COVID + re-opening
Check this page regularly for COVID resources and the latest on the 2020–2021 academic year
Updated October 19, 11:04am Eastern
Updated weekly, this snapshot tracks the public health outlook on campus. One hundred percent of Miss Hall’s adults and students were tested prior to returning to campus and have signed our Common Good Guidelines as part of our effort to protect our community. The numbers below reflect tests administered and facilitated by Miss Hall’s.
For more information, please visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Most recent communications
- September 12, 2020: Reopening Update from the Head of School. On-campus learning to begin October 19.
- August 21, 2020: Frequently asked questions about re-opening
- August 17, 2020: Miss Hall’s will be remote-only for the first term
- August 5, 2020: Details on @MHS, our new academic schedule
Explore our 2020–2021 Schedule
We have adapted our academic schedule to meet the needs of students, whether they will be on-campus or learning online
Your contacts at Miss Hall’s
This page will be updated with information and communications regularly. If you have any questions, though, please reach out to the following:
- For health questions and concerns: Christie Puz, R.N., Director of Health Services, 413-395-7074, firstname.lastname@example.org
- For travel arrangements and Spring Break info: Mary Bazanchuk, Asst. Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life, 413-395-7045, email@example.com
- For academics questions: Lisa Alberti, Dean of Academics and Faculty, 413-395-7108, firstname.lastname@example.org
- For questions about counseling resources, please contact Teresa Gentile, School Counselor, 413-395-7073, email@example.com
- For general questions: Miss Hall's School Main Number, 413-443-6401
How we have responded to COVID-19
We are carefully monitoring COVID-19 developments and the health, wellbeing, and travel plans of all MHS community members, following the recommendations of local, national, and world health authorities. The School’s Incident Response Team (IRT) is following this situation closely and meets regularly to share information and updates.
With an abundance of caution, we scaled back on- and off-campus activities in early March, canceled professional development travel for faculty and staff, started Spring Break early, and moved to distance learning on Monday, April 6, for the rest of the Second Semester.
On September 12, we announced that the School will reopen for boarding student arrivals on Saturday, September 26, and will resume on-campus instruction for all students, including day students, on Monday, October 19, for the start of Term 2.
We are excited and eager to have students back on campus, and, more importantly, we are ready to do so. The health and safety of students and adults drove our decision to close campus in the spring and have been at the forefront of our preparations and planning for reopening. We are 100 percent committed to taking the necessary steps to ensure campus wellness throughout this year.
Students leaving the United States due to COVID-19 and who are continuing their studies remotely outside the United States can remain in active status. Read the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) statement.
We are committed to keeping the community informed of developments on and off the MHS campus. This page will be continually updated as the situation evolves.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Phone numbers for health departments. If you are in an area where cases of COVID-19 develop, in addition to contacting the Health Center at Miss Hall's, please reach out to the health department in the area where you are for more information.
The World Health Organization
- Best practices for the prevention of infectious disease
The U.S. Department of State
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Talking to Teenagers about the Coronavirus/COVID-19
Previous COVID-19 communications
- July 30 - Introduction of new academic schedule
- July 1 - Our plan for re-opening