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Reentry Planning 2020-2021
Reentry Planning 2020-2021
Paula Dillon
Thursday, June 11, 2020

7/8/2020

Good morning,

As you know, the District Task Force on Re-entry has been working since school officially ended.  We created and sent surveys to staff and families for feedback.  That data has been collected and is used to inform our work.  As stated in a previous email I sent on June 23, and there will be an opportunity for families (parents/guardians and students) to participate in a webinar on July 13 at 6 pm during which your feedback on several topics will be solicited.  The topics that will be open for feedback include the following:

  • Schedule
  • Health & Safety
  • Instructional strategies and support
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Activities
  • Hybrid Model
  • Other

As a reminder,  this meeting will serve the purpose of gathering information from you; it will not be a meeting to provide concrete answers about re-opening since our model will still be in the planning stage at that time.  However, there will be another webinar in August set up for staff after the plan is approved by RIDE.  At that point, we will be able to provide answers to your questions.

Please complete this form if you intend to participate. https://forms.gle/mcuAykupCuAQ8QZCA

To see our guidelines, guidance from RIDE and RIDOH, and FAQ, please visit our District Page 
https://www.barringtonschools.org/o/barrington-schools/page/reentry-2020-2021

It is important to note that we must adhere to the guidance on the RIDOH and RIDE documents for all of our plans.

An email with the link for Zoom was sent to you. If you need the link, please contact Nancy Gladney gladneyn@barringtonschools.org



7/2/2020

We will be adding the below opportunities for students to the Summer Learning Page shared earlier.


Hello,

I am writing to let you know that RWU|UC has Great News!  The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) is offering a Summer Academy for Interactive Learning (SAIL).  This means that your students can sign up for Roger Williams University|University College courses for FREE!  We are offering 17 classes this summer.  Four of these courses are offered for college credit.  ALL classes are offered ONLINE synchronously (live) on the days and times listed on the RIDE website.  Please share with your networks.  I am happy to answer questions you, your staff, or your contacts may have.  Respectfully, Pamela Pereira

 

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I am writing to let you know that RWU|UC has Great News!  The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) is offering a Summer Academy for Interactive Learning (SAIL).  This means that you can sign up for Roger Williams University|University College courses for FREE!  We are offering 17 classes this summer.  Four of these courses are offered for college credit.  ALL classes are offered ONLINE synchronously (live) on the days and times listed on the RIDE website.

 

You can take college credit courses and enrichment courses with RWU|UC.  Below are just a few of the 17 courses that we are offering this summer.

·       Are you interested in Virtual Reality?  Take our Virtual Reality course and design and build your own VR-Headset – and get college credit! Virtual Reality Course

·       Are you thinking about being a baby sitter?  Take our Caregiving of Siblings and Other Young Children course - Caregiver Course

·       Are you interested in growing your own food indoors?  Take our Introduction to Hydroponics course – you will receive a kit with all the supplies needed - Hydroponics Course

·       Are you going to be a senior in the fall?  The Adulting 101: What happens next? Is the course for you!!  - Adulting 101 Course

·       Do you have great ideas and want to learn how to plan events and parties?  Check out our Event Planning and Project Management course - Event Planning Course

·       Do you want to learn how to sew and make things for yourself and others?  Check out our L.I.F.E. course – you will receive a kit with all the supplies needed for the course -  LIFE Course

·       Are you thinking of starting a group at your school to have a place where your classmates can work out conflicts? Check out our Conflict Management/Resolution course – get college credit! - Conflict Management Course

Go to the following link and search for Roger Williams to see all of our summer offerings:  SAIL Summer Courses.

Email or call me if you have questions!

 

Regards,

Pamela Pereira, Assistant Director of Retention and Student Services

University College | Roger Williams University

1 Empire Street  – 3rd Floor Providence, RI  02903 ☏ 401.254.3582| ✉ ppereira@rwu.edu

FAX: 401-254-3560 P Please consider the environment before printing this email.



6/23/2020

The re-entry task force is hard at work developing an all-in, partial-in, and limited-in plan for our Augst re-entry. We would like to take this time to receive your feedback on important areas to help us build the best possible plans. Please complete this survey by 8 am Monday, June 29th. https://forms.gle/xF8bo6HDonec...

We will also be inviting you to participate in an optional focus group. Please save the Date: Monday July 13th at 6:00PM. The purpose of the focus group is to provide the task force with information that we can use to build our plans. An additional meeting will be provided for Q & A after our plans are accepted by RIDE.

In the meantime, if you would like to submit questions, read our FAQs, or review the guidance we have received from RIDE, please visit our site : https://www.barringtonschools.org/o/barrington-schools/page/reentry-2020-2021.


6/19/2020

 

Good afternoon,

 

As yesterday was the last day of school for our students, I would like to take this opportunity to thank and recognize the vital role our families played during the spring in supporting our schools and, most importantly, your children.

What makes Barrington Public Schools an exceptional place for our students to learn and grow is due to our dedicated educators and our supportive families.  Your partnership with our educators has enabled us to continue providing our students with educational opportunities. Without the support of our families, our high level of students’ engagement and attendance would not have been possible.

I understand the many challenges and disappointments you, along with your children, may have faced during this pandemic. I have heard and seen the commitment of families to overcome the obstacles you met for the good of your children and the community. Equally important, I celebrate the amazing accomplishments, and successes students and teachers had during this same time.

Ae we look ahead to the 2020-21 school year, we recognize that we face many unknowns. The District has established a reentry task force that includes school and district-level leadership. The task force will draft a reentry plan for three possible scenarios: a traditional start, a hybrid start, and a distance learning start. The District has made a page available to the public to access all up to date information. Also, we have created an opportunity for immediate community feedback and questions regarding school reentry next year.  As you may have many questions and ideas, please access this https://forms.gle/mYSCntugF3vSvSDA8, and the reentry task force will review and answer all comments and questions as information becomes available. Over the summer, we will be providing timely and transparent information about our plans as they begin to take shape.

Please note that next week the District will be sending you a critical survey to be complete to assist us in our reentry planning process.  Also, please pay attention to District email over the summer as we will provide you with updated reentry information and opportunities to engage in focus groups.

I hope all of you have a chance to take time this summer with your children to relax, get outside, and have fun.  As a District and as a school community, we have accomplished much together this year. We look forward to our return to our schools on August 31st.

Sincerely,

Mike Messore

 

Michael B. Messore III

Superintendent

Barrington Public Schools

283 County Road

Barrington, R.I. 02806

(401) 245-5000 ex1

(401) 245-5003 fax

www.barringtonschools.org

messorem@barringtonschools.org

 

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Our mission for the 2020-2021 School Year is to Ensure the Health and Safety of all Staff and Students, while ensuring that instruction is not interrupted. Although we are still in the early planning phases, we are confident that we will be able to collectively implement a plan that meets the unique needs of our learning community.

In an effort to answer questions and to keep our community informed, Barrington Public Schools will provide regular updates, surveys, and responses to frequently asked questions on our website. Please follow this link to access all up to date information: https://www.barringtonschools.org/o/barrington-schools/page/reentry-2020-2021

We know that you will have many questions along the way. We will answer questions as the information is made available through our Superintendent’s Task Force. Please use this form to submit questions. https://forms.gle/mYSCntugF3vSvSDA8 We ask for patience, as there are many questions without answers or with answers that are changing rapidly with every new day. In the next few weeks, we will provide opportunities for interactive focus groups. More information to come...