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Parent Update – February 2, 2023

Feb 2, 2023

Home 9 Superintendent Updates 9 Parent Update – February 2, 2023

Good afternoon,

Below is the Update sent home.  Superintendents use a chart with information from various agencies to determine whether the temps are safe, either heat or cold.  Based on the forecast including windchill, the guidance does not indicate a closure.  I understand some families may choose not to send their children and we respect that decision.

This week’s Parent Update will include:

  • Upcoming Events
  • Cold Weather Tomorrow
  • Strategic Planning Surveys
  • Registration is Coming


The Greenfield 101st Annual Winter Carnival will be held Feb 3-5th.  GPS-specific events are:

Title I booth with take-home activities 9:30 am – noon Rec Dept, 24 Sanderson St.

FREE STEM laser light show 1:00 pm Greenfield Middle School auditorium

Give away books/flashcards 8:00 am – 10:00 am Adams Donuts 348 Federal St.


Tomorrow’s forecast is for very cold temperatures and an added wind chill.  This means our students really need to be dressed for the weather especially with multiple layers and hands covered. We will not have outdoor recess at our elementary and middle schools.  If our buses encounter issues, which is not expected, I will send a message in the morning.  If your child will not be in tomorrow, please just remember to contact their school to let us know they will be out.


As we continue the work of creating a multi-year, district-wide plan, we need your input.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  The survey form includes the opportunity to provide contact information if you are interested in participating in focus groups and/or interviews. We have extended the closing date for the survey for one more week.

Thank you to all of you who have already taken the survey. The links can also be found on the district and city websites.

Click here for the survey in English:

Click here for the survey in Romanian 

Click here for the survey in Russian

Click here for the survey in Spanish


Student registration for the 20023-2024 school year will be starting shortly.  The Academy of Early Learning will host an open house in February so please check the website for updated information in the next week.  Kindergarten registration at our elementary schools and registration for any other incoming student will open in March.  Information about evening hours for registration will be shared in the Parent Updates and included on our website and in the Greenfield Recorder.

Thank you for your assistance.

Take care


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