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Tara Harris
11:41
what are valves on the mask?
Deirdre Woytek
12:42
You can buy masks with little valves that help you breathe. I see them now and then, but not a lot.
Nicole Haberman
13:14
Hi Tara—Yes, Deirdre is correct.
Nancy Rodig
13:28
They are designed more for exhalation, therefore less effective to protect others around you. CDC advises against, I believe
Tara Harris
13:41
Got it...thank you
Sandra Castaldini
14:12
I feel that 9/29 is too late for 10th grade to start.
~Rachael~
14:27
so if they have a study period 1, they cannot come in later?
Nicole Haberman
14:55
Hi Rachel—We will explain this question in depth in a few moments.
Sandra Castaldini
15:26
is there a reason for not having a 2 week staggered start? other students will have had 5-9 in person days before 10th graders who chose hybrid
Will
16:13
What's the breakdown of kids doing hybrid vs remote, the # of each...
Nicole Haberman
16:27
Hi Sandra, the decision around the phased-in start to school was decided at the district level in conjunction with the Westwood Teachers’ Association.
garrett
16:42
How early can kids enter the building?
Nicole Haberman
17:27
Hi Will, the number of students who are taking the full remote option is approximately 5% of the high school enrollment at this time.
Michelle Wright
17:32
so my 11th grader don’t start school until 21st no sign nothing till that day
Alexandra Koltun
17:59
Why you starting the Hybrid mode so late, not as usual after the Labor Day?
Nicole Haberman
18:13
Hi Michelle, The first day for all students is Monday ,September 14th. Some students will be accessing the content online, others will be in person, depending on the phase in model.
Alexandra Koltun
19:52
Would students have enough time to get to full curriculum, as the days are shorter?
Liz Williamson
20:12
Approximately how many students make up 5%
~Rachael~
20:28
Have the discussions to get back to fully in class started? When will that planning begin if not already.
Chris Alberg (he/him)
20:29
I think the confusion is due to wording on one of the slides. Is it correct to say that everybody is starting remote for the first week, then the different grades are transitioning over time to hybrid?
Alexandra Koltun
21:10
If my child would like to come in everyday would that be ever possible?
Amy Davenport
21:32
Hi Chris, Yes I apologize. You’re correct
Tariq Haq
21:56
Since the grade 10 students have their 1st day in-person after several days of the school start- where and when will they pick any books if needed?
Ashley Curtin
22:25
Has there been any discussion about having the in-person classes outside in acceptable weather conditions? My son is taking some courses outside in college. I thought that was a creative way to be socially distant and limit indoor instruction as much as possible.
kristinemcmanus
22:52
What about later start times? WW was supposedly looking at this option for years. Why not start now?
Alexandra Koltun
22:57
Yes, We would love fully in school possibility
Sandra Castaldini
23:29
WHS curriculum night is Oct 1 so 10th graders would not have met their teachers in person by then, correct?
Rhonda Kivlin
24:25
Any plans for using microphones for teachers, since wearing a mask can muffle speech?
Tariq Haq
24:49
What is the guidance on the required/state mandated flu shot?
Nicole Haberman
25:31
Hi Kristine, We have looked at later start times. Since we are beginning in a hybrid model we are utilizing bus transportation on a rigid schedule due to cover seating restrictions and have to work within teachers’ contractual start and end times, so we have not moved our schedule later in the day just yet but we continue to explore that possibility for the future.
kristinemcmanus
25:49
What is the benefit to allowing students to leave the school and then return? Isn’t that increasing possible risk or exposure, if the student went to Dunkin or some other place?
Tony Mullin
25:58
What about remote Wednesdays and later start dates? no buses that day
Carla
26:07
where will students go during study if they cannot leave the building?
Alexandra Koltun
26:18
Also, why soccer practice outside activities will be starting at the end of September?
Nicole Haberman
26:19
Hi Sandra, The district is looking to reschedule curriculum nights for later in the fall to ensure that teachers and students have all been able to meet before we host those evenings.
garrett
26:39
If I cannot pick up my daughter on an occasional free block, then does she need to do remote that day?
Christine’s iPhone
27:02
Can you share information about student parking | application process
kathleen connolly
27:14
Can students stay for free blocks that fall in the middle of the day and still arrive later/eave earlier? Or is truly all or nothing?
iPhone
27:20
Is the add/drop date before 10th graders will have the opportunity to meet teachers in person?
~Rachael~
27:21
What will band and orchestra look like?
Nicole Haberman
27:54
Hi Ashley, We have indeed looked at using outdoor spaces for classes and have hosted professional development for teachers to be able to teach effectively outside. Teachers can reserve outdoor spaces when desired to teach their students outside.
alysonmiller
28:05
So if they take advantage of free privileges and don’t have a car, where are they to go? DD? Starbucks?
Elke Muhlberger
28:52
Will the students be tested on a regular basis (e.g. weekly) to identify positive, asymptomatic COVID cases?
Jennifer Ritz
30:26
Parents can change their mind about privileges at any time?
Chris Alberg (he/him)
30:55
At what intervals are families able to potentially switch models? Is it still by quarter?
kristinemcmanus
31:01
Our children are restricted to 2 half days in person learning, because of Covid fears. But they can leave, go to Dunkin or Comella’s or the Mobil mart, and then return to school for the rest of classes. That makes no sense!
Sandra Castaldini
31:42
why couldn’t the district offer its folding chairs and its up to the students to wipe down before use rather than have students carry chairs all day and on the bus?
Will
31:52
Will students & staff be tested prior to entering the school for the 1st time? Makes sense to know a t a baseline who is + & - from the get go even though it could change by the day.
Alexandra Koltun
32:17
I would really like for our son to come 5 days per week in person, when will that be possible?
