“Thank you for tending to this beloved community during a difficult season.”
-- Greta Shenk '05 Bucher
More than 175 people have generously given nearly $45,000 to this fund. Thank you for everyone who shared their gifts as the long-term impact of this global pandemic shapes our school life. If you'd like to make a gift to EMS, we encourage gifts for our 2nd Century Fund, as we pivot towards sustaining our current programs and activities.
Why a special fund?
Gifts to the COVID-19 Aid Fund support investments that allow us to keep our doors open for all during this global pandemic. Your gifts make possible:
- technology investments so all students and teachers have devices, internet access, and ways to stay connected.
- professional development for teachers as they teach in person and online.
- supplies for cleaning and other safety precautions.
- tuition assistance for EMS families who have lost employment or experienced other hardships due to the pandemic.
If you'd like to make a gift to the COVID-19 Aid Fund, please contact us.
The future at EMS
EMS worked hard all summer to welcome back our entire student body safely for a new academic year on August 25. We reconfigured learning spaces to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, adjusted schedules, adapted some content delivery, and canceled extracurricular activities and school-wide gatherings. Teachers have students learning remotely and in-person. We also refined plans for learning at home as a school.
In addition to all the COVID-19 related news, our new Racial Equity Group examines how our own school has been complicit in systemic racism and plans to move forward toward positive change.