Superintendent's Newsletter

The Hatfield Board of Health has voted to require face coverings for all persons aged two or older who enter the school buildings.  This is effective beginning Monday, August 16th.  Masks are available at the front entrance of each building should you arrive without one.  Sanitizer is also available.  There will be more to follow for those who require waivers because they are...
Emergency Rental Assistance Program: Massachusetts renters with a household income of 80 percent or less of the Area Median Income (AMI) that are having trouble covering rent and/or utility payments may qualify for assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development. The program can pay for...
Many families are worried about their child's mental health, but aren't sure where to turn or how to get started. The Department of Mental Health (DMH) created Handhold, a new family-friendly website:  https://handholdma.org/  created by a team of mental health and child development experts in partnership with parents who have been there.   Handhold is...
To All Community Members,  The Hatfield Public School District will be applying for the following federal grants for the fiscal year 2022: Title I, Part A, Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies Title II, Part A, Supporting Effective Instruction Title IV, Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants IDEA, Part B, Entitlement and Discretionary...
Hatfield Public Schools is applying for a state grant to assist with the additional costs of meeting the needs of students during the ongoing pandemic.  We are hopeful to get your input as to what you think the needs of students, staff and parents might be as we return to school this fall.  Please take a moment to complete this survey by August 20th  to help inform us as...
Mr. John Halpin has joined Hatfield Public Schools as our new Director of Food Services.  Mr. Halpin has over 30 years of experience in the private sector food industry at every level.  He recently was a regional executive for UNO's.  He started on July 27th and is already busy looking at what needs to be done to prepare for opening day.  In preparation for his hire we...
  Some eligible families may not be aware that they qualify for new monthly payments of $250 to $300 per child through the expanded federal Child Tax Credit (click here for Spanish). While many families will automatically receive this benefit, families whose income was not high enough to have had to file taxes in recent years may not be aware that they qualify. Resources at...
      The Hatfield School Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Wood as Interim Superintendent of the Hatfield Public Schools. He will start on July 12th.  Mr. Wood comes to Hatfield with nearly 30 years of experience in district leadership. After starting his career as an elementary school educator, he transitioned to serving as a...
The FY22 Proposed Budget was presented to the school committee on April 26, 2021 and was approved 5-0. Here is the presentation for your reference. The next step is the town vote on May 11 at the annual Town Meeting.         The FY22 Budget Priorities presentation was shared last evening. The identified priorities to move our district forward include...
Dear Hatfield School Community, Please see the following items concerning access to the Hatfield Public Schools:  The Hatfield Public Schools will remain off-limits to all but authorized personnel. The office hours will be from 6:00 am until 2:00 pm at Smith Academy and from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm at HES. The public is asked to use email or to call with any school-related business....

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