Below you will find a number of resources. This post is a bit like orienting you to the district website and all of the news/changes ect. happening in the district. To begin, HERE is a video that is a walk through of how to navigate the website.
HERE is a link to the Reopening Plan (this can also be found by clicking Covid/News) (high school and middle school hybrid plans can be found in this document)
Below is the information the School Committee wanted to share with Elementary folks & sample schedules:
- Attend school in-person for two full days, work remotely for two full days (similar to the current remote plan), and continue with a small amount of synchronous time on Wednesdays per the schedule listed HERE.
- Remain fully remote with a mostly asynchronous schedule for two days and a similar schedule for the other two days to the current remote plan. These students will continue to be grouped with many of the same students in their current class (some of whom will be participating in the in-person option) and likely their same teacher per the schedule found HERE.
- Remain fully remote, maintaining the exact same current remote learning plan four days a week (as well as the current Wednesday schedule) we currently have now. Students may be grouped with some of the same and some different students and in most (but not all) cases will change teachers.
HERE is a link to the survey sent out to elementary caregivers on Tuesday if they wanted to change the decision they made regarding In-Person or Remote Learning.
HERE is a survey from Julie Spencer-Robinson, former teacher & former NASE president for caregivers to fill out for research purposes.
If you need to have a chromebook repaired, fill out THIS form and schedule a time to do so. If you need to pick up a chromebook for the first time, consider scheduling an appointment by following this link: https://bit.ly/3llPqkX or scheduling time with the IT department. If you need a hotspot fill out the form HERE.
Info from the PTOs & REAL:
Dear Northampton Public School Families,
In these deeply challenging times, your school community is here to help! All six Northampton public school PTOs and REAL (Racial Equity & Learning) have launched #WeAreCommunity, an online fundraiser to address the many needs of students, families and school staff throughout the district. Do you or your student need financial help with your internet connection?
Do you need any learning supplies? Are you struggling with any basic needs? Please reach out to your PTO, school principal or classroom teacher to request help. We will respect any requests for confidentiality. All requests will be considered based on our funds and being mindful of fairness and equity. We cannot guarantee that we can meet all requests, but we are eager to help and will do our best.
We are here to support our school community!
Bridge Street School
Jackson Street School
Leeds Elementary School
R.K. Finn Ryan Road School
JFK Middle School
Northampton High School
Rebecca BusanskyNorthampton School Committee, Ward 1
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