Return to Normalcy
New guidance issued by the State of MA indicated a November 1 extension of the indoor mask mandate with the opportunity for school communities with vaccination rates greater than 80% to move away from indoor masking as of October 15. Due to our excellent vaccination rate of 100% of our adult community and 99% of our student population vaccinated, we will be implementing the following phased in approach to normalcy.
- The first phase will be to allow masking to become optional for vaccinated students indoors in most areas of campus as of Monday, October 18.
- Un-vaccinated students will remain masked indoors for the foreseeable future.
- Anyone on campus, students and adults, will be supported in masking if that is their choice. Additionally, we will have a number of faculty members who will require masking in their individual classes based on their unique circumstances during this first phase.
- The boys should continue to bring a mask to School every day
- We will remain universally masked when we gather as a school in the Hamilton Chapel during phase one.
- Masks will continue to be required on all buses and masking will be required indoors for visitors to campus.
- It is also essential that all students continue to report any symptoms/illness to the Health Office before coming to school and that they make our Health Office aware of any COVID-19 cases or direct exposure risk in their families.
Masks will be optional inside the Jordan Atheletic Center – including in the locker rooms except for visitors to campus who will be asked to remain masked indoors.
- Some schools in the ISL do NOT allow unvaccinated players to participate in interscholastic competitions. All ISL schools likely require testing within 48 hours of competition for unvaccinated students. Testing will need to be managed by individual families.
Monday, October 25
- We have also ordered a large number of rapid antigen tests to be deployed on campus for symptomatic students as needed.
- We will continue to track and enforce strict close contact protocols for all students and employ masking and testing in those cases as is recommended by the CDC and the Board of Health.
Please contact Donna David, Director of Health Services, with any questions.
GRAB & GO LUNCH
REMOTE LEARNING POLICY
- An accommodation related to COVID-19 quarantine/isolation protocols
- An absence due to a planned medical procedure or essential family matter
- An absence due to illness that will extend beyond two class days
In each case, parents should speak with their son’s Division Director for guidance as well as the Health Office in the case of extended sickness. Our ability to provide remote learning in the post pandemic norm is limited and lead time is required for set up. As such, please communicate as proactively as possible and note that we cannot accommodate boys missing school for athletic reasons.