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.

Green Ivy Teachers: On the Coming School Year

Reopening Plan Details (as of: 11/16/2020)

LATEST UPDATES TO THE REOPENING PLAN:
11/16/2020
Conditions for moving to remote learning updated. Please see page 6 of the plan.

10/27/2020
Mask Requirements
Approved: Two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric; Approved disposable paper masks
Not Approved: Masks with a vent or valve; Gaiters
Students who arrive at school with a non-approved face covering will be given a disposable mask at the door.

Updated Exposure Definition:
Someone who has been within 6 feet of someone who tested positive for a total of 15 minutes over the course of 24 hours (updated from 15 minutes of one-time exposure)





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