COVID-19 Outbreaks at Two Jamaica Plain Elementary Schools

The Curley K-8 School and the Joseph P. Manning Elementary School have both had outbreaks of COVID-19 this week. The Curley K-8 community received an email around 5:30 pm today saying "that 24 members of the Curley K-8 community recently accessed the building and tested positive for COVID-19." The email said school officials are working closely with the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), and due to the advice of the BPHC "one or more individuals are now in quarantine and have been provided with specific next steps according to their situation..." The email did not provide information about whether those who tested positive are students, faculty, or staff. This news comes on top of the Manning School having 16 confirmed cases in a school of 175 students, according to WBUR.

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Curley K-8 School 20th Annual Plant Sale

The Curley K-8 School’s 20th Annual Plant Sale will be in the parking lot across from the school on Centre Street and Spring Park Ave. Celebrate spring and come and get your annuals, herbs, and vegetables. There will also be activities for the kids. This fundraiser, sponsored by the Parent’s Council, supports arts, music and science at the school.

Curley School Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19; Parents Not Yet Notified

A Mary E. Curley School staff member recently tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first known case of a Curley School community member. Principal Katie Grassa sent an email to staff members last week. That email was provided to Jamaica Plain News by a member of the Curley School community. "We were recently notified that a member of the Curley K-8 community has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Q&A: Curley School Principal Talks About Students, Staff Adapting to Online Learning

Katie Grassa is in her seventh year of being the principal of the Curley K-8 School, and guiding the school community during this unprecedented times. Grassa answered questions from Jamaica Plain News about how the school's community has adapted to online learning. Q: How has your job changed since students were told they weren’t coming to school anymore? Grassa: I’m leading a school virtually from my dining room table. I think the personal connections I have with people have changed.

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Curley K8 Annual Plant + Bake Sale

Please join us Saturday, May 4th 10-2 for the 19th Annual Curley Plant Sale in the parking lot across from the school. There will be a wide selection of annual, herbs and vegetables, a fabulous bake sale and kids activities. Proceeds go directly to support of arts and enrichment programs at the Curley. For more information please contact Kristin Jurkoic