Superintendent's Newsletter

Winter Weather Decisions It feels to early to be writing this email, but looking at the forecast, and the thermometer tell me it's very timely.  Winter weather advisories are popping up on my email and my twitter feed so I want you to be aware how I make a decision for a school cancelation or late start and usually when I make it.  Usually, I start around 4:00 a.m. with a look at the...
Staying Healthy This Season: All of us here at Hatfield Public Schools want our students, staff and families as healthy as they can be during this especially noteworthy flu season.  It's in all of our interests that we do what we can to stay healthy.  On November 7, Commissioner Riley sent superintendents and charter school leaders a...
No School on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  Teachers and Administrators will be involved in all day professional development.    
Wood's Weekly 10-18-2022 Instructional Leadership The admin team continues to develop its ideas around our assessment plan, MTSS model and the data dashboard that will be used to inform decision making, including instructional planning and budget needs.   The team will be exploring a grant for curriculum materials.  We are looking at an assessment tool for Smith Academy...
Welcome Back! School starts for students in grades one through twelve on Thursday, September 1, 2022! Smith Academy starts at 7:25 a.m. for the first bell.  Classes start at 7:30 a.m.  Hatfield Elementary School opens its doors at 8:10 a.m.  Before School Program starts on Tuesday, September 6th at 7:30 a.m.  The after school program also starts on Tuesday, September...
Wood's Weekly 4-15-2022 1.  There is no school for PreK-12 grade the week of April 18 - 22.   2.  There is a survey looking for feedback on our District Improvement Plan if you haven't already given a response.        District Improvement Survey 3.  While the School Committee has not officially approved a school calendar they want...
Facilities Florence Roofing is working on fixing the HES Roof.  They have done a patch, but the leaks persist.  They are now looking at the drain pipe.  If that isn’t it we will look at the HVAC unit on the roof in the vicinity of the leaks. We did get heat in the HES conference room this week.  We are still waiting on parts for heating units above...
Wood's Weekly, 3/22/2022 1.  Spring is definitely in the air!  It's great to have the sun shining for so long in the day.   2.  It's been great to be fully staffed, administratively.  Melissa Pitrat joined Hatfield Elementary School as Principal on Monday, 3/14/2022.   3.  We hope to be working on the Hatfield Elementary Roof in the very near...
Superintendent Communication, February 9, 2022 Superintendent of Schools, Michael L. Wood   Policy The Commissioner of Education announced today that he will be lifting the state wide school mask mandate.  This provides the opportunity for the local Board of Health and the School Committee to discuss and decide how to move forward after February 28, 2022....
There will be no school on Friday, February 4, 2022 in Hatfield Public Schools.  The forecast predicted for tomorrow includes rain, sleet, ice and snow.   Our neighboring districts have also made a similar decision.  Be safe everyone.     Mr. Wood Interim Superintendent of Schools

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