Hello Danvers Community,
Beginning January 19th, Danvers Public Schools will begin offering rapid antigen COVID-19 tests to those staff and students who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 in school as part of a State initiative. In order to receive testing, you must provide consent by registering with your corresponding link below.
If you registered early last week, we do apologize because there was an issue with the first set of links so you will need to register again using the link you received 1/8/21. Please use your corresponding link below:
DHS STUDENT REGISTRATION – SQUDUC
HRMS STUDENT REGISTRATION – RQGCFE
GREAT OAK STUDENT REGISTRATION – CYKPDK
HIGHLANDS STUDENT REGISTRATION – LJBTAG
RIVERSIDE STUDENT REGISTRATION – SRAOLC
SMITH STUDENT REGISTRATION – SJGKHP
THORPE STUDENT REGISTRATION – RXJHKS
If you’re having trouble with the button above, copy and paste the URL below into your web browser. https://app.beacontesting.com/login
If you later decide to cancel your authorization, please contact Project Beacon directly at (617) 741-7310
Dear Danvers Public Schools Community,
DEEP Co-President DEEP Co-President
Dear DPS Community,
We are writing to you today to share three updates this afternoon:
The daily average of positive cases reported to the Danvers’ Board of Health has recently moved us from a low risk (green) community to a moderate one (yellow). Given this change, we are moving the level-based Feedback Forums to virtual meetings. You will receive a link to your Forum on the day of the event.
Please see the District Wide Nurse’s Update with a revised DPS Family COVID Information Sheet including information on return to school requirements, close contact information and travel information.
Lisa Dana, Keith Taverna and Mary Wermers
Hello Danvers Community,
The Danvers Public Schools plan is to open for the 2020-2021 school year in a hybrid model. Our reopening plan was shared at the August 6th School Committee meeting and can be found here. We appreciate the feedback from our families and staff. This week, we have been able to put together a full remote learning alternative taught by Danvers teachers with Danvers curriculum. (This is a revision from the original reopening plan.)
In order to help us plan for this hybrid model, we ask that you fill out a survey for each child attending the Danvers Public Schools.
This survey requires you to commit to the learning model for your child to participate in for the coming school year (Danvers Hybrid Learning Model or the Danvers Full Remote Learning Alternative). This information will assist us in scheduling cohorts, transportation, after school care, etc. For families who do not complete this survey by Wednesday, August 19th, your child will be automatically assigned to the Danvers Return To School model – the hybrid model.
We have received many emails from parents and staff with questions that have helped us update our new Reopening FAQ’s. Please review this document before filling out the survey so you are able to make the best decision for your child’s placement.
In regards to transportation, please note, families will receive transportation registration information in an email next week.
Lisa Dana, Mary Wermers, Keith Taverna
Dear DPS Community,
Today, Governor Baker’s office and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released their initial guidance about reopening schools this fall. We appreciate the level of thought that went into the development of this guidance, and especially its goal of the safe return of as many students as possible to in-person school settings in order to best meet students’ academic, social, and emotional needs.
Over the coming days, we will be reviewing the guidance to begin to understand how it impacts the Danvers Public Schools. We have formed a Reopening of Schools Committee and Curriculum and Social-Emotional Learning Subcommittee to develop the necessary plans for a safe reopening of school in September. The committees met last week and will meet next week to digest the details contained in the Commissioner’s guidance. There will be additional guidance coming from DESE throughout the summer that will strengthen this initial guidance. Our committees will continue to reflect on the new guidance and make refinements to our existing plans. For your information, we have summarized some key components of the initial guidance:
Current medical research supports a safe in-person return to school – with preventive measures in place – as infection and transmission rates are lower for children than adults.
Preventive measures include masks/face coverings, physical distancing, handwashing, cleaning frequently touched surfaces, and staying home from school when sick.
Masks/face coverings will be required for all students in Grade 2 and above and for all adults; they are recommended for students in Grade 1 and below.
Mask will be required for all district-sponsored transportation.
