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Schooling This Fall, With Randolph School Director Josh Kaplan

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Josh Kaplan is director of the Randolph School, a pre-K to 5th grade school on Route 9D in Wappingers Falls. Randolph prioritizes outdoor education and nature experience, an advantage during Covid times.

In this episode, Josh describes how Randolph’s unique approach is informing its Covid response. For example, faculty have prepared a “reverse fire drill” designed to get kids indoors safely in the event of a thunderstorm, and the school has commissioned lean-to structures to facilitate safe learning. 

“We started some time ago thinking about what it’s going to take to return us to this way of living and learning so our kids can have that same experience that our founders set out to create.”


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