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Anne Johnson
08:06
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jennifermcleod
09:11
More people would like to get in but seems it is blocked
Andrew H Coppola
09:18
500 is max
Michelle Bloom-Scheff
09:29
500 is the max number that can enter
jennifermcleod
09:57
thank you
Karla B
11:13
Mute your mic!!
Paula Berg
11:27
With regard to the remote option, how will remote learning in the Fall differ from the online learning last Spring, especially for the middle school?
Jonathan Smith
12:13
Will Chris Ryan get a vote on this important matter?
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
12:30
Bussing was not addressed in the info sent out. Many of the busses are usually very crowded.
Sasha Gill
12:42
Thank you for hosting this! I am wondering how likely
KHERES
12:48
What is going to happen to BASE?
abbie wonderly
13:04
why mandated masks for k-2 when it is not mandated by the state?
Owen West
13:14
Curious about busing for the fall.
Argie
13:25
How will you address the disparity between CDC guidelines and the guidelines offered by the state with regard to spacing apart for kids, etc?
Kambiz Maali
13:32
The all in does not seem to really put health and safety first.
Kawahatas
13:33
wrong order in bullets. Safety first
Kathleen Rader
13:37
Seniors need to be in school.
Lisa McNamara
14:19
All kids need to be in school not just seniors!
Helvig Family
14:38
Is our school system being pressured to reduce safety measures and open sooner - this should not be tolerated.
Eric Rojas
14:42
What will the expectations be for any remote learning for ‘live learning’? It was severely lacking in the elementary levels with 1 class meeting a week which was social and not focused on learning.
Julie Brevard
14:55
Is it possible to offer a choice so some families who want to learn remotely are able to do so and others can learn in person? Perhaps older teachers or teachers with health issues could teach students whose families prefer to keep them home?
Kambiz Maali
15:03
How are you addressing the small cohorts in Middle and High Schools?
Elizabeth
15:18
what happens if a family is not comfortable with the plan that is adopted?
KHERES
15:19
Agree live learning was virtually non-existent in second grade
Kimberly Dunkelberg
15:38
would it be possible to poll the parents again now that there are three plans, given that in the last poll that “withdrawing” from school was one of the options?
Janene Stefancik
15:38
Will you be looking at adding additional buses to accommodate all students currently registered as the current plan discussed is to bus students that you are mandated to by law.
abbie wonderly
15:46
are teachers ok with full return to school in the fall?
Paula Berg
15:56
Does our municipal law allow us to have the parents vote on this instead of the School Committee?
Dr. Nathalie Frau
16:13
Do you have doctor and scientist, health professional in your committee?
Nathalie Degenhardt
16:22
3 feet of space is not enough
Elizabeth
16:23
Is there any science behind the 3 feet of distancing? Why would it be different in schools?
kristinmurphy
16:24
At a School Committee meeting on June 26, administrators and School Committee members acknowledged that they would not be spending any money this summer on the planned summer replacement of three antiquated HVAC air handlers - one being over sixty years old - at three schools.  How can money be appropriated on an emergency basis to replace these handlers this summer?
Rahul Anand Datar
16:28
Are barriers being used for very student
Woody Lin
16:36
Someone needs to help the superintendent to collect the questions in the chat.
Jessica Greenfield
16:36
Why are K/1 students being required to wear masks, when that is not the state recommendation? How will teachers be addressing students who do not want to keep their masks on?
Elizabeth W
16:37
how does this 3 feet apart address the new beliefs about aerosol transmission which stay in the air longer and travel further?
Leslie Meiselman
16:39
Very concerned about students eating at school which obviously necessitates removing masks
Teresa Brazen
16:39
What will the expectations be for any remote learning for ‘live learning’? It was severely lacking in the elementary levels with 1 class meeting a week which was social and not focused on learning
Rahul Anand Datar
16:42
like schools in Hongkong
Joy Alamgir
16:57
Will there be any HEPA filters/air-filters to clear out air consistently?
Ira Montague
16:59
Will masks be provided to any student forgetting a mack?
Sasha Gill
17:10
I’m wondering if a decision is made now, how flexible will our district be in the event circumstances with the virus change? In other words, how “final” will the plan that is decided on this week be?
Denise Tarbox
17:10
It seems the considerations are very different for elementary vs. middle and high school. It would be good to hold more targeted calls later.
Joy Alamgir
17:30
Will there be any randomized RNA-based or anti-body based testing of kids and/or teachers?
Lisa
17:31
Any plans for Synchronous learning in the remote plan ie. cameras in classroom so home learners can log on to live class lessons? these could also be recorded and rewatched for reinforcement or watched at a different time if student is unable to “attend” live.
kristinmurphy
17:48
At the 7/8 School committee meeting, a member of Wayland’s Board of Health said that it was necessary for the district to “verify” the measures it takes to improve ventilation, proving through “audits and metrics” the efficacy of the ventilation at each school. Will environmental testing be done by the district prior to school’s in-person start to confirm that ventilation is working properly and will the district test the ventilation during the first week following the return to school to ensure that the ventilation is adequate? Will the district continue to test ventilation professionally through the fall, winter, and spring?
mary lopresti
17:53
Would pediatrician recommendations be considered?
Cathy Basrak
17:54
I echo Lisa’s question
harold
17:57
what are the plans for after school activities such as sports and the arts?
Elizabeth W
17:59
How will you manage containment/mitigation or the need to shift to more remote when an outbreak occurs? What will the cutoff/decision point be?
Kara Rice
18:00
I am very concerned that we seemed to jump onboard with the “3 feet” minimum so quickly. My interpretation of the state guidance is that we should still be aiming for “6 feet.” The “3 feet” is an absolute minimum when there are no other options.
Orla Daunt
18:01
Will "All Remote" be different to Spring? I would suggest it was more 'self learning; in Spring and lacking
KHERES
18:13
Hybrid presents catastrophic childcare situation for single parents and two-career households
Dr. Nathalie Frau
18:15
There is clear evidence of airborne transmission of the virus and with respect to that, the 3 feet distance is useless and inefficient. With respect to airborne transmission, What would be the school's plan to ensure a ventilation system in schools to minimize air recirculation with the need of adding new powerful filters to filter the virus?What methods will be used for disinfection?
Eric Rojas
18:30
Any plans for Synchronous learning in the remote plan ie. cameras in classroom so home learners can log on to live class lessons? these could also be recorded and rewatched for reinforcement or watched at a different time if student is unable to “attend” live.
kristinmurphy
18:30
Currently, bathrooms in many schools have insufficient ventilation. Research suggests that a toilet flush creates an aerosol plume which carries virus and this virus remains in the air. There are currently no toilet lids in bathrooms to prevent an aerosol plume after every flush. Combined with poor or no ventilation in staff and student bathrooms, this is a recipe for infection. What measures will the district take to improve ventilation and to add a lid on every toilet in the district to protect students’ and staff’s safety?https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/16/health/coronavirus-toilets-flushing.html
Dana Cooper
18:33
In hybrid model- how are classes being divided into 2 groups? By last name, by best learning partners, or another system?
Craig
19:09
regular synchronous and asynchronous education and teaching online is efficacious. With proper professional development about teaching online it is doable. Curricular coverage should never be below 100%
sharipletta
19:13
Would the All Remote model include 5 full days of instruction, like a regular school day?
Teresa Brazen
19:14
Are there examples of schools in other states or countries that are doing remote learning well; where students are actively engaged in live learning on a daily basis? What models are you looking to for inspiration?
mary lopresti
19:16
Can a hybrid or remote model (if implemented) be discontinued based on covid for full school?
Elizabeth W
19:17
Can we talk about how elementary students may need more in person instruction, but middle and high school might be more able to adapt and adjust to truly virtual learning
iphone8
19:41
Would you consider different models for the high school, middle school, and elementary. For example, a number of high schools are planning on a different hybrid: half the class in class, half the class participating remotely on a rotating basis.
mary lopresti
19:51
will you be providing a tutors to kids in the case you go remote? many parents work
Elizabeth W
19:52
So maybe what decisions are made for elementary could be different than older grades perhaps rather than thinking about them as a whole unit?
Craig
19:54
remote teaching can and should have 100% curriculum coverage
Dr. Nathalie Frau
19:56
There is not one solution feet all and model should also consider age of the students. How can a high school student be back in a closed environment that a class will provide when Boston universities/college (Harvard, MIT, Umass...) do not provide for the return of students?
Lu Family
19:58
Will the school starting time be adjusted to ease the likely even heavier traffic at drop-off time? thank you!
Joy Alamgir
19:58
online instruction was not very effective for us at least
Janice C. Crager
19:59
The state’s 3’ separation is inconsistent with everything we’ve been told over the past 3 months. I understand this fits the narrative of sending kids back to school, but diverges with CDC guidelines.
Jonathan Smith
20:10
How can a class of 27 kids in a room, for example, at happy Hollow, be able to be far enough apart while providing safety for the teacher in front of that many kids? The rooms are small. My college alma mater is limiting in class size to 20.
kristinmurphy
20:16
How will the High School minimize exposure to students (and teachers) when no cohorts or “pods” will be formed - and students will attend every class with a different roster of students?
Andrew H Coppola
20:18
What level of support is there from our teachers and staff for all in-person? Conversely, what is being planned for the impact of possible increased retirements and others unable to participate in that environment due to health reasons, etc.
Kawahatas
20:52
Isn't the main question whether we prioritize safety and figure out how to teach or teach and have safety as a secondary priority? Where do you all land on this? All students in feels like the latter
Elizabeth W
20:55
will staff/teachers/students be tested for Covid regularly? Especially with Fauci recommending pool testing. Is Wayland considering this given the high likelihood for asymptomatic cases in kids?
Michele Karol
20:55
Are you considering other hybrid models, such as 2-1-2 rather than week on/week off? In any hybrid model, will siblings be on the same schedule? Many of the points in the presentation referred to “academic learning” and “curriculum coverage.” However, if kids/adults are in stress and anxiety over health, they won’t learn. Teachers will also have to spend a tremendous amount of time and energy “policing” masks, hand washing and social distancing if all kids come back. Also, if you have the “all in” model, how will you provide equity to students, staff and families who are immune compromised. Are they the only ones home? Finally, I hope that educators can be given adequate time, compensation and opportunities to have effective professional development so that remote learning can be optimally successful.
kristinmurphy
20:56
What measures will be put in place to protect students (and the teacher) in classes which require singing or instrumental music?
KHERES
20:56
If we have to rotate groups, it needs to be week by week. It's the only way parents can possibly plan.
Joy Alamgir
21:02
Not sure CDC is very trustworthy right now as it seems like they change their guideline based on political pressure….MA board of health recommendations are more trustworthy at this point
Joy Alamgir
21:11
@KHERES I agree
iPad2019
21:51
In the hybrid model, would you consider a quarter based rotation? Group A in school for Q1 and Q3 while being remote in Q2 and Q4. And Group B will come in for Q2 and Q4,
Jill Sinclair
22:15
Doesn’t there need to be some consistent for towns in and out in the hybrid model for daycare and parents who teach and work in other towns. If every town does something different that can be challenging.
