Weekly Update

Masconomet Middle School

From the Principal's Desk

Principals Update

Dear Families,

As we close out another week and enjoy today’s beautiful weather as compared to last Friday’s snow(!), please be aware of the following items:

  • Morning drop off has not progressed smoothly the last couple of days. Students must exit their vehicles once on campus. They may not sit in vehicles to wait until 7:20 when the building doors open. Students are directed to the lacrosse field to wait (next to the faculty parking lot where drop off takes place) or they may walk around the rear of the building to the tent to wait. This is extremely important as a long line of vehicles formed on Endicott Road and blocked traffic. Mr. Monagle and I will be outside next week to ensure that students are exiting vehicles.

  • If your student is scheduled to be in the building on their cohort day, but will be learning remotely that day instead, you must call the main office attendance line to report it and the reason why. We must keep an accurate count of who is in the building on a given day. Thank you for your cooperation!

  • School is closed on Wednesday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day.

  • Finally, if you have an 8th grader who is interested in applying to Essex Technical High School, they will be holding a virtual presentation next week for any interested 8th grade students. Essex Technical High school is a public school that admits students from Boxford, Middleton, and Topsfield (among 14 other local communities) to their 24 career technical, animal science, and agricultural programs. During this presentation, students will gain a better understanding of all that Essex Tech has to offer. This will include how to apply to Essex Tech during the 8th grade year. See below for the presentation links.

  • Essex Tech Presentations – Monday 11/9 at 2:15 pm (For Cohort A), and Tuesday 11/10 at 2:15 pm (For Cohort B). Remote students can choose either date.

  • Essex Tech Monday, November 9 link: https://essexnorthshore.zoom.us/j/82093585224?pwd=djVXUDJWNFUrU3NWakpEOTRWNUszQT09

  • Essex Tech Tuesday, November 10 link: https://essexnorthshore.zoom.us/j/85765079028?pwd=VzRDWkNEVkU2YXh4cDNDeFAwVHFSdz09

Have a great weekend and enjoy the weather!

Phil McManus


Philip B. McManus, Ed.D.


Masconomet Middle School

20 Endicott Road

Boxford, MA 01921

978-887-2323 x20016