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Fall 2020

Back to School Information

Frequently Asked Questions

2020-2021 School Calendar

Pick up free Breakfasts and Lunches through the Food and Nutrition Services Department.

District Afterschool Enrichment Program through Community Schools and Somerville Parks & Recreation Department.

Read Superintendent Mary Skipper's latest communications.

Preparing for a Return to our Schools

Somerville's comprehensive safety plan for an eventual return to our school buildings includes clear protocols when students and staff are in school buildings, building ventilation mitigation work, and implementation of a Covid-19 virus surveillance protocol. As part of our safety plan, we will continue to track a variety of research-based metrics and trends to help inform our decision-making process throughout this health crisis. Those metrics will be updated weekly and posted to the Somerville Public Schools Covid-19 Dashboard, launched 9/30/2020.

SPS Covid-19 Dashboard

Family Resources and Information

Find your School Webpage

Food Resources for Students and Families

Relief Information and Resources for Our Families

Coronavirus Prevention and Information

Home Learning Resources Curated by our Curriculum Department

#JustForFun Activities for Students and Families

Technology Help for Parents and Families


Somerville Back to School Plan

To access the SPS Reopening Plan in other languages, click here for a web version and use the Google Translate feature (top right of page)

Downloadable PDF file: Somerville Public Schools Reopening Plan - 08/18/2020 (approved by School Committee 08/17/2020)

The Somerville Public Schools Fall 2020 Reopening Plan is intended to serve as a guideline as we enter the 2020-2021 school year in the midst of a Covid-19 global pandemic and new health and safety requirements that are informing and impacting the way we teach and learn. This plan has been informed by guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Somerville Department of Health and Human Services, expert epidemiologists and immunologists, and student, family, and staff input that we have solicited over the last several months. Our goal has been to develop a plan that will ensure a high-quality, comprehensive learning experience for all students, while keeping the health and safety of our students, staff, and families at the forefront of our planning. Planning for school re-entry in the fall of 2020 is ongoing, and we appreciate our community's continued input and feedback in this important process. Please note that this is a living document that will continue to evolve. 


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