CPS Superintendent's Update
PERSEVERANCE * RESPECT * INTEGRITY * DEDICATION * EMPATHY
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.
Jay Lang, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Center Elementary Teacher Appreciation
Harrington Elementary Teacher Appreciation
CHIPS Preschool Spirit Week
Chelmsford Tonight: CHS Science Pond with Science Coordinator Jon Morris
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Malaga, Spain Student Exchange Experience
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
"Jazz Night" - Featuring CHS, McCarthy, & Parker Jazz Bands
CPS Middle School Music Festival
Harrington Elementary Grade 3 Author Visit with Natasha Lowe
Byam Elementary School Art Gallery Walk
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.
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.
CHELMSFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS MISSION
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.