AFKCS Operating in the Hybrid Model as of January 11th 

Since the start of school this year, AKFCS has been working to develop plans for a safe transition to the Hybrid model for students who want the option of in-person learning.  Ms. Paluk, Interim Executive Director shared these thoughts as we open school in the Hybrid Model.

"Bringing students back to school, has been a difficult decision for me. In order to do this safely, we must follow the protocols and procedures we have in place to minimize exposure of CoVID. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for staff, masks for students, protocols on social distancing, and diligence in hand washing must be adhered to for everyone. It is very important that you do not send your student to school if they are exhibiting ANY symptoms associated with CoVID. 

We all must do our part to minimize the risk for all students and staff for Abby Kelley to remain in the Hybrid model. It is possible we may have to switch between Hybrid and full Remote learning in the near future. I know moving back and forth between learning models creates difficulties for families, students, and staff. If I have to make the decision to switch, please know I do so only after weighing all the information. As I have said since the start of this school year, flexibility and perseverance are essential -- and that is still true for this next phase of opening. I am confident our staff and students will all rise to this challenge--and we will do so safely."

To review the calendar of our Hybrid opening visit our District Calendar

AKF CoVID Data Dashboard Last 

Abby Kelley has aligned our reporting with the State and will report cases on a Wednesday - Wednesday cycle. Updates are available from the State late Thursday evening. Any updates to our numbers will be available after that time.

Last Updated 1.7.21

School Positive Cases This Week (12/24-1/7)

Total Positive Cases
(School Year to Date)

Elementary School 0 15
Middle School 0 3
High School 0 1


CoVID Positive Cases within Districts in MA from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)


CoVID-19 Weekly Dashboards

District Health Protocols (as of 1.8.21)
Fall Athletics Letter
AKF Plans for Remote + Opening Submitted to DESE 8.14.20
Covid Opening Plan (Presented to BOT 8.11.2020)
Safeguarding the AKF Community


School and Community Resources


Initial Guidelines for Fall 2020 Reopening from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Testing Locations in MA

Educational Resources created by Miss Conca

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

City of Worcester

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

National Association of School Psychologists

Allergies vs. COVID-19