Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Resources

January 29, 2021

Dear Thornton Academy Families:

Today, York County was once again given a  yellow designation. There has been one additional case of COVID-19 within our school community since my last communication. This individual has not been on campus for some time and no school exposure occurred. Students should plan to continue with the hybrid learning format on Monday, and will be able to continue to participate in the after school clubs, arts, and athletic opportunities that began this week.

Please be reminded that second semester courses have been added to Google Classroom, and any scheduling questions may be sent to your student’s school counselor. Students who have requested fully remote status and are accessing a new class this semester should have been notified about any class materials that need to be retrieved from campus. Families may pick up these materials from the library between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm daily, beginning this coming Monday, February 1st. If your child has materials to return from a class that has ended, those may be dropped off in the library as well. Please place items in a bag with a note that lists your child's name and class information. Mrs. Johnston is available to assist with this process and can be reached at 207-282-3361 x4703 should you have questions.

Athletic practices and extracurricular meetings were a welcome sight throughout campus this past week, and I want to extend my gratitude to the many faculty and staff who serve as athletic coaches and club advisors. Their time, energy, and attention make this return to in-person, co-curricular activities possible, as does the continued collaboration of families. Our success as a learning community is a team effort, and we are grateful for all that goes into making each day possible. 

Be well,

Rene M. Menard

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