Please find Re-Opening Notes here:

A Letter from the Superintendent from July 31, 2020

Our plan is to complete a preliminary document as soon as Tuesday, present it to the District Reopening Task Force on Wednesday and then to the School Committee at a meeting the first week of August.  As I mentioned, we continue to receive guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  This week we received guidance on transportation, facilities, and emergency preparedness.  Links for those are below.  We also received a number of research articles, scientific studies, magazine and newspaper articles from interested and dedicated community members.  We appreciate this flow of information in our ever changing approach to the safe reopening of schools.

I do want to take a moment to thank everyone for their patience. Due to the cooperative and collaborative nature of our process it may take us a little longer than some other communities to develop our plan.  Our plan is being developed in a spirit of cooperation among all of our stakeholders which is so very important in these difficult times. What we may lose in speed I believe we more than make up for in unity and togetherness.

Finally, we also received a short video from DESE that features members of the department’s medical advisory team.  I have included the link here for your convenience:  DESE Doctors On Back To School In MASS .

The next two weeks will be of the utmost importance and I will be sure to stay in touch with you as our plan develops.  

Thank you for your patience, your participation, and your continued commitment to our schools.

Wishing you continued health,


Philip Conrad


Recent DESE Updates
07/23/2020 3:55pmEducational Resources: Online Resources (Excel) — Updated
07/23/2020 2:32pmSPED: July 23, 2020 Zoom Meeting Presentation
07/23/2020 1:47pmOn the Desktop: Transportation and Facilities Guidance
07/20/2020 4:50pmGuidance for Educator Preparation during the ongoing COVID-19-related State of Emergency