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COVID-19: Framingham Closes Schools, Library, Senior Center

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 3:38 pm on March 13, 2020

We have setup a page with information provided and updated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at: framingham.com.

FRAMINGHAM, MA -  Today, the City of Framingham and the Framingham Public Schools announced that effective Friday, March 13, 2020 through Sunday, March 29, the City's Library, Callahan Center and Loring Arena will be closed to the public, and all Framingham Public Schools will be closed for a minimum of two weeks to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. All activities from the City's Parks and Recreation Department will be canceled for thesame time frame. Registration fees for the activities will be refunded. The City will reassess if the closure needs to continue beyond two weeks.

Services essential to public health and safety ­ like police and fire responses and trash collection will continue as normal.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC.gov), provides constantly updated information about who is at risk, symptoms, precautions, as well as the spread of the pandemic.
We have setup a special page on framingham.com with this info:
The City recognizes there are food insecure people in Framingham. We are working with community partners to provide information about access to food resources. A more detailed message will be forthcoming, which will include additional resources.
"I understand this isn't ideal for many residents, especially our students, older adults, and even employees. This decision will impact businesses and organizations, but the health and safety of our community is the number one priority," said Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer. "We have been advised that the best way to slow the spread of this virus is to minimize contact. We must protect those who are most susceptible to COVID-19."
The City has setup a page on the government website which will be updated frequently and contains additional information about actions the City and Schools are taking, along with COVID-19 and prevention measures at:
OFFICIAL CITY OF FRAMINGHAM COVID-19 WEBPAGE:
The City's role when it comes to infectious viruses like COVID-19 ranges from communication; monitoring those in isolation, quarantine, and social distancing situations; making decisions about closures and/or cancellations; and helping people facing disruptions in their lives. The City also focuses on the continuity of critical City operations.

 

Additional Resources:

Official Information from the City will be updated on:

Any urgent COVID-19 updates will be broadcast on Framingham's  "reverse 911 system", (automated phone calls such as those made for local missing persons alerts, etc).  To sign up for the Framingham's reverse 911 system, please visit: https://www.smart911.com/

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Congresswoman Clark Discusses Education Priorities with Framingham Schools Superintendent

Filed under: Politics,Schools & Education by News Staff at 7:32 pm on December 9, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, MA - On Friday, December 5, 2014, Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-5) met with Framingham Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stacy Scott and his leadership team to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing Framingham schools, students and families. The group discussed ...[read more]


Framingham Back to School Info (2011-2012 School Year)

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 2:20 pm on August 22, 2011
2011-2012 Framingham Public School Calendar
Click to download a printable copy of the (2011-2012) Framingham Public School Calendar.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Not sure what day your child starts back to school, or what time school starts or ends, or where the bus stop for your child is?

The Framingham Public School System maintains a website with information about each school, and general district information.

You can download a printable, (.PDF format) Framingham Public School Calendar for the (2011-2012) school year by clicking here.  The calendar is in English, for other languages, visit the school district website.

2011-2012 First Day of School:

(and other key dates for first week of school year)

  • Monday, August 29th - First Day for Teachers
  • Monday, August 29th -  Grade 9 Transition day, (for freshman entering Framingham High School)
  • Tuesday, August 30th - First Day of School (Grades 1-12)

Keefe Tech Looking for Cooking Instructors

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 7:39 pm on June 14, 2011
Teach a Cooking Class at Keefe Tech

Help these folks get their cooking skills up to date! Teach a Cooking Class at Keefe Tech!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Joseph P. Keefe Regional Vocational School, (otherwise known as "Keefe Tech"), is looking for instructors for fall/evening adult continuing education cooking classes.

Instructors will teach one or two 1-night classes which will meet Monday through Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm between September 26th and December 15th, 2011 at Keefe Tech, 750 Winter St., Framingham, MA 01702.

Courses for almost any type of food preparation will be considered, but they are specifically interested in ...[read more]


Fuller Middle School Students Finalists in TV Ad Contest

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 7:44 pm on June 2, 2011
FPAC-TV (Framingham Public Access TV)

Fuller Middle Students learning t.v. production in after-school club are finalists in county-wide Public Service Announcement contest.

Framingham, MA - Sixth and seventh graders from the Fuller Middle School who have participated in an after-school program at Framingham Public Access are among the finalists in Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone's new Cyber-Safety PSA Contest.

The youngsters have been learning television production skills under the watchful eyes of Fuller Middle School teacher Patrick Galligan and FPAC's Francesca Cerutti-Harris. The weekly classes have been part of a partnership between the 21st Century After School Programs, the Framingham ...[read more]


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