Deb Dyson Diaz
22:17
If we do any remote learning this fall, we need to have one consistent set of software being used across all classrooms. For example: Everyone uses Zoom, invitations with the Zoom links are sent using the same invitation application and can automatically be added to my Google Calendar which my kids can access. All assignments are posted on Google Classroom. I don't know how many times my kids were late to a class because the link had changed and my son could not access the correct link on the classroom calendar.
Philip Parks & Erica Gupta
22:23
From a scientific, medical, clinical point of view....strongly recommend that the 3 ft assumption / plan be re-evaluated with the goal of making an evidence-based decision. Which evidence will be evaluated and who will be consulted?
silvermand
22:24
Could teachers be recorded during the hybrid for those students at home?
Anna Sophia
22:31
Every other day in school will be very disruptive for kids and families. Even two days in and two days off. A week on a week remote seems like a more consistent schedule
kristinmurphy
22:37
At a recent School Committee meeting, Susan Bottan, the district’s business manager, told the School Committee that the administration would be following OSHA’s guidelines for reopening.  OSHA recommends six-foot distancing. Why has Wayland chosen only three-foot distancing?https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA4027.pdf
Suki's ipad
22:46
I echo the earlier comment to review the specifics for k-5, MS and especially HS students and how does any fall or winter sport activity happen for each of the 3 options being considered.
Elizabeth
23:02
What happens if all the kids go back and then there is an outbreak in school? How do you decide when to switch to remote? If there is a midyear switch, will the remote instruction lag behind what would be offered if it were all remote?
Brie Lemire
23:17
why the decision to do one week on/one week off as a hybrid? kids have a hard time coming back from vacation weeks; this seems like doing that over and over again isn’t best for the kids.
kristinmurphy
23:28
At the 7/8 school committee meeting, Susan Bottan acknowledged that her financial estimates for each of the in-person plans wasn’t an estimate for the an entire year’s expenses, but rather a combination of a year’s worth of some line items, but only 6 months of other items. How can the school committee make an informed decision about the costs for each plan when each of the plans does not include all costs for an entire school year?
Dina Sorour
23:33
I'm concerned about the possibility of elimination of course leveling at the high school level for the 'all-in' model.
Orla Daunt
23:34
For Hybrid, why couldn't the remote kids dial in via zoom for remote instruction that the kids in school will get online?
Orla Daunt
24:01
esp for MS / HS... may not work for elementary (my suggestion above)
iPad2019
24:13
Irrespective of All-in or Hybrid, the School Committee needs to have an All-Remote operating model planned out just in case the numbers turn south and we are back in an all-remote situation like last year.
Jonathan Smith
24:20
Will teachers be given the option of teaching remotely? If they have full size classes, it is irresponsible of the town to require teachers to put themselves on the line in terms of their own safety, in excess of what colleges are requiring. (Most colleges are giving Professors the option).
Ravi
24:22
can zoom class be considered for the remote students, that way all students can receive the same curriculum?
Deb Dyson Diaz
24:22
How does the 50/50 model work for kids on IEP's?
Loveless Family
24:23
second @kristinmurph’s comments Re: ventilation systems, testing and maintenance, also bathrooms.. aerosol transmission
Dr. Nathalie Frau
24:26
Everyone would love to go back to normal or get some normalcy here but we need to keep our sense of student, parents and staff’s safety. When we look at the explosion in the number of infected people in the USA, the virus is very present in the country (including in MA) and the promiscuity and closed environment such as a class will reproduce are the perfect conditions for the transmission of the virus.
mary lopresti
24:43
can there be after school hours targeted to kids needing help on their remote week?
kristinmurphy
24:48
If specialists at the elementary level see each class, as is currently planned, in one week and one day, they will be exposed to the entire school - assuming all of the associated risk - and they will in turn expose the entire school population and staff to every other student. Is there a safer way to deliver specialists’ lessons?
Dr. Nathalie Frau
24:54
How would you see kids wearing a mask all day?
Eric Rojas
25:11
+ Orla Daunt — any additional syncronous on a remote week would be best
Joy Alamgir
25:13
how would making work in the cafeteria?
Dr. Nathalie Frau
25:14
Meeting specific to age (elementary, middle and high school) should be organized
kristinmurphy
25:19
Wayland has had difficulty attracting and keeping quality substitute teachers.  Often, those substitutes are retired, looking for supplemental income.  Has Wayland spent time contacting their substitute pool to see if current substitutes plan to continue to sub this year?  Has the district reached out to try and attract new qualified people to sub?
Joy Alamgir
25:27
how would masking work in the cafeteria?
KHERES
25:30
Where is the district sourcing Lysol, wipes, etc. for individual classrooms?
Deb Dyson Diaz
25:40
Would the kids have to wear masks when attending an outdoor class?
Ravit Reichman
26:00
How do teachers feel about face-to-face teaching? Do they have a choice to teach remotely, without having to disclose medical history or personal information (i.e., in a “no questions asked” way)?
Elizabeth W
26:02
Other option would be to lengthen the day instead of ending at 2:25 to get added instruction time?
Joy Alamgir
26:02
@Deb Dyson: I like the idea of perhaps even having classes outside when weather permits
J. Cohen
26:12
Band and Chorus seems problematic? is there a plan?
Dina Sorour
26:14
Is WPS nimble enough to adjust these models as knowledge and recommendations about coronavirus evolve over the next 12 months?
mary lopresti
26:21
high yield subjects should be emphasized in full school agree.
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
26:24
Have face shields been considered as an option for certain situations instead of masks?
Joy Alamgir
26:52
Has School Committee considered anti-body presence based grouping of kids?
jeanprince
27:08
In the hybrid model, why can’t a webinar/Zoom call be set up to record the live instruction going on in the classroom so remote students could participate in live classes, replay sections they needed to hear again, etc. This would allow more curriculum to be covered.
kristinmurphy
27:19
The district’s plan for both in-person scenarios includes the use of outdoor canopied “classrooms.” What will happen if EEE prevents people from meeting outdoors during part of the school day?
Elizabeth W
27:26
hence why perhaps digital/virtual learning might be better suited to MS and HS so they can get the breadth of classes
Orla Daunt
27:33
I agree @Jean Prince
silvermand
27:39
Agreed Jean Prince. Other districts are planning for that if hybrid.
Joy Alamgir
27:47
Has school committee considered cancelling non-academic extra-curricular activities (e.g. music, art, sports) until next season?
Kambiz Maali
27:47
I do not feel comfortable with the way you are presenting the all in model when you keep saying that you have a lot to still figure out. The country keeps breaking the records for positive tests and MA cases are continuing to inch up. We will be remote before you know it so why are you pushing the all in model. You cannot cohort you cannot open with all in.
Boyer
27:48
Does every level have to have the same model or can we apply different models at the different schools. Ex: High School Hybrid Model, Elementary All-in model?
Wilma’s iPad
28:03
is there a possibility for kids that can not attend school cause of health issues , to attend remotely , during the all in model
Kimberly Dunkelberg
28:15
I’m concerned about the idea of splitting grades and making cohorts that split friends that are just going to be together outside of school anyhow. It doesn’t seem to be the bubble that we think it might be.
Ravit Reichman
28:16
Has there been any discussion of hiring college graduates (currently unemployed in high proportions) in a “camp counselor” capacity to help keep kids in pods/cohorts and facilitate learning?
Elaine Donnelly
28:19
Could WayCAM help with instruction distribution in some way?
Jonathan Smith
28:40
Is the school cmte taking into account thoughts/plans of neighboring towns?
mary lopresti
28:42
I think we need to be consistent with the trend in the state. If gyms, camps, movies are open- we need to ask how education is different in the case kids are wearing masks, hand washing and procedures in place
Elizabeth
28:45
can you require students to wear masks?
Dr. Nathalie Frau
28:54
High school student should really be handled via the technology of today, on line remote, zoom based…similar to the approach taken by universities.
nayanika
29:09
I am leery of sending in my kid to school in either all-in or hybrid models…will families who choose remote learning be penalised?
Joy Alamgir
29:11
@Dr. Nathalie Frau - I agree
iphone8
29:38
Is the Committee also working with Weston, Wellesley, Natick, and Sudbury for ideas?
Heidi Ellis
29:48
I love Ravit's idea about hiring college kids. In younger grades kids will take off masks, noncompliance is developmentally expected. Teachers will need help...
matthew_mccormack
29:56
MA Board of Health has not weighed in on the MA Department of Ed guidelines
kristinmurphy
30:05
Will families be asked to limit their travel?
Kambiz Maali
30:23
Will you be testing teachers on a regular basis?
JackieMal Greene
30:24
Have you considered double sessions on a daily basis?
dylan
30:44
In families with high risk scenarios, will remote definitely be an option or is the district taking a model to apply to all families?
Raji Balasubramanian
30:45
This “all in” model seems to assume a best case scenario. Also you keep saying “we need to figure it out”. How do you propose to deal with the situation if/when someone tests positive in the school system or there is a spike in MA? Is there a systematic fallback approach built into this plan?
Joy Alamgir
31:02
Will the school system be providing rebates to those parents who choose to homeschool for a semester or a year?
Jinglei Whitehouse
31:03
are there estimate on the cost for the different models? and the impact to the school budget and staffing?
Yolanda & Eunyce Wan
31:25
@Dr. Nathalie Frau, agree with you. HOw feasible is it to have kids wearing mask 8 hrs a day (from time stepping on school bus till time coming home)
Elisabeth R
31:30
Second @kristenmurphy regarding ventilation and bathrooms etc. Especially in light of EEE returning, opening windows and outdoors may not be feasible.
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
31:33
The smell test being developed might be a good method for easy, frequent testing of everyone in the school. Loss of smell is a strong diagnostic for infection, even when people are asymptomatic
lbrande
32:00
If school is hybrid please consider keeping siblings in the same schedule as this will help with planning and childcare coverage
mary lopresti
32:16
there are mobile buildings. can we do some temporary buildings on the grounds to accommodate?
Brian
32:17
Will there be a continued option for kindergarten families to switch to the half day or full day choices when a plan is formally chosen even though registration was required this week?
Lisa Goodman
32:43
Has there been discussion of testing/screening for teachers? If their level of anxiety is decreased by this they will be better able to support our children.
Elizabeth
32:57
Why 3 feet? What is that based on?
Kambiz Maali
33:04
You say that it is safe for everyone to go back yet we are having this meeting remotely. The school committee is meeting remotely. How is it safe to send teachers and students into 8 hours of face time in small spaces but you are not willing to hold face to face meetings?
Yolanda & Eunyce Wan
33:07
Have you consider using barriers in cafeteria, so you can house more kids at one time
Mary
33:15
High schoolers remote for the year (sorry), use the extra space at high school - classrooms, cafeteria, gym - for elementary students and WMS students. Spread them out. Start school early Aug and get them outside for classes
Jack Desmond
33:15
"Outdoor instructional spaces"? How is that going to work in January?!?
abbie wonderly
33:16
town center has a lot of empty space for classrooms!
