Family Survey #1 for 2020-2021 School Year

Good Afternoon, Reading Public School Families,

The Reading Public Schools is committed to providing the safest work and learning environment for our staff and students.  To that end, we are in the process of planning for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. This is the first of at least two surveys that will be administered over the next several weeks regarding the opening of school.  This survey is anonymous and your responses will help inform us as we move forward with plans for a school opening.  Please note that school opening plans will be contingent upon guidance that we receive from CDC, DPH, and DESE.

The Link to the Survey is below.  Please complete one survey per family.   Multiple children per family may be answered on the same survey.  The deadline to complete the survey is Monday, June 22nd. 

https://forms.gle/yLot2ocpfcXjwsVm6

Thanks and have a great week!

COVID-19 Information as of 12/1/2020

Dear Staff, Parents and Community Members:

On Monday, we were notified that a student at the Coolidge Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19.  Please note that this case is different from the Coolidge cases that we communicated on Monday and is not related.  The student was at school Monday morning and out of an abundance of caution, students in that classroom were sent home while contact tracing occurred.  Through our contact tracing procedures, we identified the students and staff who were potentially in close contact with the student while at school. Those who were potentially in close contact have been notified and are taking appropriate steps according to DESE protocols. In addition, using our cleaning and disinfecting protocol, the impacted classrooms and spaces at Coolidge were disinfected and cleaned last Wednesday and Monday as part of our regular extensive misting disinfection and were not used for over 12 hours.

Recently, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated their definition of close contact to include someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.  In school settings, close contacts include being in a classroom, in other school spaces, on the bus, or at an extra-curricular activity.  Contact tracing with the individuals who tested positive have concluded, and any close contacts in the schools have been notified and will be followed up by the Reading Board of Health.  As a result of contract tracing, 3 students and 1 staff had to be quarantined. At this time, we have not received any reports of other students or staff members experiencing illnesses with symptoms resembling those of coronavirus for this particular case.

We would also like to emphasize that none of the positive cases thus far have been transmitted in school.  We want to thank our students, staff, and administrators for creating and establishing a safe and healthy learning environment in our schools.

COVID-19 is thought to be spread via person-to-person contact through contaminated air droplets from coughing and sneezing by an infected person. As with controlling the spread of other viruses, we urge everyone to take the following preventive measures both inside and outside of school.  It should be emphasized that it is not one mitigation strategy but a combination of all these strategies taken together that will substantially reduce the risk of transmission.

  • Staff must monitor themselves for symptoms daily and students, with the assistance of families, must also be monitored daily for symptoms. Staff and students must stay home if feeling unwell.
  • Masks are among the most important single measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. We require all students and staff to wear masks that adequately cover both their nose and mouth. Exceptions must be made for students with medical, behavioral, or other challenges who are unable to wear masks/face coverings.
  • Hand hygiene is critical. Students and staff are required to exercise hand hygiene (handwashing or sanitizing) upon arrival to school, before eating, before putting on and taking off masks, and before dismissal. Handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is the best practice. However, hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol should be substituted when handwashing is not available.
  • Physical distance greatly reduces the risk of transmission. Physical distancing is a critical tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The CDC(1) and DPH(2) recommend 6 feet of distance between individuals.
  • Cohorts/assigned seating. Students organized in groups/classrooms and other cohorts help mitigate transmission of the virus. Assigned seating is important because it effectively creates even smaller groups within cohorts which minimize transmission. Assigned seats can also assist with contact tracing. Wherever possible, seats should be assigned (including classroom, bus, meals).

The symptoms of coronavirus are similar to the regular seasonal influenza and the single most important thing to do if any of the following symptoms are present is to STAY HOME.

  • Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills (CDC has lowered the temperature from 100.4 to 100.0)
  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Headache when in combination with other symptoms
  • Muscle aches or body aches
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms

If staff or students have any of these symptoms, we encourage you to get a PCR COVID-19 test.  A list of test sites is available here, and Massachusetts also has an interactive testing map. Staff and students who have symptoms should also contact their primary care physician for further instructions.  In addition, if a parent of a child tests positive, please notify the school and quarantine your child to avoid coming in close contact with others and get him or her tested.

We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with any further updates, if necessary. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

John F. Doherty

Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 Information as of 11/29/2020

Dear Staff, Parents and Community Members:

We have been notified that we have had a staff member and four students test positive for COVID-19 over the last several days.  The staff member and three of the students are at the Coolidge Middle School and one of the students is at the Killam Elementary School.  None of the Coolidge cases are related.  The Coolidge staff member was in school last week.  Out of an abundance of caution, we made the decision at Coolidge to have the students and staff for that teaching team learn remote last Wednesday.  The three Coolidge students are in different grades and were all remote last week.  The Killam student was in school on Wednesday, 11/25, but was not considered an exposure due to timing (more than 2 days prior to asymptomatic test). Through our contact tracing procedures, we identified all students and staff who were potentially in close contact last week with the staff member. Those who were potentially in close contact have been notified and are taking appropriate steps according to DESE protocols. Because of our cleaning and disinfecting protocol, the impacted classrooms and spaces at Coolidge and Killam were disinfected and cleaned last Wednesday as part of our regular extensive misting disinfection and were not used for over 72 hours. 

Recently, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated their definition of close contact to include someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.  In school settings, close contacts include being in a classroom, in other school spaces, on the bus, or at an extra-curricular activity.  Contact tracing with the individuals who tested positive have concluded, and any close contacts in the schools have been notified and will be followed up by the Reading Board of Health.  As a result of contract tracing, 5 students and 1 staff had to be quarantined. At this time, we have not received any reports of other students or staff members experiencing illnesses with symptoms resembling those of coronavirus for this particular case.

We would also like to emphasize that none of the positive cases thus far have been transmitted in school.  We want to thank our students, staff, and administrators for creating and establishing a safe and healthy learning environment in our schools.

COVID-19 is thought to be spread via person-to-person contact through contaminated air droplets from coughing and sneezing by an infected person. As with controlling the spread of other viruses, we urge everyone to take the following preventive measures both inside and outside of school.  It should be emphasized that it is not one mitigation strategy but a combination of all these strategies taken together that will substantially reduce the risk of transmission.

  • Staff must monitor themselves for symptoms daily and students, with the assistance of families, must also be monitored daily for symptoms. Staff and students must stay home if feeling unwell.
  • Masks are among the most important single measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. We require all students and staff to wear masks that adequately cover both their nose and mouth. Exceptions must be made for students with medical, behavioral, or other challenges who are unable to wear masks/face coverings.
  • Hand hygiene is critical. Students and staff are required to exercise hand hygiene (handwashing or sanitizing) upon arrival to school, before eating, before putting on and taking off masks, and before dismissal. Handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is the best practice. However, hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol should be substituted when handwashing is not available.
  • Physical distance greatly reduces the risk of transmission. Physical distancing is a critical tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The CDC(1) and DPH(2) recommend 6 feet of distance between individuals.
  • Cohorts/assigned seating. Students organized in groups/classrooms and other cohorts help mitigate transmission of the virus. Assigned seating is important because it effectively creates even smaller groups within cohorts which minimize transmission. Assigned seats can also assist with contact tracing. Wherever possible, seats should be assigned (including classroom, bus, meals).

The symptoms of coronavirus are similar to the regular seasonal influenza and the single most important thing to do if any of the following symptoms are present is to STAY HOME.

  • Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills (CDC has lowered the temperature from 100.4 to 100.0)
  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Headache when in combination with other symptoms
  • Muscle aches or body aches
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms

If staff or students have any of these symptoms, we encourage you to get a PCR COVID-19 test.  A list of test sites is available here, and Massachusetts also has an interactive testing map. Staff and students who have symptoms should also contact their primary care physician for further instructions.  In addition, if a parent of a child tests positive, please notify the school and quarantine your child to avoid coming in close contact with others and get him or her tested.. 

