Superintendent's Newsletter

Dear Hatfield School Community,  For the 2019-20 school year, the Hatfield Public Schools are re-organizing our presence on social media with 2 new Facebook pages, one for each school.  The goal of these pages is to highlight the accomplishments of students, staff and the school community as a whole. Please follow these links to see our official pages. Like and follow the pages to...
Dear Hatfield School Community, During the Smith Academy Homecoming on October 19th, there will be a short ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new field hockey field behind Smith Academy in Hatfield. The new field hockey field was funded under the Community Preservation Act.  The District received $96,400 in funding from the Community Preservation...
Dear Hatfield School Community,  On September 24, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the accountability reports for all public school districts across the State.  The Hatfield Public School District received an overall rating of "Meeting or Exceeding Targets". Of the 397 school district across the state that were assessed...
Dear Hatfield School Community, On Wednesday, September 25, 2019 the Hatfield Public Schools and HEADS UP are hosting a screening of the documentary Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety. The film features a special interview with the world-renowned athlete and mental health advocate Michael Phelps as well as teens and parents sharing deeply personal stories about the impact...
Dear Hatfield School Community,   This school year, in addition to the regular school days, I will be available one Saturday a month to meet with parents, guardians, and students. To schedule a meeting, please call Riley at (413) 247-0486.  Weather permitting, I will be in my office on the following dates:   September 7 October 5 November 2 December 7...
Dear Members of the Hatfield Community: As we prepare to begin  another school year, I want to take a moment to welcome back all our returning students and staff and to welcome those new to the  Hatfield Public Schools. This upcoming year will offer both opportunities and challenges as the district transitions to new educational leadership at both schools. Smith Academy will...
  Dear Hatfield School Community, On Wednesday, September 25, 2019 the Hatfield Public Schools and HEADS UP are hosting a screening of the documentary Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety. The film features a special interview with the world-renowned athlete and mental health advocate Michael Phelps as well as teens and parents sharing deeply personal stories about the...
Dear Hatfield School Community, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Thomas Luce as Interim Principal of the Hatfield Elementary School. Mr. Luce retired in 2014 after serving as Principal of Maple Elementary School in Easthampton from 2002 to 2014. Prior to being in Easthampton, he served as Principal of the Heath Elementary School from 1999 to 2001 and as Principal of the Conway...
The Hatfield Public Schools is in search of an Interim Elementary School Principal for the 2019-2020 school year.  Mrs. Jennifer Chapin, who served as the Elementary School Principal for the past eleven years, will be leaving on June 30, 2019 to take a position in the Westfield Public Schools. For information about the the position, please call (413) 247-0486. The position has been...
Dear Hatfield School Community On June 11, 2019, the Hatfield School Committee approved a new district improvement plan.  The new plan outlines the general goals for the district for the next three years beginning July 1, 2019. The plan will be is used as a guide to assist the school councils at both the Elementary School and Smith Academy as they begin the process of revising their...

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