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COVID-19 Procedures and Safeguards

 

 

Update, 9/27/21: Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley notified school districts in the Commonwealth on Monday, 9/27 that he will extend the mask requirement for all public K-12 students, educators, and staff through at least November 1, 2021. Middle and high schools with 80 percent of their students and staff vaccinated will have the option to lift the mandate by submitting an attestation form to the department on October 15.

 
If a school has already collected proof of vaccination and meets the 80 percent threshold, it may submit the attestation form before October 15 for consideration. Once a school completes the verification process, vaccinated students and staff will no longer be required to wear masks.
 
Currently, Foxborough Regional Charter Middle School and High School staff have an 80% vaccination rate however, our student vaccination rate is 45%. In order to submit an attestation to the state, we must have documentation of vaccination from 80% total.
 
If your child is in Middle or High School and has been vaccinated, please forward a copy of vaccination evidence to the school nurse. 
 
Until a vaccination is available for children ages 5-11, Elementary School will not have this option and will continue masking.
 
We will continue to keep you posted.
 

Mask Procedure:

 

  • All students, teachers, staff, and visitors must wear a mask while inside the school buildings.
    • The mask requirement applies when students (ages 5+) and staff are indoors at school, except when eating, drinking, or during mask breaks.
    • Masks may be removed when necessary to participate in elective classes, such as the use of wind instruments in band.
    • Masks should cover the individual’s nose and mouth, per the CDC’s recommendation
  • Masks must be worn at all times while riding the school bus.
  • Masks are required for any sports-related activity for student-athletes and coaches when indoors.

 

Important to note: 

  • Families should provide their students with a mask from home. However, FRCS will have disposable masks available if needed.
  • At this time, physical distancing guidance is not required from the state or local level. However, as we are able, FRCS will make every effort to support physical distancing.
  • Please do not send a sick child to school. If your child is sick, please contact your building nurse.

 

 

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Foxborough Regional Charter School Nursing Flow Chart
Guidance for COVID-19 - Return to School Scenarios
 
COVID Flow Chart
 
If your child is home on quarantine: 
 
ES: Families should reach out directly to the child's teacher. Assignments will be posted in Google Classroom. Devices are available for students who need them. Requested devices can be picked up at the ES office. 
 
MS/HS: Students should reach out to their teachers. Assignments will be posted in Google Classroom. All students have a FRCS issued Chromebook to use to complete their assignments. 
COVID-19 FAQ's for FRCS Teachers and Staff
COVID-19 FAQ's for Families
COVID-19 Safeguards in Place
 
Back to School Safety During COVID-19: Tips for Families/Guardians/Caretakers