Dear MGRSD Community:
The news this week has reported information regarding the closure of a number of colleges and universities across the country. Today, Williams College announced they will be closing effective Friday and will complete their school year through online courses. MCLA has extended their spring break a week to allow their staff to clean and disinfect high traffic areas. These two local announcements have, understandably, prompted a number of families to contact our three schools to inquire about closures at the elementary and middle/high schools.
Our schools remain at low risk, and based on current recommendations for K-12 schools by departments of health and the CDC, the Mount Greylock Regional School District will remain open. We are in continued close contact with our local and state boards of health, town leaders, as well as other Berkshire County school districts, and all are working together to make informed decisions in the best interest of our students, families and staff.
While our schools remain open, we will continue our strong focus on heightened sanitization of all spaces within the buildings as well as an emphasis on personal wellness and hygiene - proper hand washing, covering mouths and noses, nutrition/sleep, etc… We will also continue to ask families to keep their children home if they are sick and exhibiting any of the symptoms noted below:
- temperature greater than 100
- any rash not yet diagnosed by a physician
- red or pink itchy eye and/or drainage from eye
- any contagious illness such as chicken pox, strep throat or flu
- shortness of breath
We will continue to limit visitors to our schools and use of our buildings by outside groups, cancel field trips, postpone public gatherings/meetings, and professional development/meetings that require staff to travel outside the district. We recently sent you a list of canceled events for this week and will share updated information with you at week’s end.
Thank you, as always, for your patience and support. As we have shared in the past, we will continue to monitor the situation and keep you apprised of the district’s status.
Kimberley Grady - Superintendent
Joelle Brookner - Principal
Elea Kaatz - Asst. Principal
Carol Stein-Payne - School Nurse
Mary MacDonald -Principal
Jake Schutz - Asst. Principal
Nichole Russell - School Nurse
Nolan Pratt - Principal
Kathy Larson - School Nurse