Updates May 8 2022

May 8, 2022

Dear Families:

As often happens in May, we begin this week in what feels like early spring and end in what feels like summer if the forecasts are accurate!

I will start with a huge Shout Out to the entire cast, orchestra, crew, and all those involved with the CCHS production of 42nd Street!  The talents were very impressive and production very special since the CCHS theater had been without a spring musical since 2019!

In the Spotlight

Special Education

Interim Director of Student Services Debbie Dixson provided an overview of special education in both districts at the last School Committee meeting.  You will find the presentation informative, as is the recording of the discussion during the meeting.  The slides are posted here and the presentation begins at minute 44 in the video posted here.

Multi Tiered System of Support Literacy Presentation


Ever wonder how struggling students get their learning needs met in our school? Or, what assessments are given to monitor our educational program? Or, how dyslexia in students is addressed?

You are cordially invited to a virtual presentation on

Monday, May 16, 2022,  7 PM – 8 PM


Zoom Login Link

Meeting ID: 928 2622 5340

Passcode: 704908

This will be a full slideshow presentation by nine of our faculty with time for Q&A at the end.
MTSS Literacy Presentation 2022

Race Amity Day

The Concord Race Amity Day Community Potluck is scheduled for Sunday, June 12th from 1pm-4pm at Alcott Elementary School (rain date is June 19th). Families are encouraged to bring cultural dishes, non-alcoholic beverages, and games/activities to share. Click here to view the event flyer and RSVP via Sign up Genius. Attached is a copy of the flyer as well.

Volunteers are needed to help the Race Amity Day Planning Group with setting up and breaking down the event. Please Use this Google Form to volunteer by May 20th.

If you have any questions, concerns, and/or suggestions, please contact the planning group: Ji Orloff—, Rich Yamartino—, and Andrew Nyamekye—: anyamekye@concordps.orgClick here to learn about Race Amity Day.

COVID Updates

Last week’s COVID case count as of Friday night was 94, which is a significant increase from prior weeks.  We expect a similar pattern may continue this week.  Our case counts are kept current on the COVID Dashboard.  If any clusters develop, we may reinstate masks temporarily (if contained in an individual classroom) and provide antigen tests.

Have a great night!