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Re-Opening Survey - Due July 14, 2020
Based on Governor Baker's re-opening plan for Massachusetts schools, we have been asked by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to come up with three different scenarios for the fall.
  1. In-person learning at school with safety measures in place such as required face coverings for grades 2-12, physical distancing, hand washing/sanitizing and stay at home when ill, etc.
  2. Hybrid or staggered model that reduces in-person totals with different groups rotating between remote at home learning and in-person on a set schedule.
  3. Completely remote and at home.
Although we are unsure as to what the fall will look like, getting students and teachers back to school will require a combination of health and safety strategies. We would like to gather information and feedback from all of our families regarding the re-opening of school. This survey is anonymous.
We plan to check-in with parents and families periodically this summer and ask questions, as we realize feelings regarding re-opening may change.
Thank you for taking the time to give us your input.
The survey will be available through Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Re-Opening Survey...
School Committee Meeting
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Abington School Committee is scheduled for Monday, July 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM via remote participation. For this meeting, members of the public who wish to listen to the meeting may do so by dialing 1-646-588-8656: meeting ID: 873 2426 7797; and password: 045313. July 13, 2020 Agenda...
Things Worth Knowing please click here for the latest APS district news...
Abington Wins Sportsmanship Award Abington High School has been named the winner of the South Shore League Clark Chatterton Sportsmanship Award for the 2019-20 school year. Each year the South Shore league recognizes one school as the overall Sportsmanship winner. Coaches of each varsity sport select the top programs based on sportsmanship using a rubric to guide them at the conclusion of each season. The results from each individual sport are then tallied to declare an overall winner. Please click the link for the complete story - Abington Wins Sportsmanship Award...
Class of 2020 Valedictorian
Abington High School announces the Class of 2020 Valedictorian - Sam Johnson! Best of luck at Clemson, Sam!

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Message from the Superintendent

Dear Abington School Community,
 
Governor Baker and the Commissioner of Education, Jeffrey Riley today released the Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance for Massachusetts. The primary goal of the guidance is to assist in planning for the safe return to in-person school settings for as many students as possible. 
 
Key components included in the guidance: 
 
  • Medical information on the safe, in-person, return to school with preventive measures in place - studies have shown the infection and transmission rates are lower for children than adults
  • Preventive measures include masks/face coverings, physical distancing, hygiene practices, and cleaning of frequently touched surfaces
  • Masks/face coverings will be required for all students in Grade 2 and above and for all adults; they are recommended for students in Grade 1 and below
  • In conjunction with other preventive measures, a minimum physical distance of three feet has been established
Today’s initial guidance can be found here: DESE Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance
 
Each Massachusetts school district is required to develop three separate plans: one for return to full in-person instruction, with safety requirements, one for full remote learning, and one for hybrid learning that combines in-person and remote learning. Based upon the current medical situation in Massachusetts, the expectation today is that students will return to full, in-person instruction in September, with safety protocols in place. However, this continues to be a fluid situation. 
 
The safe physical return to school is obviously critical to meeting academic, social and emotional needs of students. Updates, changes and additional information will continue to be provided in the coming weeks. We are reviewing the initial guidance to understand and plan on how it impacts Abington. Larger groups of stakeholders will be involved in the planning for re-opening using this guidance along with new information, as it is released. 
 
This guidance leaves us with more questions than answers- in an ever-changing environment. This continues to cause concern, stress and be frustrating. We will be working diligently and collaboratively to come up with the plans that work the best for Abington no matter what comes our way.
 
We will continue to keep you updated as new information is available.
 
Sincerely,
 
Peter Schafer