October 2, 2020
Getting Back into the Swing of Things...
Just a reminder that the Cohasset School Committee Meeting is this Wednesday, October 7, beginning at 6:00PM via Zoom.
Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.
Leslie Scollins, Ed.D.
Cohasset Community Health Update
We remain in the unshaded category of the DPH / DESE Metrics that identify those communities who have less than five (5) positive cases over a two (2) week period. The report can be accessed at the DPH Website: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-response-reporting. There has been one (1) new case over the past 14 days (0.22%). Please remember that we all play an important role in stopping the spread and keeping our rates low. Please practice proper handwashing / hand sanitizing, keep appropriate social distancing, and wear masks when appropriate to do so.
A Note About Masks
Open House Schedule:
Cohasset Department of Health Announces Flu Clinics (Please click on the image below to access the Cohasset Mariner article that provides the flu clinic information)
Presentations for Parent / Guardians Regarding Remote Learning
Presentations for Parent /Guardians Regarding Health Considerations
Dr. Steven Golden, the District physician, along with Mary Goodwin, the Town Nurse and Pam Fahey, from the Board of Health shared some current information about COVID-19 and its relation to the the schools as well as answered questions for families and staff. Here is the parent presentation.
Presentations for Parent / Guardians Regarding Strategies to Help Student Successfully Return to School
Dr. Bonuato and Dr. Plummer presented to both staff and families about strategies to help children return to school and Lauren Dargan, LICSW, worked with schools to address the stress of returning to school for both staff and students and gave strategies to aid all as they come back to school.
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL, COHASSET!
Welcome Back, Osgood!
The Following Osgood Pictures were Taken by Robin Chan from Wicked Local
Welcome Back, CHS!
Welcome Back, CMS!
Welcome Back, Deer Hill!
Thank you to our Custodians, Nurses, Food Service, and Bus Drivers!!!
The Important Role Families Play in Stopping the Spread
Families will play an important role in helping to create a culture that prioritizes health and safety. Families should check their children daily for signs of COVID-19 and should keep them home from school if they are not feeling well or if they have been in close contact with a person who has been recently diagnosed with COVID-19. It is also important that families support students wearing masks in school and on the bus. We are strongest when we work together to stop the spread (Initial Fall School Re-entry Guidance, 2020).
CPS Pledge: Healthy and Responsible Behaviors Regarding COVID-19
By coming into Cohasset Public Schools, I pledge I am following:
State expectations for social and physical distancing
Regulations regarding the wearing of facial coverings over your nose and mouth when in public settings (for students from grades PK– 12 and for all staff)
Quarantine directives put forth by the Massachusetts Department of Health and the Cohasset Department of Health
Guidance that has students and staff stay home from school / work if they are experiencing symptoms of fever, fatigue, difficulty breathing, or dry cough or if they have exhibited any symptoms relating to COVID-19
PROTOCOLS REGARDING COVID-19
The following information was compiled by our district nurses and provides supplementary information to the protocols stated in the Cohasset Public Schools Fall School Re-Entry Road Map. A big thank you to Kelly Gildea (lead nurse) and our district nurses for compiling this information and for their leadership and guidance during this difficult time.
RISE - BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING K-5
Information Regarding RISE
The Before and After School Care program RISE for students K-5 had a successful start last week. Mr. Brett Youman, PE teacher from Deer Hill, is the administrator of the program. The RISE program is available for Osgood and Deer Hill students on their in-person days only. This program will take place at the Osgood School 7:00am – 9:00am and 3:30pm - 6:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. There are spots available.
Please see the Cohasset Recreation Department website for more detailed information and registration process.
BE THE CHANGE
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: Assistant Superintendent Leslie Scollins, Ed.D.
Math Center Bridges Elementary Math Program
Professional Development Update
This month staff will have safety training with SRO Greg Taylor and Detective Lopes. This is an annual training that review safety protocols in case of an emergency.
Last March the district was hosting a day long workshop on Cultural Competency. Aleisa Gittens-Carle, the METCO Director, secured a generous grant from the Cohasset Education Foundation (CEF). Unfortunately, the school closed and we were unable to have the day. Fortunately, we have been able to secure most of the presenters from last year including Dr. Kalise Wornum and the workshop will take place on October 30. This will be a virtual workshop day for teachers and Dr. Wornum will continue the dialogue that was started during our PD days last month.