Thursday, July 23, 2020

Superintendent's Report to SC 7.22.20

Superintendent’s Report to the School Committee

July 22, 2020

DESE Summer and Vacation Learning Program Grant: - Dr. Bacon

Points of review from 6.24.20 School Committee meeting:

  • Last week, we submitted an “Intent to Apply” for this grant by the due date of June 18th

  • On June 19th the grant was posted. 

  • Hundreds of districts have shown an interest in this grant and the district and schools that submitted an intent to apply will be considered first.

  • This is a new, competitive, federally-funded grant established to help local school districts...develop, expand, or enhance high-quality, in-person, remote, or hybrid programs for the summer of 2020 and/or school vacations during the 2020-2021 school year and/or support the development and implementation of weekend learning programs to take place during the 2020-2021 school year.

  • The district is in the process of writing this grant which is due July 2nd.

  • We were notified this week that Swampscott Public Schools has been awarded an FY21 Summer and Vacation Learning Program Grant of $11,320.

Grants, Grants, and More Grants: - Ms. Sybert


  • The MIAA COVID-19 Task Force recommends the MIAA BOD adopt Sept 14, 2020, as the start date for fall sports that are allowed to be played in accordance with the forthcoming DESE and EEA guidelines.  (K. Crowley/B. McCann) *This is the start date for the pre-season of the sports determined viable to play at this time.

  • More guidance coming early August according to Commissioner Riley.

Fall Re-Opening:

  • Communication has and will continue to be the key to our reopening success.

  • Union and Central Office Leadership meetings have continued throughout the summer.

  • My Tuesday Talks have also continued with the district faculty and staff this summer.  

  • These webinars are live but I am also recording and sharing out to faculty and staff so they can watch at their leisure.

  • SPS Reopening Schools Fall 2020

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