Keefe Superintendent: No Positive COVID Cases Since Starting Hybrid Model

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FRAMINGHAM – Keefe Technical High School, a regional vocational high school in Framingham, has not had a positive COVID case since students began a hybrid model of education this month.

“I am pleased to report that, to date, we have had no positive COVID-19 cases reported for anyone in the building since our Hybrid model began.  While it is certainly possible that this could change as we go forward, we believe that the safety measures we are following, and the availability of BinaxNOW rapid tests, are protective factors for our population.  We are also considering the use of other COVID-19 testing resources as we expand our enrollment.  More information will be available in the coming weeks,” said Superintendent Jonathan Evans in an email to families today, February 26.

“In response to recent information from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, we have been exploring options to include significantly more students in the building.  As we consider a path forward, we would like to do so by building on the success we have achieved thus far,” said the Superintendent.

Students from Framingham, Ashland, Natick, Holliston & Hopkinton attend the high school.

Beginning this week, we are expanding our current Hybrid model to include a small cohort of our higher needs students during academic weeks.  The families of these students have been or will be contacted regarding these services,” said Supt. Evans.

“It has been great having students back with us in the building.  Once we welcome the seniors back next week, all of our students will have had the opportunity to spend a week with us in person,” said Supt. Evans. “It is our plan to make an announcement in March about our next significant step for the spring.”

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The next cycle of our Hybrid model will include the following in person schedule:

March 1-5: Grade 12 (completion of first cycle)

March 8-12: Grade 11

March 15-19: Grade 10

March 22-26: Grade 9

March 29 – April 1: Grade 12

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