We aim to keep you informed of the plans we are developing and implementing at school. This page is your resource to find messages to the school community as well as useful resources and links. We will continue to monitor this situation and will adjust the schedule as necessary.
- Distance learning
- Hardship Financial Aid fund
- Rochambeau Messages
- Policies and Instructions
- Resources and useful links
- Travel & Immigration Resources
Strengthening our community by supplementing the Financial Aid Fund for 2020-2021
We recognize that the current health crisis and economic condition is causing financial hardship for some of our families. We want to be there for you and support you so your children's education may continue without interruption. The Board of Trustees has therefore approved an additional Financial Aid fund of $1 million. The application process for the Hardship Financial Aid is distinct from the regular Financial Aid process. (See process overview below.)
The available Hardship Financial Aid fund will be $1 million.
Requests must be submitted using our online form (not through FACTS)
A staff committee will review all applications and maintain the confidentiality of information submitted
Hardship Financial Aid decisions will be shared with parents before the first tuition payment deadline for 2020-2021
Application, Decisions, and Timeline:
May 11: First day to submit an application
May 26 at 12pm EDT (noon): First Deadline for applications (applications received after May 26 may be reviewed on a monthly basis starting June 30)
June 15: Award decisions to be communicated to families
June 20: First tuition payment for families receiving Hardship Financial Aid awards
June 2020, November 2020, February 2021: Schedule for 3-Installment Tuition Payment plan
November 2020 and February 2021: Review of Hardship Financial Aid awards (updated documentation will be required)
Applications received after May 26 will be reviewed on a monthly basis for applications received by the 30th of each month starting June 30, 2020.
Supporting Documents Required with the Application Form:
2019 Form 1040
For wage earners (please submit documentation for all working parents in the household):
2019 Form W2
Most recent wage statement(s) showing decrease in income
Employer statement of decreased income, furlough or termination of employment
Unemployment claim or acceptance letter
For Self-employed (please submit documentation for all working parents in the household):
Most recent quarterly tax filings, Form 1040ES, showing a decrease in income
Any other supporting documentation related to decrease in income or additional expenses
For kids & families
Child Mind: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
New York Times: How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus
American Psychological Association: How to Talk to Kids About Difficult News
Common Sense Media: Explaining the News to Our Kids
In a Nutshell: The Coronavirus explained & What you should do (resource for older children)
Si vous avez besoin de contacter le Consulat général de France à Washington, qui a mis en place une cellule de réponse téléphonique sur le COVID-19
From our School Counselors
More information on the SLS page here
from our experts
We thank the medical professionals who are part of our Rochambeau community for their important contributions to the health of our whole school community. It has been suggested to us that these resources are particularly valuable at this time.
-With special thanks to Dr. Nicole Renaud.
Better way to screen for COVID-19 (until you can get tested)
Preventing spread (CDC)
Ophthalmologist update (AAO)
Current recommendations (CheckRare)
Situation summary (CDC)
Why soap is preferable to bleach in the fight against coronavirus (National Geographic)
High risk patients (Science Daily)
Travel & immigration news March 13 - 19:
** This information is provided by legal counsel from Fragomen Worldwide. This information should not be substituted for personal legal advice and is offered here for general reference only.**
- Worldwide: Many jurisdictions around the world have expanded their coronavirus-related travel restrictions and quarantine measures outside of the original areas subject to such policies. Visit Fragomen’s coronavirus-related news page for the latest immigration updates.
- United States/Canada: The United States-Canada border will close to non-essential traffic in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Details of the agreement are not yet public, but exceptions for travel related to essential trade and for those with close ties to the destination country are expected.
- European Union/Schengen Area: Most non-EU nationals are banned from entering Schengen Area member countries or Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania. The ban is in place for a 30-day period and may be extended. Ireland and the United Kingdom are not covered by the EU ban, but may decide to join the EU with similar measures.
- United States: As part of the U.S. government’s COVID-19 response, President Trump has added the United Kingdom and Ireland to its COVID-19 travel ban. The government has also suspended visa services at most U.S. consulates abroad and in-person interviews and biometrics appointments at USCIS field offices and Application Support Centers. In H-1B cap related news, employers and their immigration counsel have until Friday, March 20 at noon EDT to submit registrations for the FY 2021 H-1B cap lottery. Premium processing will not initially be available for FY2021 H-1B cap filings, but will be phased in two phases, the first starting no later than May 27, and the second phase will begin no earlier than June 29.
Please find below some information that may be useful regarding COVID-19 related travel restrictions.
* Effective 11:59 PM EDT on Monday, March 16, with limited exceptions, foreign nationals who have been physically present in the United Kingdom or Ireland within 14 days before seeking admission to the United States will be denied entry. U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, their spouses and children under 21, and certain other family members are not subject to the travel restrictions, among other exemptions. Those who are exempt from the ban will be required to travel through designated airports when returning to the United States and are subject to health screening and quarantine.
* Effective March 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT, all U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents and exempt foreign nationals returning to the United States after visiting a Schengen Area country, China or Iran within 14 days of entry into the United States will be required to travel through one of the following airports: Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS), Massachusetts; Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois; Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas; Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Michigan; Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Hawaii; Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia; John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York; Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), California; Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida; Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey; San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington or Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia.
* Effective March 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT, all U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents and exempt foreign nationals traveling to the United States after visiting a Schengen Area country, China or Iran within 14 days of entry to the United States will have to self-quarantine.
* Effective March 13, 2020 11:59 pm EDT, with limited exceptions, foreign nationals will be barred from entering the United States if they have been physically present in one of the 26 countries of the Schengen Area within 14 days before their attempted entry. The Schengen Area comprises the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, their spouses and children under 21, and certain other family members are not subject to the travel restrictions, among other exemptions. The travel restrictions will remain in effect until terminated by President Trump. Please note while the President initially indicated the ban would last for 30 days, the issued proclamation indicated it would last indefinitely and until terminated by the President.
* There is an entry ban for foreign nationals who have visited China or Iran within 14 days of seeking admission, except lawful permanent residents, immediate family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, and certain others. Mandatory quarantine for U.S. citizens who have visited China's Hubei Province within 14 days before reentry. Advanced screenings for citizens returning from other parts of Mainland China, as well as self-imposed quarantine. U.S. permanent residents, immediate family of U.S. citizens and permanent residents and others exempted from the entry ban may be subject to quarantine.
* More countries could be added to the entry bans with very little notice. Please continue to review not only flights, but also travel rules for admission or transit through a country. This means that just having a connecting flight through a particular country could impact travel restrictions. All travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Please be prepared for unannounced health screenings at airports.