Plans for Reopening Our Schools

COVID-19 Teaching & Learning Overview:

In response to the pandemic, the district continuously recalibrates and fine tunes our efforts to support all students and families. Our evolving plans are listed below, with the most recent at the top.

On June 15, 2021, the School Committee heard a proposal for the Fall 2021 Opening Plan and the Superintendent held an Open House with Families on June 16th to answer questions and invite comments about the plan. Our district's Fall 2021 Opening Plan and the presentation are being made available to the community at these links. The plan is partially funded by the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSERIII) federal grant in the amount of $681,671 (revised allocation as of 7-13-21).

On March 16, 2021, the School Committee heard a proposal for Reopening the Needham Public Schools to Full Time Instruction. That proposal is being made available to the community at this link.

On February 2, 2021 the School Committee heard a proposal for Enhancing Health & Safety and Strengthening the Elementary Instructional Model in the Needham Public Schools. That proposal is being made available to the community at this link.


On August 11, 2020 the School Committee voted to approve the district's
Plan for Reopening Schools 
with a Hybrid Learning Model for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, as required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. District staff, public health officials, parents, students, and School Committee members guided the planning process and provided feedback. We kept our dedication to the health and safety of our students and staff at the heart of the process. Our focus has been – and will remain – the health, safety, and wellbeing of all students and staff. We believe our hybrid model, which involves both in person and remote learning, best meets students’ educational needs and can be implemented safely for students and staff. Please reference the Health and Safety  pages and Building Maintenance pages on this website for details and protocols.

This webpage provides families with important information. There are links on the left-hand side of this page with updates from the most recent School Committee presentation, answers to frequently asked questions, timely communications from our Superintendent as he responds to news from
health and government officials, the Memorandum of Agreement with the Needham Education Association on COVID-19 Teaching and Learning as well as the Memorandum of Agreement on Operations, among other pertinent school and community information.

Please visit this page again as the information will be updated regularly.


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