Lake Ridge Academy Will Begin School Year With Masks

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH – Lake Ridge Academy announced its intention to reopen for the 2021-2022 school year with universal masking and in-person classes for all students beginning on Wednesday, August 18. The private, independent school is known for its intentionally small class sizes and sprawling 93-acre campus, both unique qualities that allow the school to be confident that, based on current guidance, it can educate students while adhering to the relevant COVID-19 health and safety mitigation recommendations put forth by the state and Lorain County Health Department.

"This is an opportunity for Lake Ridge to demonstrate our commitment to our campus community. With universal masking on campus, we can resume field trips, athletics, and large group activities, while keeping those who do not yet qualify for the vaccine safe. Our students will benefit from in-person learning and be able to experience Lake Ridge at our best," said Mitch White, Head of School.

The school established a year-round planning committee that monitors the pandemic, reviews guidance issued by relevant authorities, and makes changes as circumstances permit. COVID mitigation requirements, including masking, will continually be reviewed by the committee to ensure they are still needed and still effective. The detailed plans of the school’s 2021-22 reopening was made available to the school community on August 9.

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