Weekly email: August 5th

Middle School art work at Smith Academy

August 5th, 2021

 

Good morning everyone, 

I hope that you are enjoying a safe and restful break.

Please find below a brief update of SA news and upcoming events for the next few weeks. I will send out a more detailed email next Thursday.

Do email with any questions or concerns.

Best wishes

Chris

 

New faces!

Please welcome the following new faces to our district: 

  • Interim Superintendent, Mr. Micheal Wood 
  • Director of SPED and Student Services, Ms. Molly Bremner
  • Food Services Director, Mr John Halpin

We are in the process of hiring a new Band and Music teacher and hope to have good news on this front soon!

 

Schedules and locker information

Please be aware that locker information and provisional schedules have been uploaded to student e-lockers on the portal.  Ms Sacks, our Guidance Counselor will be in the office from August 19th to answer any questions - please email in the first instance: dsacks@hatfieldps.net. Caregivers and students who do not have access/ are experiencing issues with accessing the portal should email Ms Kristy Dadmun in the office: kdadmun@hafieldps.net

 

Aug 20th new student (and care provider ) orientation at SA: 11am-1pm

  • 11 - 11:15 - Welcome and introductions (Gym)
  • 11:15 - 11:45 - Classroom visits and meet the staff 
  • 11:45-12 - Students to collect hard copies of: schedule, handbookacademic calendar, student information forms & locker information from Ms Sacks
  • 12 - 1 - Eat & mingle over snacks in the cafeteria

 

Back to school planning

The HPS Admin team is currently working on back to school planning around the Acceleration Roadmap, published by DESE. This is a document focussed on guiding schools to provide equitable recovery for all students from academic and social and emotional gaps brought about through COVID learning experiences. The Smith Academy plan will be shared prior to the start of school.

 

Mask recommendation inside the building

Hatfield Public Schools encourages the use of masks during any presence in our school buildings during the summer. Masking indoors and other safety guidance is not required but is strongly encouraged. The DESE summer guidance is in alignment with the state guidance encouraging unvaccinated individuals to continue to wear a mask. The DPH mask advisory advises unvaccinated residents to wear masks in indoor settings when they can't socially distance themselves.

 

Updates

Athletics updates

Nurse Updates

School Committee meeting calendar 

 

Upcoming dates

  • First day of school for staff: August 23rd
  • First day of school for students: Thursday 26th
  • Labor Day - no school: September 6th
  • Rosh Hashanah - no school: September 7th
  • Open House at Smith Academy: September 9th, 6-8pm