Tower Hill has developed a schoolwide plan for bringing students back to campus that implements public health guidance while providing an engaging, on-campus educational experience.

Developed in collaboration with the Coronavirus Task Force and Flex Planning Committee (a broad group of faculty, administrators, medical experts, board members, parents and staff), the Return to Campus Plan describes practices and protocols to safely return to campus, while ensuring that students and faculty who do not return to campus can continue to learn and teach. Central components of this plan involve face masks, physical distancing and sanitation; testing, contact tracing, notification and movement protocols; and sick protocol and at-home quarantine. In addition, we identify community standards that will support a safe learning community.

In-person classes began on Sept. 8, 2020, with some students opting to learn remotely. Teaching, learning and being a community together during the pandemic necessitates adjusting plans in order to create the healthiest and safest learning environment possible.

Click here for the first release of Tower Hill's Return to Campus Plan.

Three Modes of Learning
Tower Hill School is committed to abiding by and exceeding the State of Delaware’s guidance for the safe operation of schools. The state’s plan envisions three scenarios: 1) Minimal community spread exists in Delaware and school buildings re-open; 2) Minimal-to-moderate community spread exists in Delaware and buildings re-opening is situation dependent; and 3) Significant community spread exists in Delaware and school buildings are closed.

In response to these scenarios, Tower Hill is focused on three primary modes of operation: Tower Hill on Campus (in-person with health precautions and optional remote), Tower Hill Flex (in-person with health precautions and remote) and TowerHill@Home (fully remote).  

The Return to Campus Plan pertains to both Tower Hill On Campus and Tower Hill Flex, whenever in-person operations are possible. The plan encompasses many different aspects of prevention and mitigation, physical distancing, mask wearing, testing and navigating campus in a way that promotes lower density.


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Health Pledge

Tower Hill students pledge to abide by all of the health and safety practices policies and expectations in the Return to Campus Plan. Take the Hiller Health Pledge.

Planning Teams

Megan Cover
Andrea Glowatz
Art Hall
Alexis Herbein, R.N.
Lauren Lineback, Psy.D.
Teresa Messmore
Susan Miller
Eric Norman
Anthony Pisapia
Bessie Speers

Steve Cacciavillano
Jack Flynn, M.D.
Alexis Herbein, R.N.
Eric Johnson, M.D.
Chris Morrow
Megan O’Neill
John Reinhardt, M.D.
Theresa Shorey

John Bartlett
Megan Cover
Tara Fletcher
Andrea Glowatz
Art Hall
Noreen Jordan
Drew Keim
Matt Kator
Megan McCrery
Susan Miller
Anthony Pisapia
Dan Pratt
Andrew Scibilia
Ann Sullivan
Jason Toy
Tim Weymouth

Josh Boughner
Megan Cover
Jane Chesson
Art Hall
Matt Kator
Susan Miller
Paul Mulvena
Eric Norman
Anthony Pisapia
Charles Sharon
Tara Tatasciore
Nancy Tate
John Tchinnis

Amy Bickhart
Dyann Connor
Amy Cuddy, Ph.D.
Lauren Lineback, Psy.D.
Jessica Douglass
Amanda Jennings
Seth Kushkin
Beth Orsetti
Andrea Sarko
Eduardo Silva
Samantha Spruance
Mary Taylor