June 4, 2021
Cohasset Celebrates Pride Month
"On June 12th the Cohasset Diversity Committee will be hosting an outdoor movie night on Alumni Field at Cohasset High School that will feature the movie Loving. Please read more and reserve your free ticket to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/loving-movie-night-at-cohasset-high-school-tickets-154122204663
Many thanks to Safe Harbor for their partnership and help making this event possible!
Cohasset Pride Project will be at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library on Saturday, June 5th from 10am to 2pm, for sign and flag distribution for those of you who reserved flags and/or yard signs online. They will also have a limited number of flags and signs for purchase - as well as Pride bracelets. If you haven't yet seen it, drive or walk by the flag exhibit at the Library! Many thanks to the Trustees for this wonderful display of Pride!
For more information about flags and signs, upcoming events, and how to get involved, visit the Cohasset Pride Project online:
Don't forget to tag the @cohassetprideproject in your photos of flags, signs and other displays of Pride throughout the month of June!
There are more events happening throughout the South Shore through crosstown pride initiatives and the Hingham Unity Council. We are collaborating with Cohasset High School students and are so excited to continue this momentum in Cohasset and throughout the South Shore!"
Please click on the image below for the trailer for "Loving"
Cohasset Public Schools Drafts Definition of our Vision of Equity
We Choose "Pride, Not Prejudice"
BE THE CHANGE
Please visit our website for resources regarding the promotion of diversity.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2021! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!
Cohasset Students Honor those Who Sacrificed For Our Freedoms
CHS Students decorated headstones of veterans in preparation for Memorial Day
Please see the Link Below to take a brief survey regarding our District website, as we move to improve it. Thank you for your help.
The Communications subcommittee members, Ashley Colleary and Lydia St. Onge, are partnering with Lisa Radden, our Director of Technology and Digital Learning and Dr. Leslie Scollins, Assistant Superintendent to explore a refresh of the Cohasset Public Schools website, and we want your feedback! Please take our survey to share your experience using the website and to let us know how we might improve it. The survey will close Friday, June 18. Thank you in advance for your participation!
Link to survey: https://forms.gle/qm29r8vCssyr2gq76
Please see the below presentation, which was delivered by Lisa Radden, Director of Technology and Digital Learning, at Wednesday night's School Committee Meeting. This presentation highlights the efforts of our Digital Learning Committee and other important on-going technology initiatives
CMS Talent Show Coming Soon
Osgood (Virtual) Arts Night
"Dear Osgood Families,
This year we are virtually celebrating our Osgood Art Show. To fully experience these videos, please view them with the sound on in full screen. Each grade has its own video, but we welcome and encourage you to support all of our Osgood artists by watching all three grades!
https://youtu.be/QwZCzkT86io Tie Dye Entrance
https://youtu.be/bPtizTlxPdg First Grade
https://youtu.be/wD-VXq19QhE Second Grade
Joseph Osgood School"
DESE Guidance for COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies for the Remainder of the 2020 - 2021 School Year, During Summer Learning Opportunities, and in the Fall of 2021
In summary, here are the major points provided in the guidance:
- Through the end of the 2020-21 school year: The core mitigation strategies that districts and schools have used all year will remain in place through the end of the school year, except for outdoor masking. Most other guidance also remains in place with a few exceptions. The graduation guidance has been updated to reduce restrictions in line with the Commonwealth’s updates. In addition, there are other instances where guidance issued by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) relies on state-wide guidance that will be rescinded on May 29. In these instances, we recommend but do not require that districts and schools continue to follow the practices they currently have in place to minimize changes to school operations so close to the end of the school year.
- Summer school and other summer programs: DESE will not issue separate guidance for summer school programs. For summer programs, districts and schools are encouraged to follow the health and safety guidance from DESE currently in place for in-person learning this spring.
- Fall 2021 school reopening: For the fall, all districts and schools will be required to be in-person, full-time, five days a week, and all DESE health and safety requirements will be lifted. This includes all physical distancing requirements. We will collaborate with the Department of Public Health (DPH) to issue any additional health and safety recommendations over the summer (e.g., masks for elementary school students). We will provide any updates to districts and schools as we receive them.
FDA and CDC Approve Vaccinations for Adolescents 12 - 15
Recently, the FDA and the CDC approved vaccination of individuals 12 - 15 to join the other ages previously approved to receive vaccination for COVID-19.
It is important to realize that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine if they are close contacts. If your child has been vaccinated for COVID-19 we request that you notify your school nurse, so they are aware in the event of any possible close contact situations. Information regarding vaccinations, including how to sign up for a vaccine, can be found here
Cohasset Community Health Update
Cohasset Community is now in the GREY Category...Please continue to be vigilant regarding Covid-19 protocols and safety measures
Please see the information below regarding the town of Cohasset’s positive COVID 19 rate and case count over the past 14 days.