Nicole Haberman
33:04
Hi Chris, model selections are for the semester (i.e. for quarters 1 and 2).
Will
33:15
How come testing isn't mandatory but they need to be vaccinated for flu and other diseases?
Nicole Haberman
34:18
Hi Sandra, We are unable to provide folding chairs to students for outdoor use at this time, but are exploring options for outdoor seating options as we continue in this model.
~Rachael~
35:08
how will parking work for upperclassmen
Nicole Haberman
35:12
Hi Alexandra, We would ALSO love to have all students back all week long. As we continue to monitor at a district level the coronavirus statistics, we will explore when and if it is possible to reopen full time to all students.
Tara Harris
35:46
how will the kids get the cards? how will they enter the building the first day they are in person?
~Rachael~
36:28
how will they apply to get the parking?
Chris Alberg (he/him)
36:29
Sorry if this has been asked - what is the procedure for contact tracing/notification of the community if a student or teacher tests positive?
Alexandra Koltun
36:47
We would really love that, as the computer learning isn’t the same as styding in person and have the school discipline daily, thank you so much!
Alexandra Koltun
37:22
Students are becoming a computer robots, its hard to see that daily
Nina Schiarizzi-Tobin
38:12
What is the notification plan & timeline for positive cases? Will the new attendance plan allow you to accurately trace as many other people the positive person came into contact with?How many cases will warrant reverting to full remote
Diana Lambert
38:48
can you post the slides from this presentation so parents can review? I was unable to log on at meeting start and missed the first 15 minutes
~Rachael~
39:37
they will have to remove their masks to consume food. in classrooms that is okay?
Ann Frerichs
41:50
when will we receive the timing for each block on Weds?
wendyberliner
42:02
Can you explain the kids’ schedules? I’m looking at y daughter’s and it’s a 10-day schedule…..How does it work with the hybrid model?
Kristi
42:25
Do students report to their homerooms or straight to their first class?
Nina Schiarizzi-Tobin
42:44
So, how quickly will parents be notified of a positive case?
Amy Saunders
43:26
If there is a positive, can I have my child go remotely for a period of time
Julie Prendergast 06/13/07’s iPhone
43:36
sorry I missed how the student is getting their placard
kwebster
43:50
what is the purpose of homeroom?
Chris Alberg (he/him)
43:55
The last version of the schedule that I saw does not have specific start/end times for each block.
Sharyn Tucceri
44:06
Are clubs (e.g., Spanish, Yearbook, etc.) being offered virtually?
Diane Nealon
44:22
Yes, wondering how the WHS community will be notified of any positive cases
Carla
44:40
Is there somewhere for students to go during free periods if they choose not to leave the school on occasion?
Yevgeniya Zastavker
44:57
The week of Yom Kippur then, Monday cohort only comes on Tuesday, correct? How do the 10-day schedule work that week? Does it shift by 1 day?
~Rachael~
47:09
You will refrain from firedrills?
Kendra Lassen
47:26
When driving student to school on in school days, is the drop off in the front of the building as it was last year. Is it the same for pick up too?
Kendra Lassen
48:29
How early can a student arrive to school for the 7:25 start?
Minuteman Library Network
48:36
If sports start, what time will practices be?
garrett
49:42
How many kids are taking the bus? How crowded will parent drop off be?
Alexandra Koltun
49:46
Hope Sports will start sooner
Karin Albers
50:01
How will the science labs work for the students that are fully remote?
Chris Alberg (he/him)
51:21
Thank you Amy and Nicole! You guys have been great!
Tom Hutton
51:24
The no class Monday due to a holiday will reduce that cohort’s in person learning as most holidays fall or are observed on Mondays
Liz Williamson
51:28
Will there be both Varsity and JV teams
Ava Ng
51:33
What are attendance procedures for remote kids? Is it like what we had in the Spring?
Jennifer Ritz
51:58
How about volleyball?
Alexandra Koltun
52:00
Thank you! Wishing all the best for the upcoming school year
Donna Kutzer
52:04
When will the students get their ID cards
Lynn Kaminski
52:48
Thank you!
Alexandra Koltun
53:15
Hope we will return to normal very soon!
Liz Williamson
53:48
When will the email come regarding materials for remote learners
Tara Harris
53:51
ID cards??? when will they receive those?
~Rachael~
54:32
30%
Amy Davenport
55:06
raders, and for each other grade when they begin the hybrid model
Amy Davenport
55:16
Sorry, message got cut off: Tara, ID cards will be ready on Tuesday for 9th and 12th graders, and for each other grade when they begin the hybrid model
Amy Davenport
55:31
Jennifer, Volleyball has been moved to the floating fall season
Amy Davenport
55:52
Liz, no later than Friday will we communicate that plan
Liz Williamson
56:04
Thank you!
Kendra Lassen
56:08
Thank you for the information
Jennifer Ritz
56:09
Thank you!
Yevgeniya Zastavker
56:14
Thank you!
wendyberliner
56:14
THANK YOU!!! You guys are amazing! Good luck.
Julie Prendergast 06/13/07’s iPhone
56:20
thank you!!!
Ava Ng
56:20
Thank you!
Sue Hicks
56:21
Thank you! Good luck this year
kathleen connolly
56:22
thank you!!
Nina Schiarizzi-Tobin
56:22
Thank you for your exemplary work!
Annie O’Neill
56:24
Thank you
Deirdre Woytek
56:24
Thank you! This has been really helpful!
Tariq Haq
56:25
Thanks so much Amy and team!
Erica Rice
56:28
thank you!
Minuteman Library Network
56:30
Thank ;you!
Ashley Curtin
56:36
Thank you!
Mary Ellen LaRose
56:39
thanks
Sharyn Tucceri
56:43
Thank you!