Superintendent's Newsletter

  Dear Hatfield Community On behalf of the Hatfield Public Schools, I want to thank the members of the Hatfield Education Foundation for approving $17,352.34 in grants  for the 2018- 2019 School Year.  These grants will be used to fund field trips, educational programs, and materials for the classroom.  Some of the projects the grants will fund include field trips to...
  Dear Hatfield School Community  I am happy to announce that Smith Academy will now have the Naviance Program available through the Guidance Department.  Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness program that enables middle and high school students to self-assess their skills and interests. Naviance will directly impact Smith Academy students by...
     Dear Hatfield School Community,       The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be conducting a review of Hatfield Public Schools to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. Parents and other individuals can contact the Office of Public School Monitoring to request an interview as part of...
  Dear Hatfield Community, The Hatfield Elementary School Gifted and Talented Facilitator Kara McElhone and Title One Interventionist Sarah Shapiro are collaborating on a project called “Learning About Yourself and Others Through Shared Experiences,” a continuation of the Quest Enrichment Program. This project is part of an effort to encourage students to excel through project...
Dear Hatfield Community,  The Hatfield Public School District will be undergoing a comprehensive energy efficient facility upgrade this school year. The District has entered into an agreement with JK Energy Solutions as part of the Eversource MA Small Business DI Program. The program will include interior and exterior lighting upgrades including new LED fixtures and LED retrofits. In...
Dear Hatfield Community, Saturday, November 10, The Hatfield Book Club will be hosting a Holiday Craft Fair from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Hatfield Elementary School. There will be crafts, raffles, lunch, and a bake sale. The Hatfield Book Club has been a long-time supporter of the Hatfield Public Schools. The Book Club sponsors the Smith Academy Declamations each year and provides cash...
    Dear Hatfield School Community,      On Saturday, November 3, the Hatfield Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) and the Hatfield Public Schools, Office of Student Services will be a hosting a workshop titled "Basic Rights In Special Education" from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Hatfield Elementary School. This workshop will provide an...
October 19, 2018 Dear Smith Academy Students, Parents, and Guardians,  Dr. Andrew Berrios, Principal of Smith Academy, has accepted a new position in Connecticut and will be leaving Hatfield during the current school year. I want to thank Dr. Berrios for his six plus years at Smith Academy and I wish him the best as he embarks on his new position.   He has definitely made a...
  Dear Hatfield Community Members The Hatfield Police Department is partnering with Smith Academy to host a presentation about how addiction and drug abuse affect the brain. The presentation is fully funded by the Hatfield Police Department through an outreach grant. The event will be catered by Smithsonian Chowder House. An attendance survey was sent out in early October for...
    Dear Parents and Guardians,        Soon you will be receiving the results of your child's 2018 MCAS assessment . Depending on what grade your child was in, they were either administered the Next-Generation MCAS test, which is a computer-based assessment, or the legacy MCAS assessment, which is a paper-based assessment. All students in the...

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