MONDAY, November 9, 2020

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Dear Families,

Thank you to all those of you who joined our virtual Open House last Wednesday, November 4th. I hope you found the information helpful. The staff worked very hard to share information about the classrooms and expectations. I have shared the link again to include just the asynchronous information as the google meets are no longer available. This is a good thing to review with your child as well. Asynchronous Open House 11/20

We regret to inform you that there will not be a club bus for inclement weather. We escort students to club staff every day. In the past, we have been very lucky to have a bus drive kids to the club in the rain, cold, snow, etc. Because of safety protocols, we cannot put students on the bus to go to the club. There is very limited capacity on the buses. If your child goes to the club afterschool, they must come dressed for the walk to the club - umbrellas, hats, coats, gloves, boots, etc. Or if you wish, you can pick your child up to bring them to the club in your own vehicle.

It is important to remember that Cohort switches cannot and will not happen immediately. We have waiting lists for some of the cohorts. In addition, if a switch to more restrictive options happens, they cannot switch back. Meaning, if you are hoping to move your child to cohort D from cohort A, B or C, they will not be able to go back to cohorts A, B, or C going forward. In addition, these changes can only happen if there is space for this to happen. It could also potentially take up to a month to make the switch.

On a final note of things that are not pleasing to share, I wanted to update all of you about attendance and absences.

  • Students who are in cohort A, need to be in school every day. If this schedule is not working for the family or your child, please reach out and let me know. We have a waitlist of students who want and also need cohort A.
  • When students are home sick, they are sick. You should not feel compelled to sign on for remote teaching.
  • Remote teaching is meant for students who are in quarantine (told that they must stay home for a period of time) or for our B,C and D cohort students.
  • Remote teaching is not for families who wish to travel.
  • Remote teaching content may look a little different from what is happening in the classrooms. Not every teacher has a remote group.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me should you have questions. Again, we are all doing the best that we can. We know that you are as well.


Kimberly Kubisch, Principal NES


Kimberly F. Kubisch


Kimberly F. Albertson

Assistant Principal

Holiday Travel

Please be thoughtful and careful when planning holiday travel. It will be necessary for students to quarantine or test negatively if you travel to one of the red states.

Children with any illness symptoms

Please be sure to review the Home Screening survey with children at home before they come to school each morning. It is very important to not send children to school with any illness or with medications ingested to reduce symptoms.

Home Screening Protocol

In addition, the flu shot drive through at Nantucket Cottage Hospital will close as of 11/20/20.