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Parent Update – March 15, 2024

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This week’s Parent Update includes:

  • Upcoming Events
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Dental Program Update
  • Digital Equity Survey from
  • School Calendar
  • Wellness Program

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Greenfield High School Drama Club will present “Myth Adventures” at GHS Friday, March 22 at 7 pm and Saturday, March 23 at 2 pm and 7 pm in the GHS Auditorium.  Tickets are available at the door for $5 for students K – 12 and adults $10, children under 5 are free!

GHS As Schools Match Wits team versus Hampshire Regional will be broadcast on nepm (our local PBS channel) Saturday, March 16th at 7 pm.  We hope you can log on to watch this exciting match!

Our Special Education Parents’ Advisory Council (SEPAC) meeting will be Wednesday, March 20 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.  Interested folks can log in through this google meet link.

Please check the school calendar for parent/guardian and teacher conferences and changes to the typical school schedule coming up next week.

Our kindergarten enrollment is scheduled for the 2024-2025 school year!  Registration can occur Monday through Friday 8 am -4:30. Kindergarten screenings are scheduled for April 12 so please remind anyone you know who may have a student of K age to please register early!

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT

We are pleased to share that Stephen Sullivan will be joining the GPS as our new Assistant Superintendent, effective July 1.  Stephen is currently serving as the Superintendent of the Granby Public Schools.  He is looking forward to a position that is more directed involved with curriculum and instruction.  Stephen will take over when Karin Patenaude assumes the role of Superintendent upon my retirement on June 30.

DENTAL PROGRAM UPDATE

Unfortunately, the SMILE Dental program for GPS has been canceled due to staffing issues.  If we hear any additional information, I will share that with families.

DIGITAL EQUITY SURVEY

The City of Greenfield is working with FRCOG to develop a Municipal Digital Equity Plan.  The committee working on this plan is asking residents to complete this survey so they better understand barriers to internet access, affordability, and adoption. This survey should be completed by one person per household.

SCHOOL CALENDAR

The School Committee voted to approve the 2024-2025 Academic Calendar.  It is available on the district website under the Calendar tab or here.

WELLNESS PROGRAM

The School Committee voted to endorse the updated Wellness Program for the district.  This program outlines how the district will encourage healthy lifestyles for our students.  It is available on the Health and Wellness page of the website or here.  We encourage families to read the program and contact your child’s building administrator or nurse or Melissa Bednarski, nurse leader with any questions.

Take care,

Christine

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