Back to School Update

Posted by Pam Beaudoin on 9/4/2020 12:00:00 PM

Good Afternoon MERSD Community,


I am very excited about kicking off the new academic year by welcoming our students back to campus for our in-person community building days on September 11th, 14th, and 15th.  As we approach the beginning of the new school year, you’ll be hearing from your building principals on a regular basis with details about remote learning, technology pick-up, curriculum, and our in-person community-building events.  Please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher, counselor, or building Principal with any questions or concerns you may have about the upcoming year.  Additionally, I welcome and value your input so don’t hesitate to reach out if you have a suggestion or need assistance with an issue.


A Few Updates & Reminders


  • As you know our remote learning model is designed to provide students with a synchronous academic day. If you prefer an independent or asynchronous approach, you may be interested in either the DESE sponsored remote learning academy.  You can find information on our reentry page - Independent Remote Learning
  • If you are in need of child care support, the North Shore YMCA, our valued community partner, has organized a full-day child care program for our community for students in grade K-5.   The YMCA is a certified child care service provider, and it has been providing affordable child care that has adhered to the state health and safety guidelines during the pandemic.  Information is available on our Fall 2020 Reentry / YMCA Child Care.
  • Internet Access - If you have any concerns about internet access in your home, please reach out to your student's principal for assistance.
  • Student lunches will be available for students beginning on September 16th. We are currently working to establish pick-up sites in Essex and Manchester, and we will have more details available next week.  


Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.