Maret has implemented multi-pronged approach to health and safety in order to welcome K–12 students back to campus.
Continuity of Learning (COL)
Maret’s highest priorities for the year are, no matter the circumstances, to provide an excellent education for students and to support our dedicated faculty while always maintaining appropriate health and safety protocols. The School continues to monitor guidance from government and health officials as we plan the 2021-2022 school year.
Read Our Complete Return-to-School Guide
What To Do When Experiencing Symptoms
What To Do When You Have a Possible Exposure to COVID
(i.e., when a student or faculty member comes into contact with an individual who is symptomatic, who is awaiting a test result, or who has a positive test result)
It is truly wonderful to be on campus with our full complement of students and faculty. I have also loved seeing many of you at various class socials, new Parent/Guardian receptions, and athletic matches. It is hard to believe we have been back at school for just two weeks.
I want to acknowledge that the opening of school has not been as smooth as we would like, particularly in terms of internet connectivity and lunch service in the cafeteria. Please keep reading for more information on these issues, as well as an update on how we are managing the uncertainty of COVID and launching our new website.
On Saturday, we hosted our Annual Board Retreat on campus. It was a crystal clear, cool fall day—very reminiscent of the weather on that fateful day 20 years earlier. We began with each Trustee sharing their poignant and powerful stories of where they were on 9/11. My own memory of that day remains vivid, and I will never forget the way that Maret’s faculty calmly cared for our students, ensuring that everyone got home safely and with guidance for their families about ways to deal with such a terrible crisis. With that memory still so fresh, it seems impossible to believe that no current Maret student had even been born yet.
Read more about Maret's testing plan for the first two weeks of school.
Understandably, this pandemic has caused a great deal of anxiety, fear, and stress, but it is important that we not allow those feelings to lead to social stigma. Blaming those who have had the disease, instead of the disease itself, does not help our community, and can, in fact, cause harm if people become more likely to hide symptoms or avoid reporting illness. Standing Together means taking good care of one another in word and in deed.