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Message from the Principal

April 9, 2021

Dear parents / guardians of MA High School students,

We have some important updates regarding Moultonborough Academy and our students as we enter the final quarter of the school year.

First of all, your children have been amazing this year. I mean that. Their cooperation, focus and generally positive demeanors for the first three quarters have been the light in this challenging year. You raised them well and we want you to know that we are proud of them.

The CDC recently loosened their guidelines regarding social distancing. We are not planning to do that. We will maintain six feet of distancing whenever possible and will expect our students to adhere to that expectation. Six feet of distancing has managed to get us to this point in the school year with minimal closures and we don’t think it wise to change that now. When it comes to contact tracing, which happens when there is a positive case in school, we will follow the CDC guideline of three feet to determine who has to quarantine. That is separate from our social distancing rule but appears to have a number of students confused.

We briefly had to stop allowing students to clean their desks each period while we procured a supply of rubber gloves. Now that the gloves are in we have returned to this routine and students are volunteering to spray and wipe their desks and tables with the soap and water. This is one of our daily routines to keep everyone safe and school open.

Schedule after April break – we plan to return to the daily class rotation beginning on May 3 instead of the weekly red/black rotation we adopted in January. With the majority of staff vaccinated, we will be much less likely to have to close school due to a positive Coronavirus case and the resulting need to quarantine teachers and staff, which was the original reason to adopt the weekly rotation. We will continue to have PAWS at the end of the day for the remainder of the year and will continue to allow students on Green Status (in good academic standing) to be dismissed from school early.

Choosing to have your child vaccinated against the Coronavirus is a very personal decision and one I’m sure many parents are grappling with. I think it’s worth pointing out that once someone is 2 weeks beyond their second vaccine shot, they would not have to quarantine if exposed to a person who later tests positive. Missing out on an important end of year school event such as prom, senior banquet, an athletic event, or even graduation due to being on quarantine is something to consider for those of you with students 16 years of age or older. Carolyn Nelson, our school nurse, would be someone to talk to about your concerns.

As the school year begins to wind down in mid to late May, we will be sending out more
information regarding senior events, our academic awards, the competency recovery / final exam schedule, and summer learning opportunities. Thank you for all your help this year.

Andy Coppinger, MA High School Principal

Moultonborough Academy Mission

Our mission is to prepare and empower each student to shape his or her future with knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to thrive in a changing world. We provide a caring culture of rigorous and relevant learning experiences. We model and promote the ethical ideals of respect, responsibility, integrity, compassion and moral courage.

We succeed when our students are:
Lifelong learners,
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Moultonborough Academy is ranked by US News & World Report!

This year is the fifth year in a row that MA has been ranked by US News and World Report.  Congrats to our students, our educators, our support staff, our parents, and our community; together we earned this recognition.
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School Meals Announcement

The district is offering complimentary breakfast and lunch for all children 18 years and younger. (Courtesy of a USDA grant to provide relief during COVID-19.)

We ask that you send an email at least 2 days in advance to meals@sau45.org to let us know if you would like the curbside pickup.
Curb-Side Pickup also applies to homeschooled children, siblings not yet enrolled in school, and any child that is 18 years and younger.
The more residents 18 and under that participate in the breakfast and lunch program, the more grant funding the district receives. We encourage any Moultonborough resident who is 18 years and younger to get these complimentary meals

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