Chau, Katherine
33:20
We still don't understand how 3 feet is all of a sudden good enough...
jeanprince
33:25
After the GPA debacle, I’d like to know how Wayland is engaging and collaborating on ideas with our neighboring school districts.
Justine.Paul
33:32
Yes what about having multiple children. Can we have an option to synchronize their week in or out of the building so parents might have a chance to work?
Gilbert Brogan
33:42
What does the teacher's union say about these plans? Have they had a chance to give feedback? Does the union need to approve any plan?
Elizabeth W
33:52
even with 6 feet of distance in the cafeteria, without masks while eating, still seems risky. Have you considered having kids eat in their classrooms to lessen cross contamination further in elementary schools?
TRB
33:58
A remote option needs to be offered in parallel to any other model being offered. it’s unrealistic to assume all parents will be comfortable sending their children in person. Remote will also need to be available for high risk children.
Dr. Nathalie Frau
34:00
Safety should be the top priority over in-person service delivery. What would be the impact if a student contracts the virus, becomes ill, or passes it on to both parents who become ill and unable to care for him/her?
Kawahatas
34:01
Regardless of test/standards, until more is understood (ie degree of airborne risk), isn't it more prudent to do the best we can for students and make safety a priority? 3ft < safety until proven otherwise....
Anna Sophia
34:04
Will teachers and administrators be tested on a regular basis?
Lu Family
34:07
We still don't understand how 3 feet is all of a sudden good enough?!
Joy Alamgir
34:08
I think it’s important that for the coming academic year rebates are provided to those parents who chose not to send their kids until COVID-19 crisis is over. This seems rushed.
kristinmurphy
34:09
Given that currently, the district is planning only 3 ft. distancing, which the World Health Organization is alone in recommending and is based on a study from 1933 when scientists did not know about aerosol virus transmission, how confident is the School Committee and the administration that this 3- foot distancing will be sufficient to protect the health and safety of its children and staff?https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2763852?appId=scweb
Dr. Nathalie Frau
34:32
So agree with this comment above
Nora Rothschild (she, her)
34:41
town buildings or town center - empty space for classrooms?
Kawahatas
34:44
Agree - thanks for posting a reference.
Raji Balasubramanian
34:55
Will you please openly share the results of parent surveys so we can see what everyone is thinking?
Brie Lemire
35:02
will individual desks be purchased for classrooms that need to replace tables? will the district be able to purchase supplies for students knowing that most cannot be shared?
Gandhi
35:09
I am not comfortable sending in my kid to school in either all-in or hybrid models. Is there an option to chose the remote learning even if those models are being implemented. My kid is going to Sixth grade this year. He has done well in the remote learning, since he is fairly independent and has good parental support.
Dr. Nathalie Frau
35:12
3 feet distance is ridiculous and can’t prevent virus transmission. Airbone transmission has been demonstrated
Aiden Ventress
35:13
Has the state or BOH provided guidance on how to handle the first 2 weeks of schools when many families in Town could be returning from travel to hot spots across the country? Would it be prudent to have the first 2 weeks be remote to ensure a self-quarantine period for everyone? This would protect teachers and families that have been cautious or have immune compromised family members they are trying to protect.
Joy Alamgir
35:17
@Raji B: I second/suport it
J. Cohen
35:17
what will happen when there is a positive case in a school? what is the protocol?
Heikki Topi
35:23
I would like to join those concerned about the sufficiency of the 3ft separation.
Heidi Ellis
35:43
I agree with 2 week quarantine before coming to school
Raji Balasubramanian
35:48
Can we also discuss what the collective wisdom is of our neighboring towns? How are they planning for this and are they taking a different approach? Can we learn from the processes being developed around us?
Brie Lemire
36:01
will teachers be responsible for cleaning?
Caitanya Rasa Dasa Sontha
36:03
I am not comfortable with just 3 ft distance
Joy Alamgir
36:05
@ J. Cohen: In the same vein, what will happen if there is a positive case in the family of the child? How will that be monitored?
Elizabeth
36:15
Will all these upgrades of air filters be ready before September?
Jonathan Smith
36:16
Agree- there is little, if any, clearly conclusive data supporting 3 feet. If this is the minimum recommended by the state, it should not be the normal for the entire district.
Gilbert Brogan
36:20
My kids haven't been in a room with anyone other than our immediate family since March. Why should we feel comfortable about suddenly putting them in a room with 20 classmates?
A Visi
36:26
agreed on 3’ separation being insufficient
Eric Rojas
36:32
Agree with the many comments that 3 feet is not sufficient distancing and is not acceptable- scientifically.
KHERES
36:36
Two-week quarantine not possible for kids with parents who work outside the home, including in essential roles
Heikki Topi
36:40
As has been recognized in a variety of contexts, testing would seem to be essential for continued success of any plan with an in-person component.
Dr. Nathalie Frau
36:44
Yes, remote should continue during the fall as universities are doing
Hou Jianji
36:49
can have different models at the different schools? High School and middle school Hybrid Model, Elementary All-in model,
kristinmurphy
36:51
*What MERV value are air filters in each building, and do they fit properly without gaps?  How often will they be changed?  Will there be a log so that others may know when they have been changed? Will someone trained inspect each filter to make sure it is properly outfitted  (Guideline is to use the highest MERV rating that the HVAC system can handle without gaps forming around filter edges - at least MERV13)
Kambiz Maali
36:52
Start and stop of schools due to positive cases are going to be very disruptive for families, students, and learning. The all-in model guarantees this
Dr. Nathalie Frau
37:06
Why school will open while universities will continue remote learning
Lu Family
37:08
yes, it seems that most parents are very concerning about pushing of 3-feet distancing and basing the all-in-person on that, would you share the survey results publicly? thx.
Elizabeth
37:09
All of the cleaning efforts the school makes are not helpful unless you solve the bus issue
Caitanya Rasa Dasa Sontha
37:19
after discovering. COVID positive there is hardly anything one can do to stop the spread
Chris
37:19
How will middle school work with changing classes/cohorts in the scenario where we are in school?
Gilbert Brogan
37:19
3 feet is a bare minimum. Wayland has never been a bare minimum school district. Why start now?
Heidi Ellis
37:25
I think elementary, especially young elementary (K, 1) may need to be considered separately from middle and high school. They cannot remote learn, and will not stay neatly apart from each other. Small cohorts, size 10, is best for them. Can we consider different models for the different ages/levels? Maybe pulling K out of elementary and putting them in town building in small groups would allow more room for other elementary students?
Kambiz Maali
37:27
I am also very concerned with the 3 feet distance.
Raji Balasubramanian
37:27
+1 on @Kambiz Maali on disruption of a positive case
Ravi
37:37
increasing air circulation should definitely be looked as #1 priority
Michelle Bloom-Scheff
37:43
wondering how *anyone* can be expected to keep a mask on all day when it is hot? I know some of the classrooms have AC, but not all of them
Elizabeth
37:49
Are you saying you will not bus kids who live under 2 miles from school?
Joy Alamgir
37:54
@Heidi Ellis: I think elementary school model needs to be different than high school model
Kimberly Dunkelberg
37:54
I fear that the survey from much earlier in this process might no longer have valid results given all the additional information we have now and I strongly advocate for another survey to really understand how families are feeling.
Lisa Goodman
37:55
What about buses for the older kids? I have a 6th & 7th grader.
silvermand
37:59
With so many schools around the state needing updated ventilations systems etc. are you guaranteeing this work will be done by the start of school?
Anna Sophia
38:09
face shields are not good enough alone. must be used over masks.
Dr. Nathalie Frau
38:15
How to deal with asymptomatic people who transmit the virus especially true for kids under 20
R Beck
38:26
hypothetically what happens when first kid exhibits cold symptoms that overlaps with COVID symptoms? do we shut down?
Deborah Vogt
38:28
What are the plans for nursing staff in the school? Will the staff stay the same or be increased?
kristinmurphy
38:32
If the Dept. of Elem. and Secondary Education raises the maximum ridership on buses, will Wayland follow their guidelines and increase the number of students on a bus?
Federica Cordido
38:32
yes , what about transportation for older kids?
iPad2019
38:38
3 feet may not be advised with kids in the classrooms. I think we may already have 3 feet.
Heikki Topi
38:39
Many participants have recognized different needs of different student populations. This makes perfect sense and should be considered in the planning process.
Jill Sinclair
38:40
busing only 2 miles away and 6 and under seems unfair
Barrett Brountas
38:40
Thank you Susan, that was very helpful.
Robert McKinney
38:46
Can we have each student/family submit a weekly health declaration form that has them answer questions such as “have you been in close contact with someone confirmed or suspected for COVID? has the child or a direct family member had symptoms <insert CDC list..>?” My employer requires its 160k employees submit this type of form weekly. What is the contract tracing plan?
Orla Daunt
38:47
what would it take to meet the 6' guideline?
Jonathan Smith
38:47
How can you ensure kids stay masked on buses?
Nish and Sheetal Acharya
38:57
Have you considered having two cohorts every day? One group from 8-12 and another 12-4? It would be full time but with small groups. Its common in much of the world
Dr. Nathalie Frau
39:00
Kids in high school are responsable enough to continue remote learning
Kawahatas
39:01
Agree @DrNathalie re: asympto but pre too should be a concern
Jessica Traue
39:05
what happens if there are supply chain issues with PPE, plexi, hand sanitizer etc?
Stephanie Leong
39:08
What threshold/variable will trigger moving between the models during a potential second/third wave? Will we wait until there are cases in the school or will we decide based on # cases in the state, rate of infection increase in the state, etc? It would be great if there is a plan and we are not reactive.
Gilbert Brogan
39:14
Will the district be asking parents to sign a liability waiver as some districts around the country are promoting?
Li Zeng
39:28
What about regular testing?
Joy Alamgir
39:29
MA DPH (as of today) says 6ft: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-prevention-and-treatment
mary lopresti
39:35
we need to be in line w/ what is going on in the rest of the state. quarantine is not a reasonable option when other businesses, gyms, etc. are open.
Kambiz Maali
39:45
Regarding staff/teachers. What is their take on the three options?
Janice C. Crager
39:55
My company/job has enforced 6 feet separation at all times with adults capable of keeping masks on, following rules, etc. Given that, it seems irresponsible that kids would only get 3 feet.
Lisa Goodman
39:56
Is there consideration to use cameras in classrooms so children who are remote can participate in learning?
Orla Daunt
39:57
are we considering partnering with any 3rd party online education provider for additional remote learning expertise?
Michelle Bloom-Scheff
39:57
Will there be accommodations made for teachers/other staff who have risk factors?
Jill Sinclair
40:03
Two cohorts every day means rooms and spaces have more exposure to possible covid
Elisabeth R
40:09
The team is still not addressing what we will gain if any of these plans happen, will we still be out of step with neighboring towns, having story times at the elementary level and cuts to secondary level teaching of increasingly critical anti-racism and related history?
