May 19, 2023
Cohasset Public Schools and Town of Cohasset to Talk Live with Astronaut Stephen Bowen at the International Space Station on 5/24/2023 from 2:00PM - 2:25PM Eastern Time.
The event is a 25 minute downlink with two-way audio and one way video. The audience will be able to view and speak directly to Astronaut Bowen. All students and staff of Cohasset Public Schools will participate in the event, and we have students from all grade levels asking questions and set to speak directly to Commander Bowen. The event will be streamed live on Facebook and can be seen on 143 TV. We will be providing more information regarding these viewing options before the event.
Steve Bowen grew up in Cohasset and attended Cohasset schools, and we are a proud of his accomplishments. We are thankful to NASA and especially to Astronaut Bowen for this gracious gesture. This generosity is inspiring and is truly emblematic of Cohasset Public Schools vision of "Empowering Students to Improve Communities." There will be additional information provided regarding this wonderful event in future communications.
Cohasset astronaut to return to space as commander of Crew-6 mission
Some of the Achievements of Cohasset Public Schools from 2020 - 2023
Images of the Week
Wonderful Cohasset High School Art Show!
Thank you to the Cohasset Education Foundation (CEF) and to the entire Deer Hill community for three wonderful Spelling Bees this past week. Thank you to all judges, emcees, and of course to the students. All three events were tremendous.
Pictures from CEF
And Vice Chair Mr. MacLellan. Love the spirit!
"Speaking of bees, many thanks to the Doherty family (aka Treespoke & Bespoke) for visiting Mrs. Frasier’s 3rd grade class today to teach about 🐝🐝🐝!" - Principal Sullivan
"Thank you, Cohasset PSO for Deer Hill’s beautiful staff appreciation luncheon!" - Principal Sullivan
"Many thanks to @SSArtCenter for exploring migrations theme in art and music with 7th grade today. Also a big thanks to the @CohassetPso for their generosity." - Principal Mills
" 'For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.' CMS Gr8 attended @commshakes production of RomeoandJuliet. Students are reading the classic in @DonnaMelia1 ELA classes. Thanks to whole Gr 8 team for a great day!" - Principal Mills
Safe Harbor Youth Ambassadors sponsored a Mind Matter Event for CMS and CHS.
CohassetEducationFoundation on Twitter: "The 14th annual CEF Spelling Bee is officially in the books! Deer Hill spellers, you all were fantastic! You better "bee-lieve" we'll "bee" back next year with plenty of bee puns! 🐝 Please follow our event sponsors Treespoke and @KevinLewisRE !#cefgoals #spellingbee pic.twitter.com/6Ufdi1ImeO / Twitter"
Cohasset Public School Budget Approved at May 1 Cohasset Town Meeting
During the Cohasset Town Meeting on May 1, our FY24 School Budget was unanimously approved. The following new positions will be added to our existing staff beginning the 2023-2024 school year:
*Grade 3 Teacher – DeerHill
*.50 Math Specialist – Osgood
*1.0 PreSchool Teacher – Osgood
*1.0 PreSchool ESP - Osgood
*.50 Math Specialist – DeerHill
*1.0 Math Teacher – Middle School
*1.0 Math Teacher/Specialist – High School
*.50 Athletic Trainer – High School
*1.0 Library ESP – Middle/High School
*1.0 Custodian – Middle/High School
Capital Items Approved:
*Bus Lease (8 diesel buses) - $90,000
*Replacement of aging Chromebooks (540) - $52,000
*DeerHill Furniture (Grade 3) - $35,000
*Smart Projectors/Panels (28) Middle School - $155,161
*IPADS DeerHill & Osgood (253 w/cases & chargers) - $93,960
Additional Approved Items: 1 time funding
*Cohasset Public Schools now offers Free Full Day Kindergarten - $300,000
*Increase to Supplies/Materials & Curriculum (Music/Arts K-12; MS/HS Math 6-12) - $272,188
All of this is exciting news and its great to see the Town supporting the Schools in our mission to place students first. We can continue to move forward with our vision of “Empowering students to improve communities” which includes 1)Teaching and Learning, 2) Social Emotional Wellness, 3) Resources, and 4) Communication and Engagement.
Thank you all for your hard work and dedication in assisting in the creation of this budget and your continuing support to provide an optimal teaching and learning environment by cultivating empathy, global citizenship, agency, inclusivity, and community engagement to empower students to realize continuous personal growth and achievement.
Director of Finance and Operations
Cohasset Public Schools
FOOD SERVICES INFORMATION
Please click on the link below to view the Cohasset Food Services Update. This will be a weekly feature added to the Navigator. We are excited to update weekly regarding our wonderful food service program.
