Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

COVID-19 Current Updates

This week we continue fulfilling the St. Andrew's mission virtually, living out our motto of "We will find a way, or we will make one."

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  • Auxiliary Programs

    1. Madison Shuttle and Inter-Campus Shuttle: both are cancelled until further notice. The school will issue a pro-rated refund for the Madison Shuttle when we know how many days the shuttle will not run. Please contact Cline Tours at 601-605-4483 to inquire about pro-rated refunds for the Inter-Campus Shuttle.
    2. After School Care is cancelled until further notice. Nothing will be drafted for April and if we do not return this school year we will refund any overpayment for weeks not served in March
    3. Enrichment Programs: the plan is to make up all missed classes later in the semester or possibly into the summer. If classes cannot be made up, we will issue appropriate refunds and/or credits.
    4. Saints Summer Experience: Early Bird Pricing has been extended until further notice. Our plan right now is for all Summer 2020 activities to proceed as planned.
  • College Counseling

    Virtual College Tours – Students can view this page that contains a large number of virtual tour web pages at colleges around the country. If you have trouble accessing this page or need help finding a virtual tour for a specific college, please email Mr. Johnson.

    HELP, MTAG, and MESG Grants – We are aware that some of you have received reminders from the state about required information for the HELP, MTAG, and MESG grants. Mississippi has extended the deadline due to school closures, and we will submit this information to the state well before the new deadline of April 30, 2020. It will be collectively submitted in one spreadsheet for the entire class. Click here for more information about these programs for students who will attend college in Mississippi.
     
    Method Test Prep – For those of you looking for more targeted online test prep options, Method Test Prep offers a range of classes for a fee (ranging from $35 to $399, depending on the type of class). Some of these classes may be good supplements to your self-directed work on MTP. Learn more here
  • Student and Family Support

    Prayer for the Care of Children:
    Almighty God, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
    • The counselors send greetings of peace and wellness to the families in our community.  The Student Support Services resource page is being updated regularly with interesting and helpful links.
    • PBS has some great resources for talking to your kids about COVID-19, and some activity suggestions.  
    • Be well, stay home if you are able, and wash your hands!
    • View these Resilience Reminders from Authentic Connections

COVID-19 Previous Communications

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  • April 2: Update from the Head of School

  • March 26: Update from Head of School and Board of Trustees

    Updates for March 26, 2020:
    1. Tonight's video update includes important messages to the community from our Board leadership.  Please take a moment to watch and sense how we are all committed to supporting the St. Andrew’s community.
    2. As we embarked upon our virtual learning experience this week, I joined several classes, listened in on faculty meetings and connected with parents in each division. I plan to continue this effort in the time ahead. In each of those experiences, which are detailed in the video message, I sensed our students’ need to connect, the extraordinary efforts of our faculty, and the ways in which this experience is challenging each of us as parents.
    3. I also focused much of my time this week planning for the future and the ways in which we can leverage this experience to enhance the already extraordinary value of a St. Andrew’s education for our students and parents. We’ll have more details on that in the weeks ahead.
    4. Next week our Community Update will take the form of a digital parent town hall, ensuring that you have an opportunity for me to address the questions that are on your mind. Please be on the lookout for that invitation and know we will record the event for those who are unable to join.
     
    Good night and be safe,

    Tom Sheppard
    Head of School
    St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

Tech Support

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  • URGENT REQUESTS

    Parents and Students: An “urgent request” is an issue that prevents your child from participating in a virtual class through Google Meet with a teacher. 

    Faculty and Staff: An “urgent request” is an issue that prevents you from hosting your virtual class through Google Meet.

    Call the Support Hotline at (601) 853-6047. If no answer please leave a message.
  • GENERAL REQUESTS

    General requests are basic “how-to” questions or “where do I find information” questions.

    Parents and Students: Email the support team at 
    helpdesk@gosaints.org.

    Faculty and Staff: Email the support team at help@gosaints.org.
  • SUPPORT HOURS

    The Technical Services Team is available Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. to support you.

    Parents and Students: Should you need assistance after-hours, please call the support hotline and leave a message or email helpdesk@gosaints.org. A member of our team will respond within 24 hours.

    Faculty and Staff:
     Should you need assistance after-hours, please call the support hotline and leave a message or email help@gosaints.org. A member of our team will respond within 24 hours.

Event Changes

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  • All School

    April 17: Starry Night – Postponed

    April 18: Arts on the Green – Postponed

    April 21: Spring Ballet Recital – Postponed

    Parent Conferences
    – May be moved to online conferences

    Graduation – St. Andrew’s will have Graduation to celebrate the Class of 2020. We will make a decision on the timing as soon as we feel we have enough information to be able to safely hold a gathering over 250 people.
  • ECC/Lower School

  • Middle School

     
  • Upper School

    April 4: Junior/Senior Prom – Rescheduled tentitively for May 9, 2020

    Graduation – St. Andrew’s will have Graduation to celebrate the Class of 2020. We will make a decision on the timing as soon as we feel we have enough information to be able to safely hold a gathering over 250 people.
  • Athletics

    All Athletic Events – Canceled
  • Global Studies

    April 11: German Students Visit St. Andrew's – Canceled

    Global Studies Trips – We are in communication with all of our travel partners and will be making decisions in the coming weeks based on updated recommendations. Please look for more detailed information on a particular trip from our Director of Global Studies Przemek Tokarski, and Associate Director of Global Studies, Emily Philpott. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding.

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North Campus | Grades 5 to 12

370 Old Agency Road | Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
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