CPS Superintendent's Update


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Superintendent's Update - 4.14.2022

Dear CPS Community,

This is a short week for us, as there is no school tomorrow Friday, April 15th as we head into spring vacation. Schools are closed from Monday, April 18th through Friday, April 22nd, and reopening on Monday, April 25th. Monday, April 18th is referred to as “Marathon Monday,” and for the first time in three years, the Boston Marathon will be held. The past two years have been canceled due to COVID-19 and now many runners and participants are excited to host the event again this upcoming Monday. This event traditionally is held on the Massachusetts celebrated holiday of Patriots’ Day. Patriots’ Day commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, the start of the Revolutionary War where the colonists fought for independence from Great Britain. Please visit the Patriots’ Day Reenactment Schedule if you are looking for something fun to do on Monday.

As you are preparing for vacation week with travel and gatherings, please be sure to remain vigilant with your personal mitigation strategies to help control the spread of COVID-19 by using proper handwashing protocols, remaining home when feeling ill and distancing from others – also be sure to use your at-home test kits if you experience symptoms of COVID-19 this week. It is important that everyone do their part prior to the return to school so that we can end the school year in our current learning and event state.

If you are looking for information about vaccinations, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is partnering with local businesses to host free COVID-19 vaccination clinics during school vacation week, April 18th – 24th, at a variety of family-friendly venues such as trampoline parks, skating rinks, zoos, bowling alleys, and even Six Flags amusement park. Anyone who gets a vaccine or a booster dose at these clinics will receive a fun giveaway such as free admission tickets, bowling, bounce time, or goody bags. The clinics offer a fun way for the whole family to get up to date on their COVID vaccinations. The clinics are free to everyone 5 and older and no ID or proof of health insurance is required. For more information about the clinic dates, times, and locations, please refer to the following link.

I hope you enjoy this week’s newsletter highlights below. I wish you a wonderful holiday and vacation week and look forward to seeing everyone upon return to school.

Yours truly,

Jay Lang, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Upcoming Events

Next week:
  • View complete athletics schedules here

  • No School, 4/15, All Day

  • April School Vacation Week, 4/18-4/22, All-day

  • School Committee Meeting, 4/26, 6:00 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Registration, 4/47, 9:00 a.m.

Kindergarten Registration

Registration appointments are required. Please make an appointment with our registration team using the link below. For more information and required documents, please visit our registration page.



Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2022, from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.


Chelmsford Public Schools Central Administration Office, 230 North Road, Chelmsford, MA.

Center School Scholarship

Attention CHS Seniors! Are you a former student of Center Elementary School? If so, don't miss your chance to be awarded the annual $500 Center School Parents Teacher Organization Scholarship. Submissions are due on Friday, April 29. Learn more here.

Project 351 - Parker Middle School Student Clothing Drive

Parker Middle School 8th grader and PRIDE Rep Riley B. organized a clothing drive in her role as a Project 351 Student Ambassador. Project 351 is an independent nonprofit organization that builds a movement of youth-led service by engaging an unsung hero from each of Massachusetts' 351 cities and towns. United for a year of leadership and service, Ambassadors transform communities, elevate kindness, advance social justice, and gain the courage, compassion, and capabilities to lead change. This clothing drive benefitted the Cradles to Crayons non-profit organization that provides resources such as school supplies and clothing to homeless and low-income children.

Byam Elementary Talent Show

CPS Performances: Byam Talent Show – March 26, 2022

Officer Ozzie Visits Byam Elementary

Parker's Got Talent Show

CPS Performances: Parker's Got Talent – April 8, 2022

CHS International Luncheon

Lead Like a Girl 2022 Workshop

The Lead Like a Girl 2022 Workshop, held Saturday, Apr. 9 at the Chelmsford High School Career and College Readiness Center, was about teaching individual empowerment and leadership to young students in the Chelmsford Public Schools system. The workshop, which drew a dozen students from Grades 1-5, was a huge success. For more information and to view the photo gallery of the event, please visit our website.

7.19 News - Spring Newscast

7.19 News: Spring 2022 Newscast

CHS Students Participate in "Spark Alpha Final Pitch Program"

Chelmsford Community Education Summer Catalog

Welcome to Summer with Chelmsford Community Education! We are happy to be able to provide quality summer programming for your children (and a few for you grown ups) with a variety of options to support any schedule. With full day, half day and weekly care and enrichment programs for all age ranges, we have something educational, entertaining, and just plain fun for everyone!

At Chelmsford Community Education, we celebrate education as a lifelong process. We provide a balance of programs to support academic, social, and physical growth. Our goal is to offer activities that meet the needs of all our patrons.

We rely on feedback from our Community. Please reach out to us if there are courses you would like to see offered in the future.

For more information, please visit our website, or call us at 978-251-5151.

Robyn Adams


CHS Class of 2024 - Ukrainian Relief Shoe Drive

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Greater Lowell Health Alliance (GLHA) Survey

Dear Chelmsford Community,

Your input is needed. Complete the Greater Lowell Health Alliance (GLHA) survey and win one of five $50 gift cards. This is a terrific opportunity to be heard. The GLHA has launched the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment to understand the needs and priorities for Chelmsford and our surrounding communities, so that the health department, hospitals, community organizations, schools, non-profits, policymakers, and leaders can make informed decisions. Currently, the survey is in the data collection phase, conducting focus groups, key informant interviews, and a community survey. Along with Chelmsford, the GLHA is collecting data from eight communities including Dracut, Billerica, Lowell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Westford, and Dunstable. Your input is crucial so that we have a good representation of Chelmsford residents. The survey is anonymous and will take about 15 minutes. At the end of the survey, enter your details for a chance to win one of five $50 gift cards. The deadline to submit the survey is April 30, 2022. The survey is available in multiple languages and in paper copy at the Town Hall, Senior Center, and Chelmsford Public Library.

Begin the Survey

Sue Rosa, RN, CHO

Public Health Director, Town of Chelmsford

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Parker PTO Scholarship Application 2022 For CHS Seniors

The Parker Middle School PTO Scholarship is open to any Chelmsford resident high school graduating senior who attended Parker Middle School and will be attending a two- or four-year college or university. Please attach a personal letter describing your experiences at the Parker Middle School and how they influenced your high school years. Please return this application, a personal letter, resume, and your transcript by April 22, 2022. Students are responsible for submitting all required forms. The CHS Guidance office will not send transcripts. Any applications submitted without all requested forms will not be considered in the voting process. Applications should be e-mailed to ptoparker@gmail.com.


Paper - Free Online Tutoring for CPS Students

Welcome back CHS students! As you shift from vacation to study mode remember you have your own tutoring service in Paper Learning. Live editing, solutions to math problems, AND MORE are a mere live chat away! Log on to Paper through your student CLEVER account. To learn more about PAPER, please visit our website.
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Past Superintendent Newsletters

Please find Dr. Lang's previous updates on our website.

CPS Employment Opportunities

The Chelmsford Public Schools utilizes School Spring to advertise job postings and the online application process. To apply for any of our positions, please visit our website.



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.