It is an odd feeling to be at the end of July and to still have five weeks before the beginning of school. At this point in the summer, we have begun finalizing our COVID mitigation efforts, and, with the caveat that much can change over the ensuing five weeks, I feel comfortable providing you with a broad description of our progress. This is a long letter, but one full of information, so please stay with me!
Let me begin by reminding you that the success we have in keeping our faculty and students safe requires that all members of our community remain committed to our shared responsibility by following safe practices outside of school hours. Please wear masks, socially distance, do not congregate in indoor spaces, and to the extent possible, do not travel to areas with high COVID positivity rates.
Our administration, staff, and Board have been focused on what we can do at North Cross School to ensure the best possible school year. With the opening of school only weeks away, I am reaching out to you, recognizing your essential role as our partners in ensuring our shared commitment to fully reopen and remain open for the entire school year. Despite our School’s best efforts, our success depends considerably on your, and your children’s, willingness to follow guidelines laid out by our public health professionals.
Christian J. Proctor, PhD
Dr. Proctor is the ninth Head of School at North Cross and has served as such since 2011. He has more than 30 years of experience in education. He has served as headmaster at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina, St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Metairie, Louisiana, Grace Episcopal School in Monroe, Louisiana, and as Interim Headmaster at Wesley Academy in Houston, Texas. In each location, Dr. Proctor’s tenure was marked by creativity, innovation, and school growth.