In the Media, Challenge Success and DESE Letter, 3D Printing

March 30, 2020

Dear Families:

The students of our schools continue to lead by example and are found on social media and in the local press:  A CCHS Social Distancing Birthday Party

The CMS Wind Ensemble made a special recording just as we closed school, not sure when anyone would hear them play:

We are a Challenge Success district meaning we belong to an organization of high performing schools that “challenge” the way we measure success in school.  This message from their founder, Denise Pope, highlights what is important during the school closures- it isn’t all about academics.

Today, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and Commissioner Jeff Riley published the attached letter to parents reflective of the guidance DESE released about remote learning.  As I mentioned last night, we are actively planning and will have more information to share shortly as to what this means to us locally.

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Board of Directors met today to update the plans for the high school athletic season.  Their vote sets the season to start no earlier than May 4, 2020, and end (inclusive of the regular season and tournament games) by June 27, 2020.  MIAA updates its web page according to these changes:

If the virus has impacted your family, it is helpful for the school nurses to know that.  If you are willing to communicate with them, it would be greatly appreciated.

Finally, with great thanks to CCHS teacher Elaine Picard, a dozen face shields were dropped off at Emerson today after being made on one of our 3D printers!  A photo is posted on my Twitter feed (@cps_cchs).


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