I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Please take this opportunity to reflect on what is truly important and enjoy some quality time at home. As we complete one quarter of the school year, please know that we remain committed to all of our Freetown and Lakeville families during this holiday season.
The FLRSD Hybrid Model schedule for the next two weeks allows for both cohorts to attend in-person instruction at all levels. This provides equity leading up to the Thanksgiving break. Please note we also made the same modification prior to our winter break in December. The school committee will be voting on a future schedule for the second semester at our meeting next week.
Dear Parents and Community Members,
In honor of Veteran’s Day 2020, the FLRSD community would like to recognize, remember, and pay respect to all of our brave women and men for their service to our country. Please take the opportunity this weekend to honor those local heroes from both towns for their service to our nation. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them” - John F. Kennedy
We have already completed 35 school days in this academic year. As the cold weather and holiday season approaches, the Freetown-Lakeville Regional School District will continue to use the One-Call Communication System to provide families with necessary safety updates and school cancellation or delay information. The safety of our students and staff remains my top priority.
Happy Halloween! Please remember to turn back your clocks this weekend as we enter the month of November with Daylight Savings Time. It is imperative, now that both communities have received a higher risk “Red” category regarding COVID cases that we remain vigilant in wearing our masks and keeping our social distance as we enjoy the fun activities with our children. The state guidelines are clear that school districts should look at multiple, consecutive weekly COVID-19 reports to inform any changes to their learning model. We will continue to monitor this new high risk designation for both Freetown and Lakeville.
In addition to the tremendous challenges presented by the COVID virus, there is no question that the highly charged political climate in our country can have a significant impact on our students, our schools, and the educational process. With elections at the state and federal levels, as a well as the complex issues related to racial injustice, it is important to remind the entire school community to approach these topics in a respectful manner and to provide a safe, inclusive environment for all our children to engage in meaningful conversations and dialogue. We must continue to maintain a safe, civil learning environment focused on students’ academic growth and social-emotional well-being.