Barbieri Bulletin

Family Edition: Return to School February 21, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Barbieri Families,


I hope you are all enjoying the weekend before our official return to school. I enjoyed family time with my husband and son! My son, Quincy, enjoyed sledding for the first time! He favors tropical vacations like his momma, so it took some time to find the fun in wearing layers and layers of clothes to go out in the cold, but we're getting there! :-)


Students are returning!!! I couldn't be more excited!!! We will be experiencing the FIRST THREE DAYS OF SCHOOL on 2/24, 3/3 and 3/8. PLEASE REMEMBER none of us has done this before. Our Barbieri Family will be practicing flexibility and patience. We have created detailed plans regarding lessons, bus duties, bathroom use, etc. We will try everything we have until we get it right!. I will be sharing an entire google slides presentation with all of our families in the next day or two for you to review with our little hawks at home! It is currently being translated in the Office of Translation.


During the next two weeks I am asking for help from all of you as our teachers and students shift yet again into a new teaching and learning model. Teachers will be in their classrooms, with some students in the classroom, some students at home, maybe a service provider in the room, maybe the students in the room are logged into the google meets too with headphones to collaborate with peers at home, etc. As you can see the concurrent teaching and learning model encompasses many components and our teachers are diving right in! Our teachers need our support now more than ever as they navigate through this shift and establish routines and structures to support our students in our new "normal".


WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


Descansen y disfruten el fin de semana,

Maria

Concurrent Classrooms: Teaching and Learning

I invite our families to view this video from Dr. Catlin Tucker, Blended Learning Expert, as she discusses some of the components of a concurrent classroom. While this video is geared towards teachers and instructional leaders it will provide some insight on the new teaching and learning model we are about to experience.
Sibme Coach Replay S2 E12 | Making Concurrent Hybrid Model Work with Catlin Tucker

RETURN TO SCHOOL DATES



Wednesday, February 24th -COHORT S

(remote for cohorts A and B)


Wednesday, March 3rd- COHORT B

(Remote for cohort A. Cohort S attends everyday*.)


Monday, March 8th- COHORT A

(Remote for cohort B. Cohort S attends everyday*.)


Hybrid Schedule

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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW!!!

  • Students will need to scan their meals card (given to them in school) but meals ARE FREE UNTIL THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR FOR ALL STUDENTS!
  • To accommodate returning in-person students and the teachers receiving them, we will have the FIRST HOUR of every first day of school, be an asynchronous learning hour for remote students. On 2/24, 3/3 and 3/8 remote students should log on at 10:05AM. From 9:05AM-10:05AM remote learning students should engage in asynchronous work.
  • Classroom teachers will be sharing your child's updated schedule.
  • LAST DAY FOR UNIVERSAL LUNCH IS TUESDAY 2/23!
  • ***UPDATE!!!*** Students WILL be transporting their chromebooks to and from school each day. The district has now purchased bags for students to be able to carry them safely. This is also to assist us in ensuring that students have devices at home should they need to quarantine, a classroom shift to remote, asynchronous day, etc. The bags will be distributed to students in school.
  • Students' headphones are to remain IN SCHOOL! Students should NOT take these home.

LUNCH TIMES & SPECIALS TIMES

Please note the schedules below will begin on Wednesday 2/24. These were our original schedules from the summer/fall. We will be shifting back to separate lunches and full specials blocks. As previously stated, you will also receive full classroom specific schedules from your child's teacher.

Changing Mode of Instruction

At this point in the school year all families have decided on their children remaining remote or returning to in-person learning. If at any point you wish to change your mind you can by simply emailing me (mdavis1@framingham.k12.ma.us). Once I receive an email with your intention of changing the instruction mode for your child/children, then we must adhere to the check in points designated by DESE and FPS. The next check-in point is March 19th. During these check-ins we assess for space, transportation, etc. prior to students returning to school. IF it is determined that your child is able to return we will inform you. Please remember that for now you will be placed on a waitlist as the next check-in point is not until March 19th for an April 5th return.


*Students that are designated high needs and are assigned to the "S" cohorts have a slightly different process. Families in this situation should still follow the procedure above and email me. I will respond with next steps.

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DISTRIBUTION DAY- Feb. 26th

February distribution will take place on Friday, Februaray 26th. Due to students being in the building our hours have shifted. Please read below. Families have been informed of the new hours as well.



11:00AM-1:30PM, all grades

4:00PM-6:00PM, all grades


As always if you are not able to retrieve a learning bag please call the main office to schedule pick up for a different day/time.


YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT!

WE ARE STILL NOT WELCOMING VISITORS DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Message from the Office of Multilingual Education

Next DLPAC Meeting


Date: March 4, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm

Zoom link: https://fpsed-org.zoom.us/j/81627282248?pwd=U2xuTklZVXoyT2ZYaG83YVVSQyttdz09

Smore link: https://www.smore.com/medg9

If you would like to share the event on your social media: https://www.facebook.com/fpsbilingualed/posts/642512753130485

My Med Bot App

Parents/Guardians will be receiving My Med Bot app invitations soon! All families will receive an invitation 2 days prior to their scheduled return to school date. Please click HERE for more information.

STAFF AND STUDENTS WILL USE THIS APP TO CHECK IN DAILY

COVID-19 TESTING

STUDENT POOL TESTING INFORMATION IS FORTHCOMING...


DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL FOR TESTING IF...


  • You are sick: headache, stuffy nose, fever, body aches, chills, cough (any symptoms listed*)
  • You were around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • You have traveled and are in need of a test (*this includes the New England area)
  • You have tested positive, have been instructed to quarantine and are at the end of your quarantine and want to test again.


*For any of the above reasons please call your health care provider immediately*


Student pool testing information is forthcoming...

THANK YOU!!!

Custodial Staff

Thanks you to Mike, Miguel, Nolberto and Gene for all of their hard work this week to assist us in preparing for our students and staff to return! They have been working all week moving furniture, setting up more desks and ensuring all spaces have hand sanitizer, paper towels and spray bottles. They have also worked tirelessly to remove all of the snow and maintain a clear entryway to the building! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

NEW Barbieri Family Members- BIENVENIDOS

IMPORTANT DATES

FEBRUARY ---Black History Month Celebration!


  • 15th-19th Winter Vacation-
  • 22nd- Staff return to school
  • 24th- FIRST day of School Cohort S students
  • 24th- School Council Meeting 8:00AM-8:50AM
  • 26th- Barbieri Distribution Day


MARCH
  • 3rd-FIRST day of school Cohort B students
  • 4th- DLPAC Meeting 7:00PM
  • 8th-FIRST day of school Cohort A students