Update for Students, Families and Guardians

March 25, 2020

 

March 25, 2020

Dear Students, Families and Guardians,

We are all looking forward to the day when we can re-open our doors to students and staff.  The Governor has just announced that schools will be closed until May 4.  Our awesome READS staff have been reaching out to each family and will support you throughout the time that schools are closed.  As your needs change, please reach out to the staff who know your child well.  

Please help me to thank all of the educators who are balancing the needs of their own children, partners, parents, neighbors and friends while also keeping a focus on the needs of your child and your family.  Thank you READS Staff!

Chromebooks or iPads - We have a limited supply to lend if you do not have any other device in your home.

For grades 3-12+ - We may be able to lend you a Chromebook (and/or other learning supplies such as paper and pens).  The Chromebook is designed for student use only and has applications, including Google for Education, that can connect your child to learning activities.

For grades PreK-2 - We may be able to lend you an iPad (and/or other learning supplies such as paper and pens).

READS Academy Students - Please contact your counselor or program director to request a device.  

READS will have a Drive Up at the Administration Office at 105 East Grove St., Middleboro, to issue devices on Friday, March 27 to students/families whose name appears on the list.  Please do not get out of your car. We will come to you.

  • 9:00 - 10:00 Academy East Grove St. (grades 7-12+)
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Academy School Street (grades K-12+) (iPads for K-2)

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Students

If your child has a personal device provided by your school district please contact your program director to arrange for pick up at the Administration Office at 105 East Grove St., Middleboro. READS will have a Drive Up for pick up on:

  • Friday, March 27 from 10:00 - 11:00 but your child’s name and specific equipment or device must be identified. Please do not get out of your car.  We will come to you.

The READS Administration Office is closed until further notice.  Most phone extensions are still working remotely and will reach your program director or counselor.  If you need any assistance please contact us at 508-947-3634 x100 and leave a message. You can also visit our website regularly www.readscollab.org for additional information and updates. If you or someone in your home is diagnosed with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we ask that you please call Nurse Barbara Doucette, RN, at 508-947-3634 x 209.  

Sincerely,  

Dr. Theresa Craig, READS Executive Director