CPS Superintendent's Update


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Superintendent's Update - 5.6.2022

Dear CPS Families,

This week was full of wonderful events to celebrate Teacher Appreciate week in the schools. The PTOs and schools planned special surprises for the staff to show their appreciation for all they do to help support students. There were many smiles and laughs by all. I cannot say enough about how fortunate I am to be the superintendent of such an incredible community and staff. Our staff goes above and beyond to provide students and families with an education that is world-class. If you have not had a chance, I encourage you to drop a note to a staff member before the end of the school year to let them know that you value their dedication and hard work on behalf of our students. It is never too late to show your appreciation.

As I turned the calendar to May, I was amazed to see there are only about (6) weeks remaining until the end of the school year. There have been numerous inquiries as to the last day of school this year. At the April 12th School Committee meeting, we reviewed the tentative last day of school so families and staff may prepare for the closure of the 2021-2022 school year. Information about the last day of school and DESE regulations can be found in the April 12th school committee memo. The tentative last day for students is as follows:

CHS, McCarthy, Parker, Center, Harrington, South Row, & CHIPS

Last Day for Students: Thursday, June 16th – Half-Day

Byam Elementary ONLY

Last Day for Students: Friday, June 17th – Half-Day

I hope you have a nice weekend and can get outside to enjoy the spring weather we are experiencing. “Happy Mother’s Day” to all our wonderful caretakers in the community.

Yours truly,

Jay Lang, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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Upcoming Events

Next week:

Center Elementary Teacher Appreciation

Harrington Elementary Teacher Appreciation

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CHIPS Preschool Spirit Week

Chelmsford Tonight: CHS Science Pond with Science Coordinator Jon Morris

Chelmsford TONIGHT: Jon Morris and the Science Pond

CHS Seniors Earn Massachusetts DESE State Seal of Biliteracy

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award granted by state-approved school districts that recognize high school graduates who attain high-functioning and academic levels of proficiency in English and at least one other world language – through reading, writing, listening, and speaking – by graduation. Students who received a score of six in all four categories earned the Seal of Biliteracy. Additionally, seven CHS seniors received the Language Opportunity Coalition Biliteracy Achievement Award, presented to those students who scored at least a five in the four categories of their language of choice. In 2021, nine students earned the Seal of Biliteracy while eight seniors earned LOC Achievement Award honors and 10 seniors the LOC Biliteracy Attainment Award. To learn more about our students' accomplishments, please visit our website.

Chelmsford Public Schools is thrilled to announce that our long-awaited French and Spanish exchange programs will be back up and running this Fall, of 2022. We will be welcoming a group of students and teachers from Málaga, Spain September 8-20th, and a group of French students and teachers from La Rochelle, France, October 13-21st. We are looking for Chelmsford families to be host families for these groups while they are here. You do not need to speak French or Spanish yet in order to participate.

If you are interested in being a host family for a visiting student or teacher, please fill out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/tVEfHDLJewLonobH9

It's also not too late to enroll your student in the exchange program! CHS students will travel to France and Spain during February vacation, 2023. See itineraries below for information on how to sign up. If you have questions, please contact Jess Nollet, World Language and Cultural Exchange Coordinator at nolletj@chelmsford.k12.ma.us.

Malaga, Spain Student Exchange Experience

Chelmsford High School will be partnering with the San Estanislao de Kostka school in Málaga, Spain, for a student exchange program. This exchange will occur in the 2022-23 school year. We will need Chelmsford families to host Spanish exchange students in September of 2022, and our CHS students will travel to Spain from February 15-26, 2023 during the vacation week. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Ms. Nollet at nolletj@chelmsford.k12.ma.us or visit our website.

CHS 24-Hour Relay Set for May 21-22

The 24-Hour Relay returns to Chelmsford High School from Saturday, May 21 to Sunday, May 22 at The Plateau following a two-year absence due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The 24-Hour Relay, organized by the student-run Leaders In Motion Everywhere (LIME), consists of teams of 8-12 members who walk around The Plateau field for 24 consecutive hours. Throughout the day students will engage in theme laps, view movies, water gun fights, contests with prizes, midnight ice cream, and food trucks. To learn more about the 24-hour relay, please visit our website.

3D Print Club at McCarthy Middle

Pam O'Meara of McCarthy school hosts a 3D Print club every Thursday afternoon after school. This popular club host students in grades 5-8 to learn more about 3-D design and printing. All Grade 7 students at McCarthy and Parker receive instruction during their Design and Modeling Technology classes as part of their technology program of studies in school.

"Jazz Night" - Featuring CHS, McCarthy, & Parker Jazz Bands

CPS Performances: Jazz Showcase – May 4, 2022

CPS Middle School Music Festival

Each year, members of the CPS middle school music ensembles perform for numerous festivals and competitions, including the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Northeast Junior District Festival and the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association Festival. In past years these ensembles have also participated in outside festivals such as Great East or Music in the Parks, but this year marks the first time middle school band, chorus, and orchestra ensembles are performing for an in-house festival event. To read more about the CPS middle school in-house festival, please visit our website.

Harrington Elementary Grade 3 Author Visit with Natasha Lowe

Byam Walk-A-Thon

Did you hear the news?! Byam students who raise more than $250 for the Walk-A-Thon will be entered into a chance to win a “Ride to School with Officer Ozzie” and School Resource Officer, Dan Sullivan. Donations can be made by visiting http://givebutter.com/nRG82M

Byam Elementary School Art Gallery Walk

View highlights from the 2022 Byam Elementary School Art Gallery Walk, held Thursday, Apr. 28. Byam Art Gallery Walk Link.

Grammy Award Winning Mr. G Performs at Byam Elementary

Spring Recycle Day!

Clean out your garage, basement, and attic, and bring all that junk to Recycle Day! For a cash (check or cc) donation, we'll dispose of your TVs, scrap metal, electronics, small appliances, small engine equipment*, and more. Your donations help to support enrichment programming for students at McCarthy Middle and Center Elementary Schools.

For more information, please e-mail us at GiveJunk2Us@gmail.com

See the following flyer for more details, including the types of items we can accept. All small engine equipment must be EMPTY of oil & fuel.

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Past Superintendent Newsletters

Please find Dr. Lang's previous updates on our website.

CPS Employment Opportunities

The Chelmsford Public Schools utilizes School Spring to advertise job postings and the online application process. To apply for any of our positions, please visit our website.



The mission of the Chelmsford Public Schools is to educate, engage, prepare, and empower well-rounded and knowledgeable learners who PERSEVERE through challenges, demonstrate RESPECT and INTEGRITY in their words and actions, are DEDICATED to their community, and display EMPATHY as global citizens while discovering and pursuing their full potential.