As we closely follow the evolving situation around COVID-19, our goal is to keep the GCDS community informed at every step. The safety and health of our students is our top priority. Since COVID-19 began on March, 2020, Glenwood Country Day School HAS NOT closed one day due to the pandemic. By following our guidelines set forth by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), we were able to continue teaching our children in our community. We will continue to implement safe practices based on the current CDC guidelines.Learn More
School starts on Thursday, August 30th, 2021, and we will provide 100% “On-Campus Learning.” For the families who choose to stay at home still with their children, we will have a flexible attendance policy for “Remote Learning.” You can have “Remote Learning” for a brief or extended time. The cost is the same. It is the parent’s choice of how they want to educate their child at G.C.D.S.
Glenwood Country Day School never closed one day during the pandemic. We were able to continue teaching our children in our community due to our strict precautions that were given to us by the CDC (Center for Disease Control.) We will continue to implement safe practices based on the current CDC guidelines. They are listed below:
**Glenwood Country Day School has been open for “essential” and “non-essential workers” during this pandemic without missing 1 day of child care.**
August 30th, 2021, will be the first day of school for the 2021/22 school year.
On July 23, 2021, the Maryland State Department of Education sent out a letter to all educators working in schools, child care centers, non-public schools. Along with the Maryland Department of Health, they strongly recommend that we follow the recommendations set forth. We will continue to do the following:
June 14th was the first day of Summer Adventures Camp. We continue to have camp outdoors ONLY under our covered canopies and pavilion. The staff are cleaning and disinfecting the stations before moving onto another activity. We continue to use our porta potties that are on our grounds. The children are maintaining social distancing, arrivals and departures are still staggered, and temperatures at drop-off are still being recorded.
August 27th, 2020, will be the first day of school for the 2020/21 school year.
On June 10th, the Maryland State Department of Education announced that ALL “essential and non-essential families” are now eligible to access child care services.
On April 17th, Governor Hogan announced that Maryland schools will remain closed through the end of May. Glenwood Country Day School remained open. For “essential” worker families, their education took place within our facility while for our “non-essential” worker families, they continue with our virtual school.
On March 26th, the “essential personnel child care program” began.
On March 25, Dr. Salmon’s directive that “beginning Thursday, March 26th, the focus of Child Care Programs in Maryland will be to serve “essential personnel” as defined by the governor’s executive order on March 25th, 2020. We remained open during this time and became an “essential worker” facility.
On March 23, 2020, we launched virtual teaching. We did this mainly for our children to be in contact with their classroom teacher. Our team worked around the clock to respond to this challenge. This ensured that we continue to deliver on our mission at Glenwood Country Day School to be your partner in education, nurturing, and inspiring children.
On March 13, 2020, our faculty devoted 6 days to planning and training for a virtual school to meet the immediate needs of our students.
On March 13, 2020, Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, announced mandatory closures of all Maryland public schools from March 16th to March 27, 2020.