Monday, November 22nd, 5:30pm - Dresden Budget Committee Meeting (in person HHS Library)
November 24 - 26 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
Wednesday, December 8th, 6pm - Norwich Board Budget Presentation and Regular Meeting (in-person MCS Library and via Zoom)
Wednesday, December 1, 4:00pm - Coffee Talk, place TBD
Wednesday, December 22 - Friday, December 31 - December Break - No School
Message from the Principal
What an odd sort of week we had at MCS. With only K, 2nd, 5th and a few 6th graders for the majority of the week, it was a bit lonely! Luckily, our surveillance testing didn’t result in positive cases for any children who were in person, therefore no quarantine was required! There were two students who tested positive with the school surveillance testing this week, both were in quarantine.
The definition of a close contact has evolved a bit. Please take a few minutes to read through this information about the definition of a close contact. The new definition is not as strict as in the past and will result in fewer instances of having to quarantine entire grade levels.
About this week, how fortunate are we to have such amazing teachers who are able to pivot on a dime to make remote learning occur? Many of you sent positive messages of appreciation, which were well received. I continue to be in awe of how supportive MCS families are, even in tough situations. We realize that several days of remote learning is hard for teachers, families, and especially with young children. A huge thank you to everyone for your flexibility and kindness.
On the note of kindness, I would like to repeat a request to be kind to those who contract Covid. Please help me to instill in your children that nobody is at fault for contracting Covid and nobody should feel shame or blame. Any one of us could contract this virus. The last thing we want is for children and families to have to worry about anything other than their health when in these situations.
There will not be an issue of the Cross Words next week. I would like to wish each of you a happy Thanksgiving. I hope that you are able to safely spend time with friends and families. Among the many things that I am thankful for this year, is the time spent with your children at MCS and the positive interactions that are had with many of you.