Welcome Back to ESCS!

September 2022 Family Newsletter

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Welcome our new Principal, Dr. Samaria Hashem!


Our new Interim Principal Dr. Samaria Hashem has been an educator for 32 years. She has been a classroom teacher and administrator and has curriculum development experience. She is enjoying meeting parents, community organizations and working with the team at Central Office.

ESCS Open House

Thursday, Sep. 15th, 5-7pm

50 Cross Street

Somerville, MA

Please join us for our ESCS Open House! You can meet your student's teacher and find out what to expect for this upcoming school year.

New COVID-19 Protocols

Please note that our COVID-19 protocols have changed for this school year. You can find detailed information here.


Masks are optional for students and staff, we will have them available if your student would like one.

Please monitor for symptoms (using the linked checklist) and keep your student at home if they're sick.

We will do testing for symptomatic students at school.

Staff and students are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated.

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Pre-K and Kindergarten Orientation

ESCS has a new Pre-K Classroom! Welcome the SMILE program to our building!

Pre-K and Kindergarten orientation days are August 31st and September 1st. This is a great chance to meet your student's teacher and see their classroom for the year! You should have a scheduled time for this meeting, please reach out to Family Liaison Gisela Hernandez at ghernandez@k12.somerville.ma.us if you are have questions about this orientation.

Pre K and Kindergarten classes begin on September 6th. Please note that Pre-K classes end at 11am this first week, students will take home a grab and go lunch.

New Pre-K Teacher Eva Mancio

My name is Eva, (Ms. Mancio) and I’m so excited to be teaching Pre-K this year! I’d like to share with you a little bit about myself. I grew up just outside of Boston in the city of Chelsea with my family who immigrated from Guatemala. In 2020, I received a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Children, Youth, & Families Studies from Lesley University and currently attend their graduate school of Education. This is my 3rd year at ESCS and I can truly say it's an amazing community. I feel so fortunate to continue my professional career here and look forward to working alongside all of you! During my free time I enjoy traveling, reading, baking, spending time with my family and friends, and taking walks with my dog Bear.

Meet Some of Our New Educators!

Welcome from the ESCS PTA!

The East Somerville Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a group of parents and other family members who work with the teachers and staff to support our students and our community. We plan events, raise money for classroom needs, organize volunteers and advocate for our school with the city school board. Please join or renew your PTA membership for the 2022-2023 school year! Membership is FREE. As a member you will receive information about school events and volunteer opportunities and be able to vote at our general meetings. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/ESCSmember2022
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Please note there is no school on 9/2 and 9/5. Enjoy the long weekend!

Line Up Areas

This year, 3rd grade classes will line up with the fourth grade classes on the Glen St. side of the building.

6th grade classes will line up with the 5th grade classes in the Pearl St. park. We will be around to help direct students!


  • Pre K and K will enter through doors to their classrooms.

  • 1st and 2nd Grade will line up and enter from the Cross St. park (next to the main office)

  • 3rd and 4th grade will line up on Glen St.

  • 5th and 6th grade will line up in the Pearl St. Park and enter the door next to the 3rd/4th grade hallways.

  • 7th Grade will line up in the soccer field.

  • 8th Grade will line up in the basketball court and enter through the door near the cafeteria.

Want to Know More About Unidos?

Join us on September 19th (Grades K-2) and September 21st (Grades 3-4) for an online presentation. Zoom link to follow.