School Reopening & COVID Info
School Reopening & COVID Information


SCHOOL REOPENING INFORMATION AND
RESOURCES


Easton Public Schools' Return to School Plan (PK-12)


COVID -19 POSITIVE CASE DASHBOARD

Free Breakfast and Lunch Program


Please note changes to the Grab & Go Meal Program: 

Meals are available for pick up on Tuesdays April 6th and 13th at Oliver Ames High School (100 Lothrop Street) from 10AM-11:30AM.  Easton Public Schools is offering Grab and Go meals for all children age 18 and under (Regardless of Free & Reduced lunch eligibility), including children who may not be enrolled in any of the Easton Public Schools.  Prepackaged Breakfasts and Lunches will be available for 5 days on these two dates.  With the return of students to school, Free breakfasts and lunches are now offered to students during the school day every day and the program is approved through June 2021.  Stay tuned for more Information on access to the program for remote learners after April vacation.  If you need further information contact Marilyn Gordon, School Business Manager, 508-230-3200 x213 or mgordon@easton.ma.us.


Remote Students Lunch Survey (April 2, 2021)

Beginning on Monday, April 26, 2021 most EPS students will be back in school.  The FREE Breakfast and Lunch Program will now be available to those students during the school day.  We would like to offer REMOTE students access to this program as well.  It will probably be offered one day per week for pickup.

The survey will be open until Monday, April 5

SURVEY

 


School Lunch/Breakfast Grab & Go FAQs


School Committee Approves Following Plans:

Outdoor Jazz Band


Extra Curricular Music

Physical Education, Health & Wellness

COVID 19 Plan for Athletics - OA

COVID 19 Plan for Athletics - EMS

Athletic Plan & COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Winter 20-21

OA Fitness Center Guidelines - Staff Usage

OA Fitness Center Guidelines After-School Strength and Fitness Programs

OA Fitness Center Guidelines - Physical Education

EMS Fitness Center Guidelines - Wellness

Athletics Plan & COVID-19 Safety Protocols for
Winter 2020-2021 (Wedge Season)

 


DISTRICT AND SCHOOL REOPENING PLANS:



EPS Final Reopening Plan 

OA Reopening Plan

EMS Reopening Plan

RO Reopening Plan

PKV Reopening Plan

CTR Reopening Plan

MH Reopening Plan

 




Revised 2020-2021 School Calendar






Click on ECAT's links below to watch Dr. Cabral's 

DRAFT of the School Reopening Plan:


https://www.eastoncat.org/072820-pt-1

https://www.eastoncat.org/072820-pt-2


COVID-19 INFORMATION & RESOURCES:



Face Coverings Guidelines

School Committee Adopts Face Coverings Policy EBCFA

 

 



 

 


 


Educational Resources
 
 



TOWN AND GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:

 


Easton COVID-19 Information and Resources 
Easton News Releases
Updates from the Centers for Disease Control
Updates from the Mass Department of Public Health


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

AND

TRENDING NOW:


Easton Public Schools

Dr. Lisha Cabral, Superintendent

50 Oliver St.
North Easton, MA 02356
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Contact: Leah Comins
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: leah@jgpr.net

Easton Public Schools Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Blanche A. Ames Elementary School

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The Easton Public Schools held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Blanche A. Ames Elementary School on Friday, April 9. Representatives from the project team, schools and town, as well as several elected officials, were in attendance. (Photo courtesy Easton Public Schools)
EASTON -- Superintendent Lisha Cabral and School Planning Committee Chair Jane Martin are pleased to announce that a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Blanche A. Ames Elementary School was held Friday, April 9.

 
The full ceremony, recorded by Easton Community Access Television, can be viewed here.

"I'm incredibly, incredibly grateful to everybody who has contributed to this project so far," Martin said. "We are so fortunate to live in a state where our elected leaders and the governance that's in place strongly support progressive education, and that support comes through today really clearly in terms of this project."


 
Martin opened the ceremony by thanking the Massachusetts School Building Authority; the town committees, community members and educators who have been involved in the process; the project team; and town leadership.

 
Superintendent Cabral gave a brief history of Blanche A. Ames, including her architectural skills, inventions, suffragette efforts, botanical research and her drawings of orchids.

