General Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will schools reopen?

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    Falmouth Public Schools will remain closed for the rest of this school year.  The district will continue with remote learning via the Continuity of Learning Plans until June 26, 2020. 

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  • When will be the last day of school?

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    The last day of school for Falmouth Public Schools students will be Friday, June 26, 2020.

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  • Will students attend school during April vacation?

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    April 20th is a holiday. April 21-24 will remain as April recess.

    During the April recess, we will have special Continuity of Learning Plans available in the event you would like to continue the routines you’ve been working hard to create. These plans, however, will not require day-to-day interaction with teachers. Rather, these plans will offer suggestions and opportunities for creativity, movement, and puzzle solving. Accordingly, learning completed during April recess will not count toward last quarter/semester grades. Access to Tech Support will continue to be available during our recess. 

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  • Can my family and I access the schools or use the fields?

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    All school buildings and campuses will be closed in accordance with local and state guidelines. We ask that everyone observe “social distancing” recommendations and please do not gather on school grounds.

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Teaching and Learning

  • What are the expectations for online learning for students and teachers?

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    During our first few weeks of school closure, we followed DESE’s initial guidance and asked educators to support students with review and reinforcement of skills and previously introduced content only. Since our school closure has been extended, we will begin to introduce new learning. The new, updated Continuity of Learning Plans are being planned presently.

    • For PreK, an updated letter to families will be posted on the PreK Continuity of Learning Page.
    • For K - grade 2, new plans will be posted on the site, and new paper packets will be copied and mailed directly to students’ homes (we will not host a pick up day).
    • For grade 3 and 4, new learning plans will be posted to the site, and teachers will post new announcements, lessons, assignments, and activities that can be accessed online. The team is currently evaluating the extent to which a paper packet is needed. If they determine a paper packet is needed, packets will be mailed to students’ homes, including students with modified curriculum.
    • Planning for grades 5 and 6 will begin with a focus on ELA and mathematics.
    • Secondary grades 7 - 12 will leverage GoogleClassroom and/or Schoology to post announcements, lessons, assignments, and activities. Few educators will use students’ district-provided emails as their means for delivering announcements, lessons, assignments, and activities. All educators will use students’ district-provided emails as their means of one-to-one and small group electronic communication.
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  • What is a Continuity of Learning Plan?

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    A Continuity of Learning Plan is a collection of ideas, tasks, and links to learning resources that can support students and families to maintain a connection to their school communities and engage in a learning routine.

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  • How do I access the Continuity of Learning Plans?

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    You can access the Continuity of Learning Plans online at https://www.falmouth.k12.ma.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=3247

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  • Are the Continuity of Learning Plans available in language translation?

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    Yes! By accessing the Continuity of Learning Plans via the Falmouth Public Schools site, you can use the translation feature at the top of your web browser.

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  • What is the expectation for teaching and learning in Advanced Placement courses?

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    The college board issued an advisory about moving AP exams to the end of May. AP Teachers may continue with AP courses via AP Classroom or google classroom. The intent is to ensure students have the content and skills necessary to continue with their learning in the next school year.

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  • Will MCAS testing remain a requirement?

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    Current guidance from DESE is that dates will be postponed. Additional guidance is anticipated and will be shared upon receipt.

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Internet Access and Instructional Technology

Student Services

  • How can I access counseling services for my child?

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    During our school closure, counseling services will be available on a check-in basis. If your child is in crisis and poses a threat to themselves or others, please call 911. In addition, families are encouraged to contact Falmouth Human Services for immediate behavioral health supports. If your child is seeing a Gosnold counselor, services will continue with weekly check-ins.

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