Dear KUA Community,
We have learned a great deal over the past few weeks on how to reopen a school, how to keep a community healthy and safe, and how to keep our mission alive in the face of such great uncertainty. Just as careful planning went into responsibly reopening campus in August, so too are we taking the necessary steps to bring our community safely back in January.
We continue to monitor infection rates here in our region and around the country, as well as process information and guidelines from federal and state agencies. We know that much can change as winter arrives in our area.
To that end, in partnership with the seven other schools in the Lakes Region League, we have made the decision to suspend on-campus athletics during the winter break. Our final day of classes and all other programming prior to break will be held November 21.
Below you will find additional dates to carry us through our return in January. We feel confident that the following dates will allow our community to return safely to campus to begin in-person instruction on January 11. However, we know that with COVID-19 we may encounter unforeseen disruptions. Please consider booking flexible or refundable tickets if possible.
Please note that beginning December 26 we ask that all students and faculty start an at-home period of heightened monitoring. This is a time when we ask that everyone increase their vigilance to ensure they avoid any potential COVID-19 encounters or exposures by taking necessary precautions in anticipation of their return to campus.
Shortly we will share information detailing testing protocols both prior to arrival and on campus. Advances in testing and access to those tests mean that we can achieve more accurate, more timely results – great news for us all.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with additional questions.
Head of School
Key Dates for Winter Break Travel
November 21: Last day of classes and programming; students may depart after their last campus commitment and will not be excused from class or activities
November 22: Departure date from campus for all students
December 7: Distance learning begins for all students
December 18: Distance learning ends and winter break begins
December 26: At-home heightened monitoring begins for all students and faculty
January 2: International students and students traveling by public transportation may return to campus
January 9–10: All remaining students return to campus
January 11: On-campus classes and programming resume