May 14, 2021
Tribute to the Class of 2021 on Cohasset Common
Students Begin MCAS Testing
Students in grades 3-8 and grade 10 will participate in ELA and Math MCAS. Students in grades 5 and 8 will participate in STE and grade 9 in physics.
Grade 3 ELA MCAS May 12
Grade 3 Math MCAS May 19
Grade 4 Math MCAS May 18
Grade 4 ELA MCAS May 11
Grade 5 ELA MCAS May 10
Grade 5 Math MCAS May 17
Grade 5 STE MCAS May 20
Grade 6 ELA MCAS May 26
Grade 6 Math MCAS May 27
Grade 7 ELA MCAS May 24
Grade 7 Math MCAS May 25
Grade 8 ELA MCAS May 17
Grade 8 Math MCAS May 18
Grade 8 STE MCAS May 19
Grade 9 Physic MCAS June 8 & 9
Grade 10 ELA MCAS May 20 & 21
Grade 10 Math MCAS June 2 & 3
More information will be provided by building principals as the MCAS tests progress.
FDA and CDC Approve Vaccinations for Adolescents 12 - 15
Recently, the FDA and the CDC approved vaccination of individuals 12 - 15 to join the other ages previously approved to receive vaccination for COVID-19. We have contacted the Marshfield Fair Grounds vaccination site to reserve a block of appointments for Cohasset students who fall into this age bracket, and we will inform you when we have more information. Walk-in appointments are also available at some vaccination sites.
It is important to realize that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine if they are close contacts. If your child has been vaccinated for COVID-19 we request that you notify your school nurse, so they are aware in the event of any possible close contact situations. Information regarding vaccinations, including how to sign up for a vaccine, can be found here
A Reminder About Protocols
Although Governor Baker has recently relaxed some of the mask usage requirements outside of school for vaccinated individuals, we continue to follow our guidelines and safety practices in all settings, per the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), within our schools, on our buses, and at our practices, games, and activities. Thank you for your support of our strict adherence to these set protocols.
Cohasset Community Health Update
Cohasset Community is now in the Green Category...Please continue to be vigilant regarding Covid-19 protocols and safety measures
Please see the information below regarding the town of Cohasset’s positive COVID 19 rate and case count over the past 14 days.
As of May 13, 2021 the Department of Public Health (DPH) reports that the town of Cohasset’s positive COVID-19 test rate over the past 14 days is 2.16%, with 15 positive cases out of 786 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Green" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 15 positive cases over the last 14 days. Here is the complete report issued on May 13, 2021.
For your information, please find below a summary table of all confirmed positive COVID cases in the District as of today, Friday, May 14, 2021.
Please click on the link to review the Massachusetts COVID-19 travel order
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SEE THE UPDATED CPS TRAVEL PROTOCOLS:
Looking ahead...We will be offering ways to fill any potential unfinished learning. Information is forthcoming on programs that will be offered to students and families. See Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment section below for Summer Learning Program opportunity.
Revised 2021 - 2022 Cohasset School District Calendar
During the 4/28/2021 School Committee Meeting, the Cohasset School Committee voted to adjust the 2021 – 2022 Cohasset School District Calendar to show the first day for all students as Wednesday, September 8 due to the Rosh Hashanah Holiday. Also, as Juneteenth falls on a Sunday next year, we will have no school per state law on Monday, June 20, 2022 (observed day). I have attached the revised calendar. Please note that these changes move the opening for Kindergarten to September 9, 2021 and make the last day of school June 23, 2022 (half day).
Continuation of Universal Free School Meals:
“The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended school meal waivers through the end of the 2021-2022 school year, allowing the continuation of universal free school meals at any school district throughout the state for the rest of this school year, through the summer, and through next school year. Schools nationwide will be allowed to serve meals through USDA’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option, which is typically only available during the summer months and which allows schools to serve free meals to all children. More information is available online.” (Commissioner Riley’s Update, April 20, 2021).
Cohasset Middle School Fundraising for Cradles to Crayons
Cradles-to-Crayons Clothing Drive: Our grade 8 student ambassador to Project 351 ( a state-wide leadership and community service organization for middle schoolers) has organized a clothing drive. Collections bins are at the front door of the middle school and at the rear drop-off circle. We know that many are in the process of switching drawers and closets from winter/spring to spring/summer attire. This is a great opportunity to take the clothing articles you did not wear, or kids have outgrown and donate them. Let us help your spring-cleaning help others! Your support is greatly appreciated.
CMS Leads Beach Clean-up Friday, May 14 from 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Beach Clean Up
A message from Cohasset Middle School:
"Our Spring After School Enrichment Program included our first-ever Community Service Enrichment Course. Students in this class organized a beach clean-up for Friday May 14th at Black Rock Beach. If you or your students would like to join the effort to provide a cleaner beach for the community, they will be there from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. (Rain date is Friday May 21st from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.). All are welcome! If you would like, you can bring gardening, work, or other gloves."
Images of the Week
CHS in Spring!
Graduation is getting closer...
And even closer...
Graduation for the Class of 2021 May 28 at 5:00PM on Alumni Field and Other Important Events
BE THE CHANGE
Please visit our website for resources regarding the promotion of diversity.
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: Assistant Superintendent Leslie Scollins, Ed.D.
