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October 18, 2021 Dear HPS Community Members: We are writing to clarify the  MA DESE DPH Covid Testing Program options available here at Hatfield Public Schools.  Please open links for details. 1. Consider one impact of becoming infected even if vaccinated:  everyone who tests positive, regardless of vaccination status, is required by MA DPH to isolate at home for at least...
HEADS Up Oct. 14 Virtual Event
Parents and Guardians are invited to join HEADS Up for a special virtual presentation and discussion about the impact of cyberbullying on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 6:30 pm.  "Upstanders" is a documentary screening followed by a brief presentation and community discussion about recognizing and responding to the impacts of bullying.  Audience size is limited....
To Members of the Hatfield Public Schools Community and HEADS Up Please join us for a virtual screening of the documentary  ‘The Upstanders’: Building Resilience and Empathy to stand against Cyber-bullying Thursday, October 14th at 6:30PM with local presentation / discussion immediately following   sign in to register at: Indieflex Upstanders Registration Page...
September 20, 2021.  Several local Pediatricians' Offices report that they need to delay or restict access for Covid testing to only those patients who have symptoms (see Norhtampton Area Pediatrics Sept. 17 e-newsletter).  Also, anecdotal reports from parents indicate similar issues at other local test sites:  there is a shortage of testing supplies.  ...
Sept. 15, 2021: Community Narcan Training Next Monday from 4-6 pm! At 154 Federal St., Greenfield MA   · Harm reduction specialists from Tapestry Greenfield’s Syringe Access Program will teach participants how to effectively use Narcan to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose · Hear from Youth Program participants about how young people can help to create more open...
Suicide Prevention Week Information
Sept. 8, 2021.  Thanks to an astute parent, please note the helpful resources on this Suicide Prevention Awareness flyer from suicideispreventable.org, a California agency.  If you know someone who may be at risk, please call or text the national help lines for support.  Every person, organization and community can play a role in suicide prevention by knowing the signs of...
Aug 31, 2021.  To facilitate COVID Vaccine Admininstration for interested families of eligible students, we are exploring the possibility of hosting a clinic here in Hatfield with our partners at the Hatfield Board of Health.  In the meantime, we invite families to consider enrolling their students (ages 12+) for a regular clinics being hosted by Northampton High School through...
Aug. 30, 2021.   We are pleased to announce that Hatfield Public Schools has been accepted for the 2021-22 DESE/DPH statewide Routine COVID Safety Checks project (formerly “Pooled Testing”).  Our new partner lab (Cambridge Innovation Center Health Co.) will be providing CIC PCR Testing  for all MA Schools.  Here’s the new Consent Form for all interested HPS...
Aug. 7. 2021.  Elite Olympic athletes including Michael Phelps, Naomi Osaka, and Simone Biles among others have been shining a long-overdue light on mental health.  Stress can induce anxiety and depression in any one of us; including the 35% of olympic athletes who have reported these health concerns.  Just as we wouldn't hesitate to seek health care treatments and supports for a...

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