COVID-19 Updates

Updates and information about the Marvelwood School's continued preparedness and response to COVID-19.

The Marvelwood Compact 2021

We recognize that while the world is opening up, COVID and its variants continue to pose a significant threat to public health.  Many unknowns remain, and we here at School acknowledge our ongoing commitment to doing all that is necessary to ensure and protect the health of all members of our Marvelwood family.  Therefore, we are again asking that all students, parents, employees and their families sign the Marvelwood Compact.  This Compact represents our promise to do our best each day, in recognition of the important role and responsibility all members of our community share to safeguard both ourselves and each other.  Returning students and families are familiar with last year’s version of the Compact; we have good reason to believe that adherence to this document was instrumental in our success in remaining together in person and COVID-free this past school year.  Please print it, discuss it together, and return signed copies to the School before registration.  Please also complete and submit the online form acknowledging Marvelwood’s mandatory vaccination for your child before July 2. 

Read & Sign the Compact

 

Contact Us

For all questions and concerns about the School's response and preparedness, please contact:

‭Heather Hastings
CPC Task Force Coordinator
Dean of Students
responseteam@marvelwood.org
(203) 788-4985‬ 

For student health questions, please contact: 

Jayne Janecek P'06, '10, '13, '16
Director of Health Services
nurses@marvelwood.org
860-927-5321

 

For the time being, the
CAMPUS IS CLOSED TO MOST VISITORS
except for special and pre-approved circumstances.  Any potential visitors must pre-register by filling out a visitor form before coming on to campus.  Please note that the approval process may take 24-48 hours.

 

VISITOR FORM


MARVELWOOD COVID MITIGATION LEVEL SYSTEM


Adopted June 2021

  Level Five (normal)

School has sustained a period of strong campus health and feels confident with CT and surrounding states as to the validity of low transmission rates or vaccine has been produced.

  • Masks not required
  • Daily health screening required
  • Athletics
    • All sports and activities proceed as normal
  • Community Gatherings (Same as Level IV)
    • All in person meetings resume
  • Community Service (Same as Level IV)
    • All on and off campus placements function normally
  • Dining
  • Residential Life
    • Interdorm, hallway, and room visits permitted
  • Visitors
    • Visitors permitted
    • Visitor form required

  Level Four (Lasts at least 7 days)

School deems CT and surrounding states to have low to no transmission rate and the campus has no cases of COVID-19.

  • Masks not required
  • Daily health screening required
  • Athletics
    • Low and moderate risk sports may practice and compete in full with no restrictions on travel
    • High risk sports hold modified practices with full teams, broken up into smaller groups
    • Equestrian travels to Brook Run Farm
  • Community Gatherings
    • In person meetings resume
  • Community Service
    • On and off campus placements function normally
  • Dining
  • Residential Life
    • Inter-dorm visitation resumes in Common Areas only
  • Visitors
    • Visitors permitted
    • Visitor form required

  Level Three (Lasts at least 7 days)

School deems the surrounding local area to have low to no transmission rates and the campus has no cases of COVID-19.

  • Masks required indoors only
  • Daily health screening required
  • Academics
    • Students may see extra help from faculty on duty in other dorms
    • Classroom densities increased
    • Use of outdoor learning spaces is still encouraged
  • Athletics
    • Low risk sports (XC, Tennis) may practice and compete in full. 
    • Moderate risk sports (Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball) hold modified practices with full teams, broken up into smaller groups and can compete if schools have no COVID cases on either campus.
    • High risk sports (Wrestling) do not practice.
    • Equestrian travels to Brook Run Farm
  • Theater resumes with restrictions on singing
  • Community Gatherings
    • All in person meetings resume
  • Community Service
    • On and off campus placements resume
    • Off Campus placements required to wear masks
  • Dining
    • Masks remain on until seated
  • Residential Life
    • Interdorm visitation resumes in Common Areas only
  • Visitors
    • Pre-approved visitors permitted
    • Visitor form required

  Level Two (Lasts at least 14 days)

School is under restrictions due to rising or high transmission rates in the local area or limited cases on campus of COVID-19.

  • Masks required on campus
  • Social Distancing enforced
  • Daily health screening required
  • Academics (Same as Level I)
    • As inter-dorm visitation will be suspended, faculty will meet with students via virtual office hours for extra help/tutoring
    • Classroom densities are decreased
    • Faculty will be encouraged to use outdoor learning spaces
  • Athletics
    • No games
    • Students are broken up into cohorts of no more than 9 with 1 faculty.
    • 10 or more sport/activity options with social distancing measures strictly enforced.
    • Low risk sports may hold full practices.
    • Moderate and high risk sports do not practice.
  • Community Gatherings (Same as Level I)
    • Community Meetings, of any size, will meet via Zoom 
    • Staff/Faculty Meetings, of any size, will meet via Zoom
  • Community Service (Same as Level I)
    • Community service activities will take place on campus with appropriate social distancing
  • Dining Hall (Same as Level I)
    • To decrease capacity, there be two lunch and two dinner rotations
    • Seating at tables will be reduced and traffic patterns through the dining hall will be adjusted and regulated to achieve safe social distancing
    • Faculty and students are expected to wear masks until seated
    • The dining hall terrace will be used to increase seating capacity while maintaining appropriate social distancing
    • Used dishes will be placed on racks located in the dining room to eliminate traffic in and out of the dishroom area
    • Faculty will not be permitted to take students off campus for meals
  • Residential Life (Same as Level 1)
    • Day student overnights suspended
    • Boarding students are required to stay on campus
    • No inter-dorm visitation
    • No outside food deliveries
    • No weekend trips off campus
  • Visitors ( Same as Level I)
    • Alumni visitation to campus is restricted. 
    • College Admissions counselor visits suspended indefinitely
    • Necessary pre-approved visitors only
    • Visitor form required

  Level One (Lasts at least 14 days)

School on lockdown due to an outbreak in the local area or on campus of COVID-19.

  • Masks required on campus
  • Social Distancing enforced
  • Daily health screening required
  • Academics
    • As inter-dorm visitation will be suspended, faculty will meet with students via virtual office hours for extra help/tutoring
    • Classroom densities are decreased
    • Faculty will be encouraged to use outdoor learning spaces
  • Athletics
    • No games
    • No practices
  • Community Service
    • Community service activities will take place on campus with appropriate social distancing
  • Community Gatherings
    • Community Meetings, of any size, will meet via Zoom 
    • Staff/Faculty Meetings, of any size, will meet via Zoom
  • Dining Hall
    • To decrease capacity, there be two lunch and two dinner rotations
    • Seating at tables will be reduced and traffic patterns through the dining hall will be adjusted and regulated to achieve safe social distancing
    • Faculty and students are expected to wear masks until seated
    • The dining hall terrace will be used to increase seating capacity while maintaining appropriate social distancing
    • Used dishes will be placed on racks located in the dining room to eliminate traffic in and out of the dishroom area
    • Faculty will not be permitted to take students off campus for meals
  • Residential Life
    • Day student overnights suspended
    • Boarding students are required to stay on campus
    • No inter-dorm visitation
    • Cohort by hallway
    • No outside food deliveries
    • No weekend trips off campus
  • Visitors
    • Alumni visitation to campus is restricted. 
    • College Admissions counselor visits suspended indefinitely
    • Necessary pre-approved visitors only
    • Visitor form required