We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with any further updates, if necessary. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

John F. Doherty

Superintendent of Schools

Fall Reopening Update 25

Good Morning, Reading Public School Staff and Community,

I hope that you had a relaxing and happy Thanksgiving break.  Here is Fall Reopening Update #25.

  1. COVID Information Updates
    • Communication-Please note that any communication related to COVID-19 cases to staff and families will only be coming from the building principal, Director of Nurses, or Superintendent of Schools.  We are asking that teachers and other staff members not communicate their individual situations to parents.
    • Friendly Reminder to Staff and Students-I cannot stress enough the importance of remaining diligent in our health and safety protocols.  This includes wearing masks, proper hand hygiene, and 6 foot physical distancing.  These three simple protocols are critical to minimizing the spread of COVID-19 in our schools.
    • Testing-We would like to remind staff and students that if you are getting a COVID-19 test for surveillance purposes only and not connected to symptoms or close contact, you need to stay remote until you receive a negative COVID test.  If you are getting regular tests, please take those tests during your remote weeks, if possible, to avoid having to stay out of school during in person weeks.
    • Massachusetts Travel Advisory-This is a reminder to please follow the Massachusetts Travel Advisory during the holiday season.  The complete travel order is found here.  Many of you live in New Hampshire and work in the Reading Public Schools.  The state travel ban has an exemption for people in your category.   Here is the employment exemption language.

Persons Commuting for Work or School: People who regularly commute, at least weekly, outside of Massachusetts to a fixed place to attend school or work or any person who regularly commutes, at least weekly into Massachusetts to a fixed place to attend school or work; provided that in either case, this exception applies only to and from the person’s residence and place of work or school.  Workers or students who travel to any place that is not their home state for personal or leisure reasons cannot rely on this exemption.

2. Contact Tracing and Notification-There have been some questions about contact tracing and notification when we have a positive test case in a school.  When contact tracing we are looking for close contacts, which are currently defined as “anyone who was within 6 feet of a COVID positive person, during their infectious period, for 15 minutes or more during a 24 hour period.”  We follow CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidance for determining the infectious period.

Here is the process that we follow when a staff member or student tests positive.

  • A staff member contacts the principal if they have a positive COVID test.  Director of Nurses Mary Giuliana  finds out about a positive student or family test  through the town public health database.
  • If it’s a student Mary Giuliana calls the family and then calls the Principal.  The Principal calls the teacher of the student and get a list of adults who were with the class.
  • If it’s a staff member, Mary Giuliana or the Principal talks with the staff member and get the names of all individuals who they believe to be  close contacts during the infectious period.  
  • The Principal, Director of Nurses, and School Nurse create a list of contacts and they begin to call people.
  • When calling a staff member, we ask them if they believe they were a close contact (based on the definition) and also ask them if they know anyone else who was in the room or with the COVID positive staff member at that time.  This includes special education staff, specialists, paraeducators, or other staff.  We add to the list as we get names of individuals who may have been close contacts.
  • The Principal, Director of Nurses, and school nurse call until they have reached everyone on the list.
  • During the communication process, Dr. Doherty is notified and creates a district wide notification that is sent out.  The notification is as specific as possible without violating HIPPA rights.

There’s been concern expressed about not getting a phone call when you hear about a COVID positive case.  If you do not get a call from the Principal, Director of Nurses, or School Nurse that means that you do not need to be contacted because you are not a close contact.  So no call means you do not have to quarantine and do not have to get a COVID test.

3. Winter Sports-Last week, the Middlesex League voted to have the following changes made to the Winter Sports Season:

Basketball (with modifications), Hockey (with modifications), Gymnastics (with modifications) and Skiing (with modifications) will be offered as winter sports.

Indoor Track, Wrestling, and Swimming will be moved to Fall 2.

