Reopening SMS


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We will be welcoming students to a COVID-19 Ready campus on August 31st, 2020

In compliance with protocols established by the CDCUS Department of EducationVT Dept of HealthVT Agency of EducationNAISUS Ski and Snowboard, and USOPC, Stratton Mountain School has established guidelines to resume campus life - learning, living, training, and competing under guidelines that protect our entire community.

Campus Prep

  • In early June, SMS leadership convened a set of COVID-19 Task Forces, consisting of administrators, staff, trustees, teachers, parents, and an outside expert medical consultant.

  • Task forces have set protocols for the reopening of campus and will remain responsive to evolving guidelines to ensure that the SMS community remains in full compliance.

  • We will create clear, consistent signage and messaging throughout campus and on our social media platforms to keep our community informed. 

  • Our staff has modified layouts in academic and athletic facilities to enable physical (social) distancing.

School Day Protocols

  • We have organized safety training to help students with the transition to campus life.
  • We have developed procedures for the safe arrival and departure of all Boarding and Day students and staff.

  • We have established strict protocols for hygiene and personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • We have generated "COVID-19 Ready" packing lists and video demonstrations to set clear expectations for a return to campus. 

Health & Safety

  • We have created a SMSC-19 Manual that all stakeholders must review and sign before returning on campus. 

  • We will require daily health checks for all students, staff, and campus visitors.

  • We will provide cleaning supplies and sanitation stations throughout campus. 

  • We will establish COVID-19 testing protocols for students and staff.

  • We will set quarantine protocols for any COVID-19 positive students and staff. 

  • We will provide resources for academic and emotional support for our community. 
Stratton Mountain School is an independent boarding and day school that focuses on college preparatory academics and competitive winter sports. Located at the base of Stratton Mountain, SMS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.