Last night, the Masconomet School Committee voted to begin the 2020-2021 school year under the remote learning option presented in the Draft Masconomet Reopening Plan. We are currently planning for student instruction to begin on September 21st. The Committee also endorsed the Administration’s plan to revisit the decision to implement the remote plan on October 7, 2020, and make the decision to either shift to a hybrid model or remain in a remote model based on the trends in local COVID-19 infections that occur between now and early October.
I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to provide the School Committee and me with their thoughts around the best way for the District to restart school for students in September. There are many points of view on this very important decision and I know that I speak for the members of the School Committee in saying that we appreciate the respectful and constructive tone that has characterized the dialogue around this decision.
Over the next few weeks, we will be finalizing our plans to implement the remote learning model. At the same time, we will also continue our preparations to implement a hybrid model in October if the conditions allow it. We will keep you informed of our plans, including orientation activities for students, as we get closer to the first day of school for students in September.