Fall Programming Reminders

September 17, 2020

Dear families,

It has been a pleasure to welcome our students back this fall, and we have had a positive start to the school year thus far. This week we have three announcements.

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    1. The 2019-2020 Milestones Yearbook is Now Ready To Order: We are very pleased to announce that our 2019-2020 Milestones yearbook has been completed and is now available to order. We appreciated families’ submissions of photos as well as the hard work of our Yearbook staff to ensure that we were able to creatively celebrate our students’ unprecedented school year.Price: Softcover $20 (+shipping) Hardcover $30 (+shipping)Please use the following link to order by Friday, October 30th:
      https://milestones2020.picaboo.com/
      Passcode: Bulldogs2020The yearbook can be delivered directly to your home and the anticipated delivery is approximately 2 weeks after the time of purchase. Please email Heather Miller, Education Operations Manager/Human Resources with any ordering questions: hmiller@advancingmilestones.com

 

    1. Opportunity for Your Student To Receive a Free Flu Shot Onsite at Milestones: As mentioned in previous communications, all students in MA schools are required to receive the Flu Vaccine this year and each year going forward. The deadline for this year is December 31, 2020, but Milestones is recommending the sooner the better for community health and to get ahead of any possible vaccine shortages.If your student receives their flu vaccine offsite, please either email a scan or photo of documentation or turn in a hard copy to our School Nurse, Lyn Ross: LRoss@advancingmilestones.com as soon as possible and ideally by December 18, 2020 to assist with our recording of compliance prior to the state’s deadline. You may also email Lyn if you have any questions regarding the requirement or if you have a documented medical or religious exemption.As usual, we are offering a Free Onsite Flu Shot Clinic for staff at Milestones. ** This year we are pleased to announce that the Free Flu Shot Clinic will also be open to all students.Clinic Date: September 28, 2020: Clinic time slots will be assigned in order to maintain social distancing.

      Requirements:

      1. Copy of Health Insurance Card
      2. Signed Consent Form (signed by a parent/guardian if the student is under 18; signed by the student if the student is over 18) – attached to this email
      3. To Register: If you would like your student to participate in Milestones’ free onsite clinic, please either email or turn in hard copies of the required consent form and copy of insurance to Lyn Ross: LRoss@advancingmilestones.com. Forms are due by Thursday, September 24, 2020 in order for students to participate in the onsite clinic.

 

  1. School Calendar Reminders:
    1. Week Beginning Monday, 9/28: We are scheduled to begin offering full onsite instruction (5 days per week onsite) on Monday, September 28th for students who are registered for our full onsite model.
    2. Next week (9/21-9/25) is our last pre-scheduled week of a schoolwide hybrid model.Wednesday, 9/30 is a Half-Day For Professional Development: All students will have a 12:00pm dismissal on Wednesday, 9/30 in order for staff to participate in professional development training.
    3. Virtual Back to School Night Save the Date: Thursday, October 1st: Each year Milestones offers a “Back to School” curriculum night when parents and guardians have an opportunity to meet your students’ faculty and to learn about your student’s programming and curriculum for the year ahead. Milestones is still intending to offer an opportunity for faculty and families to connect regarding these topics, although this year’s model will be modified to be virtual in accordance with health and safety restrictions. Next week we will share more information with families about the specific schedule for this optional opportunity.

Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Sincerely,
Kim