Dear Alumni Community,
Our lives have all been drastically impacted by what is going on in the world today. These fast-unfolding events are creating concern and uncertainty for all of us.
I wanted to reach out firstly, to let you know that I am thinking of everyone and hoping that all are well and safe. Secondly, to assure you that everyone at Portledge has been working tirelessly to ensure that our beloved School continues to move positively in the right direction. And finally, to outline some of the steps that Portledge and Mr. Owen-Williams have taken to date, and to outline the School's plans for the foreseeable future.
We developed a dedicated Coronavirus Page on our website.
We created a full online instruction policy and program that allowed Portledge to train the faculty and pilot an online learning program.
Our online instruction program restarted, March 30 and our trained and excellent teachers will continue with their innovative practices to make the learning environment dynamic and productive, ever mindful of maintaining a balance of screen time with off-screen work.
We will endeavor to make Portledge a nurturing home, albeit virtually, for students, teachers, and parents, and are creatively exploring other opportunities for parents and faculty to exchange ideas.
Please know that you have the support of the Portledge community during this challenging time. Without you, Portledge wouldn’t be who we are. Please join us for the reinvented Portledge Benefit, going virtual from Sunday, May 17 through Thursday, May 21. We will be celebrating together via a Virtual Cocktail Party on Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. I hope you will raise a glass to Portledge and our honoree, Dana Pagliara! Lastly, while graduation won’t be taking place on our beautiful campus this year, we will still be celebrating the Class of 2020! Please consider joining the virtual celebration on Friday, June 12 (more information to come). Now more than ever, we need to come together as a community to show our support for Portledge!
In the wake of this adversity, now is the time to stay connected. If we can be a resource to you, do not hesitate to reach out anytime.
Wishing you good health in the weeks ahead.
Adeline Reilly ‘10
Alumni Council President