FRAMINGHAM – The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham MPS program will be closed on Monday for a “snow day,” to allow individuals an additional day to access COVID testing, coming off the winter holiday vacation.
“We have been closely monitoring COVID within our TLC community, as well as trends across the state. Due to the high number to COVID-positive cases following holiday gatherings, on Wednesday, December 29th, The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has recommended that all education staff receive a COVID test 24 hours before returning to their classrooms,” said Superintendent Glennis Matthews in an email on December 31.
“In an effort to offer our community additional time to access testing prior to returning to campus, we have designated Monday, January 3 as a “Snow Day” for MPS. This means that MPS will be closed on Monday, and we will make up the day at the end of our academic school year. Per DESE requirement, we have planned for up to five (5) snow days on our calendar,” wrote Matthews.
“Walden School, which operates as a 216-day program, will remain open for all students. The families of our Walden commuter students have been notified and given the option to send their child to school on January 3,” wrote Supt. Mtthews.
“We know access to testing is extremely challenging right now; open sites often result in very long lines, and rapid tests are difficult to come by in local stores. For an updated list of testing sites, please visit www.mass.gov/covid-19-testing,” wrote the Framingham based-school.