Gloucester Schools Covid-19 and reopening updates

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GHS Gillnetter coverage HERE by Cameron Muniz

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“Gloucester  Department Head Karen Carroll also spoke at the meeting about how Gloucester is handling the pandemic. She said that Gloucester has had “zero deaths from people under 19” and that Massachusetts has a 2.2% positive test rate, which is higher than before but not a sign of a spike in cases.

Caroll also discussed the precautions being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Gloucester…”

Gloucester teachers’ feedback HERE

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” Because our members’ voices were silenced at the Gloucester School Committee Meeting of August 5, 2020, the Gloucester Teachers Association is bringing our statement to the public. We are now not convinced that our voices will be heard in a Public Forum that has just been announced this evening. The School Committee will be voting on our Reopening Plan next Wednesday. We should have had a public opportunity to state our concerns with the current preliminary plans. The following is our statement regarding the reopening of the Gloucester Public Schools.” (See GHS Gillnetter)

Superintendent message and upcoming virtual info meetings below:

August 5, 2020

Dear Gloucester School Families,

On July 31 our planning team completed preliminary plans for in-person learning, remote learning, and hybrid learning which combines the two. Please visit the Plans Section on our website to read about the ways we could return to school.

Parents have provided important information this summer through surveys and direct feedback, and as we work toward final plans, your input is more valuable than ever.

We have planned a series of Virtual Family Forums that we hope you will be able to attend to get a full update, share your ideas, and ask questions. The schedule of upcoming forums is listed below, and we hope you will be able to join us at one or more of them. Also included below are Question Submission links that will allow you to ask a question in advance so our team can be sure to provide the information you need.

Also the School Committee has scheduled a special meeting on August 10 at 7:00 p.m. for members of the public to provide comment on the reopening of school. You will find information about how to participate in this meeting here

Thank you for working with us to develop solutions and provide answers to help you and your family prepare for a new school year.

Sincerely,

Ben Lummis, Superintendent

O’Maley Middle School – August 6 at 6:30 pm

Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86239675898

Meeting ID: 862 3967 5898

Join via Phone: +1 (312) 626-6799, Alternate: +1 (346) 248-7799.

Virtual Family Forums Question Submission

Elementary Schools – August 6 at 8:00 pm

Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84935039559

Meeting ID: 8493 5039 559

Join via Phone: +1 (312) 626-6799, Alternate: +1 (346) 248-7799.

Virtual Family Forums Question Submission

Gloucester High School – August 7 at 9:30 am

Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83847086274

Meeting ID: 8384 7086 274

Join via Phone: +1 (312) 626-6799, Alternate: +1 (346) 248-7799.

Virtual Family Forums Question Submission

Elementary Schools – August 10 at 9:30 am

Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81078866992

Meeting ID: 8107 8866 992

Join via Phone: +1 (312) 626-6799, Alternate: +1 (346) 248-7799.

Virtual Family Forums Question Submission

O’Maley Middle School – August 11 at 9:30 am

Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81869798517

Meeting ID: 8186 9798 517

Join via Phone: +1 (312) 626-6799, Alternate: +1 (346) 248-7799.

Virtual Family Forums Question Submission

Gloucester Pre-School – August 11 at 5 pm.

Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86923467533

Meeting ID: 8692 3467 533

Join via Phone: +1 (312) 626-6799, Alternate: +1 (346) 248-7799.

Virtual Family Forums Question Submission

Gloucester High School – August 11 at 7:00 pm

Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87944048463

Meeting ID: 8794 4048 463

Join via Phone: +1 (312) 626-6799, Alternate: +1 (346) 248-7799.

Virtual Family Forums Question Submission

Gloucester Pre-School – August 13 at 7:30 pm

Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89058197820

Meeting ID: 8905 8197 820

Join via Phone: +1 (312) 626-6799, Alternate: +1 (346) 248-7799.

Virtual Family Forums Question Submission

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