Announcements

  • Community Report:

    As of July 29, 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 0.34% with 298tests reported. Massachusetts Department of Health has now “suppressed” the data for towns who have less than five (5) cases in a two-week period, so the actual count is not accessible. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Grey" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 10 positive cases over the last 14 days. Here is the complete report issued on July 29, 2021.

    Joint Guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) concerning school this fall:

    Please find the fall school guidance just released to superintendents and school leaders.

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  • Community Report:

    As of July 22, 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 0% with 246 tests reported. Cohasset has 0 positive cases over the past two-week period. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Grey" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 10 positive cases over the last 14 days. Here is the complete report issued on July 22, 2021.

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  • Please see the links to access the Cohasset Public Schools Strategic Plan for 2021 -2024 and Strategic Plan Dashboard Summary Document, which were approved by the Cohasset School Committee last evening in a special school committee meeting. This plan represents the work of the entire school community and is the result of analysis of quantitative and qualitative data regarding where we are and where we want to go over the next three years. We will be communicating and unpacking this plan from the district and building level and will inform the community regarding upcoming opportunities to discuss its implementation. We are excited for this new chapter in Cohasset Public Schools.

    Cohasset Public School Strategic Plan 2021-2024

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  • Community Report:

    As of July 15, 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 0% with 255 tests reported. Cohasset has 0 positive cases over the past two-week period. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Grey" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 10 positive cases over the last 14 days. Here is the complete report issued on July 15, 2021.

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  • Please see the attached message from the Cohasset School Committee regarding a special school committee meeting on July 20 at 6:00PM at which time the Cohasset Public Schools Strategic Plan for 2021 – 2024 will be presented. Have a wonderful day.

     

     

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  • Community Report:

    As of July 8, 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 0% with 314 tests reported. Cohasset has 0 positive cases over the past two-week period. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Grey" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 10 positive cases over the last 14 days. Here is the complete report issued on July 8, 2021.

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  • Community Report:

    As of July 1, 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 .34% with 298 tests reported. Massachusetts Department of Health has now “suppressed” the data for towns who have less than five (5) cases in a two-week period, so the actual count is not accessible. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Grey" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 10 positive cases over the last 14 days. Here is the complete report issued on July 1, 2021.

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    Attached please find the updated Cohasset Public Schools Face-Covering Policy, which was approved at today’s Special School Committee Meeting. The changes reflect the School Committee’s intention to have the policy evolve with any adjustments in guidance, and were prompted by recent changes to masking guidance at the state level. At this time, this revised policy allows for masks to be optional for all individuals attending or involved with the summer learning programs, as well as school in the fall. However, it does not preclude individuals wearing health related masks at any time in our buildings should they want to wear them. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will collaborate with the Department of Public Health (DPH) to issue any additional health and safety recommendations over the summer should they become necessary.

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  • Community Report:

    As of June 24, 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 0.64%. Massachusetts Department of Health has now “suppressed” the data for District’s who have less than five (5) cases in a two week period, so the actual count is not accessible.  Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Grey" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 10 positive cases over the last 14 days. Here is the complete report issued on June 24, 2021.

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  • Beginning Thursday, June 24th, the central office summer hours are as follows:

    Monday through Thursday: 8 – 3

    Friday: 8 – 12

    We will resume our school year hours beginning on August 30th.


     

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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 June 17, 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 0.29%, with 1 positive case out of 343 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Grey" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 10 positive cases over the last 14 days. Here is the complete report issued on June 17, 2021.

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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 June 10, 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 0%, with 0 positive case out of 345 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Grey" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 10 positive cases over the last 14 days. Here is the complete report issued on June 10, 2021.

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  • Dear Families,

    On June 16, the IT team will begin collecting all Chromebooks that were loaned out to students this year.

    If your child borrowed a Chromebook from the District this year, please drop the Chromebook and its charger at your child's school's front office on any of the following dates:

    June 16, 17 and June 18.

    Thank you for your cooperation! If you have any questions, please contact me.

    Sincerely,

    Lisa Radden

    Director of Digital Learning and Technology

    LRadden@cohasssetk12.org

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  • With the forecasted heat for tomorrow not being predicted to be as severe as it was today, with lower humidity predicted, we will be resuming full-day school for all schools in Cohasset Public Schools, tomorrow, Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Student safety remains paramount to us, and we will continue to recommend that students wear weather appropriate clothing and bring water with them to school. When the weather is hot, we will provide extra mask breaks and water breaks when needed, and we will move students from any rooms that are too hot. Thank you all for your understanding over the past two days.

     

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  • Due to the forecasted heat, and in an abundance of caution for our students and staff who will be wearing masks in our non-air conditioned middle and high school, we are implementing an early release day tomorrow, Monday, June7. We will be following a regular early release day schedule (12:30PM dismissal for both schools).  Students and staff at Joseph Osgood Elementary School and Deer Hill School will have a full day tomorrow. I will be revisiting the weather forecast and conditions tomorrow and will make a decision for Tuesday by the end of the day tomorrow. At this time, we are continuing regularly scheduled sporting and after school events. We will communicate to families if we change this decision.

    For all students, we recommend wearing weather appropriate clothing and bringing water with them to school. We will provide extra mask breaks and water breaks when needed; we will create cool zones in each building; and we will move students from any rooms that are too hot. If needed, Principals will follow this message with more information regarding individual building modifications.

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  • As the weather conditions are forecasted to be oppressively hot on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week, with heat indexes reaching 100 and temperatures in the 90s, we have to consider safety of our students and staff who are wearing masks while in our buildings that have little air conditioning available. Currently, Joseph Osgood School has central air conditioning, Deer Hill has air conditioning through window units in most classrooms, and Cohasset Middle and Cohasset High School have nearly no classroom air conditioning. The Commissioner of Education, Jeff Riley, has made it clear to all superintendents that Districts and schools cannot shift all students to remote learning on days that are deemed too hot and have those days and hours count towards a districts’ Student Learning Time (SLT) requirements of 170 days and 850/935 hours. In other words, we would have to add days at the end of the current school calendar to meet the regulations. He is allowing for Districts to consider moving to half days when necessary to ensure the safety of students and staff when the high temperatures are an operational issue.

