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2020-21 School Year
2020-21 Planning

Arrivals and Departures

Each grade will have a designated entrance and egress location to further separate cohorts, prevent congregation during high traffic times and minimize the possibility of transmission across cohorts.

A daily screening will be required for every student, faculty and staff member before they arrive to campus. We have implemented adjustments to arrival procedures to ensure that everyone has completed the screening process and to help everyone navigate quickly to their first assigned location on campus. Dismissal procedures have also been adjusted to help ensure a safe departure from campus. Please see below for more details.
 
If students arrive before 8 a.m., they will be asked to stand outside their grade-specific entrance point, socially distanced from others. With that in mind, we ask parents to adhere to drop-off times and to provide girls with appropriate outdoor gear, umbrellas, etc. as needed.

For all drop-offs and pick-ups:
*Students should adhere to paw print stickers to maintain social distancing
*Parents should drive slowly through campus and follow safety personnel traffic directions

Arrivals

List of 4 items.

  • Pre-K and Kindergarten

    • ECC families will enter through the main gates between 8-8:20 a.m. for 8:20 a.m. class start time 
    • Parents will drive towards normal ECC entrance, but should stay right as they drive up to the normal ECC drop off area and drop-off their daughters to the right of the Resident porches and they will proceed to enter through the side door. Please reference the map below for more information on specific drop-off locations
    • After dropping off their daughter(s), parents will be directed to exit onto Morris Avenue towards the Red Gym
    • For those parents who also have daughter(s) in the Lower School, you can continue straight along the path towards the Lower School arrival points
    • Students riding the bus will be dropped off behind the Residence in the Radnor Street lot and will be accompanied by an adult to their grade-specific entrance
  • Lower School

    • LS families will enter campus from Morris Avenue by the Red Gym between 8-8:20 a.m. for 8:20 a.m. class start time 
    • Parents will proceed past the Schoolhouse
      • Grade 5 parents will drop off at the Simpson Center walkway
      • Grades 1 - 4 parents will drop off in front of the main LS entrance and students will follow the paw prints to their grade-specific entrance
    • After drop off, LS parents will proceed past the Athletic Center and exit onto New Gulph Road
    • Students riding the bus will be dropped off behind the Residence in the Radnor Street lot and will be accompanied by an adult to their grade-specific entrance
  • Middle School

    • MS families will enter through the main gates 
    • After dropping off their daughter(s), parents will be directed to exit onto Morris Avenue towards the Red Gym
    • Students will be directed to proceed to their grade-specific entrance by 8:15 a.m. 
      • Grade 6 students will enter via the steps on the right side of the Residence
      • Grade 7 students will enter via the steps on the left side of the Residence
      • Grade 8 students will enter via the portico
    • Parents will be directed to the intersection to the left of the Science Building where someone will stop traffic to let them pass through so they can exit onto Morris Avenue by the Red Gym
    • For those parents who also have daughter(s) in the Lower School, you can continue straight along the path towards the Lower School arrival points 
    • Students riding the bus will be dropped off behind the Residence in the Radnor Street lot and will be accompanied by an adult to their grade-specific entrance
  • Upper School

    • US families will enter campus from Morris Avenue by the Red Gym by 8:15 a.m. 
    • Parents will be directed to turn left at the intersection by the Science Building and proceed to the grassy area by the walkway leading to the Schoolhouse
      • Grade 9 will enter through the Science Building
      • Grade 10 will cross the grass to enter the stained glass door into the passageway, cross the passageway, exit through the opposite door then re-enter through the Radnor St. door to proceed to the 3rd floor of the Schoolhouse
      • Grade 12 will enter through the West Door and proceed to the 2nd floor of the Schoolhouse
      • Grade 11 will enter through the North Door and will proceed to their classrooms on the 1st floor of the Schoolhouse
      • There will be no student parking along the left side stretch of the drive in front of the Science Building
    • After dropping off their daughter(s), parents will then proceed past the Lower School and Athletic Center and exit onto New Gulph Road 
    • For those parents who also have daughter(s) in the Lower School, you can continue straight along the path towards the Lower School arrival points
    • Students riding the bus will be dropped off behind the Residence in the Radnor Street lot and will be directed by an adult to their grade-specific entrance

Departures

List of 4 items.

  • Pre-K and Kindergarten

    • Pre-K and K students will accompanied by an adult to the ECC drop off point to await their 2:45 p.m. pick up
    • Students will be waiting under the porch and an adult will help them into their car when their parent arrives
    • Parents will be directed to the intersection to the left of the Science Building where someone will stop traffic to let them pass through so they can exit onto Morris Avenue by the Red Gym
    • Students riding the bus will be accompanied by an adult to the Radnor Street lot behind the Residence where the buses will be waiting to drive the students home
  • Lower School

    • LS families will enter campus from Morris Avenue by the Red Gym
    • Parents will queue up in front of the Lower School and adults will signal the classroom teacher for each student
    • Students will exit per their grade-specific exit
      • Please note the staggered dismissal times:
        • 2:55 p.m. Grades 1 and 2
        • 3:05 p.m. Grades 3 and 4
        • 3:15 p.m. Grade 5
      • Families with daughters in multiple Lower School grades should pick up at the oldest daughter's dismissal time
    • Parents will then proceed past the Athletic Center and exit onto New Gulph Road
    • Students riding the bus will be accompanied by an adult to the Radnor Street lot behind the Residence where the buses will be waiting to drive the students home
  • Middle School

    • MS families will enter through the main gates 
    • Students who are not participating in sports will be picked up beginning at 2:45 p.m. on the sidewalk by their grade-specific exit
    • Students who are participating in sports will be led by their coaches to the Upper Field where they will line up by grade to await pick up beginning at 3:30 p.m.
    • After picking up their daughter(s), parents will be directed to exit onto Morris Avenue by the Red Gym
    • Students riding the bus will be accompanied by an adult to the Radnor Street lot behind the Residence where the buses will be waiting to drive the students home
  • Upper School

    • US families will enter campus from Morris Avenue by the Red Gym
    • Students will wait in their classrooms until they receive a text from their parents that they have arrived starting at 3:30 p.m.; students should be packed and ready to go when they receive the text. They will exit from their grade-specific exit point and proceed to their family car
      • If a student forgets her phone or the student is not responding to the parent’s text, the parent can call the Upper School office (610) 525-2700 x254 and someone will let the student know
    • After picking up their daughter(s), parents will then proceed past the Lower School and the Athletic Center and exit onto New Gulph Road
    • Students riding the bus will be directed to the Radnor Street lot behind the Residence where the buses will be waiting to drive the students home