Update: December 15, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:


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 three 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

  • December 10 21.28


Case Count Last 14 Days Our target for in-person learning: 15

  • November 19 24

  • November 27 39

  • December 3 35

  • December 10 25


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%

  • December 10 4.07%

The Town was yellow this week and showed some improvement. However, as you can see, we are still not within the School Committee mandated targets, so we are hopeful for a continued downward trend this coming week. The earliest date for return to hybrid in-person learning is January 4, 2021. As before, should cases rise, this return could be delayed. I will let you know as soon as possible!


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. If your child does not receive a flu vaccine and you do not provide a religious or medical exemption, your child will participate in school remotely until such time as the vaccine is administered.


haleym@monsonschools.com ECC at Quarry Hill

wisnaskasj@monsonschools.com Granite Valley School

ramslandk@monsonschools.com Monson High School


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


I wish you all a wonderful rest of the week as we prepare for the upcoming holidays and holiday break! I will send another update next week to let you know about our proposed date to hybrid in-person learning.


Stay healthy and warm!


Sincerely,


Cheryl A. Clarke, Ed.D.

Superintendent