How You Can Prepare

  1. Become familiar with the Pingry Anywhere model for the 2020 – 2021 school year by exploring this website and checking back regularly for updates. Another great resource are our campus webinars: July 2020 Basking Ridge Family webinar video and July 2020 Short Hills Family webinar video; August 2020 Basking Ridge Family webinar video and August 2020 Short Hills family webinar

  2. Learn about new health and safety behavioral norms—instructional videos can be viewed on pingryanywhere.org—for returning to campus with your child. Buy a thermometer and practice healthy habits at home before school starts—build up mask endurance, wash your hands, develop physical distancing awareness, take your temperature and complete the pre-arrival health screening form.

  3. Check your home WiFi / internet connection using the Pingry Anywhere Home Internet Guide and designate a place with your child for them to learn and study at home.

  4. Review the camera policy (i.e., cameras will be expected to be on for all students joining remotely and to remain on for the duration of the synchronous class) with your child. For camera policy accommodations, please reach out to the respective Division Director and/or Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. For additional learning accommodations, please reach out to the Short Hills School Counselor or the Basking Ridge Learning Specialist.

  5. Volunteer remotely with PSPA to help support our faculty and staff. If you are interested, please sign up using the PSPA Volunteer Survey and/or email PSPA-Volunteer@pingry.org with any questions or suggestions.

For additional steps you can take to help your child prepare, please refer to our downloadable Preparing for Pingry Anywhere: Pre-Reopening Checklist for Families.

For general guidance on remote learning including daily procedure and how to use Zoom and Google Calendar, please refer to our downloadable Pingry Anywhere_ Remote Learning Resources.

If you have any questions or need clarification on procedures, please reach out to the appropriate school contact.