The reopening of Taft’s campus after six-months was the culmination of months of intensive planning initiatives; the constant monitoring of WHO, CDC, and state coronavirus restrictions, recommendations, and guidelines; and the deep commitment of Taft’s administration, faculty, and staff to reconnecting our community in the safest manner possible. That meant—among other things—bringing new and returning students back in phases and wading through “practice days” to be sure every eventuality had been considered. It also meant that Head of School William MacMullen ’78 delivered two opening of school addresses this year as students arrived at Taft over the course of two consecutive weeks. In both, Mr. Mac talked about the challenges this unique time in our history presents—socially, culturally, and politically. He also talked about the work that our community must to do rise to those challenges.