March 30, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope everyone is safe and healthy. Attached below is a letter from the Commissioner of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jeffrey C. Riley. This letter is to parents and guardians outlining the Commissioner’s guidance for Massachusetts Public Education.
Last Thursday, families received a letter outlining how Norwell Public Schools will move forward in relation to the Commissioner’s guidance. This week you will receive additional information from each building principal. All of our educators have been working diligently to prepare a new structure for remote learning that will begin on Monday, April 6th. We truly hope you will encourage your children to engage in this learning opportunity as we work to prepare students for their next grade level. The success of this transition will be enhanced by everyone coming together as a learning community. As the Commissioner states, “We are all in this together, working on behalf of our children.”
Matthew A. Keegan Superintendent of Schools
The mission of Norwell Public Schools, in partnership with the community, is to provide excellence in education through a challenging and supportive environment, empowering students to be versatile, innovative, and responsible citizens who are prepared to navigate and contribute to a dynamic global society.
Resources for communicating with students about COVID-19:
Resources for Your or Loved Ones’ Mental Health:
Resources for Self Care:
Resources for Keeping Active:
Pediatricians are available by telemed. Many offices are making physicians and nurses available, so don’t be afraid to reach out with questions and concerns about physical or mental health.
Parental Helping Parents Stress Line 1 800 632 8188
Aspire Health Alliance Crisis Team 1 800-852-2844 This team is available to assist in evaluating mental health crisis, and level of care necessary. They offer scheduled appointment times outside of the hospital.
Outpatient services (617) 769-7200 via Telehealth are available
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM School Committee Meeting Open Session 7:00PM
7:30 PM Norwell Town Meeting
12:20 PM Early Release Elementary