Summer Learning Program
Friday, May 14 is the last day to submit an application for the Summer Learning Program
Session 1: July 12- July 23, Morning 8:30am-11:30am, Afternoon 12:15pm - 3:15pm
Session 2: July 26 - August 5, Morning 8:30am - 11:30 am
Priority will be given to students with special needs, new to the district, identified for ELL support, identified as needing math support, and/or qualified for Title I Reading support in the 2020-2021 school year. Please complete and submit the application by Friday, May 14. We kindly request that you only apply for the program if you are able to commit to having your child attend the full session. You will be notified of the status of your child's application by June 1. If applying for more than one child please fill out a form for each child.
Teachers at all levels also had the the opportunity to collaborate on plans for the remainder of the year and begin planning for next school year.
Technology Trade Show
Osgood and Deer Hill Teachers Planning for Next Year
Grade 5 and Grade 6 Teachers Planning for the Transition to CMS
DESE District and School Report Cards
We are pleased to share with you the 2020 school report card from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. You can access a link to our District and School Report Card at:
Student Opportunity Act (SOA)
RISE Before and After School Program
Looking for a way to avoid the lines at drop off and pick up at Osgood and Deer Hill?
Office of Student Services
Please See Below for Our Public Child Find Notice
Barbara Cerwonka, Director of Student Services
Kindergarten Registration is now Open for 2021 - 2022 School Year
Kindergarten Registration Information
Kindergarten Registration Timeline
MIAA Statement Regarding Safety Protocols and Spring Sports
A Reminder Concerning Spring Sports Spectator Policy
Congratulations to Liam Cunnie for being named to the Patriot Ledger All Scholastic Boy's Basketball Team.
Spring Sports in Full Swing!
Boys Tennis, 2 -0 defeated Rockland (now 5-1)in action this week. Charlie Lankow and Andrew Hoadley won in straight sets. Sophomore Archer Merton notched his first career win.
Softball fell to Rockland 14 - 9 although the Skippers played very well. Catherine Toomey had a wonderful game, hitting a single, double, and an over the fence homerun, totaling 5 RBIs!
Cohasset Baseball defeated Abington 7 -1. David McSweeney extended his scoreless streak to 13 innings pitched and was named a player to watch by the Boston Globe.
Cohasset Girls Lacrosse prevailed in a close match with Norwell this week. The Skippers are now ranked #3 in the state in the recent Boston Globe Poll. Congratulations to Kate O'Brien who was named the Boston Globe Player of the Week.
Boys Lacrosse had a great win over Abington and were 2 - 0 moving into their game with Hanover. Go Blue!
Fall Volleyball Initiative
The following message comes from Principal Scott via the CHS Newsletter
"In the hopes of starting a girls volleyball program at Cohasset High School, a group of interested parents has committed to raising the initial funds needed to start a pilot program in order to assess program sustainability over 1-3 years.
In order to begin a formal volleyball program, $15,000 must be privately raised ~ a daunting figure. But a unique fundraising opportunity has arisen. The organizer of the Boston Volleyball Festival, to be held at the Convention Center on May 21-23rd, needs help putting 72 courts together and breaking them down after the tourney. For 20 courts, $5,000 will go to our cause. That's 1/3 of our fundraising needs!!
So, we are looking for 50 volunteers on Wednesday, May 19th and on Sunday, May 23rd, who are willing to commit 3 work hours (6 if volunteering both days), getting their hands dirty, to help lay court flooring. Bus transportation will be paid for by the tournament organizers, as a special benefit to our start-up program ~ indicating the supportive nature of this Regional Volleyball community.
For National Honor Society students, your service hours will be recognized for this effort.
As a GRAND gesture by a local volleyball club, the Southern Alliance Volleyball Club [a place where I have coached for 5 years, and where more than 20 Cohasset girls have learned the game] is rallying a team of up to 50 volunteers to donate their work efforts, with ALL PROCEEDS going toward our Cohasset High School volleyball program!!
If you would like to help, please grab some friends, and parents bring your players and their siblings (middle-school and older) and click this link to be directed to our SIGN-UP Genius: https://rebrand.ly/VOLLEYBALLinCOHASSET
Questions should be directed to Laura Soderberg at email@example.com. "
---Principal Scott, CHS
Visit Cohasset Athletics to Get Updates on All of Our Teams
Please click on the image below to access information about how you can help fund the Cohasset Education Foundation fundraiser for our Project Adventure Grant
SAFE HARBORS UPDATES
Safe Harbors Newsletter, May 12, 2021
Safe Harbor School Committee Presentation, April 7, 2021
Decorating Bulletin Boards At Cohasset High School For NPW
Cohasset High Students will decorate bulletin boards throughout Cohasset High School, with each one focusing on the daily topics for National Prevention Week to promote awareness with their peers.
This year’s daily topics include:
· Monday, May 10: Preventing Prescription Drug and Opioid Misuse
· Tuesday, May 11: Preventing Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse
· Wednesday, May 12: Preventing Illicit Drug Use and Youth Marijuana Use
· Thursday, May 13: Preventing Youth Tobacco Use (E-Cigarettes and Vaping)
· Friday, May 14: Preventing Suicide
The Important Role Families Play In Stopping the Spread of COVID-19
Families 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
Cohasset COVID-19 Protocols and COVID-19 Information
Wellness Committee Update
Osgood: Dave Vinton firstname.lastname@example.org
Deer Hill: Laurie Dolan email@example.com
Robyn Costa firstname.lastname@example.org
CMS: Emily Manewal email@example.com
CHS: Leanne McCarthy firstname.lastname@example.org