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  • At this evening’s School Committee Meeting, the Cohasset School Committee voted unanimously to return all elementary students at Joseph Osgood School and Deer Hill School to full-time in-person learning (five days a week with full day Wednesdays) beginning this Monday, March 1, 2021. This is wonderful news. We are thankful to the School Committee, District Leadership, staff, and families who worked diligently to make this happen for our students. 

    Although there will be more specific information forthcoming from principals, I want to bring a few details to your attention:

    1. Elementary students will be returning to full-time in-person school beginning Monday, March 1, 2021. Wednesdays will be full days.
    2. Our bus routes are set for Monday, March 1, 2021. There are no changes to bus stops. Those families who live outside of a two (2) mile distance, who answered the survey saying that they absolutely required transportation every day, have been afforded that transportation. Communication is forthcoming to those families. Other than for those identified families, we will be following the current cohort model of bus transportation (adhering to the current cohort model on the district calendar for alternating Wednesdays). We appreciate the additional consideration many families provided concerning this issue, as bussing has continued to be a major challenge for us in our efforts to increase in-person learning. We ask families for patience, as we ensure the timing of the buses; however, we feel the 10 minute rule should suffice (being at the stop 10 minutes before the scheduled time, and waiting at the stop 10 minutes after the scheduled time). It is likely that we will experience some “growing pains” regarding the pick-up/drop-off process, so please have patience as we get everything sorted.
    3. Due to the increased traffic brought about by limited bus seating, it is important that we adhere to the following rules:

    Drop-Off:

    Bus drop-off will be at the usual time for both schools

    Cars at DH: Cohort A should please drop-off at 9:05AM and Cohort B should please drop-off at 9:15AM

    Cars at Osgood: Cohort A should please drop-off at 9:10AM and Cohort B should please drop-off at 9:25AM

    Pick-Up:

    Bus pick-up will be at the usual time for both schools. Walkers and bikers will be dismissed after buses, as usual.

    Cars at DH: Cohort A should please pick-up at 3:15PM and Cohort B should please pick-up at 3:30PM

    Cars at Osgood: Cohort A should please pick-up at 3:20PM and Cohort B should please pick-up at 3:40PM

     

    Each school is in the process of distributing to families a color-coded last name sign identifying cohort for their windshield, which should be utilized during drop-off and pick-up at both schools. Please do not line up for pick-up and drop-off too early, as this could cause traffic issues.

    Once again, further information is forthcoming from principals. I have attached this evening’s presentation, along with a copy of the district calendar for your review. We are so excited to unify the cohorts and to bring back our elementary students to full-time in-person learning. Have a great evening.

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  • Please see the information below regarding the town of Cohasset’s positive COVID 19 rate and case count over the past 14 days.

    Community Report:

    As of February 18, 2021, the Department of Public Health (DPH) reports that the town of Cohasset’s positive COVID-19 test rate over the past 14 days is 3.16%, with 29 positive cases out of 1203 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Red" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have more than 25 positive cases over the last 14 days.

    It is imperative that we all follow the protocols of handwashing / hand sanitizing and wearing face-covering masks when appropriate to do so. Here is the complete report that was issued this evening, Thursday, 2/18/2021.

    For your information, please find below a summary table of all confirmed positive COVID cases in the District as of today, Thursday, February 18, 2021. There were no reported confirmed cases involving Cohasset Schools Community Members this week.

    Confirmed Positive Cases as of Thursday, February 18, 2021

     

    IMPORTANT TRAVEL REMINDER:

    • Travelers arriving in Massachusetts are required to immediately begin the 10-day quarantine until a negative test result has been received.
    • COVID-19 test must be administered up to 72-hours prior to the arrival in Massachusetts.
    • If you took a test prior to your arrival but have not received your negative result, you MUST quarantine until you receive the negative result. 
    • If a test is not obtained before entry in Massachusetts, a test can be obtained after arrival, but you MUST quarantine until you receive a negative result.
    • According to the MA DPH regulations, one must obtain an approved molecular PCR test.  Please note, a rapid-antigen test is not an acceptable test to end a travel quarantine.
    • If choosing not to be tested after traveling, one must complete a 10-day quarantine upon arriving in Massachusetts. 

