Parents, your son's return day will begin on campus at the Surge Center where all students will be tested. In an effort to respect your time and avoid a significant wait, we are asking for your help in selecting an arrival time for your son. We expect to be able to complete 8 tests per hour, so please select three different choices. We will do the best we can to meet preferences, but we ask that families remain flexible as we try to accommodate each family. Thank you for your partnership.
Quarantine with immediate family during the holiday week and refrain from gatherings with extended family or friends outside your household. Please do not attend Holiday or New Year’s parties.
Cardigan will require a hard copy indicating a negative test result in order to return to campus. Please make arrangements to have your student tested at home using the PCR test within 7 days of returning to campus. (Day students will not be required to have a COVID test done before January 4, 2021.)
Be careful and use good judgment when making your travel plans to return to campus: the best way to get to Cardigan is a direct drive with only immediate family. If this is not possible, limit interactions with others, wear masks, practice social distancing, and avoid unnecessary stops.
Please do not arrive on campus if your son or anyone traveling with him is not feeling well or experiencing symptoms. We will be screening upon arrival and anyone with a fever or observable symptoms cannot be allowed on campus.
Please prepare the boys to return to Cardigan’s regular routine, practices, and protocols with a new sense of purpose. Given the state of the pandemic, we will all need to make a special effort to keep us safe and on campus.
For planning purposes, similar to the start of the academic year, we cannot allow normal campus visits for parents during the month of January. We will follow up with updated policies for parent campus visits as soon as we get the community back and through our testing and quarantine regimen.
Please try to have your son return to Cardigan with a fresh haircut.