 
"We found Blanche Ames to be extraordinary, not only for her contributions to this town, but as a role model for our youngest learners," Superintendent Cabral said. "We're extremely proud to have this building named after a woman who was a suffragette fighting for women's rights; she was an architect, of Borderland Mansion; she was an inventor, everything from designing ways to keep turkeys from becoming diseased, to toilets, to anti-aircraft devices for the military. She was a talented botanical artist and certainly a leader well before her time. We are absolutely thrilled that our young people for a century now will have this beautiful building in her name."

 
She added, "Once you come to this building when it's completed, which we hope you will, you will see that it is absolutely developed in her honor -- spaces for creativity, innovation and civic possibilities, and exactly what I believe Blanche Ames would have wanted for our youngest citizens of Easton."

Additional remarks were given by Massachusetts School Building Authority Deputy Chief Executive Officer Jack McCarthy; Congressman Jake Auchincloss; State Rep. and Majority Leader Claire Cronin; State Auditor Suzanne Bump; State Sen. Walter Timilty; State Sen. Michael Brady; State Rep. Carol Doherty; Easton Select Board Chair Dottie Fulginiti; and Town Administrator Connor Read.


 
Parkview School Principal Samuel Cederbaum also gave remarks on behalf of the Pre-K-2 principals.

 
"This groundbreaking event symbolizes the years of planning, visioning and designing that have gone into making the Blanche Ames Ames Elementary School a reality," Cedarbaum said. "Thanks to the commitment from our community, Easton's youngest learners will now begin their educational journey in a state-of-the-art building designed just for them. From the colors, to the themes and the creatively designed spaces, our students will have a place to explore, play, innovate and learn."

 
Superintendent Cabral also recognized the members of the Easton School Committee; Assistant Superintendent Crissy Pruitt; Director of Operations David Twombly; Director of Finance Marilyn Gordon; Director of Student Services Theresa Skinner; and the Pre-K-2 administrative team, including Ann Weintrob, Thomas Higgins and Cederbaum.

 
Representatives from design company Perkins Eastman, project manager PMA Consultants and general contractor Brait Builders Corporation were also on hand.

"We are so indebted to [the taxpayers and community] for really being forward-thinking about the children of the future," Superintendent Cabral said. "Please know, that throughout the design process we had the community in mind. I think you will be very impressed at the sophistication of the designs in the way that they offer child-friendly spaces, but very generous community uses. We are excited to welcome the community into this building for many uses that, right now, we just haven't been able to do in our elementary schools. This will be a building for all residents of Easton."

Construction on the new building is currently scheduled to finish in October 2022.

 
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Representatives from design company Perkins Eastman, project manager PMA Consultants and general contractor Brait Builders Corporation also attended the April 9 ceremony. (Photo courtesy Easton Public Schools)
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Superintendent Lisha Cabral speaks in front of the construction site at the April 9 groundbreaking ceremony. (Photo courtesy Easton Public Schools)
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Samuel Cederbaum (speaking), principal of the Parkview School, Moreau Hall Principal Thomas Higgins (right) and Center School Principal Ann Weintrob represent the Pre-K-2 administrative team at the April 9 ceremony. (Photo courtesy Easton Public Schools)
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Easton Town Administrator Connor Read speaks at the April 9 ceremony. (Photo courtesy Easton Public Schools)
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Construction on the Blanche A. Ames Elementary School has begun and is currently scheduled to finish in October 2022. (Photo courtesy Easton Public Schools)









LEGAL NOTICE

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

School Choice for School Year 2021-2022:

In accordance with Chapter 76 Section 12B of the General Laws, the Easton Public Schools School Committee will hold a PUBLIC HEARING for School Choice on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 5:00pm, via virtual meeting on Zoom.  The link will be provided on the posted agenda which can be found on the Town of Easton website.

