This page contains copies of current and past parent notifications concerning Midland and COVID-19.
(updated August 9, 2021 and effective August 11, 2021)
Midland Adventist Academy is dedicated to fulfilling our mission statement of “developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.” To best meet this goal, we are planning for in-person school for the 2021-2022 school year and have developed the following plan to provide a safe and effective environment for education.
All students (K-12) and staff are required to wear masks as a strategy to minimize the spread of COVID among all individuals and specifically among the student population at Midland.
In addition to eating and drinking times, masks may be removed during PE class and recess. Masks are also required when riding on school transportation.
Parents should keep students home if they are experiencing any illness. Please self-screen at home before leaving for the day.
Students will report immediately to the gymnasium when arriving at the school between 7:30 am and 8:00 am. They will remain seated while in the gymnasium. If students arrive after 8:00 am:
Midland states in the handbook that students should not attend school if the following general illness symptoms are present:
Should a fever be present, the fever will need to be gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication before returning to school.
If a student becomes ill while at school, his/her parents will be asked to take him/her home. If school authorities are unable to reach the parent or legal guardian, the person listed as an emergency contact on the registration form will be notified.
Specific to COVID, a student will be excluded from school if they have one primary symptom or two secondary symptoms:
Consult the CDC’s guidance on the symptoms that are caused by COVID. If you believe the symptoms that your child is experiencing are the result of contracting COVID, please keep your child out of school and contact your physician.
There are three ways to return to school once a student has been excluded from on-site school because of the presence of symptoms:
a. required to stay out of school for 10 days from the date the symptoms first appeared
b. symptoms must be improving
c. fever (if present) must be gone for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication
A PCR test is recommended for all COVID testing.
A student will be excluded from school for a minimum of 7 days after the last exposure to a confirmed positive individual from within their household. The student can return to school on the 8th day after their last exposure if the student has a negative COVID test result and never developed symptoms. The COVID test sample may not be collected more than 48 hours before the planned ending of exclusion from school. (For returning after a positive test result, see point #3 above.)
If no COVID test is taken, then a student is able to return to school on the 11th day from the last exposure date if no symptoms have developed.
Students who have been exposed to a confirmed positive COVID individual from outside of their household will not be excluded from school as the result of the school’s decision. It is recommended that students in this situation get tested for COVID.
If there is a positive case of COVID at school, a letter will be sent home to the families of those individuals the school believes were in contact with the COVID-positive individual. This will be sent out immediately after the school receives this information.
Midland Adventist Academy has put the above measure in place in response to COVID-19 during the 2021-2022 school year. Despite the above efforts, there is still a risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 while at school.
Hello Midland Family,
The Midland staff met this afternoon and discussed what, if any, minor adjustments to our COVID plan should be made for the last two weeks of the school year. There are two adjustments I would like to make you aware of which will take effect Tuesday, May 18:
All other parts of our COVID plan are still in effect and will remain in effect through the end of the year.
We are almost done with this very unique year and I am so thankful for all of your support and understanding as we have come to this point year!
Midland Adventist Academy
Hello Graduates and Parents,
The weather is not cooperating with us, unfortunately. We have looked at the field with all the rain we have been getting at the school and it will very likely not be sufficiently dry by the time we have graduation on Sunday. That is also coupled with a growing chance of rain on Sunday morning. This has caused us to explore having graduation in the gym on Sunday. We have worked out the logistics to be as safe as possible during this time of COVID.
Graduation will be in MAA's gymnasium on Sunday. I apologize if this change in plans creates an inconvenience for you.
Here are the new guidelines for Sunday:
The starting time will remain unchanged.
Thank you for all working together to make this event meaningful for everyone as well as making it as safe as possible.
Midland Adventist Academy