Superintendent's Newsletter

Welcome Back! School starts for students in grades one through twelve on Thursday, September 1, 2022! Smith Academy starts at 7:25 a.m. for the first bell.  Classes start at 7:30 a.m.  Hatfield Elementary School opens its doors at 8:10 a.m.  Before School Program starts on Tuesday, September 6th at 7:30 a.m.  The after school program also starts on Tuesday, September...
Wood's Weekly 4-15-2022 1.  There is no school for PreK-12 grade the week of April 18 - 22.   2.  There is a survey looking for feedback on our District Improvement Plan if you haven't already given a response.        District Improvement Survey 3.  While the School Committee has not officially approved a school calendar they want...
Facilities Florence Roofing is working on fixing the HES Roof.  They have done a patch, but the leaks persist.  They are now looking at the drain pipe.  If that isn’t it we will look at the HVAC unit on the roof in the vicinity of the leaks. We did get heat in the HES conference room this week.  We are still waiting on parts for heating units above...
Wood's Weekly, 3/22/2022 1.  Spring is definitely in the air!  It's great to have the sun shining for so long in the day.   2.  It's been great to be fully staffed, administratively.  Melissa Pitrat joined Hatfield Elementary School as Principal on Monday, 3/14/2022.   3.  We hope to be working on the Hatfield Elementary Roof in the very near...
Superintendent Communication, February 9, 2022 Superintendent of Schools, Michael L. Wood   Policy The Commissioner of Education announced today that he will be lifting the state wide school mask mandate.  This provides the opportunity for the local Board of Health and the School Committee to discuss and decide how to move forward after February 28, 2022....
There will be no school on Friday, February 4, 2022 in Hatfield Public Schools.  The forecast predicted for tomorrow includes rain, sleet, ice and snow.   Our neighboring districts have also made a similar decision.  Be safe everyone.     Mr. Wood Interim Superintendent of Schools
COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Clinic 'What: COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Clinic *Pfizer & Moderna vaccines will be available* When: Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm (Age 12+) Where: Hatfield Elementary School, Cafeteria 33 Main Street, Hatfield Who: Open to the public Important Notes: • Pre-registration is required: https: //home.color.com/vaccine/register/...
  Superintendent Communications, January 12, 2022 Interim Superintendent of Schools, Michael L. Wood   Operations and Management We are weathering the brutal New England cold!  For the most part the interior buildings are holding up with heat in most areas.  Both buildings have had some thermostat breakage and HES has had boiler issues.  The latter has...
Happy Holidays!  Our last student day of the year is Wednesday, December 22, 2021.  Smith Academy dismisses at 11:15 a.m. and Hatfield Elementary Dismisses at 11:55 a.m. We said good bye to Mr. Buckland on Friday here at Smith Academy.  He will be missed.  Dr. Conor Driscoll has been appointed to succeed him.  He will start his duties on February 5, 2022.  We...
Wood's Weekly    Principal Search - I am waiting for a couple more applicants to arrive.  I had a few people email me but I haven’t seen their applicants in School Spring.  We are conducting interviews from noon to four on Thursday, December 9, 2021.   We will be scheduling an evening event for parents to meet the finalists before a selection is...

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