September 2022 District Newsletter
💬 A Message from our Superintendent 💬
We are off to an amazing start of the new school year. September is an amazing month in schools. It marks another year for our children in their journey to becoming future leaders of our community.
Seeing students back in school and in our classrooms with broad smiles has been amazing. Teachers in classrooms are back sharing their love of learning with students everyday. I am so proud of all of our staff who have worked so hard to begin the year in joyful spirits after the challenges of the past two year. I am equally as proud of all of our students who continue to be resilient and engaged in learning. We are also grateful for the generosity and support of all of our families.
The theme of the three year strategic plan is #HinghamTogether. We ask our families to join us in this theme. Below you will find a link to the communication plan we shared earlier this month with the school committee. In addition, below is a link to a chain of communication to help connect families with who they might ask if they have questions. Please reach out with your questions to your child’s teacher, counselor, or principal.
📝 Survey 📝
Throughout the year, we will share these short one question survey questions to gather your feedback.
Please fill out this one question survey to tell us three things you love about the Hingham Public Schools.
🍎 1st Day of School 🍎
✨ September Spotlight ✨
Plymouth River Starts a Composting Program
PRS has introduced a new initiative during school meals to encourage students to help the environment by utilizing composting bins. The compost will be used in the garden boxes behind the school.
South Elementary Welcomes the RISE I Program (K-2)
South Elementary has welcomed the RISE I program to their school which previously operated at East. This now joins both the RISE I and the RISE II program.
East Elementary Celebrates International Dot Day
East students and teachers celebrate International Dot Day. This day celebrates collaboration, creativity, and self-expression.
HMS Science Classes Care for an Endangered Species for the School year
🗓️ Upcoming Dates 🗓️
🕛 October 5 - Early Release - See early release times HERE
🍂 October 10 - Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day - No School
📩 Communications Plan 📤
The purpose of this plan is to align with the goals set in the 2022-2025 Strategic Plan and to elevate the overall communication that comes from the district as a whole. This plan intends to reach multiple stakeholder groups through a myriad of methods with the overall goal to share important, newsworthy, and positive information with the community.
See the button below for a link to the plan.
⚙️ Chain of Communication Document ⚙️
If you have questions or concerns but don't know who to ask or where to start, the Chain of Communications webpage is a great place to begin.
From questions about academic performance to building rental requests, this document is full of answers. See below for a link to the district website. You can also find this document on each of your schools' websites under the resources tab.
🌨️ No School Procedures 🌨️
Hingham Public Schools has a specific procedure that outlines what will happen when inclement weather occurs and a cancellation, delay, or unplanned early release must be called.
These are the ways you will be notified and can find this information:
- HPS Social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter will be updated
- School department’s website www.hinghamschools.org will be updated
- Aspen X2 email message will be sent out as soon as that is physically possible
- School Messenger phone calls will be made to all parents/caregivers no earlier than 6 AM
If you would like to read the full procedure to know the procedure, click the button below.