Superintendent's Newsletter

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...
       On Wednesday, September 26, the Hatfield Public School District will be hosting a screening of the documentary "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age" for members of the Hatfield community and the surrounding areas. The documentary examines the effects of social media, video games, and internet addiction on the academic and family lives of teenagers, and has...
Dear Hatfield Community:                 As we start 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.                 I also want to take a moment...
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...

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