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FAMILY INFORMATION

2020-2021 School Year

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Updated On-Campus Visitation Protocols
Updated Family Visitation Protocols

Riverview’s Return to Campus Programming Plan is guided foremost by the health and safety of our students and staff members. Learn more by downloading the full, updated Covid-19 Response Plan on the right sidebar.

Resources

Covid-19 Response Leaders
  • Maria Cashdollar, Assistant Head of School/Director of Education
  • Cate MacFarland, Director of Health Care Services
  • Deanna White, Assistant Head of School/Director of Student Life
Return to Campus Task Force

A Return to Campus Task Force was formed with the goal to create a viable plan for returning to on-campus programming while prioritizing the health and safety of the entire Riverview Community. The Return to Campus Task Force has been meeting weekly since May 1st. The Task Force is comprised of:

  • Chris Barnatchez, GROW Residential Program Coordinator
  • Thomas Black, Wellness and Recreation Coordinator
  • Maria Cashdollar, Assistant Head of School/Director of Education
  • Richard Garnett, Director of Facilities
  • Cassie Haven, GROW Education Coordinator
  • Nancy Hopkins, Director of Admissions
  • Sara Jackson, Middle School/High School Residential Program Coordinator
  • Cate MacFarland, Director of Health Care Services
  • Kerry Macurdy, Work Experience Coordinator
  • Michelle Mendes, Clinical Coordinator
  • Kyle Merrill, GROW Education Coordinator
  • Stewart Miller, Head of School
  • Stefanie Patterson, Project Search Coordinator
  • Mary Beth Thacher, Middle School/High School Education Coordinator
  • Kathy Titus, Director of Vocational and Transitional Services
  • Deanna White, Assistant Head of School/Director of Student Life
Subcommittees
  • Health and Safety
  • Legal/Financial
  • Living and Learning
  • Programming
Consultation & Guidance Sources

The Re-Opening Task Force has been closely following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Department of Early Education and Care, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Schools. We will continue to implement this guidance into our policies and protocols.

Regulatory Agencies and Associations:

American Academy of Pediatrics
Critical Updates on COVID-19

CDC - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Coronavirus 2019

DESE - Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
COVID-19 Information and Resources - Student and Family Support [SFS]

EEC - Department of Early Education and Care
Child Care Emergency Information

Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Schools
Coronavirus [COVID-19] Resources

MA DPH - Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 [COVID-19]

Consulting Professionals:

Health and Safety

  • William Greendyke, MD - Infectious Disease Specialist, Columbia University
  • Lynne Hobler, RN - Infection Control/Occupational Health, Spaulding Rehab/Partners Health
  • Roshann Hooshmand, MD - Cape Cod Pediatrics
  • Dave Mason - Director Sandwich Board of Health

Legal/Financial

  • Jeanine Brown-Smith, Attorney at Law whose primary practice is interfacing with
    Massachusetts special needs schools’ licensing agencies (DESE, EEC, OSD)
  • Lawrence Murray, School Counsel

Programmatic

  • Karin Bilich, Vice President of Editorial Content at Understood.org
  • Bob Cunningham, Executive Director of Learning Development at Understood.org
  • Melinda Evans, Director of Professional Development Programs at Understood.org
  • Brigid Moriarty-Guerrero, Senior Consultant at 2Revolutions (blended learning)
  • Ben Rayer, Partner and founder of 2Revolutions (blended learning)
  • Elizabeth Stringer-Keefe, Associate Professor/Director Graduate Education at Stonehill College and President at Massachusetts Council for Exceptional Children
Regulatory Compliance

Although there are still several unknown factors, Riverview is committed to delivering on our mission with a program that will be in compliance with the requirements of our regulatory agencies. This plan is based on the most current information available and protocols will be subject to change as new guidance is released from government, federal, state, and licensing agencies.

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