As we approach this year together as a school community, all members of the community—students, families, faculty, and staff—will be asked to commit to these shared goals and expectations:
1. Each of us has a responsibility to others in the community to adhere fully to the School’s health protocols and guidelines
—staying healthy and safe this year will require a shared community effort.2. All of us need to stay flexible as we respond as a school community to an unpredictable time.3. We all need to acknowledge, and accept, that school may look different—at Ellis, in Pittsburgh, and around the world—as we all weather this pandemic.
These times ask much of all of us, and we will ride through them together with great success if we continue to practice patience, flexibility, and kindness and give each other grace. Our children will be watching all of us as we do so. Our greatest hope is that our students' memories will be filled with moments of great learning, both about the academic content and skills that infuse our program, but also about how a caring community comes together in challenging times.