    In an abundance of caution for our students and staff who will be wearing masks in our non-air conditioned middle and high school, we are considering implementing half days on Monday (June7), Tuesday (June 8), and Wednesday (June 9) at Cohasset Middle School and Cohasset High School. If we do move to half days for our middle school and high school on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, we would follow a regular half day schedule (12:30PM dismissal for both schools) each day, and lunch would be served. At this time, we are planning on students and staff at Joseph Osgood Elementary School and Deer Hill School continuing with full days on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday on a regular day schedule. I will be revisiting the weather forecast throughout the weekend, and I will confirm our plans by noon on Sunday. This message is being sent to provide you with as much notice as possible for this change in schedule possibility for our middle and high school.

    For all students, we recommend wearing weather appropriate clothing and bringing water with them to school. We will provide extra mask breaks and water breaks when needed; we will create cool zones in each building; and we will move students from any rooms that are too hot. A decision on sporting events and practices will be made separately, and any changes in schedule will be communicated to families.

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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 June 3, 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 0%, with 0 positive case out of 369 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Grey" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 10 positive cases over the last 14 days. Here is the complete report issued on June 3, 2021.

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  • As was communicated yesterday by Principal Scott to families of our seniors, due to the forecasted rainy weather this weekend, we have switched the graduation date to be Thursday, May 27 (tomorrow) evening at 5:00PM on Alumni Field. This message is to inform the rest of the Cohasset School Community of this change. As the chairs and staging are currently being set, Alumni Field will remain closed to the public until Friday afternoon. We are excited to honor our graduates tomorrow. 

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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 May 20, 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 0.85%, with 5 positive cases out of 588 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Grey" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 10 positive cases over the last 14 days. There have been no cases involving Cohasset school community members over the past two weeks. Here is the complete report issued on May 20, 2021.

     For your information, please find below a summary table of all confirmed positive COVID cases in the District as of today, Thursday, May 20, 2021.

    Confirmed Positive Cases as of Thursday, May 20, 2021


     

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  • At an emergency Cohasset School Committee Meeting that took place today, the Cohasset School Committee voted to suspend the face covering policy in so much as it conflicts with the relaxed guidance regarding the wearing of masks and face coverings by students that was sent out yesterday by Governor Baker and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and today by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA). Effective immediately, the school committee vote rescinds the requirement for students in grades PK- 12 to wear masks / face coverings outdoors, including in outdoor physical education classes, in outdoor learning environments, and during recess. The vote also allows all students playing a spring sport that takes place outdoors to play and practice without a mask or face covering. In short, students no longer have to wear masks outdoors, even if distance cannot be maintained. Students can still maintain wearing a mask / face covering outdoors if they wish to do so. It is important to note that, at this time, all adults and students must continue to wear masks inside all school buildings and on the bus.

    Operationally, we are immediately also following the guidance regarding shared materials, and we will be lifting the gathering limits for school activities (when applicable) beginning on May 29, 2021, as advised. However, we will continue our current successful cleaning routines and practices throughout the remainder of the school year. Here is the DESE Frequently Asked Question Document, which highlights the change in guidance that impact schools.

    Finally, after discussion with our Public Health Agents, it has been determined that seniors attending our outdoor prom this Friday, May 21, 2021, and participating in our outdoor graduation on May 28, 2021, will not be required to wear masks. However, all students who are riding the bus shuttle going between prom pictures and the prom will be required to wear masks on the bus only. Further details regarding prom and graduation may be discussed at tomorrow night’s school committee meeting, and will be communicated by Principal Scott to those participating in prom and graduation in the coming days. Have a nice evening.


     

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  • As many of you are aware, Governor Baker and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released guidance yesterday that can allow schools to relax rules around shared school materials as well as to relax some of the masking requirements in outside learning environments and at recess. This guidance is a positive sign that vaccinations, social distancing, and appropriate masking are moving us in the right direction. We are also reviewing the use of masks at prom and graduation in accordance with the guidance. For now, the Supplemental Guidance for School Groups for School Year 2020 – 2021 still applies. In addition, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and the DESE approved the removal of masks / face coverings during practices and contests for all outdoor sports and for indoor sports that are deemed “low risk” in the guidance. You may view the updated Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) guidelines HERE.

    Our district leadership team is now in the process of working with town health officials and Cohasset Public Schools staff to review the guidance and to ensure we are able to implement it safely. As the Cohasset School Committee developed a mask policy, we will be discussing this new guidance as it relates to the mask policy at tomorrow evening’s School Committee Meeting, which takes place at 6:00PM. Once we are able to thoughtfully process all of this guidance with the appropriate parties, we will communicate any changes to the school community. Until that time, we are maintaining our current protocols. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we continue to ensure the safest possible learning environment for your children. Here is the DESE Frequently Asked Question Document, which highlights the change in guidance that impact schools.


    Cohasset Public Schools

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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 May 13. 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 2.16%, with 15 positive cases out of 786 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Green" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 15 positive cases over the last 14 days. Here is the complete report issued on May 13, 2021.



     

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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 May 6. 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 2.75%, with 23 positive cases out of 944 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Yellow" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 25 positive cases over the last 14 days. Here is the complete report issued on May 6, 2021.


     

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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 April 29, 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 1.75%, with 16 positive cases out of 1029 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Yellow" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 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 on Thursday, April 29, 2021.


     

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  • During last evening’s School Committee Meeting (4/28/2021), the Cohasset School Committee voted to adjust the 2021 – 2022 Cohasset School District Calendar to show the first day for all students as Wednesday, September 8, 2021 due to the Rosh Hashanah Holiday. Also, as Juneteenth falls on a Sunday next year, we will have no school per state law on Monday, June 20 (observed day). I have attached the revised calendar. Please note that these changes move the opening for Kindergarten to September 9, 2021 and make the last day of school June 23, 2022 (half day).


     

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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. Also included is an update on the definition of close contact (per order of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), as it applies to in-school and on the bus close contracting scenarios, as well as an update of the extension of free meals throughout the remainder of the school year.

    Community Report:

    As of April 22, 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 1.55%, with 13 positive cases out of 970 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Green" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 15 positive cases over the last 14 days.

    As this change in designation for Cohasset to the Green Category shows progress in our community rates, 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 on Thursday, April 22, 2021.

    For your information, please find below a summary table of all confirmed positive COVID cases in the District as of today, Thursday, April 22, 2021.

