During the 2021-22 school year, full-time remote learning programs will not count toward structured learning time hours unless specifically previously authorized by DESE.
STUDENTS WHO ARE QUARANTINING DUE TO COVID-19 RELATE ISSUE or SICK OUT FOR MORE THAN TWO DAYS
We will consider temporarily allowing a student to observe class remotely if they are quarantined because of possible COVID-19 exposure or symptoms (see “Quarantining”), required to isolate because they have tested positive for COVID-19, or out sick for more than two days but feels physically well enough to attend classes. In such case, the family should contact Director as soon as possible to organize this interim solution, which will be customized to the particular student and will require extensive logistical preparation. Eligible students can join their classes remotely via Zoom and Canvas LMS. Consistent with DESE’s guidance on student attendance, quarantining students who participate in at least half of the school day activities can be marked present.
STUDENTS WHO ARE MEDICALLY UNABLE TO ATTEND SCHOOL IN PERSON
Some students are unable to attend school due to a documented, longer-term medical need. Upon receipt of a physician’s written order verifying that a student enrolled in a public school or placed by the public school in a private setting must remain at home or in a hospital on a day or overnight basis or any combination of both, for medical reasons and for a period of not less than fourteen school days in any school year, the director will arrange for the provision of educational services to provide the student with the opportunity to make educational progress even when a physician determines that the student is physically unable to attend school. Please note that home and hospital services apply only to students with documented medical needs. Eligible students can join their classes remotely via Zoom and Canvas LMS. Consistent with DESE’s guidance on student attendance, quarantining students who participate in at least half of the school day activities can be marked present.