Our Reopening Plan

Dear MeAA Parents and Community Members,


We are seeking public comment on our Maine Arts Academy reopening plan. Thank you for your input.

Please see our reopening plan by clicking here.

Important Updates Regarding COVID-19

Monday, January 3rd

 

Hello MeAA Families,

On December 30, 2021, the Maine Department of Education updated its standard operating procedures for the response to positive cases in Maine schools. MeAA enforces a mandatory masking policy, which exempts students and staff in close contact with a positive case from the otherwise required 5-day quarantine from school. Exposures that occur in outdoor settings or on a school bus do not constitute a close contact and, thus, do not require quarantine, regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, the CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation for positive cases. People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others in public and adhere to MeAA’s mandatory masking policy at school. Students who are returning to school after testing positive and isolating for 5 days must be screened for symptoms in the main office prior to going to class.

Warmly,

 

Heather King, Head of School

 

Rachel Merrill, Assistant Head of School