March 22, 2020
Dear Hull Community,
As we prepare for the second week of school closure, I want to share the following updates:
Change in Lunch Support Schedule for Students and Delivery Available
Even though the district’s partnership with Wellspring to provide lunches to students on free and reduced lunch was a success last week, a schedule change is going to be made. It was determined that the program would be more effective by switching to a once a week pick up schedule to support social distancing and it would be less of a burden for families to come on a weekly basis rather than daily. The weekly pick up will provide a week of lunches for all children in each family. The new schedule will be every Tuesday from 10:00 – 12:00 and distribution will remain at the back of the Wellspring building. Until everyone receives the new schedule, Vinny Harte will make sure any family that comes for lunches this week Monday - Friday will be provided lunches and informed of the new schedule.
Families that cannot make it to Wellspring to pick up weekly lunches our encouraged to notify us by using the following options so we can arrange home delivery:
- Call Central Office (781 – 925-4400 ext.1118) and leave contact information
- Email Maggie Ollerhead at [email protected]
- Use this link https://forms.gle/6vFmeH1v8ZqQH9uh7
We will be in touch with families to coordinate home delivery provided by a driver from Wellspring.
Donations are still welcome to support this food program and all donations should be made directly to Vinny Harte at Wellspring. Also, Stop and Shop and Village Market gift cards are another appropriate donation and can be dropped off at Wellspring.
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Parent Letter
This week the DESE will finalize a letter to families and the Hull Public Schools will distribute the letter as soon as it is available.
The DESE continues to explore all options and is working with the Governor’s office to file legislation that would allow flexibility around this year’s MCAS testing requirements. To date, DESE has postponed the Grade 10 ELA assessment scheduled for March 24 - 25 and the opening of the grades 3-8 assessment window scheduled for March 10.
In closing, as I have previous stated, there are no simple answers during this unique time, but one thing I am certain of is that we remain committed to staying connected with students, families, staff, and faculty. I continue to wish you and your family good health, safety and peace.