Superintendent’s Message

Updates November 28, 2021

November 28, 2021

Dear Families:

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends.  I know there was much to be thankful for as we were able to resume even the simplest gathering with grandparents.  We look forward to the coming weeks to wrap up 2021!

In the Spotlight

Fine Arts:  Tonight, I share some of the amazing artwork produced at CCHS with the intent of sharing elementary and middle school work in future emails.  There is no shortage of outstanding pieces!

The CCHS student newspaper, The Voice, recently highlighted sculpture installed in the display room off of the main lobby at CCHS.  Photos are available on The Voice’s website.

Last spring, Principal Mastrullo shared a number of character designs done by CCHS students.  The complete set of work on Principal Mastrullo’s blog is linked here.

Every spring, Concord Art hosts a CCHS student art show which is always extraordinary.  Last year’s show was no expectation as you’ll see in the awards video posted here.

Finally, we are always excited when students take the initiative to beautify our schools with their talent.  The CCHS trainer’s room is a work in progress, thanks to CCHS Senior Mia Comeau.

 

Concord Middle School Building Project

An informational forum is scheduled for this week:

Concord Middle School Forum

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

7:00 p.m.

Join on Zoom: https://concordps.zoom.us/j/9754570084 4?pwd=T3FPS3FtWFlOWTk4c05UZ0htYk VKdz09

Passcode: 141014

Check out the CMS project website:  https://www.concordps.org/cms-building-project/

 

Equity Survey Focus Groups

If you’re interested in participating in the virtual equity survey focus group, please click here to view the dates scheduled and RSVP. Contact Andrew Nyamekye at anyamekye@concordps.org, if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Snow Days

With the wintry weather upon us, I share an update on the plan for snow days.  The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is not currently approving remote learning for any purposes except an extraordinary DESE sanctioned school-closure for COVID reasons.  As of right now, we believe that all snow days will be traditional snow days with make-up days in June.  We will let you know if DESE provides additional information.

 

Town of Concord Community Events

A Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting

Wednesday December 1, 2021

4:30-6:00 p.m.

Concord Youth Theater Lawn

53 Church Street, Concord

 

Concord Tree Lighting

Sunday, December 5, 2021

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Concord Center, Concord

 

COVID 

In the last week, we had 9 positive COVID cases for a total of 62 to date this year:

7 Thoreau students

1 Thoreau staff

1 CCHS student

The COVID Dashboard will be updated throughout the week.  The spike at Thoreau is not unexpected, especially until the youngest students are fully vaccinated.  As previously mentioned, the dashboard will serve as our communication tool unless a significant set of circumstances warrants a separate notification.

Have a great start to the week!

Best,

Laurie

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