on Thursday, June 25, 2002 Govenor Baker announced initial guidelines and requirements for the opening of the 2020/2021 school year. Abby Kelley will develop a re-opening plan for the District in the coming weeks which will be communicated to families.


What can we do to safeguard the Abby Kelley community?

- Frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is recommended. Hand sanitizer is an option if soap and water are not available. It is highly encouraged that one not touch their eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

- “High Touch” surfaces (railings, doors, sinks)  should be cleaned daily. This has always been and will continue to be the practice of our Facilities staff. These practices are encouraged to continue in your homes as well.

-Everyone is reminded of the importance of good coughing and sneezing etiquette; coughing and sneezing in one’s elbow, using and disposing of a tissue, washing your hands if you cough or sneeze (on them).

- Abby Kelley students and staff are asked to stay home if you are sick, please. Anyone who presents with a fever MUST remain out of school and should be fever free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school.


Information and Updates




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

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 

Worcester Food Pantries (as of 3.24.20)

Guidance on Distance Learning from DESE and the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education

AKF Distance Learning Plan and Expectations