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Parent Update – August 25, 2023

Aug 25, 2023

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This week’s Parent Update will include:

  • Welcome Back
  • Important Dates
  • Mass Health Renewal
  • Administrator Communications
  • Handbooks
  • School Messenger and Opt-Out
  • Title I Program

WELCOME BACK

Welcome back to school for the new school year. We are so excited to get ready for a new school year. I am sending this to provide some basic information as we look to the first day of school. Principals may send school-specific updates to families if needed.

IMPORTANT DATES

The academic year calendar is available on the district website but below are some important dates:

First Day of School Grades 1-12: Aug 30 which is an early release

First Day of School Grade Kindergarten: September 1 which is an early release for K only

First Day of School Preschool: September 5

Meet and Greet for all buildings: August 28

  • AEL 4 – 5 PM
  • Elementary 5 – 6 pm
  • Middle School 6 – 7 pm
  • High School 7 – 8 pm

MASS HEALTH RENEWAL

Families who need to renew Mass Health should be receiving information in the mail in blue envelopes. For more information please use this link: https://www.mass.gov/masshealth-eligibility-redeterminations

If you have questions, please use any help links on the MassHealth website.

ADMINISTRATOR COMMUNICATIONS

They will be sending communication to families each month with specifics related to their buildings and upcoming events. Please check your emails and the school websites for those communications close to the first of each month.

I will resume my weekly Parent Updates after the first day of school. My updates will generally include district-related information and will also be added to the website for reference.

HANDBOOKS

All Student–Parent/Guardian Handbooks are available on our website under each school.  Please review the handbooks for important information.

SCHOOL MESSENGER

School, district, and emergency communications are most often sent through the School Messenger program. We are including all families in the School Messenger list at the start of school. If you do not wish to receive these communications, you will need to contact the school and request to opt-out.

Please seriously consider this decision. Communication about emergencies, weather-related closures, or unanticipated early school dismissals would all be communicated in this manner, as will attendance calls if your student is absent if we have not received a call or note from the parent/guardian. Given this important information, we strongly urge you to remain subscribed to School Messenger.

TITLE I PROGRAM

Greenfield’s Title I program offers remedial and early intervention academic support programs provided by highly qualified teachers, specialists, and tutors. Please stop by our Title I information tables at each Title I school on Meet and Greet night. There will be flyers with more details on the Title I program as well as School/Home Compacts to sign. The Title I interventionists will also have some fun giveaways for our students while they last!

Take care,

Christine

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