As a small, residential community with students from across the world, we at Middlesex have been closely monitoring developments concerning COVID-19. The safety and well being of our students, faculty, and staff are our greatest responsibility, and we are assessing new information about the worldwide impact of COVID-19 daily.
To help coordinate our planning efforts around the local and campus impact of COVID-19, our Director of Health Services, Meg McLaughlin, is chairing our COVID-19 Advisory Committee.
All official school announcements concerning COVID-19 can be found below. This page will always reflect the most up-to-date information shared to the Middlesex community.
Official Communications Archive
3/27/2020 Online learning information
3/24/2020 Update to reopening campus
3/23/2020 Alumni Weekend 2020 is cancelled
3/17/2020 Head of School Letter to Middlesex Community
3/15/2020 Travel Update
3/5/2020 POND Announcement
3/2/2020 Letter to Parents
2/27/2020 POND Announcement
1/30/2020 POND Announcement
Frequently Asked Questions
Is campus closed?
Yes, campus is closed, including athletic fields and indoor facilities.
When will students return?
Currently, campus is scheduled to reopen for classes on April 27. However, given the current and projected spread of COVID-19, it is possible that this date will shift. Students and parents should monitor their email carefully for future announcements.
I live outside the U.S and I’m concerned that if I return home, travel restrictions may prevent me from reentering the U.S in time for the reopening of classes on campus. What should I do?
Families should make travel decisions based solely on what is safest for their children. The School will accommodate any student unable to return to campus due to travel restrictions or quarantine.
I need to get an item from my dorm room. Can I access it?
Dorms are currently closed, but if a student needs an essential travel document (e.g. a passport, visa, etc.), they should contact the Deans’ Office for assistance.
When do remote classes begin?
Remote classes will begin on Monday, March 30th. Students will receive an email with information about schedules, required software, and online protocol several days before the start of remote classes.
What should I do if I don’t have required books with me?
The School is working with publishers and MBS Direct to gain access to as many titles as possible as e-books. Teachers are also exploring options for online versions of texts, and students will receive more specific details once individual departments finalize their online syllabi.
Have standardized tests altered their schedules?
Please visit the following links for the most up-to-date information on the following standardized tests:
Are major spring events like prom, prize day, and graduation still on as scheduled?
Significant student events scheduled for this May have not yet been altered. However, health considerations and travel restrictions may require the School to postpone, cancel, or significantly modify these events. Middlesex will email the appropriate individuals and families if plans for any of these events shift.
Will Alumni Weekend occur as scheduled this May 15 and 16?
Alumni Weekend 2020 has been canceled. Though we will miss the opportunity to host you this spring, we invite you to plan to return to Middlesex on June 11 and 12, 2021, for Alumni Weekend 2021. We will plan to hold cluster reunions for each five-year cycle, so that the 50th Reunion will include the classes of 1970 and 1971 and so on down the line to the 5th Reunion for 2015 and 2016. Old Guard events for the classes of 1969 and prior will also occur, as will the planned Reflection on Six Decades of Students of Color that was to happen this year.
Whom should I contact if I have a specific question about…
Health and wellness: Meg McLaughlin ([email protected])
Technology: [email protected]
Travel considerations: [email protected]
Academic matters: Karlyn McNall ([email protected])
Athletics: Ken Risley ([email protected])
Student Visas and F1 status: Leanne Winkler ([email protected])
Official School Transcripts: Leanna Winkler ([email protected])
College Counseling: Matt DeGreeff ([email protected])
Standardized Testing: Sam Bigelow ([email protected])
Admissions: [email protected]
Business matters: [email protected]
Facilities and Operations: Matt Crozier ([email protected])
Alumni matters: [email protected]
Communications: Eric Kester ([email protected])
COVID-19 Advisory Committee Members
Meg McLaughlin, Director of Health Services, chair
David Beare, Head of School
Karlyn McNall, Assistant Head of School
Matt Crozier, COO
Terry Cunningham, CFO
Dan Sheff, Dean of Students
Doug Price, Dean of Admissions
Rob Munro, Director of Global Studies and Programs
Eric Kester, Director of Communications
Joe Alford, CTO
Susan Rask, DPH
Tricia McGean, DPH
Dr. Michael Glazier, School Physician
Dr. Marcus Favero, Consulting Psychiatrist
These external resources provide helpful information and guidelines regarding COVID-19