As we planned for the return to on-campus learning in the fall of 2020, we worked to develop health and safety guidelines for the community. This page is a listing of health updates and information as it became available.
Please also visit the school blog for personal updates from our head of school, Whitney Slade.
Policies & Procedures
2020-21 School Year FAQ
Updated September 11, 2020
Please direct any questions you may have to the following Riverbend staff:
Lisa Slotnick, School Nurse
COVID-19 Symptoms Hotline
Grace Yannakakis, Assistant Head of School
Lynn Shevory, Director of Admission
Fadia Brangwynne, Business Manager
How can we help?
We understand that families in our community may be experiencing an emotional or financial impact at this time. We are in this together and here to support you, so please let us know if we can help.
Updated November 24, 2020
During the 2019-20 School year Riverbend School moved to a distance learning curriculum on March 16, 2020, per Governor Baker’s mandate to close Massachusetts schools for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. We actively monitored recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
All campus activities were postponed—including Summer at Riverbend—or moved to a virtual platform through June 29.
The School’s seamless transition to online learning allowed our students to remain actively engaged learners without missing a day of school. And our belief in meeting students where they are guided us in the development of the online learning framework and guiding principles that was implemented during this time.