Farr Academy has offered in-person instruction to all of our students since September 8, 2020. Students and families have the option to participate in either in-person or remote learning. We are in compliance with CDC guidelines, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and DESE for maintaining physical distancing and cleaning protocols to minimize the risk of disease transmission on our campus.
In-person students are expected to be observant of our health and safety protocols, including our requirement to wear masks, temperature checks prior to entry, our one-way hallways, and frequent use of the hand sanitizer dispensers that are in each classroom and in key locations around the building. Classrooms are organized to ensure that staff and students maintain a safe distance. Breakfast, snacks, and lunch are chosen ahead of time by students and delivered to each classroom for them to enjoy.
We maintain a full supply of personal protective equipment, including masks for those who forget to bring their own. In adherence to DESE guidelines, we also have a designated waiting space to use in the event a student or staff member begins exhibiting symptoms of illness and needs to await transportation home.
Remote students are provided Chromebooks for their home use, allowing them to log into virtual classes each school day. Students may also have individualized work delivered periodically to their homes. Our homeroom teacher counselors use various methods of outreach to keep our remote students engaged, including checking in with students each day via telephone or connecting with them individually through Google Meet when they have difficulties with consistent attendance.
A COVID resource guide for parents and students is available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. Click on the links below for access:
Visitors: At this time, in-person visits to Farr must be arranged in advance. The initial intake interview with referred students and their parents or guardians is conducted remotely. All guests are expected to adhere to our safety procedures.