Wednesday's Words

May 26, 2021

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Each spring one of our most important and challenging tasks is the development of new class lists that are balanced and allow all students to receive the instruction they require to learn and grow. Teachers and staff members take this process very seriously and put a great deal of time and effort into creating strong classroom communities of learners. Many different factors are considered during placement including students’ academic needs, social and emotional development, peer relationships and group dynamics. As a result, we are not able to accept or honor requests for specific teachers.


We recognize that students can be anxious about the beginning of a new school year, especially as we return to a more traditional school model following a year of hybrid and remote instruction. In order to try to eliminate some of that worry, we will be notifying students of their new teacher and classroom assignments during the last week of school. Our principals and administrative team are evaluating ways to support students as they transition and will be sending more information out to families in the next week.


Please be aware, that while classroom assignments are intended to be final - exceptional circumstances sometimes arise such as unexpected enrollment changes, maternity leaves or staff resignations, that could require changes to be made. If any changes need to be made to a child’s class placement, parents will be notified directly. While this is unlikely, we want to be sure all parents understand it is a possibility.


We look forward to the final weeks of the school year and to sharing in the many special celebrations that have been planned. Have a great week!


Sincerely,

Dr. Ingrid N. Allardi

Superintendent, Norfolk Public Schools

SUMMER ACADEMIC BOOST CAMP

We are glad to announce that we are able to offer the Summer Academic Boost Camp in grades K-5.


Families who have been invited to participate, and have indicated interest, will receive a confirmation letter in the mail within the next few days. The letter will have information about the teaching staff, the location of the program, and your child's group placement.


Thank you,

Victoria M. Saldana

Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Norfolk Public Schools

508-528-1225 ext. 1815

vsaldana@norfolk.k12.ma.us

INSTRUCTIONS FOR RETURNING TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT 💻

Attention Kindergarten Families


Please return all Norfolk Public Schools technology equipment;

ipads, chargers and cases

to your student's homeroom teacher by Friday, June 4th, 2021



Attention Families of Students in Grades 3-6


Please return all Norfolk Public Schools technology equipment;

Chromebook, charger and case

to your student's homeroom teacher by Thursday, June 10th 2021

For information about where and how to make an appointment, click on the link below.

Ms. Foster's Grade 1 Students - Play Ball! ⚾️

Ms. Moore's 3rd Grade Class - School Yard Clean-up