Mr. Cancellieri's Updates During School Closure

June 16, 2020

Good Morning Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope that you are having a great morning thus far! We made it! I still can’t believe today is the last day of school! I am so proud of all of my Dawe Dragons and so appreciative of all your hard work in supporting them during this remote learning process.  I have created a “Happy Summer” video and embedded the link below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xvYXZOZnja1QtVOXddw_G9V0vDLotbT_/view?u...

I hope you have a fantastic summer break! You all deserve it!

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns during these summer months.

I miss all of you and can’t wait to see all of my Dawe Dragons in September!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri


June 10, 2020

Good Morning Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope you have had a great week thus far! I wanted to email you this morning in order to pass along a video that the Dawe Staff and I put together in order to thank you for all of your hard work and support during this extended school closure.  We are extremely appreciative of how our school community came together during such uncertain times to best support our Dawe Dragons and their education.  We hope you enjoy the video!

Video Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Wr3LvwdC4BuA2RcFAQuPUmXn5ntSKtXQ/view

Have a great rest of your day and thank you for everything!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri


June 10, 2020

Good Morning Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope you are having a great day thus far!  I wanted to forward along Dr. Marcus’ most recent update that he sent out yesterday - https://www.stoughtonschools.org/covid-19-updates.

Here are the components of Dr. Marcus’ letter that I wanted to specifically identify in order to better your understanding as to how we are moving forward during our school closure:

  • Lunch Distribution Grab ‘n Go will be ending on Monday, the 15th.  Once the summer program begins, there will be opportunities to participate in the summer feeding program.  Information will be coming out from Mr. Gilbert, Food Services Director.
  • Speaking of the summer program, using CDC and DESE guidelines, Ms. Feeney has developed a modified version of the Knights of Summer and other programs.  They will be beginning on July 6th and ending August 6th
  • The last Super’s Stories at Seven will be Monday the 15th at 7pm!  I can't believe it is the last one!  Look for the link on Twitter and FB.
  • Chromebook Return:  We will be collecting school-owned Chromebooks during the week of June 22nd.  Dr. McGee will be sending out the specific drop-off times in the next week or so.  We’ve heard requests to be able to keep them over the summer.  We might be able to release some later in the summer but we do need to bring them back in, do inventory, and run updates first.
  • Check out campkinda.org for some amazing activities

Please check out a new individual page on our Dawe School Website.  The name of the page is "Mr. Cancellieri's Updates During School Closure" - https://dawe.stoughtonschools.org/dawe-elementary-school/pages/mr-cancel... Included on this page will be a copy of every communication that I sent/send out to our school community.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support from home! Our school community is so amazing and I appreciate all that you are doing from home!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri


May 26, 2020

Good Morning Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope you were able to enjoy your long Memorial Day weekend!  I wanted to forward along Dr. Marcus’ most recent update that he sent out last Friday - https://www.stoughtonschools.org/covid-19-updates.

Here are the components of Dr. Marcus’ letter that I wanted to specifically identify in order to better your understanding as to how we are moving forward during our school closure:

  • Beginning last week, a Reopening Organizing Committee consisting of six sub-committees has begun work on plans for school in the fall. Teams are focused on Operations, Facilities, Wellness, Technology, Instruction, and Community Relations. Subcommittees are reporting to a Steering Committee which will ensure that community voices are heard.
  • Food Distribution at OMS will be TUESDAY (today), Wednesday and Friday this week in recognition of Memorial Day.
  • We are looking at the week of June 8th as a chance to shift to more project-based activities as we transition to the summer.
  • We are working on plans for some type of summer programming for elementary, middle, and high school students. Stay tuned.

Please check out a new individual page on our Dawe School Website.  The name of the page is "Mr. Cancellieri's Updates During School Closure" - https://dawe.stoughtonschools.org/dawe-elementary-school/pages/mr-cancel... Included on this page will be a copy of every communication that I sent/send out to our school community.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support from home! Our school community is so amazing and I appreciate all that you are doing from home!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri


May 18, 2020

Hi Dawe Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope that this email finds you doing well and that you had a chance to enjoy some of the sunshine today!  Embedded below, please find a link to our 5th episode of “What Have You Been Up to at Home?”.  We love to create these videos and we hope you enjoy watching them!

Video Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17clUrOwWse2cmAqNgAB97qhT3_pNDuHt/view?u...