Christopher Field
40:16
are you planning to do sample testing of students in school?
Stephanie Leong
40:19
Will there be a remote version offered to families with at risk members/students who are at risk?
Raji Balasubramanian
40:32
Studies have shown prolonged use of masks increase CO2 levels in the blood. This is emerging science. All-in assumes kids will use masks all the time. Is this advidable?
Eric Rojas
40:42
What happens if parents aren’t comfortable with an ‘all in’ return? Will remote learning still be provided?
Kawahatas
40:48
How does winter change things?
jennifermcleod
40:48
Can you clarify will bussing only be available k-6 who live more than 2 miles. Did I understand that correctly?
Trehan
40:59
Has the Wayland BOH signed off on the Schools committees recommendations? And has the MA BOH signed off in agreement for the guidelines in the commissioners report?
Johan Kullstam
41:06
will students be asked to quarantine before start of school year?
Kawahatas
41:21
What are the criteria that will be followed in order to determine whether changes need to be implemented? Is there a plan?
KHERES
41:24
Quarantine is unenforceable
Deb Dyson Diaz
41:29
In a hybrid model, can we line up our kids on/off weeks or alternately ask that they don't have the same on/off week
mary lopresti
42:11
we have to account for mental health of our children- in person learning does account for this
Alexis’s iPhone
42:22
can you clarify if buses will be available to students who live under 2 miles away
Elizabeth
42:24
why didn’t you expect students to do more work last spring when we were remote? What is different in the fall?
Joy Alamgir
42:53
Elementary plans needs to be quite different than middle or high school plans
Lisa McNamara
42:56
It was new in the spring. Our teachers and principal at Loker went ABOVE AND BEYOND and did an amazing job- it was all new waters
Dave and Lydia Howe
43:13
How would we accommodate students who are quarantined for COVID? Have you estimated how many students might fall into this situation?
Carol Hicks
43:22
Thank you to the school committee for the thoughtful approach. We support the recommendation for in person attendance or hybrid attendance and are comfortable with 3’ distancing with masks. One thing to consider is to have some classes be taught as either remote or in person (I.e remote algebra iii, in person algebra ii) or have some electives as purely remote (like computer science).
Jill Sinclair
43:30
It is very challenging for some students to learn new material remotely . And not all parents are available to help as needed.
Kawahatas
43:34
Love the Charles Minard Napoleon graphic behind our Superintendent....perhaps someday there will be a graphic that shows how we have handled the pandemic....
Joy Alamgir
43:41
Also elementary school students will likely not honor 3 feet or 6 feet distance. That doesn’t happen even when they play on the streets of the neighborhood now
Dave and Lydia Howe
44:29
What will the testing & contact tracing protocols be within the school community?
Heikki Topi
44:30
How realistic is it to expect students to follow the personal protection protocols (including wearing a mask for the whole day)?
silvermand
44:31
I would like to hear more about what will be offered for the families who opt to keep their children home. Because there are a number of those families. So….it will never be fully “all in”
Carol Hicks
44:33
Finally agree with statement that cohorts in high school may be impractical.
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
44:33
Good point, Mary. Safety is obviously extremely important, but so is mental health, and the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending in-person learning. Remote learning has a spectrum of success, event for college students (who I teach). We need to take a balanced approach. But I do think 6 feet distance in terms of max room capacity is a much better idea than 3 ft
Elizabeth W
44:36
There are air filters you can put in vehicles, have those been considered for buses?
mary lopresti
44:47
echo Jill Sinclair's comment. It is very hard for full time working parents to support their children w/ remote working who benefit from inperson teaching
J. Cohen
44:51
Explicitly changing the culture around absences seems important? Can teachers support kids who are out due to illness?
Deb Dyson Diaz
45:28
Can we get all lectures recorded and posted on line?
Raji Balasubramanian
45:31
+1 @silvermand — Can you please comment specifically on choice for parents to keep their children home if they should so decide
Dave and Lydia Howe
45:46
Concern about student bringing home COVID into household with family member who is at high risk.
Brad WILSON
45:47
So no buses for the high school? Aew you reimbursing $?
Lisa Goodman
45:52
So parents who have kids older than 6th grade have to plan to drive their child? Will we be reimbursed for our older child’s bus registration?
J. Cohen
45:52
that seems like an expensive bus?
tonya
46:09
Susan Bottan, I believe you said all Boston students would be bused, regardless of grade. is that still the case?
Joy Alamgir
46:11
@Dave/Lydia - I agree.
Yaoming Duan
46:13
for hybrid and all-in models to start clean, every student, teacher and staff need to get tested first?
Derrick
46:14
Three feet will not be enforceable. just recall what our parents would say about the 6 inches at their high school dances in the 50’s/60’s.
Orla Daunt
46:15
has the school committee looked into an option of all remote for fall and slow return in Dec?
mary lopresti
46:27
Please comment on tutors, extra help in the case remote learning is enforced. How can all kids get what they need?
Joy Alamgir
46:33
State is NOT recommending 3-feet….where are you getting this information?
Lisamarie’s iPhone
46:35
We already pay for full time Kindergarten
Caitanya Rasa Dasa Sontha
46:36
how about winter ? how will they manage to keep the windows open ?
Elizabeth W
46:43
will there be any supervision on buses? I can’t imagine kids properly wearing masks (especially younger grades)
Chau, Katherine
46:48
What about fall sport like football or soccer?
Loveless Family
46:58
2+ @silvermand do we have a choice?
Dina Sorour
47:15
Did school system not save any money during the 3 months school was closed? How will this new bus rule affect METCO students? Not all of them can drive from Boston to Wayland every day.
Lisa McNamara
47:19
The movies are open schools should be open!
KHERES
47:21
Any information on MCAS expectations from the state?
Lisa Goodman
47:25
Please clarify about the buses for the older children. I am hearing that any child in grade 7 or above will have to find alternative transportation even though their sibling is on the same bus? This is an issue, especially since the school start time is so later for middle and high.
mary lopresti
47:25
I echo the pediatric recommendations!!!
Dr. Nathalie Frau
47:30
This is not the case with teen
Helvig Family
47:31
This is not accurate medical information.
kristinmurphy
47:42
I have read otherwise.
Elizabeth W
47:43
Teens are in adult bodies
A Visi
47:45
How will you support families who cannot send kids under the 3’ separation due to family members at home with weak immune systems?
Dave and Lydia Howe
47:52
Are contingency plans in place for scenarios where "things go wrong" - rooms not cleaned properly, student tests positive for covid-19, PPE availability issues, etc.
Wilma’s iPad
47:55
will there be a poll to families that signed up for the bus, to see if they still want to use the bus. since sign up was the end of March and much has changed since then.
Dr. Nathalie Frau
48:00
Can you please report all the questions and communicate the questions with your answers to the parents?
Elizabeth W
48:01
And this doesn’t factor in aerosol transmission now believed to be the case
Kambiz Maali
48:11
I agree with Dr. Frau and Helving Family. A lot has changed about youth exposure and as career.
Joy Alamgir
48:14
https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/clinical-guidance/covid-19-planning-considerations-return-to-in-person-education-in-schools/
Stephanie Leong
48:20
Less bussing to WMS and no busing to WHS will mean more kids carpooling (enclosed space exposure) and more congregating before school on property by kids who will be dropped off earlier than 8:30am bc parents have to work.
Robert McKinney
48:25
This is not correct information. 6ft is the rule. Anything less you have to be outside or wear a face shield.
Dr. Nathalie Frau
48:25
How about the airborne transmission?
Raji Balasubramanian
48:33
+1 @Natalie Frau: Can you answer most questions even if offline?
Courtney Conery
48:40
What happens when a student or staff member tests positive? What will be the criteria for moving to all remote?
Jill Sinclair
48:42
so parents of multiple children who are trying to get to work would now have to drive to different schools at different times…? Some may be able to drive that live 2 miles apart or have changed their mind a new survey on buses
Joy Alamgir
48:42
Here’s the guidance from American Association of Pediatrics. Is says 6 feet mostly, and then says minimum 3 TO 6 feet distance. https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/clinical-guidance/covid-19-planning-considerations-return-to-in-person-education-in-schools/
J. Cohen
48:53
Band and Chorus are not safe right now.
Rich
49:22
@jean prince @orla Daunt - agree with your comments on the hybrid model having remote learning at the same time as the in school instruction is happening.
Marta Cavero Tomas
49:33
many of us may be able to bring our kids to school now and did not think so before, as our work situations have also changed.... so we could cancel our bus registrations to allow for kids that really need to..
Dave and Lydia Howe
49:56
Who supplies PPE for students - can we be sure of suitability? If students supply but forget to bring with them can school supply
Joy Alamgir
49:56
@Marta Cavero Tomas: i agree
mary lopresti
49:58
we need to heavily rely on the governor, pediatricians' views, and the trends in the state. how will you catch kids up?
Janene Stefancik
50:01
Concerned about no transportation for families that live less than 2 miles that both work/have children in multiple schools.
Harper
50:27
How will teacher’s determine when to send students or even themselves to the nurse’s office? How will they differentiate between a simple cough vs COVID symptoms. When are kids or kids cleared to return to school if sent home? Will they need to be tested for a simple cold?
Nathalie Degenhardt
50:27
our family could also cancel our bus registration
Dave and Lydia Howe
50:28
Has HVAC project begun - sufficient time to complete?
Trehan
50:35
Will parents have any input in choosing their model of preference for the fall?
avnee
50:48
do you anticipate an increase in the tuition fees due to increase in operational cost?
silvermand
51:01
Why is it trickier?
Jonathan Smith
51:04
how can 900 kids pass in the hallways between classes and stay 3 or 6 feet apart?
Orla Daunt
51:06
Sounds like we may need a different model for each school grouping (E, MS, HS)
Dave and Lydia Howe
51:13
Who will be the point person responsible for assuring all protocols are being followed?
Caitanya Rasa Dasa Sontha
51:30
can the families have a choice of the model?
Nish and Sheetal Acharya
51:45
We support the in person model. The remote and hybrid models do not offer enough discipline or academic rigor and seem just ask risky. We are willing to take our chances with in person. However, I understand some families will have immune-compromised situations. We need to provide mechanisms for those learners to participate remotely.
J. Cohen
51:49
It is not If, its when.
Jill Sinclair
52:00
If students go one week or another in hybrid model won’t that add more bus seats?
Anna Sophia
52:00
Looking at American Pediatric Association website it says "Evidence suggests that spacing as close as 3 feet may approach the benefits of 6 feet of space, particularly if students are wearing face coverings and are asymptomatic. The term evidence suggests is by no means definitive or assuring. It sounds like 6 feet is too difficult and won't really work so they are settling for 3 feet to get kids to school. they also say adults should still stay 6 feet apart. How will that be managed? I think the school committee should have a serious discussion about the 3ft versus 6 ft.
mary lopresti
52:08
Yes HVAC should start now as well as remote learning area construction or investigation of other facilities. When will all this start?
david
52:12
Will there be a mandate of students and teachers being COVID tested before returning to school?
