• Dear Randolph Families:

    As of Friday afternoon, March 13, 2020, the Randolph Board of Health (BOH) stated that there are no suspected, presumptive, or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Randolph and Randolph Public Schools.

    Schools Closed for Students
    Randolph Public Schools will be closed from Monday, March 16, 2020 - Friday, March 27, 2020 for all students. School closure is an extraordinary measure. We are not taking this decision lightly and understand the impact this decision has on students, families, and our community. Our schools are closing in the spirit of good health practices with the goal to slow the transmission of the disease. This preventative measure is to keep our school community functional and healthy. As of today, we will return to school on Monday, March 30th. We will be in regular contact with state and local health officials and will continue to review public health data as it becomes available.

    Per the MA Department of Education, we will not be in school beyond what would have been our 185th day of school. With that information, June 22, 2020 will be the last day of school for Randolph Public Schools’ students.

    Be Safe and Stay Healthy
    This is not a vacation. Please keep in mind that closing our schools is a public health response to a serious and rapidly evolving infectious disease. Our schools, guided by our Public Health Director, expect you to stay informed, practice social distancing and follow other disease prevention measures. Our children should minimize contact with others and practice good hygiene.

    Virtual Learning for Students
    Again, this is not a vacation. We continue to work with our staff to design and deliver virtual learning experiences through the Google Classroom platform. To learn more about Google Classroom, visit our Randolph Public Schools website or ask your child to show you their Google Classroom! More and detailed information will be coming soon regarding RPS virtual learning.

    Student Medication in the Schools
    We understand that some children may have medication housed at the schools. If you are in need of this medication, please call your school’s office on Monday, March 16th to make arrangements for pickup.

    Meals During our Closure
    Randolph Public Schools is committed to providing meals to our students throughout our closure. We are working with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education to get authorization to serve breakfast and lunch for Randolph students while schools are closed. All children will receive a free breakfast and lunch every day. Meals will be bagged and ready for pick up each day. We will update families on Monday, March 16th with details on locations, pick up times, and when our meal service will begin. Please see the Randolph Public Schools website for menus and updates.

    This extended closure will strongly impact our district and our community. We are working to get you up-to- date information and will continue to be in regular contact. Thank you for working with us as our entire community unites in response to COVID-19.

    Stay safe and healthy,

    Thea Stovell
    Superintendent

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