As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Public School will be closed beginning March 16, 2020 and continue through at least May 4, 2020.

COVID-19 Resources

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Community Food and Meals Resources

For families that are unable to get to the school to participate in the Academy’s meals program, we have provided a list of meal sites.

Please note the following important details:

  • All pick-up sites are set up to be “grab and go”.
  • Practice social distancing (keep six feet between yourself and others).
  • Stay home if you are sick

Unless otherwise noted, all locations below will be open starting on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  All locations are open Monday through Friday.

Map of Meal Sites for Children and Youth

Please Note: Sites and meal times are subject to change.  Please check the City of Boston website to confirm information before you head to the meal pickup site.

Meals Plan

During this extended school closure, the Academy will be providing meals for students Monday through Friday on all previously scheduled school days starting on Monday, March 16.  The Academy will be open between 11:00AM – 1:00PM.  During that window, any Academy students will be able to pick-up a meal.  We ask that students ring the bell at the front door upon arrival.

Education Plan

Remote Learning:

The Academy is implementing a remote learning plan to keep our students connected with the school community and engaged academically.  It is a plan that will evolve over the coming weeks to help support our students in a way that is responsive to the current situation.  Each student received a packet of educational materials as a resource for parents to keep students engaged over the course of this long-term closure.  These educational materials are optional for students to complete, and will not be graded.

The Academy distributed educational materials to all students on Thursday, March 12.  Educational materials were sent via first class mail to the address on file to all students who were absent on Thursday, March 12 and/or Friday, March 13.  We will begin remote learning on Monday, March 16 through at least Monday, April 6.

We recommend to families to have their child follow a routine at home to keep them engaged academically.

Sample Schedule

9:00AM – 10:00AM – ELA

10:05AM – 11:05AM – Math

11:10AM – 12:10PM – Break/Lunch

12:15PM – 1:15PM – History

1:20PM – 2:20PM – Science

Each student was provided with three weeks worth of educational materials.  We understand that each child’s pacing may be different.  We recommend that student who complete educational materials earlier should supplement that time with a personal reading book.

Teacher Schedules:

Teachers are available from 12:00PM – 2:00PM Monday through Friday as a resource to families, and to respond to emails.

Online Learning:

It can feel like a great idea to start online learning, however, we have made the decision not to do that at this time.  Our current priority is to create connections for students and give them work that feels typical to keep up our current daily routine which is mostly offline.  We also want to ensure that these materials are accessible for all students and can be used equitably.