Updates of Several Kinds

March 26, 2020

Dear Families:

This update includes a wide range of information of various kinds.  All of the resources, information, and reminders seemed important to share.

The Concord Board of Health announced yesterday that a resident tested positive for COVID-19.  Additional information is found on the town webpage:

We continue to collect supplies for Emerson.  Yesterday, we dropped off more masks, gloves, etc.  We will soon collect Lysol wipes, hand sanitizer, etc. from classrooms that the teachers generously indicated they would be willing to share.  We will soon try to make our first protective equipment with a 3D printer.

Thank you for the charitable donations supporting the food distribution.  Many of these are private donations in addition to a contribution from the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest and a Community Health Needs Assessment Grant. On a daily basis, between 40-60 families benefit from these donations.  If you’d like to donate, please visit:

As a reminder to socially distance, this couple made the most of it having their wedding while family and friends celebrated from their cars:

The Concord Free Public Library is offering a ConcordReads Reading Program.  More information is found here:

I was reminded that in the course of all of this, some groups of people (often of Asian background) are not being treated well because of associations made with the virus.  I encourage you to read this article about racism and coronavirus which includes how to talk to children.  I don’t believe there is a more important time to highlight our efforts on inclusion of all and cultural proficiency.

Tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. is the Virtual Coffee with the Superintendent and team.  The Zoom information is provided below.

Our discussions of teaching and learning during the extended closure are underway.  More to come soon!



You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Mar 27, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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