Plans for Opening School this Fall
Maret will begin the school year delivering the academic program in the COL at Home model. Optional small-group community-building activities and conditioning activities on the back field will be scheduled on campus so that students can connect with each other and faculty. In addition, the school is planning to provide on-campus learning opportunities for kindergarten and first grade students, as well as on-campus day care for Maret families with young children who do not have other child care options. As soon as it is safe to do so, we will phase in a hybrid model of instruction for kindergarten through twelfth grade.
2020-2021 COL (Continuity of Learning)
Maret’s highest priorities for the coming 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. With that at the forefront of our thinking, our robust COL program is built to ensure that we maintain strong relationships and high expectations among students, faculty, and the broader community. Three scenarios comprise Maret's COL model:
- An at-home program
- A hybrid program combining virtual and in-person learning
- An on-campus, bricks-and-mortar program
Upholding Our Core Values
Sadly, in the wake of COVID-19, we have seen an increase in racist acts toward our Asian American citizens, with a concerning rise in anti-Chinese and anti-Asian rhetoric and violence.
In the midst of this pandemic that has had a disproportionately damaging impact on communities of color, we now face the tragic, violent, and unjust loss of life among our African American citizens, and the compounding, widespread trauma felt by so many in our Black communities, as horrific racist attacks continue to mount.
Each day, it becomes increasingly important that we continue to combat bigotry, racism, and hatred toward our fellow human beings. To that end, we offer the following resources to help us in that battle. While certainly not exhaustive, this is a good place for us to begin, or to continue, the work of building a better, safer, and more equitable community, nation, and world. As we move forward, we trust that we all will take good care of one another, in word and in deed.
Our Campus is Ready
See what we have done on campus to welcome students and faculty back safely. From touchless faucets and door openers to helpful signage and HEPA filters, we've been busy getting our campus ready for the new school year!
Wash Your Hands!
Lower schoolers learn how to stop the spread of germs from Maret's nurse, Ms. Goradia.