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With the resumption of instruction on September 8, Stevenson will once again provide our students with demonstrably best-in-class virtual opportunities to safely learn and grow and to share in meaningful, nourishing co-curricular and community experiences. We will do so with energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, creativity, and a keen interest in balancing rigor and fun. As we do so, we will continue to prepare our campuses in Carmel and Pebble Beach for the possibility of returning to campus instruction in January.
As recently as July 9, when we distributed our second edition of Planning for Our Return, we still harbored guarded optimism that we would be able to meet or surpass federal, state, and county guidelines for resuming campus instruction this fall. But our commitment to safety must always be foremost in our decision-making, and in that light, we embrace this opportunity to recalibrate our course, move our School and students forward, and deliver on our traditional promise within the frame dictated by these unprecedented circumstances. Our remote instruction schedule will allow us to continue supporting all of our students, wherever they reside, as we navigate this fall together.
In doing so, we see a grand opportunity for our School community to model what it means to meet adversity, complexity, and uncertainty guided by the spirit of humility and perseverance that is embodied in our Latin motto: Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re (“Gentle in manner, resolute in action”). Just as the pandemic has exposed international, national, regional, and local weaknesses—including jagged economic, social, and racial inequities—it has also illuminated strengths, such as our teachers’ dedication, our students’ resilience, and their families’ trust.
We encourage you to visit our learn more page to see how our remote instruction schedule allows us to continue supporting all of our students wherever they reside as we navigate this fall together.