New Ways at The New School

Educating during COVID is the wildest thing we’ve seen our school navigate in its 50 years of existence. Up close and personal, up close and in person is the Blacksburg New School way. But, we're learning new ways to do what we've always done: work to instill a love of learning and respect for the community and others. Now we're just doing it from a little further away (like, 3' - 6' away).

Below, you'll find details about our school operating procedures, offerings, risk-mitigation efforts, and weekly board updates. 

2021-2022 Policies & Procedures

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Below are links to important guidelines and school policies that are critical for our ongoing efforts to remain open to in-person learning. In accordance with recent announcements made by CDC and the State of VA, all individuals will remain masked while on campus and children are present, regardless of vaccination status.  

Unvaccinated adults will not be allowed into BNS buildings.

Our Self-Quarantine & Absence Policy was last updated on: 10/27/2021 

Other Resources

Last updated August 5, 2021

Board Updates

Click on any of the images below to read the Board of Director's formal report out on COVID planning, preparation, and ongoing in-person learning support efforts.

October 1
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August 27
August 5
July 30
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July 22
July 15