Testing Considerations for Reopening

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Test Types & Collections Modalities: Performance by broad categories – molecular, antigen, and antibody tests.

Timing & Location: Pre-arrival, on arrival, and post arrival testing, Testing prior to campus arrival vs. testing on-campus

Risks: False negatives and false positives, PPE requirements for those collecting specimens


Dr. Adrianna Bravo, Medical Director, Episcopal High School (VA)
Dr. Miriam Cohen, Health Center Director, Choate Rosemary Hall (CT)
Dr. Davis Smith, Director of Health Services, Westminster School (CT)

Wednesday, July 1 at 1:00pm ET | Zoom Webinar

Considerations for Safely Re-Opening Boarding Schools  in the Age of COVID-19

What action steps can and should be taken now to alleviate anxiety and reduce risk? Attend this webinar to learn from nationally renowned medical experts and physicians as they provide updates and insights on the status of COVID-19; national guidelines and safety protocols; testing and related challenges; treatment and vaccine updates; and specific medical considerations and precautionary measures for limiting transmission of the virus and keeping boarding schools as safe as possible. In addition, experienced legal counsel will offer insight on best practices for mitigating the risk of potential litigation upon reopening, and a crisis communications expert will review strategies for communicating effectively before, during and after reopening.



Michael R. Jaff, D.O., FACP, FACC The Honorable David Shulkin, M.D., FACP Attorneys Linda Johnson and David Wolowitz of McLane Middleton P.A. Philip Hauserman, V.P., Director of Crisis Communications, The Castle Group

May 14, 2020 2:00pm EST


Strategy in Crisis: What Boarding Schools can Learn from Higher Education about Student Behaviors, Competition, and Institutional Positioning

Guest: Craig Goebel, Principal, Art & Science Group
Facilitator: Pete Upham, Executive Director, TABS

May 7, 2020 1:00pm EST

Online for the Rest of the Year (and the Start of Next?)

Boarding school campuses provide wonderful communities. This can be true at a distance too, when you keep your mission front-and-center and your values consistent. What should stay the same and what needs to change as you take your community online? We’ll dive head first into:


  • School Policies
  • Academic Honesty and Integrity
  • School Traditions
  • Community Communications
  • Maintaining International Student Enrollment
  • Transitioning to Summer and Next School Year


Facilitated by:
Brad Rathgeber, Head of School & CEO of One Schoolhouse
Liz Katz, Director of School and Student Support at One Schoolhouse


Thursday, April 16 at 2:00pm EST


Leading in a Crisis

Rob Evans and Michael Thompson are both psychologists and school consultants and have each worked in hundreds of independent schools, including many TABS schools, and including many schools that have faced serious crises of all sorts. They will outline essentials for leading faculty and staff and a school community in these unprecedented times, and also for coping with the stress of managing it all.

Facilitated by :
Rob Evans, Ed.D. and Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

Thursday, April 9 at 1:00pm EST

5 Central Business Questions for Nonprofits with Commonfund

The financial health of your school is a critical concern during this time of unparalleled challenge. In an effort to help leaders at TABS schools think strategically about these issues, we are pleased to partner with Commonfund, the unquestioned-leader in asset management, investment solutions, and educational programming for nonprofits.

Please encourage your board chair, finance chair, and other leaders at your school to join this critical conversation. 

Facilitated by Timothy T. Yates
President & CEO Commonfund Asset Management

Wednesday, April 8 at 1:00pm EST

Fundraising in a Crisis with Marts & Lundy

Even as the world around us offers little we can control, your constituents (alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff) want to hear that you are focused on solutions. Drawing on their personal experiences as fundraisers and consultants during times of extreme disruption, a panel of Marts & Lundy experts will lead a discussion on the way forward.

The session will be informed by questions you send in advance and will certainly include crisis communications and donor messaging, campaign strategy, staff productivity and fundraising priorities. There will be ample opportunity for your comments during the session.

The panelists:
Karen Callahan, Senior Consultant & Principal, Leader of the Schools Practice
Charlie Melichar, Senior Consultant & Principal, Marts & Lundy Communications
Jim Zimmerman, Senior Consultant & Principal, Schools Practice


Thursday, April 2 at 1:00pm EST
Thursday, April 2 at 3:00pm EST

Adapting to a Virtual Hiring Process 
with Carney, Sandoe & Associates


Thursday, April 2 at 3:30pm EST

Navigating current International Enrollment Issues

COVID-19 brings new questions of SEVIS regulations, closing borders, family communications, adapting recruiting techniques, enrollment numbers, AND budgets. So many unique thoughts rolling around in our brains with so few answers. Join us!

Hosted by Michael Shaver, Director, International Programs, TABS
Co-Facilitated by
Jacqui Yamada, Consultant, ISM
Joann Ng Hartmann, Senior Director, IEM-ISS Services, NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Thursday, April 2 at 1:30pm EST

Student Life / Health Wellness Forum:
Leading and Supporting your School Community in Unprecedented Times

Co-Facilitated by 
Libby Peard, Director of Health & Wellness Services & Director of International Students, Choate Rosemary Hall (CT)
José Ruiz, Dean of Students, Milton Academy (MA)
Dr. Christopher Thurber, Assoc. Dir. of Counseling & Psychological Services, Phillips Exeter Academy (NH)

Wednesday, April 1  at 2:00pm EST

Managing your Enrollment in Uncertain Times

Facilitated by Bill McMahon, Director of Enrollment and Planning, The Thacher School

Thursday, March 26 at 1:00pm EST

Virtual Learning: Getting Up to Speed – Fast!

Co-Facilitated by 
Ryan Dobbins, Director of Technology, Brooks School (MA)
Chris Seeley, Assistant Head of School and Director of Academics, Church Farm School (PA)

Thursday March 26 at  3:00pm EST

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