Dear Community School Families, As communicated to you earlier this week, our Board of Trustees and our Covid Working Group met to review our masking policies and recommendations from the CDC and VDH, in consideration of Governor Youngkin’s recent Executive Order. We value our families and our commitment to provide a safe and healthy environment […]
Dear CS Families, We are well aware of the surge in COVID cases due to the Omicron variant and wanted to review recent updates by the CDC on December 27 related to isolation and quarantine guidelines. The CDC has shortened the recommended time for isolation for positive cases of COVID-19 to 5 days if they […]
On September 7, 1971, Community School opened on thirty-five acres in a rural Salem setting that had once been the Green Hill Country Club. This September marked our 50th start to the school year and in this edition of Community News, we share, among other things, the highlights, and successes of a school year that our founders never would have imagined when we opened as “an alternative to public school”. As their vision took shape during the early years on the Green Hill campus and later on land owned by Hollins University, the “free school” transformed into an institution that would lay the foundation for a half-century of students to become policy makers, artists, doctors, authors, engineers, and more.
Fall Festival week was wonderful! The weather was perfect and allowed our students at all levels to take full advantage of the many outdoor happenings on and off campus. Our youngest students enjoyed the petting zoo from a local farm and seeing the more exotic animals that visited from Mill Mountain Zoo. Most exciting was the […]
Our staff met together in June to reflect on our year and decide on a theme for the upcoming year. We use the theme to focus our instruction on shared topics and find new ways to collaborate with other teachers. This year’s theme is To the Stars.