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Our 2020-21 LACS Reopening Plan

To Our Community,

Libertas Academy is committed to a 2020-21 Reopening Plan that is grounded in our mission, core values, the most up-to-date science findings specific to our local community, and guidance from DESE. At this time, we have begun our phased on-site reopening plan.

  • March 18: Families Reopening Session

  • March 22: Remote Plus Begins On-Site <appx. 20% of our student population>

  • April 5-9: All staff return on-site and engage in professional development to prepare for the launch of hybrid. All students will engage in independent, virtual learning the week with identified office hours each day for tutoring support.

  • April 8: Family Hybrid Readiness Session: Zoom Meeting ID: 506 994 6767 // Password: 12345

  • April 12: Hybrid On-Site learning (2 days per week) begins.

  • April 19 - 23: Spring Break

  • May 10: 5-Days on-site begins for families who opted in.

For more information, please visit our ACADEMIC PROGRAM page. If you have any questions about our reopening plan or program, please contact our Main Office: (413) 342-5510, ext. 001. Thank you for your unwavering support. We commit to always keep our students, families, and staff at the forefront of our decision-making processes and to communicate with you all throughout this process.

With urgency and joy,

Modesto Montero, Founder & Executive Director

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A nuestra comunidad,

Libertas Academy está comprometida con un Plan de reapertura 2020-21 que se basa en nuestra misión, valores fundamentales, los hallazgos científicos más actualizados específicos de nuestra comunidad local y la orientación del DESE. En este momento, hemos comenzado nuestro plan de reapertura in situ por fases.

  • 18 de marzo: Reapertura de las familias

  • 22 de marzo: Remote Plus comienza en el sitio <aprox. 20% de nuestra población estudiantil>

  • 5-9 de abril: Todo el personal regresa al lugar y participa en el desarrollo profesional para prepararse para el lanzamiento del híbrido. Todos los estudiantes participarán en un aprendizaje virtual e independiente durante la semana con horas de oficina identificadas cada día para apoyo de tutoría.

  • 8 de abril: Sesión de preparación familiar híbrida: ID de reunión de Zoom: 506994 6767 // Contraseña: 12345

  • 12 de abril: comienza el aprendizaje híbrido in situ (2 días a la semana).

  • 19 al 23 de abril: vacaciones de primavera

  • 10 de mayo: comienzan los 5 días en el lugar para las familias que optaron por participar.

Para obtener más información, visite nuestra página PROGRAMA ACADÉMICO. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre nuestro plan o programa de reapertura, comuníquese con nuestra oficina principal: (413) 342-5510, ext. 001. Gracias por su inquebrantable apoyo. Nos comprometemos a mantener siempre a nuestros estudiantes, familias y personal a la vanguardia de nuestros procesos de toma de decisiones y a comunicarnos con usted durante todo este proceso.

Con urgencia y alegría,

Modesto Montero, Fundador y Director Ejecutivo

2020-21 LACS Reopening Strategic Plan_August 2020.docx

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Libertas Academy Charter School is committed to keeping our community informed about updates and our responses to the COVID-19 Outbreak. This is an unprecedented time for us as all. Thank you for your support as we work together in our mutual commitment to the health, safety, and support of our students.

Libertas Academy Charter School se compromete a mantener informada a nuestra comunidad sobre las actualizaciones y nuestras respuestas al brote de COVID-19. Este es un momento sin precedentes para nosotros como todos. Gracias por su apoyo continuo mientras trabajamos juntos en nuestro compromiso mutuo con la salud, la seguridad y el apoyo de nuestros estudiantes.

Dugsiga Charter Academy ee Libertas wuxuu u heellan yahay inuu bulshadayaga la socodsiiyo wixii ku saabsan cusbooneysiinta iyo jawaabaha aan ka bixinno Cudurka Dillaaca COVID-19 Waqtigaani waa waqti aan horay noo soo marin dhamaanteen. Waad ku mahadsan tihiin taageeridiina sida aan uga wada shaqeyneyno wadajirka naga wada saaran caafimaadka, badbaadada, iyo taageerada ardayda.

Libertas एकेडेमी चार्टर स्कूल हाम्रो समुदाय अपडेट र COVID-19 प्रकोप को बारे हाम्रो प्रतिक्रिया को बारे मा सूचित राख्न प्रतिबद्ध छ। यो हामी सबैको लागि अभूतपूर्व समय हो। तपाईंको समर्थनको लागि धन्यबाद जुन हामी सँगै काम गरिरहेका छौं हाम्रो स्वास्थ्य, सुरक्षा, र हाम्रा विद्यार्थीहरूको समर्थनको लागि हाम्रो आपसी प्रतिबद्धतामा।

تلتزم مدرسة Libertas Academy Charter School بإبقاء مجتمعنا مطلعًا على التحديثات واستجاباتنا لتفشي COVID-19. هذا وقت غير مسبوق بالنسبة لنا جميعا. نشكرك على دعمك لأننا نعمل معًا في التزامنا المتبادل بصحة طلابنا وسلامتهم ودعمهم.

