Updates from the Superintendent RE: COVID-19

Fall Communication from the Superintendent 10.30.20
Posted on 10/30/2020
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Dear Central Berkshire Families,

This morning was a reminder that winter is on the way and with it comes snow and ice! I am anticipating that after Nov. 12, any potential snow days will be designated as remote days. As we have done in the past, you will still receive a phone call. The message you receive will let you know if there is a delay, a traditional snow day, or a remote day. 

Our local community has seen a small increase in COVID-19 cases although overall we are maintaining safe COVID-19 metrics in comparison to the rest of the state. We ask that you continue to monitor your student(s) for the symptoms listed on this checklist.  Our safety measures are working well and we are extremely appreciative of how vigilant our families have been around monitoring and communicating with us!

Students have been cooperative and working hard as part of our hybrid schedule. Asynchronous days are the most challenging because a big part of learning includes the school setting and the continual feedback students receive from their teachers and peers. We are continuing to problem-solve the best way to set our students up for success. Please reach out to your classroom teacher and/or the building principal if your student is struggling to complete learning tasks.

Our Parent Advisory will be meeting again on Nov. 4 at 6:30PM. At this time, we will discuss both remote and hybrid learning with opportunities for input around how we can improve these models and potential opportunities for what future learning might look like throughout this school year.

Important Dates

  • Nov. 10:  1/2 Day for Students/Parent-Teacher Conferences in the afternoon
  • Nov. 17:  Evening Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Nov. 11:  No School/Veteran’s Day
  • Nov. 25:  1/2 Day /Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov. 26 and 27:  No School/Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 2:  No School/In-Service for Teachers
  • Dec. 24-Jan. 1:  No School/Holiday Break
  • Jan. 4:  Students Return from the Holiday Break

CRA/Child Care and Assistance with Asynchronous Learning
We encourage you to take advantage of the programming the Dalton CRA has to offer. They still have available childcare (with academic support for asynchronous days) and opportunities for tutoring assistance. Additionally, financial assistance is available.

Lunch
All students qualify for free lunch through the end of the year. 

Kittredge 10:00 - 12:00pm
Nessacus 12:00 - 2:00pm
Becket/Washington 3:00 - 4:00pm 
Craneville 3:00 - 4:00 pm 
Wahconah - No bag meals provided

VETERAN’S DAY: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (Lunch Pick-Up)
Kittredge 12:00 - 2:00pm
Nessacus 12:00 - 2:00pm
Becket/Washington 3:00 - 4:00pm 
Craneville 3:00 - 4:00 pm 
Wahconah - No bag meals provided

DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (Lunch Pick-Up)
Kittredge 12:00 - 1:00pm
Nessacus 12:00 - 1:00pm
Becket/Washington 12:00 - 1:00pm 
Craneville 12:00 - 1:00 pm 
Wahconah - No bag meals provided

Food Backpack Program
Your child has the opportunity to participate in the CBRSD Weekend Backpack Program.  This voluntary program is offered by a community member and is designed to provide non-perishable, kid-friendly food to children who would benefit from supplemental nourishment over the weekend and extended breaks from school.  The program runs the full school year and there is no cost to participate. If you would like to participate please contact your building principal.

You will be able to pick-up Food Backpacks on Wednesdays at the same time as the Grab-and-Go pick-up. 

Enjoy the weekend!

Leslie
CBRSD Superintendent


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