McGovern News!

September 17, 2021

We had a great week at McGovern and the school year is in full swing! Our students are engaged in beginning of the year assessments, enjoying their "special" classes, and have transitioned wonderfully to this new school year. Next week is our first 5 day week of the school year and it will be great to gain consistency and momentum as we move through September.

Please read below for important information about our upcoming Curriculum Night. Have a wonderful weekend.


Amy McDonald, Principal

Active and Continuous Learning: Educators Learning about the Science of Reading!

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Our Wellness Department developed Flow Charts to better explain how our Test and Stay program will work. Please see the the information below to understand how the program will work.

Test and Stay Flow Chart


We are excited to offer an in-person curriculum night September 30th. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback through our survey. Curriculum Night is an opportunity to come into the school and hear about your students' classroom and school experience. Family conferences are scheduled for December of this year, as a time to have a meeting about your student. As always, if you have questions or concerns about your student, please reach out to the classroom teacher at any time. During curriculum night you’ll hear about your students' school programming and approach from the classroom teacher.

In order to welcome all parents and guardians, each classroom will run two concurrent sessions of presentations. Classroom presentations will be divided into two 30 minute sessions to meet distancing requirements. Per State guidance, all participants are required to wear a face covering. Please review our District face-covering policy to ensure your face covering meets the criteria.

Next week you will be sent registration information for the event. All families attending will need to register in order to participate in Curriculum Night. Please only register for one session time per family. This will be a first come first serve registration, with ten family slots per session. Due to the number of families within our school and spacing requirements, we will not be able to move session times for families.

In order to eliminate close contacts, we will distance families three feet from one another in the classrooms. Curriculum Night is an adult event. On the night of the event, parents and guardians will go straight to the classroom during their session times. We will have signs posted and staff available to help adults to the classroom. Once your classroom session is over, we ask that you exit the building in order for our staff to get prepared for the next session. Classroom teachers will share all of their presentations with all of their classroom families at the end of the week.

The administration presentation of the event will be pre-recorded and provided to all families. The administration will also host an additional virtual drop in session the first week of October. This is for additional questions that may have not been covered in the presentation.

We are looking forward to the event and thrilled that we can provide a safe in-person experience for families. Your feedback about the night was valuable in our planning. We also recognize there was a variety of preferences of format for the night. While it is not possible to provide all of these options, all families will be provided the same information, and we are committed to work to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all families.

Event Details:

PreK, K and 1st:

  • Session One Classroom presentation 5:30-6:00PM
  • Session Two Classroom presentation: 6:15-6:45 PM


Our MEPTO group continues to be a strong partner in our elementary schools. Please find September's MEPTO Newsletter here.


The Medway Community Farm is hosting a FREE Fall Festival this Saturday. 12-4. There will be Hay Rides; a Pumpkin Patch; Face Painting; Food and Fun For All. They would love to see you!
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THANK YOU! This was much better this week! :)

Car placards have been distributed to families and are required for all families at dismissal. Even if we know your family from previous years, for the safety and security of our students, car placards are required this year for each family daily. If you are a car pick up family and do not have car placard, please reach out to Jennifer Suttill in our main office ( Ms. Suttill will ensure you get your car placard in your student's backpack. If you need multiple placards for multiple cars, please let us know.

Face Covering Policy

On August 31st, School Committee voted to reinstate last year's Face Covering Policy. Click here for the complete policy. This outlines the types of masks to be worn in school and when wearing a mask is required. Please see the face covering requirements for anyone inside the school building:

A face covering that covers the nose and mouth must be worn by all individuals in school buildings and on school transportation. Bandanas, neck gaiters, single layer face coverings, and face coverings with vents, ports or perforations of any kind are not permitted as an approved face covering.

Additionally, face masks or face coverings will not be required:

  • during mask breaks;

  • while eating or drinking;

  • while outside.

Breakfast and Lunch

Every child needs a healthy, nutritious meal to learn. Medway Public Schools offers nutritious meals to children each school day and breakfast and lunch will continue to remain free of charge through this school year. Please be sure to check out the menu here to ensure your child likes what is being served that day. You can find the menus by clicking on this link.


If you are not receiving email communications from the district or the schools, we are here to help. Please email and a team will work to ensure that you are connected.

Important Dates!

Sept. 16: No School, Yom Kippur

Sept. 25: Town Wide Yard Sale, 8:00-2:00

Sept. 30: Back to School Night, time TBD

Oct. 1: No Preschool Classes

Oct 11: No School, Columbus Day

Oct 13: School Site Council, 3:15-4:15 PM

Oct 20: MEPTO Meeting, 7:00-8:00 PM, Memorial School Library

Oct 24: MEPTO's Pumpkin Fair, 12-4 Medway Middle School

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