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Friday, January 22, 2021 (Week #20)

Term #3 Officially Begins On Monday, January 25, 2021

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Principals' Update: Schedules & Term #3

From The Principal's Desk...

Dear CMS Families:


Monday, January 25, 2021 officially marks the beginning of Term #3; it's hard to believe we are at this point already. Anyway, whenever there is a new start, opportunity presents itself. Each day we remind our students to embrace the day and do your best. We will continue to remain positive and help students create ways to become successful and that doesn't mean straight As, it means finding their comfort level and embracing gradual improvement.


Switching gears, on Monday, January 25, and with the beginning of Term #3, our evolved SLT schedule will be in place. This new schedule will increase the level of live synchronous learning for all of our students. The biggest change will come on Wednesdays. All students will have live remote synchronous sessions with their core teachers for 40 minutes and 30 minute afternoon live remote Unified Arts sessions. We are happy to be making another step toward normalcy. Please see the video above as Mr. Packard and Mr. Olson will review the new scheduling process. As always, please reach out to us directly if you have any questions or concerns.


Wishing everyone a fantastic weekend and a great week ahead!


Yours in education,


Dean W. Packard, Principal

Email: dpackard@dcrsd.org

Phone: (508)2481423 Ext.1102


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News Items


Model A Schedule Changes


On Monday, January 25, 2021, we will pivot to the school committee approved Model A schedule, which increases our SLT (Structured Learning Time). See the video above for an overview. The biggest changes are as follows:


  • All students will attend afternoon CORE live remote sessions
  • Unified Arts classes will be extended 10 minutes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday to 40 minutes.
  • Students will have a full day of synchronous learning on Wednesdays.


See Student Schedules Below:


Grade 5 Student Schedule

Grade 6 Student Schedule

Grade 7 Student Schedule

Grade 8 Student Schedule


Cameras On - Please


We are reaching out to all caregivers to assist us in this process. In order to maximize LIVE synchronous remote learning, we need student participation within the sessions. Yes, that means having cameras on. Teaching to a blank screen is counterproductive to the learning process. Therefore, it's expected cameras are on during live remote teaching.



Term #2 Officially Ends Friday, January 22, 2021


Parents will be able to access student grades on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 10:00 am.


Please use the Community Portal to access student grades

Here is the link: Community Parent Portal (Grades)


If you need assistance with logging into your account, please contact Mrs. Andre landre@dcrsd.org or Mrs. Kasierski pkasierski@dcrsd.org


Update To Our Scheduling Model - Monday, January 25, 2021


As of Monday, January 25, 2021, we will have an updated SLT (Structured Learning Time) schedule. This change will impact live connection times for students to teachers on Wednesdays and in the afternoons. Stay tuned for more information as I will be providing it next week.


The Week Ahead


Monday, January 25th


  • Cohort A Hybrid Students In-Person - Cohort B asynchronous Remote Learning Day
  • Cohorts A, B & C all come together in the afternoon
  • Days 1&2 UA Schedule



Tuesday, January 26th

  • Cohort A Hybrid Students In-Person - Cohort B asynchronous Remote Learning Day
  • Cohorts A, B & C all come together in the afternoon
  • Days 1&2 UA Schedule


Wednesday, January 27th


  • Full day synchronous remote learning schedule for students
  • All students will have four live synchronous core classes in the morning
  • All students will have live synchronous Unified Arts classes in the afternoon



Thursday, January 28th

  • Cohort B Hybrid Students In-Person - Cohort A asynchronous Remote Learning Day
  • Cohorts A, B & C all come together in the afternoon
  • Days 1&2 UA Schedule


Friday, January 29th

  • Cohort B Hybrid Students In-Person - Cohort A asynchronous Remote Learning Day
  • Cohorts A, B & C all come together in the afternoon
  • Days 1&2 UA Schedule
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