    Confirmed Positive Cases as of Thursday, April 22, 2021

     

    Updated Guidance Defining Close Contacts in the School and Bus Settings:

     

    “The following update to the quarantine guidance for close contacts was approved by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services after consultation with the Governor’s Medical Advisory Board on COVID-19 and other medical advisors. This updated guidance is effective immediately!

    Close contacts who were exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual in the classroom or on the bus while both individuals were masked do not have to quarantine unless they were within 3 feet of distance of the COVID-19 positive individual for a total of 15 minutes during a 24-hour period. This does not apply if someone was identified as a close contact outside of the classroom or bus (e.g., in sports, extra-curriculars, lunch, etc.) or if masks are not worn by both persons at the time of the exposure. All other close contacts must follow the standard protocol for when a close contact may return to school (the six (6) feet of distance protocols apply in these cases).

    The full guidance is posted on the COVID-19 guidance page and available for download.” (Commissioner Riley’s Update, April 20, 2021).

     

    Continuation of Universal Free School Meals:

     

    “The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended school meal waivers through the end of the 2021-2022 school year, allowing the continuation of universal free school meals at any school district throughout the state for the rest of this school year, through the summer, and through next school year. Schools nationwide will be allowed to serve meals through USDA’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option, which is typically only available during the summer months and which allows schools to serve free meals to all children. More information is available online.” (Commissioner Riley’s Update, April 20, 2021).

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Cohasset Public Schools

     

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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 April 15, 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 1.89%, with 18 positive cases out of 1057 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Yellow" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 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 on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

     

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    As April Break approaches, please read the following April Break Reminders from our District Nurses. Thank you for your consideration and vigilance.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Cohasset Public Schools

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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 April 8, 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 2.17%, with 21 positive cases out of 1152 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Yellow" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 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 on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    Just a reminder that tomorrow, Monday, April 5, 2021, all middle school students will be attending school full in-person, five days a week (in-person lunch included). The school day will begin at 8:15AM and will end at 2:40PM. Earl dismissal on April 9 will take place at 12:30PM.

     

    High school students are also coming back for full in-person learning, five days a week, in the following phased format:

     

    • Tomorrow, Monday, April 5 through April 16, all students will attend school full in-person, five days a week, beginning at 8:30AM with dismissal taking place at 12:45PM (with the exception of our half day on Friday, April 9, where we will observe a 12:30PM dismissal). High school students will eat lunch at home (grab-and-go will be available) and join their last period class from home.

     

    • Beginning April 26, 2021 (after April break), high school students will attend school full in-person, five days a week, with in-person lunch included, School days will begin at 8:30AM with dismissal taking place at 2:40PM.

     

    Due to the increased traffic, it is important that we adhere to the following rules regarding drop off and pick up:

     

    Drop-Off:

    • Bus drop-off will be at 8:15AM for both schools and will take place in the middle school driveway. High school students who are taking the bus and entering the building at 8:15AM will be supervised until their classes begin.
    • Cars at CMS: Cohort A & B = Gymnasium Driveway at 8:15AM
    • Cars at CHS: Cohort A & B = Gymnasium Driveway at 8:30AM

    Pick-Up:

    • Bus pick-up will be at 12:45PM for CHS (from April 5 through April break) and 2:40PM for CMS, with CHS joining this 2:40PM dismissal on April 26. All bus pick-ups will take place in the middle school driveway.
    • Cars at CHS: Cohort A & B = Gymnasium Driveway
    • Cars at CMS: Cohort A & B = Gymnasium Driveway

     

    Please note, the middle school driveway will be reserved for bus drop-off and pick-up only. All vehicles must drop-off and pick-up in the high school / gymnasium driveway.

     

    We are excited to reunite the cohorts tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who collaborated to make this a reality for our students.

     

    Sincerely,

    Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Cohasset Public Schools

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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 April 1, 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 2.72%, with 24 positive cases out of 1066 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Yellow" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 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 on Thursday, April 1, 2021.

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  • Community Report:

    As of March 25, 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 2.04%, with 19 positive cases out of 1079 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Yellow" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 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, 3/25/2021.

     

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    At this evening’s School Committee Meeting (3/24/2021), the Cohasset School Committee voted unanimously to bring all middle school students back full in-person, five days a week, beginning on April 5, 2021 (in-person lunch included). They also approved the return of all high school students to full in-person learning, five days a week, in a phased format. The approved phases have high school students coming back full in-person, five days a week:

    • April 5 through April 16, being dismissed at 12:45PM. High school students will eat lunch at home (grab-and-go will be available) and join their last period class from home.
    • Beginning April 26, 2021, high school students will attend school full in-person, five days a week, with in-person lunch included. A default option, which has a snack being served and a 2:00PM dismissal, is possible if lunch cannot be served; however, we are moving confidently towards the lunch option.

    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. 

    I want to bring a few details to your attention:

    1. Bus routes and stops for those families who indicated their child(ren) require a bus will be communicated over the coming days.
    2. Due to the increased traffic, it is important that we adhere to the following rules:

    Drop-Off:

    • Bus drop-off would be at the usual time for both schools
    • Cars at CMS: Cohort A & B = Gymnasium Driveway at 8:15AM
    • Cars at CHS:  Cohort A & B = Gymnasium Driveway at 8:30AM 

    Pick-Up:

    • Bus pick-up would be at 12:45 for CHS (from April 5 through April break) and 2:40PM for CMS, with CHS joining on April 26.
    • Cars at CHS: Cohort A & B = Gymnasium Driveway 
    • Cars at CMS: Cohort A & B = Gymnasium Driveway 

    As we get closer to April 5, further information will be communicated by principals. I have included (please click on the link) this evening’s presentation to this email (a more concise version of the full presentation that was sent to families last week when preliminary approval was granted). We will be following this email within the next few days with a revised calendar indicating the changes that were voted on tonight. We are so excited to unify the cohorts and to bring back middle school and high school students to full-time in-person learning. Have a great evening.

     

     

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  • We are all deeply troubled by the recent violence in Atlanta, which may have targeted people of Asian descent. We stand supportive of all members of our school community, and we are committed to providing a place where everyone feels included and respected. We also want to provide support for any student who might be in need of support. Please contact your child’s adjustment counselor if your child wants to talk about the recent tragedy:

     

    Osgood: Dave Vinton dvinton@cohassetk12.org

    Deer Hill: Laurie Dolan ldolan@cohassetk12.org

    Robyn Costa rcosta@cohassetk12.org

    CMS: Emily Manewal emanewal@cohassetk12.org

    CHS: Leanne McCarthy lmccarthy@cohassetk12.org

     

    Here are some resources for talking to your children regarding traumatic events:

    Talking to Students About Violence.

