As Covid Cases Plummet, Masks Come Off in Island Schools
Martha’s Vineyard schools reopened Monday after winter break without a face-covering requirement for the first time in two years.
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As Covid Cases Drop, Schools Look to End Mask Mandate
With Covid cases dropping sharply on the Island, health officials are poised to reconsider the school mask mandate that has been in place for most of the past two years.
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Island Schools Grapple With Ending Mask Mandate
With the end of the state-imposed school mask mandate less than two weeks away, Island school committee members split Thursday on whether or not to immediately drop the mandates.
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State Cements Requirement for Masks in Public Schools
Martha’s Vineyard public school students, faculty and staff will be required to wear masks when schools open in two weeks, following a state mandate issued Wednesday.
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Island Schools Prepare for Five Days a Week Schedule
The Island public schools are on track to begin full time in-person learning for students of all ages at the end of April, including high school students.
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Hospital Opens Vaccine Appointments to Teachers
The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital announced that Island teachers and child care workers can sign up for vaccine appointments starting Monday, March 8, after Gov. Charlie Baker opened up vaccines to all state educators in a surprise move Wednesday morning.
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School Leaders Hail State Plan to Put Kids Back in Classrooms
Gov. Charlie Baker announced a plan this week to bring elementary and middle school students across the commonwealth back to the classroom full time this spring.
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Student Vaccination Rates Trail State by Wide Margin
Maia Coleman
Vaccination rates for school and state-mandated inoculations are among the lowest in the state, raising concerns about how the Covid vaccine will be received.
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Covid Testing Due to Begin in Island Public Schools
Maia Coleman
After months of planning and debate, comprehensive coronavirus testing is due to begin this week in Martha’s Vineyard public schools.
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ELL Population Swells in Vineyard Public Schools
Maia Coleman
After steady growth for nearly a decade, Martha’s Vineyard public schools are preparing for even more increases in their population of non-English-speaking students.
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