Stay tuned for episode 6 next week!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri


May 7, 2020

Good Morning Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope you are enjoying your Thursday thus far and that you are able to enjoy the beautiful sunshine!  I wanted to forward along Dr. Marcus’ most recent update that he sent out today regarding the 3rd Phase of our Remote Learning Plan - https://www.stoughtonschools.org/covid-19-updates.

Here are the components of Dr. Marcus’ letter that I wanted to specifically identify in order to better your understanding as to how we are moving forward during our school closure:

Remote Learning Phase 3. Beginning next Monday, May 11th, we will be moving into Phase 3 of the Remote Learning Plan.

Highlights of the adjustments include:

A tighter focus on critical learning standards important for preparation for next year.

Weekly updates/plans providing more clarity and allowing students and families to plan ahead for the week.

The ability for teachers to move ahead with curriculum and offer new content.

Organizational tools and strategies to help families with day-to-day planning.

A continued emphasis on making connections, keeping physically and emotionally healthy, and maintaining relationships with peers and staff.

There is a continued emphasis on our expectation being that students are completing their assignments and work.  Now that the material being assigned to students will be based primarily on critical learning standards that were identified by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, completing this work is critical in best preparing our students for their next grade-level.

Please check out a new individual page on our Dawe School Website.  The name of the page is "Mr. Cancellieri's Updates During School Closure"https://dawe.stoughtonschools.org/dawe-elementary-school/pages/mr-cancel... Included on this page will be a copy of every communication that I sent/send out to our school community.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support from home! Our school community is so amazing and I appreciate all that you are doing from home!

Since it is National Teacher Appreciation Week, I wanted to say thank you for doing such a great job of being newly appointed “At-Home Teachers”! You are all rocking it and the Dawe School Staff and I, really appreciate your extra efforts and dedication!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri


May 4, 2020 in the evening

Hi Dawe Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope that this email finds you doing well and that you had a chance to enjoy some of the sunshine today!  Embedded below, please find a link to our 4th episode of “What Have You Been Up to at Home?”.  We love to create these videos and we hope you enjoy watching them!

Video Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jAaDBj5pkUbMWh_SWsEhvPdxjeaQgDUm/view?u...

Stay tuned for episode 5 next week!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri


May 4, 2020 in the morning

Good Afternoon Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope you are enjoying your Monday thus far and that you are able to enjoy the beautiful sunshine! I also hope you had a fantastic weekend! I wanted to forward along Dr. Marcus’ most recent update that he sent out today - https://www.stoughtonschools.org/covid-19-updates.

Here are the components of Dr. Marcus’ letter that I wanted to specifically identify in order to better your understanding as to how we are moving forward during our school closure:

Remote Learning Phase 3. Beginning next Monday, May 11th, we will be moving into Phase Three of our Remote Learning Plan. Phase Three was developed by the administrative team using the guidelines set out by DESE last week, and based on feedback from experiences with Phase Two. A full description will be coming out by mid-week but Phase 3 will contain many of the elements of our current plan which, proudly for Stoughton, already aligned with the new state guidance. Phase 3 will include more clear expectations for the completion of assignments, and a separate document, also coming out shortly, will clarify expectations and grading for High School students.

Picking up belongings. Staff pick-up will begin on May 18th and conclude by May 29th. Seniors will be able to pick up their belongings at SHS between May 26 and 29th. K-11th grade students will be able to pick up their belongings beginning June 1st. Principals are organizing pick-up systems (mostly distribution-based) and time slots to ensure social distancing and community safety. Be on the lookout for further information and instructions in the next week or so.

Kindergarten Registration. To get K registration going, we have set up an online form that gives all families of next year’s Kindergartners a chance to start the process. Please go to http://stoughtonkindergarten.com and fill out the short form. A building secretary will then be in touch with you to make an appointment either virtually or (later on) in person.

Please check out a new individual page on our Dawe School Wesbite.  The name of the page is "Mr. Cancellieri's Updates During School Closure" - https://dawe.stoughtonschools.org/dawe-elementary-school/pages/mr-cancel... Included on this page will be a copy of every communication that I sent/send out to our school community.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support from home! Our school community is so amazing and I appreciate all that you are doing from home!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri


April 29, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Final elementary report cards will be issued on June 16, 2020.  These report cards will include grades and comments through Term II.  Teachers have enough information and data to reasonably assess students through the middle of March.  For Term III, the “Comments” section of the report card will focus on each student’s level of participation during remote learning, commitment to completion of assignments, and teachers’ recommendations for the summer.

