COVID-19 Information & Updates

As we continue to monitor this rapidly changing situation, this page will provide you district updates and links to helpful information and resources. Please be sure to check back regularly!

Covid Dashboard Flyer

For more detailed dashboard information, please visit our return to learn dashboard.

Data indicatorsTransitioning between models

For easy-to-read PDFs, please click on the images above.

Steps Necessary for Mohawk Trail/Hawlemont to Return to In-Person Learning

Please see the link below to the district’s checklist to guide us toward a return to in-person learning. This list is updated regularly.

COVID-19 School Planning Task Force

Members of the COVID-19 school planning task force are as follows:

  • Sheryl Stanton 
  • Randy Crochier
  • Susan Mitchell
  • Martha Thurber
  • Leann Loomis 
  • Carla Potts
  • Carolyn Goodnow
  • Bob Mastorakis 
  • Dana Cusimano
  • Sarah Cummings

Virtual Town Hall

The COVID-19 school planning task force hosted another virtual town hall via Facebook Live on Wednesday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. If you wish to view the recording of the virtual town hall please visit the Mohawk Trail Regional School's Facebook page. Please note that you do not need a Facebook account. You may also view the presentation/slide show from this event.

October 28 Virtual Town Hall Recording

Phase II Return to Learn New Family Survey

Dear MTRSD/HRSD Families:

The COVID Task Force, District Leadership Team, educators, and community members have developed benchmarks for the return to in-person learning based upon the incidence and spread of COVID in our communities. We've also agreed upon important health, safety, facilities and staffing conditions, and protocols to ensure a safe transition to Phase II of our Return to Learn Plan. If those benchmarks, conditions, and protocols are in place, we will be ready to begin Phase II, which is in-person hybrid learning.

As we plan our Phase II in-person hybrid learning, we are gathering information from our families. The district leadership team invites you to complete this brief survey. In order to plan for the next phase, we must have up-to-date data regarding our families' intent to participate in an in-person/hybrid learning model or choose to remain in full remote learning. 

Please complete the below survey for each student you have in the district.

October 15, 2020 - Update

We would like to communicate with you our process for when and what we will share relative to potential positive COVID-19 cases amongst our school community. The district will inform families regarding positive COVID-19 cases only when we receive confirmation from the local Board of Health that a person (staff/student) has tested positive for COVID-19 and who is physically present for educational programming or any school-sponsored event at Mohawk Trail or Hawlemont Regional School District facilities. Please read Superintendent Stanton's message in its entirety.

Virtual Town Hall: COVID-19 School Planning Task Force Updates and Information

Mohawk Trail/Hawlemont Regional School District hosted a virtual town hall Facebook live event on the district's Facebook page on Tuesday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m. You can view the video on our Facebook Videos page.

Superintendent Sheryl Stanton shared updates from the task force including the metrics and data the district is using to move between the educational learning models (remote/hybrid/in-person) and answered questions from our community.

Elementary Sample Schedule During the Remote Model

Attention, elementary parents! Here is a handy at-a-glance schedule for you to use during remote learning. Feel free to print and hang on your fridge for easy reference! As a reminder, your school will have more specific details regarding their school day, so be sure to stay tuned to your email and Google Classrooms for all the information you need.

  • 8:30 a.m. to noon - Morning meeting, English language arts, social studies, and social-emotional learning lessons - mixture of whole group, small group, and independent work (synchronous). There will be scheduled breaks for students throughout this time.
  • Noon to 1:00 p.m. - Lunch and recess
  • 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. - Independent work (asynchronous) for:
    • English Language Arts: Lexia or other teacher assignments
    • Math: Dreambox or other teacher assignments. Also, some some group work and electives

Teachers will have small group instruction/office hours to talk with parents, lead small groups, student support, etc.

Food Services Update

Welcome to the new school year! In order to adequately prepare for our school lunch program, families will need to sign-up their child(ren) each week for school lunches. Curbside pick up will be available at all district schools between noon and 1:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 

Please complete the form below to indicate your school lunch needs and pick-up location. Important: Registration is due each Friday for the following week. You must complete one form for each child. You can fill out for all weeks now or fill out each week as needed. If you register for meals every day on Mondays you will receive two meals (food for Monday and Tuesday), on Wednesdays you will receive two meals (food for Wednesday and Thursday), and on Friday you will receive one meal. 

**All school lunches are free to all children ages 18 years old and younger for the academic school year (through June 30, 2021).**

Family Survey

Dear MTRSD/HRSD Families:

Thank you for participating in our family reopening survey! We truly appreciate all the feedback we've received. Please find below a link to the survey results. Of course, please feel free to reach out to us anytime to share your thoughts or ask questions.

Draft - Return to Learn Fall Reopening Plan

The MTRSD/HRSD submitted the initial draft of the MTRSD Return to Learn fall reopening plans to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) on July 31. The district leadership team created this draft of the three required models with insight and feedback from our reopening workgroups. A tremendous thank you to our dedicated workgroup participants for their time and participation in helping to create these plans. Please keep in mind, we still consider these drafts "living documents," meaning as we continue to obtain more guidance from DESE (which has been ongoing), we will continue to update/modify these documents.

Virtual Town Hall Meeting

We invite you to view the video from our August 6 virtual town hall.

Survey Feedback Data

Thank you to our district families and staff who provided feedback to our recent surveys! Please find below, links to the survey results.

Family Survey Feedback Data

Staff Survey Feedback Data

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    MTRSD Food Distribution

    Thank you to our incredible food service staff and volunteers who helped make this Grab-n-Go program during the school building closures possible. If your family experiences any hardships over the summer, there are many wonderful local organizations who can help! Visit the Mary Lyon Foundation to learn more about their food voucher program; touch base with your local food pantries; stay tuned to the Mass.gov COVID-19 update page or visit the Mass. gov COVID-19 food assistance page. Additionally, we will send applications for free and reduced meals to families in July.

    Hawlemont School District Food Distribution

      Meal distribution in the Hawlemont School District is listed below.

      We will distribute meals on the following days:

      • Tuesday and Friday

      Locations:

      • Hawlemont Regional School - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
      • 300 Zoar Road - 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
      • Heath Post Office Parking lot - 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
      • Crab Apple Parking lot - 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.

      Contact: Lindsay at lrodriguez@mtrsd.org