CPS Superintendent's Update


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Superintendent's Update - 9.10.2021

Dear CPS Community,

The first few weeks of school are behind us, and we are in the full swing of the school year. It always amazes me how quickly everyone adjusts to the routines at the beginning of the school year. Our students and staff have been terrific in relearning many of the nuances of in-person learning after being away from it for awhile. Although we have some adjustments to make in the coming weeks as we re-roll out full in-person learning, I am confident that everyone will be able to handle the adjustments as we return to a more normal education.

I continue to ask for your assistance in providing your child’s COVID vaccination status and consent to participate in our weekly COVID pool testing program. Further, for your child to be allowed to remain in school if identified as a close contact of a COVID positive individual this year, consent is required for your child to participate in our Test and Stay protocol. Please take a few minutes to review the information about these important COVID mitigation strategies on our website, and follow the links to provide consent for your child to participate, as we look to keep our students and staff as safe as possible this school year.

This year is the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the country. We remember the sorrow of that day, however, also the dedication, commitment, and strength of those who responded to the tragic events. Please take some time this weekend to reflect on this historic event that has changed us as a nation.

I am refining and will soon post our CPS COVID dashboard to the website. The dashboard will provide weekly information on the number of student and staff COVID cases, and pool testing results as the school year progresses. Please take a few minutes to enjoy some of the pictures below of students in the new school year. Have a great weekend.

Yours truly,

Jay Lang, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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2021-22 COVID Pool Testing Information

CPS Will Continue with its free COVID Pool Testing in schools. Please see more about COVID pool testing on our website.

Substitute Teachers and Nurses Needed

The Chelmsford Public Schools welcomes individuals who are interested in contributing to the successful educational experiences of the children of Chelmsford. Substitutes play an important role in the educational process. The contributions and services our substitutes provide are necessary for the continuity of educational instruction and health care for our children. For more information on becoming a substitute in our district, please use the links below.

Substitute Teacher Link

Substitute Nurse Link

Open Houses

Families, please join each of our schools for curriculum night this September. Each school will send out specific information about this event. Be on the lookout for this information in your school newsletters. Dates and times for each school can be found on our website.

Community Education Course Catalog

As we begin our Fall 2021 session, we are excited to return to in-person programming and are offering a diverse collection of courses. We provide a balance of programs to support academic, social, and physical growth. We strive to meet the interests of all of our patrons. The goal of Community Education has always been to bring people together, and now more than ever we are committed to that mission. Please see the course catalog to sign up today.

Community Education is Hiring!

Chelmsford Community Education is looking for a few more staff to join our team. Start or end your day mentoring the students of Chelmsford! We have openings for before-school and afterschool programs, which run from 7:00 a.m.- 8:45 a.m. and after school from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Flexible afternoon schedules are available (3:30-5:30, 3:15-6:00). This position is open for adults and college students. Please apply using the following link.

Center Elementary Promotes Kindness

P.E. Class Fun at McCarthy

South Row Elementary Has PRIDE

Byam Elementary 4th Grade Celebrates "Dot Day"

Fall Sports Are Back!

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In Case You Missed It - Summer News!

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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.