Dear Alumni Community,
In the best of times, the Alumni Association wishes you and your loved ones the utmost health and happiness. At extraordinary moments, such as this, the sentiment takes on new meaning. Whether this finds you in your New York City apartment, at your parents’ on Long Island, or across the country, please know we are thinking of you.
Portledge School has moved quickly and effectively to address and solve various issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic effects on the school. In March, Portledge maintained its exceptional educational experiences through online instruction and transitioned smoothly and effectively to the new world of virtual learning. As released in Portledge’s Re-Entry Plan document, the Administration established a Back to Campus Task Force and various subcommittees that were responsible for coordinating Portledge School’s planning for the fall semester. Portledge School continues to adapt, evolve, and find ways to make a difference as the needs of the community and the world are ever-changing. Portledge School continues to build upon our work in diversity, equity, and inclusion and pledge that this work never pauses.
All of our lives have changed but have not stopped. As we face challenges, so many Portledge students and alumni have found comfort and purpose in being there for others. Being a Portledge alum, or a current Portledge student means being a community-minded citizen and a global citizen. Together we can continue to hope for a better future by taking action today.
While we cannot gather together this fall like we usually do, know that we are thinking of you and want you to stay connected with your fellow alums. Connect with your classmates through LinkedIn or host a virtual class reunion. Be sure to connect with the Portledge Alumni Association page too. The Alumni Association will also be planning a fun-filled virtual night of Kahoot in October. More details about the Kahoot night will be forthcoming.
Please continue to check the Portledge website and the Alumni section frequently to stay updated on events at Portledge.
Adeline Reilly ‘10
Alumni Council President