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Parent Update – November 9, 2023

Nov 13, 2023

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

This week’s Parent Update includes:

  • Upcoming Events
  • New Facilities Director
  • Re-Envisioning our School Facilities
  • Vaccine Clinic and COVID Test
  • Weather Information


This is a reminder that we have no school on November 10 in observance of Veteran’s Day.   The district will also have an early release on November 22 (no PK) and no school on November 23 or 24 for the Thanksgiving break.


I am pleased to announce that we have a new Director of Facilities and Grounds following Eric Hevy’s departure in October.  Michael Boudreau will be joining the district on Monday, November 9.


The School Committee heard a review of the options for redistricting and a brief summary of the process that has brought us to this point.  A copy of that summary is available on the district website on the front page. All of the documents that have been created regarding redistricting are located on the front page of the website. If anyone needs assistance locating these documents, please feel free to contact your building principal, me or my administrative assistant Lauren Rice.   


We have our last scheduled flu and COVID vaccine clinic tonight, Nov 9 at Newton School. Preregistration is required so please visit the Health and Wellness page of our website.


As we saw from the forecast last night and early this morning, winter weather is possible at any point now.  At times, I may decide to close schools, have an early dismissal, or delay the opening due to weather or other factors.  I make the decisions after consultation with a number of key people and prioritizing the safety of our students and staff.  I realize that at times, parents/guardians may not agree with my decision to keep schools open.  Please contact your child’s school if you choose to keep them home in these circumstances. Any school closures will be shared through School Messenger as well as on TV and the district website. It is very important that you keep your contact information updated.  Please contact the school office if you need to provide a phone number or email change.

Take care


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