Dear MPS Families:
This morning, the Commissioner of Education provided an update to all Superintendents regarding the upcoming school year. These guidelines have been issued jointly by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Department of Public Health. Highlights are outlined below:
All students K-6 wear masks indoors, except students who cannot do so due to medical conditions or behavioral needs.
Unvaccinated students grades 7 and above wear masks indoors.
Unvaccinated staff wear masks indoors.
Masks are not necessary outdoors for anyone.
Masks may be removed when eating for everyone.
Masks will be required on buses and in nurses' offices at all times regardless of vaccination status.
Any staff, child or family who prefers to mask at school should be supported in this choice.
No social distancing restrictions at this time.
Quarantining Protocols. Guidance will be coming soon.
All schools will be open five days a week.
Pooled Testing will continue. We will notify you once we have more details regarding signing up.
"School Opening" will be an agenda item at our next School Committee meeting. I would encourage you to join the meeting on August 4 to get the latest information. On Monday, a Zoom link will be posted on our website and on the Town website for you to access the meeting.
As I have often said, this is the status now, but the situation is fluid and may change!
Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!
Cheryl A. Clarke, Ed.D.