School Building Closure Extended for Remainder of School Year
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This afternoon Governor Baker has announced that Massachusetts Public School buildings will remain closed until next fall. We know that this announcement brings about a number of questions for our students and families. Please know that we have continued to develop a plan behind the scenes to help us address how we can support ongoing learning during this health crisis which has drastically altered life for all of us.
In regards to remote learning, Commissioner Riley is not following federal recommendations to push forward in state curricula. The priority in Massachusetts will continue to be on connecting with students and deepening our instruction on standards that have already been covered. The state will publish more guidance at the end of the week to identify a few "essential or power standards" at each grade level. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education wants to ensure students have familiarity with these standards by the end of the year, if they have not covered this material already.
In Burlington, we will continue with our current remote learning plan from now until May 8. We expect to have some modifications from May 8 through the remainder of the school closure to ensure that all of our students have an opportunity to cover and/or review the essential standards coming from the state later this week.
Finally, we know there will continue to be questions about end-of-year activities for high school seniors and other annual transition activities for both middle and elementary students. Please know that we are working on resolutions for all of these situations and that we will continue to share plans as they are finalized.