Winter sports will begin on December 14th.  Games will begin the first of the year.

Teams will play a shortened schedule and will play the same teams that they played in the fall.

The modifications for each sport can be found here.  

In Reading, the user fee is $250 for the winter season.

​4. Special Education Office Hours- With the holidays upon us, we wanted to take a quick moment to thank all the families for their support and partnership during this most unusual school year.  We hope that you all have a chance to relax, spend time with family and reenergize for the coming weeks!   As December is approaching, we wanted to share our office hours for the month of December.  Jen Stys, Director of Student Services, and Allison Wright, Assistant Director of Student Services, are available for office hours on the following dates.  Please sign up for an appointment through the link below.

December Office Hours:

  • Thursday, December 3 @ 10-11 am
  • Tuesday, December 8 @ 9-10 am
  • Wednesday, December 16 @ 2-3 pm
  • Monday, December 21 @ 12-1 pm

Link to the DOODLE Poll to sign up for office hours:  

We are all thankful to be working in such a wonderful community. Happy Thanksgiving

5. RMHS Drama Club Presentation- The RMHS Drama Club is proud to present their virtual fall production: Act Up! Theatrical Activism from the Bard to Broadway. This original work is a musical revue featuring monologues and small scenes from Shakespeare’s greatest works, as well as musical solos and duets from time-honored Broadway shows, woven together to examine the historical and current role of theater as a voice for social justice. The production was written and directed by Natalie Cunha and Katie Donovan, with music direction by Anna Wentlent, choreography by Katie Donovan, filming by Anna Cuevas, and costumes by Erline Trites.  The cast and crew of nearly 60 high school students have spent the last two months rehearsing over Zoom, recording music using online technology, designing costumes, hair, and make-up from afar, and filming outdoor, socially distanced performances. The final film will be aired on YouTube on Friday, December 4th at 7:00 PM. To purchase tickets, please visit www.rmhsdrama.org .

6. Reading Public Schools COVID-19 Community Resources-The Reading Public Schools has compiled a list of COVID-19 Community Resources (see attached) for those who need assistance with quarantine vs. isolation, food services, medical care, mental health, family and parenting, and financial assistance and housing.

Have a great day and week ahead.

Take care.

John Doherty

Superintendent

Reading Public Schools

82 Oakland Road

Reading, Massachusetts 01867

781-944-5800

John.doherty@reading.k12.ma.us

Governor’s Travel Order

Good Morning, Reading Public School Staff and Families,

I wanted to take this moment to remind everyone of Governor Baker’s travel order for out of state travel.  If you are travelling out of state, except for Vermont and Hawaii, you will need to follow the travel order which includes the following:

All visitors entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, who do not meet an exemption, are required to:

If your COVID-19 test result has not been received prior to arrival, visitors, and residents must quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Failure to comply may result in a $500 fine per day.

For further information, please go to the MDPH Link below.

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order

Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation with this order.

Reading School Committee Meeting Tonight at 7:00 P.M.

Good Morning,

There will be a meeting of the Reading School Committee this evening at 7:00 p.m. on Microsoft Teams.  The link to the meeting is below.

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Public comment is available on the chat link of Microsoft Teams.  Any emails that are sent to the School Committee will be placed in the next packet.

Fall Reopening Update 24

Good Morning, Reading Public School Staff and Community,

I hope you are doing well and enjoying the weekend.  Here is the latest Fall Reopening Update:

  • COVID-19 Information– I wanted to let you know that we have received information that two additional students and one staff member have tested positive.  One student is at Parker Middle School and one student at RMHS.  The staff member is at Birch Meadow.  As a result 11 students and no staff members at Parker have been quarantined from the cohort for two weeks.  The RMHS student was remote this week and through contact tracing no students or staff were in close contact with the student and, as a result, do not have to be quarantined.  As a result of the Birch Meadow Staff member testing positive, 22 students will need to quarantine.  Because we do our major disinfecting on Friday, no additional cleaning or disinfecting is necessary. To the best of our knowledge, none of the cases are in school transmissions.
  • Grade 4 and 5 Cohort B Start In Person This Week-We welcome our Grade 4 and 5 Cohort B students who will begin in person this week.  This is our final group to come in person during the phase in.  We want to thank our parents of Grade 4 and 5 students for their patience and flexibility during our phase in.

