MHS Newsletter

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From the Principal's Desk...

December 23, 2020

Dear MHS Parents and Guardians,

On behalf of the MHS faculty, I want to wish you all a restful December break and a very happy holiday season!

We look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year!

Best regards,

Mary Watkins


Parent/Guardian Volunteer Group - Calling all Senior parents and guardians!!

Parents/Guardians, let's help make this a great year for our students, and especially our Seniors! If you are interested in volunteering your time to support a variety of student and school-wide needs (materials distribution, holiday season decorations, end-of-year plans for Seniors, etc.) please sign up here

The group is open to parents/guardians of students in ALL grade levels.

Please contact Alexandra Piccirilli at with any questions.

Mental Health Resources

This document was put together by our school counselors and nurses, and to provide valuable information for families.

If you need support over the break and don't know where to start or look, please consult the following document:

Mental Health Resources

Student Highlights: The Koul Project

MHS Juniors Sagar and Sahil Koul have recently started a nonprofit organization called "The Koul Project."

The Koul Project is focused on executing community service projects for organizations like NICUs, and for specialized, medical, nonprofit groups that provide healthcare for premature babies and kids born with clubfoot.

Visit the website at to learn more about their current projects!

Class of 2021 Fundraiser

Getting ready to start decorating for the holidays? The senior class is selling holiday wreaths and centerpieces to kick off the holiday season! has everything you need to brighten up the end of 2020. You can buy through December 31st and the products will ship directly to you. Just remember to enter code MHS2021. 25% of the proceeds will go to the senior class and you will get 10% off your order.

Class of 2023 Fundraiser

The Class of 2023 has partnered with "Ink'd" to bring you trendy and comfy sherpas! Please support the Class of 2023 by sharing or purchasing one via this link:

Flu Vaccination Requirement

The Mansfield Public Schools adhere to Massachusetts Regulations, 105 CMR 200.000 & 220.000 which require a physical examination and up-to-date Immunizations prior to school entry.

Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, influenza vaccine will be required for all students. All students must receive seasonal influenza (Flu) vaccine by December 31, 2020.

Please send confirmation of your child’s flu vaccination to your school health office. Health

Office contact information can be found here.

Thank you for your adherence to this regulation. Influenza vaccine is always important to receive in order to reduce the risk of getting sick with influenza, reduce the severity of disease if one does get sick (including the risk of hospitalization) due to influenza, as well as preventing the spread of influenza to others. During the COVID-19 pandemic, influenza vaccine is especially critical to reduce the overall impact of respiratory illness on the population, protect vulnerable populations from severe illness, and decrease the overall burden on the healthcare system. link for more information

Substitute Teachers and Substitute Paraprofessionals Needed

Mansfield Public Schools is seeking responsible individuals to fill these positions immediately. Openings available in all schools. Flexible schedule.

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Cheerleading Fundraiser

Support MHS Cheer with your chance to win 30 prizes in 30 days!

Your donation of $20.00 will buy you 30 chances to win some great prizes from local businesses! Winners will be drawn daily throughout the month of December and posted to our Facebook (MHS Cheerleading Calendar Fundraiser) and Instagram (Mansfield_Cheerleading).

Payment can be made by PayPal to or you may email the same address to make other arrangements for payment.

Department of Digital Learning

Did you know there is a website that can help your student with basic questions about many of the digital resources used at MPS?

The MPS Student and Family Digital Resources Website is designed with students and families in mind. Here you will find How To Guides and Video Tutorials on digital products like Google Classroom and Screencastify, and helpful tips on using everyday tech like Gmail and Google Meet.

The website can be found under the Student or Parent tab of your school’s website. As we create additional resources throughout the year, we would love to hear from you! Is there a How to Guide or Video Tutorial for a digital resource you would like to see added to our site? Please let us know by clicking HERE.

Housing Help

The state Department of Housing and Community Development has centralized information about resources for families struggling to make rent or mortgage payments due to COVID-19. Please use this link for more information.

From the Nurses

Illness Management

Please see the Daily Self Symptom Screening Checklist which needs to be reviewed every morning before sending your student to school. If your student does not feel well and stays home, please monitor their symptoms. If your student is having concerning symptoms, please contact your physician for guidance.

If your student is not feeling well:

  1. Stay home and call your physician for guidance regarding concerning symptoms

  2. Physician may diagnose an illness and may or may not refer student for a COVID-19 test

  3. Inform your school nurse of absence, diagnosis, and/or testing

  4. Student may return per our back to school guidelines(fever free for 24 hrs without use of medication and an improvement in symptoms) and a negative COVID-19 test if one was ordered by a physician

  5. If COVID-19 test is positive, please call your school nurse for individual instructions

Communication is key in making sure information is shared in a timely manner so contacts can be identified and informed. If at any time during this school year, your student is identified as a close contact to a positive case and is placed in quarantine, please call your school nurse for individual instructions. Please do not hesitate to call your school nurse with information or with any questions.

For more information on COVID-19 symptoms and testing, please visit:

Please see the MPS Return to School Flowchart for a quick reference guide.


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About Us

Mary Watkins, Principal

Zachary Abrams, Assistant Director, Special Education

Abigail Barlas, Assistant Principal, Student Support Services

James Schliefke, Assistant Principal, Grades 10 & 12

Timothy Tichacek, Assistant Principal, Grades 9 & 11