Starting in September, we will be dedicated to a review of the prior grade level curricula. Teachers have plentiful strategies and tools to efficiently identify focus areas for each student when we return to the school buildings.

We are developing resources that parents and guardians can use over the summer to help prepare for the new school year.  Additionally, we will work with our community partners to provide remedial and enrichment opportunities virtually or in-person (depending on updated safety guidelines from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education).

Additionally, as was stated in the Classroom Placement letter you received in the beginning of April, all elementary schools will NOT be informing families of who their child’s teacher is for next year until August.  More information will be provided as we get closer to that time.

If you have any questions or concerns about elementary report cards, we encourage you to contact your school’s respective administrative office.

Sincerely,

David M. Guglia, Principal, Gibbons School
Christine Feeney, Principal, Hansen School
Maureen Mulvey, Principal, South School
Robert Cancellieri, Principal, Dawe School
Katie Monahan, Principal, Wilkins School


April 29, 2020

Good Morning Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope this email finds you doing well on this beautiful Wednesday morning! Please see a letter below from our Director of School Counseling,  Beth Hennessy, with regards to resources that are available to our entire Stoughton Community during these difficult times. 

In addition to the contact information below, if there is anything that we can do for you at the Dawe School, please do not hesitate to reach out to us – we are always here for you!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri

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Dear Stoughton School Families,

Your School Counselors hope you are well.  Counselors miss our students’ smiling faces.  We know Stoughton families are resilient and capable, but during times like these, you may find that your family has unmet needs.

The Stoughton Lions Club has publicly encouraged families with school children in need to reach out to them.  The Lions contact is Paula Winskowicz and her email is paulawin19@gmail.com.

The School Counseling Department also encourages you to communicate with your child’s counselor should you have concerns.  The School Counseling Department has posted a number of resources on the District’s webpage. Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s counselor with questions. 

Be well,

Beth Hennessy
Director of School Counseling
Stoughton Public Schools


April 27, 2020

Good Morning Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope your week is off to a great start and that you are staying dry during all this rain!  Embedded below, please find a hyperlink to an informational flyer for our upcoming Online Dawe Staff Appreciation Week that has been organized by our Awesome Dawesome PTO!

Flyer Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f-NSHYduSxlXFJapgYAZKTqLZPnkA560QpdH...

If you have any questions regarding this great event, please feel free to reach out to our PTO via email at daweschoolpto@gmail.com

I hope you have a great rest of your day and hopefully, we see some sunshine tomorrow!

Stay healthy and stay safe!

Mr. Cancellieri


April 24, 2020

Hi Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

Happy Friday! I hope that you are having a great morning thus far and that you have plans to get outside tomorrow to enjoy some fresh air! I am sending you this message in order to pass along Episode 3 of, “What Have You Been Up to At Home?’ – starring many of your Awesome Dawesome teachers and friends!

Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o0YiXui6KctQ0u_f3NwW7sFUp1UTavyr/view

While many of our Awesome Dawesome staff members are included in this video, there are some intentionally missing so that we can develop more “episodes”.  So be on the lookout for episode four of, “What Have You Been Up to At Home?”; which will include even more of our teachers and staff members!

Please stay healthy and stay safe! I miss the entire Dawe School Community tremendously!

Hope to see you soon!

Mr. C.


April 21, 2020

Good Afternoon Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope all is well and that you are staying healthy and safe! I am sorry for sending you another quick message on the same day; however, I wanted to pass along a very important Dr. Marcus’ SPS update:

April 21, 2020 in the afternoon

Dear SPS Community-

Just now, Governor Baker extended the school closures through the end of the 19-20 school year.  

This year continues to be unique in so many ways, and this extension will present its own set of challenges.  While not what we hoped for or ever expected this year, I have faith in our community that we will be OK!  We will certainly miss being in classrooms, on stages and fields with our students, but I believe we will continue to find newer and stronger ways to support our students as they learn and grow.  

As mentioned, we began planning for Phase Three last week.  I know there will be many questions, concerns, and suggestions over the next several days, and we welcome your input.  The administrative team will be meeting and discussing how we will move forward, stay strong, and stay connected.  

Keeping our focus on the core of who we are as students, staff, and families, we WILL get through this!  I have seen how the Stoughton community comes together in times of difficulty.  And I know, "We've got this Knights!"

Be well!

