End of Year Update for Families

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We hope that you are well! The following information is important and will hopefully answer any questions you have about the end of the year. This year will be different than years past due to our school buildings being closed and the need for social distancing. Our plan puts the safety of our community at the forefront.

Important Upcoming Dates:

Monday, May 25th Memorial Day (No School)

Tuesday, May 27th-Friday, May 29th - District-wide Virtual Field Day

Friday, June 5th 12:00 - Kindergarten families will pick up student belongings (anything from the student’s desk/ cubby) and certificate

Monday, June 8th 12:00- 2:00 Grade 1 families will pick up student belongings

Tuesday, June 9th - Town Voting Day

Wednesday, June 10th 12:00-2:00 - Grade 2 families will pick up student belongings

Thursday, June 11th 12:00-2:00 - 

  • Grade 3 families will pick up student belongings
  • No virtual meetings today with students. Teachers will be in meetings.

Friday, June 12th 12:00-2:00 - Grade 4 families will pick up student belongings

Monday, June 15th 12:00 - Grade 5 students will pick up belongings, their grade 5 certificate, and gift bag to celebrate the end of their time in elementary school.

Tuesday, June 16th - 

  • Last day of school
  • Families will be able to access Report Cards: These report cards will include grades and comments through Term II. For Term III, the “Comments” section of the report card will focus on each student’s level of participation during remote learning, commitment to completion of assignments, and teachers’ recommendations for the summer.
  • Happy Summer!

Week of August 18th Classroom placement letters will be mailed to your home.

On the days that students are required to pick up belongings, please make sure to drive to the school in a car. Students have many things that have been carefully bagged and labeled by staff. There will be too much to bring home if you walk or arrive by bike.. If you are unable to pick up at your designated time, please arrange to have a friend or neighbor pick up your child’s belongings.

At pick up, families will stay in their cars and a staff member will place the belongings into the trunk or back of the car. It is very important at all grade levels that people stay in their cars, pick up their belongings, and leave the school grounds.

The school nurse will arrange for a time to pick up any medications left at school if you have not already been able to coordinate this.

Grade 5 students will also be receiving a gift bag, as well as a certificate from their teachers during the belongings pick-up. We are excited to be able to see our fifth grade students again and are looking forward to recognizing them in this way!

As we close this unprecedented year, we want to thank you for your patience and continuous support.

It has become very clear over the last few months that our community rises to all occassions. We are a team of kind, generous, and resilient people who truly care about one another. Thank you for all that you do each day and thank you for allowing us to teach your children. It has been a bit of a bumpy ride, but we will come out stronger (and more technically savvy) when this is finally over. Stay well and enjoy the summer sunshine!

Sincerely,

Robert Cancellieri, Principal, Dawe School
Christine Feeney, Principal, Hansen School
David M. Guglia, Principal, Gibbons School
Katie Monahan, Principal, Wilkins School
Maureen Mulvey, Principal, South School