On July 29, The Enrollment Spectrum Podcast released a new episode as part of its ongoing series exploring how schools were planning to reopen in the fall of 2020. In the episode, Fall Reopening: An In-Person Approach at Randolph-Macon Academy, retired Air Force Brigadier General and President of R-MA, David Wesley, described the key measures that our coeducational private school planned on taking while sharing its goals and values.
After months of preparation, R-MA decided to continue with in-person instruction for the fall of 2020, taking the necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of students. This decision was made with R-MA’s values in mind, which include providing a character-building experience. As Wesley puts it, “Five years here has shown me that the real value of an RMA education occurs on the drill pad, on athletic fields, in the chow hall, in the dorm, at night and on weekends, when students build life habits that will make them successful in college and beyond.”
In order to open the campus safely, R-MA used a graduated serial enrollment process. This process involves bringing in a small group of student leaders for a two-week period, which gave R-MA some time to prepare for the arrival of the remaining students. All students were tested prior to coming, and followed proper social distancing, mask-wearing, and sanitation procedures.
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