CPS Superintendent's Update
PERSEVERANCE * RESPECT * INTEGRITY * DEDICATION * EMPATHY
Superintendent's Update - 6.11.2021
Dear CPS Community,
The 2020/21 school year is coming to an end next week, and students and teachers are completing this incredible year with celebrations and many fun events that will create lasting memories for years to come. It is wonderful to see the excitement this time of year brings when end-of-year announcement e-mails are sent, and everyone is working hard to make events as special as possible for our students. No one is letting the obstacles of this school year take away from these wonderful events that culminate the entire school year and years of service for many of our staff. Please enjoy the pictures below of all the great events occurring in the schools. I want to take a moment to express my sincere appreciation and thanks to all the CPS staff, students, and parents who came together to make the best of a unique, ever-changing, and challenging school year. The hybrid and remote learning models adopted were not easy for any of us. We would not have been as successful if it were not for the collective efforts and cooperation of all involved. Thank you!
As the transition to summer begins, I know that next year's school opening is on everyone’s mind, including if there will be any accommodations or considerations made for students, staff, and families as we return to a more traditional school year. Over the summer months, I will be sending updates to you on protocols and procedures we will be adopting for the fall, given guidance from various state agencies. At this time, we know all school districts across the Commonwealth will be returning to full-time, in-person learning five days a week. All state and Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) distancing requirements implemented this past school year will be lifted. This guidance allows the school administration to plan and prepare for the fall reopening of schools; we will endeavor to return to a sense of normalcy as we create classroom rosters, student schedules, and design programming for all students. I am committed to keeping the health and safety of our students and staff at the forefront of our decision-making.
As you begin to make the transition to summer with your child(ren), please refer to the curriculum newsletter which contains grade-level activities to help students remain connected and engaged with learning during the summer months. The resources provide many ways students may engage in learning in fun, exciting ways. Keeping students engaged in the learning process maintains skills and helps with the transition back to school in the fall. We encourage you to work with your child(ren) this summer to help reinforce the importance of learning.
I would like to congratulate the entire CPS Community on your dedication and perseverance this past school year. It was a monumental task, and your patience, resolve, and support throughout the process were truly appreciated. Our success lies in the caring, committed, and dedicated CPS staff members who went above and beyond to maintain relationships with students and advance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you!
I wish you the happiest and most enjoyable summer vacation. This is the final superintendent’s weekly newsletter of the 2020/21 school year. As previously stated, I will be sending updates from time to time over the summer months and will keep you informed of decisions and plans for the fall reopening of school. I look forward to connecting with you again in the 2021/22 school year. Be safe and have a happy, healthy summer break.
Jay Lang, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
CPS District Dashboard Document
The district dashboard document represents the number of positive COVID-19 cases involving students and staff in the Chelmsford Public Schools during the reporting period specified. This information is reported to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in the aggregate, however, this dashboard document lists cases by the school in the table provided.
Juneteenth - Saturday June 19, 2021
Read Aloud Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper
World Language Trips and Opportunities
There is still room in our student travel opportunities at CHS. Please see the student travel trip to Costa Rica and service-learning opportunity to Puerto Rico for spring 2022. Please see the informational brochures below for each of these wonderful opportunities.
Costa Rica Information
Contact: Jess Nollet at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Chrissy Gill at email@example.com
2021-2022 Bus Registration
CPS Summer Learning Resources
High School Summer Required Work
Suggested Summer Reading Gr. 5-12
Chelmsford Public Library Reading Challenge
CHS Class of 2021 Commencement Replay
Parker Middle School Grs. 6-8 Students Orchestra Prepare for Final Concert
7th Annual Parker Classic
Last week, over forty 7th and 8th grade students participated in the 7th Annual Parker Classic Floor Hockey Tournament. Since the gymnasium is currently being used for lunches and storage, the students played some old-school street hockey in the back parking lot. Congratulations to The Bruins for taking this year's title & congratulations to all students who participated!
CHIPS Preschool Room 7 Remote Students Digital Bulletin Board
CHIPS Preschool Field Day
CHIPS Preschool "Touch A Truck" Event
Art Expression at Lions PRIDE Preschool
"V" is for Vacation in Kindergarten at Harrington Elementary
Byam Elementary Gr. 4 Outdoor Math Measurement Fun!
P.E. Fit Fest Fun at South Row Elementary
South Row Elementary Remote Student Fun Day!
"Fun with Fundraising" for the Center Elementary Playground
From McCarthy Middle School "Lobby Band" to "Lawn Band"
Announcements and Events
DESE - COVID-19 Resource
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has released the first of weekly updates to their website on the number of positive COVID -19 cases reported by school districts, charter schools, and collaboratives, and approved special education schools statewide. This report may be accessed on DESE's COVID-19 web page.
MA DPH - COVID-19 Reporting
The Department of Public Health (DPH) releases weekly, color-coded health metrics for all municipalities in the Commonwealth. With each weekly update of the color-coded health metrics.
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.