Update 5/30/2020

Dear HES Families,

Hello everyone!  The weekend weather is shaping up to be beautiful, and I hope your family can enjoy it.

We started the process this week for families to gather their student's belongings at school.  Each grade level has an assigned day for pick-up between the hours of 7:30am and 12:00pm.  The items will be spread out on the sidewalk outside the front of the school.  The belongings of older siblings will also be there.  Please take a moment to pick up your child's belongings.  The schedule next week will be as follows:

Grade 2 Monday, June 1

Grade 3 Tuesday, June 2

Grade 4 Wednesday, June 3

Grade 5 Thursday, June 4

Grade 6 Friday, June 5

The district has established a District Leadership Team for the purpose of planning for the opening of school in the fall.  The team is being co-facilitated by Superintendent Robert, and incoming superintendent Dr. Martin McEvoy.  The team is represented by school committee members, as well as administrators and staff members from HES and Smith Academy.  The team held it's first meeting this week, and began the process of developing a survey to be sent to families.  The survey will seek views regarding various aspects being considered for the opening of school.  Families should look for this survey late next week.  

Just two more weeks of school.  I hope you can hang in there with remote learning for that time.

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