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Parent Update – October 13, 2023

Oct 13, 2023

Home 9 Superintendent Updates 9 Parent Update – October 13, 2023

This week’s Parent Update includes:

  • Upcoming Events
  • Re-Envisioning our School Facilities
  • New Website
  • Safety and Security Protocols
  • Vaccine Clinic and COVID Test

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Greenfield High School Council meeting is scheduled for Oct 19th at 5:30 pm

National Honor Society Induction will be held on Oct 18th at 6:30 pm

Parent/Guardian and Teacher conferences will be held in October. Please contact your child’s school if you have questions about signing up for conferences.

  • Oct 26 – early release for grades K – 7 only – there is no school for PK
  • Oct 26 – conferences at Greenfield High School only – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Oct 27 – early release for all grades K – 12 – there is no school for PK

MCAS student results will be mailed home next week.

The Food Service Department is required to send letters to students who are directly certified for free or reduced-price meals.  This does not affect any student’s ability to eat for free through CEP and statewide universal free school meals. The letter will contain additional information, or please get in touch with the Food Service Department.

Please check your child’s school page on the website for additional information regarding events at individual schools.

RE-ENVISIONING OUR SCHOOL FACILITIES

At the October 11 School Committee meeting, the Committee tabled the vote on a model for re-envisioning our school facilities and the status of intradistrict choice until the November 8 School Committee meeting.

Information about this process continues to be available in various locations: on the district website, the GCTV site has recordings for full School Committee and subcommittee meetings; and through past and future Parent Updates. A July 19, 2023 article in The Greenfield Recorder is available here. If anyone was not able to see it at the time. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to my office or Jean Wall as the subcommittee Chair or the full Committee.

NEW WEBSITE

The district launched the new website on Monday, October 9.  The address remains the same at www.gpsk12.org. As stated previously, we expect there to be some glitches despite our best efforts.  Please contact my office if you find corrections that need to be made – thank you to everyone who worked so hard to create this new website

VACCINE CLINICS

We have two dates for flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinics. The current dates are Oct 20 at GMS and Nov 3 at GHS. Preregistration is required so please visit the Health and Wellness page of our website.

SAFETY AND SECURITY PROTOCOLS

Each year, we practice a variety of safety and security protocols.  We have already had our required fall evacuation drills and our shelter-in-place and lockdown drills will also be scheduled throughout the year.  These drills are conducted in collaboration with the Greenfield Police Department, the State Police, and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. 

Take care,

Christine

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