Day of Action – TODAY!

Tuesday, September 7 – Virtual Rally, Call-In Campaign & Twitter Storm

Join parents and students for a Call-in Campaign & Twitter Storm throughout the day on Sept. 7 and Rally at 4 PM outside the Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education headquarters to DEMAND A REMOTE OPTION FOR MA STUDENTS AGE 12 AND UNDER until a vaccine is widely available for that age group.

RSVP and find the Zoom link on Facebook:

For many districts across MA school is set to start on September 9th, and the Dept of Secondary and Elementary Education, along with Governor Baker, has issued a ban on remote learning. This means students age 12 and under (who are, as yet, unable to be vaccinated) are left with no option other than in-person learning. We ask that DESE allow parents to have options that do not result in our children facing exposure to Covid-19 and the highly contagious Delta variant, or sacrifice their spots in their beloved school communities. Give us an option for virtual schooling until the vaccine is widely available to children 12 and under, AND ensure our children’s seats are held until they are able to safely return to in person learning.

8 AM – 5 PM: Tweet and Call MA DESE!

Twitter Script:
Please share and Tweet at the MA DESE Twitter handle: @MASchoolsK12)
Sample Tweet:
MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Offer #RemoteLearningOptions until it is safe for all our children – Give us options! – Sign the Petition!

Call Script:
DESE: (781) 338-3100
You may need to leave a message: “Hi, my name is _______, I am a (parent, educator, grandparent, relative, concerned citizen) from __________. I am calling to ask you to allow students to have virtual school options that allows students to keep their seats, so they can return to their school communities once parents/caregivers deem it to be safe for their children to return to in-person learning.”