We will be modifying the athletic sessions to meet student demand for more on campus instruction and training across several seasons/sports. This is something that the ESA AD's have discussed throughout the summer and most are now making very similar schedule modifications for the fall.
As a training alternative, there will be an opportunity for students to participate in out-of-season training two days a week on campus (Wednesday, Saturday). These training sessions are optional and will be supervised by the sport-specific coaching staff. Although this may not completely fill the void of club practices or tournaments, it does allow for specialized training during the week. This off-season sport training option is additive and does not replace students’ fall co-curricular obligation, which is 3 or 4 days per week depending on the activity. This 4-2 co-curricular and off-season training model will keep the integrity of fall term athletics while allowing students to pursue other sports of interest while providing the necessary spacing for multi-use sport facilities and staffing:
4 days, mandatory participation - fulfills co-curricular requirement
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri (90 mins max)
Fall Lifetime / House
3 days, mandatory participation - fulfills co-curricular requirement
Mon, Tues, Thurs (75 min max)
Winter / Spring Off-Season Interscholastic
2 days, optional participation
Wed, Sat (90 mins max)
Performing arts are a vital part of Lawrenceville life, both for our artists and their audiences. We are committed to providing the best possible performing arts program experience possible given the social distancing restraints.
The Clark Music Center will be offline this fall. Students will practice in their rooms and Private Music Instruction will take place via Zoom. Students who have their instruments stored in Clark will be contacted to arrange a time for pickup. We are devising a plan for our pianists and percussionists who need school equipment to practice.
Rather than a musical this full, Lawrenceville will host a fully staged dramatic production. Dance classes, Lawrentians, Orchestra, and Jazz Band, will continue this fall, either in-person or via Zoom depending on the activity. As we look ahead to the winter, Mr. Cuthrell is already working with the Periwig Council to prepare for Winterfest.
Community service remains an essential component to every Lawrentians’s co-curricular education. We will continue to offer and encourage enriching weekly and full-term service learning project experiences, most of which will be virtual for the fall term. Orientation and Reflection will be enhanced to include a social justice component.
Religious Life is gearing up to support our students and school community through this challenging year ahead. There will be worship services (most likely outdoors), including Catholic Mass, Shabbat, Episcopal Holy Communion, Mindfulness Meditation with Music, Buddhist Meditation, a celebration of Diwali, and Jummah Prayers. In addition we will continue discussion groups for our Sikh students, the Orthodox Christians, FOCUS, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. This is a continued effort to promote and support student exploration in religious life, diversity, and contemplation as we strive to provide myriad opportunities to learn and grow religiously and spiritually.
Club and Other Off-campus Activities
All students participating in Lawrenceville in person on-campus, whether boarding or day, will be expected to adhere to School social distancing protocols and policies and therefore will not be permitted to participate in non-Lawrenceville-sponsored activities off-campus. This includes playing on club/travel teams, attending dance and music classes, participating in choir ensembles and voice lessons, or engaging in other organized non-Lawrenceville group or private training activities. Given how important this policy is to keeping our community open, we are also requiring faculty and staff to adhere to these protocols. If a student wishes to continue to pursue participation in off-campus activities, please see the Remote Learning Option and Enrollment section (under Academic & Residential Life below) for Fall Term and full-year residential status change options.
Attending off-campus events may require students to quarantine for two weeks and test negative for COVID-19 twice before coming back to campus. Please plan accordingly and discuss all details with the Dean of Students Office