2021-22 Opening Plan


Resources for Families

Good Morning CDS Families,

As always, August has arrived more quickly than expected, and it’s hard to believe that the start of school is just over five weeks away!

As I mentioned in my video message two and half weeks ago, I am very aware that the return to school this year will once again carry with it a wide range of emotions, particularly as news of the spreading Delta variant has created more ambiguity just as we all heavily hoped for more clarity.

Our Medical Committee met last week and we are still on track for a full release of the 2021-22 Opening Plan by the end of next week, somewhere between Thursday, August 12 and Saturday, August 14. While the prospect of the necessity of our meeting was sobering to us (we all want to move on!), I am thrilled that the Medical Committee’s makeup is unchanged from last year, and that our goal and mission as a group is also identical. It is not lost on us that last year we had a greater percentage of students attend school a greater percentage of the time than ever before at CDS! Students stayed healthy and they stayed in school. While the protocols for this year are not yet complete, we will keep the intertwined goals of student and faculty health and having as many students in school as much as possible as our top priorities, in that order.

We will be hosting a 2021-22 Opening Parent Town Hall over Zoom on Monday, August 23, at 7 p.m. and our entire medical team will be on the call. Detailed information about the Zoom will be sent along with the full plan by the end of next week.

I hope you have a great few weeks, and we will be back in touch soon. I’m looking forward to another joyful school year!


David Buffum