  • Updated DPH Quarantine Guidance- Yesterday, DPH issued updated quarantine guidance for those who have been exposed to COVID-19. Specifically, an individual must remain quarantined for:
  • At least 14 days from the date of last exposure; or
  • At least 10 days, provided all of the following are satisfied:
    • You have not had, and do not have, any symptoms;
    • You are tested on day 8 of your quarantine period or later using a molecular diagnostic test (e.g., polymerase chain reaction (PCR)) to detect the presence of the virus;
    • You receive a negative test result; and
    • You monitor yourself for symptoms for the full 14 days. If you develop symptoms you should contact your health care provider and be re-tested.

  The full guidance can be found here:  https://www.mass.gov/guidance/information-and-guidance-for-persons-in-quarantine-due-to-covid-19 .

  • Guidelines for Accessing Remote Learning-Below are some additional guidelines for families for when they are switching from remote to hybrid or hybrid to remote and when their child is out sick or quarantined.  For further information or clarification, please contact your building principal.

Switching from Hybrid to Remote or Remote to Hybrid

Families may request to switch from hybrid to remote at the end of a marking period.  If there are extenuating circumstances during a marking period where a family is requesting to shift to remote, they may do so if there are openings in the remote classrooms.  Once a family shifts to remote, they need to remain in remote until the end of the marking period.

Families may request to shift from remote to hybrid at the end of a marking period.  Requests will be honored if there is enough space in a classroom.

Please note that if a student is high needs and is receiving in person instruction daily, we do not recommend that student shift to remote instruction.

Remote Guidelines for In Person Students Who Are Absent From School

Below are the remote criteria that will be used when students who are in person during a particular week are absent from school.

Students will have live remote access under the following conditions:

  • He/she is quarantined due to testing positive for COVID-19.
  • He/she is quarantined due to being in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.
  • He/she is being quarantined for being out of state and is waiting for a negative COVID test per DPH guidelines.
  • He/she is showing symptoms of COVID-19 and is awaiting test results.
  • He/she has another medical condition which prevents them from coming to school.

Because of capacity of our remote classrooms, students will not have live remote access under the following situations:

  • He/she is absent for any reason other than described above.
  • He/she is quarantining for 10-14 days because of out of state travel as defined by the MDPH Travel Order and is not getting a COVID-test.
  • He/she is going on a family vacation or other non-school activity during school days.

Please note that there may be extenuating circumstances in a school that would require a different action than above.  These decisions are at the discretion of the building principal.

  • Winter Sports-The MIAA has released guidance on Winter Sports, which can be found here.  Winter sports will begin on December 14th.  The Middlesex League will be meeting this week to determine which sports will be included in the winter season and which sports will be moved to either Fall 2 or Spring.
  • SEPAC Meeting on Tuesday- The SEPAC’s (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) Reading/Literacy Subcommittee is having its first meeting Tuesday, November 24th at 6:30PM to discuss goals and action items. Please join us via Zoom: https://readingpsma.zoom.us/j/84617190360;

All are welcome and ENCOURAGED to attend!

Connect with SEPAC by clicking these links:

  • Reusable Masks-This is just a reminder to regularly wash your child’s reusable masks in hot soapy water and then dry.  It is important that if students are wearing reusable masks that they remain clean and disinfected.  We have seen some masks recently that are getting a little worn and dirty!
  • Thanksgiving-The Reading Public Schools is closed from November 26th through November 29th.  We will be unplugging and will not be answering any emails or sending out any correspondence so that are staff and families can enjoy the four day break.  We hope that you and your families have a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday!

