• Please see below for the list of most frequently asked questions. This is an evolving list that we will continue to update as additional information becomes available.

    In an effort to manage community questions, we have set up the following email address:  scinfo@pembrokek12.org


    Last update: 10/2/20 After Parent Q&A Session 4



    August 4, 2020

    Final Plan approved by Pembroke School Committee

    August 14, 2020

    Plans submitted to DESE for approval

    August 12, 2020

    Mode Choice sent to parents due by August 17th (IMPORTANT) and placement begins

    August 26, 2020

    Placement and cohorts Notifications Begin 

    August 31, 2020 

    First day of school for teachers.  PD 

    September 10, 2020

    Device Distribution begins week of Sept 8th.

    September 15, 2020

    First Day of school for all students grades 1-12

    Hybrid students: Cohort A in-school, Cohort B remote

    September 17, 2020

    First Day of School for Kindergarten

    September 21, 2020

    First Day of School Preschool 

    November 2020

    First  placement reassessment date (6 weeks)



  • Which model will Pembroke start the school year in?

  • When is the first day of school for students?

  • I did not receive the survey for my child to indicate our plans for return to school; what should I do?

  • Orientations and Building Transitions

  • What would trigger the move from hybrid to full remote?

  • When will I know what cohort my child is in?

  • How will we determine which students fall under cohort C? (four day instruction)

  • What is the learning platform that 100% remote students will access?

  • When do families have to decide which model they choose?

  • Will my children be in the same cohort?

  • Where can I see the recordings of the school committee meetings?

  • Where can I find the District Calendar?

  • If Monday is a holiday will the following Tuesday be the remote day?

  • What is the overall goal for K-12 education in the academic school year 2020-21?

  • What is the timeline to submit our plans?

  • Will there be a delay to the start of the school year?

  • Who oversees the development of these plans?

  • Will parents choose whether to send their children to school or keep them learning remotely?

  • How will Remote Learning work? If we choose a plan but it does not work for our student/s, will there be opportunities to change the plan?

  • Are school districts responsible for students who are choosing remote learning?

  • What is the difference between homeschooling and remote learning?

  • Will remote learning be just like it was in the spring?

  • If my child is remote learning, will he/she learn have access to the same curricula that the students in class will learn?

  • My family does not have enough technology in our home. Will laptops be provided?

  • I do not have a printer, how can I get access to printed materials?

  • What does the lunch schedule look for students who are in the hybrid model at home learning days?

  • When are athletics and transportation fees due?

  • Does our choice between the hybrid or remote model impact my child’s ability to participate in sports or extra-curricular activities?

  • What safety measures will be in place for students and staff?

  • What are the guidelines for safe distancing requirements between students?

  • Are ten students the maximum number in one class in the fall (as provided in the Initial Summer School Guidance issued on June 4, 2020)?

  • How do we measure how many desks can fit into a classroom?

  • Will students have their own desks/lockers?

  • How do we ensure social distance in school? What about shared items etc.?

  • What are my options for childcare when my student will be remote learning some or all of the time?

  • Who needs to wear a mask or face covering, and when do they have to be worn?

  • Can parents send children to school without a mask/face covering if they do not have access to one?

  • Are there exceptions to wearing masks or face coverings?

  • When students are in the cafeteria or in classrooms or other spaces to eat, what is the space requir

  • When, if ever, should students and staff be tested for COVID-19? Is there routine testing?

  • What are the health and safety guidelines for teachers?

  • What are the protocols for a COVID-19 Positive within our district?

  • Why was the decision made not to take temperatures upon arrival at school?

  • What is the proper handwashing technique?

  • Can the teachers to keep the assignments in PowerSchool updated (and forecasted 3 days) and to be consistent with the naming across both platforms (Gooogle Classroom and PowerSchool) for consistency and to help parents help their kids stay organized during this time of transition.

  • What is the proper hand sanitizing technique?

  • Is hand sanitizing an acceptable replacement for handwashing?

  • Do we have to keep classroom windows open?

  • What about ventilation within our buildings?

  • Are the Community Service requirements for seniors different now, considering it's harder to find these opportunities?

School Committee Presentation 8/4

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