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Superintendent's Weekly Update: June 11, 2021

Weekly Update: Friday, June 11, 2021

 

  1. Thank You to the Medical Advisory Team

  2. Start Time Communication Reminder

  3. Covid-19 District Dashboard

  4. MetroWest-Westborough Regional Vaccination Site

 

Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s):

 

Today,  Friday, June 11, 2021, concludes the District’s COVID-19 Pooled Screening Program for the 2020-2021 school year. I want to thank families whose children participated in the program, as it provided our District with excellent data. As I shared last week, the District will monitor the trajectory of the virus over the summer and consult with the Medical Advisory Team to determine if running a screening program in the fall is necessary. 

 

On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the Medical Advisory Team (MAT) convened for the last time for the 2020-2021 school year. On behalf of the Public Schools of Northborough, the Public Schools of Southborough, and The Northborough-Southborough Regional School District, I want to express my appreciation and gratitude to the MAT’s outstanding service to our districts. Members dedicated their time and professional expertise to help our districts navigate an extraordinary time in our communities’ history.  For this, I am grateful.

 

Respectfully,

Gregory L. Martineau

Superintendent of Schools

 

Start Time Communication Reminder

In June of 2020, after a multi-year process and study, the Northborough, Southborough, and Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committees voted to approve the Start Time Task Force's proposal to start school later at Algonquin Regional High School (8:00 AM). The new start time configuration impacts many of the schools across our District. 

 

The new configuration will be implemented at the start of the 2021-2022 academic year. We are asking families to review the school start times in preparation for the 2021-2022 academic year. The new start times are shared below. We would like to thank the Start Time Task Force for its dedication, commitment, and work. The start time topic was examined from all angles, and a viable proposal will be implemented. For more information about the start time change and the history of the project, please visit:  School Start Time District Webpage

 

The schools impacted will be adjusting their schedules to account for the changes. Another noticeable difference is that Algonquin and Trottier students will be riding buses together in Southborough (Tier 1) and Algonquin and Melican students will be riding buses together in Northborough (Tier 1). As a result, in Southborough, Neary, Woodward, and Finn students will be riding buses together (Tier 2). In Northborough, the separation of buses for elementary schools is unchanged. This is a change from past practice and is one that we will be monitoring closely. 

 

You can direct your questions, comments, and concerns to Keith Lavoie, Assistant Superintendent of Operations, or your building principal. 

 

The changes will take effect when school opens for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Southborough (15 Buses)

Current

2021-2022

 

Start

End

Start

End

Tier

Trottier

8:03 AM

2:25 PM

7:50 AM

2:12 PM

Tier 1

ARHS

7:20 AM

1:50 PM

8:00 AM

2:30 PM

Tier 1

Neary

8:10 AM

2:25 PM

8:45 AM

3:00 PM

Tier 2

Woodward

8:50 AM

3:05 PM

8:55 AM

3:10 PM

Tier 2

Finn

8:50 AM

3:05 PM

9:10 AM

3:25 PM

Tier 2

Northborough (17 buses)

Current

2021-2022

 

Start

End

Start

End

Tier

Melican

7:50 AM

2:25 PM

7:50 AM

2:15 PM

Tier 1

ARHS

7:20 AM

1:50 PM

8:00 AM

2:30 PM

Tier 1

Proctor

8:25 AM

2:55 PM

8:25 AM

2:55 PM

Tier 2

Zeh

8:25 AM

2:55 PM

8:25 AM

2:55 PM

Tier 2

Lincoln Street

8:50 AM

3:20 PM

8:50 AM

3:20 PM

Tier 3

Peaslee

8:50 AM

3:20 PM

8:50 AM

3:20 PM

Tier 3

 

 

MetroWest-Westborough Regional Vaccination Site

The MetroWest-Westborough Regional Vaccination Site at the DoubleTree Hotel (5400 Computer Drive, Westborough) is a collaborative effort by the towns of Ashland, Boylston, Holliston, Hopkinton, Northborough, Southborough, and Westborough. The site is supported by Fire and Health Department staff and resources from collaborating communities as well as volunteers from local Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members.

 

LOCATION:  The site is conveniently located at the DoubleTree Hotel at 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough, off of Route 9 and near the intersection of Interstate 495. The vaccination site is located on the main floor of the hotel and is handicap accessible. When you arrive, the vaccine site entrance is clearly marked and there is ample, free parking. 

 

APPOINTMENTS:  You can directly schedule appointments for this site at https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/northborough.  We encourage everyone to register in advance but walk-ins are welcome. The upcoming clinics and brands are as follows:

 

Friday, June 11, 2021 from 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Pfizer ages 12+/ Janssen J&J 18+)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Pfizer ages 12+/ Janssen J&J 18+)

Friday, June 18, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Moderna, ages 18+/Janssen J&J 18+)

Friday, June 18, 2021 from 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Pfizer ages 12+/ Janssen J&J 18+)

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Pfizer ages 12+/ Janssen J&J 18+)

 

VACCINE BRAND:  Our clinic hours are specific to the type of vaccine brand as noted above.  If you have a preference for a brand of vaccine, please make sure to select the appropriate date by the brand as noted above.

 

CONSENT FORMS:  The online registration system includes consent. Parent/guardians do not have to accompany minors as long as the online consent form was completed.  

 

PHOTO ID:  Photo ID is not required.  

 

You can also schedule appointments for this site at Vaxfinder.MA.Gov

 

 

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