School Reopening Teams
All Somerville Public Schools have created School Reopening Teams to begin plans for the students' return to school. Team members will actively engage in the work to plan for the students' return to school in the fall. The team members will work with staff, parents, students, health professionals, and the community to formulate the plan for schools’ reopening and children once again learning in the classrooms.
Somerville Public Schools is committed to the health and safety of our students and staff as we seek to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and gradually return to classrooms. Each team will provide regular updates to staff, families, and the community to ensure preparedness for what the school year may look like in our schools.
There will be four main areas of focus as plans are developed for the reopening of schools.
Each team will seek to:
- minimize risks to public health.
- address impacts on student learning and well-being.
- recognize the importance of the local public school to the community.
- seek to optimize operational readiness.
The teams will do this by helping to develop operational guidelines specific to each school that align with safety guidelines, such as
- identifying drop-off and pick-up zones.
- designing safe student transitions.
- designing safe lunch and recess protocols.
- designing safe bathroom protocols.
- developing handwashing and mask breaks.
- demarcating dismissal zones.
Teams will meet throughout the entire year 2020-2021 to analyze and revise the guidelines as information changes.
Somerville High School
Next Wave / Full Circle
Principal Margaret Green
Assistant Principal Jack Haverty
Teacher (Union Representative) Agnes Gallant
Teacher Erika Riddington
Paraprofessional Maria DeCastro
Counselor MaryAnn Beaton
Dean of Students Francois Joseph
Guidance Counselor Dan McCaul
Special Education Teacher David Aronofsky
Nurse Bill Bingay
Secretary Virginia Roche
SFLC Liaison Chaylin Diaz
Parent Waleska Fortis
Parent Michelle Ferro
Capuano Early Childhood Center
Principal Glenda Soto
Assistant Principal John C. Braga
Teacher (Union Representative) Sharyn Lamer
Teacher Jayne DeCampos
Paraprofessional Maria Rosa
Dean of Students Karen Grenier-Mernin
Special Ed Dept head/facilitator Meaghan Tubridy-Geisler
ESL Specialist Janice Fahey-Flynn
Nurse Ruja Sharma
Secretary Erika Garcia
SFLC Liaison Telma Leitao
Parent Elvin Atkins
Parent Daniele Lantagne
SEPAC Parent Representative Tara Fitzgerald
ELPAC Parent Representative Sylvia Mejia
Afterschool Site Coordinator Keiry Nunez
East Somerville Community School
West Somerville Community School
Assistant Principal Kimberly Baker
Teacher (Union Representative) Marissa Roque
Teacher Lorin Desrochers
Paraprofessional Daphnee Balan
Counselor Isabel Barros
Secretary Dignora Diaz
SFLC Liaison Lee-Anne King
Parent Jamelia Lewis
SEPAC Parent Representative Lianor Hillerstrom
Afterschool Site Coordinator Eric Rehm
Winter Hill Community Innovation School
Parent (Governing Board) Nick Robertson
Parent Julie Bruch
Parent Danielle Griffin