Updates January 9 2022

January 9, 2022

Dear Families:

I hope you enjoyed the unplanned three day weekend!  COVID is among the updates tonight while I also share other district events and appreciation.

In the Spotlight

It goes without saying that among the many unsung heroes of the pandemic are the school nurses.  This past week as COVID surged and school reopened, the role they play in supporting students, staff, and families was very evident.  Their dedication and commitment are unending as COVID makes school nursing an around-the-clock job.  Please join me in thanking them! The photo below is from 2020 and is missing CCHS Nurse Sara Sequeira and includes Carlisle Public School nurses Lauren Sawyer and Lori Desjardin.   Finally, I would be greatly remiss not to appreciate the unwavering support of Public Health Nurse Tricia McGean.

Concord Public School and CCHS Nurses: Paula Amante, Kari DeCapua, Michele Mosher, Lisa Koski, Polly King, Mary Jenkinson, Meg Jensen, Patsy Sullivan.

COVID Updates

Positive Cases:  As did all schools, we had an unprecedented week last week with COVID cases.  Thank you for your support.  The COVID Dashboard will be updated throughout the week usually late in the afternoon and evening.

Pool Testing:  We will pool test again tomorrow and strongly ask that everyone participate.  Pools will be reduced to 3 people so it will be simpler to identify the positive individual.  Individuals are identified through antigen testing at the school without the need for a PCR test so we know the results immediately.  Testing will be weekly going forward.  You can enroll your child at: Electronic Consent Form

Concord Middle School Project

Two upcoming virtual coffees will provide highlights of the project to date:

Jan 12 – 11:00 AM
Meeting ID: 913 4188 4727
Passcode: 313351
Find your local number:

Jan 13 – 7:00 PM
Meeting ID: 978 8621 6289
Passcode: 548756
Find your local number:


The CMSBC webpage provides additional information on the entire project.


Concord Free Public Library

The new Children’s Library and the Commons space are open to patrons! More details are found here:

Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration January 21 6:30 p.m. Via ZOOM

A reminder to virtually join the special celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King on the evening of January 21.  Please click here for the event flyer, and RSVP in order to receive a zoom link in advance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Andrew K. Nyamekye.


Thank you again for the partnership and collaboration.  Have a great start to the week!