Dan Haley
52:29
Huge thanks to everyone working hard to make the right choice - and especially whoever is sorting through all the armchair epidemiology tonight to get to actual questions. Let’s get our kids back to school and reasonably accommodate people with high risk situations.
Gilbert Brogan
52:57
What happens when a teacher tests positive? Will all of their students and staff be quarantined for 14 days?
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
53:08
A number of universities (including Worcester State, where I teach) are purchasing HoverCam teaching stations to accommodate some students in class and others synchronously at home. Has this tech been evaluated for our schools?
Joy Alamgir
53:11
@Dan Haley: I agree. I think it’s really hard to please everyone or even a subset in these times. I appreciate the effort.
Yusuke Imura
53:12
Agree with Dan Haley!
Orla Daunt
53:30
Are we looking at better remote/online tuition (knowing even if we don't want to, its probable this will happen at some point as a need)
KHERES
53:36
Consider surveying parents about formation of cohorts. Some families are "bubbling" among themselves outside of school.
Jeanne Brown
53:38
Agree with Dan Haley!
sloane
53:40
if the kids go back to school and then one kid goes to the nurse with a fever- do we all run to pick up kids again like back in March?
Rich
53:43
Agree with Dan Haley
Nik Andersson
53:47
dan Haley - yes! so much opinion and conjecture being tossed around
Carolyn Bargoot
53:47
Agree with Dan Haley
mary lopresti
53:51
agree w/ Dan Haley
Craig
54:05
All branches of the military have cancelled physical activity and exercise requirements (banning service members from gyms, pools, team sports etc.). Sports should not even be a discussion in terms of safety. The military! These are people who are trained to go overseas and engage our nations enemies. THEY are not allowed to engage in team sports!
Kawahatas
54:14
@Anna Sophia - regarding APA and 3ft v 6ft, they say 3 ft is ok if asymptomatic but how do you differentiate between asymptomatic v pre-symptomatic?
Steph
54:17
Will model decisions (whether initially or in response to changes on the ground) vary by grade level?
Lidet/Million
54:18
@Dan - agree!
harold
54:25
you should be thinking that the schools will open with all kids in school. we are 2 months away from opening. there could be practically no cases by then but you need a plan just in case.
Parent
54:28
if a vaccine is available in the fall, will it be required that all in-person students be vaccinated?
kristinmurphy
54:30
Can emergency funding be appropriated for the replacement of the three aged air handlers - funding currently needs to be approved by town meeting, which has not yet met.
Dr. Nathalie Frau
54:33
Will the kids keep always same class, same desk and same chair?
Yolanda & Eunyce Wan
54:36
Agree with Dan Haley. Let the parents who're comfortable to send their kids back do so, normally. And ones who not comfortable sort out another way
iphone8
54:54
Children do get Covid and are affected. Yesterday CNN reported that 81 campers at a Missouri site came down with it. Arkansas just announced closing camps. The NY Times reported a student dying at Penn State or and others otherwise compromised. It is critical to not underestimate infection impact on our children.
Elisabeth R
55:19
For in person, how will mask wearing and healthy practices be enforced as teachers try to work with distancing? Will added staff support teachers?
Denise
55:22
those of us in health care have seen that masking, daily attestation of symptoms, and reasonable social distancing has been working.
Lisa Maria Fleming
55:25
In a remote model will there be more help available online etc for those children who need extra services? ie special reading groups?
Kerry-Ann Kendall
55:27
Do you have enough nurses to handle going back to school?
Yolanda & Eunyce Wan
55:27
Thing is, it's just talks having kids wear masks distance with each other. It's just not practical
Dina Sorour
55:31
I am curious how daily schedule will look at high school. Same daily start/end time? Also any field trips planned or all cancelled for 20-21 school year?
Courtney Conery
55:32
If it’s 90 degrees at the beginning of the school year how can kids or staff wear masks in a classroom with no AC?
Amanda
55:41
what will be the threshold for shifting between models?
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
55:44
Very unlikely that a vaccine will be available in the fall or even early next year, especially since there will be a prioritization system. But once it is available, absolutely, everyone should be vaccinated. I think we’re a long way from that now
Yolanda & Eunyce Wan
55:49
So what we ended up having is a nice theory hoping that will work, but in reality it will fail
nayanika
56:58
Given that the school reopening coincides with the flu season and now the probability of Covid resurgence, wouldn
mary lopresti
57:19
can you please address extra help for kids in the case of remote or hybrid
nayanika
57:31
Given that the school reopening coincides with the flu season and now the probability of Covid resurgence, wouldn’t it be advisable to just hone the remote learning model to the best it can be?
Parent
57:35
can Wayland require that all in-person students be required to be fully vaccinated including annual flu vaccines in order to optimize the health baseline of the students?
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
57:47
Going through all these same considerations at the college level, I want to thank everyone involved for the huge effort and careful consideration they are putting into this. There are no easy answers and no 100% guarantees. We all have to be flexible and try to be comfortable with some amount of uncertaintly
KHERES
57:51
One week in one week out is absolutely the best choice for hybrid
Kambiz Maali
57:59
I understand that distant learning model causes a lot of problems for parents and might minimize learning, but we also know, and are seeing, cases rising. Why not have a distant learning model for majority, but provide, small, controlled in person cohorts for students that have educational needs that cannot be accommodated online?
Caitanya Rasa Dasa Sontha
58:20
how can the various feet distance help in a closed environment because upcoming season is go into be cold with fall and winter
Glenn and Caroline
58:26
Has a set plan been established, or is it being developed, to address varying degrees of an outbreak in the school? Specifically, are there trip wires being established that will trigger either closures, or changes in model, etc. Are there pre-set plans if a positive happens in a cohort / in a class / in the whole school?
Kambiz Maali
58:29
I agree with @nayanika
Loveless Family
58:37
second @ kambiz
Kawahatas
58:48
3rd on @nayanika
Lisa McNamara
58:51
E kids are WAY better at social distancing than high school kids- It’s obvious driving around town
J. Cohen
58:59
Would they shorten the school day or give teachers a day to work without students? the hybrid seems like a HUGE ask of teachers,
Nathalie Degenhardt
59:26
3rd on @kambiz
Elizabeth
59:28
If all the kids go back and then students test positive, does everything close down?
Ravi
59:43
what time is tomorrow's school committee meeting?
A
01:00:02
9a
Jonathan Smith
01:00:13
We need to consider the safety of the hundreds of adults working in the schools. “Accepting the risk” of all in for ones own child does not speak to the risk that the faculty and staff would be facing
Tom H
01:00:22
Will there be outdoor mask breaks on the hour?
Nik Andersson
01:00:47
passing each other in the hallways is NOT a concern. CDC defines close contact as < 6’ for more than 10 mins. (recently, I believe they changed it to 15 minutes)
Denise
01:01:05
agree with above
Jill Sinclair
01:01:09
outdoor masks breaks sound good wearing a mask all day may constitute needing breaks
Lisa Goodman
01:01:15
While it seems like one week in one week out is a good idea, it’s hard to transition for children especially younger ones and being out of school for a week and having to learn routines etc.. can be very hard. Having the kids in the building each week will be good for them academically, socially and emotionally.
Janice C. Crager
01:01:22
unless someone sneezes while passing by you...
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
01:01:24
But aerosols will accumulate over time in the hallways. It’s a matter of time of exposure and number of viral particles
Yan
01:01:25
agree @kambiz
Kara Rice
01:01:37
Does everyone have to go back on Day 1 or have we considered any sort of phased approach over the first 1-2 months? Similar to the state’s re-opening of businesses.
ldonovan
01:01:42
Since more working parents will have to drop of MS and HS students - is there any discussion on going back to early start times - so parents can get to work?
Jill Sinclair
01:01:58
Week in and out gives the weekend for aerosols and germs to leave or be gone
Syed Masroor
01:02:18
winter will throw severe challenges..
Justine.Paul
01:02:21
will there be rolling start/stop times?
Nathalie Degenhardt
01:02:43
3 feet is really unacceptable
Tony Cai
01:02:47
Can all teachers and kids have testing before coming back to school?
Jonathan Smith
01:03:03
jen deG, agree- also pass times will likely need to be longer for surface wipe down btwn classes etc
J. Cohen
01:03:09
Sometimes it seems like the best approach might be to dig into virtual learning, Ugh,
CL
01:03:09
The essential task from now the the start of school is to equip with appropriate online teaching equipment to enable the "true" online teaching. when we have to switch to remote learning mode because of some students or staff tested positive.
Parent
01:03:22
bussing will increase the risk across the schools and students ...so doesn’t eating in the cafeteria...this is all about minimizing risk and minimizing threats to health....Wayland parents need to prioritize the extreme benefit of kids attending school and drive their kids to school and make their lunches.
jeanprince
01:03:29
Having just presented these options to parents and clearly not having enough details around both the hybrid and all-in models, why are you planning for the School Committee to vote next week? Seems there aren’t enough answers and the vote feels very rushed to me. I’d like to see more clarity and details please.
Nancy Goldstone
01:03:36
3 ft from edge of chair to edge of next chair actually means that heads are closer to 4.5 ft apart, if that makes anyone feel better
Kambiz Maali
01:03:51
agree with @jeanprince
Joy Alamgir
01:04:06
agree with @jeanprince
Rahul Anand Datar
01:04:10
What is the key indicator that will decide which model will be implemented and how they we will switch between models
Elisabeth R
01:04:12
agree with @jeanprince
Dina Sorour
01:04:20
I have no interest in HS going back to early start times.
Joy Alamgir
01:04:24
specially if I just heard them say state will have further guidelines in 2 weeks
Heikki Topi
01:04:24
How is the 3 ft measured?
Kerry-Ann Kendall
01:04:25
Do we have enough nurses to handle the nurses office AND the isolation rooms?
Lisa McNamara
01:04:32
can we min the bus for families that ABSOLUTE need it?
Trehan
01:04:32
agree with @jeanprince
Lu Family
01:04:37
agree with @jeanprince
lizbeth
01:04:46
How many students per bus?
Rahul Anand Datar
01:04:54
+1 +jeanprince
Craig
01:04:59
would siblings be seated together to assist with seating?
Caitanya Rasa Dasa Sontha
01:05:00
3 ft is NOT comforting
Jill Sinclair
01:05:01
no interest in changing start times
Parent
01:05:05
This week, at a hair salon, a shoe store and a eye doctor’s office, I was asked to wait outside because they didn’t want more than two people in the space at the same. We’re talking about putting 20 kids in a room with a teacher at a time.
Nik Andersson
01:05:07
can siblings sit together on bus?
Fiona Stephenson
01:05:08
24 per bus
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
01:05:08
Agree w/ Lisa McNamara RE busing. Those who are able to drive kids should do so
J. Cohen
01:05:16
what about when the nurses get sick?
