Update from Dr. DiLeo 05112020

Update from Dr. DiLeo 05112020
Posted on 05/11/2020

Hello Ware Learning community!  Hope this communication finds you doing well and staying healthy during this time.  As there are still several uncertainties and lack of answers to the many questions that this pandemic has created, I wanted to reach out to provide you as much information as possible that I can at this time.


This week we will be posting kindergarten registration information to the website.  With our swift exit of the buildings in March, students were unable to empty out their desks and lockers.  I have directed principals to bag up personal items of desks and lockers and label each bag.  Shortly, we will post a schedule of when you can drive by and pick up your child’s items.  This information will be posted to the website next week.


Regarding graduation and other senior activities.  This year’s junior/senior prom has been rescheduled to August 17th.  We are hoping that with the rescheduling to August it will provide the time needed that will allow students to come together again; however, we will be monitoring this closely as students’ health and safety is our number one priority.  As far as graduation goes, administrators and class advisors are working on plans as to how we can celebrate this milestone.  Hoping that a later date will provide seniors with a greater chance of having some type of event, while practicing social distancing, I will be proposing a July date to the School Committee at Wednesday evening’s meeting, so please watch the website for the latest update.


With the Stay at Home Order extended to May 18th, the hope is we will get additional guidance from Governor Baker as to what his re-entry plan will look like.  Once we can contain the virus, then next steps can occur to think about reopening other aspects of our lives.  Which brings me to what might the next school year look like for Ware Public Schools.  Unfortunately, at this time I cannot yet provide you any details of what or when this will occur.


Lots of uncertainties; however, the district continues to stay engaged with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, MA Association of School Superintendents, the local Board of Health, and monitor the Center of Disease Control website to guide us during this time.


I want to remind everyone to go to the district website for the most updated information.  Please take the time to complete the census which has direct impact for funding of portions of the district and community.


So, until the next communication – Stay Healthy and Safe!  Wash your hands, stay home, practice social distancing and when venturing outside, when needed, wear a mask!

Ware, We Got This - Stay Strong!!!