Good morning, Hopkinton! Welcome to the daily update we call Hopkinton Today — a quick recap of yesterday’s news, highlights of what’s on tap, and a video or two to brighten your morning.
Hopkinton schools will go to a fully remote learning model for the week after Thanksgiving, superintendent Carol Cavanaugh told School Committee members Thursday night. The move is designed to reduce the chances of possible increased COVID-19 cases due to traveling and socializing over the holiday break. Cavanaugh also said that schools could return to full-time, in person learning in March or April.
Hopkinton was ranked as the No. 1 school district in Massachusetts for 2021 by Niche, a website that rates schools, companies and neighborhoods nationwide. Hopkinton also ranked No. 1 in the state for having the best teachers and being the best place to teach.
Hopkinton’s COVID-19 update for Thursday shows the town with 16 active cases, the highest total since May. There’s also information about the Thanksgiving holiday, with a reminder of the state’s travel orders and recommendations on how to safely participate in a get-together.
The Hopkinton Center for the Arts hosts the Primarily Potters Show and Sale today and tomorrow from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Photo of the Day: In recognition of its 100th anniversary, the Hopkinton Women’s Club’s created a banner that is being displayed on the tennis courts fence in front of Hopkinton Middle School.
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