NOTES FROM the OFFICE

8/5/20

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ENGLISH:

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ESPAÑOL:

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PORTUGUÊS:

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All previous Notes From the Office are available by using this LINK.

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Dear Families,

We hope everyone is enjoying the summer. Although this year has presented us with unusual circumstances, the warm weather and slower schedule of summer is always a plus!


Over the past few weeks, we have been busy preparing for the beginning of the school year. Although we await the specific details of how school will return, we are ready and excited to start the year! We also understand that given the current uncertainity, there may be questions or information that families may want to share with us, so we really encourage you to reach out to us! Please feel free to post any questions on our Virtual Open Door (see link below).


As we approach the new school year, our goal is to keep a clear communication line to families so please keep in touch and let us know if there is something you need or want to know!


Take care,

Michele and Kathie

District Calendars

Transportation

The online transportation request form for the 2020 - 2021 school year is now open.


If you need illustrated instructions on how to complete your Transportation Request in English, please visit THIS LINK. Here are the Portuguese and Spanish versions as well.

FINAL Summer Learning Night

Please join us for our FINAL Virtual Summer Learning Night


When:

Thursday August 13th 6:00 pm


Theme:

Hobby and Sports Night: Please come dressed like something you like to do (sports uniform, etc.).


Link:

meet.google.com/yiy-kkrg-aud


Please also bring a piece of paper and something to draw with for an activity.


Can’t wait to see you there! We will have math, reading, and an AMAZON gift card for one lucky winner!

DESE Transportation Guidance

If you haven't seen it, here's a look at DESE's Transportation Guidance for the upcoming school year. With this, we anticipate many more parents opting to drive their students/children to school. It will be more important than ever that ALL parents follow protocols for arrival, drop off, and dismissal. Updated procedures are forthcoming.

FPS School Committee Meeting - TONIGHT 8/5/20 at 7:00pm

Below is the agenda and materials being discussed at tomorrow night's school committee. The meeting is important because the committee will continue to unpack the FPS Back to School Plan.


Agenda (includes a link to view the meeting LIVE or recorded after)

FPS Back to School Plan Draft

Special Education Updates

MASC Pandemic Specific Policies for Back To School

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Four new sessions have been added, all with Spanish, Portuguese, and ASL Interpretation via Zoom.


Dear Framingham Families,


I hope this message finds you and your family well. Our initial Back to School Plan has been submitted to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and our Leadership Team continues to define what the 2020-2021 school year will look like. We are also still sorting through the many questions submitted by community members and we hope to have the first round of questions and answers published to the website shortly.


Thank you to those of you who attended our Back to School Updates events in July. We heard from many that early morning or later evening worked best so we’ve scheduled 4 upcoming virtual events to continue the Back to School Updates: Live with Dr. Tremblay series. As a reminder, these hour-long information and Q&A sessions will allow Dr. Tremblay to provide updates and answer questions.


Ways to Join


Zoom

Attendees are invited to join this Webinar via Zoom (web browser, phone or desktop application, or by phone). You will be able to view, ask questions in the chat, and there will be real-time interpretation available in Spanish, Portuguese, and American Sign Language. If you wish to participate in live polls and access the interpretation - please join via the links below.


Thursday, August 6th

7pm - 8pm

  • Join via Zoom. Passcode: 007573
  • Or iPhone one-tap: +13017158592,,85474615254#,,,,,,0#,,007573# or +13126266799,,85474615254#,,,,,,0#,,007573#
  • Or Telephone: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128
  • Webinar ID: 854 7461 5254
  • Passcode: 007573


Thursday, August 13th

8am - 9am

  • Join via Zoom. Passcode: 007573
  • Or iPhone one-tap : +13126266799,,86776916291#,,,,,,0#,,007573# or +16465588656,,86776916291#,,,,,,0#,,007573#
  • Or Telephone: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782
  • Webinar ID: 867 7691 6291
  • Passcode: 007573


Thursday, August 20th

7pm - 8pm

  • Join via Zoom. Passcode: 007573
  • Or iPhone one-tap: +16465588656,,83293071718#,,,,,,0#,,007573# or +13017158592,,83293071718#,,,,,,0#,,007573#
  • Or Telephone: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
  • Webinar ID: 867 6402 1159
  • Passcode: 007573


Tuesday, August 25th

8am - 9am

  • Join via Zoom. Passcode: 007573
  • Or iPhone one-tap : +13126266799,,84604941824#,,,,,,0#,,007573# or +16465588656,,84604941824#,,,,,,0#,,007573#
  • Or Telephone:+1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782
  • Webinar ID: 871 9307 1589
  • Passcode: 007573


FACEBOOK

You may also view Back to School Updates: Live with Dr. Tremblay by watching the event live on Facebook. You can post your questions in the comments and they will be provided to me in real time.


Thursday, August 6th

7pm - 8pm

Facebook Event


Thursday, August 13th

8am - 9am

Facebook Event


Thursday, August 20th

7pm - 8pm

Facebook Event


Tuesday, August 25th

8am - 9am

Facebook Event


We still have much to discuss as we plan for the months ahead and we look forward to this two-way engagement opportunity with our community. I look forward to connecting with you, providing information, and answering questions on this evolving situation. I hope you will join me!


Very truly yours,

Bob Tremblay

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Community Resources

For emergency food assistance call the Framingham Emergency Food Line (508-532-5479). For food or housing referrals, please contact the Family Resource Center (508-270-4313). If you or your child is having a mental health emergency, please call Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) at 508-872-3333 or call 911 for assistance.

City of Framingham Food & Donation Resources

Click HERE for resources available through the city of Framingham

Helpful Info, Resources, and How to Talk to Children

Please use THIS LINK to access resources, preventative measures, and guidance on how to talk with children.

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