Dr. Marcus, Superintendent

PS.  And Seniors, we really do love you and we will make sure you are celebrated!!

As I receive more up-to-date information with regards to how SPS is moving forward during this school closure, I will be sure to send another update your way!

I hope all is well and please reach out if you have any questions.

Please give your children a hug from me and tell them I miss them sooooo much!  We will have a chance to see each other real soon!

Mr. C. 


April 21, 2020

Good Morning Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope all is well and that you are staying healthy and safe! I wanted to send you another quick message to pass along Dr. Marcus’ most recent SPS update:

April 21, 2020

Hey hey Stoughton!

Some quick updates for this week.

- Governor Baker is speaking between 12 and 1pm today and will provide more information on the length of school closures.  The Administrative Team has been preparing for different scenarios and we will be ready for the next steps, whatever they may be.  Further communication will follow in the coming days with any specifics announced by the governor today.

- Food distribution will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday this week.  Regular sized portions on Tuesday, and then doubles on Wednesday and Friday.  Next week we will go back to Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

- Chromebooks.  If you need help with a Chromebook, please go to spstechhelp.com and the tech team will help you remotely or you can arrange for a trade.  Please do not come to OMS without having spoken to your school principal or a tech staff member beforehand.  Thanks!

- Phase Two Learning.  We are working through this week so please be on the lookout for assignments and Meets Tues-Fri.  While students should be working a couple of hours each day on the assignments that teachers are presenting, the most important thing is to make sure that everyone is safe and taking good care.  We know that remote learning is not easy, but the plan is designed to be flexible and the hard work of teachers, specialists, paras and, importantly, parents/guardians is really wonderful!!  If students need support, please reach out to a teacher, counselor, or administrator.

- Seniors.  We love you!  And we are going to do whatever we can to make this end-of-year special, knowing that it’s going to be different than what we hoped.  Ms. Miller and the SHS team are working hard to give the Class of 2020 a great send-off.  More info to come soon.

- Super’s Stories at Seven will feature a special guest tonight!  https://youtu.be/ND1B8MtIRVw 

You all are doing great!  These are tough times, but the kindness and support I’m seeing across Stoughton is pretty remarkable!  Keep reaching out to your friends and neighbors, and we will keep supporting you all as best as we can!

We’ve got this Knights!

Dr. Marcus, Superintendent

Please reach out if you have any questions regarding this update and have a fantastic rest of your day!

Miss you all!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri


April 15, 2020

Hi Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope that you had a great day and that you were able to get outside to get some fresh air! I am sending you this message in order to pass along Episode 2 of, “What Have You Been Up to At Home?’ – starring many of your Awesome Dawesome teachers and friends!

Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/166kEljVxVAK1Tgu3bMGq0kDw0lsOoDYw/view?u...

While many of our Awesome Dawesome staff members are included in this video, there are some intentionally missing so that we can develop more “episodes”.  So be on the lookout for episode three of, “What Have You Been Up to At Home?”; which will include even more of our teachers and staff members!

Please stay healthy and stay safe! I miss the entire Dawe School Community tremendously!

Hope to see you soon!

Mr. C.


April 15, 2020

Good Morning Dawe Dragon Families and Friends,
I hope all is well and that you are staying healthy and safe! I wanted to send you another quick message to pass along Dr. Marcus’ most recent SPS update:

April 15, 2020

Hey hey Stoughton!

At last night's meeting, the School Committee voted for the Stoughton Schools to work through April vacation. The committee received a great deal of feedback from a wide array of constituents and reached their decision after serious deliberation. I am excited to maintain the momentum, routines, and learning experiences being established for families and staff next week! While Monday April 20, 2020 is a state holiday and thus a “non-school” day, the rest of the week will continue with daily activities and work/participation expectations. 

Food distribution will continue next week, but on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday instead of Monday. 

Dr. John Marcus

Please reach out if you have any questions regarding this update and have a fantastic rest of your day!

Miss you all!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri


April 15, 2020

Good Morning Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope you are enjoying your Wednesday morning thus far! I am emailing you in order to pass along information from our Awesome Dawesome PTO for our upcoming Online Silent Auction that begins this morning and runs until Wednesday, April 22nd.  This is a great opportunity now that our Dawe School Fair was unfortunately cancelled after the schools were closed.

Here is the direct link for the online silent auction - https://www.32auctions.com/daweschoolpto

Thank you and I hope you are staying healthy and safe.

