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Parent Update – March 9, 2023

Mar 9, 2023

Home 9 Superintendent Updates 9 Parent Update – March 9, 2023

Good afternoon,

Please find below this week’s Parent Update. I also included a reminder about math night tonight in my text 🙂

This week’s Parent Update will include:

  • Celebrations
  • Congratulations
  • Policy Update
  • Registration
  • FY24 Budget Hearing

CELEBRATIONS

Congratulations to the Greenfield High School Boy’s Basketball team for making it to the state tournament Sweet 16.  It was a great season!

Please check the GHS website for the spring athletic schedule.

GHS took part in Wellness Week this week in collaboration with the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG).  Students are participating in a variety of health and wellness-related activities including some trivia during lunch.  Some positive data regarding our students’ health and wellness practices were also shared through posters across the school.

CONGRATULATIONS

We are pleased to announce that we have hired our new Director of Technology – John Grimaldi, who joined us this week.

We also hired our new Director of Early Childhood, Meril Miceli. Meril will begin in Greenfield following the April vacation.

We would like to congratulate Dr. Janet Dickinson, our Director of Pupil Services on her upcoming retirement, effective June 30.

POLICY UPDATE

The School Committee voted to revise policy IHBG Home Schooling. The revision allows students who are home-schooled to participate in extracurricular activities, including athletics. Students who are interested in participating in extracurricular activities will need to provide proof of residence in Greenfield and completing any required documentation for participation.  For extracurricular activities, please contact the building principal. For athletics, please contact the Athletic Director.

PK – GRADE 12 STUDENT REGISTRATION

Student registration for the 2023-2024 school year has begun for all grades, including preschool through grade 12. We are asking for the families of any incoming kindergarten students to please register for school as soon as possible so we can determine class sizes.

Evening hours will be available by appointment by contacting Andrea DiTullio at 772-1323.

We will also have registration events at Greenfield Gardens on March 14 from 4 pm – 5 pm; Leyden Woods on March 16th from 4 pm – 5 pm and at Oak Courts on March 16th from 5 pm – 6 pm.

A reminder to families – a birth certificate or other original proof of age, immunizations and proof of residence in Greenfield are required for registration.

 

FY24 BUDGET HEARING

The budget hearing is scheduled for March 10, 2023 virtually at 11:30 am. The Zoom link and budget materials can be found on our website under School Committee, Meetings as well as on the front page of the website. We have created an FY24 Budget Information section of the home page and all budget updates will be added there for easy access.

The Budget Subcommittee meeting recording from February 28 is available on the GCTV website if you’d like to review the discussion.  The Superintendent’s Budget as presented at the subcommittee meeting remains the same for the Budget Hearing on March 10.

Take care,

Christine

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