Updates April 10 2022
April 10, 2022
Welcome to the week before spring break!
In the Spotlight
This week’s School Committee included an overview of the district’s K-12 work to integrate multicultural literature into the ELA program.
This work is extensive and inclusive so I urge you to scan the slideshow posted here. The video recording of the meeting to watch the full presentation is posted here at minute 41:50. By having a thorough screening process, we are able to bring in texts that illustrate a range of diversity such as gender, socioeconomic, race, religion, and disability.
METCO Representation on School Committee
The School Committee’s Policy Subcommittee discussed a policy to form a seat on the School Committee for a METCO representative similar to those found in Weston, Lincoln, and Bedford. The recording of the discussion is posted here.
We recognize that some students may be out on Friday. Our Religious Holiday Accommodation Policy will allow for flexibility and support for those who are not in school.
COVID counts remain low, Our case counts are kept current on the COVID Dashboard. At-home antigen kits will be distributed for use on Monday morning, April 25. Please remember that all symptomatic students should stay home even with a negative COVID test.
Adult ELL Classes – Concord Carlisle Adult and Community Education
We are excited to announce that CCACE will be offering English Language Learner (ELL) classes for adults beginning this summer!
Our pilot class will run for 6 Tuesday and Thursday evenings, July 12th – August 18th from 7-8:30 pm at CCHS. The tuition for this program is $245 and includes all materials. Scholarships are available.
For more information and to start an application, students can visit www.concordcarlisleace.org/adult-ell/.
Concord Cooler Climate Festival Art Display- CCHS Green Team
This exhibit is open to kids of all ages and all levels of art experience, with the main goal being to encourage them to learn a bit about climate change and have fun exploring art in nature. Submissions can be made of any medium but preferably 8×11 size and can be submitted to a drop-off box in the Concord Main Library throughout the month of April right up until the day of the festival (April 30th). You can choose to follow or be inspired by any of the following prompts:
- Why should we care about climate change?
- Paint a story on the effects of climate change or pollution.
- What makes you think of nature?
- What do you want your climate commitment to be?
To learn more about the Cooler Climate Festival in general, you can head to https://www.coolerconcord.org/events/354
We wish you a wonderful week ahead!