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 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)