The mission of the Abington Public Schools is to provide all students with relevant, challenging educational experiences to prepare them to be engaged, responsible citizens and members of the global community.
Important Health Protocols for Abington Public Schools - 2020
Remote Learning Guides Please see the following links for training guides for students and families on navigating the various learning technologies in use at the Abington Schools such as Canvas, Clever and Teams. Username and password information will be provided by your child's individual school during the first few days of school.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate the uncertainties of this year’s school reopening. Our commitment to partner with you is unlike any other. We have heard repeatedly that “we are all in this together” but nowhere is that truer than in keeping the students, staff and community safe while opening the schools. We will all need to follow the safety protocols and take this opening of school slowly and with patience and flexibility. The Abington Public Schools will start the school year in the hybrid learning model because Massachusetts has some of the lowest COVID-19 transmission rates in the country. The reopening model could shift to full in-person or full remote depending on the trajectory of the virus in Abington and Massachusetts. Following the safety protocols not only helps keep the entire community safer, it will assist us in getting back to the old “normal” faster.
A great many individuals have worked diligently to create detailed school plans to ensure that we are fully prepared to execute the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) recommended safety measures. Our plans include, but are not limited to: COVID-19 specific signage, added plexiglass barriers, increased supervision, a mask/face covering policy for all students in grades k-12, physical distancing plans, hand washing schedules and cleaning protocols, scheduled mask breaks, additional disinfecting of the schools, a notification process for positive cases within the school community and their identified close contacts, and the ability to transition back to remote learning or full in-person learning, as necessary.
I am humbled and proud be serving the students and families of Abington alongside a dedicated, creative and skilled faculty, staff and administration. They have all been tirelessly preparing to do the best job possible to get our students back safely into school and into more productive educational routines. The pandemic highlights the importance of what educators do, not only do they facilitate the attainment of critical knowledge, problem-solving and thinking skills, educators are an integral part of the mental and social wellbeing of children and families, especially at this time of great distress and disruption.
It is almost unbelievable to think that we have been facing the changing challenges of the pandemic since March. Regardless, Abington has a long proud history of coming together as a community in difficult times. I have no doubt we will continue to persevere and rise to face whatever comes.