in the coming days so you can plan accordingly. The sessions will be held through Zoom, and there is no need to attend if you are comfortable with the plan as it stands today. Keep in mind, what we have today may change over the next two months, which is why we will continue to work with schools, physicians, the CDC, and our local government to ensure a safe return to LMP in August. Throughout the summer we will update our webpage with informative training videos and additional documents to prepare everyone for a safe return to campus.
After reviewing our Reopening Plan
, we would like to ask all parents/guardians to complete our Reopening Survey in order to plan accordingly for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have multiple children enrolled at LMP, please complete one survey for each child. We realize we are still in June and things could get better or worse, but we still need to know where each family stands about returning to campus or eLearning. We will send the same survey out one more time in July to see if your plans have changed based on the possibility of new guidelines from the CDC.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your patience and understanding throughout this difficult time. If we continue to work together, we are certain our children will be the ones who benefit the most.