What should you expect? And who decides?
The Maharishi School Leadership Team make the hard decisions that keep our school in a constant state of improvement. They provide a vision for our future and take the action necessary to execute that vision. When it comes to issues such as the covid pandemic, our Leadership Team gets its cues from a lot of different authorities:
- Iowa Governor Reynolds
- Iowa legislature
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Public Health officials
- Maharishi International University
- Our Board of Directors
Sometimes that input is informational; other times the decisions are made for us, like when the Governor closed in-person schooling in March 2020 or disallowed mask mandates in May 2021.
Where do we get information from?
Our Leadership Team is monitoring CDC sources daily for COVID-related developments as we consider our options for 2021-22. We strongly recommend reading the Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools as a guideline.
In this guide you will find that the CDC recommends:
- In-person learning
- Masks for vaccinated persons
PLEASE NOTE: We have not adopted these recommendations at this point. Everything is still under consideration.
What can we prepare for?
At present we can foresee three different types of scenarios for the fall:
Scenario One: COVID cases decline, vaccination rates climb, masks become unnecessary. We’re pretty much back to “normal.”
Scenario Two: COVID variants prove threatening, some precautionary measures continue, like mask wearing and social distancing.
Scenario Three: An upsurge of COVID cases, perhaps due to a variant, requires stronger preventive precautions, ranging from online-only classes to mask wearing mandates.
In other words, stay tuned. A survey will be sent to you in early August to solicit your perspective on the situation.
In the meantime, we are open to your input and will respond to questions, to the best of our ability.
To read about our Coronavirus guidelines, click here.
To learn more about our academics or to contact a member of our admissions staff, click here.