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2020-21 School Opening Options and Survey and Questions

2020-21 School Opening Options and Survey and Questions

date 8/5/2020
School Opening Fall 2020 Superintendent's Bulletin #4 - 2020-21 School Opening Options and Survey and Questions. We presented the hybrid and remote learning options for fall 2020 school opening at the August 4 School Committee meeting. You can view the meeting at the Belmont Media Center website if you were unable to attend. The presentation presented at the School Committee meeting can be viewed here.

DESE Remote Learning Guidance for Fall 2020

DESE Remote Learning Guidance for Fall 2020

date 7/28/2020
School Opening Fall 2020 Superintendent's Bulletin #3 - DESE Remote Learning Guidance for Fall 2020. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released the final Remote Learning Guidance for Fall 2020. We also received Additional Staff Training Days (changes to 180 day requirements) outlining the agreement the Commissioner made with the state teachers’ unions to allow for additional staff training days at the start of the 2020-21 school year. This will be discussed and voted by the School Committee at their meetings next week.

Update on School Opening and School Committee Presentation

Update on School Opening and School Committee Presentation

date 7/20/2020
School Opening Fall 2020 Superintendent's Bulletin #2 - Update on School Opening and School Committee Presentation. At the School Committee meeting held on July 16, Assistant Superintendent Janice Darias gave a presentation called Update on School Opening 2020-2021. As you know, DESE requested a feasibility study looking at a 3-foot physically distanced full-opening, which is due by July 31. This was originally reported to you in the Superintendent’s Summer Update, sent on July 9. We are also preparing plans for hybrid and remote options, due to DESE by August 10.

DESE Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance

DESE Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance

date 6/25/2020
School Opening Fall 2020 Superintendent's Bulletin #1 - DESE Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance. I write to you today with an update on the School Opening for fall 2020. As you may be aware, for the past several months the School Department has been working on options for opening school in September given the evolving  challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. This work has included meetings with our educators, Leadership Council, PTO Presidents, Belmont Health Department and other Town Leaders. In addition we have held two School Committee meetings dedicated to this subject.

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