August 17, 2020
Dear Berkeley Academy Parents, Students, Families and Friends:
Our first week of Berkeley Academy’s new Virtual School program was an absolute success! We want to thank all of our students and families for being so supportive in our effort to make this academic year a fun and exciting one, despite dealing with the ongoing global pandemic.
Ensuring our world-class curriculum continues to excel would not have been possible if it weren’t for the dedication and commitment our Berkeley Academy teachers, faculty and staff provided this summer. Our amazing team prepared the entire summer ensuring that all virtual learning objectives were outlined and lesson plans organized for each and every grade level. We also had the opportunity to audit and peer review every teacher’s virtual classroom methodology and sample lecture from Lower Elementary to High School. This exercise allowed administrative leaders to review the quality of teaching of our faculty members, as well as to reaffirm that our faculty is one of the best in the Central American region.
Administratively, we have set in place our color-coded contingency plans that outline the preventive measures that we will take during the pandemic. They are available for you review here. The purpose of these contingency plans are to ensure that every member of our community understands the protocols that are in place by our institution, as well as the guidelines that should be followed.
We have also provided a financial relief program to family members during this pandemic. We understand that these times are difficult, both socially and financially, so we made difficult internal decisions and sacrifices to demonstrate our commitment to our Berkeley Academy family.
We appreciate all of your support and we want you all to know that we are in this together. Though this pandemic has changed many aspects of our in different ways, we know that the strong and special bond that creates the Berkeley Academy family and unites us all remains untouched.
We look forward to a wonderful and exciting year!
Very respectfully yours,
Peter J. Swing
Vice President, Co-Founder