Reading Public Schools Offer Free Meals for Students Both in and out of School

FREE MEALS FOR STUDENTS BOTH IN AND OUT OF SCHOOL!

Through the extension of the Seamless Summer Meal program, started in response to COVID-19, we are able to offer all Reading Public School Children FREE meals until the end of June.

What this means for your family

–  Your school-age children will receive a healthy breakfast (at Coolidge, Parker and RMHS only,) and lunch every school day, at no cost, in a safe and welcoming environment. This applies to students who are attending classes in school.  

–  Our other option for FREE meals for children, ages 0-21, in your home is meal distribution.  This may include remote learners, participating in a hybrid learning mode, or any other children in your home.  These meals will provide breakfast and lunch for each day, including weekends, at the bridge of Reading Memorial High School on Wednesdays from 2:30 – 3:30 pm or Friday from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon.

Your family may participate in BOTH options.  Students can eat at school and receive Meal Distribution for the remote days and weekend meals that your family is entitled to.

This program allows Reading School District to provide the most nourishing and appetizing meals possible for your children. When your children eat school meals, it helps the school system by providing federal funds to the district. The more meals we serve, the more funding we receive, allowing us to focus on providing wonderful, nutritious meals for your family. If your children have never participated in school meals, consider trying the program this year!

If you have any questions please contact Danielle Collins, School Nutrition Director, at Danielle.Collins@Reading.k12.ma.us or 781-670-2822

School Committee Meeting Tomorrow at 7:00 P.M.

Good Morning,

There will be a meeting of the Reading School Committee, tomorrow, at 7:00 p.m. on Microsoft Teams.  The link to the meeting is below and the packet is attached.  If you would like to make a public comment during the meeting, please use the live chat on teams.  Emails will be placed in the next packet.

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RMHS Volunteer Update

Dear Reading Public School Community,

First and foremost, we want to thank you for the amount of support we have received from members of the community willing to volunteer at Reading Memorial High School.  We appreciate how people are willing to take time out of their schedules to support our hybrid model.

We have decided that out of an abundance of caution, we will not be pursuing using volunteers at Reading Memorial High School.  Our primary concern is the additional number of adults that we will be introducing into our cohorts and the impact that this could have with community spread in our schools, especially where the numbers in Reading have been on a steady increase over the last few weeks.  Part of our health plan since September has been to limit the number of visitors and additional adults in our schools and with the potential need of up to 20 volunteers per day or 300 volunteers over the one month period, it could increase the chances of COVID cases in our schools.

It is still our intent to transition to the full hybrid model at Reading Memorial High School.  To that end we still need paraeducator positions to address that need.  We have 10 paraeducator openings and we are willing to look at job share positions as a possible solution as well.  If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please contact Superintendent of Schools John Doherty at john.doherty@reading.k12.ma.us.

Thank you.  Please contact me if you have any further questions.

John F. Doherty

Superintendent

Reading Public Schools

82 Oakland Road

Reading, MA 01867

781-944-5800

Reading Public School Job Openings

Good Afternoon,

The Reading Public Schools currently has several paraeducator openings in the school district.  These openings are below.  We are also open to having these positions be job share positions.

Reading Public School Job Openings

  • Wood End Tutor for Cohort B week
  • 10.0 FTE RMHS Regular Education Paraeducators for Satellite Classrooms
  • 1.0 FTE Special Education Program Paraeducator-Killam
  • 3.0 FTE Special Education Paraeducators-RMHS
  • 1.0 FTE Special Education Paraeducator-Joshua Eaton

If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Superintendent of Schools John Doherty at john.doherty@reading.k12.ma.us.  In your email, please indicate the following:

  1. Position(s) that you are interested in.
  2. If you are available both weeks, Cohort A week only, or Cohort B week only.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you.

John F. Doherty

Superintendent

Reading Public Schools

82 Oakland Road

Reading, MA 01867

781-944-5800