Thank you to our Awesome Dawesome PTO as well!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri


April 13, 2020

Good Afternoon Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope you are enjoying your Monday thus far and that you are staying dry! I also hope you had a fantastic weekend! I wanted to forward along Dr. Marcus’ most recent update that he sent out today - https://www.stoughtonschools.org/covid-19-updates.

Here are the components of Dr. Marcus’ letter that I wanted to specifically identify in order to better your understanding as to how we are moving forward during our school closure:

  • Here is a link to the Family Q & A Document that has very helpful information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sD78Y6IAOU0TcRYwv2XtChu1qi6FPkouvxzF...
  • MCAS has officially been cancelled for Grades 3 – 10 this year.  As we receive more information with regards to this, we will be sure to share it out with the community.
  • Food Distribution – Starting today (Monday, April 13th), we will be having Breakfast/Lunch Pick-Up at the O’Donnell Middle School (211 Cushing Street) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 – 11:30.  On each of those days, the prepackaged bags will contain enough food for two days.  

Thank you so much for your ongoing support from home! Our school community is so amazing and I appreciate all that you are doing from home!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri


Hello Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope that you are staying safe and healthy during our school closure.  It was brought to my attention recently that some of you were not receiving the e-mail messages I was sending home regarding updates and important information via my administrator mass messaging system.  Due to this situation, I have created this space on our school website that will allow for you to see all of the past communication I have sent as well as future messages that will be included here as well.

I apologize to those of you who were not receiving my emails.  As you know, strong communication with our school community is one of my top priorities.

As I send out new email messages, I will be sure to send a text message as well to remind you to check this site.

Please stay safe and I miss all of you!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri


April 9, 2020

Hi Dawe Dragon Families and Friends,

Below, please find a message from Dr. Marcus regarding our food distribution schedule update. Thank you!

Beginning this coming Monday, April 13th, we will be having Breakfast/Lunch Pick-Up at OMS from 10-11:30am as usual, but only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  On all of those days, we will be doubling the portions so they last a couple of days.  We’d like to remind folks that we are trying to reduce contacts so please pop your trunk or an electronic back door if possible. We can also drop bags into a rear side window.  Also, don't forget to check with friends or neighbors and we can send their meals with you.  We love seeing everyone, even for those brief moments!  

Also available M, W, F will be Kindergarten registration packets, elementary paper work packets (only if unavailable online for you), and previously arranged Chromebook repair/swap/pickup.  For Chromebook issues or needs, please go to spstechhelp.com to connect with tech support.


April 7, 2020

Hi Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful day and are able to get outside to enjoy some fresh air! I am sending you this message in order to pass along another video from our Awesome Dawesome Staff! The theme of this video is to let our students know what kind of stuff their teachers are doing while we are out of school:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uYZE9rcpnXXtQrBsozImByreKu2HQtBI/view?u...

While many of our Awesome Dawesome staff members are included in this video, there are some intentionally missing so that we can develop more "episodes".  So be on the lookout for episode two of, “What Have You Been Up To At Home?”; which will include even more of our teachers and staff members!

Additionally, if you did not receive Dr. Marcus’ update letter from yesterday, I have included the direct hyperlink below:

https://www.stoughtonschools.org/covid-19-updates

Please stay healthy and stay safe! I miss the entire Dawe Community so much!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri


April 6, 2020

Good Morning Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

Happy Monday! I hope that this email finds you doing well and that you enjoyed the weekend.  It looks like Mother Nature has a beautiful day in store for us today!  I am sending you this message in order to pass along the “Dawe School Rainbow Challenge”.  Some of you may have heard of this going on in other communities across the state.  The challenge is to read/listen to the story, “Noah Henry (A Rainbow Story)”, and then create a rainbow to be hung for display on your front door or front windows.  Beginning on Wednesday (April 8th), as a family, you can drive around our Dawe neighborhoods, take pictures of the rainbows that you see, and tally up how many you can find.  Please feel free to post pictures of your rainbows to the Dawe School PTO Facebook page, or, you can send them along to j_ostroff@stoughtonschool.org.

Here is a link to a read aloud version of the story: https://youtu.be/1elU0BLNyJs

I hope you get outside today to enjoy the beautiful weather and I cannot wait to begin my rainbow scavenger hunt on Wednesday!

P.S. I will pass this challenge along to the other elementary school principals to see if we can make it a town-wide challenge!

Stay safe and stay healthy! We miss you all!

