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Good morning everyone,   Thank you for your flexibility in switching from priority students to 100% remote for the next two days. Our apologies for the inconvenience and I look forward to the return to priority students in-person on Tuesday.   Health and Safety is our primary concern in maintaining in-person learning opportunities for as many students as we can. Having the...
First community email of 2021
Good afternoon everyone,  I hope that you have had a good first week back to school in 2021, in-person or remote.  Please find below information related to upcoming events at SA. Keep well Best Chris The School committee voted to continue with priority students only in person until Jan 21 when, pending metrics, we will return to a full hybrid model. Please...
School updates from the School Committee meeting of Jan 5th
Good morning,  The HPS School Committee voted last night on what school will look like at SA in the light of current COVID data trends.  Please be aware of the following:   From Jan 7 - 20th In-person: Priority Students only (This is a continuation of what is currently happening) Cohort A and Cohort B: 100% remote   Jan 21st onward (To be...
Weekly community email
Good afternoon everyone,  I want to wish you and your families well for the December holiday and to thank you for your ongoing flexibility as we continue to venture into the unknown. Please take the time to switch off and recharge over the break.  Here are important dates for the first month of 2021! Best wishes Chris   Latest newsletter from Dr. McEvoy...
Weekly community email for December 18th
Dec 18th   Good afternoon everyone. I hope that you are keeping warm and getting a chance to make the most of the recent snow! We are almost at the end of 2020 and I hope that our outlook will be brighter in all senses in 2021. As we edge closer to the December break, I would like to let you know that staff have been asked to ensure that students can maximize off-screen time as...
Please let us have some feedback before Thursday of this week
On Thursday, the HPS school committee will listen to alternatives to a basketball season. We would like to hear your input. Please complete the relevant survey: Parent/ Guardian survey Student survey
Weekly community email
Good afternoon everyone,    Thank you for your ongoing flexibility as we continue to adjust and refine ways to support learners and families.    As we journey deeper into this uncertain school year, I would encourage families and students to email staff for support whenever it is needed. In addition, please do take advantage of our district social emotional...
Grade 12 MCAS testing in January - important dates
Good morning,  Please make a note of the following dates in relation to the MCAS Legacy testing in January. Remember that you need to pass ELA and Math in order to graduate High School. Also please remember that there will be another testing session in the Spring should you be unsuccessful in January.  Math & ELA revision/ preparation: Wednesdays with Mr Brown & Dr. LeGrand...
MCAS announcement for Grade 11
  Good morning families,  Education Commissioner Jeff Riley announced updates to the MCAS testing schedule for Grade 11. Grade 12 who require MCAS in ELA and Math in order to graduate, will still test in January. Please note the following: January-February High School MCAS ELA and Mathematics Tests: Students in grade 11 (class of 2022) will no longer participate...
Good afternoon everyone,  You should have received a robocall from the district by now to let you know in-person learning will recommence for priority (four day a week) students only. Please also note that Jan 4th and 5th will also be in-person for priority students, with the exception of students in Grade 11/ 12 participating in the MCAS infrastructure tests - a test...

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