Superintendent’s Report to the School Committee
November 4, 2020
Seesaw Family Training - 10/29/20
November 3rd Professional Development
Technology offerings included:
Google Arts & Culture
ESPs and Tutors
Zoom and Google Calendar
Commissioner Call - 11/2/20
Last week, I reported the Commissioner was concerned about the amount of asynchronous learning across the state for those of us in the 2:1:2 hybrid model.
As a result, extensive data collection by this Friday on structured learning time.
Seriously, considering moving ahead of DESE and into the 3:2 model beginning the week after Thanksgiving, Monday the 30th.
Critical that families and students continue to adhere to the safety guidance during the long holiday weekend and gatherings.
We have seen how far-reaching one positive case can be.
COVID-19 Case and Information
We had our first positive case and the impact reached far and wide.
All the appropriate legal and medical steps were taken at the appropriate time and in the appropriate order.
The district cannot control what information individuals share with the community, only what we share and we have to be very careful.
I understand the fear that is out there with “not knowing” all the information and this is a struggle for some people.
We are bound by law and state guidance (in collaboration with DPH) with the protocols, quarantining, timeline, and communications. The school district did not make up these rules.
When DPH reaches out to families about being a “close contact” and the quarantine expectations, I would hope families would be kinder than I am hearing some are being when are health professionals are just doing their job
Finally, a reminder to EVERYONE, that if EVERYONE; students, teachers, tutors, ESPs, coaches, custodians, administrative assistants, principals, directors, EVERYONE, is following our 6ft. social distancing and mask-wearing protocols, then that REDUCES the likelihood of the number of identifiable “CLOSE CONTACTS.”
October 1 Enrollment Submission