MARSHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Superintendent's Corner, September 6, 2022 #bettertogether

Opening Week 2022

Welcome Back!!


It was so wonderful to see students and staff coming together over the past week to open up the 2022-23 school year.


Teachers and staff were able to spend last Monday, August 29th, getting reacclimated to their schools and classrooms as they engaged in a variety of meetings with district and school leaders. The district was also excited to welcome close to 50 new teachers and staff to Marshfield during the districtwide assembly.


On Tuesday, our students in grades 1-12 returned to their schools and they were joined by their Kindergarten counterparts on Wednesday. The youngest MPSD students, our Preschoolers, joined in on the fun today as they began their school year at the DWS & EWS respectively.


Students and staff have been energized and excited about the start of the school year and it has been fun to be able to simply focus on teaching and learning as we gear up for a terrific school year. Below are a few pictures from opening week.

New MPSD School Committee Leadership

On August 23rd, the MPSD School Committee held their annual reorganization meeting and voted on new leadership for the upcoming school year.


For the 2022-23 school year, the SC Leadership will be as follows:


Chair- Sean Costello

Vice Chair- Brigid Boyd

Clerk- Richard Greer

Member- Lara Brait

Member- Kendra Stetson

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MPSD Wall of Honor for 2022

The Marshfield School Committee and MPSD Leadership team are excited to begin the process to select the district’s 5th Wall of Honor induction class. The purpose of this honor is to foster pride in our system through recognition of individual achievement of former students, teachers, coaches/advisors, administrators, school committee members and friends of the Marshfield Public Schools.


Wall of Honor Nomination Form


The deadline for submitting a nomination is 4:00 PM, Monday, September 22, 2022. Questions can be directed to WallOfHonor@mpsd.org.

Around the District

Town of Marshfield & Boys and Girls Club- 9/11 Memorial

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR! On Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at the Marshfield Boys and Girls Club, 37 Proprietors Drive, there will be a ceremony to remember this tragic day especially those who died on September 11, 2022.


The Town of Marshfield has been selected as one of the 75 communities designated as a lead public memorial location in America for the 2nd Annual 9/11 Day Flag of Honor Across America Memorials on September 11, 2022. We are proud to be able to gather in Marshfield and keep America’s promise that those tragically killed by terrorists on September 11, 2001 are never forgotten.


Launched in memory of the 20th Anniversary of that tragic day, the first 9/11 Day Flag of Honor Across America Memorials took place in 60 communities in 25 states on Saturday, September 11, 2021, also called 9/11 Day, a National Day of Service and Remembrance, and Patriot Day. This new annual memorial was designed and launched by Global Youth Justice, Inc., and selected by the United States government as one of only five official federal projects to support and co-launch on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Day in 2021.


Despite launching in the middle of a global pandemic, the first 9/11 Day Flag of Honor Across America Memorial Project was the largest national multi-site 9/11 Day Project on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Day on September 11th, 2021, and since Federal 9/11 Day began. In 2021, there were 60 official public sites, and 60 communities united to each hold a 9/11 Day Public Memorial in memory of 50 different victims from the 2,983 women, children, and men who lost their lives on 9/11/01 (2,977 victims).


PROGRAM:

Presentation of Colors: Marshfield Police, Fire and local Scouts

Pledge of Allegiance: Boys and Girls Club kids

Singing National Anthem: Marshalliers to Sing National Anthem

Religious Reflections:

General Remarks:

Reading of the names: (65)

Presentation of Taps: MHS Trumpet Players

Closing Remarks:


At the conclusion of the program everyone is invited for refreshments under the Molly Pavilion.


Please plan on joining us to honor the victims from Massachusetts who died on this tragic day. If you are interested in reading a name at the ceremony, please email Michael Maresco at mmaresco@townofmarsfield.org or Jim Bunnell at jbunnell@bgcmarshfield.org no later than Thursday, September 8, 2022 by 4:00PM.

New Apps for MPSD

MPSD is thrilled announce our new app for mobile phones! Stay up-to-date with access to events, documents, news from administrators, student stories, and even emergency notifications.


Download for Android


Download for IPhone

Fall Athletics Are Underway

Aspen Parent/Student Workflow Updates

Please complete the Student Information Update workflow for all your children as soon as possible. Please click here for instructions.


If after reviewing the instructions you are having difficulty, please do not hesitate to contact aspen@mpsd.org.

Note:

  • Pop ups need to be allowed in order for the form to open.
  • Please, double check the information before submitting it.
  • Make sure that if you have autocomplete feature turned on in your device, it won’t override what you have entered.

Updates From the Nutrition Department

We want to update you with exciting news about universal free school meals. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has decided to extend free school meals for all students through the 2022-2023 school year! This means that breakfast and lunch will continue to be served at no cost to all students. Please note that even though meals will be free for all, it is very important for families to still complete the household Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals for the 2022-2023 school year.


Getting Started


What you will need to provide during the application process:

  • The names and incomes of every member of your household
  • The school, grade, birthdate of every student in your household
  • Your social security number and electronic signature
  • (Optional) A valid email address or phone number for district communication about the status of the application.

If you are ready to get started, click the button below to begin the online process.

BEGIN APPLICATION PROCESS

MPSD Bus Schedules

Below is a link to the 2022-23 MPSD Bus Schedule. Please note that there may have been a few adjustments already made to the schedule at specific schools that have been communicated out by the specific schools.


Bus Schedule

Around the Community

Important Dates

September 8- MHS Open House

September 10- Marshfield Community Rib Cook-Off

September 12- Furnace Brook Middle School Open House

September 13- Marshfield School Committee Meeting

September 14- Districtwide Early Release

September 17- Marshfield Chamber of Commerce Lobster-Fest

September 22- MPSD Wall of Honor Nominations Due

September 22- MHS Senior College Planning Night

September 27- Marshfield School Committee Meeting

October 5- Districtwide Early Release

October 10- Columbus Day- No School

October 17- Marshfield Special Town Meeting

October 19- Elementary Curriculum Night

November 8- Professional Development Day- No School For Students

MPSD School Committee Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 13th, 6:30pm

76 South River Street

Marshfield, MA

Ventress Building