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: Assistant Superintendent Leslie Scollins, Ed.D.
MCAS Testing Dates Spring 2023
Cohasset High School
ELA Grade 10 March 28 & 29, 2023
Math Grade 10 May 16 & 17, 2023
Physics Grade 9 June 6 & 7, 2023
Cohasset Middle School
ELA Grades 6-8 April 3 & 4, 2023
Math Grades 6-8 May 9 & 10, 2023
Science Grade 8 May 18 & 19, 2023
Deer Hill Elementary School
ELA Grade 3 April 5 & 6, 2023
ELA Grades 4 & 5 April 10 & 11, 2023
Science Grade 5 May 8 & 9, 2023
Math Grade 3 May 16 & 17, 2023
Math Grade 4 & 5 May 18 & 19, 2023
Please see below for the Academic Updates shared at the 5/3/2023 Cohasset School Committee Meeting
MCAS Action Plan Presented to Cohasset School Committee
Please see the professional development calendar below for more information about the professional development that is planned for the year.
Boston Globe Sports on Twitter: "From @JakeTLevin: Drawing upon its past setbacks to fuel its success, Cohasset primed for a postseason run as the top-ranked team in Division 4 boys' lacrosse @GlobeSchools @CohassetSportshttps://t.co/uXlRKSSJHg / Twitter"
Robin Chan on Twitter: "PHOTOS: #Cohasset boys lax defeats #Scituate 9-7 in non-league action @CohassetSports @ScitAthletics @ChrisMcDaniel88 @DavidWolcott1 @CoachPuzzPE_Lax #lax https://t.co/AqMcZ1gZ4t via @WickedLocal pic.twitter.com/TOqj07V9vc / Twitter"
"Aizza Chase (9 saves) and the D came up big in the second half to beat an excellent @GirlsDuxLax team 9-8! Libby Schiffmann scored the game winning goal!!" - @cohassetglax
"Congrats to Reese Hansen for her 100th point in only her second season! We were also glad to have Super Fan Jay back on the sidelines!!" - @cohassetglax
"Cohasset Softball with a GREAT team win over Rockland 9-3. Special THANK YOU to our seniors and families!" -@cohassetsportss
"Skippers bats stay hot as they beat Rockland 17-7. Multi-hit games from Nivaud, Sweet, Wimberly, and Lefevre. Nick Iontosca breaks through for his first win of the season on the mound. Next game is Friday at West Bridgewater." - Cohasset Baseball
"Skippers make it back to back wins as they take down the crusaders 9-4. Luc Nivaud got the party started early leading the game off with his first hole run of the season. Luc lefevre gets his second win of the week on the mound. Freshman kevin sweet slams the door for the save!" - Cohasset Baseball
"GREAT DAY for Cohasset Track! Boys and Girls both record wins over Rockland. Girls are your South Shore League Tobin Champions! Special THANK YOU to our seniors and families!" - @Cohassetsports
Substitute Nurses Needed!
Cohasset Kindergarten Registration 2023-2024
Kindergarten Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year for children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2023. Kindergarten registration packets are available online at the Cohasset Public Schools website www.cohassetk12.org under the Osgood News section or may be picked up at the Joseph Osgood School. For more information, please call Joseph Osgood School at 781-383-6117.
Whether you are a new or returning family, we are excited to begin this journey with you and look forward to welcoming you to our Cohasset Public Schools family.
Cohasset High School Vision of the Graduate
CHS Athletic Complex Update
We are excited for the new track. Here are some pictures showing the finished product!
Turf Renovation Completed!
We are excited that the turf renovation is completed. Thank you, Athletic Director Rotondi, Director of Finance and Operations, Susan Owen, Assistant Town Manager, Michelle Leary, and the entire town of Cohasset. We will share some professional photos of the turf in upcoming newsletters.
Excessive Student Absence Notification
Massachusetts General Law Chapter 76 requires that each school notify parents and guardians if their student has five (5) or more unexcused school absences. Parents and guardians will receive a letter when their child has 5, 10, and/or 15+ days of unexcused absences. The letter will also include the number of unexcused tardies and unexcused early dismissals.
Absences will be excused under the following circumstances:
After a medical appointment documented with a note from the medical office
Illness or quarantine with a note from the appropriate medical office
Observance of a religious holiday
Bereavement or serious illness in family
A child may also be excused for other exceptional reasons with approval of the Principal or designee in accordance with the school committee policy and the regulations set in Chapter 76
Daily attendance is essential to a student's success. Missing a significant number of days of school has a detrimental effect on academic and social development. Therefore, each school will work with individual families to support student attendance.
