News for the Community from Superintendent/Principal Dobosz – 2/5/2021

Greetings Community,

It’s been wonderful to have all the kids back for in-person learning.  Thank you for your continued support with the health and safety guidelines.  

Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend and I am sure that many of you are excited to watch Tom Brady in yet another Super Bowl.  With that said, please take into consideration that Governor Baker has urged residents to avoid watching with anyone from outside their immediate household because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  

Last Day of School:  The new last day of school is June 14, 2021.  The calendar will be forthcoming.

Parking:  Thank you for your patience with the new changes to the  drop off/pick up procedures. These first two days seem to have gone well.  Please share this information with any grandparents or caretakers that may drop off or pick up your child(ren) for you.  All families that park in the church parking lot need to enter through the second entrance to the church.   If you are coming from Huntington(up RT 112) please enter through the first entrance..  You may exit the school driveway after yielding to cars in the line for drop off and pick-up.  This will allow the flow of traffic to run smoothly.  Thank you in advance for your attention and cooperation.

SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT ORIENTATION

The Special Education Parent Advisory Council, in collaboration with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be hosting a parent orientation to learn about the upcoming Special Education and Civil Rights review in our district. The parent orientation will be held as a Zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81646678311?pwd=dmI5VlpLQUdxaVRJNGdQeS9yZFJxdz09 at 2:00 PM on February 23, 2021. Please join us!

You may contact Laurie Farkas at 413-238-5856 with questions about the parent orientation or the review.  You may also find this information on our district website.  

Thank you.

A Weekly Covid Update from the Nurse’s Office (2/5/2021)

Number of positive cases within the school community: 0
Overall health of the school communityHEALTHY

We are continuing to have great success with our health and safety protocols within our school community, and we continue to thank you all for your support in keeping our students safe and in person learning.

Family-Friendly Resources for Help with Mental Health:

To assist in getting the word out about HandholdMA.org, a user-friendly website for Massachusetts families who are worried about their children’s mental health, one-page handouts (printable posters) are available for schools to send families through “virtual” or real backpacks. These handouts are available in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, and simplified Chinese. A 30-minute recorded webinar is also available and shows key features and how to use the website to locate mental health resources for children in Massachusetts. HandholdMA.org is designed to help families figure if their child’s behavior is something to worry about and if so, what next steps can they take.

UPCOMING DATES:

  • School Committee Meeting: February 11, 2021: School Committee Meeting beginning at 6:30.  Gretchen Morse-Dobosz is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

School Committee

Time: Feb 11, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)       https://zoom.us/j/92159901144?pwd=S3l5d0UxVjM4dEdBQ3R1ZEphYXlBUT09

Meeting ID: 921 5990 1144

Passcode: 917327

One tap mobile

+16468769923,,92159901144#,,,,*917327# US (New York)

  • Winter Break:  February 15 – 19, 2021. 
  • Special Education Parent Orientation Zoom:  February 23, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m.:  
  • Parent Zoom:  February 24, 2021 beginning at 6:30

Warmly,

Gretchen Morse-Dobosz,
Superintendent/Principal

Worthington School District
147 Huntington Road
Worthington, MA 01098
413-238-5856
gmorsedobosz@hr-k12.org

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