General Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will schools reopen?

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    At present, we anticipate that schools will be closed until May 4, 2020. If it is determined at any time that our closure will extend beyond May 4, you will receive a communication to that effect.

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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 on Saturdays or during April vacation?

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    At this time, there is no expectation that schools will reopen during April vacation or operate on Saturdays.

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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 beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 until which time schools reopen. All school-related activities are canceled through the duration of our closure. We are slated to remain closed through Monday, May 4, 2020. 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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    The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) does not count time engaged in remote or online learning in the state requirement for time on learning. DESE does, however, expect that K - 12 public school districts provide learning opportunities that review, support, and reinforce content and skill learning across all grade levels. In response, the Falmouth Public Schools have created Continuity of Learning Plans.

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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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  • If I need paper materials, how can I access them?

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    The Continuity of Learning Plan for Kindergarten is a choice menu. For grades 1 and 2, Continuity of Learning Plans will be paper-based. For grades 3 - 12, Continuity of Learning Plans include a combination of paper and online options. If you need paper materials to support continued learning, you will be able to pick up materials at a designated pick up location. Locations and times will be announced in the coming days.

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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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