COVID-19 INFORMATION CENTER
CAMPUS UPDATES MASSACHUSETTS
July 1, 2020
The upcoming year will be a time when we have to continue to come together as a community, no matter the circumstances. Going into the 2020-2021 academic year, unless we are told by the state of MA that we have to change our plans, we will be returning to on-campus learning this fall with the hope of having at least 75% of our students with us. We will be announcing our specific return to school information on Monday, July 13th at 6:00 p.m. at the Parent Town Hall Zoom Meeting.
Currently, an administrative team is working on our COVID-19 return to campus plan, which will map out our policies and procedures. Overall, the committee has established the following guiding principles to help determine a plan rooted in safety for all:
*Reduce the risk of virus transmission in our community.
Keep as many people healthy as possible, protect the most vulnerable, care for the sick, and at risk. Use comprehensive infection control practices.
*Be vigilant, compliant, conservative, and responsive as things evolve, while also having a creative approach to schedule, calendar, and program.
Stay abreast of current public health and medical information, being prepared to pivot.
*Have a coordinated response across all areas of the school, keeping all constituents informed in mind.
Have a team approach, excellent communication, sound decision making that recognizes the unique circumstances of all constituents.
*Educate people to recognize individual responsibility and collective community needs through education engagement of community members.
Encourage and support all students, parents, faculty, and staff to cooperate, adjust behaviors, and buy into a new normal.
*Promote wellbeing to all students and employees; promote a sense of community to respond to this challenge in healthy ways.
Establish and maintain support for those who need it, have regular check-ins for all in the community, and make time to connect.
In order to have students here with us, we will all have to adhere to a strict set of safety guidelines, and we will have to trust each other to uphold these community standards. With this in mind, we are creating a community agreement that we are asking all students and parents to sign. Two main principles have guided our thinking and planning since the COVID-19 pandemic caused us to move to virtual learning this past March: prioritizing the health and safety of our school community, and providing the most Winchendon-like experience possible.
CAMPUS UPDATES NEW YORK
June 18, 2020
Massachusetts Return to School FAQs
We are monitoring several reliable sources of information about COVID-19: