Everyone will need a mask
It can be cloth or medical-grade. Please just make sure to have multiples and/or wash the cloth ones each day.
You can wear a face shield also, but a face shield is not a mask (covering your mouth and nose to protect you and others).
We'll have some back-ups on hand in case someone forgets to bring their mask.
Duke University released a study that evaluated the different types of face masks.
Properly fit N95 masks (without valves - if it has a valve, it only protects the wearer), surgical masks, and 2-layer cotton masks were most effective.
Bandanas, neck fleeces, and gaiters were not effective and may contribute to spread.
Click here for a recap "Study Finds Not All Face Coverings Offer The Same Level Of Protection Against Spreading Coronavirus" and here is a 3-minute overview video from Duke Health spotlighting this research "Inexpensive way to test face mask effectiveness in reducing COVID-19 transmission"
Thinking about Power/Batteries, etc. for Laptops on Campus
We have already anticipated because of the safety precautions and how students will be dispersed across the campus (including classes in and outside), that keeping laptops charged will be an issue. USL has a laptop for each student, and some students as they get into the Middle School and Upper School bring and use their own. Please be thinking about buying and charging a separate battery, getting a portable laptop charger battery, etc.
Upper School: Please note that our Upper School does not have a universal supply list. Because these students are learning in a college-like setting, they will procure what they need based on their personal organization preferences and what their teachers request them to have.
Upper School :
- US students will wear their key card and USL magnetic name tag every day. Students can dress as students in college, but the attire should be nice and suitable for daily PE. For LOTCs or other special days, US students will wear formal or traditional LOTC attire (described below).
Intermediate & Middle School General Guidelines:
- Bottoms - Students will wear khaki or navy shorts/skirts/skorts or pants. All skirts should be just above the knee or longer. Denim is not acceptable.
- Tops - Students will wear collared shirts (oxford or polo style) in solid colors with the University School logo. Cardigan, v-neck, and crew neck sweaters are permitted as long as the school logo is visible.
- Footwear - Because of the active nature of our days, students must wear shoes in which one can exercise. Athletic shoes (crosstraining/tennis/running etc.) that are appropriate for PE and for outdoor wear are required.
Outerwear such as sweaters and sweatshirts worn over collared shirts are allowed only with no team names, slogans, logos, or messages other than those of University School. Only small breast-pocket logos are acceptable on outerwear. Here are the details about each form of outerwear:
(a) Jackets: Dark navy, no hood, full-zipper preferred, fleece (not sweatshirt material), can be found at Land’s End but not required to be from there, with USL logo.
(b) Coats: Dark navy is the recommended color for all outerwear. Heavy coats do not need a USL logo.
(c) Rainwear: Dark navy, poncho or coat, no USL logo required, umbrellas are not permitted on LOTCs.
For “Learning Outside the Classroom” days:
- For Formal LOTC days, students should be dressed in khaki bottoms and white USL-embroidered collared shirts. For Traditional LOTC days, students should be dressed in khaki bottoms and white USL t-shirts. Students may wear USL-embroidered hats only. Outerwear must be dark navy with the USL logo.
- Tops - Shirts can be untucked if the tail is not long
- Belts - Belts should be worn if there are loops
- Undershirts - If wearing an undershirt, it must be white and must remain tucked in at all times
- Leggings and Tights – Students may wear black, navy, or white solid color tights. Navy leggings are acceptable but the student must wear a shirt or top that reaches at least to their fingertips. Knee socks of a solid color may be worn, but patterns and stripes are not permitted. Natural color hose are also okay.
There are two options for embroidering. Students can purchase them at Lands' End School (embroidery is an additional charge) or bring their own shirts to be embroidered at the embroidery store:
(1) Lands' End School: School code is 9001-3154-1
(2) Wear it Out (Phone: 843-388-4093)
1125 Bowman Road, Suite 101 - Mt. Pleasant 29464
USL works with an optional food delivery program called Food for Thought. Students and faculty/staff may take part in the service any time you'd like.
FFT is a school lunch program with a focus is on fresh, local and organic meals, conscious of allergens and dietary needs. Food for Thought, a subsidiary of Dish & Design Catering, is located in Mt Pleasant. With a 24 hour minimum notice policy, Food for Thought
Moodle is University School's Online Classroom, allowing teachers, students, and parents to have access to curriculum maps, assignments, and much more. Below you will find links to this year's Moodle page, as well as all previous years.
2020-2021 (Current year)