QPS Summer Update, August 20

QPS Summer Update, August 20
Posted on 08/20/2021

Dear Quincy Public Schools Parents, Guardians, and Staff,

Planning and preparation for the 2021-2022 school year is continuing here at the Coddington Building and all of our school locations.  The Massachusetts Departments of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and Public Health are continuing to release updated  guidance to be implemented for the new school year.  At the School Committee meeting held this past Wednesday, the policy requiring face coverings for students, staff, and visitors in school buildings was reviewed and will remain in place for the beginning of the school year.  We are continuing to monitor the guidance and will update safety protocols and share additional new information as it becomes  available. 

A Parent/Guardian Information Meeting will be held via Zoom Webinar on Thursday, August 26 at 5:00 pm:  https://quincypublicschools.zoom.us/j/85263463744?pwd=UzZBNVRoN3h5bnZqYm85OVpFL1g1QT09   Passcode: 634130   There will be a presentation of information about Quincy Public Schools COVID-19 safety protocols, including pooled testing and positive case responses.  Following the presentation, there will be a question-and-answer period with the audience submitting questions via the chat feature.

In the coming weeks, we will share the new COVID-19 testing consent forms for staff and students to participate in pooled testing.  We look forward to meeting with you next week and welcoming everyone back for the new school year on September 8 (Grades 1-9), September 9 (Grades 10-12), and September 13 (Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten).

Sincerely,

Kevin W. Mulvey 

Superintendent of Schools

Erin Perkins

Assistant Superintendent