District COVID News & Updates

  • ESSR III: Implementation Plan

    The purpose of the ESSER III fund is to support the safe reopening and sustaining safe operations of schools while meeting students' academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about DPS plans for utilizing these funds.

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  • NEW At-Home COVID Rapid Testing Program

    This new at-home testing opportunity is voluntary.   To participate and receive tests, you MUST complete the form and opt-in.  Only those who opt-in will receive tests.  We strongly encourage you to fill out the form by February 2nd to opt-in.  Student tests will be distributed for the first time the week of February 7th.  Each school has a separate opt-in form for organization purposes, so please be sure to complete the correct form for each of your students. Click here for form links and to learn more.

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  • 2022 Latest Quarantine Guidelines

    On Thursday, December 30 the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) revised their guidance for isolation and quarantine for COVID-19.

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  • Can My Student Go To School? COVID Symptom Checker

    Winter is coming! Please refer to the COVID-19 symptom list and keep students home if they are sick. Click here for a symptom checklist for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated students.

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  • CDC now recommends that children between the ages of 5 and 11 years receive the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine.

    On November 2, the CDC recommendation that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. DPS encourages all eligible students to register and get vaccinated.

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