Mr. Cancellieri


April 2, 2020

Good Afternoon Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope you had a great night last night and are having a great morning thus far!  I wanted to reach out to send along a quick video I put together to thank all of you at home who have quickly become your child(ren)’s teacher with such short notice (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_6ChmfCvJjhIplPw5qiDPbJdw3HthulM/view?u...).  I am also emailing you to let you know that beginning next week, hard copy versions of student work will no longer be dispersed via bins outside our school’s front door.  Instead, per a request to your child’s teacher, hard copy versions of student work will be dispersed from the O’Donnell Middle School between the hours of 10:00 – 11:30 beginning on Monday, April 6th.  As a school district, our primary mode of delivering academic instruction and assignments is to do so electronically via Google Classroom, Flipgrid, Remind App, Twitter, and other electronic platforms.  Hard copy versions should only be requested in rare circumstances – these requests should be made through your child’s classroom teacher.

Finally, attached to this email please find a letter explaining your opportunity to share with me your thoughts with regards to your child(ren)’s learning style and student profile as we take on the collaborative approach to placing them with their next year’s classroom teacher.  It is important to explicitly state that we do not accept specific teacher requests.  Additionally, another major change from years’ past is that we will not be informing families of who their child’s teacher is for next year until August.

Please reach out if you have any questions or conerns.

Stay healthy and stay safe!
Mr.C.


March 30, 2020

Good Afternoon Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope you are enjoying your Monday thus far! I wanted to forward along Dr. Marcus’ most recent update where he explains the shift we will be taking with regards to online instruction, work completion expectations, and the availability/usage of additional online resources and learning platforms (https://www.stoughtonschools.org/covid-19-updates).

Here are the components of Dr. Marcus’ letter that I wanted to identify in order to better your understanding as to how we are moving forward with Student Learning Expectations specifically:

Beginning this week, and in full force by 4/6, teachers will be posting more specific remote learning activities and assignments for students. While many teachers were already doing so, we have set a higher and more consistent expectation across the district.  Students will now be required to complete the assignments presented by their teachers on a more regular basis, typically within a week.

Students should check into their Google Classroom or their teacher’s system to access content and any additional resources regularly (daily if possible). 

Students should complete work presented by teachers including choices from each board daily.

Students should be continuing daily reading and mathematics fact fluency as is expected throughout the school year.

Students should explore online resources or at-home activities regularly, as promoted by their teachers.

Additionally, our Computer and Technology Teacher, Mr. Relihan, has added a really cool application to all of our Dawe Dragons’ Clever platforms called Tynker – it gives students access to a variety of STEM and Coding activities.  Finally, Chromebooks will be available for pick-up tomorrow between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. at the Stoughton High School and as always, pre-packaged breakfast and lunches can be picked-up at the O’Donnell Middle School between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. as well.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support from home! Our school community is so amazing and I appreciate all that you are doing from home!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri


March 30, 2020

Good Morning Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

Happy Monday! I hope all is well and that you enjoyed your weekend! Like I have been sharing in all of my communication, my fellow Dawe Dragon Colleagues and I really miss you! In order to show you how much we miss you… we created a short video to send your way!  I think it is totally awesome… just like the Dawe School!

Here it is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DpzWgHQiYHQpfcKwcFzB54xagM2wVQJr/view?u...

Also, please do not forget to take a picture of you and your family playing a game or doing an activity today for our first day of our Dawe School Virtual Spirit week.  These pictures can be posted on our Dawe School PTO Facebook Page or sent to Jeanne Ostroff at j_ostroff@stoughtonschools.org

I hope you have a fantastic rest of your day! Be on the lookout for an update and information from our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Marcus, later today.

Stay healthy and stay safe!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri


March 27, 2020

Hi Dawe Dragon Families and Friends,

Happy Friday!

Here is a message from our Awesome Dawesome Kindergarten Teacher Mrs. Garrant!

Just because we aren't in school doesn't mean that we can't show our Dawe School Spirit! Dawe Dragons, please join us for a Virtual School Spirit Week on the Dawe PTO Facebook page, starting Monday, March 30th. Be sure to check the Dawe PTO Facebook page each morning for a new photo challenge to share with your Dawe School Family. Let's have some FUN!

Thanks Mrs. Garrant and thank you Dawe Dragons!

Have a great rest of your Friday and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri


March 25, 2020

Hi Dawe Dragons and Happy Wednesday!

