Dear BHRSD Community,

I’m writing to update you on the status of our approach to learning.

While I had hoped to return to in person learning on 1/19/2021, I am now delaying that decision to return in person until Monday 1/25/2021.

We will stay with remote learning for an additional week.

I am hoping that when we return on 1/25/2021 it will be in person for grades PK-6 and in a hybrid model for grades 7-12.  This is all contingent upon where we are with the data early next week.

My decision is informed by a weekly consultation with a Health and Safety Committee and is based on an analysis of Berkshire County and local data as well as school specific data.  We currently have 6 positive cases of Covid-19 across our 3 schools.  I wish those people speedy recoveries. Thankfully, as we are coming off a break, there has not been any contact or school based transmission.

I know this decision creates hardships for students, families and staff and impacts learning, growth and well being.  I am sorry and I appreciate your patience.

We will discuss the data at our School Committee meeting this Thursday at 6pm.

Here is a link to the agenda.

Please feel free to join.

Please also feel free to reach out to me to share your questions or concerns.

Peter

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Peter Dillon, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Berkshire Hills Regional School District / Richmond Consolidated School
50 Main Street
P.O. Box 617
Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-4017, Ext. 719 (note new extension)

http://www.bhrsd.org

peter.dillon@bhrsd.org