Thank you for your efforts to get the wellness portion of the SchoolPass application up and running this week. The majority of our families were able to use the app or the SchoolPass website to complete their wellness checks this week. This significantly streamlines our arrival process. You can expect a reminder email in your inbox each day your child is expected at school. Wellness checks must be completed for every child every day they physically attend school. Wellness checks may be completed before you leave the house.
Next week we will be using SchoolPass for dismissal at both buildings. When you arrive on campus you will be asked to check yourself in using the app. To check-in, click the Pick Up button in the app. Next, click "Carline Check-in." Please wait to click the button until you are asked to. We are working hard to make sure that we keep students physically distanced. Spacing the carline check-in helps us in these efforts. If the driver does not have access to the SchoolPass app an administrator will check-in for you.
Please let me know if you need access to SchoolPass. I can resend the welcome email so that you can get up and running.
Thank you for your continued understanding and patience.
South Shore Charter Public School
Dear SSCPS Families,
This week our school community welcomed the return to hybrid and in-person learning. Kindergarten and first grade students have returned to learn in person for both A and B weeks. Our first and second graders will continue to travel to Holly Hill Farm, which classes did even when our school buildings were closed. Students in grades 2-12 have resumed learning within multiple models, full remote, hybrid, and some full in-person. The high school tent, fully installed one day before our transition to full remote, has been put up again and will now be put to use.
Although we are relieved to be returning to more in-person learning, there are concerns regarding the working conditions for our faculty and staff members. The amount of planning time that is required for effective teaching, and the continual transitions of methodology using both learning models has been onerous for our teachers. Within the hybrid model teachers have to accomplish multiple tasks on numerous platforms, using applied technologies to three different audiences. The School has been happy to accommodate the many needs of our families during the pandemic, and teachers have been exceedingly flexible. Yet the arduous tasks associated with hybrid learning, having to teach both in-person and remotely at the same time, require planning to be effective. Teachers have been devoting non-teaching time, time after hours, and their own time in the evenings, to honing their online teaching skills. Sustainability concerns of our faculty and staff are now on the forefront.
Last week the Elementary, Middle, and High School Instructional Task Force teams met to address these concerns and make recommendations. Recommendations include some schedule changes that would allow for a more seamless transition from in-person to remote learning and one remote day per week that would allow teachers professional development time to plan curriculum and hybrid methodology. The South Shore Charter Public School Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the recommendations at the November meeting last evening. I would like to thank our Board members and all parents in our school community who participated in this important discussion.
The changes to the FY 21 school calendar are as follows: Full remote learning one day per week beginning on Friday, November 20. Classes on full remote learning days would occur for all students K-12 from 8:15am - 12:05pm. Two hours of professional development, curriculum and lesson planning, and level meetings would follow for teachers.
Full Remote Learning Days 2020
Full Remote Learning Days 2021 (All Friday)
*Parent/teacher conferences 1:00-3:00pm
The new calendar and student schedules will take effect on Monday, November 16. This means that Friday, November 20 will be a day of full remote learning for all students. If your child is on a level that requires some schedule changes, the modified schedule will be sent this afternoon.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Alicia E. Savage
South Shore Charter Public School
781.982.4202 Ext. 101
If your child has received the flu vaccine or other vaccines, please send a copy to the appropriate health office. Forms can be mailed, faxed or emailed to the appropriate nurse.
High school: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
K-8 school: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to check your child for COVID-19 symptoms including temperature before arriving at school or getting on the bus. If your child is absent with symptoms or has been tested , even if negative you must notify the health office before your child returns to school.
Please use the attendance email (Attendance@sscps.org) to report a student absence even if your child is not ill but will be working remotely that day. If it is not reported you will receive a phone call from the school regarding the your child's absence.
Susan Dupras R.N. x182
Darcie Edwards R.N. x104
Barbara Folan R.N. x104
Fax # 781-982-4201
Dear Level 2 Families,
We are enhancing our programming with Amplify Reading, a supplemental reading curriculum that can be accessed from home. The games in Amplify Reading provide students with the opportunity to practice and build their literacy skills in an engaging, game-based format. The program will allow for students to practice skills in their “just right” place and for teachers to track student progress toward mastering reading skills.
Students should use Amplify Reading for 45 minutes each week. We suggest that your child practices in three 15 minute sessions each week. Your child’s teacher will provide guidance as to the best times for your child to use the program during the school day. For optimal experience, we recommend students use headphones and a mouse (when possible) with the devices outlined below.
Follow these steps to use Amplify Reading at home.
Amplify Reading can be played across a variety of devices.
You can expect more information from your child’s teacher as we implement Amplify reading. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions.