Fall 2021 Information

We are excited to welcome all of our students and faculty back to Meadowbrook for fall 2021!  We're going to have an amazing year together, with thriving students, soaring academics, and a vibrant community -- made possible by closely following COVID-19 safety layers. 

These layers of safety allow us to adapt to the evolving vaccination status of our community by implementing practical strategies on individual and grade/cohort levels. In addition to individual practices such as masking, testing, and distancing, we will continue to put in place physical resources such as increased ventilation, hand washing stations, and outdoor spaces for learning. 

On this page we outline the key layers and share other important information, like dates, school hours, and answers to some common questions, so please read on! 


 

COVID-19 Safety Layers

 Vaccinated Students and Faculty 

(strongly recommended for eligible students, required for faculty )

Masking

Surgical mask or better required indoors.

Optional outdoors.

Testing Repopulation and symptomatic testing as needed. 

Regular testing twice weekly at least for the first month of school. 
Distancing

3 feet of distance in structured indoor environment. 

No distancing required outdoors. 

Cohorts

Each grade is its own cohort. Grades that have reached a critical mass of vaccinated students may mix indoors and outdoors. 

Meadowbrook's COVID Response Team and Health Staff will determine when a grade has reached a critical mass of vaccinated students that may adopt this practice.

Contact Tracing, Quarantine, and Isolation

In the event of a positive COVID-19 case on campus, Meadowbrook will use contact tracing, quarantining, and isolation, in accordance with state guidelines. Generally, vaccinated individuals would be required to follow "Test and Stay" protocol if they are identified as a close contact. 

Our full protocols for a positive case and close contacts can be found here. 

Hand Washing

Required for all upon entry to the building and throughout the school day. 

Health Monitoring All members of the community are encouraged to stay home when feeling ill.

 

Unvaccinated
Students and Faculty

Masking

Surgical mask or better required indoors.

Optional outdoors.

Testing Repopulation, regular, and symptomatic testing required.

Regular testing twice weekly. 
Distancing

3 feet of distance in structured indoor environment.

No distancing required outdoors.

Cohorts

Each grade is its own cohort. Grades that do not have a critical mass of vaccinated students may only mix while outdoors or while indoors in a structured setting.

Meadowbrook's COVID Response Team and Health Staff will determine when a grade has reached a critical mass of vaccinated students that may adopt this practice.

Contact Tracing, Quarantine, and Isolation

In the event of a positive COVID-19 case on campus, Meadowbrook will use contact tracing, quarantining, and isolation, in accordance with state guidelines for unvaccinated students. 

Our full protocols for a positive case and close contacts can be found here. 

Hand Washing Required for all upon entry to the building and throughout the school day. 
Health Monitoring All members of the community are encouraged to stay home when feeling ill.

 

Parent/Guardian Visitors
Parents or guardians (or other authorized adults*) who wish to visit school  will be asked to adhere to the following guidelines.
Vaccination                

Required of all indoor vaccine-eligible visitors; all visitors will be asked to provide proof of full vaccination through our online visitor registration form.  Any visitor who arrives to school without completing the online form will be asked to show their proof of vaccination at the main entrance. 

Visitor Screening

Visitors may not come to campus, neither indoors nor outdoors, if any of the following conditions are true:

- you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days
- you have been identified as a close contact or are suspected to be a close contact within the past 14 days
- someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days
- you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever (100 degree or higher), chills or shaking chills
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle aches or body aches
  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Headache, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies), when in combination with other symptoms.
Masking Required indoors. Optional outdoors.
Distancing 3 ft or more distancing required indoors. 

No distancing required outdoors. 
Hand Washing Required upon entry to the building. 
Contact Tracing

In the event of a positive COVID-19 case on campus, Meadowbrook will use contact tracing, quarantining, and isolation, in accordance with state guidelines. Our full protocols for a positive case and close contacts can be found here.   

* other authorized adults include family members, caregivers, or other grown-ups who regularly help with pick-up and drop-off and are listed in the School Pass app. The school will require vaccination documentation for these authorized adults if they wish to enter the buildings.

School Calendar - Important Dates

First page of the PDF file: EditedSchoolCalendar21-22

Daily Hours

Daily Hours

Monday-Thursday Friday
Junior Kindergarten 8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 8:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Senior Kindergarten - 5th Grade 8:15 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. 8:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Middle School (6th-8th) 8:15 a.m. - 4:20 p.m. 8:15 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optional morning recess for all students every school day from 7:45 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. Students may arrive for morning recess anytime between 7:45 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. No children may be dropped off prior to 7:45 a.m. The school day begins at 8:15 a.m. 

Questions and Answers

Calendar

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun, Sep 26
Mon, Sep 27
Grades 1 & 4 Class Socials
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Meadowbrook School
Tue, Sep 28
Wed, Sep 29
6 - 8 Back To School Night
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Zoom - Link to Follow
Thu, Sep 30
Parent Talk: Youth Well-being in High-Achieving Schools with Dr. Luthar
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https://meadowbrook-ma-org.zoom.us/j/84819124232
Sat, Oct 2
FallFest
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Sun, Oct 3
Mon, Oct 4
Tue, Oct 5
Wed, Oct 6
Grades 7 & 8 Class Socials
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Meadowbrook School
Thu, Oct 7
Fri, Oct 8
After School Closes
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Sat, Oct 9
Sun, Oct 10
Tue, Oct 12
Wed, Oct 13
Thu, Oct 14
Fri, Oct 15
Sat, Oct 16
Sun, Oct 17
Mon, Oct 18
Tue, Oct 19
Wed, Oct 20
Thu, Oct 21
Fri, Oct 22
Sat, Oct 23
Sun, Oct 24
Mon, Oct 25
Tue, Oct 26
Wed, Oct 27
Thu, Oct 28
Sat, Oct 30

Calendar & Category Legend:

  • Holidays and Closings