Superintendent's Newsletter

      At its November 14 meeting, the Hatfield School Committee voted to endorse a resolution presented by the Massachusetts Rural Schools Initiative. The Massachusetts Rural Schools Initiative is made up of several small rural school districts throughout Massachusetts.  The Hatfield Public Schools is a member of this Coalition. The purpose of the Coalition is to bring...
Dear Members of the Hatfield Public School District: I wanted to take this opportunity to update the community about the many activities and initiatives that are taking place, both in our schools and in our community, that support the social and emotional goal, as outlined in the District Improvement Plan.The goal of the District Improvement Plan reads: By the end of the 2018-19 school year...
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently released the 2016 State Assessment Results for all Massachusetts School Districts.   This past year Hatfield students in grades three through eight participated in the PARCC Assessment. (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers). These assessments are computer based assessments measuring...
Dear Members of the Hatfield Community:     As the new school year quickly approaches, I wanted to take this opportunity to  let you know about some of the changes happening  for the upcoming school year and to welcome you back.     Starting this September, a new bus company will be providing services for students in Hatfield. Five Star...
 Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members:     I'd like to take this opportunity to acknowledge all those who have helped to make the 2015-2016 school year a successful year for the Hatfield Public Schools. Thank you to the teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, nurses, secretaries, kitchen workers, custodians, coaches,  bus drivers, and volunteers who help...
Dear Parents/Guardians:The Hatfield Public School District is hosting a community forum on June 8, 2016 at the Hatfield Elementary School at 6:30 pm.  Topics will include:·         Identifying risks for suicide·         Supporting children who grieve and how to help them·   ...
     I am pleased to announce that the Hatfield Public School District Health and Wellness Committee is offering a free Community Health Fair on Saturday, June 18 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm during the annual PTA Strawberry Festival at the Hatfield Elementary School.  The Health Fair is open to participants of all ages.  Vision screening, blood pressure screening, medication...
The Hatfield School Committee approved a proposed FY '17 budget at it's May 2, 2016 meeting. The overall budget is $ 5,222,286.67. This is a 4% increase from the FY '16 budget. Increases in the budget are mostly in the area of salaries and in special education, most other areas of the budget were either level funded or decreased.The budget uses $984,346.83 of school-generated revenue...
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members:Much has been in the news recently about lead and copper in drinking water. The Town of Hatfield Water Department regularly tests for lead and copper at sampling sites throughout the water system as required by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).  These sampling results are routinely below the Action Levels of 0....
Dear Community Members: April, May, and June are very busy months for the Hatfield Public Schools with many exciting events occurring in our schools. Starting on April 9, the 143rd Smith Academy Declamations will be taking place in the Frank Abarno Library. The Declamations is an important and unique tradition at Smith Academy where students will engage in public speeches that are always...

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