December 7, 2020 Update


Dear Parents/Guardians:

As promised last week, I write with your weekly update.


Department of Public Health Weekly Report. Below you will see the latest metrics from the Department of Public Health, along with the previous two weeks’ data.

Average daily incidence rate per 100,000

Our target for in-person learning: 8

  • November 19: 20.4

  • November 27: 33.2

  • December 3: 29.8

Case Count Last 14 Days

Our target for in-person learning: 15

  • November 19: 24

  • November 27: 39

  • December 3: 35

Percent Positivity Last 14 Days

Our target for in-person learning: 2.5%

  • November 19: 3.27%

  • November 27: 5.56%

  • December 3: 5.34%

The Town was red for the second week in a row, even with the new DPH guidelines. The School Committee mandates us to look at three-week trends, so I am hopeful that this coming week the numbers will trend downward, and we can again begin planning for a move to hybrid in-person learning. The target date for return is January 4, 2021. As before, should cases continue to rise, this return could be delayed as well.

Flu Shot Mandate Reminder. This is a reminder that proof of a flu shot is due by

December 31st. Please email this documentation to the nurse in your child's school building.


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If you have any questions or concerns, please email Mrs. Fedora at fedorak@monsonschools.com.


Grab & Go. We will offer our Grab & Go meal program today and December 14. Pickup times are 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We encourage you to sign up on line!


Granite Valley Survey. We will be reaching out to all parents/guardians by phone over the next week as a follow up to the survey that was sent out during the week of November 16th. We will be asking families about their interest in sending their student(s) four days in person or full remote. The four day in-person option will only be available if the numbers allow for this. (The number of occupants in each classroom must follow the School Committee guidelines.) If the numbers for in-person learning are too great, we will continue with the two days of in-person learning hybrid model that was in place this fall. The phone call will take approximately one to two minutes and is very critical to our planning process. Thank you so much for your assistance!


We understand there is so much going on in our world, in our state, and in our wonderful little community. If you need any assistance whatsoever navigating technology, assisting your child with their academic work, working through social-emotional challenges or getting through the holidays, please do not hesitate to reach out to your building administration, school counselors or me. We are here for you and your child!

Please take care and be well.

Sincerely,

Cheryl A. Clarke, Ed.D.

Superintendent

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