Battery Park Montessori: 2020 Reopening Plan

Open, Live, On-Site, and Full-Time

This Reopening Plan information represents a living document prepared for Green Ivy Schools (Pine Street School and Battery Park Montessori) by the leadership team, in conjunction with medical experts and based on governmental guidelines. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, so will this plan.

We will keep you updated, through this page and via email, as changes are necessary and with as much advance notice as possible. It is essential that we, as a community, all adhere to the safety measures and guidelines in place at any given time. In addition, let’s all work as a community to ensure safety while building an environment of warmth, mutual support, and understanding. Together, we will not only make the most of the situation, but do it the Green Ivy way, uplifting one another, learning more about each other and the world, and building a special bond through a unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Green Ivy Teachers: On the Coming School Year

Reopening Plan Details (as of: 8/28/2020)

LATEST UPDATES TO THE REOPENING PLAN:
8/25/2020
Travel & Quarantine Requirements
Travel to single-family houses in low population density areas of states that are not on the NYS Restricted States Executive Order is permissible. We strongly encourage travel by car, with as few stops as possible. If you choose to travel by train or plane, you will be required to quarantine for 14 days prior to your return to school.

While you are away from your New York City-area home, we ask that you continue to follow all current New York State and City safety guidelines, including maintaining in physical distancing, proper mask wearing, avoiding large crowds, refraining from indoor dining at restaurants, etc.




BRING YOUR FRIENDS! Extended to September 30!
For this year only, we are extending group annual tuition discounts of $4,000 per child for groups of two or more new families who enroll together at Battery Park Montessori for the 2020-2021 School Year.

*Mention the names of the families in your group when you connect with our Admissions team. It's that easy!

 



From the Founder

Adaptation, Vision & Unity

Dear Green Ivy Families,

This is the first of a weekly message I will send to provide context and perspective as we navigate this new world together.

The theme of this week's message is adaptation. I'm sure you appreciate why. Adaptation is the undercurrent of our lives right now. Practically every minute of every day, we find ourselves adjusting to circumstances on every front, personal and professional.

Read more about May 17, 2020 | Adaptation, Vision & Unity

Decisionmaking in the COVID Era

Dear Green Ivy Families,

You are very much on my mind these days, as I think about the incredibly complex matrix of decisions you are faced with in the coming weeks and months. I also recognize that a good chunk of the decisions you face are driven by where you are geographically during COVID, or perhaps where you feel you should be, and I recognize that school eventually plays a part in all of those decisions.

Read more about May 24, 2020 | Decisionmaking in the COVID Era


Resources

Coronavirus Guidance for Schools (National Association of Independent Schools)

COVID-19 Resources for Montessori Schools (American Montessori Society)

COVID-19 & Remote Learning Resources (International Baccalaureate)

COVID-19 Guidance on Reopening (New York City Government)

Guidance for Communities, Schools, Workplaces & Events (Centers for Disease Control)




Our Leadership Team

DR JENNIFER JONES
FOUNDER & CEO


EILEEN BAKER
HEAD OF SCHOOL,
PINE STREET SCHOOL


ANNA RITA PERGOLIZZI-WENTWORTH
HEAD OF SCHOOL,
BATTERY PARK MONTESSORI


BOB SMITH
MIDDLE SCHOOL DIRECTOR, PINE STREET SCHOOL


BARB RISTAU
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER


DR SAM ASHOO
EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN &
CONSULTANT, HEALTH & SAFETY