     

    If you traveled over the break, please be sure to follow all travel orders.

    Please click on the link to review the Massachusetts COVID-19 travel order

    Please click on the link to review the Cohasset Public Schools Travel Protocol

     

     

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  • Please see the information below regarding the town of Cohasset’s positive COVID 19 rate and case count over the past 14 days.

    Community Report:

    As of February 11, 2021, the Department of Public Health (DPH) reports that the town of Cohasset’s positive COVID-19 test rate over the past 14 days is 3.24%, with 32 positive cases out of 1298 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Red" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have more than 25 positive cases over the last 14 days.

    It is imperative that we all follow the protocols of handwashing / hand sanitizing and wearing face-covering masks when appropriate to do so. Here is the complete report that was issued this evening, Thursday, 2/11/2021.

    For your information, please find below a summary table of all confirmed positive COVID cases in the District as of today, Thursday, February 11, 2021.

     

    Confirmed Positive Cases as of Thursday, February 11, 2021

     

    IMPORTANT TRAVEL REMINDER:

    • Travelers arriving in Massachusetts are required to immediately begin the 10-day quarantine until a negative test result has been received.
    • COVID-19 test must be administered up to 72-hours prior to the arrival in Massachusetts.
    • If you took a test prior to your arrival but have not received your negative result, you MUST quarantine until you receive the negative result. 
    • If a test is not obtained before entry in Massachusetts, a test can be obtained after arrival, but you MUST quarantine until you receive a negative result.
    • According to the MA DPH regulations, one must obtain an approved molecular PCR test.  Please note, a rapid-antigen test is not an acceptable test to end a travel quarantine.
    • If choosing not to be tested after traveling, one must complete a 10-day quarantine upon arriving in Massachusetts. 

     

    As there are signs that our infection rates are stabilizing, please try to avoid travel, if possible, over the break. If you must travel, please be sure to follow all travel orders.

     

    Please click on the link to review the Massachusetts COVID-19 travel order

    Please click on the link to review the Cohasset Public Schools Travel Protocol

     

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  • Please see the information below regarding the town of Cohasset’s positive COVID 19 rate and case count over the past 14 days.

    Community Report:

    As of February 4, 2021, the Department of Public Health (DPH) reports that the town of Cohasset’s positive COVID-19 test rate over the past 14 days is 3.40%, with 46 positive cases out of 1440 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Red" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have more than 25 positive cases over the last 14 days.

    It is imperative that we all follow the protocols of handwashing / hand sanitizing and wearing face-covering masks when appropriate to do so. Here is the complete report that was issued this evening, Thursday, 2/4/2021.

    For your information, please find below a summary table of all confirmed positive COVID cases in the District as of today, Thursday, February 4, 2021. There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cohasset Public Schools this week.

    Confirmed Positive Cases as of Thursday, February 4, 2021

     

     

     

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  • Greetings Cohasset Elementary Families,

    At last night’s School Committee Meeting, the Cohasset School Committee voted 5-0 to approve the preliminary plan (see attached presentation) to return PK-5 students to full in-person learning on March 1, 2021. A final vote will take place at the February 24, 2021 School Committee Meeting. The intent to bring back students full time, in-person at the elementary level on March 1, 2021 was first introduced at the January 20, 2020 School Committee Meeting following notice to the Cohasset Teachers’ Association (CTA). In addition to the approval of the plan, the Cohasset School Committee voted to approve the funding of voluntary weekly testing for staff at all buildings, through Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) Health, from March until all staff members have had the opportunity to receive vaccination. 

    We look forward to the discussions that will take place with staff at each building, with families, and with the Cohasset Teachers Association (CTA), as we move forward with our plan to bring our elementary students back full time, in-person on March 1, 2021. Here is a video of last night’s School Committee Meeting for those of you who want to view it:

    Cohasset School Committee Meeting, 2/3/2021

     

    Please click on this link to access the Preliminary Plan to Increase In-Person Learningm PK-5.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Cohasset Public Schools

     

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