Weekly Bulletin

October 10,2022


Important Dates:

Important Dates

  • Tuesday,October 18- Early Release Day -Dismissal at 11:10 a.m.
  • Friday, October 21- Grade 5/6 Social
  • Monday, October 24 - PTO Meeting
  • Thursday, November 3 -Term 1 Ends
  • Monday November 7- Project 300 Kick -Off (collection 11/7 thru 11/14)
  • Tuesday November 8- No School
  • Friday November 11- No School (Veterans Day)

Pledge & Flag


DATE -----NAME------------H.R.

10/10 Holiday

10/11 Charlotte Y.& Amanda O. 104

10/12 Sofia C. 102

10/13 Isabella E. & Belle E. 131

10/14 Kelsey L. & Riya S. 201


Date --------Name-------------H.R.

10/10 Holiday

10/11 Aiden Kivlan & Owen D. 206

10/12Nahla T. & Amber L. 206

10/13 Sam S. & Kyle P & Matt C. 212

10/14 Sophia G.B & Gemma B. 212

Matilda, Jr.

Here is the link for the calendar through production week in Feb.

Chromebook Repair Protocol

Chromebook Repair Protocol: If your student enters a ticket through the IIQ Helpdesk while at home, they will need to drop off the Chromebook in the library when they come to school the next day. The Tech Department will collect the broken device and perform the repairs. Students may be able to get a loaner device while waiting for their device to be repaired.

When the repairs are done, the student will be alerted via their ticket/email to pick up their device in the library.

Please use this video tutorial for the process of submitting an IIQ Helpdesk ticket.



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Chelmsford Nutrition Announces New Online Deposit Portal

Dear Chelmsford School Community,

As you all know we have changed from Send Money to School to Higher Standards Family Portal for our online deposits. The following is how to set up an account if you have not already done so.

Login to https://chelmsford.familyportal.cloud/

  1. Click My Account
  2. Enter Username and password
  3. Submit


  1. If you do not have a username set up and register your username and select pass phrase

To add a student:

  1. Click Add Person
  2. Enter ID #
  3. Enter First Name
  4. Enter Last Name
  5. Submit

To make a deposit:

  1. Click Deposit
  2. Add Amount you want to deposit
  3. Click check out
  4. Click where it says credit card
  5. Enter Credit Card information and address information
  6. Click Pay
  7. When payment is approved you will get a green bar at the top of the screen saying it was successful.

Any questions or concerns please contact:

Nancy Antolini, Chelmsford Schools Nutrition Director

978-251-5111 x5642 | antolinin@chelmsford.k12.ma.us


To report an absence,tardy or dismissal for your student.Please notify McCarthy School by emailing mccarthy_attendance@chelmsford.k12.ma.us or by calling the attendance line at 978-251-5133,extention 4100.~ Thank You ,

Ida Mannion


NRT Bus Company:

If you need to reach out to NRT here is the phone # 978-323-0101

If any issues come up regarding the bus coming late, or not picking up your child etc.

Buses/ Transportation: I encourage families to register your students for the buses. There is plenty of room on our buses. Please use this link to register your students for the bus: https://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us/domain/90

Water Refill Stations and Water Bubblers

McCarthy Middle School has water bottle refill stations and water bubblers for students to use located throughout the building.

Start/End Times:

Start/End Times: Students will be allowed to enter the school at 8:00am with HR beginning at 8:19. Students who enter before 8:05 will go to the cafeteria where we have supervision and breakfast is served. Our dismissal time is 2:40pm. We will continue to maintain a safe, staggered dismissal allowing for less-crowded hallways and ample time for students to board the buses or get picked up.

COVID-19 Protocol Updates

COVID-19 Protocol Updates

  • No mask requirement- except when in the Health Offices and/or returning to school after testing positive- wear a mask Day 6-10 (unless test negative on Day 5 or after)
  • Individuals who wish to continue to wear a mask will be supported
  • Discontinued Pool Testing, At-Home Rapid Antigen Testing, Test to Stay and Contract Tracing
  • Quarantine for close contacts is no longer required, regardless of vaccination status or where the exposure occurred.
  • Exposed individuals may attend school as long as they remain symptom free.

COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Fever 100.0/chills, shaking chills
  • Difficulty breathing or Shortness of breath
  • New loss of taste or smell,
  • Muscle aches/body aches
  • Cough (not due to other known cause such as chronic cough)
  • Sore throat when in combination with other symptoms
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea when in combination with other symptoms
  • Headache when in combination with other symptoms
  • Fatigue when in combination with other symptoms
  • Nasal congestion/runny nose (not due to other known cause such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms

Chelmsford Friends of the Library

Book Sale

The Chelmsford Friends of the Library will host a book sale Friday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Chelmsford Town Hall Gymnasium located at 50 Billerica Road in Chelmsford.

The book sale features a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, children's books, DVDs and CDs.

The book sale hours are as follows:

  • Friday, Oct. 14: 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 15: 9 a.m-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 16: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

On Sunday, all books are $5 per box. Additionally, from 12-1 p.m. teachers/educators get one free box of book.

NOTE: Patrons are asked to park and enter the library behind the Town Hall.

For more information see the attached flyer or contact the Chelmsford Friends of the Library at askus@chelmsfordlibrary.org or (978) 256-5521.

2022-2023 PTO Board :


2022-2023 PTO Board : Risa DiVincenzo, President

Emily Dilworth, Vice President

Shanon Dahlstrom, Treasurer

Alicia Cunningham, Secretary

Contact Us: PTO.McCarthy@gmail.com

Please contact your child’s counselor if you have any concerns whether it is attendance related or not. Specific class/assignment related questions or concerns should be directed to the particular teacher involved. Our counselor assignments are as follows:

Moya Charig: Grade 8 & Team 5-4 charigm@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

Elyse Seero: Grade 6& Team 5-2,5/6 seeroe@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

Jessica Weaver : Grade 7 & Team 5-1 & 5-3 weaverj@chelmsford.k12.ma.us


Please use the following link to access the K-12 CPS Family and Student Handbook and CHS Handbook Addendum for the 2022/23 School Year.