Head of School Anticipates Upcoming Holiday Season

October 15, 2020


Head of School Matt Cavellier looks ahead to the changing seasons and thinks about what we can do to make the holiday season slightly more of a return to normalcy.

Greetings from Faribault,

Fall is definitely in the air, the hay bales and pumpkins make our campus festive, and the winds have been blowing the leaves across the Parade Field at a stunning speed the last few days. It is a reminder that we are heading into cooler (and eventually colder) days as we move into late October.

For many of us, this time of year is a time of anticipation: we look forward to the change in seasons, ready our skis and snowshoes, and begin decorating for the holidays. Of course, this year is different in many ways, but like it or not, the seasons will continue to change, our winter gear will be put to use, and the holidays will be upon us sooner rather than later.

Over the last several weeks, we have been having internal discussions and planning sessions centered around how to mark our “normal” holiday season routines in a decidedly abnormal year. In the next week, we will be sharing with you our plans for the four-day Thanksgiving weekend and what Christmas Dinner might look like if we are able to host it (as we all want to do).

We look forward to these opportunities for community as much as our students do, and our team is hard at work in an effort to keep us safe and healthy, physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Keep washing your hands and wearing your SSM masks!