DAVIS HILL COMMUNITY UPDATE
January 11, 2021
Dear Davis Hill Community,
Hoping that everyone had a chance to get outside and get some fresh air this weekend! Our students, staff and families did an amazing job this week getting right back into the routine... THANK YOU!
As we look forward to the anticipated return to hybrid learning next Tuesday (January 19th), I expect that the next few weeks will be exceedingly busy! I will be sharing more information on the return to hybrid early this week so please keep a look out. Provided the transition that is anticipated on the horizon I am also reminded of my words from November below:
"We appreciate the continued support our staff is receiving from the DH Community. The challenges that we are facing are unique and the only way that we will continue to move forward is by coming together with a shared goal of supporting our students.
Provided the transition that is on the horizon, I want to ensure that our community is aware of the complexity of the road that is ahead of us. I know that together, we can travel this road successfully; however, I have been involved in education long enough to understand that with transitions come challenges.
As a community, the move to remote learning in the beginning of the school year was a historic change. While we faced our fair share of 'bumps' on the road, we talked openly about the need to rely on our relationships/ communication and feedback. This was important provided the awareness that we needed a 'starting' point to begin the year, and then we would need to adapt based on observations and feedback.
As we make the change to hybrid learning, our staff once again is tasked with managing a significant shift in routine and practice. As we move forward, we will once again need to acknowledge that the changes in our current routines will require us to ensure that we remain committed to a high level of communication, understanding and support of one another. Much like in September, as we move to hybrid our 'starting point' will be just that, a starting point. As we gain experience and we observe first hand the ebb and flow of our daily routines, we will make adjustments and refine our practices."
Quotes of the Week:
"Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail."
"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers."
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."
-George Bernard Shaw
Jay Norton, Principal
HEALTH OFFICE INFORMATION
MEDICINE DROP OFF:
Please note the designated day for medication drop off for those students who will be starting with the hybrid model January 19th and require medications while at school . I (Mrs. Berquist) will be available for medication drop off on January 14th from 8:30am - 2:45 pm. Please have the medication order from your child’s physician, your signature on the form and the medication in the original pharmacy labeled container. Remember only a 30 day supply of medication can be kept at school.
IMPORTANT CHANGE/ STATE REQUIREMENT:
The state Department of Public Health has extended the deadline for students to receive an influenza vaccine to Sunday, February 28. An updated FAQ is available for download and will soon be available in additional languages. An updated list of immunizations required for school entry is available for download. Updated information call also be found here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/school-immunizations.
Davis Hill School Nurse
DR. MCCALL'S LATEST NEWSLETTER
EXPANDED FULL REMOTE MEAL PROGRAM: PICK-UP
REMINDER: PICK UP FOR THE EXPANDED LUNCH PROGRAM:
Pick up will be Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3-4pm
Please Note: If you have questions/ interest regarding the expanded lunch program, please reach out to our Head Food Service Associate Allison Towns.
Davis Hill School Cafeteria
*Upcoming Important Dates (Of course this year... Things are always subject to change!)
January 18th: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day/ No School for Students
January 19th: Hybrid Transition Scheduled to Begin (Cohort A)
January 20th: Remote
January 29th: Quarter 2 Ends
WRSD 2020-2021 Calendar Link HERE