Updates May 30 2022

May 30, 2022

Dear Families:

I hope you had a wonderful long weekend as we honor those who sacrificed for this country’s freedom.

In the Spotlight

In gathering feedback and data for the past months, DEI Director Andrew Nyamekye led a process to draft a DEI Strategic Plan for the next five years.  The draft is currently under review by a Steering Committee and is being shared with the faculties and School Committee in addition to sharing it with families.

In addition, all of the districts’ DEI documents are captured and posted on the DEI webpage located within the main district website.

Center for Parents and Teachers Dissolving

The Center for Parents and Teachers has dissolved but its’ mission and work will continue as a part of Concord Carlisle Adult and Community Education. Sally Quinn-Reed has been CPT’s Executive Director for 18 years, bringing parents and teachers remarkable expert-lead programs for ongoing and new challenges that face our children and families. Sally has done an incredible job navigating all the challenges from the past years, adapting & pivoting as needed to answer the needs of our community. The incredible impact Sally / CPT programs have had on this community for decades is greatly appreciated and will live on for years to come.

Please submit a thank you message (with your name) to Sally Quinn Reed for her work with Center for Parents and Teachers.The notes that you submit will be printed and put into a book and presented to her upon her retirement in early June. The deadline to submit is June 2.

Thank you for all you have done to support Sally and Center for Parents and Teachers!

Polly Meyer

Board President

Concord Free Public Library

Zine Your Pride – Wednesdays in June Beginning 6/1

June is Pride Month and at the Library Teen Lounge, we celebrate the best way we know how—making! Visit us after school on Wednesdays in June (6/1, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29) for Zine Your Pride, a series of zine workshops that showcase multiple ways to make a zine, art styles, and discussions about the queer history of DIY zine-making and independent publishing. And on Saturday, June 18, from 2-3pm, we are happy to invite members of the Somerville DIY punk band and zine publisher, Sidebody! Program is reserved for teens only, ages 11-18. No registration required.

Cyanotype Workshop – 6/11

Harness the power of the sun! Join Teen Librarian Cary Stough and Artist and Gallery Resident Becky Behar for sunlight photography using cyanotype paper and everyday objects on June 11 from 1-3pm. Using cyanotype photographic printing formula, the process results in a beautiful, enigmatic monochrome print. Materials will be provided for each participant, including materials to make their very own folio sketchbook. Registration is required – register here.

CCHS Finals Study Day – 6/12:

Let the Concord Free Public Library be your study haven Sunday, June 12, 2022 from 1-8 pm. Prepare for final exams with snacks, study rooms, and plenty of places to hang out and share your knowledge at the Main Library. Library staff will be present for research questions and help. No registration required.


Our hearts are heavy as we watch and hear about the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas.  As a district, we utilize ALICE protocols as a guide in our response plans.  As such, we can direct buildings immediately into a lockdown, evacuation, or shelter in place. We work with the Concord Police Department on all aspects of school security.  This Fall, we will roll out a notification and communication app that has been in process since before the pandemic.  Please watch for additional details and updates.


A decline in cases at CCHS seems to be underway.  We will continue to watch the case counts this week.  Our case counts are kept current on the COVID Dashboard.

Enjoy the night!