During the COVID-19 pandemic, our priority remains the safety of our Heathwood community and the continuity of our academic program. Please refer to this page for ongoing updates and information during this evolving situation. 


Return to Campus Guidelines: Plans, Protocols, and Schedules for 2020-2021


COVID-19 Health Protocols


COVID-19 Dashboard


Click here to sign up for connected learning


COVID-19 Communications from the Head of School

August 4 - Health Pledge and Connected Learning

July 30 - Teaching Opportunities and Town Hall Meetings

July 9 - Return-to-Campus Plans

June 16 - 2020-2021 Academic Calendar Updates

June 5 - Fall Reopening Plans and Preparations

May 27 - Resuming Athletics Practices

May 21 - End-of-Year Information and Summer/Fall Updates

May 6 - Phased Reopening of Campus

April 23 - Campus Closure through the end of the school year

April 21 - Update on Campus Closure

April 17 -- Update on Charges and Fees

March 25 - Campus Closure Through May 1

March 20 - Staying Strong Together

March 15 - Campus Closure

March 14, 2020 - Auction Cancellation

March 13, 2020 - SCISA Announcement

March 11, 2020

March 9, 2020

March 3, 2020


Remote Learning Information from Division Heads

Fall, 2020

Upper School July 24 Update

Middle School July 24 Update

Early Childhood/Lower School July 24 Update


Upper School July 16 Update

Middle School July 16 Update

Early Childhood/Lower School July 16 Update


Spring, 2020

Upper School

Middle School

Early Childhood/Lower School

Remote Learning Update March 15, 2020


Week Ahead emails from division heads


Heathwood Community Connections

The Highlander e-Newsletter

          April 14, 2020

          April 20, 2020

          April 27, 2020

          May 4, 2020

          May 11, 2020

          May 18, 2020

          May 26, 2020

          June 3, 2020

The Spirit of the Highlander Blog

Cooks in the Hall


Resources for Families

Email us to let us know if you or another family need words of encouragement, supplies, or have questions


Resources for Remote Learning

Wide Open School


Resources: Latest Updates

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 information

World Health Organization Covid-19 Outbreak information

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

City of Columbia Coronavirus and Flu Updates

Washington Post “What You Need to Know About Coronavirus”


Resources to guide your conversation with your child

How to Talk to Kids About the Coronavirus Outbreak

How You Talk to Your Children About Coronavirus Matters

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus

Explaining the News to Our Kids

How to talk to children about difficult news