First Possible Hybrid Start Date Extended to No Earlier than December 7th

On November 18th, the FRCS Board of Trustees voted, based on a thorough review of four specific areas of consideration, to extend the first possible hybrid start dates to no earlier than December 7.
Key factors to reopening for our unique district are based on (1) Health, (2) Quality of Education, (3) Staffing; and (4) Technology, as each plays a critical role in the effectiveness of instruction. You can read the full message emailed to families from Ms. Azarloza here.

Meantime, We continue to monitor the Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report posted on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website. Based on the state education commissioner’s recommendation to school district leaders, our decisions about changing instructional models should be based on at least three weeks of the data presented in the weekly report along with other key metrics unique to our school.


On Thursday evenings, the latest public health data is released, including the community color-coded map, which illustrates which cities and towns that are considered low, moderate and high risk.


As of November 19th:

  • Over 99% of FRCS students live in communities deemed high or moderate risk.
  • 55% of FRCS students live in communities deemed high risk. 
  • 45% of FRCS students live in communities deemed moderate risk.
  • A majority of of the 20+ FRCS sending districts reported increased positivity rates in the last week.
11-19 Health Metrics
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