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Stories related to Southborough Public Schools, Algonquin Regional High School, and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School.

Combined School Committees on District’s response to pandemic – Monday night

March 27, 2020 04:52:14 PM
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On Monday night, the Combined Northborough and Southborough school committees will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00 pm.

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Schools will shift to mandatory assignments

March 26, 2020 09:15:14 AM
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With the re-extended school closures, the schools will shift from optional “enrichment” opportunities to assigning required work.

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Schools closure extended: Reopening no sooner than May 4th

March 25, 2020 04:04:36 PM

The Governor announced this afternoon that public schools and non-emergency day cares would continue to be closed through April.

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School district issues FAQs on status of return date, spring break, graduation, testing, and much more

March 23, 2020 08:09:51 AM
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This morning, Superintendent Gregory Martineau issued an update to parents of Northborough and Southborough public school students. The update includes answers to questions that many have. Underlying them is some uncertainty about what may happen. Martineau explained the schools’ and state’s “current plan”, acknowledging that things may change.

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Schools urge families to social distance during closure

March 20, 2020 09:23:01 AM
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A message from the District Physician and Wellness Coordinator stresses the need for kids to stop hanging out as friends and gathering at fields and playgrounds.

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Virus Update: Recreation in Southborough – prohibitions, guidelines, and suggested activities (Updated)

March 19, 2020 04:19:13 PM
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Readers have been questioning and debating rules and decorum on public fields and playgrounds. I sought clarity on the rules. I also pulled together some of the encouragement and tips residents are getting to safely enjoy outdoor time.

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Virus Update: What’s happening with Southborough’s other schools

March 19, 2020 02:54:51 PM
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Southborough public school students also have a vocational option out-of-town and we have three private campuses with boarders in town. I’m rounding up what those schools are doing.

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Algonquin principal being replaced – Friday deadline to apply to serve on search committee

March 18, 2020 01:21:06 PM
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In late February, Algonquin student, staff and parents learned that Principal Sara Walsh’s contract isn’t being renewed for next year.

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How to participate in meetings (and submit questions) for Regional School Committee (tonight) and BOS (tomorrow) (Updated)

March 18, 2020 12:47:15 PM
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Today and tomorrow two public meetings will be held, but members of the public won’t be allowed to pop in. Instead, under emergency rules set by the Governor, committees and boards will be using technology to allow public participation.

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Virus update: Schools announce their online plans and how to retrieve materials/belongings

March 18, 2020 09:37:31 AM
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Yesterday and early today, principals provided details on how their schools will handle optional online education during the 3 week closure.

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School FY21 budgets: Regional budget hearing Wed night; overview of K-12 costs for Southborough

March 17, 2020 03:41:18 PM
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Tomorrow night, the Regional School Committee will hold a meeting in Algonquin’s library at 7:00 pm. First on the agenda is a public hearing on the recommended budget for FY21.

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Virus Update: Schools release information on access to bagged lunches and tech devices – Apply for free aid now

March 16, 2020 04:09:32 PM
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The Superintendent of Southborough (and Northborough) public schools has released plans for how families can get help. There appear to be no financial need thresholds for the free aid.

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Virus update: Library Closed; Town House by appointment only; School closure extended; Rec barring “organized” field use; Food Pantry open (Updated-Again)

March 16, 2020 08:38:11 AM

The Southborough Library announced that it is now closed until further notice out of caution over the Covid-19 pandemic. The Town House is also announced as closed to outside visitors except by appointment. It also updated the public on the virus in Southborough. In addition, the public schools shared that following an announcement by the Governor, they will be closed for three weeks.

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Southborough (and Northborough) schools closed until March 30th

March 13, 2020 04:46:04 PM
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Southborough Public Schools are officially closed for the next two weeks.

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