CPS Superintendent's Update


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Superintendent's Update - 11.12.2021

Dear CPS Community,

It is wonderful to be showcasing so many in-person events this year happening at our schools in the weekly newsletter. We have just completed open houses, celebrated with PTO sponsored events, students have participated in dances and sporting events, and everyone is looking forward to the CHS Theatre Guild performance of Pippin. If you haven’t purchased your tickets, please see how you can go about purchasing them in the newsletter below. I know this school year has been a tricky one with a return to full in-person school, and I am proud and appreciative of how our students, staff, and families have continued to be flexible to help make this school year successful to date. Thank you for all your hard work – I look forward to more events as the school year progresses.

We will be sponsoring a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children ages 5 – 11 next Friday, November 19th from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the McCarthy Middle School. Information on how to register for the free vaccine clinic is included in the newsletter below. If you have not yet had an opportunity for your child(ren) to be vaccinated, please consider this free, local option.

A special reminder to our elementary families, next Thursday, November 18th is a half-day for students to allow for elementary conferences. If you have not scheduled a conference for your child(ren), please contact your school.

Please enjoy the pictures of recent events showcased this week and have a wonderful weekend.

Yours truly,

Jay Lang, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Upcoming Events

Next week:
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COVID Vaccine Clinic Sign-up Information Students Ages 5 - 11

A COVID Vaccine Clinic will be offered to all students ages 5 to 11 years old on Friday, November 19, 2021. Remedium Pharmacy will be on-site in the McCarthy Middle School Cafeteria at 250 North Road on Friday, November 19, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

An appointment will be made on November 19, 2021, for the 2nd dose of the COVID Vaccine to be administered on Friday, December 10, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in McCarthy Middle School Cafeteria.

To register, please go to the Remedium Pharmacy website.

Here are the steps to sign up:

  1. Go to www.RemediumRx.net
  2. Click the red button in the middle of the page that reads "Chelmsford Schools Student (Ages 5-11) COVID Vaccine Clinic".
  3. This will bring you to a screen that has Chelmsford. If you have more than one child, please register and sign consent for each child.
  4. Enter the Access code. The Access Code is Chelmsford
  5. Select the appointment time slot and click submit and sign up at the bottom of the page.
  6. Enter your child's demographic information and Click Sign up Now.

Please note:
  • A parent/guardian must accompany their child to the vaccine clinic.
  • Please bring a copy of your insurance card, however, no child will be denied a vaccine for lack of insurance.
  • It is recommended that individuals hydrate on the day of the vaccine.
  • Students will be observed for 15 minutes after the vaccine is administered.
  • It is helpful to have your child wear a short-sleeve shirt.

GaGa Ball Comes to Parker Middle School

Thank you to the Parker PTO for purchasing 2 GaGa Ball Pits for students to use on the playground. Parker has two pits assembled and ready for action. Thank you to Officer Sullivan, Mr. Souza, Mr. LaRosa, and some student volunteers. The first "GaGa Ball Pit" game was a big hit at recess!

CHS September Students of the Month

Six seniors were recently honored as Chelmsford High School named its Lions Pride/Rotary Student of the Month recipients for the month of September. Seniors Elizabeth Silva and Larry Yang were named from the Hawthorne House while Ellen Angwin and Vishant Raajkumar were honored from the Emerson House, and Sachi Badola and Katherine Mason from the Whittier House. To read more about the CHS September Students of the Month, please visit our website.

CHS October Students of The Month

Six seniors were recently honored as Chelmsford High School named its Lions Pride/Rotary Student of the Month recipients for the month of October. Seniors Alexandra LoCoco and Marcos Hernandez were named from the Emerson House while Katrina Janakos and Daniel Schiefen were honored from the Hawthorne House, and Alyson Moore and Joseph Baker from the Whittier House. To read more about the CHS October Students of the Month, please visit our website.

A Friendly "Hello", Connect 4, and Crazy Hair Day At Center Elementary

Buy Your Tickets On Sale Now For The CHS Theatre Guild Production of Pippin

The CHS Theatre Guild will be performing Pippin this month on November 18th, 19th, and 20th. Tickets are on sale. Please use the following link to buy your seats. If you have any questions, please contact our theatre director, Lauren Cochran, at cochranl@chelmsford.k12.ma.us. We look forward to seeing everyone there! For more information about Pippin, please visit our website.

Parker Middle School Students Showcase Their Central & South Asia Task Rotation Assessments

McCarthy Middle School Begins The 46th Year of Project 300 Food Drive

Project 300, believed to be the largest school food drive in the state of Massachusetts, will run from Monday, Nov. 8-15 at Chelmsford’s McCarthy Middle School with the hope of collecting 32,000 nonperishable food items. Along with the call for nonperishable donations, the annual drive will include a poster contest and t-shirt design contest; grade vs. grade competition; as well as "top student" and "top classroom" donations. Additionally, The Brickhouse "Dine and Donate" is slated for Monday, Nov. 15 at both The Brickhouse Center Grill at 1 Central Square and the Brickhouse Pizza at 67 Middlesex Street in Chelmsford. For more information about Project 300, please visit our website.

CHS Unified P.E. Class On Ropes Course

Chelmsford Community Education Classes

Chelmsford Community Education has 4 great classes coming up next week! Teen social skills, relationship advice, thanksgiving cooking, and children's dining etiquette skills - something for everyone in your family! For more information and to register, please visit the Chelmsford Community Education website.

CHIPS Little Free Library Books

CHS Winter Sports Registration is Open

Winter Sports Registration is now OPEN. All students must register in order to be eligible to participate on 11/29. All registrations must be complete by 11/18. Register today using the following registration link.

Paper 24/7 Free Online Tutoring Grs. 5-12

24/7, unlimited support isn't "witchful" thinking. It's a "fang-tastic "way to get back on track after this week of tricks and treats. Use this link to access everything you need to know about Paper.

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.