Dear Marburn Academy Families,
Marburn Academy is committed to providing a safe and healthy educational environment for our students, faculty, and staff. As you likely know, the Franklin County Board of Health has now strongly recommended that all schools move to remote learning.
After consulting the Board of Health directly, having much internal dialogue between leadership, division heads, and with support from our board of trustees, Marburn is enacting “Level C”, distance learning, effective August 18th for at least four weeks. Our goal is to get back to on-campus learning as soon as possible, so we will constantly be re-evaluating our plan with the commitment of giving you at least two weeks of lead time before coming back on-campus.
This was not the decision we wanted to make, but it was the decision we needed to make.
We know distance learning is not ideal for our student population, but we are dedicated to delivering the same specialized education to our students whether they are on-campus or logging in remotely. As you know, we have always had a plan for if this transition would need to take place. We had already planned to share the details of our improved distance learning program with you on August 5th at 7 p.m. and will still do so.
As a prelude, Marburn's approach for the fall includes:
I strongly encourage you to join us virtually to learn all of the details. We are very proud of our work and are excited to share it with you.
- Consistent Structures
- Live Classes
- Small Class Sizes
- Full Program Schedule
Furthermore, please save the date for an August 14th Panther Parade from noon–4 p.m. for technology and school supply pickup in lieu of our traditional Meet the Teacher event.
We remain your partner throughout this unprecedented time. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, Jennifer Martin-Gledhill, Associate Head of School, or your division head.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening.
Thoughtfully and Respectfully,
Head of School