About Cascadilla’s Safe Reopening

August 19, 2020

Dear Cascadilla School Community,

Thank you for your continued patience as we have been working hard to plan and make all the necessary changes to ensure in-person instruction is available to students. Providing a safe learning environment for our community has always been a top priority for Cascadilla School.

In the link below you will find the current plans that we have developed to provide the Cascadilla School Community with a safe learning environment for the 2020-2021 school year. We have studied the guidance available to us from the CDC, The New York State Department of Health (NYDOH), and The New York State Education Department (NYSED) as well as the mandatory safety protocols that these institutions have laid out. At the end of our plan you will find links to the resources that we have used. We feel that it is important for our community to be as informed as we are when it comes to the safety of our students and faculty.

Please understand that the plans we have put forth are made with the best available resources that are currently available to us. We believe that our plan allows for many contingencies; however we all must be flexible and prepared for any changes that the evolving COVID-19 crisis might throw our way. In short, it is important that our community communicate regularly and effectively to ensure that we maintain the safest learning environment possible. Cascadilla School promises to keep the community informed of all new developments, regulations, and protocols as the year evolves. We ask that all community members give us feedback and keep us informed of their needs and concerns.

I am asking students, parents, faculty, and staff to consider this plan our jumping off point for the 2020-2021 school year. As a community we can navigate this year’s challenges together. We appreciate all your support and look forward to welcoming students back to campus! If you have any questions, feel free to call or email and we will respond as soon as possible.


Patricia T. Kendall, Headmistress

Cascadilla School Administration

Click here for the Cascadilla School Safety Reopening Plan for the 2020-2021 school year (pdf),