Important Update from the Superintendent
This year's return to school has been far different from any other reopening we have experienced. I am thankful for our staff and community's support as we are reimagining what education looks like for Pembroke students. As we have completed the first six weeks of school, it is time to check in with families about their experience thus far and their learning model choices.
Below is a survey link for elementary families designed to give us feedback on our hybrid and remote models. A similar survey will be going out to secondary families next week.
Change to Current Learning Model
Below is a link to a Google Form for any families K-12 that would like to request a change from their current learning model, either from Cohort D to Cohort A/B or vice versa. Some families have reached out directly to schools, but we ask that you formally request a change on this form.
Our goal is to accommodate requests as quickly as possible, but there are quite a few variables associated with student movement from cohort to cohort. In recognition of that, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) allows districts 4-6 weeks to accommodate these requests. Though I do not foresee needing 4-6 weeks, I want families to know that these changes may take some time. For example, at the secondary level, I anticipate requests to shift models aligning with the change in our terms at PCMS and PHS (11/17) so that the transition for students is happening at a logical point in their coursework.
Return of Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Grade 1
And finally, some exciting news. At last night's School Committee meeting, the Committee voted to bring back our youngest learners, Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grade 1, for four days of in-person learning beginning Wednesday, 11/4. Students in Cohorts A, B & C in those grade levels will be joining us for in-person instruction each week, Tuesday through Friday. These students and classrooms will still be maintaining six feet of spacing, and we will not be lessening any of our safety and sanitation guidelines or protocols. If you have a student in PreK, Kindergarten, or Grade 1, you will be receiving additional information from your student's school surrounding logistics such as revised teacher assignments.
Please feel free to reach out to myself or your child’s school with any questions or concerns.