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Hebron Academy 2021-2022

Community Plan

Update: May 16, 2022

Since the return from spring break, Hebron Academy has been a mask-optional campus. We test any individual who presents with potential symptoms to determine their Covid-19 status. We have recorded no positive cases since March, which has been consistent with Oxford County reported levels of positivity as recorded by the New York Times coronavirus tracker and our status as a fully vaccinated community.

As cases in Oxford County, the State of Maine and nationwide have begun to increase, we are implementing the following guidelines from now until the end of the academic year. 

Our goal is to prevent an outbreak that could impact our graduates’ ability to celebrate Commencement with their families.

General

  • All campus guests who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine must be fully vaccinated and boosted, or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival on campus to healthcenter@hebronacademy.org.

  • Campus guests should bring a mask to have on hand.

  • Campus visitors and parents may attend outdoor sports events, mask optional.

  • Parents may not enter school buildings or dormitories for the remainder of the academic year, except during the designated move-out window from 11am to 1pm on May 28.

  • Campus visitors who enter buildings for any reason, including vendors, need to be masked.

Commencement, Baccalaureate, and end of year festivities

  • Most end of year celebrations are expected to be held outdoors (rain or shine), and outdoor programs will be mask-optional. 

  • Guests are encouraged to dress for the outdoors and the weather; bring hats and sunglasses if preferred; and wear appropriate footwear for walking on grassy areas.  

  • During Commencement and Baccalaureate, campus buildings are closed to guests, and parents and families may not access campus facilities for any reason except as permitted specific hours of student move-out from the dormitories. Parents and guests may use designated restrooms in the Williams Center only.

  • For questions, please contact Heidi Collins at hcollins@hebronacademy.org.

As we continue to monitor COVID-19, additional guidelines may be updated on this site.  

Additional Information about COVID-19 restrictions in Maine can be found on the Maine CDC Website.

 Please reach out to Deb Traub at dtraub@heberonacademy.org to report symptoms or ask a question.

The parents, students, faculty and staff of Hebron Academy support a safe and successful year of learning and school experience through our commitment to be a fully vaccinated community. We are here, in place, and ready to make the most of the opportunity ahead.

As a school, our intention is to make the best decisions for our community based on the most recent and accurate data available from the CDC and State of Maine CDC, in conjunction with the opinions of our experts and consultants. Our decisions will be informed, timely, and with the sole purpose of creating the best environment for our students so that they may have a safe, joyous and relatively normal school experience. 

In order to provide the best experience for our students, we ask for the continued partnership of our Hebron community of parents, students, alumni, faculty, staff, visitors and friends. 

 

As a member of the Hebron Academy community, I acknowledge my role in protecting the health and well being of all of us. For that stated purpose, I will abide by the following:

1. I will follow Hebron’s policies for health and safety, along with other regular school policies;

2. I will follow Hebron’s Visitor Policy for parent visitations and any other permitted campus visitors;

3. I will follow guidelines for weekend and vacation travel, with full knowledge that my choices may have a direct impact on the health and well being of my peers and colleagues, and I will follow the return to campus protocols;

4. I will wear a mask when in public spaces or in proximity to potentially unvaccinated individuals with full understanding that this one act is the best way to protect the school experience for myself and the entire community.

5. I understand that if I am not able to act in the best interests of the community, I may be asked to step away from Hebron Academy to ensure the safety of others.

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