     

    Here are some resources regarding anti-Asian hate:

    https://www.aacommission.org/resources/anti-asian-hate-resources/

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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 March 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 1.78%, with 18 positive cases out of 1066 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Yellow" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 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, 3/18/2021.

    In addition, we have been informed that last week one (1) person in our Joseph Osgood Community tested positive for COVID-19. This individual was not in school during the potentially infectious time period, and there were no close contacts in Cohasset Public Schools connected to this school community member. I have made the adjustment to the data in our confirmed case summary table.

    For your information, please find below a summary table of all confirmed positive COVID cases in the District as of today, Thursday, March 18, 2021.

    Confirmed Positive Cases as of Thursday, March 18, 2021

     

     

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  • At last night’s Cohasset School Committee Meeting, the Cohasset School Committee approved the preliminary plan to bring all middle school students back, full in-person, five days a week, beginning on April 5, 2021 (lunch included). They also approved the preliminary plan to bring all high school students back to full in-person learning, five days a week, in a phased format. The approved phases have high school students coming back full in-person, five days a week:

    • April 5 through April 16, being dismissed at 12:45PM. High school students will eat lunch at home (grab-and-go will be available) and join their last period class from home.
    • Beginning April 26, 2021, high school students will attend school full in-person, five days a week, with in-person lunch included.

    Please see the attached presentation, which details the specifics of the plans. Continued collaboration will take place at the building-level, and the finalized plans will be brought forward for a vote at a special Cohasset School Committee Meeting, which is being set for 6:00PM on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Your input and participation in that meeting is welcomed and appreciated. A recording of last evening’s School Committee Meeting can be found here. The presentation regarding in-person learning begins at 27 minutes and 16 seconds into the recording. I have also attached last evening’s presentation to this email. Families of middle and high school students who want their child(ren) to move to the remote only model, should please contact Dr. Leslie Scollins, Assistant Supertintendent, no later than Monday, March 22, 2021, at lscollins@cohassetk12.org.

     

     

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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 March 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 1.48%, with 16 positive cases out of 1218 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Yellow" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 25 positive cases over the last 14 days. The “Green” category is less than or equal to 15 positive cases over a 14 day period.

    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, 3/11/2021.

     

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families & Staff,

    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 March 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 1.81%, with 21 positive cases out of 1385 tests reported. Under the DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset is in the "Yellow" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 25 positive cases over the last 14 days. 

    There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cohasset Public Schools this week.

    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, 3/4/2021.


     

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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 25, 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 2.49%, with 27 positive cases out of 1287 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, 2/25/2021.

    For your information, please find below a summary table of all confirmed positive COVID cases in the District as of today, Thursday, February 25, 2021.  There have been no positive cases affecting Cohasset Public School Community Members this week.

     

    Confirmed Positive Cases as of Thursday, February 25, 2021


     

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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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  • Good Evening Cohasset Families,

    This is Superintendent, Dr. Patrick Sullivan, with an announcement regarding our learning models for tomorrow, Monday, February 1, 2021, due to the forecasted inclement weather. Due to the anticipated intensity of the storm between 2:00PM and 4:00PM, which is during our scheduled dismissal times, Cohasset Middle and High School will be full-remote tomorrow, and Joseph Osgood Elementary School and Deer Hill Elementary School will be observing a half-day dismissal time with dismissal taking place at 12:05 at Deer Hill and 12:10 at Joseph Osgood. Lunch will not be served tomorrow at either elementary school. Start time will follow our usual schedule at the elementary schools. All after school activities are canceled for tomorrow.

    This decision is being made in an abundance of caution after consulting emergency safety officials. It also keeps our young drivers off the roads during the height of the snow and allows us to facilitate the valuable in-person learning safely in our elementary schools. Middle and High School teachers will be communicating regarding schedules through Google Classroom. Our Central Offices will be closing at 12:20PM. APlease stay safe in the storm.

    Sincerely,

    Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Cohasset Public Schools

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  • Although, at this point, forecasts indicate a mostly rain event for Monday and Tuesday, if the forecasted inclement weather dictates that students and staff need to say home, and if the majority of households in Cohasset have power on the impacted day, we will employ a remote learning day. In the event such a change in schedule is necessary, I will send a message to families and staff via Blackboard Connect. Student schedules will be sent out to students and families via Google Classroom following that announcement. Also, just a reminder that Cohort A is scheduled to be in-person this Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Have a nice evening.

     

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  • As of January 28, 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 3.76%, with 52 positive cases out of 1408 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, 1/28/2021.

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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 January 21, 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 4.77%, with 65 positive cases out of 1427 tests reported. Under the new 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, 1/21/2021.

     

     

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  • After meeting with the Cohasset Emergency Management Team and analyzing the data from our recent sports quarantines, we are on track to resume winter sports on January 19, 2021. Athletic Director Rotondi will be communicating specific information regarding athletics protocols and procedures going forward in a separate email to the Cohasset High School Community. We will be constantly monitoring the safety of sports throughout the season.

    As of January 14, 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 5.30%, with 65 positive cases out of 1339 tests reported. Under the new 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, 1/14/2021.

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  • As of January 7, 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 4.34%, with 39 positive cases out of 1060 tests reported. None of the cases have originated from Cohasset Public Schools. Under the new 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.

    Please keep following the protocols of handwashing / hand sanitizing and wearing face-covering masks when appropriate to do so. Here is the complete report that was issued on Thursday evening (1/7/2021).

     

    Please find below a summary table of all confirmed positive COVID cases in the District as of today, Thursday, January 8, 2021.

     

     

    Please see the links below providing reminders regarding travel responsibilities:

    https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order

    Cohasset Public Schools Travel Order Protocol

     

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  • The events of this week that took place at our Nation’s Capitol Building are disturbing, and the images projected in the media are difficult for our children to process. Our words and actions certainly matter in dealing with this difficult time; however, it is understandable that we may not readily have the words to help with the many emotions our children will be facing, as we ourselves process the happenings. As the images in the media cause some fear and uncertainty, we have provided the following guideline from the National Association of School Psychologists as a resource if you want to discuss today’s events with your children. Talking to Students About Violence.

