District News and Events
June 19, 2020
Dear Duxbury Community,
Today is the official last day of school for the 2019-2020 school year! To say it has been challenging and unforgettable would be an understatement, but we made it. We want to take this opportunity to thank the faculty, staff, students, and families for their patience, resilience, innovation, and perseverance over the last three months. In that time, the Duxbury community embodied the message of “we are in this together”, and it allowed us to keep moving forward despite the many challenges and obstacles we faced. On behalf of our entire leadership team, thank you.
We are still awaiting news from the State about next school year. I am cautiously optimistic that the guidance will be less restrictive than we originally anticipated, however it will ultimately be dependent on the most current public health data and medical research available. It is also possible that the guidance will come in waves, so while we may hear something preliminarily in the coming days, it could take until mid-to-late summer for us to get the final word. As soon as we have more information, we will let you know.
Revised 2020-2021 School Calendar
Last week the School Committee voted to revise the 2020-2021 school calendar. The major change is that the first day of school for students has been moved back to Tuesday, September 8. Doing so allows us to have five full days of teacher training/professional development before the school year begins, which we believe is important for what could be a challenging year ahead. Because we simply shifted three full-day professional development days to the beginning of the year, the last day of school, June 16, remains the same. Please note that components of the school calendar could still change based on State guidance, but we wanted to alert you to the new “opening day” for students. The calendar is below.
Thank you for your continued support of the Duxbury Public Schools. Have a wonderful summer!
John Antonucci, Superintendent
Danielle Klingaman, Assistant Superintendent