Message From Jamy Gaynor, Director of Health Services

Hello Weston Community Members!

We did it!!  I am so proud to say we have successfully completed our first week of hybrid learning.  I am amazed by the tremendous efforts of all our administrative, faculty and staff teams, as well all of the generous support of parents and community members.  After all of the planning, preparation and careful decision making, seeing the students in both in-person and remote learning environments was warming to the soul.

I would like to thank all of the Weston School community members for their patience and flexibility around all of the planning and preparation that preceded this week. Your collective input and personal sacrifices have helped to keep our community infection rates down.  We couldn’t have done this without you!

We are all eager for a continued safe and healthy 2020-2021 school year.  To make this happen we must continue to work collaboratively to minimize community spread.  To be successful in this effort it is imperative that we prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and families.  We must each pledge to take all of the steps necessary to prevent Covid-19 exposure and spread within the Weston community.

Just a few reminders:

Everyone must wear a mask.  Mask breaks are given throughout the day, but to keep each other safe, masks are required in our school buildings at all other times.  Please refer to the WPS Mask Protocol for guidance.

Spacing is key.  We will continue to maintain 6-foot spacing within grade level cohorts, and outdoors as much as possible.  Please continue to reinforce this practice when out in the community.

Frequent hand washing and sanitizing is key to collective success.  Please continue to perform good hand hygiene and encourage these practices at home.

Minimize travel and socialization.  While travel and limited socialization are necessary for everyday life and mental wellbeing, please limit travel outside of the state, close-contact socialization between community members and attendance at events where commonsense mitigation methods are not possible.  In addition, please refrain from hosting or attending gatherings that exceed the maximum number allowed by the state of Massachusetts.

Stay home when ill.  This is the most critical of all requests, but also the one for which we have the most control.  If you are unsure, please reach out to the nursing team or the Weston Board of Health for support.

If we all do our part, we will continue to reap the benefits of success and in-person learning.

With Warm Regards and Sincerest Gratitude,

Jamy Gaynor, Ed.D., MS, RN, NCSN

Director of Health Services

Weston Public Schools
(781) 786-5265 (office)