Afterschool Clubs Reminder -- Still Some Openings!
There is still space in these clubs: Chess (4 Mondays), Tangents (6 Tuesdays), and Music (6 Wednesdays). All clubs meet until 5 PM. Click the "read more" button at right for more infortmation and to register.
Although the Thanksgiving Concert is behind us, school reopens Monday and Tuesday!
Monday the 21st and Tuesday the 22nd are regular school days. But we understand if the only way to arrange travel to visit family is to leave early and miss school Monday and Tuesday.
Welcome, our new Head of School, Tim Baynum!
Something you may not know about Tim from Alison Lubin's excellent introduction (read more) is his belief that student academic and social growth is enhanced when they feel they belong. During his interviews for the position, Tim observed quickly that Free Union creates immediate avenues to belonging by enabling students to refer to staff by their first names. Read more about the board of trustees confdence in Tim's experience, leadership, and pedagogy.
For a deeper dive into Tim's education leadership and the Free Union ethos, Lisa Martin recently spent a morning with Tim and wrote this report for The Crozet Gazette.
COVID Policy for 2022-23
With the support and guidance of our health team, Free Union Country School will maintain a policy consistent with the guidance of the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health. In simplest terms, it means that we will no longer require masking indoors, though we will honor and respect those staff and students who choose to do so. Here's a link to the updated guidelines.
Through the eyes and minds of Kindergartners, "The Important Book"
Illustrated and dictated by Kindergarteners and read by 5th graders, this video book in four entertaining minutes reveals the heart and soul of our School.