As of June 3, 2021 the Department of Public Health (DPH) reports that the town of Cohasset’s positive COVID-19 test rate over the past 14 days is 0%, with 0 positive case out of 369 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Grey" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 10 positive cases over the last 14 days. Here is the complete report issued on June 3, 2021.
For your information, please find below a summary table of all confirmed positive COVID cases in the District as of today, Friday, June 4, 2021.
Looking ahead...We will be offering ways to fill any potential unfinished learning. We are pleased in the interest families had in our Summer Learning Program opportunity, which will be running in July.
Revised 2021 - 2022 Cohasset School District Calendar
During the 4/28/2021 School Committee Meeting, the Cohasset School Committee voted to adjust the 2021 – 2022 Cohasset School District Calendar to show the first day for all students as Wednesday, September 8 due to the Rosh Hashanah Holiday. Also, as Juneteenth falls on a Sunday next year, we will have no school per state law on Monday, June 20, 2022 (observed day). I have attached the revised calendar. Please note that these changes move the opening for Kindergarten to September 9, 2021 and make the last day of school June 23, 2022 (half day).
NEW UPDATE: Please see the below calendar for the revised last day of Pre-K and Kindergarten for the 2021 - 2022 School Year.
Dismissal Schedule for the Last Day of School for the 2020 - 2021 School Year (June 23)
Cohasset High School & Cohasset Middle School: 11:30AM
Deer Hill School: 12:15PM
Joseph Osgood School: 12:20PM
Bus Transportation Information for the 2021 - 2022 School Year
Continuation of Universal Free School Meals:
“The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended school meal waivers through the end of the 2021-2022 school year, allowing the continuation of universal free school meals at any school district throughout the state for the rest of this school year, through the summer, and through next school year. Schools nationwide will be allowed to serve meals through USDA’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option, which is typically only available during the summer months and which allows schools to serve free meals to all children. More information is available online.” (Commissioner Riley’s Update, April 20, 2021).
Images of the Week
Deer Hill's amazing custodian, Ms. Sharon, sewed masks for all Deer Hill students and received many warm thank you notes. Thank you, Ms. Sharon! #proudtobedeerhill
Annual Egg Drop at Deer Hill School...great STEM learning in action!
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: Assistant Superintendent Leslie Scollins, Ed.D.
RISE Before and After School Program
Looking for a way to avoid the lines at drop off and pick up at Osgood and Deer Hill?
Office of Student Services
Please See Below for Our Public Child Find Notice
Barbara Cerwonka, Director of Student Services
Kindergarten Registration is now Open for 2021 - 2022 School Year
Kindergarten Registration Information
Kindergarten Registration Timeline
Photos by Tom Gorman for The Patriot Ledger
Boys' LaCrosse in Patriot Ledger Top 10
Girls' Lacrosse in Patriot Ledger Top 10
Please click on the link below to access complete information regarding Cohasset sports
Please click on the image below to access information about how you can help fund the Cohasset Education Foundation fundraiser for our Project Adventure Grant
SAFE HARBORS UPDATES
Safe Harbors Newsletter, 5/27/2021
Happy Memorial Day...We honor the memories of those who sacrificed for us
The Important Role Families Play In Stopping the Spread of COVID-19
Families play an important role in helping to create a culture that prioritizes health and safety. Families should check their children daily for signs of COVID-19 and should keep them home from school if they are not feeling well or if they have been in close contact with a person who has been recently diagnosed with COVID-19. It is also important that families support students wearing masks in school and on the bus. We are strongest when we work together to stop the spread (Initial Fall School Re-entry Guidance, 2020).
CPS Pledge: Healthy and Responsible Behaviors Regarding COVID-19
By coming into Cohasset Public Schools, I pledge I am following:
State expectations for social and physical distancing
Regulations regarding the wearing of facial coverings
Quarantine directives put forth by the Massachusetts Department of Health and the Cohasset Department of Health
Guidance that has students and staff stay home from school / work if they are experiencing symptoms of fever, fatigue, difficulty breathing, or dry cough or if they have exhibited any symptoms relating to COVID-19
Cohasset COVID-19 Protocols and COVID-19 Information
Osgood: Dave Vinton firstname.lastname@example.org
Deer Hill: Laurie Dolan email@example.com
Robyn Costa firstname.lastname@example.org
CMS: Emily Manewal email@example.com
CHS: Leanne McCarthy firstname.lastname@example.org