I have been told that the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a cold and snowy winter this year. If today’s storm is an indicator, the prediction may be correct!
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has authorized districts to shift to a fully remote learning day instead of canceling due to snow. If a winter storm is forecasted, we would consult with town officials to determine whether to proactively designate a “remote learning day.” The District would keep the same daily schedule, but students would not come to school and teachers would be working from home. Please visit our website for inclement weather procedures. One last note, I would not have a remote learning day if there were widespread power outages in Sudbury.
Working with the Sudbury Health Department, the District has created SPS COVID-19 Considerations for Change of Learning Models. This document outlines the approach and data that will be used as we respond to COVID cases in the schools. Shifting to a full remote learning model would be done with careful thought and consultation with DESE and the Board of Health. It is important to note, SPS currently does not have evidence of in-school transmission of the virus. If Sudbury were to become a “red” community based upon the commonwealth’s weekly case count, we would not automatically shift to a remote learning model.
Thank you for taking the time to read the linked documents and thank you for your continued support of our efforts in these challenging circumstances.