Fuller Family Newsletter
Vol. 2, No. 19 - January 11, 2021
Schedule for the Week of January 11th
Tuesday, January 12 - Day 5
Wednesday, January 13 - Day 6
Thursday, January 14 - Day 1 - Half Day - Professional Development for Teachers
Friday, January 15 - Day 2
Monday, January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
Tuesday, January 19 - PD for Teachers - No School for Students
Last Week's Attack on the Capitol
From the Fine and Performing Arts Department
On January 21, 2021 we will be holding our grade level Winter Band Showcase. It will be held on Zoom and will feature all members of the Cameron, Fuller and Walsh Bands. The Schedule will be as follows:
6:30pm - Grade 6 Band
7:00pm - Grade 7 Band
7:30pm - Grade 8 Band
A Zoom Link will be going out shortly.
I want to thank all the families and caregivers who are working hard to help their children engage in school every day. Our attendance rates continue to remain steady, but we need to continue to focus on making sure all of our students attend all of their classes every day.
I would like to remind families that attendance in all classes is important and mandatory. Attendance is taken in every class block, every day. It is essential that your child attends all of their classes on time and for the entire block. Your child needs to be attending school from 8:15 - 2:25 every day. However, there may be times when your child's teacher has students work independently or they are given a break (during Flex Block or Lunch).
If your child needs to be absent for the day or during a class, you must call the school to report the absence - just like when students were in the school building.
You can reach our attendance line at 508-620-4957 or our Main Office at 508-620-4956.
Return to School Commitment Form
If you haven't yet completed your child's Commitment Survey Form, please do so as soon as possible.
Please complete the online Return to Learn Commitment Form using Aspen X2. This will need to be done for each individual student.
The deadline to complete the form was Friday, December 4th.
Form completion will require your child’s LASID number which is listed in this email. The Form completion instructions are attached and can be found on the FPS Website. If you have questions, please contact your student’s school or the Technology Helpdesk at 508-782-6928 Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 3:30pm.
Student Name: [First_Name] [Last_Name]
Student LASID: [LASID]
Framingham Public Schools
Por favor, complete en línea el Formulario de compromiso de vuelta a la escuela usando Aspen X2. Esto deberá hacerse individualmente para cada estudiante .
La fecha límite para completar el formulario es este viernes 4 de diciembre.
Para completar el formulario se requerirá el número LASID de su hijo(a) que se encuentra en este correo electrónico. Las instrucciones para completar el formulario se adjuntan en este correo y también se pueden encontrar en el sitio web de FPS. Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con la escuela de su hijo(a) o con el servicio de asistencia técnica al 508-782-6928 de lunes a viernes de 8:00 am a 3:30 pm.
Nombre del estudiante: [First_Name] [Last_Name]
LASID del estudiante: [LASID]
Escuelas Públicas de Framingham
Por favor completem o Formulário de Compromisso de Volta às Aulas usando o Aspen X2. Isso precisa ser preenchido para cada aluno(a) individualmente. A data final para completar este formulário é sexta-feira, dia 4 de dezembro.
Para preencher o formulário, você precisará do número de identificação da sua criança chamado de LASID, que está listado abaixo. Instruções de como preencher estão nos documentos anexo e também poderão ser encontradas no site das Escolas Públicas de Framingham. Caso tenha qualquer dúvida, favor entrar em contato com a escola de sua criança ou com o Departamento de Assistência Técnica no número 508-782-6928 de segunda à sexta entre 8:00h e 15:30h.
Nome do Aluno(a): [First_Name] [Last_Name]
LASID do Aluno(a): [LASID]
Framingham Public Schools
PBIS Remote Learning Expectations
Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students
The Department of Health and Wellness
The Impact of COVID-19 on Our Children's Mental Health
Recognizing the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on children’s mental health, the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) joined forces with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and the Department of Mental Health (DMH) to launch HandholdMA.org, a new family-friendly website for parents and guardians of school-aged children who are concerned about their child’s mental health.
HandholdMA.org provides families with tips, tools, and resources designed to help them navigate their child’s mental health journey with confidence. The content, which is targeted to families with kids age 6-12 years, was developed by a team of mental health and child development experts as well as family and community partners. A creative team from IDEO Cambridge designed the user experience and branding.
The content on HandholdMA.org is organized in three main sections:
- Should I worry? This section helps parents/guardians explore if their child is just being a kid or if their behavior is something to worry about. Families can learn about signs to look for and get suggestions on what to do next.
- What can I do? These are tips, tools, and strategies that have worked for other families in the past and are things they can learn about or do from home.
- Who can help? The final section includes carefully selected community organizations and government resources to help families find the right mental health services.
HandholdMA.org was developed with input from individuals representing the diversity of Massachusetts’ communities, and is available in six languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Haitian Creole, and Vietnamese.
Curbside Pick-Up for Library Books at Fuller
Massachusetts Eviction Diversion Initiative to Keep Households Safe
Massachusetts recently announced a new Eviction Diversion Initiative to help households as the eviction moratorium in Massachusetts expires. Part of our work is reaching out to networks across the Commonwealth to reach more residents with new and expanded resources, including rental assistance and legal resources.
We are asking the local public health network to help us in our effort to reach households early – before an eviction takes place – to provide funding and mediation tools to work with landlords. We’ve launched a new website that connects residents to their local Housing Consumer Education Center, answers frequently asked questions, and more at www.mass.gov/CovidHousingHelp
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has resources available to help residents impacted by COVID-19 to cover rent and mortgage payments.
Residents can also call 2-1-1, which features a language line and trained staff.
Time is of the essence – there is funding available NOW and the earlier households apply for aid, the quicker they will receive it.
We’ve also attached public information flyers here in English, Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Vietnamese. We would appreciate if you can share this information widely. We are also active on social media and feel free to connect and share with our two accounts: @MA_DHCD and @MassEOHED
Lisa McCarthy-Licorish, MPH
Senior Coordinator, Local Health Communications
MDPH-Office of Local and Regional Health (OLRH)
Turning Cameras On During Class
I have seen a huge improvement this week with more students turning on their cameras during class. If your child is struggling with this, please reach out to their guidance counselor, administration, and/or teachers. We want to make sure we are supporting all of our students during Remote Learning.