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Top 10 Things You Need To Know

  • Updated 9/24/20

    1. The start date of the 2020-2021 school year was Wednesday, September 16, 2020 for all grades. Here are some awesome #FirstDay Photos!
    2. All students (Prek-12) began the school year using the Remote Learning model. Check the Academics page for definitions and expectations, including software information and family resources.
    3. Students in our specialized programs for Autism and Multiple Disabilities will return to school for in person instruction on October 5, 2020. Students who fall into the district's “high needs” group will return to school for in-person instruction on October 26, 2020 and will continue to come to school every day. The plan is for all other students to return to school in the Hybrid Learning model on November 5, 2020. This is all dependent on a variety of metrics and guidance from the Framingham Department of Public Health. Families will receive calls, emails, and/or texts according to their designated group.
    4. In response to family feedback, Explorers is considering expanding the full-day, fee-based program options to include two-day and extended day alternatives for families whose needs are not met with a full-time program during Remote Learning. Space will be limited. Registration is open now and can be accessed on the CRD Website.
    5. Updated 10/5: The 2020-2021 Calendar has been updated and shared! You can see the full communication here:  Updated 2020-2021 District Calendar
    6. Buildings and Grounds has completed window screen replacements, installed hand sanitizer dispensers,  and provided 1,500 air purifiers across schools. There have been several Air Filter replacements and upgrades including, MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) upgrades to 13 of our buildings. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items continue to arrive and are being distributed to schools. We are also purchasing 200 water bottle filling stations to replace water drinking fountains. We continue to perform water flushing at all schools. Take a look at the PPE and Faciltiies Updates from September 23rd.
    7. The Professional Development Committee is beginning to plan upcoming PD Day sessions for teachers and are exploring the option to host an Ed Camp where teachers can lead sessions for other teachers based on the needs and interest of educators across the District. This model ensures that the delivered content is relevant and desired by staff.
    8. Families who need Technology Support can visit the 'Tech Help Site' for tutorials and videos on the platforms and devices provided for Remote Learning. This is a work in progress and continuing to be updated.
    9. The District is expanding our communication tools. It is more important than ever that we have up-to-date contact information for our families. Details will be available soon on the ways that you can update your contact information through your child's school or the Parent Information Center. More information will be shared with families on Remind, the District's new two-way communication platform.
    10. Updated 10/5: Drive-through COVID-19 testing is now being conducted at Walsh Middle School. Visit the information page on the City of Framingham's website for all of the details.

District News

Important Dates: October

  • Friday, October 9th: No School for Professional Development
    Monday, October 12th: No School for Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples' Day


The Back to School Plan

  • The Final Back to School Plan linked below was submitted to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. As new information becomes available, changes will be made to the plan. If you see red text in the English version, that is new or updated and has been shared with our Translation Office, but not yet implemented in the Spanish and Portuguese versions. We are working quickly to reduce the turnaround time for those updates.

District School Year Academic Calendar

District School Year Academic Calendar

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