FRAMINGHAM – While Framingham Public Schools and the Christa McAuliffe Charter School will be closed on Thursday, March 12, two schools in Framingham will be open.
“As of this message, Keefe Technical School has not been directly impacted by this virus,” wrote Keefe Technical Superintendent of Schools Jon Evans in an email to parents & students just after 6 p.m. today, March 11. “We have maintained close communication with our local Board of Health and area school leaders. We have also received the latest information and guidance from the state Public Health and Education Departments.”
Saint Bridget School in Framingham, a Pre-K to grade 8 school will also be open on Thursday, March 12. There will be no buses to and from school however.
Keefe’s Superintendent Evans said the school has taken the following measures:
- All outside fieldtrips have been cancelled for the next week, as we await further guidance from the state.
- Large community gatherings and rentals of our building will be restricted to small groups for the next month.
- Our Health Careers, Early Childhood and Dental Assisting programs will discontinue school trips to community centers where direct care is provided by our students. At this time, career and technical trips to job sites, such as the house-building project, will continue.
- We have increased the frequency with which we sanitize high touch areas in classrooms.
“We have posted CDC guidelines and prevention measures on our website. We encourage everyone to frequently wash their hands, avoid people who are ill, and to stay home when sick. There will be flexibility in our attendance policy for students with medical documentation,” wrote Evans to parents.
“We realize this public health situation is unsettling to students. Counselors are available to provide support to students in need, and we will make every effort to keep families updated with the most current information,” wrote Evans. “Please be assured that the health and safety of our school community is always our top priority.”