Superintendent's Newsletter

Dear Families,  As you are aware Hampshire County is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases.  Hatfield Public Schools has not had a spike in its number of cases.  We are fortunate to have a great nursing team in our district working hard to connect with students, faculty and families to be sure that if information relative to anyone who may have COVID-19 or who may have...
This is the link to the DESE / DPH Dashboard for current COVID - 19 Information Interactive Data Dashboard   Vaccination Information   Coronavirus Data
Update on Nutrition Resources: As the new school year starts, families may have questions about the availability of P-EBT and school meals. P-EBT was temporarily created to replace meals during the pandemic while schools were closed to in-person learning. Based on federal rules, students attending school in-person are not eligible for P-EBT. Universal free school meals are available for all...
Vaccine Resources: The Department of Public Health has new communication resources about COVID-19 vaccines: This video with Dr. Frinny Polanco Walters of Boston Children’s Hospital encourages parents to have their children ages 12 and up vaccinated. Tools from the Public Health Communications Collaborative can help adults field questions about the U.S. Food and Drug...
Back-to-School Resources: The Department has a new, family-friendly back-to-school page that answers basic questions about the 2021-2022 school year. Please share this link with your community. Other back-to-school resources from DESE include a letter from Commissioner Riley and a  back-to-school public service announcement (in English and ...
THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ONE ASHBURTON PLACE BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02108 (617) 727-2200 (617) 727-4765 TTY www.mass.gov/ago September 8, 2021 BY ELECTRONIC MAIL Superintendent Michael Wood Hatfield Public Schools 34 School Street Hatfield, MA 01038 mwood@hatfieldps.net Re: Preventing Unnecessary School Bus Idling Dear...
EBC Supplemental Interim Policies on COVID-Related Issues The School Committee takes note of the COVID-19 pandemic; growing concerns of students, families and the community; and the growing number of issues that will affect public education. Therefore, the school committee establishes a supplemental interim policy to: ● promote public safety and safety of students, staff, and families, ●...
Dear Families and Community Members,  The Hatfield Public Schools is ready to open using guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and our own policy EBC Supplemental.  Both require the wearing of face coverings.  Our policy will be online shortly, but it in the mean time here is the guidance from DESE.   Implementation of DESE Mask...
Hello,  It is with great pride that I welcome all of our familes to the 21-22 school year.  I know the past 18 months are still in the rear view mirror and we have many questions still unanswered as we open our doors, but we are back, live, and in person and looking to do everything possible to keep it that way!     By way of introduction, my name is...
U.S. Department of Education Releases “Return to School Roadmap” to Support Students, Schools, Educators, and Communities in Preparing for the 2021-2022 School Year AUGUST 2, 2021 Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov   Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released the “Return to School Roadmap,” a resource to support...

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