COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19

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Letter from Superintendent Willard and MA Commissioner of Education: March 31, 2020

Dear Families, 
I hope this email finds you all safe and healthy. 
Below please find an important letter from Jeffrey C. Riley, Massachusetts Commissioner of Education, regarding extended school closures due to COVID-19. 

Utilizing the Commissioner’s guiding principles, the Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District is currently working to develop and revise a remote learning plan to be implemented through the current closure period, until May 4, 2020. We anticipate that we will have this plan ready for release to you by the end of the week and as we proceed, the learning experiences that teachers and our schools are providing will continue to become more organized. 

I want to take this opportunity thank all of the students and families and teachers for your patience, understanding and ability to adapt to this ever evolving situation. I look forward to the days when everyone will be back together again. In the meantime, please continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC in protecting yourselves and the community from Coronavirus (COVID-19) and watch for updates from teachers, schools and the District. 

Sincerely,
Jennifer Willard
Superintendent

Jeffrey C. Riley, Massachusetts Commissioner of Education, Letter to Families: COVID-19
Jeffrey C. Riley, Massachusetts Commissioner of Education, Letter to Families: COVID-19-Spanish


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Student Device Distribution: March 27, 2020
Families that completed the District survey and expressed a need for a student device for use at home during the current extended school closure will receive devices on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

The Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District (STGRSD) is currently able to provide one student device per family. 

Caregivers will be required to agree with the STGRSD Empowered Digital Use Agreement and sign the STGRSD Student Device Sign-out Agreement at pick-up in order to receive a device.

Families have been contacted with their pick-up time. Device pick-up for all schools will be at Southwick Regional School.

Questions should be directed to your child's school. Please leave a message. Messages are being retrieved daily. 

Click here for low cost options for internet access.

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Governor Baker Extends School Closures: March 25, 2020

Governor Baker has just announced that he has ordered all Massachusetts schools to stay closed through the end of April, and not to reopen earlier than May 4, 2020.

We will continue to update families as new information becomes available.


 

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WiFi Needs Survey: March 23, 2020

STGRSD is working to provide laptops to students who need them.
So the District can identify how many laptops would be needed, we ask that families please complete the survey linked below:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx…

Please complete the survey by Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Additional information will be forthcoming.
A link to the survey is also available from the District website: www.stgrsd.org


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Interscholastic Athletics: March 17, 2020

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) is the governing body that oversees high school athletics in Massachusetts. Yesterday, the MIAA Board of Directors voted to amend the start of the 2020 spring sports season in light of recent mandates from Governor Baker and recommendations from governing health agencies.

The updated start date for the 2020 spring season is April 27, 2020.


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Continuous Learning Resources: March 16, 2020


Dear STGRSD Families,

As you read in last night’s email, Governor Baker has closed all public schools through April 6, 2020. During this time, we intend to provide opportunities for continuous learning while our students are at home. The intent of these resources is for our students to exercise their minds while away from school so they are ready to resume new learning when they return. Most of our resources can be found as a live link on our District website: https://www.stgrsd.org/departments/health_services/c_o_v_i_d-19/continuous_learning

For grades K-6, you will find login information for i-Ready, an online learning platform. Mrs. Fahey- Carrier, principal of Powder Mill School, will be posting a video tutorial for families in the coming days. If you do not have access to online learning at home, we have paper packets ready for our students at the Superintendent’s office. Please call ahead to schedule a time to pick them up this week.

Grades 7-12 have additional resources for independent learning on the website as well. These resources should provide opportunities to extend or review what students have already learned or to provide enriching experiences.

I can’t emphasize enough, we are not trying to replicate a student’s school day rather we intend to keep their minds fresh. Enjoy and have fun with these activities.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Willard
Superintendent


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Grab & Go Meals: March 16, 2020

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 STGRSD will be providing Grab&Go meals for children who need them. Meals will be available weekdays, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for pick up at the Powder Mill School (main entrance) and the Granville Town Hall. There is no charge for the meals.

So that we can best serve the community and maximize resources, we are asking families who plan to pick up meals to please complete the form on our website:
https://www.stgrsd.org/cms/One.aspx…

To manually access the form: select Grab&Go Meals from the menu on the right.


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Letter from Superintendent Willard: March 15, 2020

 

In light of the Governor's announcement where all Massachusetts public schools are closed for the next three (3) weeks, I want to let everyone know that we will do everything possible to keep you informed and updated on all things related to the educational, social, emotional, and overall wellness of our students!  Schools will be closed until Tuesday, April 7, 2020.  

 Thank you for your patience and understanding. Together we will ensure that our students, our staff, and our community remain safe, healthy, and ready to return to school. 

In the meantime, while at home, please continue practice proper hygiene and maintain social distances.  One of the main points the Governor emphasized was the importance of NOT gathering in large groups, but to limit interactions to immediate family.

I will update the community as I learn more.

 Jennifer Willard





Superintendent's Letters To Families


March 4, 2020: COVID-19 Update

March 11, 2020: COVID-19 Update

March 13, 2020: COVID-19 Update: School Closure



State Resources
State of Massachusetts

Commissioner Riley's Guidance to Elementary and Secondary Schools Regarding COVID-19 

Guidance recently issued by the U.S. Department of Education, Services to Children with Disabilities


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