I hope you are doing well! I wanted to reach out to pass along the video I have attached (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1miI4V1UX42ANqtCjBjKoRc-pjUjN9w8H/view?u...) in order to let all of my Dawe Dragons know how much I miss them!  Please remember, stay safe and stay healthy Dawe Dragons! I will send another update as soon as I get more information.

Have a great rest of your Wednesday evening!

Mr. C.


March 25, 2020

Good Afternoon Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope that this email finds you doing well and that you have had a nice week thus far.  I know it has been quite a chaotic one with extended cancellations, media updates, and the continued presence of the unknown.  Included below, please find the letter from our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John Marcus, explaining that our entire school district will be experiencing an extended closure that will now last until Monday, May 4th (per Governor Baker’s most recent announcement) – here is a direct link to Dr. Marcus' letter: https://www.stoughtonschools.org/covid-19-updates

As Dr. Marcus stated in his letter, we will be meeting as a district-wide administrative team tomorrow to discuss “next steps”… as soon as this meeting concludes, you will be receiving an update from either Dr. Marcus or myself that will provide additional guidance and clarification.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns at 781-344-7007.

Additionally, please tell all of my Dawe Dragons that I really miss them!

Thank you for your ongoing support from home!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri

Dr. Marcus’ Most Recent Letter (Wednesday, March 25th)

March 25, 2020

Just now, Governor Baker announced an extension of the school closures to Friday, May 1st, with a possible reopening on Monday, May 4, 2020.

We recognize that this is a significant change to the initial three-week closure, but please know that the SPS team will continue to be here for our wonderful students, staff, and families!  I will be meeting with our administrative team very soon, and we will provide additional guidance for the community as we move forward with this extension.  

Please know how grateful I am for all that our community members have been doing to keep themselves safe, to provide learning experiences for our students (and themselves), and to offer help to friends and neighbors to keep our families cared-for and fed.  There will be many questions in the next few days, and we will be here to answer them.  We will stay connected and keep our community strong!

We've got this Knights!!

Thanks everyone.

Dr. John Marcus, Superintendent

March 23, 2020

Hi Dawe Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope you are enjoying the snow!

Just sending out a quick email regarding Dr. Marcus’ most recent information shared:

"Chromebooks are now available for Elementary families in need.  If you don't have a device at home and need a Chromebook to keep up with the learning activities being provided, you can pick up a Chromebook tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24, between 9:30 and 11:30am behind the High School.  Pull up to the white tents and be prepared to tell us your child’s name, grade, and school.  We can only provide one per family".

Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay warm!

Sincerely,
Mr. Cancellieri


March 23, 2020

Good Morning Dawe Dragons and Happy Monday!

I hope you are doing well! I wanted to reach out to pass along the video I have attached (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OHQBEitMLhXfHDDR1eDkpqmZHiqftyoI/view?u...) in order to let all of my Dawe Dragons know how much I miss them!  Please remember:

If you are requesting hard copy versions of your child(ren)’s assignments that have been given to them by their classroom teacher, the work will be labeled and available in bins outside our school’s front door.  Beginning this week (and for the remainder of our school closure), the bins will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Breakfast and lunch will be handed out in “grab-n-go” style at the OMS this week between the hours of 10:00 am and 11:30 am.

Our district’s Technology and Administration team are in the process of assessing how many Chromebooks we may have available to disperse to elementary students in need.  If this is the case, you will receive further information for pick-up times and location.

Additionally, if you have access to Twitter…please be sure to follow @DaweDragons – many of our teachers are using this platform to pass out cool activities and fun resources!

Stay safe and stay healthy Dawe Dragons! I will send another update as soon as I get more information.

Have a great rest of your Monday!

Mr. C.

Please read Dr. Marcus’ (Superintendent of Schools) most recent letter to our School Community that has been embedded below:

Hey Hey Stoughton!

It’s Sunday evening and all through the house, not a creature was stirring....  It was chilly but gorgeous out there today!  Hope you all got some fresh air today!

A couple of updates:

Broad News on the Closure:

We are still on track for an April 7th reopening.  Timelines and restrictions do seem to be adjusted every day, so we will keep in touch with you all ASAP if things change.  School offices are now only open on a staggered basis, while District Office remains open daily primarily by phone or email.  Please call instead of stopping by with any questions or requests. 

