The Foote School leadership team, in partnership with the Campus Reopening Task Force and the Board of Directors, has developed a plan for reopening campus that is guided by several key principles:
Health and Safety
Our highest priority is the health and wellbeing of the entire Foote School community—students, parents, teachers and staff. We have re-imagined our program and implemented a series of safety measures in order to create as safe a learning environment as possible.
emotional wellbeing & in-person learning
Our reopening plan prioritizes the social and emotional wellbeing of students by getting students and teachers back on campus safely for in-person teaching.
We are pleased that we are able to offer in-person learning on campus four days a week (Monday through Thursday). Students will engage in a comprehensive and challenging program of academics, specials and physical education.
Our plan is flexible by design to be responsive to changing health conditions. If conditions permit, we may loosen restrictions and carefully re-introduce various aspects of the school program. If conditions worsen, we are prepared with contingency plans, up to and including a return to full remote learning.
Reopening Task Force Members
Foote's reopening planning was guided by a task force composed of Foote administrators and staff along with leaders in public health, medicine, higher education, risk management and crisis communications, many of whom are Foote parents. We are grateful to this group of professionals for their guidance as we chart our path forward.
Task Force Members
Head of School
Former Head of School
President, Foote School Board of Directors
Assistant Head of School
Business Manager & CFO
Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Yale School Medicine & Footes consulting pediatrician
Chief of Allergy & Immunology, Yale School of Medicine
Senior Vice President for Institutional Affairs &
General Counsel, Yale University
Director of Communications
Assistant to the Head of School
CEO, Fred C. Church Insurance
Duby McDowell '75
Founder, McDowell Communications Group
Aléwa Cooper, Head of School
Chrissy Khachane, Head of Lower School
David Sklar, Business Manager & CFO
Foote Front Desk