NES WEEKLY UPDATE

MONDAY AUGUST 17, 2020

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Good evening,


It is only Monday, and it feels like it has been a very busy week already!! As so many of you are aware, the School Committee passed the NPS Reopening Comprehensive Plan. Here is the link DRAFT Comprehensive Reopening Plan. I cannot thank all of you enough for sharing your questions and sentiments. We have been very busy since Friday drafting and compiling all of our work in regards to the safety protocols with teachers and task forces. This has been required by the School Committee. I am so pleased and hope you all are noticing that safety of students and staff are of the upmost priority for all.


We are close to finalizing the new class lists with cohorts. Once these are set, we will be sharing teacher letters with cohort information and supply lists through the mail. If Patricia Harding or Jane Melville have called you and left a message, please return the call. I am trying very hard to honor requests for cohorts and check into pertinent information that has been shared.


I am continuing to share this link for you to review regarding children and mask wearing. I strongly encourage each of you to review these ideas. As we will be expecting all students to wear masks in school, it is important that children start growing accustomed to wearing them for longer periods of time, building their stamina for having them on. We will build in breaks for students to remove them safely as well. Please check this out and as always, please share your ideas too! Know that gaiters will not be allowed to be worn. The best masks are two ply cotton ones.

https://drdarria.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/KidsMask-Wearing.pdf




Thank you in advance for your anticipated and continued support and understanding. I am so grateful!



Warmly,


Kimberly Kubisch, Principal NES

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Kimberly F. Kubisch

Principal


Kimberly F. Albertson

Assistant Principal

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Traveling to and From Massachusetts

  • Remember to be mindful of any travel you may have planned for August. You will be required to follow the regulations that go into effect on 8/1. These include:

    • All visitors and Massachusetts residents returning home — including students returning to campuses this fall — must fill out a “Massachusetts Travel Form” and quarantine for 14 days. People can also text MATraveler to 888-777.

    • Exemptions include travelers from lower-risk states and people who can show a negative COVID-19 test administered no more than 72 hours prior to arriving in the Bay State. The current low-risk states are New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Hawaii.

    • People must remain in quarantine until they receive negative test results, except for when going to get their test.

    • Failure to comply can result in a $500 fine per day.

    • Exceptions include people passing through or commuting across state lines for work, military personnel, critical infrastructure workers, and people seeking or receiving medical treatment.