Joy Alamgir
01:05:17
yes switching start times make sense
Eric Rojas
01:05:19
Are we investing in additional remote learning tools and technologies? They will be required in some capacity— likely a lot given the spikes in cases across the country. We should anticipate and be ready for remote learning- until this spring.
Liza Knapp
01:05:20
Busing -- morning drop-off is not a problem for my middle schooler, but what about afternoon? Both parents work full-time so I'm not sure how she'll get home from school mid-afternoon?
Lisa McNamara
01:05:35
Who cares about the bus- we need to focus on IN person learning- these kids are suffering social and emotional more so than sitting on a bus
Dina Sorour
01:05:38
Is high school cafeteria open to buy food from?
mary lopresti
01:05:50
testing is widely available at cvs
Elisabeth R
01:05:55
agree @eric rojas What investments is Wayland making in its teachers to make remote teaching better?
Federica Cordido
01:06:07
since there won’t be buses for MS and HS can working parents drop off their kids earlier?
Michele Karol
01:06:08
with all due respect, I am also unclear why the school committee is both the one’s making such a major choice and by next week? How are other towns making this determination? Wellesley isn’t deciding until August, e.g.
Jill Sinclair
01:06:16
its not about sitting on a bus its about in their scenario there is not enough buses and some parents need to the busing
Heikki Topi
01:06:18
Will all teachers and staff be tested before school starts?
Karla B
01:06:23
That is very short sited. No need to test everybody.
A Visi
01:06:23
Will kids with cold symptoms be asked to go home? (i/e/ will requirements to stay home be higher/more strict?
Kawahatas
01:06:23
Appreciate the efforts of our administrators during these unprecedented times! Can the school committee provide pros/cons leading to the decision in order to understand the prioritization of various considerations as well as helping us understand the overall complexity of the situation?
Yan
01:06:39
without the tests, back to school in person will put everyone in risks.
Kambiz Maali
01:06:48
Why isn't there testing provided for staff?
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
01:06:57
That is easy. Can just use Zoom But Google Classroom is not a good solution
langsdorfa
01:07:30
There are student privacy considerations regarding broadcasting live classroom video
silvermand
01:07:58
But the learning we are used to in an elementary classroom is not going to exist..
Stuti Bhargava
01:08:07
Healthcare and frontline professionals have testing for their staff. How can we not providing testing for at least the staff? And if there is not testing, then that means there is no way to validate what’s working and what’s not.
Jill Sinclair
01:08:08
Langsdorf that is a good point about privacy considerations
Joy Alamgir
01:08:35
Agree @Parry - remote and onsite audience engagement on teacher simultaneously does not make sense
J. Cohen
01:08:36
Kids are not stupid. Pass Fail kids are going to understand what that means and do the minimum.
Helvig Family
01:08:38
Boston Globe out right now. Will not go less than 6 feet.
Michelle Bloom-Scheff
01:08:38
just reported: Boston schools are working on plans for the fall w/6 feet distancing as a given
Kambiz Maali
01:08:43
I agree with @Stuti Bhargava
Dina Sorour
01:08:44
Has there been any review since June, and networking with other area towns, about what did and did not work for distance learning for the different grade levels?
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
01:08:49
There are many security features in Zoom that give you a lot of control. But definitely students tend to get distracted and not participate fully during video classes
iphone8
01:08:49
I agree with @jeanprince.
Lisa McNamara
01:08:54
Wayland currently has increased by ONE case in the last FOUR weeks and act went back from 107 to 106- we seem to be doing ok here. The kids are not getting this. It is scary for sure and the school needs to make a decision and then families can make a personal choice-
CL
01:08:55
just stream the teacher with lecture, not the students!
Caitanya Rasa Dasa Sontha
01:09:18
what are other country’s schools doing ? it’s a global problem
iPhone
01:09:21
anything on kindergarten full or half day
Alexis’s iPhone
01:09:22
I agree with Jean prince.
Alexis’s iPhone
01:09:33
definitely
Michelle Bloom-Scheff
01:09:36
@CL not many classes K-12 are lecture classes
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
01:09:44
“Lecture” is not a preferred model for teaching in general. Increasing the interactive nature of any online learning should be a priority
Craig
01:09:52
Again, with appropriate professional development, there should be no degredation of curricular delivery in an online environment.
Courtney Conery
01:10:02
Boston Schools will be using 6 ft min of social distancing per breaking Globe story....
Vincent Lim
01:10:04
Boston public schools just said 6 feet in schools. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/07/09/metro/boston-schools-look-more-room-with-plans-6-feet-social-distancing/
Stephanie Leong
01:10:10
But isn’t live teaching even in the all in model going to have to be the teacher standing up in the front of the room lecturing? They can’t break into small groups or table groups any more. So there is now only a marginal difference between lecture live and lecture online/recorded.
mary lopresti
01:10:26
can we start now making changes to the school to accommodate the safety aspect to see if full school can be feasible?
Lisamarie’s iPhone
01:10:33
I truly believe these kids need to be back in school with their peers. Being in school is good for their mental health and they learn better overall. (I’m particularly referring to the little ones.)
Alexis’s iPhone
01:10:33
yeah. I agree with Mary.
J. Cohen
01:10:40
MA is doing really well, I would hate to see school tank that. I know this is so difficult,
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
01:10:44
Yes. You can break into small groups in Zoom. It works really well. The teacher can go back & forth & check on the different groups
jeanprince
01:10:56
Have you spoken with local private schools? They’ve done a very nice job using Zoom calls for active lessons/lectures for all students. The lessons learned from them here could be very helpful for the hybrid model and engaging remote students.
Lisa McNamara
01:10:57
Kids can’t learn on Zoom
Kimberly Dunkelberg
01:11:03
Google Meets is adding that functionality for fall too, to break into small groups.
Kawahatas
01:11:14
Agree with @Jennifer - feels like the emphasis should be figuring out how to make the virtual model work vs the gymnastics necessary to make other models work
Nish and Sheetal Acharya
01:11:16
there are also a lot of whiteboarding and collaboration tools
Nik Andersson
01:11:27
zoom needs emojis ;-)
CL
01:11:30
agree with Jennifer Hood
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
01:11:37
Zoom has emojis…
Nik Andersson
01:11:45
🤯
Regina
01:11:50
Thank you for all your hard work on this extremely complex issue. It is very clear that everyone wants to do what is best.
iPad2019
01:11:56
If you go Hybrid, would you consider switching by quarter instead of week?
mary lopresti
01:12:01
can we provide tutoring/ extra help for kids if hybrid is the verdict?
Lisa McNamara
01:12:01
Why are we talking about the BUS???
Alexis’s iPhone
01:12:07
yeah zoom has emojis
CL
01:12:15
cannot agree with you @Kawahatas
Fox
01:12:17
Will there still be gym classes?
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
01:12:17
I have tried many, many remote learning tools. They work well for some students, but some students really need the in-person learning (even at the college level).
Lisamarie’s iPhone
01:12:19
PLEASE STOP DISCUSSING BUS
Lisa Goodman
01:12:21
Please do that regarding the buses. We will need to know whether we have to plan for driving our kids to school, which may impact getting to work on time. When will we know this information.
Parent
01:12:23
the buses are virus incubators
Cynthia
01:12:31
I support your hard work and the proposal to bring students back for all in model
KHERES
01:12:35
There wasn't a single synchronous math lesson in second grade this year. I don't understand why we're dismissing this!
Joy Alamgir
01:12:48
@Parry - that’s a good question
Lisa McNamara
01:12:49
Most people have a parent at home or a nanny and school starts so early that they can drop off at school- the bus is a lux we pay for
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
01:12:53
I think it important to provide families with options because people have different levels of comfort with risk
CL
01:12:55
sorry , cannot agree more with you @Kawahatas
Johan Kullstam
01:13:16
is there any way the classrooms can be re-worked to meet the 6 feet
Joy Alamgir
01:13:16
@Jennfier - I agree
Kambiz Maali
01:13:32
Have you considered offering parents a choice for remote learning if it is an all in model?
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
01:13:43
Agree with Johan that 6 ft should absolut
Denise Tarbox
01:13:45
Do you plan follow-up town halls by E, MS, and HS?
Parent
01:14:06
buses exponentially increase the risks to all who prioritize in-person learning at this time
Nathalie Degenhardt
01:14:15
It's a big assumption to say that people of have a parent or nanny at home. That is not the case for many, many people.
Lisa McNamara
01:14:30
Week on and week off is like - school one week then vaca one week
Parent
01:14:30
Agree with Nathalie
becky
01:14:37
Can we have a meeting just for the high school?
CL
01:14:40
at least to have HS teachers equipped with online streaming to teach remotely if ES and MS prefer more interactive teaching.
Argie
01:14:40
Agree 100% Nathalie Degenhardt.
Kambiz Maali
01:14:41
Why are you not considering 6 ft model? or a different model for MS and HS versus Elementary?
Christine Phone
01:14:52
agree with Nathalie
Jill Sinclair
01:14:59
Agreed with nathalie
Joy Alamgir
01:15:02
@Parry - please address Kambiz question
Nathalie Degenhardt
01:15:14
it's not school vacay if we keep up with the education. it seems like the best compromise for health and benefits of in person education.
KHERES
01:15:21
How can parents manage holding down a job when we are in and out every other day? You cannot find childcare for every other day - or randomized days/
Denise
01:15:24
what we’ve learned since March is that COVID is not going away for a while, kids need to go back to school and we need to figure out the safest way possible
becky
01:15:28
But the bus is important, how is my child going to get home every day?
Rich
01:15:35
please revisit the model where one lessons can be taught to students in class and remote at the same time. Difficulty is not a reason to dismiss it, especially in middle and high school.
Lisa McNamara
01:15:40
carpool becky
iPad2019
01:15:50
in the quarter by quarter model, can we have dedicated teachers for remote and for in-person?
Brad WILSON
01:15:58
Have you ordered the needed PPE, etc? Do you have the HVAC upgrades scheduled? There are long lead times on these. Are you planning to start with remote if the required building improvements have not been completed before 8/31?
Jeff Sklar
01:16:05
Obviously, streaming classrooms is not as good as being there. However, for students who can't attend streaming is better than not streaming.
iPad2019
01:16:06
so the same teachers are not teaching both in person and remote
Jill Sinclair
01:16:07
carpool does not allow for even I foot distance
becky
01:16:07
Carpooling isn’t really socially distancing lisa
iPad2019
01:16:09
at the same time
Melissa Spilman
01:16:10
A 6 ft model does not allow enough space for all students to be in person in the building
Kimberly Dunkelberg
01:16:11
I’m concerned about classes that are relegated to online-only would be considered a lower priority for students.
Joy Alamgir
01:16:11
I think atleast from september to december, it should all remote, or even home-schooled for 1 semester
mary lopresti
01:16:21
If hybrid is chosen, will it be in stone for the whole year? can it be more fluid based on covid?
becky
01:16:25
Carpooling assumes that I can help with the driving . I can’t.
