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UPDATE on Schools in Sept - Guidance from DESE

Today - June 25th - the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released its Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance. This work is based upon the current available research available at this time, and this guidance will be updated in late July.  It is very comprehensive and includes a goal of safely returning as many students as possible for in-school learning in the fall.

This document does not answer all questions related to school in the fall and please remember this is only the INITIAL guidance.  This guidance will take time to review and unpack for our District Leadership Team. We ask for your patience and flexibility as we determine how we will prepare for all three required models (completely in school, hybrid in school/remote, and completely remote learning).

Dedham Public Schools will be convening a DPS Reopening Task Force during the week of July 6.  If you have not already expressed interest in participating, please email your building principal and Superintendent Welch as soon as possible.  This group will require quite a bit of time and availability, as input from many stakeholders is considered.  Principals and PTO Leaders will be selecting one parent and one teacher representative from each school to participate on this district team.  Selected members will be notified by Thursday, July 2. 


Linked here is the DESE Press Release regarding the Initial Fall Reopening Guidance.