McCallie Headmaster Lee Burns ’87 announced that McCallie’s campus will reopen for the 2020-21 school year. The first day of on-campus classes will begin Aug. 18.
In mid-March McCallie transitioned to online classes and activities in response to the growing threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
In announcing the return to on-campus activities, Headmaster Burns said that things on campus will be different and more challenging to students and faculty. For example, everyone on campus will be required to wear face masks and will have their temperatures and general health monitored daily. Social distancing will be enforced, meaning that some larger campus rooms will be converted to classrooms, and lunches will be served in the Sports and Activities Center.
A video of Mr. Burns’ announcement, as well as the text of his message to parents, can be found here.
Headmaster Burns said that if conditions change, McCallie will be ready to revert to online classes.
“We hold the safety of boys as our highest priority,” he said. "We will continue to carefully monitor medical and other professional experts’ information, as well as guidelines or requirements as they may be provided by local, state, and federal government offices and agencies. There are still many unknowns, so let me stress that at this time declaring definite plans is neither possible nor wise.”