NES WEEKLY UPDATE

MONDAY AUGUST 3, 2020

Latest Information

Good afternoon,


I hope everyone continues to feel safe and healthy.


Today, you will be receiving a commitment survey. The very important purpose of this survey is to develop our student classes for September. As you may recall, we will have 4 cohorts. We will need your commitment to the cohort that works best for each of your children. We are so appreciative in advance of a speedy reply as we would like this information by Thursday, 8/6/20.

  • Cohort A: These certain students will be invited to come to school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday each week (all of the in-person learning days). Wednesday will be a remote learning day. These invited students have met the criteria for prioritization for in-person learning determined by the state and in alignment with local objectives. If you are not sure of which child has been invited to Cohort A, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

  • Cohort B: These students will be invited to come to school on Monday and Tuesday for in-person learning. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be remote learning days.

  • Cohort C: These students will be invited to come to school on Thursday and Friday for in-person learning. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be remote learning days.

  • Cohort D: This group will participate in 100% remote learning provided by Nantucket Public Schools. Families may choose this option for their child.


I am sure you have received emails from the Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Hallett. She sends these weekly (also on Mondays). It is our collective hope to keep you as informed as we can through this challenging process. You should regularly visit the NPS website - www.npsk.org

As soon as the page opens, COVID - 19 information is front and center. In addition, you can click on the schools top tab, and then Nantucket Elementary School. Then, click on "our school" and Covid-19 News and Updates. Here, we are keeping all NES information including all the letters we have shared, DESE guidelines, and other resources.


We continue to receive updates and requirements from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. We, the NPS District Leadership Team, meet several times a week to do all the necessary planning and writing to respond to DESE, to our staff, and to all of you.


In this very unique and challenging time, I have never been so grateful for all of the collaboration and support I am receiving from so many. We must work together to create the best plans for our students. I ask for patience and understanding as we work through this. I will do my very best to share as much information as I can as often as I can. Thank you for completing the surveys we send out. Your feedback has been incredibly helpful.


Thank you in advance for your anticipated and continued support and understanding. I am so grateful!


Warmly,


Kimberly Kubisch, Principal NES

ABOUT NES

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.