Shore is taking proactive measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, in our communities. Check this page regularly for FAQs
, news, and updates about Shore's response.
ON-CAMPUS OPENING OF SCHOOL SEPTEMBER 8, 2020
Shore will open school on September 8, 2020, with a half-day schedule and staged arrival of students through September 10. During these first days of school, we will assess children, address their social-emotional needs, identify support plans, prepare children for online learning during anticipated state-mandated closures during the fall, and acclimate all students and employees not only to their teachers and classrooms, but also to our new safety protocols.
GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR RETURNING TO SCHOOL
The health, safety, and social-emotional well-being of our children, families, and employees guide all of our decision-making.
Our decisions are informed by proven data, scientific knowledge, and guidance from the medical community and local, state, and federal public health organizations, as well as our Administration and COVID-19 Task Force.
Our preference is to open in-person but we will only do so if it is the recommendation of the authorities and if we can safely comply with their guidelines.
Our plans remain flexible to accommodate the changing pandemic landscape and changing recommendations and guidelines from the authorities.
Our school’s success requires constant vigilance from our families, employees, and students in avoiding behaviors that lead to the spread of the virus.
COVID-19 TASK FORCE
In May, the Shore Board of Trustees created a COVID-19 Task Force to partner with the school's administrative team in designing a plan for re-opening, monitoring safety protocols, and serving as a resource for addressing the non-educational aspects of the back-to-school plan. The members of the COVID-19 Task Force include: Blake Liggio, Dr. Caitlin Fawcett, Elizabeth Skates, Denise Marks, Phil Vaccaro, Rayna Lesser Hannaway, Clair Ward, Franklin Foster, Dr. Khoa Do, Sarah Wolfgang, Patrick Curley, Christopher McIntire, Sue Cronin, Ann-Marie Flynn.