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Thoreau Elementary School is committed to excellence in and out of the classroom. Our mission is to inspire our students to strive for and meet the highest levels of academic and personal achievement, while nurturing a respectful, supportive, engaged, curious, and passionate learning community.

Superintendent’s Message

Updates February 21 2021

February 21, 2021

Dear Families:

I hope you had a wonderful break.  I have just a few COVID-related updates and reminders tonight.

Over the break, we learned of the following positive COVID cases:

2 Thoreau students

1 Alcott student

1 Willard student

2 CMS students

1 CCHS student

1 CCHS Staff (from the asymptomatic pooled testing)

All but one case involved no school exposure.  There were no student close contacts in all 8 situations, some of which were related through familial connections.  These cases bring the total case count to 135.

Tomorrow, we look forward to beginning the asymptomatic pooled testing of students.  At this time, almost 1300 students across all of the schools are slated to participate.   For the moment, we have turned off the consent form to enroll so we can organize the logistics for this week’s testing.  We will open it again later this week since we want to encourage as many families as possible to participate.

If you traveled out of state, please be sure to send negative test results following your return home to the school nurses prior to a return to in-person learning this week.

Your partnership, support, and collaboration is so appreciated.  We look forward to this next phase of the school year!


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Principal's Update

February 5

I hope your children enjoyed our first authentic snow day of the year.  It’s hard to believe that we are officially halfway through the 20-21 school year!  I would like to wish all Thoreau families a wonderful, healthy and relaxing winter vacation (2/15-2/19). Elementary Progress Reports:  Classroom progress reports will be published through the Aspen Portal in the Published Reports section on the front page of the portal by 4:00 PM on Thursday February 11th. If you have multiple children attending Concord Public Schools or Concord-Carlisle High School, each child’s name will appear next to any available reports. Reports can be downloaded and

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