Learning Models Available During Student Quarantine

Greetings Cohasset Families,

I am writing to you today to outline the process families should follow if they have a child who attends Cohasset Public Schools who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is a close contact to a COVID-19 positive individual and requires quarantine.

Step #1: Please contact your child’s nurse.

Step #2: Your child’s principal will then send you an email outlining the asynchronous (work provided for your child to complete) and synchronous (remote connection) learning models that will be available to your child during quarantine. Here is the letter that you will receive:

Dear Cohasset Family,

 If you are receiving this email you have informed your school nurse that your child is COVID-19 positive or is in quarantine from exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual. All students will have the opportunity to receive a combination of asynchronous (work provided for your child to complete) and synchronous (remote connection) instruction during periods of COVID-19 quarantine.

 All teachers will ensure that students who are COVID-19 positive or are in quarantine receive asynchronous work that is consistent with what the students are covering in the classroom at the time of the student’s quarantine. This work can be provided through Google Classroom, Google Slides, IXL, Dreambox, Lexia, independent reading, or other educational materials that connect directly to the information being taught in class at the time of the quarantine.

 All elementary teachers will provide COVID-19 positive or quarantined elementary students the opportunity for meaningful synchronous interactions daily for each of these areas: social-emotional learning, ELA and math. All middle and high school teachers will provide quarantined middle and high school students the opportunity for daily meaningful synchronous interactions with their teachers. Teachers will work collaboratively with students and families to ensure an appropriate work load and to successfully transition students into the classroom.

Your child’s teachers have been notified of your child’s quarantine; however, if you do not hear from them within one school day, please feel free to contact them directly should you wish for your child to receive synchronous connections, as outlined above.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

 

Building Principal

 

Step # 3: Please follow up with your child’s principal and teacher if you have any questions.

Thank you for your continued collaboration during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

 

Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Cohasset Public Schools