Thursday, December 10, 2020

Superintendent's Update to SC 9.23.20

 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:

    • Sanitation signs

    • Room occupancy/capacity signs

  • The first cohort of High Needs students - Assistant Superintendent, Mrs. Raymond

Kindergarten Screening:

  • Completed at the elementary level.  Article in the Lynn Item about Clarke’s screening under the tents.

Facilities Update:

  • 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

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