Data Dashboard - COVID-19 Testing and Positive Cases in Schools
The Newton Public Schools is in the process of rolling out weekly COVID-19 screening testing for students and staff learning in person in school buildings. You can view a data dashboard of the number of tests conducted, the number of students and staff eligible, and the number of positive cases by following this link.
Ad Hoc Medical Advisory Group
The Superintendent convened the Ad Hoc Medical Advisory Group to advise and make recommendations on issues of health and safety as NPS actively plans for greater in person learning this spring and a full return in the fall. The Superintendent brings relevant questions to the Advisory Group, which meets to discuss these questions, come to consensus, and create a set of recommendations for the Superintendent. hese recommendations, as well as meeting minutes, are shared with the NPS planning teams, the School Committee, NPS staff, parents/guardians, and the community at large.March 16, 2021 MeetingThe Medical Advisory Group met again on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. You can review a summary of the meeting here. You can view the most recent recommendation here.February 23, 2021 MeetingA slide presentation with information from the first meeting of the advisory group can be found here: Slide Presentation from Ad Hoc Medical Advisory Group Meeting. A written summary of the Feb. 23, 2021 meeting, as well as a recommendation on distancing, can be found here: Summary and Recommendation from Ad Hoc Medical Advisory Group.