Coronavirus Information

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • List of School-Wide Communications

    03/31/20 06:16 PM     Covid-19 Update From Field
    03/29/20 04:46 PM     Welcome back from spring break!
    03/20/20 04:06 PM     Spring Break and the Weeks Ahead
    03/16/20 01:25 PM     Message from Gil/Jaclyn about distance learning
    03/13/20 06:06 PM     Looking Ahead to Next Week and Beyond
    03/12/20 10:20 AM     School Closure on Friday, March 13th
    03/10/20 10:01 PM     Important Update Regarding Upcoming Events
    03/10/20 06:31 PM     Academic Plan in the Event of a Closure
    03/08/20 10:41 PM     Important Update on COVID-19
    03/06/20 10:10 AM     Information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    If you do not think you are receiving all of our emails:
    1. please search your email for emails from the account "fieldschool@myschoolemails.com" (e.g. in Gmail's search bar type "from:fieldschool@myschoolemails.com")
    2. contact Scott Sekerke (scotts@fieldschool.org) with the name of the email you did not receive from the list above and/or the last email you did receive.
  • Health & Hygiene: At Field and At Home

    The World Health Organization has declared the novel coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19, a global pandemic, meaning it has or will spread to all countries across the world. While much in this uncertain situation is outside of our control, contributing to our collective anxiety, there are things we at The Field School can do both on campus and at home to help mitigate the outbreak and preserve the health and safety of our community.

    At Field (prior to school closure):
    • Cleaning schedules have been increased throughout campus with particular attention being paid to high touch areas.
      • Signage added to all bathrooms with instructions on handwashing technique.
      • Hand sanitizing stations have been added to the start of every lunch line.
      • Kleenex added to all classrooms to encourage good hygiene around coughing and sneezing.
      • All food related activities have been given additional guidelines about hygiene and preparation
    • Outside visitors to campus
      • All regular outside visitors to campus have been shared on our policies.
      • One time visitors are asked to sign in, answer the below series of questions to determine if they meet the criteria for remaining on campus, and then wash their hands before leaving the front office.
        • In the past 14 days, have you experienced a fever?
        • Have you traveled to China, South Korea, Italy, or Iran (a country listed as a CDC Level 3 COVID-19 Travel Advisory) within the last 14 days?
        • In the last 14 days, have you been in close contact with a person who has traveled to China, South Korea, Italy, or Iran (a country listed as a CDC Level 3 COVID-19 Travel Advisory)?
        • In the last 14 days, have you been in close contact with a person with a laboratory confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis?
    • Reston Limousine
      • We understand that many families use our Reston shuttle service to get to and from campus. We are working closely with Reston to ensure our guidelines are in sync with one another.
      • You can find Reston’s response plan here, and on our Coronavirus Response website. 
    • Off Campus Sports
      • All coaches have been communicated with to ensure that students are staying safe while engaging in sports. This means making sure students have access to their own water bottle, and increasing our regular cleaning of shared sports equipment.
      • We will continue to monitor whether our offsite practice sites should be used, and are working with league schools to consider games on a case by case basis.
    At Home: 
    • Dr. Tomares’ Visit to Campus
      • Pediatric pulmonologist Dr. Stuart Tomares visited our campus and discussed COVID-19 with students and explained what they can do to help keep their families and the broader community safe. Download a video of his visit and read his practical, helpful advice.
    • More information on prevention measures can be found here:

  • Field's Remote Learning Plan

    While we won’t be able to replicate the inspiring, interactive learning experience our students have on campus every day, we will strive to meet our essential learning goals and provide meaningful and relevant experiences for our students.

    Remote Learning Plan (.pdf)

    Additional Information

    College Counselors
    College Counselors will continue to schedule times to connect with students and families.  Students and families should email the college office to set up appointments between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Counselors will continue to advocate for students as they navigate the college admissions process and will monitor students’ Naviance accounts. If students have questions about rescheduling standardized testing, they should reach out to the college office for guidance.  If a student is seeking accommodations on standardized tests, they should email our Accommodations Coordinator.
     
    IT Support
    IT support will be available between 7:30am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. At the time of closure, we will activate a support email: techroom@fieldschool.org. During those hours, you should expect a response to any email within an hour.  Additional information about hardware tech support will be forthcoming.

    Non-Academic Offices
    All business-related offices on campus are developing plans for remote performance of critical functions and personnel will be available via email and happy to set up phone calls as needed. 

  • Remote Learning: Advice for Parents

    We realize that remote learning creates a dramatic change of routine for all of us and particularly in your household. To support your child during this time, we offer the following recommendations:

    • Establish a routine and structure for the school day to help your child retain a sense of normalcy, making sure to incorporate breaks for them to move around.
    • Create a quiet study space (away from the television) where you can be readily available and easily monitor your child’s progress, making sure they remain in contact with teachers.
    • Help your child maintain social relationships using platforms like Facetime and Google hangouts.
    • Find ways for your child to get outside and engage in physical activity.
  • Community Norms & Expectations

    Nation-wide, schools have seen an increase in racist and biased behavior towards those perceived to be from areas with a high concentration of coronavirus patients. We expect our students to adhere to our standards of conduct, and treat one another with care and compassion during this time, and at all times.  
     
    Resources related to this topic can be found here:
  • Talking to kids about Coronavirus

    We recognize that this situation is raising questions and anxiety for children and adults, alike. Faculty and staff are being asked to be mindful of the way they engage with students about the virus in an aim to provide honest, non-alarmist responses to questions, and provide a much-needed sense of normalcy. To aid in conversations at home, below are some resources specifically aimed at conversations with kids about the virus, and its impact. 
     
    Resources:
  • Travel

    Field recognizes that families travel for a variety of reasons. With any upcoming travel, including spring break, please carefully consult the travel advisories of the CDC and know that anyone who has recently traveled to or through a country categorized as a Level 3 by the CDC must remain quarantined and monitor themselves for symptoms at home for 14 days. For our students, this means that if a family member or someone else with whom they have had close contact has traveled to a Level 3 location, they must stay home and a remote learning plan will be put into place.