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NLS Health & Safety Policy Update

Our Health and Safety Committee met yesterday to conduct a 30-day review of our health & safety policy.   At the opening of school, when we had very low community transmission rate, we wanted to be cautious, which is why we created the Off-Island Travel Policy. As always, our intention is to be attentive to ...
By NLS | October 16, 2020 | Uncategorized

Off Island Travel Policy FAQs

Off Island Travel Policy FAQs   We have an off-island travel policy that aligns with our philosophy of taking care each other. We recognize that our off-island policy is not aligned with, and more stringent than, other educational organizations on island. We also recognize the teachable moment that stems from this pandemic: that we are ...
By NLS | September 11, 2020 | Uncategorized

Health & Safety Update August 28, 2020

Dear Nantucket Lighthouse Friends and Families, Thank you all for sharing your time with us this week for our parent information sessions. I hope that you could easily envision your child’s day as we talked through not only our safety precautions but also NLS’s long-standing educational beliefs and approaches which celebrate the whole child – head, ...
By NLS | August 28, 2020 | Uncategorized

NLS Health & Safety Update August 21, 2020

  Dear Nantucket Lighthouse Friends and Families,   On Tuesday, we had a visit from Roberto Santamaria regarding our school site and our health & safety plan. It was incredibly informative and supportive of our health & safety plan. Our staff and faculty have been updated fully on his visit.   Next week, we will be ...
By NLS | August 21, 2020 | Uncategorized

NLS Reopening Plan Fall 2020

Dear Nantucket Lighthouse Friends and Families,    Our reopening plan is now available. We are proud of all the work that the teachers and the Health and Safety Committee have done these past months. We have been eagerly anticipating our students’ faces as they see each other next month. Thank you for your trust and your ...
By NLS | August 15, 2020 | News

NLS Health & Safety Update August 7, 2020

Dear Nantucket Lighthouse Friends and Families,   We are bustling with energy as we prepare the building for our return on September 8, 2020 in person!   HEALTH PLAN UPDATE: We request that all NLS families comply with local health ordinances and exercise sound judgment to mitigate the risk of their exposure to Covid-19 to ...
By NLS | August 7, 2020 | News

NLS Health & Safety Update July 31, 2020

Dear Nantucket Lighthouse Friends and Families,   I am very excited to say that we are planning on opening on September 8, 2020 in person. Our in-person model is the only model and we are not offering a concurrent virtual model. We will closely monitor the needs of our students and community and adjust accordingly. If, later in the year, a child has to stay home for Covid-related quarantine, a plan will be ...
By NLS | July 31, 2020 | News

NLS Health & Safety Update July 24, 2020

Dear Nantucket Lighthouse School Families and Friends,   We are grateful for the responses to our short survey last week. If you have not yet filled it out, please click here.   Guidelines   As you may know, the final Department of Education Guidelines for safe school re-openings are coming out at the end of July. We ...
By NLS | July 24, 2020 | News

NLS Health & Safety Update July 17, 2020

Dear Nantucket Lighthouse Families and Friends,   I hope that you are enjoying the warmth of the sun on your faces and the familiarity of outdoor summer adventures. My boys have been enjoying fishing at our neighborhood pond and bike riding.   I wanted to give you an update on the work that our Health ...
By NLS | July 17, 2020 | News

A Letter from our Head of School

Dear Nantucket Lighthouse School Community,   I was deeply moved by our island’s peaceful protest at Tom Nevers on Monday. As I carried my youngest son with me to hear the voices rising above the wind, tears stung my eyes. I often think of wisdom as something that happens to those who gain more years ...
By NLS | June 5, 2020 | News