RPS COVID 19 Update for Families - May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021
The Massachusetts Department of Secondary and Elementary Education (DESE) revised its guidance on several COVID-19 protection protocols. We have reviewed these guidelines with our School Nurses and with the Randolph Board of Health. We are writing to notify you that, effective today, Tuesday, May 25th, we will be implementing the following based on the new guidance:
At this time, students and adults must continue to wear masks indoors.
No masks need to be worn by students outdoors.
Students no longer have to wear masks when outdoors, even if distance cannot be maintained. The guidance update applies to recess, physical education, youth sports (including school-based athletics), and outdoor learning environments. Adults must continue to wear masks outdoors if distancing cannot be maintained.
Students are now allowed to share objects such as books, play equipment, and other items.
This includes classroom materials, items for physical education, or art supplies. Shared objects no longer have to be cleaned or disinfected between use.
Vaccinations for Students 12 Years and Older
We are currently vaccinating age eligible students that have a parental consent form (ages 12-17) this week at Randolph High School and Randolph Community Middle School. For more information click here or call your child’s school office for more details.
With Randolph Pride,
Superintendent of Schools
RPS COVID-19 DASHBOARD
The Randolph Public Schools has compiled the following information to educate families on the Novel Coronavirus (CoVID-19). Please check this page regularly as we will be updating information as soon as we receive it.
DPH has created a website updated constantly with the latest guidance, including printable fact sheets in multiple languages.
Visit: mass.gov, cdc.gov
Incidence Rate Color Table
How to Talk to Children about the Coronavirus:
The NASP released a resource for parents:
Parents Helping Parents of Massachusetts