Dewing School

Information from the Office-12/13/2020

Dewing School Happenings

Hello Dewing Families,

Welcome back to a new calendar year! We hope that as the days get longer and the sun begins to shine more, your new calendar year will be filled with much joy, happiness and good health.

Mid-year assessments in reading and mathematics will be happening during the rest of January until February vacation. Attendance and participation in classes is important, plus making time every day to read at home.

Mrs. Gerrish and Mrs. Bosworth

In this newsletter:

  • Picture Retakes
  • Carrie Stack-TONIGHT
  • Coming Soon-Kindergarten Information
  • 21st Century Learning partners with Alphabest
  • Attendance reminder
  • TPS COVID Dashboard

Important Dates:

January 18-No School-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 12-Early Release-Report Cards Available

February 15-19-No School-February Recess

March 12-No School-Teacher PD Day

March 26-Early Release-Teacher PD Workshop

Picture Retakes-02/04/2021 (Thu.)

Dewing School

Absentee & Picture Retakes
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Date: 02/04/2021 (Thu.)
Location: Gym ~ 11 - 2

Carrie Stack-Parent Workshop-TONIGHT (1/13/2021)

The Office of Student Services is pleased to offer the opportunity to attend a workshop being presented by Carrie Stack. She has put together a short video for you to watch in regards to tomorrow's session. It is only 2 1/2 minutes long. Carrie Stack Video Once you click the link you need to press play on the lower-left corner of the screen.

If you would like to join tomorrow's session there is no need to register just click the link below to join the meeting tomorrow at 6pm.

Topic: Carrie Stack Workshop January 13
Time: Jan 13, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 846 0434 7057
Passcode: 978895
To call in +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Coming Soon-Kindergarten Registration Information

Coming Soon...Kindergarten Information for 21-22 school year.

If you've received a survey, please complete.

FREE ALPHABEST SERVICES!! - 21CCLC/AlphaBEST partnership survey

Balancing student learning, adult work, and family life is HARD this year. We hear that families need help. We believe we have a unique opportunity to use after-school and out of school time grant funds for school day remote learning support - starting as early as February 1.

Dewing 21st Century Community Learning Center and AlphaBEST are teaming up to offer students and families a choice on remote learning days (both full and partial) while we continue in the Hybrid Plan of instruction.
Depending on level of interest, Dewing 21CCLC will offer AT NO COST TO FAMILIES enrollment at the AlphaBEST Andover Street location for school day hours.

Hours available - Cohort A students:
Monday: end of school to 3:05
Tuesday: end of school to 3:05
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:45 - 3:05

Hours available - Cohort B students:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:45 - 3:05
Thursday: end of school to 3:05
Friday: end of school to 3:05

Hours available - Remote Learning Academy students:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:45 - 3:05

Students will need to bring their own learning devices and headphones. AlphaBEST staff will supervise students, who will be grouped by school and cohort. Students going from Dewing to AlphaBEST after school have the option of bus transportation. All other transportation is the responsibility of families.

In order to gauge interest, we ask that you fill out this short survey.


As a friendly reminder:

When your child is working at home on a remote day, your child must login to the scheduled meets in order to be marked present. Your child must remain on screen for the entire session. We understand that there may be some extenuating circumstances. Please discuss these with your child's teacher.

TPS-COVID-19 Dashboard

As indicated in the recent email to parents from Assistant Superintendent Regan, the district will now be sharing positive COVID-19 case data by school on the new TPS COVID-19 Active Case Dashboard which can be found on the TPS website by clicking on the yellow COVID-19 Resources & Updates banner bar at the top of the home page. The link below will be included in my weekly principal's message to allow for quick access to this dashboard. If a new case does occur at the school, parents or caregivers of any student considered a close contact will be contacted by the nurse.

COVID-19 Dashboard

See below for information sent in previous newsletters. This information is still important for us to share!

Information Regarding Preschool Registration

Interested in registering your child for preschool? Please see these important updates.

Important Health and Travel Information

IMPORTANT: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has mandated that all students receive the flu vaccine this year by December 31st. Please send to school the documentation that states that your child has received this vaccine. This mandate also applies to remote learners as well.

Tewksbury Public Schools are following all of the Department of Public Health Guidelines regarding travel outside of Massachusetts. If for any reason your Dewing School student has to travel to a high risk state, you must follow the guidelines for testing and quarantine. This is to ensure the health and safety of all Dewing School students and staff. The states that are determined to be low risk can change weekly so you need to keep that in mind in when traveling. These guidelines are located on the Massachusetts DPH COVID -19 website and the low risk states are listed on the link below:

Helpful Resources

CDC website:

Vaccine Finder:

Visitors to the Dewing/Late arrivals/Nurse Dismissals

Visitors-Please be reminded, at this time, visitors are not permitted inside the building. This is for the health and safety of our students and staff. The only people permitted are staff members, students and approved contractors. If you need to contact the office in person, please come to the main door and ring the bell. A staff member will come out to talk to you and help you.

Late Arrivals-If your child is dropped off to school after 8:45, you must park in an assigned parking spot (not the bus drop off lane) and walk your child to the door. Please ring the bell and wait for a staff member to greet your child in person.

Nurse Dismissals-If your child is dismissed by the nurse, the dismissal area is now through the gym door (last door, closest to the C-wing). The gym is located on the right side of the building as you are facing the building. This is also the parent drop off area. You must call the nurse from your car to inform her of your arrival 97-640-7858 x303

We know that these procedures are different from other years and we appreciate your adherence to them. Every change we make is done to support the health and safety of our community. Thank you.

Information from the School Nurse

Should your child be dismissed for school, due to illness, you will receive the following notice.

TPS Tech Help Link

Please click here if you need help with technology

Flu Vaccine

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has mandated that all students receive the flu vaccine this year by December 31st. Please send to the school the documentation that states your child has received this vaccine. This mandate also applies to remote learners.
Please review this important information regarding car seat requirements from the Tewksbury Police Department
School Meals FAQ

Please see this important information regarding school breakfast and lunch during this period.

Accident/Illness Form

Please complete one accident/illness form for each child. These forms MUST be updated as information changes. It is very important that we have your contact information on file.

Nurse Contact Information

Our School Nurse is Ms. Jill Robinson. Please contact her at the Dewing School 978-640-7858 or by email at
Dewing 2020-2021 K-2 Schedule

Please take a look at the K-2 sample schedules.