Happenings At MMJSHS!
From the desk of Christopher Lowe, Principal
Community Newsletter : Summer 2022 Community Update #2
I am happy to be sending out our second summer update for the 2022-2023 school year to our Woolie families and community members.
We have been hard at work this summer preparing for our students to return this fall! The preparations have been going fantastic and we are eager to see all of our students back in late August!
This most recent newsletter provides updates and expands upon the previous edition which was sent out earlier in the summer. Please make sure to read through the entirety of this document, as the additional information relates to the specifics associated with the opening of the school year.
If there is a need, I will be sure to share out an additional newsletter prior to the start of the school year.
- Link to Summer Community Update #1
- Free School Lunches for the 2022-2023 School Year
- New District-Wide Student Handbook
- From The Guidance Department
- FamilyID Documents
- School Photos Schedule
- 7th-Grade Supply List
- Freshmen Class Advisors and Freshmen Orientation
- Junior High Advisors
- Upcoming Events
- Bell Schedules
- Bus Routes
- Previously Shared
- Woolie Gear
Link to Summer 2022 Community Update #1 (Contains most of the Important Dates for School Opening)
This newsletter contains pertinent information about the opening of the 2022-2023 school year. If you haven't had a chance to read it, or need a refresher, we encourage you to click the link below.
From the Food Service Department
Free School Lunches for the 22-23 School Year!
On July 28, 2022, Governor Baker signed into law a one-year extension of School Meals for All for the 2022-2023 school year. The School Lunch Program will continue to be FREE for all students.
The free and reduced lunch form for the 2022-2023 school year is now available! Families are encouraged to complete this form because you may be eligible for other benefits. Completed forms should be returned to the Food Services Director, Mandi Donaldson (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Food Services Administrative Assistant, Lori Iwaniuk (email@example.com). The Food Services office is located at the Elmwood St. School (phone: 508-865-2929 and fax: 508-865-3420).
For more information, please visit the Food Services website.
Dear Students, Parents, Guardians, and Community Members:
On behalf of the Millbury Public Schools’ faculty and administration, I am pleased to introduce the 2022-2023 District-Wide Student Handbook, which has been reformatted to a single document in order to ensure consistency and ease of access for families.
The handbook is divided into four sections: the first section addresses policies and procedures that apply to all three schools and all of our students, grades PK - 12; the other three sections address school and grade-specific expectations and are organized under the headings, “Elmwood Street Elementary,” “Raymond E. Shaw Elementary,” and “Millbury Memorial Jr./Sr. High School.”
Guided by our district’s school’s core values and beliefs about student learning, we hope this handbook will serve as a helpful guide and resource for our students and their families. It contains important information about the policies, laws, and operating procedures that govern our District and ensures the structure and consistency necessary for a safe and supportive learning environment.
Please take a moment to review both the District-wide section of this handbook and your child’s school-specific section and please refer to them whenever you have questions throughout the year. We will ask that you confirm receipt of this handbook on a form that will be sent home as part of your child's new school year paperwork later this month.
Do not hesitate to contact your child’s teachers, principal, or assistant principal if you have any questions about this handbook.
Superintendent of Schools
Here is a link to the handbook.
From the Guidance Department
Hello from the Guidance Department,
We hope you have been enjoying your summer! Our schedule is ready for students to view. Students’ schedule will have the same format as previous years; a rotating schedule where they meet 5 periods a day and 2 classes are dropped. If your child is a current student of Millbury Memorial Jr./Sr. High School, they should be able to use their Aspen login to access their schedule. If your child is new to MMJSHS (including 7th-grade students), please request a Parent login through Diane Dearborn in the guidance office by using the Google form on the Student and Families tab on the High School website. Students will get their Aspen login as well as other important school specific information in the first week of school.
Students will be able to request changes via email or they can make an appointment starting the week of August 22, 2022 with their individual counselor, our guidance department administrative assistant, when guidance counselors return to school. Per usual, we will not be making appointments on Monday, the 22nd, as it is our first day back and we have pre-scheduled meetings for the duration of the day. On Tuesday and Wednesday, we will be prioritizing any student who has an empty spot in their schedule, as well as students that are new to the district.
