Apply Now

New Policies and Procedures for 2020-21

August 27, 2020 | Thomas Postema

The start of the 2020-21 school year will be unlike any other we’ve experienced. In this three-part video series, I cover what MSS parents need to know about new school-wide policies and procedures during the pandemic. Each video is between 5-7 minutes. We hope that this is helpful.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

Here’s a look at what each video will cover:

  • Part 1:  Introduction
  • Part 2: Masks, Arrival, Health Screenings, Dismissal
  • Part 3: Illness, Food, Worship, What to do Now

After watching the videos, I encourage you to read the Coronavirus Addendum to the Parent Handbook. Before your child can attend school, you must sign the form in the Family Portal indicating that you have read the addendum and agree to follow the new policies and procedures.

Thomas Postema

Head of School

Mr. Postema was the Head of School from Fall 2011 to Spring 2021, when he retired.

An educator for over 35 years, Mr. Postema taught math and was a school administrator at international schools in Japan and South Korea, as well as schools in the USA (New Jersey and Alaska). He taught at Mustard Seed from 1989-1991 when Mr. Cuervo and Mr. Johnson were MSS students!

As Head of School, Mr. Postema successfully led the school through the NJAIS accreditation process and the Together for Tomorrow endowment campaign, which raised over $3M to benefit MSS students. Mr. Postema loves to tell the Mustard Seed story and continues to be passionate about the mission even in his retirement.

Related Stories

February 25, 2022

How to Talk to Your Children About Ukraine

Learn More
August 18, 2021

State of the School 8/18/21: What you need to know for Back to School

Learn More
June 22, 2021

New Endowed Chairs Focus on Worship and Faith; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Learn More