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Community Update--December 9, 2020

Dear Thornton Academy Families:

There have been three positive cases in the Thornton Academy community, through community transmission, from Saturday, December 5th through Monday, December 7th. There have been no new cases (related to TA) since Monday. Although last week’s surge in TA-related cases appears to have subsided, we must all continue to be vigilant in maintaining appropriate safety measures at all times.

As promised in last Friday’s communication, we are sharing our plans for reopening with you today. In accordance with Maine CDC and Department of Education guidelines, and the advice of our school physician, we will reopen the campus and return to our hybrid model of instruction beginning tomorrow, December 10th. We will return to the original bell and lunch schedule we followed prior to our November 10th closure. A copy of this schedule is available here.

Please be reminded that a parent/guardian may change their child’s status to fully remote at any time by contacting the school. Upper school families should email Marsha Snyder, Director of School Operations, at Middle school families should contact Tiffany Robert, Principal of TAMS, at Please specify the student’s full
name and grade in your request.

We appreciate your continued patience as we adapt to this ever changing situation.


Rene M. Menard

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