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GLCPS Extends Remote Learning Again

Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases, GLCPS will remain in the remote teaching and learning model at least through February 28, 2021, Executive Director Stephen Furtado announced today. "It was our hope to begin the hybrid model at the end of January but unfortunately the number of Covid cases continues to increase in New Bedford and the surrounding towns," said Dr. Furtado. "We have been told by medical authorities that the number of cases will continue to increase as a result of holiday gatherings and traveling that occurred outside of our State."
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Reflections on the Events of 1-6-2021

(This letter was addressed to GLCPS staff on the eve of the attack on our US Capitol on January 6, 2021 by supporters of President Trump as Congress was moving toward ratifying the election of Joseph Biden as the next president of the United States.)

As a political science major and student in Constitutional law, I have tried to capture my emotions over today’s events. It is easy to cast blame and to point fingers. I, too, want to vent and allow my temper to get the best of me. We have witnessed a display of violence against our institutions that has not been seen since 1814 when the Capitol and the White House were burned to the ground. Unfolding before our eyes was an attack, not against buildings, but against the Constitution; a document that clearly states the process of validating a presidential election. That same Constitution gives all of us the right to protest but not in a violent way.
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Deadline Extended for 2020-2021 Flu Vaccinations

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Immunization Division has extended the deadline for students to receive the mandated flu vaccine. The deadline is now February 28, 2021. GLCPS families can email documentation of the flu vaccination or reach out with any questions or concerns to the nurse's office for the school. Families can email documentation of the flu vaccination or reach out with any questions or concerns by emailing Nurse Tomlinson at rtomlinson@glcps.org, or Nurse Aguiar at saguiar@glcps.org  or by fax using 774-328-8694.
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A Message From Executive Director Steve Furtado, Ph.D.

First, the Board of Trustees and I have decided to begin winter vacation earlier than scheduled. Therefore, the last day of school before the winter vacation is Friday, December 18, 2020. We will return to our normal academic schedule on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Second, as we approach the next remote learning deadline I want to update you regarding our next steps.  Our decisions are based on the data we receive from the Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control.  We have watched the number of Covid-19 cases increase significantly in New Bedford and throughout the State. This second surge is troubling and the number of cases could continue to increase throughout the holiday season.  New Bedford continues to be in the “red zone”. Given this information GLCPS will remain remote through January 31.
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Yearbook Fundraiser Underway

The Global Learning Charter Public School's YEARBOOK fundraiser is underway! Here's how you can support the effort to raise $3,000.00 to keep the cost of the yearbook affordable for students.

Our goal is to raise $3,000.00 to keep the cost of the yearbook at an affordable price.
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Flu Vaccine A Requirement for all K-12 Students

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has announced that all students in the Commonwealth in grades K-12 are required to be vaccinated for influenza on an annual basis. According to state health officials, the students must be vaccinated each year by December 31st.
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