NES WEEKLY UPDATE

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2020

Latest Information

Good evening,


I hope you all were able to enjoy the Labor Day Weekend. The weather was fabulous! I took some much needed downtime and spent time at the beach, going out to restaurants, and being with family and friends. I stayed away from my computer for sure!!


The NES Staff continue to spend time in our building getting ready for school to start. We are practicing and refining all of our protocols and routines, planning for instruction, and learning about new resources. I am so lucky to work with this staff. They truly try to do what is best for children daily. This is their focus right now, planning to support our kids in this new normal.


As of today, you all should have received an email with your child's teacher assignment. Please contact Jane Melville at 508 228 7290 extension 2104 or melvillej@npsk.org if you have any placement/cohort questions.


The MOST IMPORTANT THING TO DO NOW is contact Patricia Harding by Thursday 9/10 at 12:00 pm to let her know if your child must ride the bus to school. She can be reached at 508 228 7290 extension 2187 or hardingp@npsk.org. As you may have learned, we have very little space on buses. No one is allowed to ride the bus that lives within a 1.5 mile radius of the school. Each large bus will only be able to hold approximately 23 students. All this being said, please contact Patricia if your child lives outside the 1.5 mile radius and has no other way to get to or from school.


You can expect to hear from your child's teacher with an opportunity to come to meet them with your child. At this meeting, we will be sharing devices if you do not already have one, your child can see the classroom, and bring in any of their supplies should they have some. We cannot however, hand out a device if the family portal section of Aspen is incomplete. See number 2 under tech updates below to access the verification form that must be complete to receive a device. 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.


We are also building the mailing to send hard copies home with lots of back to school information. Again, in this envelope, you will receive the teacher assignment, information about our safety protocols at NES, supply lists, lunch information, the health screening questions you will need to ask your child each morning before sending them to school, and other items.


Please keep in mind that on the days that students come to school for in person learning, they will be lining up outside the school. PreK and second grade will be lining up in front of the main entrance to NES. First Grade will line up by the cafeteria doors and Kindergarten will line up outside the kindergarten door. We will have line spaces for each class. Teachers will be coming outside to pick up their students and take them into the building safely and maintaining 6 feet distances. It is important for you to know that there will be no before school supervision, and breakfast buddies is also not available at this time. I share this with you because it is important that no student arrive at school much before 7:45. There will be no adults outside to supervise students. We will be blocking off the Kindergarten circle. No one can drive through there, but the cross campus drive will be open.


Our mantra at NES is patience, grace, and kindness. We are modeling this, practicing this, and providing it to each other regularly. You have shared this with us and we are so grateful. We need you and your partnership!


Best,


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.