Dear Parents, Families and Guardians,

 In collaboration with the Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is providing the attached letter, which was developed for parents and guardians. This letter was finalized yesterday; and the Commonwealth  wanted us to share it with you as soon as possible. 

As a result, I am distributing this letter to you before the holiday break. 

 The letter will soon be posted here and translated versions (Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Spanish, Vietnamese) will also be posted. 

 Sincerely Yours,

Paul S. Haughey, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools