August 17, 2020
Dear Mount Greylock Regional School District Families,
The Mt Greylock Regional School District 2020 Reopening Plan voted at the August 13, 2020 meeting is available for review HERE. The following paragraphs describe the most important components of the plan and summarize the changes to the superintendent's proposed plan.
The only significant changes from the superintendent's proposal were:
K-6 students attend 4 full days a week in class sizes of up to 16 students rather than K-6 students attending 4 half days in classes of 8-12 students.
Starting in-person classes on September 16 rather than Oct. 1
Other than those two changes, the school committee voted to accept the superintendent's proposal.
The Tuesday and Thursday presentations of the district reopening plan utilized remote-only learning during the period of September 16 through October 1. The School Committee's vote expressed hope for 4 full days of in-person learning at the elementary schools (grades PreK-6) starting September 16 and immediate implementation of a hybrid schedule for grades 7-12 on September 16.
The significant adjustments made by the School Committee were based in aspirations to more rapidly introduce significant in-person learning time.
The school committee's decision was entirely consistent with the most recent guidance from the Department of Public Health and DESE that set an expectation for in-person attendance options for communities such as ours with a low prevalence of COVID. If conditions were to change, the reopening plans would change.
Robert R. Putnam