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    Please click on the link to access this week’s Navigator Newsletter and Health Updates. As of November 19, 2020, the Department of Public Health (DPH) reports that the town of Cohasset’s positive COVID-19 test rate over the past 14 days is 1.58%, with 13 positive case out of 822 tests reported. Under the new DPH metrics, the town of Cohasset remains in the "Green" category for communities who have a population of under 10,000 who have less than or equal to 15 positive cases over the last 14 days. The full report can be found here.

    A reminder that next week at the elementary schools, Cohort A will go in-person on Monday and Cohort B will go in-person on Tuesday. Deep cleaning will take place on Monday evening between cohorts. As was previously announced, we will remain in full remote at the middle and high school next week, with students resuming the hybrid model beginning on Monday, November 30.

    Wednesday, November 25 is a remote learning day for all schools. Remote learning will end at the following times, as Wednesday is a scheduled half day.

    Middle and High School: 11:15AM

    Elementary Schools: 12:00PM

    We feel very thankful to work in a District that has wonderful staff/faculty, families, and students. Have a wonderful weekend and Thanksgiving!


     

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    Please refer to the CPS district website for up to date information on COVID19. Under the COVID-19 Information header on the main page, you will find helpful links developed by the district nurses in accordance with the recommendations of the DPH. These include a Symptom Fact Sheet on what to do/who to contact if your child has symptoms, and an updated Medical FAQ Sheet. 

    As we look forward to the holidays and the potential for holiday travel, we refer you to the travel order in place when making your plans. Have a nice evening.

    Sincerely,

    District Nurses


     

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    Please see the attached letter from our school nurses regarding flu, seasonal allergies, and COVID-19, which can also be found here. Have a wonderful evening.

    Sincerely,

    Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Cohasset Public Schools


     

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    Please click on the link to access this week’s edition of the Superintendent’s Newsletter, The Navigator. This edition also includes the Cohasset Community Health Update for 10/2/2020. Thank you for a wonderful start! Have a great weekend.

    Sincerely,

    Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Cohasset Public Schools


     

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    Please click on the link below to find this week’s edition of The Navigator Superintendent’s Newsletter for 9/25/2020. This edition contains some great images from our successful start to the school year. Thank you to everyone who made this week a special week for our students and staff. We are excited for next week!

     

    Also, please click on the link to access this week’s Cohasset Community Health Update. The percentage of positive cases in Cohasset over the past two weeks is 0%, which keeps us in the unshaded category indicating communities that have less than five (5) confirmed cases of COVID-19 over a two week period. Please remember the shared responsibility we all have to keep social distancing, to wash and sanitize your hands, and to wear masks when appropriate. Our collective vigilance with these safety measures is paramount. Have a wonderful weekend.



     

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    Please click on the link below to access the year’s first family edition of the Superintendent's Newsletter, The Navigator.We look forward to the start of school this Tuesday.

    https://www.smore.com/0y9tu

    Sincerely, 

    Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Leslie Scollins, Ed.D.

    Assistant Superintendent


     

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  • The following reports were completed by BALA Consulting Engineers on September 2 regarding our school HVAC systems.

    Joseph Osgood School HVAC Report

    Deer Hill School HVAC Report

    Middle and High School HVAC Report

    Please click on the link to view our HVAC Action Plan based on these reports.


    Cohasset Public Schools HVAC Action Plan. Presented to the Cohasset School Committee on 9/16/2020.

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    The following information was compiled by our district nurses and provides supplementary information to the protocols stated in the Cohasset Public Schools Fall School Re-Entry Road Map. A big thank you to our district nurses for compiling this information and for their leadership and guidance during this difficult time.

    Cohasset Public Schools Medical Frequently Asked Questions

    Cohasset Public Schools Decision Tree Regarding Health Situations Related to COVID-19

    COVID-19 Symptom Checklist for Parents and Guardians to utilize with their children

    Here are some useful videos regarding Mask Wearing, When to Stay Home, and Hand Washing / Hand Sanitizing prepared by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN).

    Sincerely,

    Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Cohasset Public Schools


     

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  • Greetings Cohasset Staff and Faculty, Families, and Students,

     The past few months have required a great amount of flexibility, patience, and understanding from all members of the Cohasset Public Schools Learning Community. I personally want to thank everyone for their continued collaboration with and support of each other. These difficult times have also required us to stay true to our core values of physical and social-emotional safety, teaching the whole child, focusing on the social-emotional and academic development of our children and students, and community outreach, collaboration, and communication. The following document represents the work of many parents/guardians, students, and educators who collaborated to create plans that reflect the guidance provided by Commissioner of Education Jeff Riley and his Fall School Re-Entry group, which is made up of state health and educational officials. The input gathered from the Family Forums and School Committee Meetings significantly aided in the development of this plan. Additionally, operational teams created plans for each school that are detailed in this Road Map.

    It is important that as we implement our safety-conscious plans to start school in the fall that we remember the importance of "joy" within our schools. The Cohasset Public Schools are vibrant and warm places for staff to work and for students to learn, and as we move into the implementation of these plans, we will focus on keeping that warmth that makes Cohasset a special place. We will continue to view everything "Through the Eyes of the Student," and we will keep stressing that "This is Important, You Can Do It, and We Will Not Give Up On You" throughout any changes that come our way.

    Please see the link below to access the Cohasset Public Schools Fall School Re-Entry Road Map 2020 - 2021, which was approved by the School Committee on 8/26/2020. We will be following this plan, as we begin school.

