Being ‘in loco parentis’ is fundamental to being a school teacher. I am accustomed to my role at school as a ministry of presence, being out and about on the campus, popping into classrooms, maintaining relationships, checking in with people, greeting students.
As the Coronavirus situation evolves, Chandler is fortunate to receive expert help from members of our parent body in the medical profession and from parents who work for corporations closely monitoring developments.
For the 2020-2021 school year starting Wednesday, September 1, there will be changes in the school calendar (outlined below), and the school day for grades K-2 will be extended by an hour and end at 3:00 p.m.
Julie Lythcott-Haims, the Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University from 2002-2012, grew sufficiently concerned about trends she saw in first-year college students to write in 2015 How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success.