Based upon current medical research, and in conjunction with other preventive measures, a minimum physical distance of three feet has been established.
DESE is requiring districts to develop three separate plans – one for return to full in-person instruction with safety requirements, one for full remote learning, and one for hybrid learning that combines in-person and remote learning. Although things are subject to change based on the most recent medical information, the expectation today is that students will return to full in-person instruction in September.
We realize that there are more questions than answers at this time, and we will continue to communicate with you in the coming weeks and months. We also encourage you to read the full guidance document, and if you have questions to please send them to our dedicated email address for public comment: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Lisa Dana, Keith Taverna and Mary Wermers
If you’re looking to support an important and local cause this Summer, we encourage you to participate in the Griffin’s Gift Virtual Race. You can do this anywhere, any method (walk, run, bike, scooter!) and anytime between July 2 – July 5! Register today for this free event, and donations can be made online.
Join us for the FIRST EVER Griffin’s Gift Virtual Road Race happening between July 2 – July 5. This will mark the celebration of the late Griffin Lamar’s, 6th Birthday. For detailed information and to register, please click the link below!
Can’t make the event? But would like to make a contribution? Make your donation here.
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Categories: 5K, 10K, 1 mile or Griffin’s TriFecta (All 3 distances)
Swag: This year we are giving people the option to choose whether they’d like to receive a race shirt! We will coordinate pickup, drop off, and or shipping for those a far. If you want to wear your shirt on race day you must pre-order by June 15th!! Shirts ordered after June 15th will be delivered to you post event.
Event Contact: High5EM | 978-594-7050 | email@example.com
Dear DPS Families,
As we head into our last two and half weeks of remote learning, we want to take a moment to once again thank you for being our partners in educating your child(ren). We consider our collaborative work in remotely educating the students of Danvers as a marathon. If we were actually running the Boston marathon, we’d be coming off of Heartbreak Hill, running past the BC campus, and beginning our downward descent through Brookline. As we enter the month of June, we are in our downward descent to the end of the school year; we’ve made it over Heartbreak Hill, we are tired, but the end is near! In order to support you through the final weeks, we’ve provided resources that we hope you will find useful in supporting your child(ren) to sustain their engagement in remote learning. Our newest resources are:
As we close out the year, you’ll find that we have two strong weeks of remote learning remaining, with the third short week spent celebrating and closing out the school year. Your principals and teachers will be sending out school-specific information.
Finally, we want to thank those of you who have completed our Family Remote Learning Survey. This information has helped us understand your views on the current remote learning plan and will inform the development of future remote learning plans. If you have not had the chance to respond, please feel free to take the survey: link to the survey
|Spring Sports and Spring Tournaments cancelled for the remainder of 2019-2020 School Year|
|April 24, 2020
In accordance with Governor Charles Baker’s announcement Tuesday that Massachusetts schools will be closed to in person learning for the remainder of the school year, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) regretfully has cancelled all spring sports and spring tournaments.
Today’s decision by the MIAA Board of Directors was difficult, disappointing, and one that was deferred for several weeks as Association staff, Association members from the Tournament Management Committee (TMC) and the Board worked aggressively to construct optional structures to save the opportunity for our MIAA 80,000 student-athletes to enjoy a spring season.
Despite this disheartening but unavoidable action, it is paramount to applaud our constituents, principals, athletic directors, coaches and student-athletes for their positive power of example and cooperation during this unprecedented crisis. The “life lessons” inherent in the games we play will be our resiliency to provide mental and physical strength to focus on the discipline and teamwork to make a difference in the challenging chapters in the Game of Life. #OneTeamOneMIAA
- Danvers Public Schools: Keeping Danvers Students Engaged webpage includes remote learning updates, tips for parents, resources for families to order a free lunch delivered to their home, and answers to your frequently asked questions!
- Town of Danvers: Information on Coronavirus and communications from the Town
- State of Massachusetts: Social Distancing, Stay at Home Advisory, etc.
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