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A Resilient Generation - Video These three members of the Class of 2020 explained how the current pandemic changed the way their senior year was supposed to go. They also talked about plans they have for the future. Watch "A Resilient Generation"...  (part of the "Green Wave Gazette"... - click to read more)
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School Committee Meeting
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Abington School Committee is TBA.
Food Assistance
In an effort to help the families of Abington during these unprecedented times, the Abington Public Schools Food Service Program will be providing grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals to families in need of food assistance.
If your family is in need of assistance, please contact Bernie Darcy, Food Service Director, at meals@abingtonps.org or at 781-982-2156 to make arrangements for meals.
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Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance Abington Public Schools
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Message from the Superintendent

April 21, 2020
Dear Abington School Community,
 
I hope this communication finds you and your loved ones healthy and well. As you may be aware, Governor Baker announced today that all Massachusetts schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. Although this is not unexpected, it is deeply disappointing. 
 
One of the many things that our closure has reinforced is that schools are so much more than “reading, writing and arithmetic.” The most meaningful, impactful and formative collection of personal and educational experiences occur when we are sharing them in the same space at the same time. In their absence, we will do our best and continue with the remote connections and learning program.   
 
The questions of what will occur with events, such as but not limited to, graduation and senior reception will need to be answered in the coming days and weeks. We are committed to the careful and creative consideration of recreating whatever is possible for all the students. More information will be forthcoming.
 
Have hope in a bright future. Remember the everyday heroes among us working tirelessly to keep us safe and healthy. This unprecedented and unexpected time in our history will end and we will get back to a sense of normalcy in the next chapter. Until then, please stay safe and well.   
 
Thank you,
Peter Schafer, Superintendent


As we continue our remote learning environment, the district will maintain the following priorities:
• Maintain and nurture strong connections with students and families
• Implement remote learning to provide instructional content in a thoughtful and measured way so all students can learn and grow
• Provide information on Remote Learning Expectations
• Provide services and supports to help meet the many needs of all students

REMOTE LEARNING: What You and Your Child Can Expect
Students and families can access our online learning platforms via your child’s log-in:
o Grades K-2 OneNote- Via link provided by educators
o Grades 3-12 Canvas- Via your child’s log-in
All educators are available via email, should you have any questions, concerns or comments.

Students Grades K-4
• Each week, classroom teachers will provide a “Week-At-A-Glace" schedule of assignments, activities and experiences
o Grades K-2 lessons will be posted in OneNote
o Grades 3-4 lessons will be posted in Canvas
• Lessons shall provide deeper coverage of existing content, review materials and be standards based
• Teachers will provide feedback on assignments in a timely fashion
• Assignments, activities and experiences are anticipated to take approximately three (3) hours per day/fifteen (15) hours per week
• Teachers shall make available 2 synchronous or live "check-in" opportunities per week for the purpose of maintaining personal contact with students through district approved platforms (Microsoft Teams)
• Teachers will hold online “office hours” at least one hour each day
• Specialist teachers will provide one assignment per week

Students Grades 5-6
• Each week, by grade level, teachers will provide a “Week-At-A-Glace" schedule of assignments, activities and experiences in Canvas
• Lessons shall provide deeper coverage of existing content, review materials and be standards based
• Teachers will provide feedback on assignments in a timely fashion
• Teachers will hold online “office hours” at least one hour each day
• Assignments, activities and experiences are anticipated to take approximately three (3) hours per day/fifteen (15) hours per week
• Teachers shall make available 2 synchronous or live "check-in" opportunities per week for the purpose of maintaining personal contact with students through district approved platforms (Microsoft Teams)
• Teachers will hold online “office hours” at least one hour each day
• Specialist teachers will provide one assignment per week

Students Grades 7-12
• Each week, teachers will provide a “Week-At-A-Glace" schedule of assignments, activities and experiences
• Lessons shall provide deeper coverage of existing content, review materials and be standards based. Additionally, new curricular content may be presented to students as mutually determined by teachers and their respective administrator(s)
• Teachers will provide feedback on assignments in a timely fashion
• Assignments, activities and experiences are anticipated to take approximately three (3) hours per week, or thirty-six (36) minutes per day, per subject area
• Teachers will hold online “office hours” at least one hour each day
• Specialist teachers will provide one assignment per week

Availability of Guidance Counselors/Adjustment Counselors/High School Psychologist
• "Office hours” will be held three (3) hours per day/fifteen (15) hours per week, and will be communicated via email to their students

Nurses/Librarian
• Will provide resources to teachers, families and students weekly
• "Office hours” will be held three (3) hours a day, fifteen (15) hours a week

If your child receives Special Education services:
• Each week, your child’s Special Education Teacher and Related Service Providers will develop an individualized plan to address the goals on your child’s IEP in a remote format
• The Special Education Teachers and Service Providers’ service-delivery may consist of assignments at your child’s instructional level, provision of family resources to help support your child, telephone or email consultations with the Special Education Teacher and Related Service Provider, and virtual service-delivery to your child
• Special Education Teachers and Related Service Providers will initiate service-delivery by reviewing previously-learned skills to minimize the regression that your child may be experiencing due to missed instruction and changes in routines
• Maintaining the connection between your family and your child’s Special Education Teacher and Related Service Providers is of the utmost importance. Special Education Teachers and Related Service Providers will check-in with your family at least once per week. Additionally, Special Education Teachers and Related Service Providers will maintain one virtual “Office Hour” per week when you may drop in for supplemental support
• IEP Meetings will resume during the closure in a virtual format. An IEP Team Chairperson will contact your family if it is time for your Annual Review Meeting. You may elect to postpone your meeting until normal school operations resume.