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October 9, 2020

Dear Families:

At approximately 6:40 a.m., I was notified of a postive COVID case at CCHS and possible case at Peabody.  In order to contact trace, we will have remote learning days in both schools.  We will provide updates as the day goes on.  Thank you for your flexibility and cooperation on such short notice.



Join us Thursday September 24th

Join us for our September board meeting. We will meet virtually. The Zoom invitation can be found on the agenda.

Bus Schedules Posted

This year’s bus schedules have been posted. If you have questions, please email:

Important Special Education Information for Parents

SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR, a webinar featuring Dr. Laurie Hunter and Director of Student Services Ruth Grube will take place on Wednesday, September 2nd at 3:00 pm

Some topics that will be covered:
How are the DESE guidelines being implemented at CPS and CCHS?
How are “High Priority” students determined?
What will their schedule look like?

These questions and more will be answered during a short presentation followed by a live Q&A with the presenters. If you prefer, you can submit your questions prior to the meeting by emailing them to SEPAC Co-Presidents Carol Yelle and Shaina Brito at

This important information meeting will be held Wednesday, September 2nd, at 3:00 pm. You can find the Zoom meeting link by clicking below.

Looking Forward to Seeing You!


We will hold our first meeting of the year tomorrow, Thursday, August 27th. Meet your current SEPAC board, learn about the projects we’re working on, and let us know what’s on your mind. The agenda and login information can be found here.

Joint School Committee Meeting TODAY 5PM

The Joint School Committee will meet today at 5:00 pm. On the agenda is the continuing conversation about reopening, task force updates, and the budget. The Concord/Concord-Carlisle SEPAC will also make a public comment
You find the agenda and login information in this link.

School Calendar Released

From Superintendent Dr. Laurie Hunter:

The Calendar Committee and Joint School Committees met to discuss the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education’s communication reducing the required number of school days from 180 to 170 for the 2020-2021 school year.  Given the unpredictability of the year, the Committee elected to focus on September and October expecting that we will need to continually revisit the calendar during the year.  The schedule below assumes a hybrid model which will be dependent on the health data as the summer progresses.

August 27 – September 3 Professional Days for Staff

Tuesday, September 8:  Teachers In-Person/Virtual Student Day K-12

Wednesday, September 9:  K-5  In-Person/ Grades 6-12 Virtual

Thursday, September 10:  K-12 All In-Person

Tuesday, October 13:  Professional Day/No School for Students

All school vacations are expected to stay the same.

The last day of school will be no later than June 16.   In good news, snow days will now be remote learning days.  

Wednesdays will be an early release (half-day) at the middle and high school where students will work remotely in the afternoon.  

Elementary schools are now following a half-day schedule five days per week. 

Our hope is to provide you information as we have it and continue to offer updates should things change.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

School Committee Reopening Plan Recording

The recording of the Joint School Committee Meeting of July 27th is now available. Laurie Hunter presented draft plans for school reopening. The meeting attendance maxed out at 300!
There is a Joint School Committee Meeting on Thursday, TODAY, July 30th at 3:00p.m.
There will be more discussions about reopening plans as well as calendar plans.

A Roadmap to Reopening

Superintendent Dr. Laurie Hunter unveiled A Roadmap to Reopening the Concord Public Schools and the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District. You can find that document on the Concord and Concord-Carlisle Schools website.

School Committee Discusses Reopening Plans

TODAY at 5 pm, the plan to reopen school will be discussed at the Joint School Committee meeting.  The agenda is found here as well as the zoom information:

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