CPS Superintendent's Update


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Superintendent's Update - 10.15.2021

Dear CPS Community,

We have had another wonderful week of weather for October with continued forecasts of warm days ahead. This weather has been especially helpful in allowing for outdoor learning at our schools, events, activities, and the long list of yard work to complete prior to the winter. I am looking forward to its continuation.

As we continue with the reopening of schools and acceleration of learning for students, I am excited to tell you about our new tutoring services for students in grades 5-12, provided by Paper. Paper is a secure, online tutoring service that provides students with unlimited, 24/7 academic support. Whether students are stuck on a homework assignment, studying for a test, or need someone to read and make suggestions to their essays, there will always be experts available online to assist them in over 200 subjects and more than 4 languages. Paper tutors have been specially trained to conduct expert, academic support in a secure, chat-based platform. This is a free service that our district is providing, so students are encouraged to use it as much as they need, whenever they need it. You will be hearing more about Paper through both the middle and high school administration. If you’d like to learn more about Paper, please watch this short video or can sign-up for a Paper-hosted Parent Info Session, available in both English or Spanish. Or if you’d like to speak to a member of the Paper team directly, you can reach them at parents@paper.co. To see Paper and the help it offers firsthand, we encourage you to log in with your child(ren) starting on Monday, October 18th. To get started, have your child simply log in to their Clever account and click on the Paper icon.

This week’s COVID Dashboard has been updated along with Pool Testing data. The positive cases continue to stay low with continued low positivity rates when pool testing is administered. This is terrific news for our school community, and I am hopeful that we will continue to remain in a downward trend for positive cases, allowing us to continue towards restoring normalcy. I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Yours truly,

Jay Lang, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Upcoming Events

Next week:
  • View complete athletics schedules here

  • Byam Elementary Boo Bash, 10/16, 4:00 p.m.

  • South Row Pumpkin Fair, 10/16, 4:00 p.m.

  • School Committee Meeting, 10/19, 6:00 p.m.

  • Council of Schools Meeting, 10/20, 7:00 p.m.

  • Harrington & Parker PTO "Battle of the Boos", 10/22, 4:30 p.m.

On-Demand 27/7 Tutoring For Grs. 5-12

Paper is a secure, online tutoring service that provides students with unlimited, 24/7 academic support. Whether they’re stuck on homework, studying for a test, or need someone to read and make suggestions to their essays, there will always be experts available online to assist students in over 200 subjects and more than 4 languages.
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Facility Master Plan Recording

School Committee: Facilities Work Session - October 7, 2021

CHS Digital Photography Class with Ms. Gover

Ms. Kiley's Students Observational and Abstract Art Lesson - McCarthy Middle School

CHS Mentoring Program

Lions PRIDE: CHS Students of the Month – September, 2021

Congratulations to the September 2021 CHS Students of the Month. featuring Hawthorne House students: Elizabeth Silva and Larry Yang, interviewed by Dean Blagg. Whittier House students: Sachi Badola and Kate Mason, interviewed by Dean MacIsaac. And, Emerson House students: Ellen Angwin and Vishant interviewed Erin MacNeil.
Lions Pride: CHS Students Students of the Month - September, 2021

"Matching for Morning Meeting" with CHS Science Teachers

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"Battle of the Boos"

The Harrington and Parker Middle Schools PTOs invite you to join them on Friday, October 22nd from 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. at the Chelmsford High School parking lot.

South Row Pumpkin Fair

It's South Row Pumpkin Fair time! Join us on Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for pumpkins, crafts, food, playground fun, and a Fall photo booth!

Center School "Trunk-or-Treat"

Trunk or Treat will be on Saturday, October 30 from 11-1. Dress up your gang and come have a spooky-good time trick-or-treating around the Center School parking lot. There will be fun and games for all to enjoy. Volunteer to decorate your trunk and win a prize for the "Best Dressed" car! Volunteer: https://signup.com/go/dagBguW

Center School PRIDE Bus Rides with Mrs. Omobono

STEM Learning at Lions PRIDE Preschool

Attention CHS Juniors, Seniors, and Families

Over the next two months, fifteen colleges and universities are scheduled to visit with students at CHS. View our schedule of visiting colleges.

CHSTV - Lions Live

Tune into this week's episode to hear ways to get involved at CHS and the Chelmsford community. All Lions Live episodes can be found on the CHSTV site.

2021-22 COVID Pool Testing Information

CPS Will Continue with its free COVID Pool Testing in schools. Please see more about COVID pool testing 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.