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In partnership with a caring community, Nantucket Public Schools will create a
dynamic learning environment which engages each of us to be inspired learners and responsible citizens, prepared to meet global challenges.
REMOTE LEARNING FOOD PICK – UP INFORMATION
SEPTEMBER 16 – SEPTEMBER 30
DUE TO RECENT (TEMPORARY) CHANGE OF HYBRID PLAN TO REMOTE PLAN
Nantucket Public School will offer Breakfast & Lunch for all remote learners. Pick-up available Monday through Friday during this two-week remote learning, 9:30am - 12:00 NOON Location: Right side of Cyrus Peirce Middle School. Drive through gates at school entrance, Food Truck located on the left-hand side of driveway, by the ramp, door 23.
More information forthcoming regarding Food Services for October 1
Be Safe, Wear A Mask, Practice Hand Washing & Social Distancing 6 Feet Apart
Food Service contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is Dr. Beth Hallett with an important message to all Nantucket Public Schools staff, parents, families and the community. After discussion with the Town of Nantucket’s Department of Public Health Director regarding the 7 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the community and the possibility for additional cases in the coming days due to community spread, we have decided that out of an abundance of caution, we will be shifting from a hybrid model with in-person learning to a hybrid model with 100% remote learning for two full weeks, starting on September 16 and ending on September 30, A tentative return to hybrid in-person learning is planned for Thursday, October 1st but will depend on the health metrics in the community and the recommendation of the Department of Public Health. Please understand that this is not a lockdown or shutdown, but merely an important method to slow the rate of transmission in the community. The first day of school will still be September 16 for all students. Children should expect to connect remotely with their teachers by following the schedules provided to them from their schools. All cohorts A, B, C, and D will remain the same, and no changes will occur. Teachers and teaching assistants are still encouraged to continue professional development days between September 11th and 15th and to teach remotely from their classrooms between September 16th and 30th in their buildings but will be given the option to work remotely from home for any of those days.
Any additional information will be provided to you in the coming days through email, text or voicemail. Thank you for your immediate attention, and as always, be safe, wear a mask, wash your hands, and practice 6 feet of social distancing.
Dear Nantucket Community,
I am honored and privileged to begin my tenure today as the next Superintendent of the Nantucket Public Schools. In the short time I have been part of this school district, I have grown to appreciate what it means to be a member of this unique island community with its rich diversity and cultural heritage, and I am grateful to be a part of what makes our school district and our community an exceptional place to work, live, and learn. I believe that all students in Nantucket have the potential to grow and thrive socially and academically in an environment that cultivates their intellectual curiosity and emotional well-being. It is my responsibility as Superintendent to nurture that positive environment by inspiring educators, families and community members as stakeholders to work together in motivating and guiding every student to achieve to the highest of his/her abilities.
This year has presented us with unprecedented challenges, as no one would have ever imagined to be living through a world pandemic. School closures since March has been difficult on our educators, administrators, parents and families, and of course, our children. As we move quickly to find the best possible educational model for reopening our schools in September, it is important to remember that students must always feel safe and secure within their school setting where they can thrive socially and academically under the care of their school’s personnel. As Superintendent, I am fully dedicated to ensuring that all students in the Nantucket Public Schools can always learn and grow in a healthy, nurturing environment every day, no matter what the educational model may be.
Communication and collaboration are essential to building trust, vision, and growth. My service to Nantucket comes with high expectations and high integrity, and I am personally invested in ensuring a quality education for each and every student in our schools. I thank you again for entrusting me with this important responsibility. I welcome your input and look forward to working with you in the coming year.
Elizabeth Hallett, Ed.D.
508-228-7280 x 1150