2020-21 School Year Plan

Woodlynde School is committed to transparency in our 2020-2021 school year planning.
The Woodlynde School Planning Team has worked tirelessly to develop a thorough plan to support a safe return to campus as well as a robust virtual learning program that provides students with the signature strengths of a Woodlynde School education. While we recognize that being together on campus is a critical component of what makes our school community and our program special, we are confident that our new virtual program provides excellence in all areas of instruction and upholds our commitment to social-emotional wellbeing. Please visit our Woodlynde School’s Return to Campus Plan 2020-2021. Updates to this plan will be shared out through updates to this page and with our school community via email and other established channels of communication.

Quarantine Guidance Update

UPDATED April 26, 2021
Woodlynde Quarantine Guidance for Contacts of a Positive Case
Individual Contact
If an individual is a contact of a positive case of COVID-19, and they have NO SYMPTOMS, they can: 
  • Quarantine for 14 days and return without testing if they are asymptomatic.
  • Quarantine and test any time after day 5. If a negative PCR test is given after day 5 and the individual is asymptomatic, the person can return on day 7 (with day 0 being the date of exposure). 

Household Contact
If an individual is a contact of a positive case within the home, and they can truly isolate from the contact, the individual should:
  • Quarantine for 14 days from last exposure with the contact. (CCHD)
Please Note: If the individual cannot truly isolate from a positive case within the household, then the individual should quarantine for the positive person’s 10-day isolation, plus an additional 14 day. 

True Isolation in the home means: The positive person is using a separate room and separate bathroom. The Positive person is not leaving their bedroom to do anything else with the family (meals, TV, etc.). The positive person is not caring for anyone else in the home (e.g., a sick parent who needs to care for children). This should be determined at the nurse’s discretion after speaking with the family. 

Guiding Principles

The safety and well-being of our students, colleagues, and community will lead to how and where we learn and operate. Our belief in our mission and guiding principles will ensure the quality and high standards of our instruction. 

• The health and safety of the entire Woodlynde School community will be the first consideration in all of our decisions.

• Woodlynde School will continue to deliver on its mission regardless of where or how students learn.

• In-person interaction between students and colleagues is important to the long-term excellence that is a Woodlynde School education. We will continue to safeguard our ability to have students on campus without compromising the health and safety of our community.

Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergartenelementarymiddle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.