Archer Return to Campus

Archer Students Start Off March with a Joyful Return to Campus

In March, the courtyards of Archer are ringing with the sound of students again!
Throughout the pandemic, Archer’s Health & Safety Committee has been carefully heeding the L.A. County Department of Health’s guidelines for schools and has been fastidiously adhering to its regulations. After the Director of the L.A. County Department of Health announced that schools could begin reopening for SEL and K-6 in-person instruction, the committee quickly got to work outlining Archer students’ return to campus. After careful planning, our campus was finally able to welcome back students last week.

On Thursday, March 4, Archer faculty and staff welcomed 6th grade students to classrooms for the first time as part of their full return to campus. All students began the day in a virtual orientation assembly with their cohorts, which included a welcome from Head of School Elizabeth English, Interim Middle School Director Nat Damon, and Dean of Students Jenn Babin, and a presentation of Archer’s safety video describing protocols to follow on campus. Cohorts were then able to engage in community-building activities before touring the campus, engaging in a personal writing exercise, and decorating their cohort areas and lockers. 

In addition to students participating in athletics conditioning sessions on campus, students in grades 7-12 were also able to begin engaging in on-campus Social Emotional Learning (SEL) activities in phases over the course of this week. This week also just happened to be Spirit Week, which made for an even more joyful return. Dressing up in themed costumes each day, students were able to enjoy the company of their fellow classmates, the beauty of our campus, and the warmth of our community as they celebrated their school spirit.
The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs. 

The Archer School for Girls’ mission is to educate students in an environment specifically designed for girls. As such, the school will consider any candidate for admission who identifies as a girl. Once admitted to Archer, all students in good academic standing who abide by Archer’s code of conduct and who meet requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Archer diploma, regardless of any change in sexual identity or other legally protected status.