NES WEEKLY UPDATE

MONDAY AUGUST 24, 2020

Latest Information

Good evening,


Happy Monday!! We are crazy busy right now readying our school to welcome some students and staff back soon! The new staff members come into school this Friday, and all staff return on Monday 8/31/20. As you recall, students will begin on September 16th. This is a Wednesday, and this will be a remote day for all students.


You will be receiving your child's cohort assignment in the next day or so. This will come to you as an email. This email explains the days of the week your child will need to be in school in person and the days of the week where school will be remote and online. If you have any questions about the email, please feel free to call Jane Melville at 508 228 7290 ext. 2104.


Your child's teacher assignment letter will follow in the postal mail in a week or so. This mailing will include your teacher assignment, information about our safety protocols at NES, supply lists, lunch information, and other items. If you are interested, you can also access the supply lists on the NES page on the www.npsk.org website. Pre-purchased edukits have arrived at school and will be delivered to your child's desk. School supplies will not be shared or communal in classrooms. Each child will have their own. Also, included in the letter will be a welcome from your child's teacher and information about when the child should come to school to visit. We will also be providing log in information on the visit and sharing a device with you if this is needed. We cannot however, hand out a device if the family portal section of Aspen is incomplete. See number 1 under tech updates below to access the verification form that must be complete to receive a device.


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. I hope the practice is going well!!

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

ABOUT NES

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.