Webb School of Knoxville
Webb School of Knoxville

Program Updates & Modifications


School Athletics

In conjunction with its health and safety measures, Webb is partnering with and will look for guidance from the TSSAA (Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association) to determine the appropriateness of athletic practices and contests.

 


Lower School early morning & after-school care, Lower School clubs

Early morning care will be available starting at 7:30 a.m. each school day. Students should report directly to their classrooms and should not congregate in hallways. Students may not exit their vehicle until 7:30 a.m. when adult supervision is present on the Lower School porch.

After-school care in the Lower School will be available to registered students only. No drop-in care will be provided during the first trimester. Registration information will be sent to parents.

There will be no Lower School clubs during the first trimester.

 


Curricular changes in chorus, band, drama, P.E.

We continue to monitor information coming from national health organizations and government officials related to the feasibility of certain courses and programs. Our faculty members have researched options and will be ready to pivot if certain activities are deemed unsafe as the school year begins.

 


Limits on large group gatherings – Assembly, Chapel, Orientation, all-school events

We will follow local guidelines on limiting large gatherings. It is clear that larger events will have a different feel during this school year. Some may happen in a smaller format, while events such as WebbFest may be postponed until later in the school year.

Daily events such as the Lower School’s morning Community Meeting, Middle School Assembly and Upper School Chapel will take on new formats for the foreseeable future. Webb’s Lower School may focus on grade-level meetings, while the gatherings in the Middle and Upper Schools may be streamed live into classrooms. A focus on community and connectivity will definitely be at the heart of these important school events.

Special celebrations honoring the Class of 2021 are being reworked. Most fall events will be postponed so that seniors can more fully enjoy these treasured moments.

 



Student field trips & travel


All field trips and school-sponsored travel will be postponed for the foreseeable future.

 



Parent conferences

Parent/teacher INTAKE conferences, scheduled for Friday, August 21, will be held virtually. Each division director will send out detailed information to parents on how to register for a conference with their child’s homeroom teacher or advisor. Please remember that Friday, August 21 is a student holiday.

 



Counseling Services

The abrupt ending to on-campus learning and the current unsettling health situation has certainly caused anxiety among students of all ages. Our school counselors stand ready to assist any student who needs support. Additionally, teachers and advisors will provide daily nurturing as we all transition to the new school year together. Parents are welcome to contact divisional counselors with questions regarding support of their child.

 



Webb School Bookstore

The Webb School Bookstore will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The doors to the store will be locked, and only a few families/limited number of students will be allowed in the store at a time. As one family/student group leaves, the next family/ group will be allowed to enter. We are asking anyone coming in to please wear a face mask and follow physical distancing guidelines both in the store and when waiting to come into the store. Snacks will not be sold for the foreseeable future. Students should bring a daily snack if desired.

The Bookstore will be cleaned throughout the day, and the checkout area will be cleaned between customers.

The Webb Wearhouse (used uniform items located in the Bookstore) will be accessible, but only items that have already been received and processed will be available. The Wearhouse will not be taking in any more donations until further notice. Please hang on to those old uniform items you planned to donate, as we will be looking to relaunch this program in the future.

 



Upper School café

The new café in the Upper School will be open later this fall. Students in grades 9-12 will be able to purchase food and beverages at the café throughout the day.