Announcements

  • On Tuesday, August 4th, the Central Office will be closed for routine cleaning, however, staff will still be available through email.  Thank you.


     

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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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  • Preemptive Mosquito Spraying

    Greetings Cohasset Families,

    Mosquito Spraying at all schools is scheduled for July 10, 2020 between 2:00 AM and 5:00 AM.

    The Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project will be spraying Cohasset Schools’ fields and grounds for mosquitoes between the hours of 2:00 AM and 5:00 AM on the morning of July 10, 2020. Spraying is contingent upon appropriate weather.

    More information about the spraying can be found in the MA Department of Agricultural Resources notification and required postings here.

    Consumer Information Bulletin

    pyrethrins fact sheet

    Standard Written Spraying Notification

     

     

    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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  • Beginning Monday, June 1, in accordance with the most recent guidelines, Central Office will be open for public business from Monday through Thursday from 9:00AM – 3:00PM. Central Office will be staggering our staff so as to adhere to the guidelines, but individuals are working each day and will be available by email Monday through Friday if needed. The opening of Central Office will adhere to all regulations set out by Governor Baker’s team. 


     

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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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