CPS Superintendent's Update


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Superintendent's Update - 4.1.2022

Dear CPS Community,

It is no joke that this week’s newsletter comes to you on April Fools’ Day and marks the beginning of another month here in CPS. April Fools’ Day arrives annually with its custom of practical jokes and hoaxes with Jokesters yelling out “April Fools!” to the recipient of the prank. Although not a holiday in our country, April 1st is a national holiday in other countries around the world. Regardless of the date’s origin, hopefully, you do not get caught up in any harmless shenanigans as you progress through the day.

The Town of Chelmsford’s Health Department is looking for your input to complete the Greater Lowell Health Alliance (GLHA) survey. This survey will provide valuable information to better understand the needs of area communities, including Chelmsford, and help set the priorities for leaders in the health field that best meet those needs. Information is posted below that will provide you with more information about the Community Health Needs Assessment and the survey link to participate. The deadline to complete the survey is April 30th.

Please note that Tuesday, April 5th is a half-day for students. This is our last half-day of the year with only one more vacation week and two days off scheduled in the 2021-2022 school calendar. This is the last quarter of the school year, with many events planned for students and staff, so please be on the lookout for school correspondences and event details. It is also important to note that April 5th is town election day. For more information about voting and candidates please visit the Town of Chelmsford’s Voting and Elections website.

Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe.

Yours truly,

Jay Lang, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Upcoming Events

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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

CHSTv Winter Fall Wrap-Up

Winter Sports Wrap-Up 2022 | 7:19 Sports

Meet "Officer Ozzie" CPD Community Therapy Dog

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Officer Ozzie, CPD Community Resource Dog

Center Elementary Students "Get Fit" Fundraise for St. Jude

CHS Theatre Guild Advances at METG High School Drama Festival

The Chelmsford High School Theatre Guild, is entering the second and final round of the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (METG) High School Drama Festival with its performance of the Faith and Despondency Saturday, Apr. 2 (1:30 p.m.) at Leominster High School. A one-act play produced 12 years ago and re-adapted by the CHS Theatre Guild, Faith and Despondency advanced to the second round of the Festival following its stellar Mar. 20 performance at CHS’s Carl J. Rondina Performing Arts Center. Admission to the METG Festival regional round is $15. An open dress rehearsal is scheduled for Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the Carl J. Rondina Performing Arts Center with an admission of $5. For more information about the CHS Performance, please visit our website.

McCarthy Middle School Blacklight Dance

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting Seminar

Students at Chelmsford High School (CHS) participated in an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting seminar to learn more about ALS and the deaf community. CHS offers Intro to ASL, ASL I, and ASL II as part of our World Languages curriculum and as a language requirement for students to study as part of their program of studies in high school. This seminar allowed students to ask questions and learn more about the high demand for ASL interpreters needed to support the deaf community. To learn more about the World Languages Department, please visit our website.

Grade 5-12 Stringfest Performance

This past week's Grade 5-12 Stringfest featured in-person performances by middle and high school ensembles as well as a special virtual guest visit from the group Time for Three. The members of Time for Three led masterclasses for CPS musicians and performed a concert that was viewed in the Carl J. Rondina Performing Arts Center and live-streamed on Chelmsford Telemedia. This was an exciting evening for the approximately 200 orchestra students in attendance, their families, and the community!

CPS musicians Performing At MMEA Junior District Festival

Class of 2024 April 7th Fundraiser

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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.