Peabody Parent Guidance for COVID

September 15, 2020

On March 13, 2020, our community was faced with an unprecedented challenge.  Due to the global pandemic, students and staff were asked to leave the comfort of our school building for what would amount to three months and teach our students remotely.  This school closure shifted our pedagogy and family lives overnight.  We faced these challenges as a community and supported our students socially, emotionally, and academically, to the best of our ability.  Now we are all shifting again, with uncertainty and significant changes to our typical practices. We will also conquer this challenging shift, and realize you are in need of guidance and detail.  So, we hope to provide you with that in this document and with our perpetually open doors.  Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Our district and school goals going forward will build on the District Strategic Plan of H.O.P.E. and focus on Building Community and Equity & Access:

  • Create safe, caring, and culturally responsive classrooms and schools, and partner with families and the community to support students’ academic growth and their social, physical, and emotional wellbeing.
  • Ensure that every student engages in a rigorous curriculum that is implemented consistently within and across schools;
  • Provide inclusive instruction that engages every student in authentic learning experiences, demonstrates the power of effective effort, and fosters inquiry, creativity, and positive risk-taking;
  • Monitor student progress diagnostically and plan instruction after thorough and thoughtful data analysis to ensure each student reaches proficiency.

Flexibility and adaptability are of paramount importance for all of us. We are committed to continually assessing, adjusting, and communicating changes to our learning models.  The Peabody Parent/Guardian Handbook for COVID works to illustrate family expectations for the home-school interface as well as faculty staff expectations for the school-home interface.  Let’s all work together and be safe, smart, and supportive.

Below you will find guidance & protocols for the 2020-2021 school year

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