Superintendent's Newsletter

Dear Members of the Hatfield Community, On June 1, 2018, as family, friends, teachers, and community members looked on, members of the Smith Academy Class of 2018 walked across the stage in the Sherry A Webb Gymnasium to receive their diplomas from Mrs. Catherine Englehardt, Chairperson for the Hatfield School Committee.  The evening was filled with laughter and tears as the graduates...
Dear Hatfield Parents, Guardians, and Students, I am writing to update the community on any potential changes to the school schedule for the 2018-2019 school year. Earlier this school year, the District piloted a later start time for Smith Academy, as well as, combined K-12 bus routes. Parents and students were surveyed after the pilot run. The Schedule Committee reviewed the results and all...
Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, and Hatfield Community Members I am excited to announce that work began on May 17 on the remodeling and upgrade to the Frank Abarno Library at Smith Academy.  The new library will include new ceiling tiles and lighting, new carpeting and all new furniture. Technology upgrades include eighteen new state-of- the-art computer stations and a multimedia...
Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, and Staff: The Hatfield Public School District has recently updated the "Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan". The Plan is designed to provide parents, students, and staff with information on what bullying is, how someone would report suspected bullying, the process involved in the investigation of reported bullying, the resources and services that...
To the Hatfield Community, On May 3, 2018, The Hatfield School Committee approved a $5,569,832.46 school budget. The budget uses a total of $1,204,706.58 in school choice funds,  revolving accounts, and government grants. The local appropriations in the proposed budget is $4,361,125.88. This is the amount that will be requested at Town Meeting on May 8, 2018. The original amount of...
Dear Hatfield School Community,  On May 2, 2018, The Hatfield Public Schools, in conjunction with Hatfield HEADS Up and the Northwest District Attorney's Office, is proud to announce that it will screening the film  "Resilience". A documentary about adverse childhood experiences (divorce, substance misuse, mental illness, domestic violence, and others) - their effects on health...
Dear Hatfield Community,At it's April meeting, The Hatfield School Committee approved a new Wellness Policy for the Hatfield Public Schools. The policy was the result of work done by the Hatfield Health and Wellness Committee.  After months of reviewing new federal and state requirements and regulations, meeting with various stakeholders, and surveying staff, student, and parents; the...
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members, The Hatfield Public Schools is proud to announce that this year's production is "Shrek the Musical" The fairy tale story of a lonely ogre who finds true love. The musical promises both memorable performances and great music.  The schedule for the performances are as follows:Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m.Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m.Friday,...
Dear Hatfield Community,     On March 29, Smith Academy is proud to be hosting "The Smith Sessions"  A series of workshops featuring experts addressing various topics ranging from issues involving social media to the college application process.  The evening will start with panelist  providing a general overview of their particular area of expertise followed by...
Dear Residents of Hatfield,     The following information was presented at the March 14, 2018 School Budget Hearing:     The overall proposed school budget for fiscal year 2019 is $5,661,605.74. This budget uses a total of $1,208,706.58 in offsets. The offsets include $952,664.47 from school-choice monies, $124,847.54 from federal grants, $84,694.57 from preschool...

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