Our Response to COVID-19
As always, the safety and health of our students, staff, and greater community is our top priority. We have created this page to address the City on a Hill’s response to COVID-19 and its effect on our community.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What materials will students need for virtual learning in school year 2020-2021?As part of our preparation to return to school, City on a Hill has complied a supplies list with the concerns of hybrid and remote learning in mind. You can view the full list here.
Will clubs remain virtual when COAH re-opens in a hybrid model?
Clubs will remain virtual for the remainder of the 2021-2022 School Year.
How are hybrid groups being determined? Hybrid groups will be determined alphabetically, as it allows for easier attendance tracking.
Are hybrid orientation days in person?
Hybrid orientation will be in person for students opting to come in 2 days a week. It will be virtual for students opting to remain virtual.
Is there a plan in place for summer school?
City on a Hill does plan to hold a summer school in Summer 2021 but have not yet worked out the details.
I have heard that some parents are receiving EBT cards because of COVID-19. Are CoaH families eligible?
The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) determines eligibility for benefits and will send out cards directly to families, City on a Hill families included. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) requested data from all schools to help facilitate the administration of this program by DTA. CoaH has provided the requested information to DESE in accordance with DESE’s deadline. According to DESE, schools do not and will not administer any part of this program other than providing the requested data to DESE. More information on the P-EBT program can be found at www.mass.gov/info-details/pandemic-ebt-p-ebt.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
In addition to the above health and logistical concerns, we want to acknowledge that due to its origins in Wuhan, China, this virus has been racialized. There have already been incidents nationwide of increased racism and xenophobia against those of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. We want to acknowledge that CoaH community members of Asian or Pacific Islander descent may experience this, and that discrimination of any kind is not tolerated in our community.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or any staff listed on the right menu of the screen.
- Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- World Heath Organization (WHO)
- Internet Essentials from Comcast (FREE INTERNET) – (855) 846-8376
Articles & Flyers:
- When Xenophobia Spreads Like A Virus, NPR (March 4, 2020)
- Coping with Stress during the 2019-nCoV Outbreak, World Health Organization
- Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV Outbreak, World Health Organization
- Get Your Home Ready, Centers for Disease Control
- What To Do If You Are Sick, Centers for Disease Control