Haynes Happenings

News & Notes from Josiah Haynes Elementary School

September 24, 2020

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

One of my favorite commercials is an esurance ad that ran about five or six years ago. In it, a woman is sharing photos "to her wall" for her friends to see. It makes me laugh every time:

That's Not How This Works!!

As her friend shares when she tries to "unfriend her," that's not how this works. In the midst of this new way of doing school, we catch ourselves thinking about how this is not how this is supposed to work. But here we are, and here we are making it work.

I continue to be in awe of all that our educators are doing to maximize learning in our present situation, how flexible you as parents are in what we ask of you, and how incredibly resilient our students have been, both in school and when learning at home. Everyone is working incredibly hard to support the concept of five days of learning for each student.

As we enter the downward side of our first full week, we will continue to calibrate expectations and adjust as we go. Please continue to be in touch with your child's teachers and me to share what we need to know to best support your child and your family.


Jeff LaBroad


First Friday Principal Coffee on October 2

Please join Mr. LaBroad for the first First Friday Principal Coffee of the year, Friday, October 2 at 8:30 a.m. via Google Meet: meet.google.com/dyc-xsuk-nug. This open forum will be a great opportunity for you to share wins, challenges and questions with us. Joining Mr. LaBroad will be Assistant Principal Cara Blanchette, Literacy Specialist Megan Ring, Math Coach Julie Whitehead and School Counselor Veronica Rogers.

Virtual Back to School Night Thursday, October 8

Save the date! The Sudbury Public Schools will host virtual Back to School Nights on Thursday, October 8. The materials distributed will give parents the opportunity to learn more about our classrooms and what teaching and learning will look like this year. Presentations will not be live, and you'll have access to the material through the weekend to allow plenty of time to check it out. More details to come.

Changing Dismissal & Reporting Absences via Email

With our new front-office email address, you can easily submit requests to change dismissal or report absences. Simply email haynes_office@sudbury.k12.ma.us. Please note, we are no longer accepting paper change of dismissal notes.

Google Meet Expectations

A reminder of our shared expectations for all students when engaging in live remote learning.
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Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled

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Click here for the Haynes Reopening Plan for Parents

Please review carefully details about how we will safely "do school" upon our return.


Monday, September 28

Yom Kippur - NO SCHOOL

Friday, October 2

8:30 First Friday Principal Coffee (meet.google.com/dyc-xsuk-nug)

Thursday, October 8

Virtual Back to School Night

Monday, October 12

Indigenous People's Day/Columbus Day - NO SCHOOL

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Haynes Happenings

Haynes Happenings is the parent and family newsletter of Josiah Haynes Elementary School, published every other Thursday and distributed to families via email and shared at sudbury.k12.ma.us/haynes.