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Parent Update – June 2, 2023

Jun 2, 2023

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This week’s Parent Update will include:

  • Upcoming Events
  • Strategic Planning Update
  • Re-envisioning our School Facilities Update
  • Summer Camp Opportunity

UPCOMING EVENTS

Greenfield High School graduation will be held tomorrow, Saturday, June 3.  We are happy to host this celebration in our GHS auditorium at 10:00 am.  The ceremony will be live-streamed through GCTV for those not in attendance.  We congratulate all 72 graduates!!

Grade 4 Step Up Day will be June 8th.  Grade 4 students from all three elementary schools will visit GMS to meet teachers and administration, take a tour of the school and hear about all of the exciting opportunities at GMS.  Grade 4 families please watch for information from your building principals.

Please save the date for our 2023 Summer Eats Kick-Off! It will be held on Thursday, June 22 from 4 – 6 pm at the Green River Swimming & Recreation Area. The rain location will be GMS. The Food Service Department will be serving a FREE meal from their new Food Truck, and there will be lawn games, crafts, activities, and resources from community organizations. We hope to see you there!”

The last day of school as of today is June 22.  That will be an early dismissal for students and staff, including our students at AEL.  Morning students will attend and our full-day students will have an early release.

STRATEGIC PLANNING UPDATE

The Strategic Planning Task Force made up of School Committee members, City Councilors, administrators, staff, families, and students, will meet Wednesday, June 7th to review the draft of the final Strategic Plan.  Following the Task Force meeting, the Strategic Plan will be presented to the School Committee for a vote on June 14th.  We are very excited to come to the final steps in creating the Strategic Plan.

As a reminder, this group met several times in the fall to review data along with strengths and opportunities for improvement in the district.  A survey was sent out and focus groups were held with community members and staff.  The administrative team then used all of the information gathered to draft action steps.  That draft will now be reviewed by the Task Force.

I greatly appreciate the time and effort everyone gave to get to this point in the process.

RE-ENVISIONING OUR SCHOOLS UPDATE

This work has not been forgotten! The end of the school year gets very hectic but we are still working on the logistics of the two options last discussed at the School Committee.  We thank you for your patience as we do the more time-consuming, detail-oriented work.  Feedback from the staff will be the next step in the process so we can consider points raised in our ongoing planning.

SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITY

Would a one-week summer camp scholarship help your family this summer? Thanks to grants from the Opioid Task Force and the Massachusetts Rural Vaccine Equity Initiative, the Foundation for Community Justice is offering summer camp scholarships (while funding lasts) to Franklin County families who are working on healing and/or recovery. Referrals are made by local agencies or schools. Visit the foundation website to learn more. https://healingfranklincounty.com/camp-scholarship/

Take care and enjoy the weekend

Christine

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