Quincy Public Schools Kindergarten Changes

Dear Kindergarten Parents & Guardians,

I am writing as a follow up to QPS Superintendent Kevin Mulvey’s communication yesterday expanding in person learning for hybrid kindergarten students on Wednesdays beginning April 7, 2021.  The district email communication is attached for your review. 

Please know that you will hear directly from your child’s teacher Ms. Larose or Ms. Kelley regarding any specific changes relative to current classroom routines but I wanted to clarify and highlight some information relative to this change for both our current hybrid in person and full remote kindergarten models.

  • Hybrid Kindergarten students in Cohort A and Cohort B will be attending in person school on Wednesdays from 8:15 to 10:45 for the rest of the school year.  Entry and Dismissal routines will remain the same for both cohorts.  The Wednesday remote program for current hybrid students will end on April 7th
  • The morning time slot of 8:15 to 10:45 is the only option given all QPS elementary schools operate on a half day schedule on Wednesdays. 
  • Students in Cohorts A and B will not be combined on Wednesdays as the groups will be on separate schedules that will include specialist time for music and physical education.  Class sizes will remain the same and all our current safety and social distancing protocols will remain in place.
  • There will be no changes for Squantum students currently enrolled in the full remote kindergarten program.  Students enrolled in the full remote model may request to return for in person learning by contacting the school.  The full remote kindergarten program will remain an option for the remainder of the school year. 

Please know that safety remains our top priority and that we are looking forward to this change and appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to expand in person learning opportunities for all our students.  Please do not hesitate to contact me at stephensylvia@quincypublicschools.com if you have any questions or concerns regarding this change. 

Thank you in for your time and consideration and your support of our school is truly appreciated. 


Stephen Sylvia
Principal, Squantum School