Springwood School (SWS) has been monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) through the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since it began to emerge in January of 2020. Initially, our focus was to serve our International student population. As the exposure to the virus expanded around the world and in the USA, we have extended our networking with National, Regional and State educational associations, local health authorities and trusted peer independent schools. We want to have the most accurate information and protocols possible to exercise best practices in safeguarding our entire school community.

For the most detailed and up-to-date information on COVID-19, we encourage you to bookmark this page, watch our school calendar, and monitor the websites highlighted below. We will update this page with information about COVID-19 as it relates to Springwood School.

Springwood School Protocols

SWS - COVID Operating PlanSWS - Hygiene ProtocolSWS - Enhanced Cleaning ProtocolSWS – School COVID-19 Alert Levels ProtocolSWS - COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)SWS - COVID-19 Visitor and Travel Declaration Form

Health Organizations

World Health Organization (WHO): This website has general information on the novel coronaviruses, a video, and an infographic about preventing the spread of  viruses. 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): This site covers symptoms and diagnosistransmissionpresentation in children, and prevention and treatment. It also has travel updates

Independent School Resources

AISA Guidelines for Athletic ActivitiesSouthern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)

Additional Resources

General Information & ResourcesResources for Parents Johns Hopkins University Global Case Map The Coronavirus and your homeHow to Talk to Children About Difficult News Explaining the News to Our Kids Parenting Tips about talking to your child about COVID-19 How to Talk to Kids About the Coronavirus Outbreak

COVID-19 Messages from the SWS, Head of School

9-2-20 When to Stay Home8-18-20 An Open Letter to Springwood School3-16-20 Springwood Prepares to Launch Virtual Classrooms on Thursday3-15-20 Virtual Classroom Transition Week3-13-20 A Special Announcement from Springwood School on COVID-193-12-20 The Latest on the Coronavirus from Springwood School3-5-20 Coronavirus Insights