    In addition:

    • In the coming days, building principals will be sending out specific Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) documents that pertain to their buildings, as well as additional information related to the start of school, including a detailed explanation of the first week of school, which begins on 9/22/2020. 
    • The Calendar for the 2020-2021 School Year with the changes that were voted on by School Committee is can be accessed by clicking on the link at the bottom of this email.
    • We analyzed the possibility of bringing in the children of teachers for four or five in-person days, but due to a lack of space for the many children that fell into this category, we are unable to offer this service.
    • Bus routes will be posted on the district webpage, and letters will be sent home to those families in grades K-6 outside of a two (2) mile radius who have signed up for a bus over the next few days.
    • We are preparing videos of the school spaces and our approaches to safety in each of the buildings, which should be ready by the end of next week.
    • In the coming days, I will be communicating with families regarding further opportunities to ask questions regarding our plan, if clarifications are needed.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Sincerely,

    Patrick E. Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Cohasset Public Schools


     

    Cohasset Public Schools Fall School Re-Entry Road Map 2020 – 2021

     

    Cohasset Public Schools Calendar 2020 - 2021

     

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    In Commissioner Riley’s most recent Desktop Newsletter, he states the following:

    Recognizing the critical need districts are facing to staff their schools this fall, and to provide support to teachers, I am making the following recommendations:

    1. Our guidance has previously indicated that districts that have adopted a hybrid or remote learning model should prioritize high-needs students for full-time, in-person learning. I recommend these districts also further prioritize children of teachers for full-time, in-person instruction when feasible. Since the models will vary by district, districts will decide locally what constitutes full-time instruction for these students.  (Desktop Newsletter, 8/21/20)

     

    In order to determine if allowing children of teachers full-time (or as near to full-time as possible), in-person learning is feasible, we are asking that parents / guardians who are teachers in public schools in Massachusetts please fill out this form if they wish for their children to be considered for full-time (or as near as we can create to full-time) in-person learning in Cohasset Public Schools. We ask that Cohasset teaching staff who have children attending Cohasset schools please also fill out this form if they wish their children to attend as near full-time in person learning in Cohasset Public Schools as we can provide for them. The form, which needs to be filled out by TUESDAY, AUGUST 25 at 3:00PM, can be found below:

    Possible Full-Time In-Person Learning For Teachers’ Children Form


     

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  • The Cohasset School Committee approved the following Cohasset Public Schools Fall School Re-Entry Road Map 2020 - 2021 on August 5, 2020. This version of the Road Map is approved pending further bargaining obligations with the Cohasset Teachers Association (CTA).

     

    Cohasset Public Schools Fall School Re-Entry Road Map 2020 - 2021 Approved By School Committee on 8/5/2020

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  • On 8/19/2020 an updated Joint Memo from DPH and DESE Clarifying Key Health and Safety Requirements for Schools was distributed to District Leaders. Also distributed on 8/19/2020 was final EOHHS School Health Regulation Guidance. This guidance includes the requirement for all students from Pre-K through Grade 12 to get a flu immunization by December 31, 2020. On 8/20/2020, the DESE released guidance that allowed for a Mobile Testing Unit to be sent to school districts that were experiencing an outbreak of cases.


     

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  • Greetings Cohasset Public Schools,

    Each Wednesday, the Department of Public Health (DPH) releases its Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report that contains critical metrics for each municipality. Effective this week, there is also be a color-coded indication posted for each municipality calculated on a rolling two-week basis. Based on these updated weekly COVID-19 metrics, DESE’s guidance for how these data should inform each school and district’s learning model is as follows: 

    • Red will designate communities with more than 8 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents. REMOTE
    • Yellow will designate communities that have more than 4 and up to 8 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents. HYBRID
    • Green will designate communities that have 4 or fewer COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents: FULL TIME IN-PERSON or HYBRID (if not able to fit all students under social distancing requirements)
    • Unshaded will designate communities with small populations and fewer than 5 cases within the last 14 days: FULL TIME IN-PERSON or HYBRID (if not able to fit all students under social distancing requirements)

    Currently, Cohasset Public Schools is in the “Unshaded Category,” indicating that in-person schooling is appropriate when social-distancing guidelines are followed.

    I have included information regarding these metrics, as well as the Cohasset Community Health Update for August 14, 2020.


     

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    In an effort to provide information in response to reoccurring questions regarding the proposed TECCA Full Remote Only option, I am sending forward the following clarifications:

    Question:

    "If I do not choose TECCA and my child gets sick or has to quarantine, will he or she be provided with a remote only program at that time for the duration of the quarantine, as my child will clearly not be able to jump into TECCA at that point?" 

    Answer:

    Yes...we will find a TEMPORARY Remote option ONLY for students who are under quarantine and isolating or are under a doctor's care for COVID-19. Students who are in that situation will return to the hybrid or whatever model schools are following when their quarantine period ends. 

     

    Question:

    "Will students who are enrolled in the TECCA for Remote Learning Only have to be enrolled for the entire year?"

    Answer:

    "Students at the elementary level and middle school level will need to be enrolled in TECCA until the end of the first semester (January 25). It is clear now that students at the high school level will need to be enrolled in TECCA for the entire year due to our semester delivery model of classes at CHS."

    I hope these clarifications help those who had these questions. A reminder that we ask that if you are opting for fully remote learning for your child(ren) that you please should fill out the previously sent Full Remote Learning Option Form by Wednesday, August 12 at 3:00pm. If this form is not filled out before 3:00pm on August 12, we cannot guarantee your child(ren) a spot in the program.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Cohasset Public Schools

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    Some families have expressed some confusion regarding the draft plan for the first six weeks of school that was a part of the School Committee approved draft of the Cohasset Public Schools Fall School Re-Entry Road Map 2020 - 2021 that was sent to families last Thursday evening. That section articulates our focus for the weeks, but it should not be construed that we will be waiting until after the first six weeks to begin academic instruction. The first week will focus on getting the students into the buildings safely and ensuring they learn protocols. However, social-emotional learning is always paried with academics, not separated from it. We will continue our rigorous academic offernings while at the same time ensuring those focus points articulated in the Road Map are met. My apologies for any confusion that the plan may have caused. Have a wonderful weekend.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Cohasset Public Schools

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    Last evening the Cohasset School Committee unanimously approved the following draft of the Cohasset Public Schools Fall School Re-Entry Road Map 2020 – 2021 pending further bargaining obligations with the Cohasset Teachers Association (CTA):

    Cohasset Public Schools Fall School Re-Entry Road Map 2020 – 2021 Draft Approved by School Committee on 8/5/2020

     

    Thank you to everyone who attended the family forums which took place last week and earlier this week. I have also included a document that highlights the substantive edits since the July 24, 2020 draft. The forums were informative to these changes.

    Changes Made to Cohasset Public Schools Fall School Re-Entry Map 2020 -2021 Since July 24, 2020 Draft

     

    We will be sending out information regarding our proposed Remote Only option for families tomorrow along with a form to indicate interest in this model. Have a wonderful weekend.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Cohasset Public Schools

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    Last evening, Commissioner Riley’s Fall School Re-Entry Group released their Full Remote Leaning Guidance and their Guidance for Courses Requiring Additional Safety Considerations. The courses mentioned in the Safety Consideration document include physical education, band, chorus / choir, theater, and visual arts.