PREVENTION + PREPARATION <click here / haga clic aqui>

We encourage all of our families to plan and be prepared now to make decisions that will protect you and your family should there be a COVID-19 outbreak near you.
CREDIBLE SOURCE: CDC HOUSEHOLD CHECKLIST

Stay informed and in touch

  • Get up-to-date information about local COVID-19 activity from public health officials

  • Ask your neighbors what their plan includes.

  • Create a list of local organizations you and your household can contact in case you need access to information, healthcare services, support, and resources.

  • Create an emergency contact list including family, friends, neighbors, carpool drivers, healthcare providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources.

Prepare for possible illness

Take everyday preventive steps

  • Wash your hands frequently

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces Be prepared if your child’s school or childcare facility is temporarily dismissed or for potential changes at your workplace.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

STOP THE SPREAD!

The Commonwealth is launching a strategic testing program in communities across Massachusetts that have continued to see a higher number of residents testing positive for COVID-19. This program will support the testing of asymptomatic individuals in these communities to help stop the spread of COVID-19. If you are a resident of one of these communities, even if you have no COVID symptoms, please get tested to help stop the spread.

The Commonwealth urges residents of these communities to get tested for COVID-19: Brockton, Chelsea, Everett, Fall River, Framingham, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lynn, Marlborough, Methuen, New Bedford, Randolph, Revere, Salem, Saugus, Springfield, Winthrop, and Worcester.

This testing is free for all Massachusetts residents. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE STATE OF MA WEBSITE - ALL SPRINGFIELD LOCATIONS CAN SUPPORT SPANISH SPEAKERS! mass.gov/info-details/stop-the-spread

OTHER CREDIBLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION

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ADDITIONAL FAMILY RESOURCES <click here / haga clic aqui>

CREDIBLE SOURCE & for more information / links: Lawyers for Civil Rights (Boston-based but MA-relevant)

Medical Support

All health insurance carriers are required to provide medically necessary telehealth, testing, counseling, treatment, and vaccination (once it’s developed and available) services related to COVID-19 to all Massachusetts residents without charging copays and coinsurance or applying a deductible.

The Massachusetts Health Connector opened a special enrollment period until April 25th for uninsured residents to sign up for health care coverage. Learn more here. You can also get your health care questions answered by the AG’s Health Care Division.

You will not be turned away from the emergency room because of your immigration status. If you are undocumented and need healthcare, you may be eligible for MassHealth Limited, which provides care for medical emergencies, including visits to an emergency room. Public charge does not apply to MassHealth Limited. Visit the MA Connector website or call 1-800-841-2900 for English and Spanish service.


Cash Assistance

United Way has launched a COVID-19 Family Support Fund to provide a flexible source of cash assistance to help families weather the crisis. One-time grants of up to $2000 will be made to help families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis meet their basic food, childcare or housing needs. Individuals in Massachusetts can dial 2-1-1 for comprehensive information and referrals related to the virus, including information on where they can access flexible funds through the COVID-19 Family Support Fund.

The Restaurant Strong Fund is providing $1000 to impacted “full-time tipped compensated employees” who worked in a restaurant, bar, cafe or nightclub in Massachusetts. Waiters, waitresses, bartenders and other tipped workers should apply here.

One Fair Wage is providing cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more who need the money they aren’t getting to survive. Apply for help here.

In this time of crisis, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United is providing resources and financial assistance to restaurant workers impacted by the coronavirus crisis.


Protecting Workers

Congress passed legislation establishing a federal emergency paid-leave benefits program to provide payments to some employees. It requires private employers with fewer than 500 employees – and all public employers – to provide two weeks’ worth of paid sick leave if employees are unable to work because they’re subject to quarantine or isolation, are experiencing symptoms of COVID–19, or are caring for someone who is in quarantine or isolation. For self-care, you can earn the full amount you are usually paid, up to a maximum of $511 a day ($5,110 total). If you’re caring for someone else, you can receive $200 per day ($2,000 total). Certain employers may be exempt, including businesses with fewer than 50 employees, as well as employers of health care providers and emergency responders. Click here for more information on how this law applies to you

Additionally, the law grants 12 weeks of emergency paid family leave to employees caring for children whose schools are closed or whose child care provider is unavailable because of coronavirus. The first ten days may be unpaid. For the subsequent leave, you can earn two-thirds of your usual pay, up to a daily limit of $200 per day ($10,000 total). In order to qualify, you must have been on the job for 30 days and work for an employer with fewer than 500 employees. Certain employers may be exempt, including businesses with fewer than 50 employees, as well as employers of health care providers and emergency responders. Click here for more information on how this law applies to you.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Follow us on social media for updates, reminders, and to stay in touch with our team, students, and families!¡Síganos en las redes sociales para recibir actualizaciones, recordatorios y para mantenerse en contacto con nuestro equipo, estudiantes y familias!

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