Dear BPS Families,
After a busy few weeks at the Brockton Public Schools, our staff and students are ready for a well-earned vacation week.
If you’re headed out of state next week, I ask you to please follow the state’s travel advisory. The specifics of the advisory are available here, but I’ve included the details pertinent to our students and staff below.
All visitors entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, are advised to quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival.
Exemptions to the quarantine period include:
- Anyone who is returning to Massachusetts after being out of the state for fewer than 24 hours.
- Travelers who are fully vaccinated (i.e. who have received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines OR who have received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 14 days or more ago) and who do not have symptoms.
- Travelers who have received a negative COVID-19 result on a test administered not more than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Massachusetts. Travelers may also test out of the quarantine advisory after arrival in Massachusetts, as long as they quarantine until receiving a negative test result.
Children 10 years and younger should follow the quarantine advisory and testing options completed by the household adult they accompanied for travel. If the accompanying adult chooses to quarantine, the child should also quarantine. If the accompanying adult chooses to obtain a test, the child and adult should quarantine until the adult’s negative test result is received. This effectively means that children 10 and younger do not need to take a test so long as their accompanying adult takes a test.
I ask anyone who is staying local next week to continue to frequently wash your hands, wear a mask in public, and socially distance from non-household members. Please ensure your children are wearing masks when they are at our local parks.
We’re looking forward to moving into the next phase of our reopening plan, but we need everyone in our community to remain vigilant.
Attendance for In-Person Learning
Beginning Monday, April 26, students in preK-8 will return to school in a full in-person learning model. Logging in from home will only be an option for preK-8 students who have chosen to participate in a remote learning model and students who must stay home to quarantine. Brockton High School will continue to offer a hybrid learning model until further notice.
In-person students will be marked absent on days they are not in school unless their parents/guardians have contacted the main office about their child needing to quarantine. Effective April 26, it may take up to four weeks to transition a remote learner back to the classroom.
Traffic at the Schools
More families than ever are driving their students to school each day, which has caused a significant increase in traffic at our buildings. We ask you to please pack your patience when you are transporting your child to and from school every day. These are unique circumstances and we’re all doing the best we can to mitigate the traffic issues.