Fall Reentry Virtual Back-to-School Backpack

Programs must individually assess and make determinations based on their own set of facts regarding reopening.  Information provided by MAAPS and MAAPS' consultants is general in nature and for your background information in making your individual determinations.

School Sample Policies and Procedures by Brown-Smith Attorneys at Law

COVID-19 Compensatory Services Agreement, 10/1
COVID-19 Recovery Support Agreement, 10/1
Coronavirus policy, 8/7
Signage, 8/7
Visitors and volunteers, 8/7
Medical waiting room, 8/7
Recess, 8/7
Facilities and operations planning checklist, 8/7
Entry and exit points, 8/7
Hand washing and hand sanitizing stations, 8/7
Classes that involve increased respiration, 8/7
School cleaning and disinfecting, 8/7

DESE Guidance

DESE Commissioner's weekly update, 12/7
Updates to MCAS and ACCESS testing schedule, 12/4
DESE Commissioner's weekly update, 11/30
DESE Commissioner's weekly update, 11/9
DESE clarification on Gov. Baker's order on masks, 11/5
DESE Commissioner's weekly update, 11/2
DESE Commissioner's weekly update, 10/26
DESE update: RapidPoint testing, 10/26
DESE Commissioner's weekly update,10/19
DESE Commissioner's weekly update, 10/13
maaps update: DESE update from Nina Marchese, 9/28
DESE Commissioner's weekly update, 9/21
DESE Commissioner's weekly update, 9/14
DESE Commissioner's weekly update: info for school health offices, back to school resources, enrolling new students, 9/4
DESE Commissioner's weekly update, 8/31
On the Desktop: joint memo clarifying key health and safety requirements, 8/19
DESE Commissioner's sports guidance, 8/19
maaps Update: DESE Commissioner's weekly update, noteworthy practices from the preliminary opening plans, 8/11
DESE's Nina Marchese shares update from OASES, 8/6
DESE Commissioner's feedback on preliminary fall reopening plans, 8/6
On the Desktop: DESE Commissioner announces feedback on preliminary fall reopening plans, 8/6
maaps Update: On the Desktop: DESE Commissioner's announces 8/10 deadline for submission process for fall reopening plans, 8/5 
DESE's remote learning guidance, 7/25
On the Desktop: DESE Commissioner announces remote learning guidance and other considerations, 7/25
DESE's Fall K-12 transportation guidance, 7/22
On the Desktop: DESE Commissioner announces fall transportation and facilities guidance, 7/22
DESE's protocols for responding to COVID-19 scenarios, 7/17
On the Desktop: DESE Commissioner announces protocols to responding to COVID-19 scenarios, 7/17
DESE Information on Comprehensive Reopening Plan, 7/15
DESE's Two-step process for fall reopening plans, 7/15
On the Desktop: DESE Commssioner announces 2-step process for fall reopening plans online form, 7/15
On the Desktop: DESE Commissioner's special ed comprehensive  guide, 7/9
On the Desktop: DESE Commissioner's notice on $25M grant for remote learning, safety and PPE supplies, 7/6
DESE's Initial fall guidance presentation, 6/25
On the Desktop: DESE Commssioner's initial fall reopening guidance, 6/25
MCCAP letter to DESE Commssioner, 6/25

EEC Guidance

EEC updates - Gov. Baker on the use of masks, 11/3
EEC updates, 8/28

DPH/EOHHS Guidance/COVID-19 Testing

EOHHS updated congregate care surveillance testing guidance, 12/29
EOHHS updated congregate care surveillance testing FAQ, 12/29
Res Ed Testing Meeting Presentation, 12/3
Res Ed Testing Meeting Presentation, 11/12
Res Ed Testing Meeting Presentation #6, 10/16
EOHHS updated congregate care surveillance testing guidance, 10/9
EOHHS updated congregate care surveillance testing FAQ, 10/8
Surveillance Testing Policy, 10/1
COVID-19 Test Tracking, 10/1
COVID-19 Personal Travel Policy, 10/1
Res Ed meeting Testing Presentation #5, 10/1
Res Ed meeting Testing Presentation #4,10/1
EMS Regions Cities/Towns list, 10/1
EOHHS PPE Guidance, 9/10
HHS website with congregate care/residential ed. testing guidance, 9/10
maaps members testing meeting presentation slides, 9/10
DPH guidance from May, 2020, 9/10
Updated COVID-19 testing vendors list, 9/3
Congregate care testing updated FAQ, 9/3
Commonwealth of Mass. standard contract form, 8/28
Congregate care surveillance testing cost template, 8/28
Updated COVID-19 testing sites in Massachusetts, 8/27
COVID-19 testing sites in Massachusetts, 8/25
Congregate care surveillance testing overview, 8/24
Congregate care surveillance testing FAQ, 8/24
EOHHS congregate care surveillance testing guidance, 8/24
School flu vaccine requirements FAQ's, 8/21
EOHHS school health guidance, 8/19
DESE/DPH alignment slide presentation, 8/19
DESE/DPH joint memo, 8/19

maaps Updates

Reentry and Recovery working group presentation, 11/24
Reentry and Recovery working group presentation, 10/27
maaps update: Res. ed. updates - HHS, CDC, DPH, EMS regions 9/10
Res. Ed. discussion of EOHHS Power Point presentation, 8/28
Res. Ed. congregate care testing guidance PowerPoint presentation , 8/28
maaps Residential Town Hall, 8/6
Fall reentry working group presentation, survey, 8/4
maaps Update: updates to meds delegation, epipens, other news, 7/31

Helpful Resources

Joseph Allen Op-Ed in Washington Post, 6/24

Districts' Reopening Plans (examples)

Wellesley
Weston
Westford
Philips Andover
Quincy
Dedham     
Boston Prep

Sample Agreements

Sample Private Placement Agreement
Sample Residential School IEP Placement
Sample Day School IEP Placement


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