Food Services:

We are continuing our Food Distribution at OMS this week.  Meals are meant for any children who live in Stoughton.  We are doubling the number of tables in front of the building but shortening the pick-up time a bit from 10am to 11:30am each day.  We are asking folks to please check in with your neighbors or folks in your apartment complex who have children and see if one family can pick up bags for multiple families (and drop them off somewhere safe).  Bags contain a breakfast and a lunch meal plus milk and any fruit we have on hand.  Please don't come if you are sick.

Continuation of Learning Experiences:

Beginning Friday, SPS teachers began providing resources, activities, and learning ideas more tailored to their grade, courses, or subject area.  Faculty have been given clear guidance on the expectations of the district (and state authorities) around the process and any products over the next couple weeks.  As per DESE guidance, we are providing experiences but we can NOT set an expectation that students must complete specific items or set timelines for various activities.  The next couple of weeks are meant to continue learning opportunities in a number of ways, but we are NOT trying to replicate school.  This procedure is also subject to frequent adjustments by state and federal guidelines, so we will continue to make regular updates whenever we possible.

Community Partners:

From Ellen Greene at the Stoughton Y (781-341-2016):

As of Monday March 23rd the Stoughton Y has been designated by the State as an Exempt Emergency Child Care will be available to vulnerable children and the children of families who are required to work to maintain the health, safety and welfare of all Commonwealth citizens.

We have prepared donation bins for people to drop off donations outside of our front doors M-F between 9am-5pm. These items will be managed carefully and delivered appropriately to people in need.

Spring events:

April vacation has been a big question.  As of today, it is still on.  If the closure is extended, that may change.  Stay tuned.  Special events in May and June are also still being planned to proceed as usual but keep checking for updates over the next couple of weeks.

Next Super Stories at Six will be tomorrow, Monday at 6pm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtyNdcOl224

We know that this has been a challenging time for everyone.  Please reach out if you need help and we'll do what we can to take care of you and our wonderful students!

We've got this Knights!!

Thank you.

Dr. John Marcus, Superintendent


March 20, 2020

Good Morning Dawe School Dragon Families and Friends,

I hope that this email finds you doing well! I apologize for another email so soon after I sent my letter yesterday; however, the intention of this email is to pass along additional resources and information.

If you are requesting hard copy versions of your child(ren)’s assignments that have been given to them by their classroom teacher, the work will be labeled and available in bins outside our school’s front door.  For today (Friday, March 20th), the work will be available from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm.  Beginning next week (and for the remainder of our school closure), the bins will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Here is a new website that Mr. Weigel created for students to continue their learning in the area of music! https://sites.google.com/stoughtonschools.org/daweschoolmusic/home

Here is a “Handwashing Habits” slideshow that our wonderful School Nurse, Mrs. Slade, put together! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1V21Z0dBqVDg8piY2kvxojp5soR8Hy2rQ...

Here are two links for typing practice (students use these programs in technology class with Mr. Relihan – they should be familiar with the logging in process):

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade: https://www.typing.com/

3rd – 5th Grade: https://www.typingclub.com/

Here are two links for coding practice (students use these programs in technology class with Mr. Relihan – they should be familiar with the logging in process):

https://code.org/

https://codecombat.com/

Please stay healthy and safe! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out!  Also, please tell all of my Dawe Dragons that I miss them!

Thanks for being such an amazing school community!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri


March 19, 2020

Dear Dawe Dragon Families and Friends,

Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding during these difficult and ever-changing times.  This is definitely uncharted territory, but our priority is to keep everyone safe and learning.  

Please continue to wash your hands frequently and stay in your homes, as much as possible.  If you must go out, please adhere to our new social distancing requirement of at least 6 feet.   If you are not feeling well, do not go out.   To support this initiative, all school buildings are closed until April 7, 2020.   This unfortunately also includes our playgrounds.  

To help our students continue to learn during these times:

Our curriculum directors with the help of SPS staff have created the SPS Spring Learning website.  Please log on here:  SPS Spring Learning Website.  

All teachers will be accessible through school email, Google Classroom, or the REMIND app.  Your child’s teacher will reach out to you using their chosen platform by Friday, March 20, 2020.   

If you need a hard copy of anything, please send your request directly to your child’s teacher or our main office.  We will do our best to provide these copies.  Bins with labeled work will be located outside the main entrance of the school beginning Friday, March 20, 2020.

Dr. Marcus will be sharing stories during his Super Stories at Six every Thursday night.  This is for everyone, but directed at K-5 students and their families.  The link will be shared soon!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cancellieri