Dear CA Parents,

I hope this mid-summer message finds you and your families well. After two weeks of intense planning work after school ended in June, the Cary Academy faculty and most of our administrative team are currently enjoying a small window of screen-free time with family and friends. I hope you and your children are finding equal opportunities to relax. 

Despite the mid-July holiday time, we continue to follow the news and stay in touch with our educational peers. The recent COVID trends are concerning, and we will continue to monitor them as we consider the best and safest path to start the school year. As you know, our planning has been flexible, and we are ready to implement any number of options (all-virtual or hybrid) — depending on state and local guidance and our assessment of the situation come mid-August. 

We understand that Governor Cooper is set to address public school re-opening at a press conference later this afternoon. Our leadership team will take his guidance into consideration as we reconvene early next week. As soon as we are able, we will share an update on our planning. When the summer began, we had anticipated making a final announcement about our start-of-school plans on July 29. If we are able, we will push that timeline forward. 

In the meantime, please do enjoy the rest of the summer.