Superintendent's Corner, May 20, 2022 #bettertogether

MPSD Educator Of The Week

Congratulations to Mrs. Jane Redman for being named Educator of the Week. Not only is Mrs. Redman an amazing teacher, she also goes above and beyond to help students and colleagues in other ways. She was a Digital Learning Coach in the 2020-2021 school year, embraced the role of Title I Coordinator this year, and most recently served on the Elementary Math Curriculum Council to evaluate, field test, and choose a new math program. #bettertogether.

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Upcoming Presentation: "The Language of Behaviors: Understanding Challenging Behaviors"

Attention parents, caregivers, and staff, please join the Marshfield Public Schools for an important presentation:

The Language of Behaviors: Understanding Challenging Behaviors

When: Monday, May 23, 2022, at 6:30 PM

Where: Via Zoom – Click here to register to receive the zoom link

Presenter: Elizabeth Cotter, M.S., L.P.C., Effective School Solutions

How do we evaluate what a child’s behavior is trying to communicate? Behavior is a form of communication which is especially important when a child has limited means of expressing themselves or has neither the developmental level or psychological capacities to “tell us” how they are doing and how we are doing with them. This workshop develops the ability to appreciate and understand the behavioral relevance and messaging of children.

Grad Nite Live

Grad Nite Live Preview

Join us for the Free Annual Spring Family Tradition!!

Bring the whole crew - all ages young and old - to view the secret theme at Marshfield High School on June 4 from 7-9 p.m. You can walk through the decorated areas in 15 minutes, or take your time. Past years themes include Harry Potter - complete with floating candles and iconic scenes; Disney Pixar with a GIANT Sponge Bob to hug and get a photo; scenes from books come to life; along with giant game night boxes and play-doh jars…Be immersed in a theme with murals and props, (one year an entire hallway was set up to experience being underwater with all the fish)…take pictures (but PLEASE don’t post until June 5!!)

Each year many hands in the community help to transform MHS for an all-night party (11p.m. - 5 a.m.) for the graduating seniors. GNL has been the town’s gift to the graduating class for over 20 years to keep them safe in an alcohol and drug free celebration. They enjoy lots of activities while spending their last time together as a class. The theme is a surprise, so we can’t tell you what it is…but we guarantee it’ll be fun!

Volunteers of all ages help create the decorations during April and May. Grad Nite Live coordinators guide volunteers so they can contribute no matter their talent level! The GNL Preview is a great way to talk about ways to enjoy big celebrations safely. Even an hour of volunteer work in lots of different capacities can showcase your commitment to healthy choices.

Mark your calendar and see the biggest party setting you can imagine!!

We are always looking for volunteers. You can sign up here!

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FMBS 6th & 7th Grade Concerts

The talented 6th and 7th grade musicians at FBMS held their concerts this week. We are looking forward to the 8th grade musicians' final FBMS concert on May 25th.

Covid-19 Update

The MPSD has been mask optional since February 28th and students, staff and families have been great at handling this newest transition. Distancing requirements in the classroom and dining areas have been relaxed, in line with new DPH/DESE protocols.

Since the week of February vacation, we have seen the following weekly totals of new cases among students and staff:

Week Ending February 23 - 2 cases

Week Ending March 2nd - 11 cases

Week Ending March 9th - 10 cases

Week Ending March 16th - 7 cases

Week Ending March 23rd - 16 cases

Week Ending March 30th - 9 cases

Week Ending April 6th - 27 cases

Week Ending April 13th - 18 cases

Week Ending April 27th - 26 cases

Week Ending May 4th - 48 cases

Week Ending May 11th - 95 cases

Week Ending May 18th - 106 cases

Below is the latest data from DPH's report from May 1, 2022 - May 14, 2022:

* Total number of confirmed cases is 120. Please note: The numbers DO NOT include the home tests performed and not reported.

* Percent positivity 11.11% (up from 9.7%)- FYI the state rate is 9.35%

* Average daily incidence rate per 100,000 the last 14 days is 33.1 increased from 30

For information related to DESE's most recent revisions to COVID-19 Protocols, you can go to the District's Health Services LINK. In addition the following LETTER was sent out to families across the district this past week.

Disabled American Veterans- June-Fest 2022

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Important Dates

May 20th MHS Junior Prom & Last Day of Classes for Seniors

May 21st MHS Pops Concert

May 24th School Committee Meeting

May 30th Memorial Day - No School

June 2nd Scholarship Awards Night

June 4th MHS Graduation & Grad Nite Live

June 18th - Disabled American Veterans - June-Fest

June 20th - Juneteenth observance - No School

June 23rd - #180 day

MPSD School Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 24th, 6:30pm

76 South River Street

Marshfield, MA