June 9, 2021
June 9th, 2021
It is very hard to believe that the end of the school year is just around the corner. It has been such a pleasure to see students be able to enjoy some traditional end-of-year activities under more typical conditions. Over the past week our sixth grade students enjoyed class field days with their peers, as they prepare to transition to the King Philip Regional Schools next year. Students at the H. Olive Day celebrated our second grade students moving up to the Freeman-Kennedy though a school wide ‘clap-out’ ceremony. Second grade students paraded through the halls of the H. Olive Day school, while younger students lined the hall with signs and cheered them on. Later this week and early next week, students at all grade levels will participate in class move-up days. During this time students will have the opportunity to meet their teachers for next year and to visit with their new classmates. There are many other special activities and events taking place at all grade levels throughout the district and teachers and students alike are enjoying the time to reflect, connect and to celebrate their accomplishments. On Monday, we will officially celebrate our sixth grade students' graduation from the Norfolk Public Schools in a live outdoor ceremony. Hopefully the weather will cooperate!
We are pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Department of Education has recently announced that all Covid protocols and restrictions will be lifted upon the reopening of school in the fall. As long as conditions remain positive and there are no significant changes to public health data, we look forward to welcoming all of our students back to our buildings in the Fall. Kindergarten will return to a full-day program and students will be able to eat lunch in the cafeteria and play outside on the playground without the current social distancing requirements. We would like to thank all of our families and students for their efforts this year to ensure that we were able to maintain a healthy and safe school environment!
Today was the last day of school for our Kindergarten students. Kindergarten report cards will be released later today and information about next year’s class placement and teacher assignment will also be sent out this evening. Students in all other grades will participate in move-up days on Friday and Monday. Parents will receive class placement letters electronically on the afternoon of your child’s move up day. Report cards for students in grades 1-6 will also be released electronically on the last day of school.
We wish everyone the best for a restful and relaxing summer. Have a great last week of school!
Dr. Ingrid Allardi
Important Technology Updates- Missing Equipment
All Norfolk Public School iPads/chargers and Chromebooks/Chargers MUST be returned to your student's teacher by June 10th, 2021. Students in fully remote learning classrooms will return equipment on June 15, 2021.
All equipment should be in good working condition as it will be used to support our curriculum next year.
We anticipate that all items will be returned, however if you lost your iPad charger or Chromebook charger please REPLACE it as soon as possible.
Click on the appropriate link below to purchase the charger.
The charger should be delivered directly to your classroom teachers ASAP.
Attention Sixth Grade Families- Saving Files
The Tech Team wishes our sixth grade students all the best. We know they've worked hard and would like to give them the opportunity to migrate the contents of their Google Drive to a personal account. Directions can be found here. Students have from now until July 15th to move contents from their Norfolk account to a personal account. Sixth grade accounts will be deactivated on July 16th.
Thank you, and we hope you have a wonderful summer.
Norfolk Police Department and The Norfolk Lions Club Announce Fundraiser for a Community Resource Dog
The Norfolk Police Department is pleased to announce the start of a new fund-raising campaign to support the addition of a new community resource dog. The CRD will help Norfolk Police de-escalate situations involving youth and adults who have mental health issues, anxiety, depression, substance abuse or in crisis.
These specialized trained dogs come from Golden Opportunities for Independence (GOFI) located in Walpole. The initial cost of the dog is around $20,000. The Norfolk District Attorney's Office has already pledged $5000 to Norfolk's community resource dog program.
The Norfolk Public Schools are excited to partner with Officer Joe Choiniere on this effort and look forward to welcoming the community resource dog into our schools to support and enrich the learning experiences of our students!
For more information on the CRD, click on the link below.