Medford Schools Open Online Kindergarten Registration

1. Use the following link to input registration information. https://medford.schoolbrains.com/onlineapplication/enrollment.aspx. You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been [email protected] [email protected] see below for health registration [email protected] Notification of receipt and/or missing information will be sent to you by Maria Ibrahim, (781 393- 2132) at the Parent Information Center. Students cannot be enrolled […]

Six Bay Area counties announce school sites closed through end of academic year

In its statement to families, San Francisco Unified School District said it will begin distance instruction “through interactive teacher-led learning” on April 13. In recent weeks, the district has been working on securing Chromebooks and Wi-Fi for families without access to connectivity.

School closures likely to have little impact on spread of coronavirus, study finds

Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, welcomed the study but said it did not warrant any change of policy. “The review indicates that school closures are effective as part of a combination of tactics of social distancing and testing. This is the evidence from China, from Hong Kong, and from a […]

Schools ‘could re-open after Easter holidays’ if lockdown continues to work

Now, a Minister has suggested schools could reopen sooner than expected – if the lockdown measures currently in place start to trigger a flattening of the curve when it comes to the number of infections.

Releasing people aged 20-30 years-old who no longer live with their parents could be the best route out of lockdown and avoid an ‘extraordinary recession’, experts suggest — but at the cost of around 630 extra deaths

Coughing Sneezing Being in the same space for a long period  Touching the same surface  Social distancing also refers to limiting physical contact with each other as much as possible which has led to authorities encouraging people to work from home, avoid crowded spaces and public transport as much as possible.

Missing school? Check out these websites and learning resources to keep your mind ticking

1. Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing (DIKSHA): DIKSHA hosts more than 80,000 curriculum-linked and curated content pieces in 15 languages. The wide range of educational material includes explanation videos, experiential content, activities, quizzes, interactive games, lesson plans and worksheets, all of which create an engaging learning experience.

Coronavirus live updates: Sailors cleaning coronavirus-stricken carrier lack protective gear

3:06 p.m. Coronavirus having ‘disproportional’ effect on African Americans, Trump says: President Trump said U.S. data shows the coronavirus pandemic is having a “disproportional” impact on African Americans. “We’re doing everything in our power to address this challenge — it’s a tremendous challenge, it’s terrible — and provide support to African-American citizens of this country, […]

Coronavirus live updates: State agents seize respirators, surgical masks in Alameda County raids

6:54 a.m. Marin public health officer details “humbling” infection experience: Marin County’s public health officer Dr. Matt Willis spent 16 days in isolation with COVID-19 before he started recovering, he said in a video update. Willis said he had been four days without a fever by Tuesday, when the video was released, and his symptoms […]

The New York City School That’s Hosting a Quarantine-Friendly

With three weeks of performances now under their belts — this week’s round is ’90s themed — the staff are coming up with increasingly elaborate performances to stay in the competition. Highlights include DJ USA’s performance of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” in which he’s doused with a plate of “Mom’s spaghetti,” and No Voice Guy, who changed […]

Do school closures really help reduce the spread of the coronavirus?

Policy makers should be aware of the uncertainty of evidence supporting school closures and may need to consider “other less disruptive social-distancing interventions in schools,” the authors wrote in their paper, published online April 6 in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. These might include keeping schools open only for the children of […]