Wyvern Strong

‘Caring Beyond Self’ for a safe community

Our Aim:
  • Protect the health and safety of our students, our employees, and their families, and our local community by minimizing the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in our School.
  • Provide an excellent academic and community experience for all of our students regardless of the learning platform.
  • Preserve flexibility to adjust to any changes in pandemic conditions as health and safety requirements allow or dictate.
State guidance for reopening:
  • To safely resume campus operations, the prevalence of COVID-19 in Hartford County must remain low.
  • Local hospitals, including Hartford Hospital, St. Francis, and UConn Health, must have adequate surge capacity.
  • KO must be able to ensure adequate supplies of cleaning and disinfecting products and other necessary supplies to facilitate frequent handwashing and sanitizing.
  • KO will use technology to monitor the overall health of our community members and track the spread of COVID-19, if any.
  • Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to maintain appropriate social distancing protocols, wear face masks or coverings, and wash hands frequently.
Wearing a mask and abiding by social distancing guidelines is practicing personal responsibility and ‘caring beyond self.’ Together, by respecting one another, we can face this challenge.

List of 1 frequently asked questions.

  • Fall Semester Key Dates

    All trips that were planned for the fall semester have been canceled.

    August 31-September 2: US and MS Orientation Days
    September 3: First Day of School for US and MS
    September 7: Labor Day - No School
    September 28: Yom Kippur - No School
    October 12: Nicholson Day - No School
    October 17: Hewett Day (if permissible)
    October 30: Fall Mid Semester
    November 12: Parent Teacher Zoom Conferences - No School
    November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break - No School
    November 30: School Resumes
    December 18-20: KIT Basketball Tournament (if permissible)
    December 21- January 4: Winter Break - No School
    January 4: Professional Development Day - No School
    January 5: School Resumes

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  • Tuition and Enrollment

    Concurrent online learning will be available to students who cannot or choose not to be on campus while school is open for in-person learning. The cost for the online learning option will be $9,100 per quarter for the MS and $10,050 per quarter for the US. Families can opt-in to the online learning option at the beginning of each quarter, but once the quarter starts, you will not be able to change the option for that quarter.

    The quarter dates are:
    • (First Quarter) September 3 - October 30
    • (Second Quarter) October 31 - January 15
    • (Third Quarter) January 16 - March 26
    • (Fourth Quarter) March 27 - June 7
    Tuition payments for the 2020-2021 school year began on June 1; contracts will go into effect August 1, after which each family will be responsible for the full amount of their tuition for the year. As a reminder, please review the previous letter regarding COVID-19 related financial assistance for more information.
     
    If you have any questions about your tuition payment plan or need to change your tuition payment plan, please contact Carolee Remme in the Business Office.

    If you need more information about financial assistance, please contact Amy Bosco in the Financial Assistance Office.

    For any other questions about enrollment, contact Zaira Santiago, Assistant Head of School for External Affairs, or the Office of Admissions.

The Reopen Taskforce

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  • The Reopening Taskforce Mission

    The Reopening Taskforce, composed of faculty, staff, and administrators, reviewed every aspect of campus life: academic scheduling, health assessment and monitoring, food service, athletics, movement through campus, classroom and common spaces, cleaning and disinfecting ( including supplies and materials) and communication. We’d like to extend our gratitude to the committee members who gave generously of their time to ensure the safety and health of the entire community. A special thanks to Associate Director of the Middle School Kathy Dunn, who served as committee chair and so expertly organized and led the various tasks of the committee.

    While our intentions are to reopen for in-person schooling this fall, we need to recognize the unpredictability of the current pandemic, which is why we have created a plan that provides us with flexibility while ensuring that all new and returning students will experience inspiring academics, an engaging student life, and the supportive advising system that are the core of a KO education. Included here are various contingency plans for different learning modalities - including face-to-face instruction, a hybrid learning model and a distance learning model - based on the state’s gating conditions at any given time this year. KO is fully prepared to pivot between different learning models designed to fit a variety of circumstances.
  • Taskforce Committee Members

    Kathy Dunn (Chair) 
    Associate Head of the MS

    Ryan Brodeur
    Upper School French Teacher
    brodeur.r@kingswoodoxford.org

    Steve Cannata
    Head Training & Asst. Director of Athletics
    cannata.s@kingswoodoxford.org

    Dan Gleason
    Head of the Upper School
    gleason.d@kingswoodoxford.org

    Joan Edwards
    Director of Equity
    edwards.j@kingswoodoxford.org

    Carolyn McKee
    Director of Academic Planning
    mckee.c@kingswoodoxford.org

    Kim Miles
    Front Desk Coordinator

    Jackie Pisani
    Director of Communications
    pisani.j@kingswoodoxford.org

    Krista Sahrbeck
    Dean of Students
    sahrbeck.k@kingswoodoxford.org

    Ann Sciglimpaglia
    Head of the Middle School
    sciglimpaglia.a@kingswoodoxford.org

    Beth Scully
    School Nurse

    Stacey Tomkiel
    MS Math Teacher
    tomkiel.s@kingswoodoxford.org

    Matt Waldman
    Assistant Director of College Advising
    waldman.m@kingswoodoxford.org

    Brian Woerlen
    SAGE Dining
    woerlen.b@kingswoodoxford.org

    Justin Wolfradt
    Director of Facilities
    wolfradt.j@kingswoodoxford.org
     
Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.
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