Ready for the New School Year
To ensure a safe return to school, we relied 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.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES (from NAIS)
PRESERVE COMMUNITY | CONFRONT REALITY | COMMUNICATE AND COLLABORATE
OUR SCHOOL PRIORITIES
PROVIDE AN EXCELLENT EDUCATION | SUPPORT OUR DEDICATED FACULTY | MAINTAIN HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS
The pandemic has revealed deep divides within our city and our nation. Maret is committed to creating an equitable educational experience for our students and keeping our community whole during this time of change and uncertainty. Our plans respond to a variety of needs and circumstances within our school community and were informed by data collected from multiple surveys and feedback opportunities. We will continue to listen to the experiences of Maret families and faculty and strive to meet needs as they arise.
Maret’s faculty are top-notch educators with a passion for teaching and an innovative spirit. To help them guide students’ learning and enhance their ability to teach online, we have provided them with additional training, equipment, and resources. In addition, every member of the faculty has been fully vaccinated for the new school year unless they have a medical exemption. We will also expect them to take the booster shots when available.
Health and safety planning for the upcoming school year has been guided by recommendations from government and health officials. We have closely monitored information from the CDC, the DC Department of Health, Johns Hopkins, and the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).
Safety protocols have been a moving target as the world continues to learn more about COVID-19. It is imperative that our health and safety measures respond to the ongoing pandemic while allowing us to properly educate students.
Our protocols will be effective only if our entire community commits to following them. These protocols will require some sacrifice and discipline from those who do come on campus, but they will allow us to use our campus to the greatest extent possible.