September 15, 2021
Dear Norfolk School Families,
We hope your children had a wonderful first week of school and are off to a great start! It was such a pleasure to have our students back in the buildings and to hear their voices and see their excitement as they settled into classrooms and got to know their new teachers and classmates. We look forward to a rich, rewarding new year of learning and are excited to partner with families to build strong home/school partnerships.
While we all hoped that we would be starting this new year with the Covid 19 pandemic firmly behind us, unfortunately it appears that we are not quite on the other side of it yet. In Norfolk, we continue to strive to create as much normalcy as possible for our students throughout the school day and to offer consistent opportunities for social interaction, individual, small and whole class academic instruction, as well as learning opportunities in art, music, library and physical education. With many Covid restrictions lifted, our students are now able to safely engage in many more dynamic, live, in-person learning experiences across all areas of the curriculum!
We recognize that information about Covid 19 is changing quickly and that our parents and families continue to have questions. In order to streamline and simplify communication, we will be resuming sending out a weekly ‘Wednesday Words’ newsletter. We will do our best to limit the number of separate ConnectED and other communications sent out to families and will try to incorporate as much relevant information as we can into the single newsletter. ‘Wednesdays Words’ will be sent out each week on Wednesday in the late afternoon. All newsletters are also archived on our district website at www.norfolk.k12.ma.us if you wish to reference past letters.
Enjoy the beautiful weather and have a great week,
Dr. Ingrid Allardi
Norfolk Public Schools Superintendent
Family Wellness Resources
Help Wanted- Flexible Hours- Willing To Train!!!!!
The Norfolk Public Schools are hiring talented individuals for the following positions.
- Full-time Integrated Technology Specialist (DESE certification is required)
- Full-time Permanent Building Substitute - grades PreK-2 (DESE certification is required)
- Full-time Permanent Building Special Education Substitute - grades PreK-6 (DESE certification is required)
- Full-time Math Interventionist Educational Support Personnel (ESP)
- ABA / RBT Educational Support Personnel (1) (ESP)
- Educational Support Personnel (2)
- Long Term Substitute for Grade 5 - eight to 12 weeks (DESE certification is required)
- Part-time Program Assistants for the Norfolk Before and/or After School Program
- PER DIEM substitute teachers, educational support personnel, and nurses
Employees in positions that are over 20 hours a week are eligible for sick time, personal time and health, dental, vision, and life insurance, a 403b, and a 457 Smart Plan. Depending on the position, the employees can also contribute to either the Norfolk County Retirement (NCRS) System or the Massachusetts Teacher Retirement (MTRS) System.
To see the complete list of jobs and required qualifications, visit the school's website at www.norfolkk12.a.us Click on departments, click on the Human Resources link, and then click on EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES. The list of positions provides an active link for each position to apply by clicking on it.
Covid 19 Test and Stay Parent Information Night
COVID-19 School Testing Program
Recently, Norfolk School sent out information related to participation in School COVID-19 Test and Stay, and Symptomatic Testing. This information also included a link to an online consent form for those who would like their child to be tested when symptomatic, or a close contact at school of an individual who is positive. We understand that you may have questions about the program and the testing process. Our goal is to provide a safe environment at school that allows students and staff to maintain in person attendance as much as possible.
On Tuesday, September 21st from 6:00 pm-6:30 pm, we will offer an opportunity for you to learn more about this program and have your questions addressed. To help us prepare, you may submit questions in advance to COVID-19 Testing Program Questions.
The meeting will be held virtually.
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/axt-hmvv-nvj
Or dial: (US) +1 424-282-9966 PIN: 851 627 583#
Click below to view the FAQ document about the Norfolk Test and Stay Program.
Making Sense of the Massachusetts Department of Education Safety Guidelines
Covid 19 Pop Up Vaccine Clinic
A pop up vaccination clinic will be held on Monday, September 20th from 3-6:30 pm in the bus loop of King Philip Regional High School.
This clinic will provide 2nd doses of the Pfizer vaccine for those students, 12 and up, and any family members who received their 1st dose at the clinic on August 30, 2021. For those interested, 1st dose Pfizer vaccines for ages 12 and up, and one dose J & J for those 18 and up, will be available as well. To register in advance and provide consent for a minor, Register.
You may also register onsite.