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South School Council Agenda
831 Main St. Hingham, MA 02043
December 8, 2021@ 9 AM
• Co-Chairs: Mary Eastwood/Eugene Buczynski
• Secretary: Diana Dee
This meeting is being held remotely as an alternate means of public access pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021 temporarily amending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law. You are hereby advised that this meeting and all communications during this meeting may be recorded by the Town of Hingham in accordance with the Open Meeting Law. If any participant wishes to record this meeting, please notify the chair at the start of the meeting in accordance with M.G.L. c. 30A, § 20(f) so that the chair may inform all other participants of said recording.
• Approval of November 3 Minutes (re-scheduled from 10/29 due to storm)
• Future Meetings
o 9am on 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27, 5/25. Zoom for now.
• Improvement Plan/Goals/ Discussion of Update 21-22; any further input welcome
• Anti-Bullying Committee Segment/ Vanessa Bryer/Update
o Discuss Bullying Plan…Recharging plan 21-22
• Year to Date/ Back to the Future!
o Many grade level activities are reinstated or being tweaked
o Grade 3: Plimoth/Patuxet Museum visit 11/10
o Pumpkin Parade 10/29 6:30-7:30
o Back to School Nights 1-5
o Harvest Hello : Kg 10/21/21
o Buzz Assemblies: October and November (Veteran’s Day!)
o South School Feast – Friday, 11/19
o Winterfest 12/4/21
o PTO – field opened; cultural programs: RBG; author; musicians
o HTSS - Academic and Social- up and running; collaborative feedback and reflection (staff 12/1 and ongoing)
o New specialist program – Mr. B?
o MCAS – South School = 20th on School Digger
o Senior Center Connection/ Pen Pals Update
o COVID Update statistics on testing participant #s:
? Pool testing 177 35%
? Test and stay 409 82%
? Symptomatic 348 70%
? Cases: Uptick in cases; from 2 (11/21) plus 7 (11/29)
*Please be aware that the Test and Stay Mode means that a student does not have to quarantine if they are a close contact in school as long as they continue to have a negative test for five days and wear a mask at school.
o Twentieth (Two) Anniversary Plans - Time capsule and quilt making project moving forward? Find out from Meghan Pollenz and Diana Dee
? Time capsule cards will be distributed to students
? ACTION ITEM: Diana to connect with Megan Pollenz and Tracey Manning on status of quilt. Update?
o School Committee Update:
· Future Meetings (via Zoom for now)
1/26; 2/23; 3/23; 4/27; 5/25 @ 9AM
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