Sep
24
September, 24th 2021
The Fall Season is here! The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the MCAS 2021 results to the public this week, with parent and student forms being mailed to us from DESE next week. Families will receive their child’s MCAS scores after September 30. Families of students who were in grades 3-8 in the spring should keep in mind that those students were given shorter than usual tests, which can cause individual student performance to vary more than usual as compared to previous years. These variations even out as groups of students are aggregated, but the difference is worth keeping in mind when viewing individual results. Families should also remember that MCAS results are only one measure of their child's growth and achievement. We have experienced a safe and successful start to the academic year. A reminder that our in-school COVID testing options do require consent, so please go to the consent website here. Online consent is best but if you feel you really need a paper form, the schools do have them available. The FLRSD website has reported 19 cases on the COVID District Dashboard so far for the 2021-22 school year. We also continue to include school numbers, weekly town COVID information from the State, and updates from the DESE regarding COVID cases in the Commonwealth. As we see increased positivity rates in both communities, we must remain vigilant on necessary safety protocols and procedures. The FLRSD motto of “Respect, Patience, and Flexibility” was put to the test last year driving our decision making. The school district will continue to use the One-Call Communication System to provide families with necessary safety updates throughout the fall. Our next school committee meeting will be next Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the ARHS Library. The agenda will be available on our website under the District Tab. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call 508-923-2000 extension 1703 or email me at rmedeiros@freelake.org.
Sep
17
September, 17th 2021
The first full week is in the books! Thank you so much for your continued support and cooperation as we work through the first month of school routines. We have experienced a safe and successful start to the academic year. A reminder our in-school COVID testing options do require consent so please go to the consent website here. Online consent is best but if you feel you really need a paper form, the schools do have them available. The FLRSD website will continue to report cases on the COVID District Dashboard for the 2021-22 school year. We also continue to include school numbers, weekly town covid information from the State, and updates from the DESE regarding COVID cases in the Commonwealth. As we continue to see increased positivity rates in both communities, we must remain vigilant on necessary safety protocols and procedures. The FLRSD motto of “Respect, Patience, and Flexibility” was put to the test last year driving our decision making. The school district will continue to use the One-Call Communication System to provide families with necessary safety updates throughout the fall. Our next school committee meeting will be Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the ARHS Library. The agenda will be available on our website under the District Tab. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call 508-923-2000 extension 1703 or email me at rmedeiros@freelake.org.
Sep
10
September, 10th 2021
Welcome back to the start of another exciting school year! The first week is in the books! Thank you so much for your continued support and cooperation as we work through our “new” opening of school routines. Our pre-school and kindergarten children joined us on Thursday, September 9, 2021. The FLRSD current enrollment for this year is 2,773 children, which is up 67 students from last year. Today, Friday, September 10, 2021 our schools participated in a moment of peaceful reflection on the 20th anniversary of 9-11 in honor and remembrance for all those lost. This event has become an annual tribute to not only those individuals lost on 9-11, but the many who continue to serve our communities and nation. This continued act of unity by our school children serves as a reminder of our strength as a community, state, and nation The FLRSD website will continue to report cases on the COVID District Dashboard for the 2021-22 school year. We also continue to include school numbers, weekly town covid information from the State, and updates from the DESE regarding COVID cases in the Commonwealth. We continue to see increased positivity rates in both communities so we must remain vigilant on necessary safety protocols and procedures. The FLRSD motto of “Respect, Patience, and Flexibility” was put to the test last year driving our decision making. The school district will continue to use the One-Call Communication System to provide families with necessary safety updates throughout the fall. In addition to our many mitigation strategies, this year we are excited about a new partnership with the Bristol County Sheriff's K-9 Covid Officers and 2 covid dogs to provide one more unique layer of protection for our school community. They have already visited multiple schools in our district before school started and in the coming weeks, may visit one school per day focusing on covid protection. The officers will report to the main office upon arrival at each school and all communication will be with the building administrators and the school nurse. We are excited and look forward to working together in this exciting initiative. Our next school committee meeting will be Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the ARHS Library. The agenda will be available on our website under the District Tab. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call 508-923-2000 extension 1703 or email me at rmedeiros@freelake.org. The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but is setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark” - Artist - Michelangelo
Sep
3
September, 3rd 2021
Our first day of school for all students and staff is next Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Please be reminded of the state mandate from DESE Commissioner Riley requiring all adults and students PK-12 to wear masks indoors until October 1, 2021. The district will implement this mandate at all schools. In addition, the 2021-22 bus routes are posted on our website. We all look forward to a safe in-person return on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. The Freetown-Lakeville Regional School District and Curative Inc. will be holding another Vaccine Clinic for all eligible students and adults at the ARHS gymnasium on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 3-6 p.m. To streamline the process you may pre-register at https://curative.com/sites/28947 or the clinic will accept walk-in registration on that day. The state continues to encourage individuals to get vaccinated and the district supports this as our best path to a safe in-person return to school this fall. Last year the FLRSD website reported on the COVID District Dashboard and our totals for the 2020-21 school year remain posted. We also continue to include school numbers, weekly town covid information from the State and from the Department of Education regarding COVID cases in the Commonwealth. We are beginning to see increased positivity rates in both communities so we must remain vigilant on necessary safety protocols and procedures. The FLRSD motto of “Respect, Patience, and Flexibility” was put to the test last year driving our decision making. The school district will continue to use the One-Call Communication System to provide families with necessary safety updates throughout the fall.. Our next school committee meeting will be Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the ARHS Library. The agenda will be available on our website under Announcements. Please enjoy the Labor Day holiday weekend . If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call 508-923-2000 extension 1703 or email me at rmedeiros@freelake.org.
Aug
31
August, 31st 2021
Dear Parents and Community Members, We have attached 4 handouts with information about COVID19 for this school year. Please make sure you read the information about whether or not you should send your child to school on any given day and call your child's school nurse with any questions. It is important for the school nurse to know your child's COVID 19 vaccination status because of how close contact and quarantine issues are handled, so please provide that information to your child's school nurse. Also in these handouts is information about our "Test and Stay" program for IN SCHOOL close contacts. Children cannot participate in "Test and Stay" without prior parental consent for in-school testing. Please use https://www.cic-health.com/consent/ma?district=null and note that even though the consent form is for all three types of testing, Freetown Lakeville has no plans right now to do the COVID Safety Checks (or pooled testing) but the state wrote one consent form to be uniform across the state. Here's to a great 21-22 school year! As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the nurse in your child’s school: ARHS: PMueller@freelake.org FLMS: Kcroce@freelake.org GRAIS: JBurke@freelake.org AES: JBullock@freelake.org FES: KJacobsen@freelake.org