At Francis W. Parker School, student safety is the most important consideration in all of our decisions. 

We know that school closures as a method of social distancing are a highly effective safety intervention that can be used to fight a pandemic—as the World Health Organization has now termed COVID-19. We believe that taking action to help prevent and slow the spread of the virus is in keeping with Parker’s mission and values. Therefore, in accordance with governmental orders, the school will remain in remote learning mode for the remainder of this school year in order to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

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Preventing Illness

COVID-19 has been shown to spread between people. It’s not clear yet how easily COVID-19 spreads from person to person. Human coronaviruses typically spread through the air by coughing and sneezing.

The CDC advises the following tips to help prevent respiratory illnesses:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.