Mansfield Public Schools

June 29, 2022

End-of-Year Message

On Tuesday, May 31, 2022, the Mansfield High School Class of 2022 held its commencement ceremony at The Xfinity Center for the Performing Arts. James Li, Valedictorian, and Sasanka Ponnaganti, Salutatorian, addressed their classmates, family, friends, and faculty members. We wish the Class of 2022 all the best as they embark on their future pursuits.

On behalf of all of our administrators, faculty, and staff, I would like to extend my best wishes for a relaxing and enjoyable summer. I hope that your summer plans include time with friends and family and that you are able to enjoy all of the activities that were put on pause during the past few years.

As the school year comes to an end, please know that all of our school offices, including Central Office, are staffed during the summer. If you have questions, please reach out via phone or email. In addition, families can expect to receive newsletters from the Superintendent's Office and building principals throughout the summer. While some newsletters will provide robust information regarding back to school, others will focus on general updates and information, and there may be weeks where there will be no new information to report.

We encourage you to visit our webpage for the latest information.


On June 7th, a reception honoring our June 2022 retirees was held. During the school committee meeting which followed a celebratory, retirees were presented with state and municipal citations and a retirement gift. It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye but we wish them all the best in their retirement.
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Bus Registration for September 2022

Registration for bus transportation for the 2022-2023 school year is now open.

Everyone who plans on riding the bus, regardless of grade, distance to school, or if you qualify for a waiver, must register by August 5, 2022.

Anyone who does not register by the deadline of August 5, 2022 will be placed on a waiting list and will not be guaranteed a seat on the bus for the start of school.

Use this link to register:

Register by July 1 to receive the early registration incentive.

School Nutrition Information for 2022-2023

As we recently reported, DESE has informed districts that child nutrition waivers will not be extended past June 30, 2022. As a result, schools in Massachusetts and across the country will no longer be able to provide universal no cost breakfast and lunch to students through the Seamless Summer Option (SSO).

Please note that this is not a local decision. Congress recently passed an appropriations package that did not include language allowing the USDA to extend the current child nutrition waivers past June 30, 2022. The State of Massachusetts may provide future guidance and we will publish information as we receive it.

Mansfield Public Schools will return to to the fee-based National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

What does this mean for your family?

  • Starting September 6, 2022, students will be able to purchase breakfast and lunch for a fee (similar to pre-COVID).
  • Free and reduced lunch will be available to students whose family qualifies for the program.

We will provide more information as we receive it; however, we wanted to inform families of this information as soon as possible as households will have to re-adjust to meal charges after such a long time not having to focus on it.

Please use the link below to access the Food Services Website where updated information will be posted as soon as we receive it.

NEW Breakfast & Lunch Fees for 2022-2023

Effective September 6, 2022, the breakfast and lunch fees are:

Robinson & Jordan/Jackson Elementary

Breakfast $2.25

Lunch $3.25

Qualters Middle School and Mansfield High School

Breakfast $2.50

Lunch $3.50

Milk for all grades is $0.60

Rising labor and food costs are the driving factors in this increase. This is the first increase since 2019.

If you have questions about the Free and Reduced Meal Program, please use the link below for the Food Services Website.

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Affordable Connectivity Program

We want to make you aware of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a U.S. government program that will save you up to $30 a month on your home Internet. For many households, this benefit can make your internet access free. Eligible households can also receive a discount of up to $100 for the purchase of a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. For more info, please visit:
Affordable Connectivity Program

Click to check if you qualify and to apply.

Letter from DESE Regarding COVID Vaccinations

June 21, 2022 letter from DESE informing families of the recent approval of COVID-19 vaccinations for children from 6 months to 5 years old. Please click link to read the entire letter.

Important Dates

District Open House
Thursday, August 25

1st Day of School Grades 1-12
Tuesday, September 6

1st Day of School for Kindergarten Student
Thursday, September 8

2022-2023 School Calendar

The first day of school for grades 1-12 is Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Kindergarten begins on Thursday, September 8, 2022.