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Educational Plan

To ensure a safe return to school, Maret relies on information and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the DC Department of Health, the Office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE), and Johns Hopkins.

Maret School is returning to our Brick and Mortar schedule and at this point, is not offering either a virtual or a hybrid version of instruction. If there is a need to revert back to a virtual model, we can do so by relying on the program developed during the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

We know the vast majority of our students in seventh through twelfth grades have been fully vaccinated. We feel it is imperative for our younger students also to be in school and not on computers at home. We will continue to update all of our health and safety protocols to ensure that we are providing the best educational environment possible.

Remaining Nimble

The recommendations coming from, and restrictions imposed by, local and federal agencies are ever-changing; therefore, our plans will remain flexible in order to provide the most effective possible response. We will analyze our academic plan regularly and make adjustments accordingly.
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TECHNOLOGY

LOWER AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS: ASSIGNED DEVICES

Our assigned device program will ensure that every student in the Lower and Middle Schools has their own device so that they are able to reliably access and create the content required for their coursework on or off campus. The technology department will have loaner devices available for short-term use if a device is lost or stolen.

UPPER SCHOOL: BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE

The Upper School will continue to implement already established bring-your-own-device policies and practices.


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PERFORMING ARTS

While together on campus, students in Grades K–6 will not be singing or playing instruments that require blowing until they are vaccinated. Chorus and band classes for Grades 7-12 will be divided into smaller groups so that students can spread out appropriately while practicing. Masks will be available for blowing instruments. Musical performances in the first semester will likely be virtual.


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LEARNING SUPPORT

Maret’s learning specialists will work with families to provide systems and support to meet the needs of individual students throughout the school year. The learning specialists understand the particular challenges of the past year and are keeping in close communication with families and students to promote student wellbeing and success. Learning specialists also provide education and assistance to faculty so that they use best practices in their classrooms; this happens during faculty meetings before the school year begins, as well as during the year through divisional programming and by individual faculty needs and requests.  

Additional questions or concerns? Please email:

Amy Sheridan Potts Lower School
Aaron Cahn Middle School
Jess Matthews Upper School


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MEALS

The following food preparation standards will be followed:

  • Students and faculty will wash or sanitize their hands before and after eating and should not share utensils, cups, or plates
  • Foodservice staff will be masked and gloved while preparing all food and will clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are frequently touched, such as kitchen countertops, cafeteria and service tables, door handles, carts, and trays
  • Grab-and-go meals will be available to allow students to eat in a distanced manner across campus and outdoors.

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COUNSELING AND MENTAL HEALTH

We recognize that students will have a range of emotions about returning to campus and navigating life during the COVID pandemic. To best meet their needs, we have decided to increase the number of counselors in order to have a dedicated professional in each of the three divisions. These counselors are prepared to support the community throughout the 2021-2022 school year by meeting with individual students and families, as well as offering broader educational programming and opportunities for conversation with our students and parents/guardians. Counselors also work closely with teachers, advisors, Grade Deans, and Division Directors to provide multilayered support for students.

Additional questions or concerns? Please email:

Eric Jefferson for Kindergarten–Grade 4
Vanessa Robin for Grades 5–8
Dr. LaNaadrian Easterling for Grades 9–12