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FRCS Fall Reopening

 
This page is intended to provide guidance for families as we all navigate our return to campus. Please know that our first priority is always our community and all our plans are focused on the safety of our students and staff. As we have seen over the past several months, circumstances can change at any moment, and we will be ready. We will post all updated information on this page, and you can also find updates in the News and Announcements section on our homepage. 
 
 
Update 4-16-21
 
Beginning on May 10th, the high school will be combining Cohorts A & B and they will attend school in-person five days per week. Our remote students will continue to log in to classes five days per week. This is possible due to the amended guideline for physical distancing in schools while masked. The minimum distance is now three feet.
 
We will continue to follow all safety protocols including, one-way hallways, masking at all times other than while eating, maintaining six feet of distance while eating and frequent hand washing, among others. Teachers will continue to use seating charts to ensure the ability to do contact tracing. Safety and health will remain our top priority as we move toward normal.
 
This is an exciting step in our consistent progress toward normalcy!
 
Update 3-11-21
 
The Massachusetts Education Commissioner has directed all Elementary and Middle Schools to expand in-person learning to five days a week beginning next month. Foxborough Regional Charter School and all public schools in Massachusetts will be required to offer a full-time, in-person learning program as follows.
 
April  5, 2021: Kindergarten through Grade 5
April 28, 2021: Grades 6-8
High School Update: Information from the DESE regarding a start date for full-time, in-person learning for students in Grades 9-12 has not yet been released. Districts will be given two weeks-notice. Until that time, High School students who have chosen in-person learning will continue on their hybrid schedule.

Under the new guidelines, students will either choose to (1) Attend school in-person full time, 5 days a week, or (2) to continue to learn remotely.
 
There will no longer be a hybrid learning option.
 
Beginning on April 7, 2021, all students in grades 6-12 will remain remote on Wednesdays until their grade transitions to full in person learning.  During this time, students will follow their Wednesday schedule online and participate in live instruction throughout the day. Office hours for remote only students will be determined and scheduled by individual teachers.
 
Please Note the Following Logistics
 
  • Regional Transportation registration took place last year for this school year. All 14 buses are full at this time. If you have not registered or received a seat on a regional bus and are interested in adding your name to a waitlist, please contact the Transportation department via email at transportation@foxboroughrcs.org.
  • Students, staff and visitors who enter the building MUST complete the COVID survey form each morning. Fill out the screening tool HERE.
  • Social distancing will be required. Guidance from the DESE requires that schools space students a minimum of 3 feet apart, but more when feasible.
  • Masks must be worn at all times except when eating or drinking.
  • Lunch procedures will be adjusted to accommodate 6-foot distancing. This will require the schedule to include the use of a combination of spaces including the gym, cafeteria, classrooms and outside areas for lunch and snack times.
  • Extended Day will not be available before OR after school. Students may enter the building each morning at 7:25am and will be dismissed through a staggered dismissal procedure beginning at 2:35pm and continuing through 2:55pm.
  • Bathroom procedures will be in place to ensure that occupancy in the bathrooms is limited and no student spends an unnecessary amount of time outside of their classroom.
  • Cleaning will be enhanced each evening to replace the deep cleaning that has been taking place on Wednesdays, in between Cohort arrival.
 
Middle and Elementary students will primarily remain in their classroom with their pod of peers. They may travel to specials classes and to the location they are scheduled for lunch. Traffic patterns have been designed to allow for traffic flow in the hallways. They are marked with social distance spots and directional arrows. Students must follow the traffic flow patterns established in order to ensure safe transitions.