Reopening Dates & Resources

Dear School Family –

This email contains no new information. The purpose of this message is to help consolidate the timeline, links and other resources related to reopening. A lot of information has been released of late and we know it can be hard to keep up with it all.

As always, feel free to reply to this message or reach out directly with questions or concerns.


Important Links

Learning Options Change Form
Use this form to switch your student(s) from the weekly rotation between in-person and virtual learning to 100% virtual learning. The deadline to complete this process was January 15th. If you missed that date, please turn the form in as quickly as possible so that we can make the necessary adjustments.

HOWL Hybrid Information Session
Click this link at 6pm on Thursday, January 21 to participate in a school wide information session on our HOWL Hybrid model. Everyone in the school family is encouraged to attend. The session will be recorded.

COVID-19 Testing
Use this link to sign-up for our second round of COVID-19 testing for students, siblings, teachers, parents/caregivers, staff and administrators on Saturday, January 23rd. Testing will take place at the middle campus, located at 820 Essie Ave, SE.

HOWL Hybrid School Schedule: Elementary Campus
Click here to access grade-by-grade schedules for all elementary grades.

HOWL Hybrid School Schedule: Middle Campus
Click here to access schedules for each advisory at the middle campus.

Hybrid Support Volunteer Team
Use this link to sign up for one of four volunteer roles to support hybrid learning over the coming weeks. Details are included in the form.

Cohort Rosters
Click here to access the rosters for the two cohorts that will rotate weekly between virtual and in-person learning. We are in the process of making corrections for those instances where siblings were placed in separate cohorts. Switching students between cohorts for any other reason involves a very high level of difficulty – the cohorts have been established to ensure that the number of students in each classroom is capped for social distancing.

Faculty Options: Remote vs. In-person teaching
Click this link for an updated listing of which teachers are presently teaching in-person and which ones are teaching remotely.

ANCS Cohort Naming Tournament – Round One
Use this link to cast your vote in the first round of the cohort naming tournament bracket.

Reopening Timeline

Week of January 11
In-person supplemental instruction begins for high-needs students
Hybrid support staff screening/interviews

January 21
Hybrid Info Session

January 23
Optional Covid testing offered at the Middle Campus

January 28 & 29
Faculty & staff planning days (asynchronous learning)
6th grade meet & greet

February 1
Cohort 1 returns to the classrooms for their first in-person week

February 8
Cohort 2 returns to the classrooms for their first in-person week

Week of February 15
Mid-winter break
Adjustments to classrooms, protocols and staffing assignments made based on the experience gained in the first two weeks of in-person learning

February 22
Cohort rotation resumes with Cohort 1 in-person

March 8
The first date a student who initially chooses 100% virtual learning can enter the cohort hybrid rotation