Kambiz Maali
01:16:37
I agree with @Joy
Parent
01:16:47
Carpooling is definitely not social distancing
Rahul Anand Datar
01:16:47
Will school start time remain the same as this year? Can you do school in shifts and smaller day - one group 3 hours and another group on the same day for 3 hours
Jack Desmond
01:16:51
Lisa McNamara: You fundamentally miss the restrictions many parents have.
caller
01:16:54
agree with joy
Yan
01:17:08
agree on @Joy
Elisabeth R
01:17:16
Agree with @joy
becky
01:17:17
Lisa , I have a job
Trehan
01:17:17
Between flu season in fall, the state opening up, students returning from high risk areas to colleges it is very likely that MA will see a spike in cases. It is good to hope that we can have all in learning, but it is highly likely that we will have to fall back on online learning. Hve we considered having lessons online and then have co horts of children coming in on rotating schedules to get some in person instruction. So the bulk of teaching would be online and supplemented by in person teaching in small groups?
Dr. Nathalie Frau
01:17:19
Agree with Craig!
Jill Sinclair
01:17:27
If the are two separate groups in one day it increases the risk
Marta Cavero Tomas
01:17:27
becky it is very likely that if all of us who don't need bus any more cancel our registration, then people like you who need bus will be fine. we need to figure out exactly how many people need it now before we worry too much about buses
Paul
01:17:29
I struggle to see the advantage of the hybrid model unless it is required by a school district to meet min distancing requirements, or to provide greater distance between students (although this wasn’t referenced in the rational).
Rahul Anand Datar
01:17:32
Can this be done between remote and in person? 3 hours in person and 3 hours remote for those who choose remote only
Elizabeth
01:17:36
What if teachers are uncomfortable with the plan that is adopted? Can they opt out? What happens then?
Jonathan Smith
01:18:00
please address Elizabeth’s question.
Colleen's iPhone
01:18:03
in a hybrid model what does kindergarten look like? what’s the difference for full vs half day programs?
Kambiz Maali
01:18:03
I second @Elizabeth's question
J. Cohen
01:18:05
DO not envy the people making these decisions,
Gilbert Brogan
01:18:12
I agree with @Elizabeth
John Kliem
01:18:31
thank you for taking the time to explain all the models, there are no easy choices and we appreciate the transparency.
Camille Payne
01:18:33
Good luck getting subs in someone gets sick
Jeff Sklar
01:18:33
not controversial ... I don't see anyone favoring 3 ft
Elisabeth R
01:18:34
agree with @elizabeth we need to hear from teachers, and how they are supported
KHERES
01:18:41
This is an absolutely IMPOSSIBLE task. No easy answers. Grateful for the dialogue.
Beth Rothschild
01:18:50
Thank you!
Kambiz Maali
01:18:50
I agree with @ Jeff Sklar
Dr. Nathalie Frau
01:18:54
Please can you collect all parent’s questions and communicate to all of us questions and your response? Thanks very much
Parent
01:18:59
We all have many challenges these days and need to work together to collectively reduce the risks to all our children do that they can attend in person since this spring they list a lot of learning.
Joy Alamgir
01:19:02
Thank you @Administrators.
Johan Kullstam
01:19:08
agreed with jeff.
Joy Alamgir
01:19:13
Please do try to delay the school committee vote
Sofia Pazolli
01:19:14
while we are still deliberating Europe and Asia has already gone back to school and done so safely. let’s draw lessons from those experiences and get our kids back to school
Yaoming Duan
01:19:18
In hybrid model, remote students could just be attending through zoom so basically teacher always teach in person, but students rotate to be in person and watching remotely
becky
01:19:22
Thank you for this opportunity. I hope there are more.
Elisabeth R
01:19:23
Thank you all. We very much appreciate the hard work in this very challenging situation.
Nik Andersson
01:19:24
thank you for a very thorough and comprehensive outline of the options. obviously a lot of thought has gone into this.
Jonathan Smith
01:19:26
thank you for all the hard work, Kim.
Lisa McNamara
01:19:34
When will we know for sure the plan for Aug 31
Trehan
01:19:35
Is there a link to listen in to tomorrow mornings meeting?
Camille Payne
01:19:36
Thank you all for your work and thoughtful considerations.
J. Cohen
01:19:36
Thank You.
Stuti Bhargava
01:19:45
What’s the best way to send feedback?
Dina Sorour
01:19:49
When is the first day of classes?
Orla Daunt
01:20:00
Please consider another meeting for each school group to discuss different concners for each age group
Joy Alamgir
01:20:07
@parry, @arthur: when will the survey be sent out and will the results be public?
Kim Reichelt
01:20:08
@Trehan, tomorrow morning will be broadcast on WayCAM and available on WayCAM.tv as well
Dr. Nathalie Frau
01:20:25
Agree with Orla
Max C
01:20:32
Can you discuss and explore ideas on focusing on math, english and science in person, and specials at home
Rich
01:20:33
What's the best way to provide input to school committee deliberations?
Trehan
01:20:37
@Kim Reichelt - Thank You
JackieMal Greene
01:20:38
How many hours per week will H.S. students have each class in an AA/BB model?
Lisa McNamara
01:20:48
DO WE HAVE A DATE FOR A FINAL ANSWER FOR AUG 31?
Sidney Ma
01:20:54
Will we be hiring temporary staffingduring this pandemic)
Dr. Nathalie Frau
01:20:55
Can you provide Kim Reichelt email?
Orla Daunt
01:20:59
it would be great to do a survey and gauge a wider group of input on specifics … like the comfort with 3' vs. 6' etc
Kim Reichelt
01:21:00
@Stuti, please email the School Committee (school_committee@wayland.k12.ma.us) as well as Arthur, Parry and Susan
Janice C. Crager
01:21:08
agree with Orla. Please have grade-based separate meetings
Regina
01:21:08
Will teachers change classes rather than students changing classes?
Lisa Bagley
01:21:08
In the future. Use the webinar format and then 10,000 people can attend a similar presentation on zoom
Juliana Cordeiro
01:21:10
Thanks for all who are working on these plans.
Stuti Bhargava
01:21:12
T/hanks @kim
Max C
01:21:16
Are we still going back at the scheduled day/time
Joy Alamgir
01:21:25
@Parry, @Arthur: Can the survey be separated by elementary, middle and high school parents
Justin Daras
01:21:37
agreed Lisa B.
Julie Brevard
01:21:39
Have there been models comparing the risk of spread of covid in the hybrid model vs the all in model? I would be interested in seeing those data.
williamcossart
01:21:39
Thanks Kim
Caroline Hanlon
01:21:42
thank you very much for all your efforts on this incredibly challenging situation
Lisamarie’s iPhone
01:21:50
why aren’t the kindergarten families on the emails??
mary lopresti
01:22:00
are we working on modifications of the schools to meet the guidelines for full school while a decision is being made?
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
01:22:04
With regard to timeline, I appreciate that we are getting this done earlier rather than later. It feels like many organizations are flying by the seat of their pants, and this seems much more thoughtful and organized, even though it will certainly be impossible to satisfy everyone
Elizabeth Cullen
01:22:12
Thank you, all. there is nothing simple or easy here and your dedication is much appreciated.
Max C
01:22:18
i like that idea
Tony Cai
01:22:19
The 2 hours a week for the remote learning last spring was way to less to keep the kids engage in learning. what are requirement in instruction time for the Fall in the the remote model?
silvermand
01:22:20
Agreed that it would be a good idea to survey the separate groups - ES, MS, HS
Alexandra Ryan
01:22:26
thank you all for your hard work !!!
Craig
01:22:34
Sports?
Jaime Salama
01:22:36
Thank you for such a clear and well structured explanation of the options
Jill Sinclair
01:22:36
Yes thank you to all of you working on this not an easy task at all.
Cynthia
01:22:42
survey was sent via email today
Dave and Lydia Howe
01:22:42
How
Lisamarie’s iPhone
01:22:43
Please put Kindergarten Families on the emails.
Janice C. Crager
01:22:59
@Tony, totally agree
williamcossart
01:23:00
True. WHS can get back to school, wear masks and be 3 feet away
Tracey
01:23:06
Private schools were very successful this spring by keeping with their schedules and having classes held remotely at the same time they would have been held if the student was at school so that all students were in their class, learning together but doing it online. Obviously, there are limitations to this but why isn't that something we can do or at least look at?
Heikki Topi
01:23:07
https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/coronavirus/20200706-SchoolsSummary.pdf Summary of School Reopening models in other countries and current results
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
01:23:16
No sports at all in the Ivy League. I think that is going to be the best answer, unfortunately
Michelle Bloom-Scheff
01:23:20
@Lisamarie, sign up for emails by getting on the listserv… it’s on the Wayland Schools website
Craig
01:23:27
I could not agree more!
Joy Alamgir
01:23:33
@Jennifer: i agere
Craig
01:23:39
See my above comment regarding the military and sports/athletics
Lisamarie’s iPhone
01:23:41
Fall Kindergarten Families are not on any emails. Please include us!
Dave and Lydia Howe
01:23:44
What is the risk level that teachers will need to quaranteen and how would the classes be managed in that case?
Joanna Linder
01:24:11
Can we have an update on full-day vs. half-day kindergarten?
Stuti Bhargava
01:24:14
What are the factors or concerns that are still being considered to make the final decision?
becky
01:24:29
If we go remote, what kind of additional training will the teachers receive? This Spring was really lacking.
Rahul Anand Datar
01:24:30
Will school start time remain the same as this year? Can you do school in shifts and smaller day - one group 3 hours and another group on the same day for 3 hours. Can this be done between remote and in person? 3 hours in person and 3 hours remote for those who choose remote only
Lisamarie’s iPhone
01:24:36
Please give Kindergarten Update.
Parent
01:24:49
Important question, Lisamarie. Kindergarteners will have a hard time with the in-person model since there will be so much less interaction, sharing of materials, etc.
Loveless Family
01:25:01
Agree with Joy
Max C
01:25:05
Will we all vote as a community, or will you wrap this up and school committee makes decision? thank you Perry
Kara Rice
01:25:17
Rising kindergarten parents are not getting emails/communications
Sidney Ma
01:25:20
Will we be hiring additional temporary staff during this pandemic to help supervise the health protocols?
Nathalie Degenhardt
01:25:21
I was so disappointed with our response to remote learning in elementary this spring. My 3yo had more online time with his preschool...
Mary
01:25:47
Folks w/ kids going into K, best of luck w/ an all remote or hybrid scenario. Spring was a disaster despite best efforts of teachers and staff. My daughter was done with it after a few weeks. There is very little learning more trying to maintain. It would be impossible for 9 months. There is no tech out there that fills the void. Emotional and mental health will be impacted. I don't have the answers but prepared to be tested like you've never been tested before
Colleen's iPhone
01:25:58
yes, parents of rising K students have felt very disconnected and are asked to register full vs half before hearing these plans.
