Headmaster’s Newsletter

COVID-19 Updates

We continue to follow directives from the Vermont Department of Health. Remember, if you are feeling ill, please stay home and follow the procedures outlined on the Vermont Department of Health website.


What to Do if You Test Positive for COVID-19 | Vermont Department of Health 


If your child tests positive, please use this link to report the results to the Department of Health:


Vermont COVID-19 Self-Test Result Reporting Form



SJA COVID FAQ — August 22, 2022


Can we still wear a mask if we choose to do so?

Yes, anyone who prefers to continue to wear a mask may choose to do so for as long as they wish, and we will continue to encourage people to follow the general recommendations issued by the Vermont Department of Health.


Can masks be required for Chapel/lunch line/large gatherings?

No, the State of Vermont has dropped all guidance, including the mask mandate for all Vermont K-12 schools, regardless of their vaccination rate. Schools are no longer allowed to require a student, faculty, or staff member to wear a mask at any time.


I plan to continue to wear a mask. Can I ask others to wear one too?

No one should ask anyone else about their mask-wearing choices. This is a personal decision, and as a community, we will be respectful of the choices that others make.


Will contact tracing still be taking place and will we be notified of positive cases within our school community?

No, all contact tracing requirements for schools has been rescinded and we will no longer be sending updates for positive cases within our community. However, we will still be asking people to stay home when they are not feeling well and to test if they are showing any symptoms of COVID or have been around a COVID-positive person to help reduce the spread. If a student appears to be sick in the classroom, they should be encouraged to check in with the nurses’ office in the same caring way we always do.