COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Plan for TLC Schools and Community Programs

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COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Plan for Schools and Community Programs

Is Campus Open? What is Your Visitor Policy?
Our campus is open. Our Audiology Clinic, MPS and Walden Education staff and students, Administration, and our Walden School residential staff and students are on campus five days per week. Any other individual approved to come to campus will be asked to complete a COVID screening questionnaire.

What do I do if I have more questions?
Please continue to view and check back to this dedicated COVID-19 response web page for new updates and information as they are made available. You can also follow us on Facebook, or fill out a general inquiry form on our website.

General COVID Safety Protocol

We appreciate the support and diligence of our families in monitoring the health of each student every day. We continue to adhere to all protocols possible to avoid transmission of the virus, including our current cleaning and sanitizing schedule on campus. Please review this video about TLC's general protocols and strategies to mitigate risk of spreading COVID-19. 


Marie Philip and Walden School

Marie Philip (MPS) and Walden School's COVID-19 Reopening Plans have been transitioned to our Pandemic Recovery and Safety Plan, as shared below.

WIth COVID continuing to be ever present in our communities, this plan is  dynamic and not intended to be a final document. Prioritizing safety for our students, staff, families and community, we will continue to share appropriate updates to our plan on this page and note summaries of the adjustment as appropriate. We will also continue to communicate directly with our families.

Our education leaders remain engaged with several governance organizations, including Massachusetts Education Commissioner Jeff Riley, Department of Public Health (DPH), Department of Secondary and Elementary Education (DESE) and Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps), as well as review all regularly updated policies and documentation regarding local and state health guidelines.

 TLC Pandemic Recovery and Safety Plan
*PDF; English. Revised 11-12-21
en español

Summary of Updates:

  • Revised Executive Summary and Letter from Leadership (page 4-5)
  • Parent/Caregiver Communication contact list (page 7)
  • Updated Student Flow Chart for COVID-19 screening, protocols and isolation considerations (page 9)
  • Student Exposure to COVID-19 for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals (page 9-10)
  • DESE extension of school mask mandate through January 2022 (page 11)
  • Student mental health support and resources (page 14)
  • Staff reporting transparency and protocols for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals (page 15-16)

Many of TLC's community programs and services are open and operating in-person. Others continue to offer both in-person and virtual/remote services where appropriate or requested.  

We have organized the list below of Frequently Asked Questions that we hope our community finds helpful in relation to COVID-19 guidelines and community programs and services. These questions are dynamic and may be adjusted at any time according to local and state guidance.

frequently asked questions

Food Assistance Resources: 

Project Bread: A list of food resources for anyone in Massachusetts seeking assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic

Find a Local Food Pantry: If you are facing immediate hunger, your local food bank can provide information on pantries and local programs where you can get access to free food

SNAP Benefits: Do you need help buying healthy food? SNAP provides a monthly benefit to buy nutritious foods. To get SNAP, you must be low-income and be a U.S. citizen or legal noncitizen (restrictions apply). 

DESE Information and Resources

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) uses On the Desktop messages to communicate directly with superintendents and other district officials. During the COVID-19 pandemic, DESE has also been sending On the Desktop messages to private schools. Their archive can be found below:

DESE: on the desktop covid Memo

DESE COVID-19 Information