Raise the Bar

As I reported yesterday, the Freetown-Lakeville Middle School has been in the news this week regarding four confirmed cases of Pertussis and a recent Air Quality Assessment initiated by the school district.  Please be informed that the health and safety of our students and staff remains our number one priority. It is unfortunate that the media has shared only some information and raised anxiety within the school community.  Below is an excellent informational video on pertussis and the link to the air quality report.  I have been in constant contact with our school physician, medical professionals, and the Department of Public Health throughout this process and all parties support our actions at the schools.

We will be discussing both topics publicly at our next school committee meeting on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in the ARHS Library at 6:30 p.m. This will include actions to date and future action plans for all schools. We have already completed 50 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.     

Our next school committee meeting will be Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in the ARHS Library at 6:30 p.m.  Please be reminded that Wednesday, November 27, 2019 is an early dismissal for all schools. I look forward to our continued drive toward excellence, as we continue to raise the bar for all children.   If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call 508-923-2000 ext. 1703 or email me at rmedeiros@freelake.org

Pertussis Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tXV-8-6tw0

Indoor Air Quality Reports: 

https://www.mass.gov/report/indoor-air-quality-reports


 “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