2020-2021 Community Engagement

A central pillar of Nobles is our community. The relationships forged through shared experiences are a key element of what makes Nobles “Nobles.” We will continue to think outside-the-box on how to best cultivate community, create opportunities for fun, and foster as many organic connections as we can amidst this challenging landscape. When we return this fall, we have a wide range of deepened opportunities for students to engage with the community, both in person and virtually.

 

Assembly

We will hold all-school assemblies 2-3 times per week. We anticipate students viewing assembly in small homeroom cohorts. Recognizing how pivotal the assembly experience is, along with the steep constraints around gathering, this will hopefully capture the best parts of a live experience with peers.

Advisory

Advisor groups in both the middle and upper school will meet every other week for 25 minutes. Over the last few months, we have developed a curriculum for advisors this fall that emphasizes community building and inclusion, health and wellness, and the need for “fun.”

We received strong feedback from students, parents/guardians and faculty in the spring on the effectiveness of our expanded one-on-one advising model. We will continue to ask advisors to check in at least once every two weeks with their advisees, either over the phone, Zoom or in person.

Clubs and Organizations

Student clubs and organizations will meet twice a week during designated community time. Given the size of the groups, as well as our need to enable students across grade levels to participate, these two meetings will be virtual when we return.

Affinity Groups

Affinity groups will continue to meet during designated community time. Given the size of the groups, as well as our need to enable students across grade levels to participate, these meetings will be virtual when we return.

Visitors to Campus

From the start of the school year and until determined otherwise, only students, faculty, and staff will be allowed in campus buildings. All meetings that include graduates, parents, guardians and volunteers (e.g. Graduate Association, Parents Association, etc.) will be held virtually. (This does not apply to campus residences.)

Vendors are allowed on campus to make deliveries, which will be facilitated by the Buildings and Grounds office or the office that submitted the order to ensure that all vendors are following proper guidelines for health and safety.

Admission visits and interviews will be conducted entirely virtually this fall. Please click here to inquire about the admission process for 2020-2021.

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