Updates October 17, 2021

October 17, 2021

Dear Families:

What a beautiful Fall weekend!

This Week’s Spotlight

Student engagement and wellness are priorities throughout the schools.  The performing arts is one significant means of accomplishing those goals while they are also among the areas most impacted by the pandemic.  It has been their creativity, determination, and commitment that kept the arts alive and thriving.  We are very excited to have music and theater returning in-person more and more as this year unfolds.

The elementary music program is back in-person after 18 months of remote instruction.  We opened the year with a multitude of instruments and are now making our way to safely singing.

The middle and high schools began singing and playing wind instruments outside last year.  We are excited to have live, indoor performances with reduced capacity audiences this Fall for all of the instrumental and vocal groups.  In case you missed some of the amazing videos that were made last year, I hope you will check out these inspirational pieces!

CCHS Sings September

CMS Sings We Will

Finally, the CCHS theater program flexibly held an outdoor performance last Fall and then performed a radio play this past spring!  This weekend, they will perform Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on an outdoor stage under the stars!  Tickets are available here.

Parent Conferences

Parent conferences will be held entirely virtually at all schools over the coming weeks and months.  Please watch for details from the building principals.  One of the pandemic positive outcomes will be ongoing virtual options in the years to come.  The dates are as follows:

October 29:  CCHS

November 4:  Elementary

December 9:  CMS


Last week, we had only 1 case, an adult at CCHS.  This brings our total number of positive cases for the year to 32.  The COVID Dashboard is continuously updated and reports live case counts on the districts’ homepage.  The deadline for staff to submit documentation of full vaccination is today in alignment with the voluntary agreements with all eight of our unions and the School Committee Vaccination Policy.  As required by law, a very small number of staff were granted religious or medical exemptions.  99% of all staff are fully vaccinated.

Thank you for your ongoing partnership and support!



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