#FlamesStrong During COVID-19

EMS has remained #FlamesStrong throughout the spring of 2020 as we continued life as a community of learning -- as well as social and emotional health -- during closure, beginning March 18.

Our plans for the 2020-21 school year are evolving. Our efforts are focusing on developing scenarios for the fall that will be:

  1. Safe and in line with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, and
  2. Accommodate our EMS families' varying needs as best as we can.

We want to assure parents that we will develop programming that is fair and in line with the tuition investment each family is making.

Paul Leaman, head of school, will share regular email updates with current parents. Those updates are posted on the COVID-19 Announcements section on the website for prospective families to view as well.

In addition to the CDC, EMS leadership is in consultation with professional peers -- and reviewing resources -- through the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and Mennonite Schools Council.

 Teachers and staff at their home offices