A Few Highlights and Information

May 13, 2020

Dear Families:

I’ll open with a correction to the time of Friday’s School Committee meeting.  We are meeting at 1 pm, not 11 am, as the previous email stated.

Today, Alcott held the first of three virtual field trips to release the fourth-grade turtles- an annual tradition and celebration!  I posted photos here:

Tomorrow night at 7 pm, Dr. Denise Pope of Challenge Success will join NPR’s Education Correspondent in a webinar for families on tips and ideas about how to best support their students during remote learning.  Registration for the webinar is found here.  The program is targeted for elementary and middle school age families.

As you prepare to gather items from the schools, please bring your own face masks.  The CDC posted directions to make your own.  My mother provided a family set of cloth masks that we’ve found very helpful to have.

Finally, as COVID tracing is implemented, I share this reminder about the phone call you may receive as described by the Town of Concord.

Answering the Phone to Help the MA COVID Team Trace & Slow the Spread of COVID-19

If someone tests positive for COVID-19, staff from the state’s new Community Tracing Collaborative will reach out by phone to that person, and their close contacts, to slow the spread of the virus. Contact Tracers will make sure residents are getting the medical attention and support they need during isolation and quarantine.

The caller ID will show the call is coming from “MA COVID Team”. If you receive a call with this ID, please answer the call. Information shared during the call is strictly confidential and is treated as private medical information. Learn More about the Community Tracing Collaborative:

Enjoy the beautiful night!