2021-2022 at Masters

Our plans for 2021-2022 anticipate all Masters students in classrooms and residential settings, operating as close to normal as possible. We will continue to prioritize the health and well-being of our community members as we evaluate and advance these plans based on guidance from local, state and national health authorities.

2021-2022 Policies and Procedures

List of 10 items.

  • Vaccinations

    Masters requires all students and members of its professional community who are eligible and who have access to an FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

    As of December 21, 2021, The Masters School requires COVID-19 booster shots for all members of its professional community and students age 16 and older within 30 days of becoming eligible.

    Individuals with vaccination exemptions must test weekly and provide results to the Health Center. 
  • Masks

    As of March 3, 2022, The Masters School has shifted to a mask-optional policy on campus and school buses for students and employees. Masks will still be required on public transportation.
  • Testing 

    From the week of September 13, 2021, through March 1, 2022, all students and employees were required to participate in weekly on-campus pooled testing. Instructions and results were emailed to the community each week.
  • Classrooms

    The Masters School returned to 100% in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. Upper school classrooms are set up as they were prior to the pandemic, including the return of Harkness tables. Middle school classrooms are utilizing a combination of desks and Harkness tables.

    We have our remote learning capability ready, should there be a need to pivot. Zoom access to classes is only available to those who need to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 illness or exposure, upon approval by the School. Students who are absent for other reasons should work with their teachers on missed material.
  • Athletics and Co-Curriculars 

    We have returned to an interscholastic athletics season and co-curricular activities schedule. Additional safety protocols are necessary for those who are not fully vaccinated. 
  • Middle School After-School Program

    Masters After School Classroom Program (MASC) is back with a variety of enrichment and co-curricular activities. All activities run from 3:45 until 4:45 p.m., except for music, which ends at 5:00 p.m. and Homework Club, which ends at 6:00 p.m.
  • Dining Services

    In partnership with Brock & Company, the dining hall is open for regular meal service for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The dining experience is similar to pre-pandemic mealtime, with a variety of daily fresh options and students and employees enjoying meals together. 

    The Davis Cafe, located in the Fonseca Center, is open for business during the school week.
  • Boarding Students

    Because of the communal spaces in the dorms, boarding students who test positive for COVID-19 must leave campus for 10 calendar days. If boarders aren’t experiencing any symptoms and feel well after 5 calendar days, they may return to classes as day students pending approval from the Health Center.

    Day and weekend leaves are permitted with parent/guardian permission. Overnight weekday leaves are permitted on a case-by-case basis.

    Student activities and weekend trips for our boarding students are back, and we encourage students to enjoy these vibrant weekend outings.
  • Visitors   

    Visitors must report to the reception area of either the Upper School or the Middle School. Visitors are required to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask while in school buildings. 
  • Quarantine and Isolation

    According to the CDC, individuals who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they develop symptoms. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested at least 5 days after their exposure, even if they do not have symptoms, and wear a mask indoors in public for 10 days following exposure.

    Students and employees who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for 5 days and can return to school if they are fever-free for 24 hours and symptoms have improved or resolved. They must wear a mask for 10 days beginning from the date of a confirmed positive result.