Superintendent's Newsletter

COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Clinic 'What: COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Clinic *Pfizer & Moderna vaccines will be available* When: Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm (Age 12+) Where: Hatfield Elementary School, Cafeteria 33 Main Street, Hatfield Who: Open to the public Important Notes: • Pre-registration is required: https: //home.color.com/vaccine/register/...
  Superintendent Communications, January 12, 2022 Interim Superintendent of Schools, Michael L. Wood   Operations and Management We are weathering the brutal New England cold!  For the most part the interior buildings are holding up with heat in most areas.  Both buildings have had some thermostat breakage and HES has had boiler issues.  The latter has...
Happy Holidays!  Our last student day of the year is Wednesday, December 22, 2021.  Smith Academy dismisses at 11:15 a.m. and Hatfield Elementary Dismisses at 11:55 a.m. We said good bye to Mr. Buckland on Friday here at Smith Academy.  He will be missed.  Dr. Conor Driscoll has been appointed to succeed him.  He will start his duties on February 5, 2022.  We...
Wood's Weekly    Principal Search - I am waiting for a couple more applicants to arrive.  I had a few people email me but I haven’t seen their applicants in School Spring.  We are conducting interviews from noon to four on Thursday, December 9, 2021.   We will be scheduling an evening event for parents to meet the finalists before a selection is...
Wood's Weekly - November 19, 2021 As many of you know, Mr. Buckland is leaving Smith Academy.  I will be doing an internal posting for the Principal position for Smith Academy today and a public posting on Monday.  I am going to go for a full time replacement.  I think there are candidates willing to make the move, and after meeting with teachers they agree it’s best...
Wood's Weekly November 12, 2021 COVID-19 Update As a community we have done so well staying close to zero, weekly, for COVID-19 cases.  This past week we have had a number of COVID-19 cases in both schools.  The information changes rapidly now, as we are conducting both Pool Testing on Tuesdays and Fridays, and lately we have been running Test and Stay Testing.  You may...
COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Resources: The Department of Public Health has the following communication resources available about COVID-19 and flu vaccinations: Webpage about vaccinations for children ages 5-11: Parents are encouraged to contact their health care provider for an appointment or visit VaxFinder.mass.gov. Booster Eligibility Graphic and COVID-19 booster...
Dear HPS Community:     In recent days, we were notified of six covid positive cases from individuals within the schools.  Because of this, nursing and administration worked closely with the Hatfield Covid 19 Coordinator and the Hatfield Board of Health over the weekend to do the following:   Assured that any potential close contacts from within the...
Consent and Stay Protocol   We very much appreciate the prompt response our parents provided to initiate the test and stay protocol in our schools on Friday.  Our goal is to keep kids in classrooms and in school as much as possible.  This approach is one tool we have available.  Your quick phone call to provide permission is great.  We do, however, have to have the...
    Happy Halloween!!!!   1. It doesn't get any better than this to walk into Hatfield Elementary School and be greeted by this scary image (Jen Constantine) at HES .  The students and teachers were enjoying the day dressed up!  What a great way to enjoy the community.   2.  The Spooktakular is tonight beginning at 5:00 pm and ends at 7 pm...

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