A Strong Brentwood Community Around the World
With the declaration of Covid-19 as a pandemic, it was inevitable that the Brentwood campus would close down, putting students, families and staff under stress and our Grade 12s in fear of a year without graduation rituals.
Over the past couple of weeks, however, Brentwood has continued to hold classes and tried to maintain a robust electronic Brentwood community. The school is delivering academic classes online through the Zoom platform. We are able to advance our learning and acquire essential skills and knowledge that will be applicable next year. Rida S, Allard ‘20, claims that “Online school has allowed me to continue my commitment to classes and the house.” Brentwood has also continued athletic and art instruction along with weekly assemblies, and meetings of SPARC, BEAT, SAC, SEC and OMNI.
It is remarkable to see how Brentwood has adapted to the current challenges and continues to make a difference in the lives of students. As a response to some of the concerns of students and families, there will be no Saturday classes during this period of online distance learning and there will be further modifications to the arts program.
As we continue to practice social distancing and work hard at school, we hope that we will return to campus before the commencement of the school year.
Areeb S, Rogers ‘20