Last night the School Committee voted to return our highest need students with disabilities to in-person instruction under the hybrid model, beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2021. These students will be notified by a member of the special education department and their school principal.
The School Committee also voted that on Monday, February 1, 2021 the district can begin to return students in grades Pre-K through second grade through the hybrid model, one grade at a time.
The district will determine how and when other grades will be phased into hybrid learning as we move through February. We will plan and phase the grades thoughtfully and methodically so we can support the students, staff, and their families as we welcome students back to school.
The return to school dates of January 19 and February 1, and any future dates identified for return to school purposes, are dependent on COVID-19 metrics and may be revised if needed.
The School Committee will meet every week to discuss the transition, review the metrics, and revise dates if needed. The district and your child's school will continue to send out information related to the transition to hybrid learning, and enrollment information for virtual learning, as it becomes available.
The health and safety of our students and staff members is always our top priority. I would like to thank all of you for your understanding, support and flexibility during these unique times. Finally, I want to wish you and your family a safe and healthy holiday season.