Updates November 14 2020

November 14, 2020

Dear Families:

Thank you so much for your support this week.  I share other additional updates.

COVID Data Dashboards

The Concord Carlisle COVID Dashboard is posted to the school webpage.

This week’s District COVID Dashboard is posted.  This week we had 5 new cases bringing the total number of cases in the schools since we opened to 13.

Siblings of Symptomatic or Quarantined Students

In accordance with the Concord health officials, we are now asking that siblings of students with COVID symptoms or in quarantine remain at home until a negative COVID test is received for the ill or exposed child.  Given the increased rate of the virus, this will minimize exposures and the number of potential students in quarantine.

Flu Vaccines

Massachusetts mandated that all students receive flu vaccines.  Please forward documentation of the vaccine to the school nurses by December 11, 2020.

Joint School Committee Meeting

The Joint School Committees meet on Tuesday night.  The agenda is posted on the district webpage.

Winter Food Distribution

Open Table found a home for food distribution this winter at the First Parish Church on the second and fourth Wednesday afternoons of the month from 1-2 p.m.  Food will no longer be available at CCHS given the outdoor setting.  Please find the details in the Open Table flyer.

Center for Parents and Teachers Program

The Center for Parents and Teachers is hosting a program on Monday night entitled, “What’s A Parent to do? They’re Adolescents!”  Things Parents Should Know about the Teen Brain and Substance Use.  Zoom information is found at the bottom of this update.

Concord Free Public Library

The library continues to offer programs for children and youth posted here.

Have a great weekend.




“What’s A Parent to do? They’re Adolescents!” 
Things Parents Should Know about the Teen Brain and Substance Use
presented by Dr. Sion Kim Harris

Shown by ZOOM on Monday, November 16, 2020, 7:30 to 9:00PM (Please scroll to end of message for the log-in link.)

As our children move into adolescence, they encounter tricky situations where they have to make choices.  Good guidance ahead of time from the adults in their life is critically important so they make responsible and healthy choices, especially when it comes to vaping, underage drinking and substance use.  This expert presentation will allow you to learn the latest scientific research on the impact of vaping, underage drinking, and other substances on the developing teen brain. This information will help you have more confident and effective conversations with your children. Concerns about the higher risk for complications should a teen who vapes later contract the coronavirus will be addressed. 

About our presenter:  Dr. Sion Kim Harris is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and the Director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research.  Dr. Harris will give you the latest science on the teen brain and substances … as well as share ways parents can speak with their children.   Learn more about her impressive background at


CPT is dedicated to helping you be the best parent possible!  And we urgently need your help as we struggle through this pandemic! The Center for Parents and Teachers is an IRS-designated nonprofit, funded by grants and donations.  CPT is not funded as a line item in either the Town or School budgets.  CPT has been dedicated to supporting families and educators for over 30 years. Now we need your help so we can keep serving our community.

One simple way is through Amazon Smile:  they will send (at no cost to you) a small percentage of your purchases to support CPT.
Simply shop at to generate donations for the Center for Parents and Teachers!  You also can support our services by giving a tax deductible gift directly online at: you for your consideration so we can keep supporting our community!


Here is the Log-in Link for free program offered on Monday Nov 16:


ZOOM Log-in Link:

Meeting ID: 993 2236 2581

Passcode: 204582

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+13126266799,,99322362581# US (Chicago)

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