    Both of these documents further clarify information that is currently in our Fall School Re-Entry Road Map Draft (sent to Cohasset Families yesterday). Information from this new guidance will be included as a part of our final Re-Entry Road Map. These documents will also be helpful for families to review before the family Zoom forums, about which we communicated yesterday.

    I have also included the Community Health Update for Friday, June 24, 2020. Have a great weekend.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Cohasset Public Schools

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    Attached and in the link below, please find the Draft of the Cohasset Public Schools Fall School Re-Entry Road Map for the 2020 – 2021 school year. Thank you to everyone who collaborated to help create this draft. It is important to highlight that this is a draft, and that needed changes will be implemented as we continue in the planning process.

     

    Draft of Cohasset Public Schools Fall School Re-Entry Road Map for 2020 - 2021

     

    The Cohasset Public Schools Timeline for Re-Entry Road Map Development is also attached to this email. This document explains the steps that will follow in the development of the final draft of the Re-Entry Road Map.

     

    In addition, there will be virtual family forums regarding this Road Map draft, which will take place for each school. Instructions for the forums, were sent out to families on 7/24/2020.

     

    Dates and times for Re-Entry Road Map Draft Virtual Forums:

     

     

     

    Virtual Deer Hill Forum on July 28th from 6 PM - 7PM

     

     

    Virtual Cohasset High School Forum on July 29th from 6 PM - 7PM

     

     

    Virtual Cohasset Middle School on July 30th from 6 PM - 7PM

     

     

    Virtual Joseph Osgood School on August 3rd from 6 PM- 7PM

     

     

     

    If you would like to watch the meetings on Facebook, just click the following link at the appropriate time:

     

    https://www.facebook.com/cohassetlivestreaming/?modal=admin_todo_tour

     

    Please note that you will need a Facebook account to watch the meeting on Facebook. Also, you will not be able to interact within the meeting unless you are accessing via Zoom.

     

    Have a wonderful weekend.

     

    Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Cohasset Public Schools

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    On Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10, the subcommittees of the Cohasset Public Schools Re-Entry Team met to discuss re-entry planning in the following areas: Family Connection and Communication, Instruction at Osgood, Instruction at Deer Hill, Instruction at Cohasset Middle School, Instruction at Cohasset High School, Facilities, Social-Emotional Support, Student Services, and Technology. These successful meetings were filled with important discussions, sharing of ideas, and passionate considerations for our students, families, and faculty / staff as we plan for the possibilities of returning in an in-person learning, hybrid, or remote learning model. Thank you to the many stakeholders (students, faculty / staff, parents / guardians, School Committee Members, Town Employees, and Town Leaders who participated in these meetings. It was a great showing of how paramount Cohasset holds the success of its youth and schools. These meeting were one important step along the planning cycle. The Cohasset Public Schools Fall School Re-Entry Planning Timeline can be found here.

    As part of our approach to re-entry, the social-emotional wellness of all our students will be paramount. We are already taking steps to prepare and to implement a safe and supportive return. On Thursday, July 9, the Collaborative of Academic and Social-Emotional Learning (CASEL) issued its re-entry guidance for schools. This document reflects the approach we are planning for social-emotional support. The CASEL Re-Entry Road Map can be found here.

    Also, on July 9, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) produced its Comprehensive Special Education Guidance document and shared it with superintendents and district leaders. This guidance can be found here. This guidance will be followed closely by all faculty and staff.

    Yesterday, Commissioner Riley’s Fall Re-Entry Group issued a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the Initial Fall Guidance. The FAQ Document can be found here, and the Initial Fall Guidance, which was sent out to families on June 25, can be found here. Commissioner Riley also issued a memo to superintendents and district leaders that emphasized the importance of leaders not communicating official Re-Entry Plans until August because of information that is forthcoming regarding financial support, and because of the need to track COVID-19 rates within the community before making final decisions. This memo to school leaders can be found here.

    Finally, the Cohasset Community Health Update for 7/10/2020 can be found here. Please read this document, as it emphasizes the importance of all of us remaining vigilant regarding the social distancing practices required to keep COVID-19 low in our community. I will keep staff and families updated as new information comes my way and as we continue through our planning process. Have a nice weekend.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Cohasset Public Schools

     

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  • Good Morning Cohasset Families,

    Last evening, Commissioner Riley’s Planning Group released its initial fall school re-opening guidance (please click on this link to view the guidance). As Commissioner Riley declares in his memo, “the initial guidance for school reopening this fall prioritizes getting our students back to school in person—safely, following a comprehensive set of health and safety requirements. At the same time, DESE is requiring each district and school to also plan for remote learning and a hybrid school model, a combination of in-person and remote learning, should conditions change this fall or winter.”

    We have already announced the formation of a comprehensive district planning team (please click on this link to access the Fall School Re-Entry Planning Team) and of a timeline for the development of our fall school re-entry road map (please click on this link to access the Fall-Rentry Road Map Development Timeline). Planning will take place at both the district and school level, and student, faculty / staff, and family voice will be paramount as we plan.

    Cohasset Families, please take a few minutes to fill out the following survey, which will be used to help the planning teams (PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK TO ACCESS THE INITIAL GUIDANCE FAMILY SURVEY).

    A similar survey will be issued to faculty and staff in the coming days. We also plan to send out an additional survey to stakeholders after the planning team has their work in draft phase.