Any student who has a full schedule but would like to change their courses can make appointments for Thursday and Friday. Please do not come to the school without an appointment, as our space and availability will be extremely limited.
We have some great news… an addition to our Department, Ms. Ashlee Cabral, will be joining the Guidance staff at the junior-senior high school. Many may remember Ms. Cabral from last year, as she filled in as a long-term substitute for us. We are so excited to have her back!
Please see the chart below to see who your child’s counselor is for the school year.
The direct line to the Guidance Department is (508) 865-5843. Counselor emails addresses are:
Ashlee Cabral - firstname.lastname@example.org
Taryn Holman - email@example.com
Maryellen Courtney - firstname.lastname@example.org
Heidi Desautels - email@example.com
Stephanie DeLucia - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Meservey - email@example.com
Diane Dearborn - firstname.lastname@example.org
We will work to return calls and emails as efficiently as possible. As always, thank you so much for your understanding. We can’t wait to see you!
The Guidance Department
Guidance Counselors back on Monday, August 22
Add/Drop Period ends Wednesday, September 14
Students who are looking to alter their schedule have a two-week period to make any adjustments. Students should reach out to their respective guidance counselors starting the week of August 16.
**Please note that this does not apply to any AP course, as our students were provided with a separate add/drop window for these courses. This window expired on July 8th, 2022. This information was shared out prior to the conclusion of the 2021-2022 school year and specifically referenced in our AP contracts which students and parents/guardians signed to allow access to the courses.
Family ID Docs
Many families that have students participating in athletics are familiar with this platform, which is extremely user-friendly.
We ask that once we are live with our school launch page, ALL families create an online account on this platform, prior to the start of school, as this is how we will be collecting documents moving forward. ***If you have previously done this, then you simply need to log into the platform using your login information.
Please click the link for a more comprehensive outline of Family ID, how it will be utilized, and how to create an account. ** Again, we are not officially live yet, but a connect-ed message will be sent once the page is active and live for registrations.
School Photos for the 2022-2023 School Year
Our school photos will be taking place during the first week of school as done previously. Please see the following dates for when pictures will be taking place:
9/1 - Grade 8
9/2 - Grade 9 (morning)
9/2 - Grade 11 (afternoon)
9/6 - Grade 7 (morning)
9/6 - Grade 10 (afternoon)
9/7 - Grade 12, STAR Program, SHINE Program, and All Makeups (morning)
Photo order forms will be mailed to home addresses and added to the school website during the early weeks of August.
7th-Grade Supply List for the 2022-2023 School Year
Meet the Class of 2026 Class Advisors
Freshmen Orientation: August 23 @ 9:00 am
Meet the Junior High Advisors
Mrs. Comeau is currently our Humanities Instructional Coach. She is a former ELA classroom teacher.
Mrs. Channell is currently our Reading Specialist. She is a former Special Education classroom teacher.
Both Mrs. Comeau and Mrs. Channell are so excited to embark on the class advising journey with our Junior Woolies! We are looking forward to seeing what activities and experiences the student's plan!
Meet the Coaches Night Athletic Informational: August 17, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
Our Athletic Director, Mr. MacCreery, will be hosting our annual Meet the Coaches Night on August 17 @ 6:30 pm in the Auditorium.
All student-athletes who plan on participating in a sport this year are required to attend this information evening with a parent/guardian. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. MacCreery at email@example.com
Band Camp Informational Flyer
Student Leadership Day Flyer
Freshmen Orientation Informational Flyer
7th-Grade Ice Cream Social Informational Flyer
Master Bell Schedule
In the Event of Inclement Weather, our schedule is as follows:
Copy of Summer Reading 2022 Descriptions
Need some Woolie Gear? We have you covered.
Be on the lookout for more gear that will be available during the year through fundraisers and extra-curriculars!
Millbury Memorial Junior-Senior High School
The Millbury Public Schools ensures equal employment and educational opportunities for its employees and students and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity (M.G.L. c. 151B and 151C, Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX), or on the basis of disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/ADA) or homelessness. In addition, the Millbury Public Schools does not discriminate against its employees on the basis of age (M.G.L. 151B/ADEA) on the basis of veteran's status, or genetic information.