Travel Order + Guidance
Traveling? Please refer to the Governor's Travel Order (Mass.gov)
Mask Break Information
This guidance was compiled by the Hleath and Wellness Department of Framingham Public Schools: Guidance for Mask Breaks During COVID-19 .
The Health and Wellness Department is referencing documents provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics as it relates to school-based athletics. More information will be available soon.
Stop The Spread Testing Information
Pool Testing Information
We are pleased to report that the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has approved Framingham’s pooled testing application. We are currently working with our DESE assigned vendor on testing logistics and consent paperwork which we will be aligning with our scheduled return of students. Pooled tests combine respiratory samples from several students and then conduct one laboratory test on the combined pool of samples to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. If a pooled test result is negative, then all individuals within that pool are presumed negative and may remain in school. If a pooled test result is positive, then all individuals in the pool must be retested individually.
2/26/21: In this Smore incoming Kindergarten parents/guardians invited to learn about the Kindergarten experience in Framingham, as well as provided the opportunity to join virtual school-based meetings to meet staff from each elementary school before they complete their school choice forms.
2/26/21: This Return to School Update contains general updates and reminders, an update from Transportation, current public health conditions, risk mitigation efforts, and more.
2/24/21: Please read this important information if you have a child attending school in-person every day or as part of the Hybrid Learning Schedule in Phase IV.
2/22/21: Please download the MyMedBot App and begin using it when your child or children return to school on Wednesday, February 24th. Your invitation code will be sent by email. (Phase III Students only)
2/19/21: This Return to School Update contains General Reminders, Updates from Food Services, Information from FHS Athletics, Public Health Conditions, and more!
2/19/21: These protocols have been designed to offer scalability in communication and contact tracing as the presence of staff and students increase in our school buildings.
2/18/21: Please download the MyMedBot App and begin using it when your child or children return to school on Monday, February 22nd. Your invitation code will be sent by email. (Phase I and II only)
Emergency Contact Information
- MASS -211: https://mass211.org/ (Call 508-532-2255 or Text ‘c2t’ to 741741)
- IM Hear – Texting Program from Samaritans Suicide Prevention for Teens
- DCF Child-at-Risk Hotline 800-792-5200
- National Runaway Safeline:1-800-786-2929
- Samaritans Statewide Helpline: 1-877-870-4673
- SafeLink domestic violence hotline: 1-877-785-2020
- New Hope, Inc Domestic/Sexual Violence Hotline: 1-800-323-4673
- Voices Against Violence Hotline - 1-800-593-1125 or 508-626-8686 (TTY-friendly)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Spanish Language: 1-866-628-9454
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889
- Veterans: 1-800-273-8255
- Disaster Distress: 1-800-985-5990
- The Trevor Project (24/7 LGBTQ crisis intervention/suicide prevention hotline) - 1-866-488-7386
- Fever, chills or shaking chills
- Temperature of 100.0 F (37.7 C) or higher
- Loss of taste or smell
- Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
- Sore throat
- Fatigue or unusual tiredness with one other symptom
- Body pain or ache
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- Runny nose or congestion
According to the CDC, symptoms of Coronavirus can begin to appear anywhere between two to 14 days after exposure.