Superintendent’s Report to the School Committee
September 23, 2020
Occupational Health Nurse:
Mrs. Amanda Mulcahy is an RN with 13 years of experience in the medical field working as a Medical Assistant, EMT, and Nursing Assistant.
We have developed a robust 30-day Entry Plan which includes meeting with the lead nurse, nursing staff, visiting buildings, reaching out to the Health Dept. and reviewing COVID-related policies and procedures we already have in place.
Amanda is part of my Central Office Team, District Crisis Team, HSAC Committee, and Leadership Team.
Workplace Welcome Letter and Faculty and Staff survey
Opening of Schools:
School visits - Lots of teachers in their classrooms Zooming with students
Faculty and Staff LOA requests from 75 to approximately 15. Still in process and gathering more information.
Glitch with Zoom and some of the Chromebooks - Tech dept on it
Glitches with some high school students’ schedules
Happy we are following a phased approach:
Room occupancy/capacity signs
The first cohort of High Needs students - Assistant Superintendent, Mrs. Raymond
Completed at the elementary level. Article in the Lynn Item about Clarke’s screening under the tents.
Water fountains being replaced with sinks. Hadley (2) Stanley and Clarke (1 ea)
Medical Isolation Rooms (SHS)
SHS, Stanley, SMS Exhaust systems installed
Kick-off meeting with mechanical contractor last week, this week the work began.
Exploring the fluid in the middle school heating system to glycol instead of water to avoid freeze-ups and pipe bursts.
Invitation School Committee members to visit the buildings with Mrs. Raymond & me in the next few weeks.
Educational Materials Distribution - Director of Teaching and Learning, Dr. Bacon
Reading and Math Assessments (3 & 4) - Director of Teaching & Learning, Dr. Bacon