Easton Public Schools

Dr. Lisha Cabral, Superintendent

50 Oliver St.
North Easton, MA 02356
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, April 9, 2021
Contact: Leah Comins
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: leah@jgpr.net

Kelly Cavanaugh Chosen as New Principal of Easton's Oliver Ames High School

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Kelly Cavanaugh has been selected to become the new principal of Oliver Ames High School following the conclusion of the 2021-2022 school year. (Photo courtesy Kelly Cavanaugh)
EASTON -- Superintendent Lisha Cabral and Assistant Superintendent Crissy Pruitt are pleased to announce that Kelly Cavanaugh has been chosen to be the new Principal of Easton's Oliver Ames High School.

 
"Kelly is an accomplished professional with the capacity and energy to meet the needs of the students and staff at Oliver Ames," Superintendent Cabral said. "She is passionate about serving Easton and initiating changes and improvements as we move into the future, while also preserving the honored traditions and history of Oliver Ames and the Easton community."

 
Cavanaugh currently works as an assistant principal at Canton High School. She will take over for Principal Wes Paul, who is retiring at the conclusion of the school year. The selection was announced at the Easton School Committee meeting on Thursday, April 8.

"I am most looking forward to getting to know the community and hearing from students, faculty and families about their experience at Oliver Ames High School," Cavanaugh said. "I am excited to celebrate the successes and learn about the challenges they face so that we can collaborate in our work towards continuous improvement."

Cavanaugh has served as an assistant principal at Canton High School since 2019, and served as dean from 2018-2019. She previously worked at the Lexington Public Schools as dean of students and at Westwood High School as a special education teacher before being promoted to interim assistant principal.

She began her career at the League School of Greater Boston as a special education teacher in 2001. She also served in administrative roles at the school including as admissions director, assistant director of education and director of education.

"I am very passionate about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging," Cavanaugh said. "I am eager to learn more about the work Oliver Ames is currently engaged in and to collaborate with others to advance this essential work. Another passion of mine is creating a school culture that encourages teachers and students to take risks, try new things and see their unsuccessful moments as a positive step towards growth. I hope that together we can celebrate both the times we find success and the times we don't, but we learned from the experience and persevered."

Cavanaugh received a bachelor’s degree in theater and arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She also holds a Master of Education in special education and a postgraduate certificate in special education administration from Bridgewater State University.

Cavanaugh was selected following a comprehensive search process that included multiple interviews, a site visit at each candidate's school and meet-and-greets with Oliver Ames staff, students and families.

"I'd like to express my gratitude to the other candidates and the search committee who devoted so much time and effort to this process as well as the community members who participated in the site visits," Superintendent Cabral said. "This was an inclusive and comprehensive process that ensured we found the best fit for this critical role. I would also like to commend Assistant Superintendent Pruitt on her exemplary leadership throughout the process as the chair of the search committee."

She added, "We will be welcoming Kelly at the same time we will be saying farewell to Principal Paul who is the longest standing principal in OA history, and this district and community are indebted to him for his many years of tremendous service."


School Committee Approves

2021-2022  Program of Studies


Oliver Ames High School



Town of Easton

Blanch A. Ames Elementary School

Building Project

Design & Construction Phase Update


October 2019 - April 2021


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Congratulations Tatum Perry, Junior at OA who received the
National Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art Awards!

Note, only 1% in 300,000 place at the National level so this is quite an accomplishment for Tatum, well done!!!

Also, Congratulations to OA Art Teacher Kristyn Shea for receiving a National Silver Medal in Art Instruction!!

This marks the 9th National Medal OA students have received and the 9th that Kristyn Shea has received in instruction!! 




2021-2022 School Calendar



Massachusetts Art Educators Association 

High School Recognition Exhibit Awards:

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Tatum Perry

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Samantha Keefe

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Emily Dionne

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Emma Lawson

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Aeden Marcus



Scholastic Art Awards 2021






Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022

Now Open





Press Release Announcing

OA Principal, Wes Paul's Retirement

After 22 Years in the District

Click Here to Read the Article




Preschool Registration

for 2021-2022

Click here for the link
 
 

School Committee Meeting Schedule

for 2020-2021

 


 

 FY 21 Budget Proposal

 


OA Presents 2020-2021 Program of Studies

and 

College and Career Connections

 


 

MCAS Assessment & AccountabilityResults Spring 2019

OA, EMS, RO 


 

Easton Public Schools Pay On Line

Pay Kindergarten, Preschool, and the PSAT Exam

 Unipay link