Key's leadership team continues to monitor COVID-19 developments and remains in close communication with the Anne Arundel County Department of Health. The health, safety and well-being of Key's students, faculty and staff remain the School's top priority.
First and Lower School students (2.5 year-olds through grade 4) may attend on-campus instruction 5 days a week; all students have access to the Gateway Option if they prefer a virtual experience.
Middle and Upper School students (grades 5-12) may attend on-campus instruction in a hybrid model. Over the course of a ten-day period, all students participate in five days of on-campus instruction. All students have access to the Gateway Option if they prefer a virtual experience.
December 18 - Preparing for our return in January
December 15 - School Operations After Winter Holiday Break
December 7 - Tips for getting your PCR test results
December 4 - Campus Return Reminders (correction to note: Key-Wees are required to wear masks as well)
December 2 - School Operation Weeks of 12/7 & 12/14
November 27 - PCR Testing Survey for Parents & Notice of Positive Case
November 25 - Access to PCR Testing
November 24 - PCR Testing
November 13 - Upcoming change in school operations
It will probably come as no surprise, but adult anxiety is on the rise as we all attempt to cope with so many things over which we have no control. Anxiety is a normal reaction to danger, the body's automatic fight-or-flight response that is triggered when you feel threatened, under pressure, or are facing a challenging situation.
The number of children experiencing anxiety on a regular basis is skyrocketing. The pandemic only serves to exacerbate these feelings. As educators, we need to be able to readily recognize anxiety within the classroom and take steps to help alleviate the symptoms.
Concerns about screen time and social media, already high before COVID-19, have even more significance now as students all over the world are engaging online in order to meet almost all of their educational and social needs.