Update 4/14: April Vacation, MCAS, PBIS, etc.

SC Vote on April Vacation
Our School Committee voted in favor to use the 4 days from April vacation for remote learning and have the last day of school be the 181st day – June 18th. Thank you for all of your support.   1,325 families responded with 86% in favor and 353 staff responded with 92% in favor. Principals and teachers will be sending out more information about learning assignments for next week.
Spring 2020 MCAS Update
Message from Commissioner Riley – “With the federal testing waiver secured and the state legislature officially enacted, I can now confirm that this spring’s regular administration of MCAS in grades 3-10 is canceled.”
The use of PBIS is especially helpful when events disrupt normal routines – events like worldwide health pandemics. This practice brief provides recommendations for families and caregivers on how to use PBIS to continue to support their students’ social and emotional growth and minimize behavioral disruptions in the home.
Legal Notice on remote learning– in our FAQ. Our “Keeping Danvers Students Engaged” webpage has our archived updates and additional resources.