Wayland Academy is planning to open campus in January to students, faculty, and staff in time to begin the second semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. The leadership team reviewed the options from The Big Red Return implemented last August that incorporated a variety of options in consultation with local, state, and national experts. The second semester of the 2020-2021 academic year will begin with online classes on Monday, January 4. Following the stipulations outlined in the newly revised Big Red Return plan, boarding students should return to campus on Saturday, January 9. Day students should plan for return to in-person learning according to the plan on Wednesday, January 20. That plan is continually evaluated and modified as needed to address the changing nature of the pandemic while ensuring that the campus reopening plan prioritizes the health and safety of our campus community while allowing us to continue to plan for contingencies outside of our control.