• Dear Parents & Guardians:

    First and foremost, I hope that you and your family are healthy and safe. Since the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released its latest fall guidance for Massachusetts schools late last month, the district has been working diligently to develop plans surrounding the 2020-2021 school year.

    The district, per DESE, CDC, and national pediatric guidance, is working to create three different plans: one for full in-school learning, one for a hybrid model that includes in-school and remote learning, and one for the continuation of remote learning. At this time, we are in the process of weighing all options while we determine the best and most feasible plan for our upcoming school year. 

    To prioritize the health and safety of our school community, with the goal of providing the best quality education possible to our student body, we are conducting a survey to identify the needs of all of our students. 

    The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete. Parents/guardians are asked to complete this survey for each of your children attending the district, by Friday, 

    July 17, 2020. 

    To take part in the survey click here: Survey

    In this survey, you will be asked to identify the technological needs of your individual children, transportation needs, your willingness to send your children back to their respective school buildings and classrooms, and other topics related to the new school year in the fall. The results will be used to guide our efforts in crafting the district’s three different learning plans.

    It is imperative that all parents/guardians respond to this survey so we can gather accurate information regarding the needs of all students in order to determine the best course of action that meets the quality of education provided by the district.

    Feedback from our district’s families is extremely important to us as we continue to navigate the planning process for the upcoming school year. This survey will serve as the first of multiple correspondences with parents in the coming weeks and months to allow you to voice your opinions and concerns and provide us with feedback. 

    Thank you again for your patience, understanding and flexibility during these uncertain times. As this situation progresses, we will keep you informed of updates or changes as we are advised by our local and state departments of public health and DESE. I hope you all continue to enjoy your summer!

    Respectfully,

    Paul A. Zinni, C.A.G.S.

    Superintendent of Schools

    To take part in the survey click here: Survey