Superintendent's Newsletter

Priority Students Return September 14! We are eagerly awaiting the return of our priority students on Monday, 9/14. Your child’s principal has been in touch with families with details specific to their schools and around the bus schedule. Please contact the schools if you need further information. We are happy to help! Food Service Update We are excited to announce that the district is...
Dear Hatfield School Community, Please see the following items concerning access to the Hatfield Public Schools:  The Hatfield Public Schools will remain off-limits to all but authorized personnel. The office hours will be from 6:00 am until 2:00 pm at Smith Academy and from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm at HES. The public is asked to use email or to call with any school-related business....
To The Hatfield School Community, Per order of the Governor of Massachusetts, all public and private K-12 schools in Massachusetts are closed until April 6, 2020. Teachers will be preparing enrichment activities for students to work on during the time school is closed. These will be optional activities that allow students to practice and apply previously learned materials. Some students at the...
Dear Hatfield School Community Members: The Hatfield Public School District has received several state and private grants during the 2019-2020 School Year. These grants are in addition to the recurring federal and state entitlement grants that the district receives annually to help fund the schools. Most of these grants are one-time grants and very competitive.  Below is a list of...
Dear Hatfield School Community, The Hatfield Public School District is in search of a new elementary school principal to oversee the Hatfield Elementary School starting on July 1, 2020. Five to seven candidates will be chosen for initial interviews by a hiring committee facilitated by Mr. Tim Luce, the Interim Elementary Principal. The Hiring Committee consists of one member of the...
Dear Hatfield School Community, Below is the timeline that will be used by the Hatfield School Committee in their search for a new superintendent:    Community Survey Open December 20, 2019 Job Posting Live on SchoolSpring.com and in local papers January 2, 2020 Search Committee Letters of Interest Due January 10, 2020 Community Survey Deadline January 10...
Dear Hatfield School Community,  The Hatfield Public Schools and the Hatfield Police Department are happy to announce the addition of the newest member of the Hatfield Police Department, Luna.  Luna will be working as a Comfort Dog, handled by the School Resource Officer, Monica Lavallee. Luna will be present with Officer Lavallee in both schools and at community events....
Dear Hatfield School Community, At their December 10, 2019, School Committee meeting, the Committee voted to accept $16,567.56 in grants from the Hatfield Education Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide financial and general support for a variety of programs and activities which improve and enhance the educational and extracurricular offerings...
Dear Hatfield School Community,  I want to bring everyone's attention to a recently installed safety feature at the Smith Academy.  We now have a flashing blue strobe light mounted near the front entrance of the School.  This strobe light is attached to and will flash upon the activation of the school's existing panic alarm.   The purpose of this new blue...
Dear Hatfield School Community, As some of you have heard, after 33 years of working in education and 10 years as the Superintendent of Schools in Hatfield, I will be retiring effective the end of June.  On January 2, 2020, the School Committee will begin the search for a new superintendent.  An 11 member search committee made up of stakeholders will be used to screen...

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