Mini School Marks Campus Return

Jack Moses

Greenhill’s Mini School night will resume as an in-person event on Thursday, Sept. 9, with parents attending 10-minute versions of their student’s classes to meet teachers and better understand the rhythms of daily school life.

The school was forced to host the event virtually last year due to COVID-19. Teachers recorded themselves giving the introduction to the class that they would usually give for Mini School and uploaded them on a site made available to parents.

This year’s Mini School was originally planned to be virtual, with parents joining live meetings on Microsoft Teams. Instead, the administration decided that changing the event to in-person was a possibility for this year.

Jack Oros, Dean of Upper School Students, credited this partly to a feeling that “it is important for parents to actually come in-person”.

However, Mini School will not be exactly the same as it was before the COVID-19 hit. Only one parent is allowed per student to limit the number of people in each room.  Instead of snacks being available in the student center, food and drinks will be delivered to each advisory. Everything else about the event will remain unchanged.

Oros predicts that the event will see a large number of parents return to campus.

“I think there will be at least 300 people on campus because they haven’t been able to be here in so long,” Oros said.  “We thought parents would be hesitant, but at our Senior Coffee event last week we had all but 20 families attend.”

The event will take place between 6-9 p.m.  Parents are encouraged to attend so that they can get a better understanding of their teachers’ teaching styles and what each course is like.