Overview University School of Nashville is tracking news about the spread of COVID-19 in Middle Tennessee. This webpage centralizes information and resources for the USN community. Check this page regularly for updates, links, and FAQs.
Remote & In-Person Learning USN began the school year on Tuesday, August 18 with students learning remotely. Visit usn.org/remote for remote learning resources. The gradual return to in-person classes began Wednesday, September 9 with details shared in Friday's division publications.
Visiting Campus Students, parents, vendors, and visitors are welcome on campus with an appointment and may use the 19th Avenue entrance only. To help foster a safe and healthy campus environment, before entering USN buildings they must:
USN is coming to know its new normal with all Lower and Middle School students at the Edgehill Campus and student-athletes returning to competition at the River Campus this week. Next week freshmen begin High School's gradual return and familiar routines like After School and the Morning Bus resume.
Director Vince Durnan shares appreciation for families who've eased the gradual return to campus by reporting their students' health screening information as well as reminders about afternoon dismissal, USN's Commitment to Community, and other regular school services we plan to resume in October.
At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 29, Director Vince Durnan will share the screen with Director of Diversity & Community Life Roderick White for an update on the school's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
In addition to a momentous day in history, today marks the first day each USN kindergarten classroom is full. We welcome back Grades 1 & 2 and Middle Schoolers next week. "Coffee with the Director" at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 15 will be an opportunity to hear from parent volunteers on our Medical Advisory Board with answers to frequently asked health & medical questions.
Families must use the Magnus Mobile app to self-report health information for their students daily, regardless of whether the student is coming to campus, engaged in remote learning, or home sick. Please report your student's health information through the Magnus Mobile app: • if your student is returning to in-person classes — before 7:15 a.m. • if your student is participating in a school activity — before 7:15 a.m. • if your student is learning remotely — as early as reasonable for your family • on sick days — as early as reasonable for your family • on weekends — will soon be required, but not possible at this time Why? Please read on for details.
Sixty-four kindergartners come to campus next week with those families moving to use the Magnus Mobile app to report students' health screening information daily. Read on for an overview of the gradual return to in-person classes over the next few weeks. Division Heads will share details with families as they make plans with faculty.
With thoughtful consultation with USN's Medical Advisory Board, Director Vince Durnan and Divison Heads are weighing a gradual start of in-person classes soon. USN students and faculty may opt-in to a saliva test with same-day results. The school will soon roll out a smartphone app for families to share their students' health screening updates before arriving on campus.
Click here to view helpful planning guides for parents, guardians, and caregivers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It includes tips for preparing for virtual learning and in-person classes as well as resources to navigate stress and uncertainty.
Students, parents, vendors, and visitors are welcome on campus with an appointment and may use the 19th Avenue entrance only. To help foster a safe and healthy campus environment, before entering USN buildings they must:
Board of Trustees President Ivanetta Davis Samuels ’86 and the Executive Committee penned this letter to the USN Community on August 5, detailing campus investments since the COVID-19 pandemic and equity, justice & inclusion work.