CPS Superintendent's Update


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Superintendent's Update - 1.14.2022

Dear CPS Community,

I hope you were able to enjoy the week, even thought is a was particularly cold one. How quickly things change in New England, with temperatures a year ago this time in the upper 50’s, we hit a cold spell and it looks to persist over the long weekend. As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 17, 2022 in recognition of Martin Luther King Day. Our schools will reopen next Tuesday (1/18) for classes.

We are ending the second week of significant increases in COVID cases in our community. Our school staff has been very busy corresponding with families about case management, identifying close contacts, and testing students to allow them to remain in school if they test negative. We appreciate your patience if it takes a little longer for a phone call or e-mail to be returned, I hope over the next few weeks our COVID case numbers decrease back to a more manageable level. I will continue to provide weekly COVID case numbers and Pool Testing results on the CPS website for interested parents and community members to follow.

I do hope our COVID numbers decline significantly over the next few weeks. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has extended the mask mandate through February 28, 2022. Overall, our students have done a nice job wearing their masks daily, especially at the elementary level. It is important for us to continue to wear masks that fit properly, as it is a requirement to attend school. I ask you to please speak with your children about mask wearing and reinforce the importance of masks to be worn around the mouth and nose while in school.

I hope you have a wonderful long weekend. Please stay safe and warm.

Yours truly,

Jay Lang, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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Upcoming Events

Next week:
  • View complete athletics schedules here

  • No School, 1/17, Martin Luther King Day - All Day

  • BOH COVID Booster Clinic, 1/18, 2:00 p.m.

  • School Committee, 1/18, 6:00 p.m.

  • Information Night CHS Exchange Program - La Rochelle, France, 1/19, 6:00 p.m.

  • CHSAA Scholarship Applications for CHS ALUMNI ONLY Due, 1/21, by 11:59 p.m.

  • Save the Date: Kindergarten Registration, 1/26 & 1/27, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Knitting Class - Chelmsford Community Education

Learn a fun new skill or take your knitting ability to the next level! Chelmsford Community Education has a 6-week knitting class for all levels starting on January 25th. For more information or to register, go to: ChelmsfordCommunityEd.com

Lions PRIDE Preschool Therapy Dog Visit

CHSTV Crew Interviews

CHSTV Crew is starting 2022 strong with releases straight out of the gate! Be sure to watch all their interviews on Facebook including Student of the Month interviews, boys hockey, and more!

CHS December 2021 Students of the Month

Six seniors were recently honored as Chelmsford High School named its Lions Pride/Rotary Student of the Month recipients for the month of December. Seniors Kara DeMoulpied and Michelle Mwangi were named from the Emerson House while Rania El-Hakkaoui and Michael Khela were honored from Hawthorne House and Sankalp Bhoyarand Hailey MacMillan from the Whittier House. To read more about the CHS December Students of the Month, please visit our website.

CHS Student Exchange Program Information Night - La Rochelle, France

An informational meeting for our February 2023 trip to La Rochelle, France is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at the CHS Career & College Readiness Center.
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DEADLINE - Chelmsford Alumni Association Scholarship Applications

Calling all CHS Seniors and Alumni! The 2021-22 CHS Alumni Association Scholarship applications are now available for current students and alumni who plan to further their education. This year, there are over 110 scholarships offered for Seniors and 20 scholarships available for Alumni. To find out more about how to apply for scholarships, please visit the CHSAA website.

CHS Dual Enrollment Classes Deadline

Eligible CHS students can enroll in Dual Enrollment courses approved by a local partnering college while they are still attending Chelmsford High School. Credit for these courses applies both to Chelmsford High School and Middlesex Community College transcripts. Registrations are due in Emerson House by the end of the day, Friday, Jan. 28. For more information about Dual Enrollment, please visit our information page on our website.

Grade 1 Art Owl Creations at Byam Elementary

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Frame Drumming in Music Class at South Row Elementary

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Parker Middle School Spirit Week - "Anything But A Backpack"

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 academic year is open! Please register for an appointment using the following appointment link.


  • Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.


Chelmsford Public Schools Central Administration Office, 230 North Road, North Chelmsford, MA.

For more information and what documents you will need, please visit our registration page on our website.

Reminder - Paper 24/7 Free Online Tutoring Grs. 5-12

And just like that, we’re back! We hope your holidays were restful and relaxing, but we’re ready to get back to learning What are you looking forward to in 2022. Use this link to access everything you need to know about Paper tutoring services.

Chelmsford Community Education Winter-Spring 2022 Catalog

The Chelmsford Community Education Winter-Spring 2022 catalog is out, and it has a program for you: Archery, Street Hockey, Reiki Genealogy Interviewing Skills for Teens, and much, much more! Please see our course offerings catalog. Sign up today!

Public Service Announcement

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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.