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Bromley Trip Cancelled

 

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Rumsey Hall remains committed to creating a safe, healthy environment in which all students are able to attend classes and after-school activities in person, on campus, every day. Thus far, we have been able to achieve this goal since classes began on September 9. Our collective efforts, including masking, testing, and personal risk-assessment have allowed us to be successful in this regard. We thank you for your continued support.

After a great deal of thought, I write today to inform you that our administrative team met and after considering current Covid rates within our school and the community at large, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Bromley Weekend and postpone the Boys’ Cardigan Hockey Weekend and Girls’ Upland Tournament. We realize skiing is an outdoor activity and is fairly safe; however, the rooming arrangements, lodge time, and other activities cannot be controlled in a way where we can assure the safety of our students and faculty. 

We anticipate rescheduling both hockey trips later in February when conditions will hopefully be safer.

We will fully-refund any payment you have already made for Bromley Weekend. The Business Office will add the refund to your child’s MyKidsSpending account.

We will still have a long weekend on February 5-7. Classes will not be in session on Monday, February 7; classes will resume at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, February 8. While we will miss the conviviality of Bromley Weekend, we have an enormously creative, talented, and spirited faculty who are dedicated to facilitating an exciting mid-winter celebration for our boarding community on campus during the long weekend. More details on the activity will follow in the coming days.

We recognize that this is a disappointment, for our students, faculty, and families who look forward to these annual traditions which epitomize the spirit and conviviality of the Rumsey community. Please know that we make these decisions with the community in center focus and with a great deal of thought. This decision will support us in achieving our goal to offer an in-person, on-campus experience throughout the winter term.

We wish that considerations were different, but living through this pandemic reminds us that we must remain grateful for all that we do have: in-person learning; daily athletics and a competitive season; and a community dedicated to the health and well-being of the group. Thank you for your continued support.

Ian L. Craig

Head of School

icraig@rumseyhall.org