Message from the Superintendent

 

 

December 3, 2021

 

Dear Abington School Community,

 

I am writing to inform you that from November 25, 2021, through today, three individuals from Abington High School, nine individuals from the Abington Middle School, two individuals from the Woodsdale Elementary School, eight individuals from the Beaver Brook Elementary School, and two individuals from the Early Education Program have tested positive for COVID-19. We are continuing to follow all Department of Health protocols, including collaborating with the Abington Health Director to complete contact tracing.

 

We will continue to adhere to all safety measures. We are grateful to our families for the continued efforts to keep students home at the first sign of symptoms.

The Abington Public Schools’ COVID Dashboard, which is published on our website, is being updated weekly. It can be found using the following link:

https://www.abingtonps.org/central_office/c_o_v_i_d-19_data_dashboard

Everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step to prevent getting sick with COVID-19 and getting vaccinated will help protect you and those around you.

Our nurses have been collecting information on vaccinated students and staff and reviewing data to determine our vaccination rate. because we have not attained an 80% vaccination rate, we are unable to consider lifting the mask requirement in any of our schools.

We will continue to adhere to all safety measures. We are grateful to our families for the continued efforts to keep students home at the first sign of symptoms.                                         

Additional information on the update to the Massachusetts masking regulation for schools can be found here: https://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/on-desktop/mask-requirement-extension/mask-requirement-extension.pdf

The district calendar for the school year 2021-2022 may be found at this link: APS District Calendar...

Thank you,

Peter Schafer

Superintendent of Schools


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