Geneva School began Virtual Learning Classes on March 23 and has extended the date to return to our campus to Monday, May 4. Please check our special Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates link at the top of our homepage for information and encouragement during this challenging time. We will update this site as information becomes available.
Geneva is tracking news and information about the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) worldwide, nationally and in the Boerne/San Antonio area. Our first priority is to keep our students, faculty, staff and school community safe. Our goal is to provide timely updates in regard to this evolving situation and give helpful resources.
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Here is the most recent letter from Head of School Brad Ryden:
Dear Geneva School Community,
Geneva’s Board of Trustees convened yesterday afternoon by conference call in order to discuss whether to extend the campus closing beyond the current period, set to end on April 13. The Board was unanimous in its decision to extend the closing and accompanying remote learning until May 4.
On the call, we discussed whether to follow the current Boerne ISD closing period that will end after April 24. Doing so would have extended our closing by two weeks. The Board elected instead to keep our campus closed until May 4. This adds three more weeks to our campus closure while also creating a potential three weeks of instruction on campus before the end of the school year. As we did with yesterday’s decision, we will review the need to keep the campus closed for the final three weeks of the school year as we approach the end of April.
The campus closure affects many school events. We were already set to miss Flowering of the Cross on Maundy Thursday. In its place, we will send a video of a Flowering from years past along with a brief message. With the extension, we will now miss other scheduled events such as ERB Testing (canceled), Prom (postponed), Benefit (canceled), NHS Induction (postponed), House Induction (postponed) and Fifth Grade Advancement (postponed). If needed, some of these events can be postponed until the start of the new school year in the fall. Doing so would be bittersweet, though, as we would be without our current seniors. Please pray for the Class of ’20 as they contemplate the conclusion of their Geneva School education under such extraordinary circumstances.
We know that extending the closing for another three weeks (and possibly longer) creates burdens as you juggle business and daily responsibilities with the new and unexpected need of assisting your child with remote learning. I know I speak for the faculty in saying that this is not what we want either and we are here to help you. Please let us know how we can better assist you in these unusual and difficult times.
Finally, as we shelter in our homes the coming weeks, I hope this will move us toward a more lasting and secure shelter:
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:1-2)