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Reopening Plans and COVID-19 Resource Page

This webpage is a resource for communications regarding Northwood Forward- our reopening plans for the fall semester. 

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Important Information About the Start of School

June 30, 2020

Full Letter with important dates. 

Brief video with an overview of how students will return to school.

"Our plan for the 2020-21 school year needs to be highly conscientious, unusually creative, and above all flexible. Successful implementation of any plan during this pandemic requires all members of the community to take on a shared responsibility to do what is necessary to preserve the Northwood School experience while keeping everyone safe. This is just the beginning of our work that will require all of us to come together at this historic moment with care for ourselves and each other, with adaptability and generosity of spirit. But that is, after all, what Northwood School does well."

Michael Maher, Head of School

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Northwood School Announces Reopening Plan 

June 23, 2020

Full Letter

“The guiding principle in all our decision-making is the health and safety of our entire community — our students, staff, faculty, and the Lake Placid community. Our highest goal is to work together to bring our students back to campus this fall.”

Michael Maher, Head of School 

Letter to the Northwood Community

April 28, 2020

Updates and more information on what Northwood School is doing to plan for the next school year and beyond.

Full Letter


Letter from Head of School, Michael Maher

March 30, 2020

After a great deal of thoughtful counsel and guidance, we have made the difficult decision to continue with remote learning for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Read the full announcement

"Northwood School is focused on minimizing the spread of COVID-19, maintaining the health and wellness of our school community, and fulfilling our mission via distance learning. Thank you all for your understanding, patience, and partnership during this challenging time." 

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