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Town Hall Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
kathy evans
01:17:03
For those parents and kids who choose to go remote education, 100%, how will they be supported?
Rachel Olson Wertheimer
01:19:38
If more than half a grade chooses fully remote, would the district reconsider how to do the remote learning?
Kim Calleva
01:25:11
We hear you but have lost visual.
Rachel Olson Wertheimer
01:30:55
So if there's already a plan in place for remote learning in case of infection, why are we not just splitting the teachers and using the time to develop a remote learning program within the district?
Sarah Chanler
01:32:33
In the hybrid model, on the 2 or 3 days our student is not in the building, will there be zoom calls with their local teacher and classmates?
Marie Johnson
01:33:49
they answered that . independent learning for the three days they are out
Sharon Batten
01:36:46
I just joined this meeting - could anyone tell me if the question of what remote systems will be used has been covered?
Crystal Byron
01:36:50
For families with children in multiple grades, will all the children be in the same cohort? We have 4 children in 4 different grades.
Rachel Olson Wertheimer
01:38:25
Sharon, nope. They have no information on the remote systems yet for us.
Rachel Olson Wertheimer
01:38:42
They said they just got that yesterday.
Sharon Batten
01:38:44
Thank you, Rachel
Marie Johnson
01:38:58
haven't gotten to cohort planning scheudles
Marie Johnson
01:39:00
schedules
Tara Azzarone
01:44:39
For those who go remote, why can't there be a live streaming in the classrooms vs an external platform? This happens in other districts.
Sharon Batten
01:45:07
Some mainstreamed special needs students may have a difficulty following the safety rules - sitting at desk and wearing masks. If they can't remain in school with these restrictions do they have to use DESE remote programs?
Stephen Brodeur
01:45:51
what happens if you send your kid and they end up having anxiety - will you be able to switch them to remote?
Cristiana Rafferty
01:53:22
If the school needs to go remote due to infection, would the students opted into the external remote learning platform be transitioned to the school’s remote learning plan?
Sharon Batten
02:05:54
If returning with a hybrid model is this confusing and difficult and has so many variables, wouldn't it be best just to start with remote?
Sarah Chanler
02:11:44
Will there be increased time outside (class, PE, lunch, etc) compared to prior years?
Kim Calleva
02:12:09
When will we be have the end answer to how we are going to start the school year?
Sharon Batten
02:12:09
Is there a specific type of mask students must wear - and will masks be available at the schools? What do we need to send for our children?
Sarah Chanler
02:12:30
Testing for covid isn't free. Will the state or school district be paying for kids to get tested if they show symptoms?
Ed R
02:13:21
If each school only has 1 tent and it is largely reserved for mask breaks, how is the additional outdoor learning promised going to be possible?
Eric Henry
02:14:29
If the hybrid cohort model is used, what does the “independent work” look like? Will there be any interaction with teaching staff at all during the three days at home? According to the survey the district sent out at least 50% of parents in the district are expected back at work full time, so many students will likely have little to no in person support on the independent work.
Jana Sladkova
02:17:09
if school gets closed due to COVID how long does it remain closed?
Jana Sladkova
02:17:23
how will you choose the cohorts? will you take friendships into consideration?
Kristi Turgeon
02:17:29
Our hybrid model that will be voted on is posted on our website under "Coronavirus Updates" and "School Re-Opening Plan."
Kim Calleva
02:19:24
When will we learn about what cohort our child is in?
Brittany Blaney
02:19:25
School Committee meetings are not being posted on the Boylston Town Calendar.
Ed R
02:20:15
Masks will be worn during PE
Chelsea Christenson
02:22:45
Good point. Will they be allowed to use some of the flexible seating we invested so much in recently? I think its really helped a lot of students.
Stephen Brodeur
02:27:08
you said mask breaks could happen in classrooms with smaller class sizes if the virus can linger in the air - is that actually safe?
Rachel Olson Wertheimer
02:28:38
I mean, the more I hear about this remote option, the more I'm looking into private schools myself. For example, the Metrowest Jewish Day is going to be fully remote.
Eric Henry
02:31:17
Swivl solves that problem!!!
Eric Henry
02:32:21
It is a device that swivels the camera to keep it pointed at the teacher and provides cloud based and secure storage.
Kim Calleva
02:36:13
Thank you!
Janet Lamy
02:41:32
Very Nice Cliff!!
Cristiana Rafferty
02:42:02
Thank you!