Empower Students to Improve Communities
Good morning Cohasset Families,
Due to the anticipated timing of the turnover from rain to snow, all after-school and evening activities are canceled or postponed for today, Tuesday, March 14. The Recycled pARTS event at Cohasset Middle School and Cohasset High School is rescheduled for Monday, March 20 at 6:30PM. Any further rescheduling of activities will be communicated by the planners of those events. Please stay safe in the storm.
Important Information from Cohasset Police Regarding Closing of Beach Street from 9:00AM - 2:00PM on March 7 & March 8.
We do not anticipate this closing impacting our bus routes:
On 03/07/2023 and 03/08/2023 National Grid will have a tree removal company and crane working on Beach Street between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. During that time, Beach Street will be completely closed due to critical work that needs to be done. Police Officers will be present to facilitate safety. The crane that is being used, is expected to take up the entire width of the road. If you live on Beach Street, we ask for your patience as you may not be able to leave depending on where the crane is located. Please know that the work is expected to begin after school bus pickup and is scheduled to stop before afternoon dismissal each day. Thank you for your understanding.
Greetings Cohasset Families,
Please click on the link to access the Navigator Newsletter for 1/13/2023. Within this newsletter is an additional resource for talking with students regarding the recent news impacting Cohasset. This resource, which comes from Riverside Trauma Center, who is currently working with Cohasset school faculty and staff to support them and to guide them on working with students, is linked below:
Talking with Students about Traumatic Events
Our primary goal is to maintain our routines for our students, as we support students, families, and staff. We always stress the importance of adhering to normal routines during all difficult times, as children find comfort in knowing that schools are safe and supportive.
Please be mindful that schools are required to respect student and staff confidentiality rights, which prohibit us from being able to disseminate confidential information to the public.
Have a wonderful weekend and a nice Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Please take some time to reflect on Dr. King’s messages of peace, civil disobedience, courage, activism, and love. In a time when courage is needed to improve our society, Dr. King stands as a shining example of our potential to make true change and of our responsibility to make this world a better place.
Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.
Cohasset Public Schools
Good Evening Cohasset Families,
In an effort to support families as they process information in the news media involving Cohasset, I am sharing the below link from Common Sense Media, with some additional resources included at the bottom of the article from the American Association of Psychologists:
Please also know that we have counselors at all of our schools to talk to your child if your child is in need of someone to talk to or to help process anything they have seen in the media or heard in school. We always stress the importance of adhering to normal routines during all difficult times, as children find comfort in knowing that schools are safe and supportive. Please do not hesitate to contact principals or counselors if we can assist you in any way.
The District Website has a page dedicated to Social Emotional Learning and Wellness. Please remember that our schools are a resource, and that our counselors, school psychologists, and social workers can support you and your child.
Here are a list of our counselors at each building:
Osgood: Dave Vinton firstname.lastname@example.org (adjustment counselor)
Deer Hill: Robyn Costa email@example.com (adjustment counselor)
Deer Hill and Osgood: Maeve Dullea firstname.lastname@example.org (adjustment counselor)
Deer Hill and Osgood: Alyson Doyle email@example.com (school psychologist)
CMS: Emily Manewal firstname.lastname@example.org (adjustment Counselor)
Allison Pearce email@example.com (school psychologist)
CHS: Laura Struzziery firstname.lastname@example.org (lead counselor)
Leanne McCarthy email@example.com (high school adjustment counselor)
Kevin McGowan firstname.lastname@example.org (high school counselor)
Allison Battista email@example.com (high school counselor)
Catlin Stromberg firstname.lastname@example.org (school psychologist)
Robert Collins email@example.com (middle and high school social worker)
Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.
Cohasset Public Schools
A reminder that Town Meeting will take place tonight, Monday, December 12, beginning at 7:00PM in the Cohasset High School Gymnasium.
Also, please click on the link to access the Cohasset Public Schools MCAS Action Plan, which was presented to the Cohasset Community during last Wednesday's Cohasset School Committee Meeting. This action plan was also included in this past week’s Navigator Newsletter. We will continue to implement this plan to ensure that our students are receiving the maximum support to achieve.
Click image below for CPS COVID19 Information
From Commissioner of Education Riley’s memo to Superintendents sent on August 15, 2022:
“The Commonwealth is not recommending universal mask requirements, surveillance testing of asymptomatic individuals, contact tracing, or test-to-stay testing in schools. Districts and schools are reminded that there is no longer any statewide masking mandate in schools (other than school health offices) and there is no testing requirement for schools.” We will continue to respect the right of individuals to wear masks at any time during the school day.
“Effective August 15, 2022, all students and staff in childcare, school in grades K-12, or participating in out-of-school time (OST) and recreational camp settings should follow the updated isolation and exposure guidance issued by DPH, in alignment with recently issued guidance from CDC. No asymptomatic person should be excluded from school as a result of exposure, regardless of vaccination status or exposure setting.”
An additional link on isolation and exposure guidance can be found here:
Weekly Town of Cohasset Covid Report as of 6/24/2022