Schools Closed Until May 4th

Dear CPS Community:

I am writing with the very important update that Governor Baker has announced that all Massachusetts Schools will remain closed until May 4 at the earliest.

This is new information for all of us, and you may be feeling a range of emotions at this time. We will continue to provide support and information throughout the days and weeks ahead, including updates on how this affects our distance learning model. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has announced that further guidance will be issued soon regarding learning expectations during this unprecedented emergency.

Following are answers to questions we have been receiving from you, which may be especially important in light of this news.

How can families and staff figure out where to find services and supports during this closure?
In coordination with information being shared by the city, Find It Cambridge has launched a parent-focused COVID-19 resource section, providing a searchable and frequently-updated source of information during the COVID-19 emergency.

During this stressful time, where can families, students, and teachers find help?
Uncertainty about the future is taking a toll on many of us. Following are some resources that can help:

Where can families get help with technology?
Since the closure of school buildings a week and a half ago, CPS has been delivering technology solutions to hundreds of students and families, to support their ability to access distance learning resources. If you are continuing to have difficulty related to computers, internet or specific apps or programs, please contact your Principal or Family Liaison for help.

We will continue to add to the resources available on our website, and school Principals, Deans, Assistant Principals, and Family Liaisons stand at the ready to assist you if you need help.

Thank you all for your support during these challenging times.


Kenneth N. Salim, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools

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