North Cross community,
We just completed our third round of testing for this year, testing 702 people over two days. I am very pleased to report that we had no positive results.
Our mitigation efforts on campus appear to be working and your efforts to be smart at home are appreciated. The tendency to relax is understandable given these excellent results but let’s continue to stay focused as there is still considerable disease in the Roanoke Valley.
We will test again on Wednesday, October 20, as this is after our Fall Break and immediately before Homecoming festivities. Our Homecoming dance will be held outdoors and we will once again offer testing for dates from other schools.
Should our results on October 20th be comparable to recent results, the Medical Advisory Group appears ready to consider extending the period of time between testing. Again, that depends upon continued good results.
We will also be offering a vaccine clinic on campus on October 15. This will be a Pfizer Clinic and first, second, or booster doses will be available. More information about appointments will be coming out soon.
I do see the Delta Variant starting to wane nationally and it has stabilized in the Roanoke Valley. With vaccine rates slowly rising, I am hopeful we can get back to normal by the holidays. At least one can hope…
Thanks again, congrats to girls tennis for a huge 5-4 win over archrival VES, and a shout out to football for a crushing 59-6 win at Blue Ridge School. There has never been a better time to be at North Cross.
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.