Update 5/15/2020

Dear HES Families,

Happy weekend everyone.  I hope our families are well.  I read an article this week about looking at the bright side of being quarantined at home with loved ones.  As you would expect, one positive is the quality time families are able to spend with one another.  My hope for our HES families is that this time together has brought you closer in a positive way.

Thank you to those of you who completed our remote learning plan survey.  There were 52 responses, and the results were generally positive.  Eighty-two percent of respondents either agreed or were neutral when asked if they were satisfied with the remote learning plan.  We will continue with our plan for the remainder of this school year.  Our staff has been working very hard and I appreciate their efforts.  We also will continue to reach out to individual families at least every other week to check in and provide assistance where needed.  We thank you for your continued support of your child's learning in this unusual time.

The PTA dropped off gift cards to local restaurants owned by HES families as part of teacher appreciation.  On behalf of our staff members, I'd like to thank the PTA, and the restaurants for this generous gift.

It feels like warmer weather may finally be here with us to stay.  I hope you can enjoy the outdoors in the coming days.

Take care,

Tim

 

Lexia Reading

All HES students have been given accounts to the online reading program Lexia.  This program allows students to work independently to develop critical reading and language skills through individualized, motivating learning paths.  Students can work at their own pace.  If your child needs assistance accessing Lexia, feel free to reach out to reading teachers Heidi Poulin hpoulin@hatfieldps.net, or Sara Woodard sshapiro@hatfieldps.net.  

Nurse's Updates

Please continue to use DPH practices for hand washing and face covering if you have to leave home. In addition, please continue to inform school nursing staff should students become sick. Please use the link here to see the latest Nurse’s updates

Grab and Go food updates

The District is currently providing a “Grab & Go” food service every Tuesday at the Hatfield Elementary School.  Please see the Hatfield Public School website under food services for more information regarding this program or contact Amy Hutchins, Food Service Director at ahutchins@hatfieldps.net or at 413-247-5010, ext.314

Google Classroom Support for the HPS district

Parents, we understand that there may be areas that we can support you with. Please use this link as a one-stop-shop for google tools support.

Special Education Services

We recognize that this can be a challenging time for families of students with learning plans. For information and advice, the Office of Student Services phone number is (413) 247-9534, daily 10:00-1:00.  Please also feel free to contact Michelle Otis, motis@hatfieldps.net  

Please also refer to the Special Education Parent Advisory Council via the SEPAC Facebook page: Hatfield Public Schools Special Education Parent Advisory Council