    I have also attached a brief video where I explain our approach to planning:

    https://youtu.be/hcePl24ZNm8

     

    We are Cohasset Strong, and we will get through this together! Have a great day.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Cohasset Public Schools

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    The first attached document presents the timeline we will use to create a Road Map for Fall School Re-Entry. We are committed to using a thorough process that is inclusive of stakeholder voice at every level. However, we do recognize the need to get information out as quickly as possible. Because of this need, I will be sharing information from the guidance that is set to come from The Commissioner's Re-Entry Group. The Commissioner has asked that superintendents not go deeply into planning before the guidance from his group is issued. It is expected that the Commissioner will send his guidance, which will serve as a foundation for our work with our own Re-Entry Team, to superintendents and district leaders within the next two weeks. Our timeline provides opportunity for staff and family input in forums before the final Road Map is published. (Please click on link below to access the document): 

    Cohasset Public Schools Timeline for Fall School Re-Entry Road Map Development

    The second attached document presents the Cohasset Public Schools Fall School Re-Entry Planning Team 2020 – 2021. Thank you to the students, parents / guardians, faculty, staff, community members, town employees, and school leaders who are on the Re-entry Subcommittees. The broad scope of this team will provide a great collective voice for the school community as we apply the guidance to make the fall re-entry work for our faculty and staff, families, and students. (Please click on the link below to access the document):

    Cohasset Public Schools Fall Re-Entry Planning Team 2020 - 2021

    “KEEP THE JOY”

    It is important that as we create our safety conscious plans to start school in the fall that we remember the importance of "joy" within our schools. The Cohasset Public Schools are vibrant and warm places for staff to work and for students to learn, and we will focus within our planning on keeping that warmth that makes Cohasset a special place. We will continue to view everything "Through the Eyes of the Student," and we will keep stressing that "This is Important, You Can Do It, and We Will Not Give Up On You" throughout any changes that come our way.

    Sincerely,

    Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Cohasset Public Schools

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    In an effort to support families and students dealing with the ongoing social crisis regarding the death of George Floyd, we are sharing some additional resources (please see below):

    Resources recommended by METCO:

    TIME for Kids Age-Appropriate Resources

    Social and Cultural Literacy Resource for Classrooms

    In addition, we are proud of the recent peaceful and positive activism (holding signs of solidarity for our students of color on the town common) on the part of our students, and we support their collective voice. We are also continuing our focus on cultural competency professional development with all our staff. In addition to examining the diversity of our texts this past school year and immersing our students in more culturally proficient and culturally diverse readings at the elementary level, we had a comprehensive professional development planned for staff on March 20 regarding cultural proficiency and race that was unfortunately postponed due to the COVID -19 outbreak. This professional development, which comes to us through the outstanding efforts of Aleisa Gittens-Carle, our METCO Director, and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Leslie Scollins, and which is funded by the Cohasset Education Foundation (CEF), is now on our Professional Development Calendar for the 2020 – 2021 school year. We are appreciative to the CEF for this opportunity. I have linked our plans for this event to this communication (see below).

    Cultural Competency and Race Professional Development

    Have a nice afternoon.

    Sincerely,

    Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Cohasset Public Schools


     

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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    The events resulting in the death of George Floyd in Minnesota last week have caused sorrow, outrage, and frustration. In a time when the need for compassion and empathy is paramount, we will continue to promote diversity and cultural competency, to teach the importance of open discourse, and to inspire our students to end hate through kindness and compassion. We stand beside and support our students and families of color, in this case particularly students and families in the Black and African American communities, and we are committed to do our part to end systemic racism.

    This tragedy and others like it, paired with the ongoing pandemic, have produced a difficult landscape for our students. We want to provide the highest level of social and emotional support possible for our students during this difficult time, so please reach out to your child’s principal or our METCO Director, if there is a need for support, and they will direct you to the appropriate resources. We have also included some resources to support students and families in talking about recent events and in coping with the trauma that can arise from public tragedies.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Patrick Sullivan, Superintendent

    Dr. Leslie Scollins, Assistant Superintendent

    Michael MacMillan, Director of Finance and Operations

    Mary Buchanan, Director of Student Services

    Alesia Gittens-Carle, METCO Director

    Brian Scott, CHS Principal

    Tara Noyes, CHS Assistant Principal

    Steve Rotondi, Athletic Director

    Sandy Crough, Lead Nurse

    John Mills, CMS Principal

    Dr. Kate Salas, CMS Assistant Principal

    Alexandra L. Sullivan, DHS Principal

    Lisa Farrell, JOS Principal

    Resources:

    Cohasset Public Schools Counselors and School Psychologist Contact Information

    Resources regarding talking to children about race / racism:

    http://www.childrenscommunityschool.org/social-justice-resources/

    http://www.raceconscious.org/2016/06/100-race-conscious-things-to-say-to-your-child-to-advance-racial-justice/
    https://booksforlittles.com/racial-diversity/

    https://bookriot.com/2020/04/09/social-justice-books-for-teens/ 

    National Association of School Pyschologists (NASP) Talking to Children About Violence, Tips for Parents and Teachers:

    Racial Equity Tools: https://www.racialequitytools.org/home

    Teaching Tolerance Website: https://www.tolerance.org/

    List of 31 Books that support conversations about race – racism with children:

    https://www.embracerace.org/resources/26-childrens-books-to-support-conversations-on-race-racism-resistance

    Article regarding using children’s books to support conversations regarding race - racism:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/11/22/childrens-books-can-help-start-conversation-about-race-parents-have-continue-it/

    Anti-Defamation League (ADL) website: https://www.adl.org/

    Resources regarding trauma and support:

    Child Mind Institute: Dealing with Trauma Guides: https://childmind.org/our-impact/trauma-response/guides/

    The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTN): Resources: https://www.nctsn.org/resources

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/01/health/protests-racism-talk-to-children-wellness/index.html

    https://www.helpguide.org/articles/ptsd-trauma/helping-children-cope-with-traumatic-stress.htm


     

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  • School facilities are closed. Please click on the image below to access

    the Superintendent and Community Updates

    superintendent info

    Please click on the image below to access

    Remote Learning Resources for all schools

    remote learning resources


     

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  • Cohasset Public Schools is one of 250 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 10th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.

    Click on the link below for the full article

    CPS College Board's 10th Annual AP District Honor Roll Announcement


     

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  • The 2020-2021 district calendar has been updated and approved by the School Committee on 5/6/2020. 

    Click on the calendar below to view.

    District Calendar & Holidays 2020-2021 - Approved by SC 11/6/19


     

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  • Please click on the image below to view the Cohasset Safe Schools Night Presentation

    Safe Schools Night


     

     

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  •  All student registrations are now done by appointment at the appropriate grade level school.

    • Joseph Osgood, grades K-2: 210 Sohier St., Cohasset, MA 02025 - 781-383-6117
    • DeerHill Elementary, grades 3-5; 208 Sohier St., Cohasset, MA 02025 - 781-383-6115
    • Cohasset Middle School, grades 6-8: 143 Pond St., Cohasset, MA 02025 - 781-383-6100
    • Cohasset High School, grades 9-12: 143 Pond St., Cohasset, MA 02025 - 781-383-6100

    Click here for more information


     

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  • Mental Health Resources


     

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