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Hadley Virtual Book Fair November 9-22

Please see this update from the Hadley PTO

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Support Hadley School while helping your child discover new books, favorite characters, new series, and amazing adventures!ย 

Our virtual Book Fair will be open from today, through November 22nd.

Books will ship directly to you, with free shipping on book only orders of $25 or more.ย 

Visit today and see all the amazing books available.

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/hadleyelementaryschool

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Since we cannot meet in person for our Cookies & Milkย  Story time, we would love to collect videos of our students, faculty, staff, and beyond reading childrenโ€™s short stories. We will create a Facebook Event for our Story Library and post videos there for you to share with your children.ย 

Please email videos to us at hadleypto@swampscott.k12.ma.us, or share via Facebook Messenger to Hadley Elementary School PTO.ย 

Thank you for your support!

The Hadley PTO

https://m.facebook.com/HadleyPTOSwampscott/?ref=bookmarks

 

Hybrid Update & Flu Vaccine

The Superintendent’s office sent home this letter today about our reopening on Monday, October 26th.

The link in the letter is not working but it was directing you to this page from MA regarding the Mandatory Flu Vaccine.ย 

As always, we are updating our Reunite 2020 page and our Covid 19 pages with the latest communications and information. These pages can be found on our SPS home page or through the Resources tab – Families/Students.

 

iPad pick up information for grades 1 & 2

Please visit our website to learn more: https://sites.google.com/swampscott.k12.ma.us/digitallearning/student-ipads

A partial shipment of iPads arrived mid week. There is only enough for our Grade 1 & 2 families at this time.ย  We are working around the clock to prep them for parent pick up for next week.ย 

  • Parents must first sign an agreement to borrow an iPad. One agreement per iPad needed.
  • Parents must sign up for a pick up appointment via sign up genius

Swampscott 1:1 Chromebook Program Details

Website to learn about the Chromebooks: https://sites.google.com/swampscott.k12.ma.us/digitallearning/student-chromebooks

Letter sent home to families on Friday, August 27th about the program

SPS Fall Reopening Plan – REUNITE 2020

ย Fall Reopening Plan- REUNITE 2020

Submitted to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Friday, April 14, 2020

DESE Fall Reopening Facilities and Operations Guidance

The Department of Education Fall Reopening Facilities and Operations Guidance can be accessed by clicking on this link

 

 

Swampscott will begin 1:1 Chromebook Program for ALL students in grades 2-12 in August 2020

Below is an excerpt of the letter sent home to families on June 24, 2020. For the full letter, click here.

Dear Families,

We believe in Swampscott that all students should have an equal opportunity to the same resources and quality education as their peers. Our goal has always been to provide a Chromebook to all students in grades 2-12 as part of our curriculum. The CARES Act, a federal grant program, has allowed us to supplement our existing inventory with enough devices to finally launch a 1:1 Chromebook program in grades 2-12 for the fall of 2020 no matter what our learning model looks like.

All students in grades 5-12 will be issued a device to take to and from school each day.ย 

All students in grades 2-3-4 will be issued a device that will live at school in their classroom unless we are engaged in distance learning in some form.

We want to keep our families in the loop of these decisions because they may impact your choices this summer to purchase or not purchase your own home devices. To caution, any device that the district provides will be managed by Swampscott Public Schools, and therefore will be limited in what students can access outside of schoolwork, unlike a home device that can be used for broader web surfing and gaming. However, this may provide relief for families who do not have enough devices, are still sharing, or are unsure if they should purchase a device for their children in light of this recent pandemic.

Sincerely,

Pamela R. H. Angelakis, M.A., M.Ed.
Superintendent of Schools

Extended Closure Enrichment Activities

SPS Extended Closure Enrichment Activities

 

At this time, the state guidance we have been provided thus far is that the suspension of school means that these are non-school days. While these will not count as school days, it is our hope that families and caregivers will encourage and support their students to continue to engage in valuable enrichment activities. To assist families in this capacity, we have worked with our teachers to create a website that will guide you to resources your students can access directly and activity ideas that you can share with your students.

We encourage students to keep practicing the skills they have been working on in their courses of study.

  • Under the “School” tab at the top of this page, you will find links to specific schools and grade levels where you can find additional advice, links, and other resources. These resources were assembled by our SPS teachers to support learning during the hiatus.

  • The “Family Project” tab links to some general resources and ideas of activities to involve the entire family. It has been compiled and shared by Worcester Public Schools.

  • The “Digital Resources” tab contains links to some sites prepared by Google with activities to engage students.

Please check this page periodically for any updates regarding the resources or expectations for learning during the closure.

Students with disabilities and English learners who normally receive specialized instruction should expect additional communications directly from their Special Education or English as a Second Language Teachers.

Swampscott Public Schools COVID-19 Updates

https://www.swampscottps.org/coronavirus-covid-19-information/

Swampscott Public Schools’ first priority is the health and safety of our students and staff. We will use this page to continue to update families about our communications home to families and our trusted resources. At this point, there is no significant risk to the SPS community relative to COVID-19. Any district plans or responses will be developed in accordance with the latest guidance from the Swampscott Board of Health, the MA Department of Public Health, and the Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC).

You can access up to date information about COVID-19 on the website MA DPH COVID-199. Moving forward we will continue to communicate with you regularly as new information comes available via our website and emails to families.ย