KMS COVID-19 Response News and Updates

This page will contain ongoing updates on our response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Bookmark this page and come back and check often.

August 4, 2020

Dear KMS Families,

Thank you for your patience as we reviewed Governor Scott's recent executive order. 

After much consideration and consultation, we have decided to preserve our  initial reopening plan as an essential piece of our safe return to academics and athle...

July 31, 2020

Dear KMS Families,

About an hour ago, we received confirmation that Vermont State Governor Phil Scott’s Directive 6 - Uniform School Reopening would apply to KMS. The directive states, “all public schools and independent schools shall be opened for in person or remote c...

July 22, 2020

This summer, the Continuity of Academics Task Force dedicated their time and resources to develop a plan which will continue to allow KMS to maintain consistent academic standards - no matter the time, place, or circumstances. April Hayden, Director of Academics, repor...

July 18, 2020

Please view the Continuity of Academics School Reopening Task Force Report June 2020

The KMS program offers a thematic and dynamic curriculum, challenging students to consider their place in the world and their role as global citizens. Utilizing a blended-learning appro...

July 10, 2020

Dear Killington Mountain School Community,

I hope that you all were able to rest and recharge over the July 4th holiday.

Foundational to our mission at KMS is the health and well-being of our community. I commend our impressive Task Force members and outside advisors for...

June 22, 2020

Dear Killington Mountain School Community,

We continue to adapt to our ever-changing environment in response to COVID-19; though, our school’s commitment to providing a safe return to athletics and academics has not wavered. 

In my last communication, the KMS COVID-19 Ta...

June 22, 2020

This is a trying time and causes us all to think differently about how to accomplish even the simplest tasks.  It is important to recognize that while we strive to return to ‘normal’ it is unlikely that we will return to our pre-COVID-19 ‘normal’ anytime soon.  As a me...

June 17, 2020

Update: June 17th, 2020

Hi All,

The KMS COVID-19 Task Force has been working hard to finalize protocols and procedures in order to offer safe summer training options.  The KMS board has approved a modified version of our current camp offerings.  Details below:

Modifi...

June 8, 2020

Dear Killington Mountain School Community,

Congratulations to the KMS Class of 2020! It is an honor to recognize you as alumni and we wait with great excitement to hear about the amazing things you will undoubtedly continue to achieve.
 

I would also like to applaud our...

May 18, 2020

Dear KMS Families:

It has been exactly two months since we made the decision to close the KMS campus and send our students home. As difficult as this decision was, it was the right thing to do; although, at the time we did not anticipate remaining closed for the year. N...

April 24, 2020

Dear Students, Parents, and Teachers -

I hope that everyone has had a successful first week back in school. 

A quote from a recently-read short story collection by N.K. Jemisin seems relevant to our current experience: “...Without contrasts, how does one appreciate the d...

April 16, 2020

April 16, 2020

Dear KMS Families and Faculty:

It’s been over a week since our winter term ended, and a month since we made the decision to close campus and send everyone home. Since then, students have returned to their sending school classes or are now on a well-deserve...

April 3, 2020

Dear Teachers, Parents, and Students,

Thank you for being partners in teaching and learning these past few weeks!  For full-term families, this collaboration will continue throughout the end of the year.  

We are uniquely prepared for the latest challenge, and...

March 27, 2020

Dear Teachers, Parents, and Students -

With one more week of Winter Term, we have found ways to be our best.

KMS teachers and students have adapted very quickly: 

  • All-school meeting continues via Google Meet

  • Advisors are meeting virtually with their advisees

  • ...

March 27, 2020

Dear KMS:

Please see the email below, re. Governor Scott’s order concerning a transition to Continuity Of Learning and remote programming for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year. 

KMS will evaluate and assess the impact of this on KMS and our students, and will is...

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