Kara Rice
01:26:17
There was an earlier comment about whether we can move kindergarteners to another building to spread them out. Do we have opportunity to use any other town buildings?
Colleen's iPhone
01:26:23
thank you. that’s helpful.
KHERES
01:26:34
The ONLY saving grace of ES remote learning was the See Saw software.
Elisabeth R
01:27:09
Agree @kheres The gap between elementary and secondary was stark.
Lisamarie’s iPhone
01:27:21
Kindergartens need to be in school.
Lisa McNamara
01:27:22
K should not have to pay full day tuition if we possibly will be remote.
Kawahatas
01:27:28
If we adopt the all in model, what data will you follow in order to determine if an adjustment needs to be made to switch to remote?
Claudia Urrea
01:27:33
https://edarxiv.org/ufr4q?fbclid=IwAR3iU9lNG9BXSVUPhJA7K9iDSdyXASebeIUBC7HaZGYvXaBEWfjbAe5Wh0A
KERRY-ANN
01:27:44
do we have enough nurses
Stuti Bhargava
01:27:47
For remote and hybrid, will there be a minimum 1x1 interaction expected from teachers with students? Spring was very sparse and not effective.
Claudia Urrea
01:27:47
This may be a useful publication about design of September
Denise Tarbox
01:27:50
Can you hold follow-ups for HS specifically?
J. Cohen
01:27:52
I seem to recall we closed in march before Baker!
Lisa Goodman
01:27:54
Reimbursement for our older child’s bus registration?
Lisamarie’s iPhone
01:27:55
We should not be paying for full time if we are doing remote
becky
01:27:57
Will there be additional training for the teachers if we go to remote?
mary lopresti
01:27:58
have modifications started on the schools to accommodate the safety concern to allow for full school?
Claudia Urrea
01:28:02
Mostly with reference to what the districts are doing in the US
JackieMal Greene
01:28:03
Did you consider double sessions? How many hours a wek for each H.S. class?
Meg Gargano
01:28:05
What type of movement do you see for elementary kids? Afraid they will be pinned in a small space all day
Max C
01:28:06
which is the most expensive or least expensive options- just curious. Why couldn’t the kids zoom all classes like private schools or out school model?
Deb Dyson Diaz
01:28:08
Will you be setting up a consistent set of software for all schools to use? (I.e. everyone uses Zoom, everyone uses See Saw). It was pretty chaotic this past spring
Deborah Vogt
01:28:09
Will the nursing staff be increased.
Julie K
01:28:09
Parents with kids in Special Ed Placement schools aren't getting these emails either.
caryl capeci
01:28:17
Is the school board voting on just the fall scenario or for full year?
Marci Alvarado
01:28:19
Will the staff and kids have daily temperature checks if they are in school?
Helvig Family
01:28:21
I would like to ask for a response to the Boston Public Schools declaring they will go with 6 ft.
Craig
01:28:33
https://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/NAVADMINS/NAV2020/NAV20193.txt
Rich
01:28:34
is there consideration for different answers for different schools?
Ani Weling
01:28:36
Thank you proactively taking on this really challenging question and soliciting parent input ahead of the pack. Data, time and flexibility will be our best partners in choosing wisely
Brad WILSON
01:28:38
If HVAC has not been updated, will you start the school year remotely?
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
01:28:47
Temperature checks are useless. People are shedding virus several days before any symptoms
Woody Lin
01:28:59
Thank you very much for working on this!
Ippei Takahashi
01:29:00
Asynchronous teaching was a challenge for many families in Spring. Kids had trouble focusing, it required constant supervision and involvement from parents, etc. I understand teachers have concerns over synchronous teaching, but please continue to consider and assess that option, as it could significantly help families especially those with multiple kids in different grades and single parents or where parents both work.
Nora Rothschild (she, her)
01:29:04
thanks parry
Lisamarie’s iPhone
01:29:11
Kindergarten does not benefit from remote learning. How can we get our children in full-time??
Dr. Nathalie Frau
01:29:12
Agree with Denise Tarbox
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
01:29:18
That’s why I suggested the smell test. This is showing a lot of promise. We should keep tabs on its development
Vickie Lai
01:29:26
Will students have new chrome books for next year? the chrome books we had in the spring were laggy. Will first graders have chrome books?
Deb Dyson Diaz
01:29:39
Thank you to all the teachers!
Parent
01:29:44
which grades should from a developmental and a matriculation perspective should be prioritized? Grades 10-12?
Deb Dyson Diaz
01:29:53
The Chrome books were awful!
Jill Sinclair
01:30:05
Yes thank you to all the teachers!
Lisamarie’s iPhone
01:30:13
I sent two emails to the Superintendent about please putting me on the emails and on the Zoom Meeting tonight. No reply.
Lisa Garcia-Rivera
01:30:25
what would happen if someone tests positive in the school?
Heikki Topi
01:30:28
Questions about nursing staff have been asked several times. Is staffing being increased? How will you ensure having enough staff for the isolation room and nurse’s office?
mary lopresti
01:30:36
have modifications started to the schools to accommodate for the safety concerns and allow for full school?
Kawahatas
01:30:37
thanks for addressing my question about switching models. I was not referring to the start of the year but I was wondering what triggers a change when we are in the middle of the school year? What contingencies would be in place?
Lisamarie’s iPhone
01:30:37
Chrome Books for Kindergarten?
Yaoming Duan
01:30:37
Are we technically ready to allow students remotely attend classes while the other half attend in person?
Jing Xu
01:30:47
For elementary students, interaction with teacher is essential. We cannot only rely on seesaw to do all the teaching
Kimberly Dunkelberg
01:30:51
All the middle school chrome books are being replaced for next year - the 3-year lease is up so there will be all new devices in the fall.
Brad WILSON
01:31:02
If the building is not safe will you start the school year remotely??
Nathalie Degenhardt
01:31:03
I'm sorry- did you say each child will get a device?
Claudia Urrea
01:31:11
https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/reports/pandemic-planning-for-distance-learning-scenarios-and-considerations-for-prek12-education-leaders/
Kevin Vibert
01:31:21
If you are a parent who would like to know what the teachers are thinking, here is a download link to the transcript of the chat from our staff zoom meeting earlier today. I can assure you that the tone was not “discomfort.” We are terrified. https://gofile.io/d/Zt8zz1
Phuong’s iPad
01:31:23
I believe they did say every child shall get a device
KERRY-ANN
01:31:27
what staff
Lisamarie’s iPhone
01:31:29
Every child is getting a Chrome Book?
Dr. Nathalie Frau
01:31:29
@Tony: totally agree
Kimberly Dunkelberg
01:31:47
thank you @Kevin
Vickie Lai
01:31:49
can you give more details about mask breaks? where will they happen? how many kids having a mask break at the same time?
Nathalie Degenhardt
01:31:54
thanks
becky
01:31:55
Yes there are many challenges, but I sure hope the high school students can return to school. They have fallen so far behind academically.
Sidney Ma
01:32:04
I think having an additional meeting separately for Elementary, Middle and HS is important as well, working on more detailed unique concerns for each.
Jonathan Smith
01:32:17
thank you, Kevin Vibert.
Gilbert Brogan
01:32:20
What happens when someone tests positive?
Elaine Donnelly
01:32:21
There was no remote learning budget included in the slides.
Phuong’s iPad
01:32:30
@Sidney Ma i definitely agree
Max C
01:32:31
thanks again for your efforts. I assume you will all read through the chats and maybe address them in a posted question answer page?
Nancy Goldstone
01:32:41
Thank you Arthur, Parry, Susan and everyone else involved for all of your hard work!
Dr. Nathalie Frau
01:32:42
Please can you share also the slides you presented?
Amanda
01:32:42
thank you for your thoughtfulness and consideration for all who are involved
Laurie Price
01:32:44
Thank you so much, Arthur and Parry, and particularly school committee members, for working so hard on all of this.
williamcossart
01:32:55
Thank you
eileenmcmanus
01:32:58
Thank you, Kevin, for clarifying the teacher response.
Deb Dyson Diaz
01:32:59
Slides were sent today beforehand
KHERES
01:33:11
Many thanks!
Lindsey Carapezza
01:33:12
Thank you so much for all of your hard work!
Parent
01:33:18
are students’ temps going to be taken each day to enter schools?
Dave and Lydia Howe
01:33:27
If a vaccine is likely to be available by next spring - does it make sense to take the risk of in school instruction for just half a year?
Blair Ramsey
01:33:34
Thank you for all the work on this!
Kawahatas
01:33:34
Thank you for all the hard work!
Deborah Vogt
01:33:34
Thank you!
mary lopresti
01:33:36
if a child starts to fall behind, can you ensure that the supports will be given so a child does not have to stay back or lose confidence?
Tony Cai
01:33:38
Is there going to be a scanning or check process for teacher and the students before they enter the school?
david
01:33:38
Thank you!!
Denise Tarbox
01:33:38
Thank you.. These are tough decisions and details.
Caitanya Rasa Dasa Sontha
01:33:41
thank you
Chau, Katherine
01:33:45
Thank you for your hard work on behalf of our kids!
Gilbert Brogan
01:33:46
No easy answers. Thank you
Dr. Nathalie Frau
01:33:46
So agree with Dave and Lydia
Ani Weling
01:33:46
Thank you Arthur, Parry and the school committee for sending out slides and details on the 3 options - hope there will be regular follow-on communications
Deb Dyson Diaz
01:33:46
Thank you Arthur. Thank you Parry. Thank you School Committee
Teresa Brazen
01:33:47
Are there different costs to the parents associated with the different models?
Rahul Anand Datar
01:33:49
Thank you
tonya
01:33:54
Thank you all
Elisabeth R
01:33:55
thank you
kristen snyder
01:33:55
thank you
Phuong’s iPad
01:33:55
Should we use contact tracing to prevent the spread of COVID if there are actually tests that come back positive
Sarah W
01:33:56
thank you for all of your hard work!!
Alexis Schayowitz
01:33:56
Thank you!!
Fox
01:33:59
Thank you
Orla Daunt
01:33:59
Many thanks for hosting thos!
mary lopresti
01:34:03
thank you very much
Dave and Lydia Howe
01:34:04
Thank you for all you efforts to figure this mess out!
jennifermcleod
01:34:05
Thank you!
Dr. Nathalie Frau
01:34:06
Thank you for your time
Lisamarie’s iPhone
01:34:07
If kindergarten is going to be remote,or partially remote, are we paying $2,700 for full-time kindergarten? The students won’t be in class full-time? ,
Claudia Urrea
01:34:08
thanks
Glenn and Caroline
01:34:09
Thank you for your time!
Colin Moran
01:34:11
Thanks
Tony Cai
01:34:12
Thank you all!
Lisamarie’s iPhone
01:34:13
thank you!
Elaine Donnelly
01:34:14
Thanks!
B P
01:34:14
Thank you very much for factoring in our thoughts and considering all of the challenging factors. This is not an easy task.
Heikki Topi
01:34:17
Thank you!