Boyden Weekly Update

January 7, 2022

Dear Boyden Families,

Happy New Year!

It was great to have the students back in the school this week and hear all about their vacations. Though the return brought some new challenges, as usual, the staff around Boyden has stepped up, worked together, and kept learning and safety the priority for the students. Your children are lucky to have such a dedicated group of educators caring for them.


Covid-19 Update

Moving forward each week in this newsletter, the positive Covid-19 cases for Boyden will be reported along with sharing the Data Dashboard link. Since December 23, 2021, Boyden has had 32 positive Covid-19 cases. Please refer to the Walpole Public Schools Covid-19 Data Dashboard for district numbers.

WPS Covid-19 Data Dashboard


As a reminder, if your child is experiencing any of the following COVID-19 symptoms, you MUST KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Muscle aches or body aches

  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)

  • Sore throat when in combination with other symptoms

  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea when in combination with other symptoms

  • Headache when in combination with other symptoms

  • Fatigue when in combination with other symptoms

  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms

Sportsperson of the Month

The "Sportsperson of the Month" goes to a student at each grade level going above and beyond in Physical Education Class. This includes(but is not limited to) following rules of the game, being safe, respectful of other students, taking care of the equipment, and playing fair. December's Sportspersons of the Month are below:

K: Hope Baker

1st: Harper Muir

2nd: Rowan Finnegan

3rd: Matthew Alexander

4th: Brynn Howard

5th: Margaret Klotz

Private Lessons through WPS Music Department

The Walpole Public Schools Music Department is pleased to announce the spring session for our Private Lesson Program for students in grades 4 - 12. If your child is interested in taking private instrument or voice lessons, here is your chance. Lessons are offered in flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone horn, tuba, piano, percussion, violin, viola, cello, guitar, and voice. All lessons are taught by accomplished performers on their respective instruments. The lessons are currently being taught virtually.

Session 2 will run from February 7th to June 17th. Registration is open until February 4th.

For more information, visit:

To register, visit:

For questions, email:

Tim Fleming (K-12 Music Coordinator) at

Boyden Buzz Podcast

A new episode has dropped, check it out here!

Here are the links to the podcast: Anchor and Spotify (account needed)

A Message from the Walpole Public School's Nurse Leader

Kindergarten Registration

Online Registration for incoming kindergarteners will be open from January 3-January 28th. Pre-registration is required. Click here to pre-register for September 2022 Kindergarten. Your child must be 5 before September 1, 2022, to register for kindergarten. Once the online portion of registration is complete you can provide the required documents during the period of January 3rd - January 28th one of the three ways below:

  1. Drop off at the main office of your elementary school from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

  2. Copy and mail to the school

  3. Scan and email them to the school secretary (

Please call the main office with any questions.

What's Happening Around Walpole?

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Important Boyden Dates


3rd - All students return

12th - Boyden School Council Meeting (3:05 PM)

Boyden PAC Meeting (Remote Meeting @ 7:00 PM )

14th - No School (Staff Training)

17th - No School (MLK Day)

25th - Term 1 Ends