Cohasset Public Schools' Strategic Plan for 2021- 2024
Please Click on the Link Below to Access the Entire Strategic Plan
We are a proud METCO District!
A Downloadable Version of the Calendar Can Be Found Below
Just a reminder that for the 2023 - 2024 School Year, the first day of school for students will be Wednesday, August 30 (before Labor Day). There will be no school for students or staff the Friday before Labor Day. Please see the 2023-2024 School Calendar in the link below.
Cohasset Public Schools Vision of Equity
CPS Equity Vision Statement
BE THE CHANGE
Please visit our website for resources regarding the promotion of diversity.
Cohasset PSO Happenings
Cohasset Education Foundation (CEF)
Cohasset Education Foundation
Office of Student Services
Updated Information Regarding Joseph Osgood Preschool Program:
Peer Applications for School Year 2023-2024
The Joseph Osgood AM Preschool Session has a limited number of available spots for the upcoming school year 2023-2024. The application link can be found at the Office of Student Services Website or by clicking here. The application will remain open until all available spots have been filled, at which time the Preschool application process will be closed. Available spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
District Curriculum Accommodation Plan (DCAP) Revised
Opening Letters and Information Regarding Multi-Tiered Student System of Supports (MTSS)
Multi-Tiered System of Supports
To Parents/Guardians of Cohasset Public Schools :
The Cohasset Public Schools believes in providing the highest quality of education for our students. This letter is to provide you with information about a three-tiered instructional approach we use to meet this goal, referred to as Multi Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).
For MTSS, all students will participate in the core curriculum, with three levels (tiers) of interventions for students who demonstrate at-risk skills in general academics or behavior/social emotional areas. Each tier provides additional support beyond the core curriculum and instruction. All students receive formal and informal checks to measure their progress to determine if they are performing at an expected level. Behavioral and social emotional impacts are also monitored on a regular basis through the year.
● Tier One- As the largest tier, and the foundation for the entire framework, Tier 1 encompasses the entire school with core instruction and basic interventions. This structure helps to build positive relationships between staff and students. It includes proactive classroom strategies aimed at creating a supportive learning atmosphere. Teachers will use different strategies as universal supports within the core curriculum and instruction to address all student educational needs. These supports include but are not limited to items identified within the District Accommodation Plan (DCAP) and/or the School Accommodation Plans.
● Tier Two- Based on progress data, students who require more support than Tier One will be provided targeted interventions matched to their needs within the general classroom by the classroom teacher and/or support staff in the classroom. The Multi Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Team will track the student’s progress, and parents/guardians will receive ongoing progress data.
● Tier Three- Students who continue to require measures beyond Tier Two will receive more intensive individualized interventions at this level. Parents/guardians will be notified of these supports and receive ongoing progress data. After Tier Three implementation, students who continue to display limited progress may then be considered for further evaluation and services.
Our School is excited to take part in this process to improve educational outcomes for all students. As always, do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or myself if you have questions or concerns.
Barbara Cerwonka, M.Ed.
Director of Student Services
Child Find Notification
Be Sure to View the Information on the Student Services Web Page
Student Services & Special Education / Overview
SAFE HARBORS UPDATES
Cohasset Safe Harbor on Twitter: "No matter what your goal is after graduation, you're going to need your ability to learn to get there. When present you chooses to use marijuana, you're putting future you at risk. Want to know how? Watch this PSA from Safe Harbor.https://t.co/swjAixD1Fv / Twitter"
Thank you to all of our counselors for their caring and selfless work throughout the District!
Osgood: Dave Vinton firstname.lastname@example.org (adjustment counselor)
Deer Hill: Robyn Costa email@example.com (adjustment counselor)
Deer Hill and Osgood: Maeve Dullea firstname.lastname@example.org (adjustment counselor)
Deer Hill and Osgood: Alyson Doyle email@example.com (school psychologist)
CMS: Emily Manewal firstname.lastname@example.org (adjustment Counselor)
Allison Pearce email@example.com (school psychologist)
CHS: Laura Struzziery firstname.lastname@example.org (lead counselor)
Leanne McCarthy email@example.com (high school adjustment counselor)
Kevin McGowan firstname.lastname@example.org (high school counselor)
Allison Battista email@example.com (high school counselor)
Catlin Stromberg firstname.lastname@example.org (school psychologist)
Robert Collins email@example.com (middle and high school social worker)
Take Care of Yourself and Take Care of Each Other
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Assistant Superintendent: @CPSAssistantSup
Joseph Osgood School: @JOsgoodppal
Deer Hill School: @DeerHillSchool
Cohasset Middle School: @comsprincipal
Cohasset High School: @CoHSPrincipal
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