We are incredibly excited to welcome back all of our students on Monday, April 26th. We want to assure you that we are taking appropriate precautions for safety throughout the building to accommodate safety guidelines outlined by the CDC and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Doing our best to keep COVID-19 out of our school requires constant vigilance from every member of our community. I’d like to remind you to please keep your child home if you or anyone in your household is ill and awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test. You are encouraged to call the Gilmore to keep us informed of your status. Below, please find important information that will help you to navigate the transition back to school.
Safety and Set-up: Students will eat lunch in the cafeteria at tables with plexi-glass dividers. Each classroom has been set up to accommodate all learners with 3 ft of distance from seat to seat. Each child will have their own desk and materials. When moving from room to room or seat to seat, desks will be cleaned with sanitizing wipes. Mask breaks will take place outdoors along with recess.
Health & Wellness: Please monitor your child’s heath and wellness. If your child or anyone in your household is feeling ill, please stay home and call in your child’s absence. Please contact Nurse Sloane with any health concerns: (508) 580-7683.
Travel Advisory: Please follow the state travel advisory which advises that anyone entering Massachusetts including residents to quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival. Returning residents may test out of quarantine if they receive a negative COVID test no more than 72 hours prior to their arrival in the state.
School Hours: 8:00 am -2:15 pm
Arrival: Please be sure students are ready to exit the vehicle by having materials ready and a mask on. This will help with the valet drop-off line. When dropping students off, please remember to pull all the way forward and wait for school staff to signal students to exit the vehicle to ensure safety. With the full student body returning, we ask that you have patience and work together to ensure a safe and efficient drop off.
Dismissal: Dismissal will be staggered. We will continue to use the dismissal and parking procedures that you are familiar with. We ask that you have patience as we ensure social distancing as students exit the building and report to their dismissal area.
ZOOM and remote learning is no longer available for students registered to attend “in-person learning Monday-Friday.” If you are not in school, please contact the main office to report your absence. 508-580-7685 If you or a family member have been asked to Quarantine, please contact Nurse Sloane. All changes to your designated learning model must be approved by Miss O’Brien and may take up to 4 weeks to accommodate changes.
Attendance Policy: Students are expected to be in school if they have agreed to participate in the in-person learning Monday-Friday. Any student who does not attend on their in-person days will be marked absent.
COVID-19 Attendance Policy: Our schools are committed to working with families who need to quarantine due to possible COVID-19 exposure. If your child is ill, please contact their school to discuss their options for participating in a remote learning model.
Uniforms: All students at the Gilmore are expected to be in uniform every day. The uniform is a navy blue collared shirt and khaki bottoms.
We recommend placing an change of clothes in your child's backpack in case of accidents.
After-School Programming: The Gilmore will be launching several after-school programs. Space is limited. If your received an invitation to attend a program, please be sure to complete the registration to reserve a seat. Contact Miss O’Brien for more information.
Report Cards: Access Student Grades through Student Infinite Campus Accounts: How to Video: https://youtu.be/sEPMzS-w3jE?t=13
Parent Portal Registration & Information: Access your child’s report card, attendance, schedule, and more. Sign up for the Parent Portal. This will be an important tool for you to gain information about the progress of your child(ren). Through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, parents/guardians will be able to view important data about their child(ren). Register for an account here: https://form.jotform.com/202656217287055 You will receive a confirmation and be able to activate your account.