Superintendent's Newsletter

Dear Parent/Guardians, This summer the School District reviewed and revised our bus routes/stops through a collaborative effort between Five Star, our contracted bus company, and our administration, which included principals, school committee, the Special Education Coordinator, and myself. You should soon be receiving a letter from Five Star listing your child’s bus stop for...
To All Community Members, The Hatfield Public School District will be applying for the following federal grants for fiscal year 2019:Title I, Part A, Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational AgenciesTitle II, Part A, Supporting Effective InstructionTitle IV, Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment GrantsIDEA, Part B, Entitlement and Discretionary Preschool and School-...
On behalf of the members of the Hatfield Public School District, I wish to offer my congratulations to our three newest retirees: Mr. Peter Bishop, Science Teacher; Mr. David Keir, Health/PE Teacher and Athletic Director; and to Mrs. Brenda Keir, Assistant to the Superintendent.Thank you for your combined 86 years of service to the students of Hatfield and for your support of the Hatfield...
As another school year comes to a close, I want to an opportunity to thank the many groups who work all year to help make our schools a great place to learn. First and foremost, I want to thank our teachers. Everyday, you work diligently to find ways to make learning both engaging and relevant for all our students. I want to thank our support staff who work hard both behind the scenes and in the...
Dear Members of the Hatfield Community, On June 1, 2018, as family, friends, teachers, and community members looked on, members of the Smith Academy Class of 2018 walked across the stage in the Sherry A Webb Gymnasium to receive their diplomas from Mrs. Catherine Englehardt, Chairperson for the Hatfield School Committee.  The evening was filled with laughter and tears as the graduates...
Dear Hatfield Parents, Guardians, and Students, I am writing to update the community on any potential changes to the school schedule for the 2018-2019 school year. Earlier this school year, the District piloted a later start time for Smith Academy, as well as, combined K-12 bus routes. Parents and students were surveyed after the pilot run. The Schedule Committee reviewed the results and all...
Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, and Hatfield Community Members I am excited to announce that work began on May 17 on the remodeling and upgrade to the Frank Abarno Library at Smith Academy.  The new library will include new ceiling tiles and lighting, new carpeting and all new furniture. Technology upgrades include eighteen new state-of- the-art computer stations and a multimedia...
Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, and Staff: The Hatfield Public School District has recently updated the "Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan". The Plan is designed to provide parents, students, and staff with information on what bullying is, how someone would report suspected bullying, the process involved in the investigation of reported bullying, the resources and services that...
To the Hatfield Community, On May 3, 2018, The Hatfield School Committee approved a $5,569,832.46 school budget. The budget uses a total of $1,204,706.58 in school choice funds,  revolving accounts, and government grants. The local appropriations in the proposed budget is $4,361,125.88. This is the amount that will be requested at Town Meeting on May 8, 2018. The original amount of...
Dear Hatfield School Community,  On May 2, 2018, The Hatfield Public Schools, in conjunction with Hatfield HEADS Up and the Northwest District Attorney's Office, is proud to announce that it will screening the film  "Resilience". A documentary about adverse childhood experiences (divorce, substance misuse, mental illness, domestic violence, and others) - their effects on health...

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