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Working Together to Stay Together

As we prepare for the opening of Blair’s 173rd year, being “all in” and “all together” as members of our School community have never been more important. We are making every effort to ensure a safe return to campus for the fall semester, and we are looking forward to reuniting on the hilltop to live and learn together, embracing all that is best about the Blair experience.

Of course, protecting the health and well-being of everyone at Blair and in our surrounding community are our highest priorities, so, campus life must look different this fall. We are confident that our School community will quickly adapt to our “new normal,” which includes numerous strategies to guard everyone’s health and safety and exciting new classroom technologies that will connect us in new ways. More than ever before, our daily actions and choices will impact those around us, as well as our ability to remain together for the fall semester.

Here we detail our current reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Our administrative team continues to closely monitor ongoing developments around the coronavirus pandemic. As we receive further guidance from state officials and health experts, we will keep families informed of any adjustments needed to protect our community. We hope this information will answer all of your questions about how we will resume in-person instruction, athletic training, arts programs and dormitory living while protecting the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and the larger community. Please don’t hesitate to contact Blair’s student life office with questions or concerns at (908) 362-6121, ext. 5600, or reopening@blair.edu. To download this information as a PDF, click here.


 

What protocols has Blair put in place to promote health & safety on campus?

What are Blair’s specific expectations as students prepare to return to campus?

What measures has Blair put in place to support members of the community who test positive for COVID-19?

What will dormitory & school life look like during the fall semester?

What policies are in place for campus visitors & campus departures?

What will the day student experience be like?

What will the daily schedule & academic experience be like?

What if factors outside of Blair’s control change these plans for the 2020-2021 academic year?

How should I share with Blair my plans for my student’s arrival on campus and confirm he or she will be physically present for the fall semester?

Watch Latest Parent Town Hall

Opening of School Calendar

All faculty return to campus
Registration for Senior Class Council
Registration for Prefects, Be Well, & Blue & White Key Society members
Registration for day students (specific day students TBD)
Registration for day students (specific day students TBD)
No registration
Registration for returning international students (10th & 11th grades)
Registration for returning international students (12th grade) & new international students
No registration
Registration for new non-international boarding students (specific students TBD)
Registration for returning 12th grade & new non-international boarding students (specific students TBD)
Registration for returning 10th grade boarding students
Registration for returning 11th grade boarding students
Orientation
Orientation
Classes start
Dorms close for Thanksgiving & first-semester break
Thanksgiving break ends
First semester online begins
Completion of first semester online & winter break begins