Video and Updates from Dr. Salim

Video and Updates from Dr. Salim
Posted on 04/18/2020

Dear CPS Community -

As we begin this April vacation week, I’m writing with a few announcements.

Video Message
I’ve recorded a video message to provide an update on “CPS @ Home” -- our work to support students, families and staff while school buildings are closed.

Download the Video Message >> (pdf)

Meals Program
Since schools closed, we’ve already distributed 20,000 meals at sites across the city. All Cambridge families are welcome to continue to pick up bagged lunches and breakfasts during the April vacation week, including on the Monday holiday. The times and locations are the same as usual. More information >>

April VacationApril Vacation Week - April 20-24
Teachers and other school-based staff will not be working remotely as they have been, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities for engagement and learning. Check out our Virtual Vacation Week Flyer, which highlights virtual programs taking place next week and suggests some engaging activities you can do on your own. Additional ideas and resources are posted on Find It Cambridge the CPS @ Home website.

Patriots’ Day Holiday
On Monday, April 20, all CPS central offices will be closed (and not operating remotely) to observe the Patriots’ Day holiday. Central offices will be open during regular hours for remote operations on Tuesday through Friday.

Tell us how you’re doing
The COVID-19 emergency has created new challenges for all of us, and we want to hear how you are doing. We can help connect you with the right kind of help. Please watch for a brief questionnaire that will be emailed by our partners from Panorama Education early next week.

Services available
The city and state have added and expanded emergency supports for families, and we want to be sure our families are aware of them. These include:

Thank you for your continued patience and resilience during these difficult times. Stay safe and be well.


Kenneth N. Salim, Ed.D.

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