Wildcat Nation - Issue No. 4

Weymouth Public Schools' District Newsletter - January 2021

Upcoming Reminders & Important Dates:

  • School Committee Meeting Thursday, February 17
  • Monday, February 21 - Friday, February 25: No School Winter Break
  • Sunday, February 27 - *optional At-Home COVID test (return from break)
  • Monday, February 28 - Mask Requirement Lifted - masks required ONLY on school transportation per federal public health order
Kindergarten Registration is OPEN!

Register your student for the 2022-2023 school year today!

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Chapman Update January 2022

A look inside (and outside) the progress at Chapman Middle School during winter construction. Thank you AAMS Video Club!

Chapman Classrooms & Neighborhood

Classrooms & Neighborhoods

Entrance Town Square & Media Center

Entrance, Town Sq. & Media Center

Theatre Arts & Culinary Lab

Theatre Arts & Culinary Lab

COVID-19 Updates & Information

Masks: Effective Monday, February 28 masks will be optional in all Weymouth Public Schools, pre-K through Grade 12, for all staff, students and visitors, with the exception of while riding school transportation (per federal public health order). Any individual who chooses to continue to wear a mask in school, including those who are at a higher risk of contracting COVID, will be supported in that choice.

Testing: Weymouth Public Schools will begin participating in the new at-home testing program following February vacation. The criteria of the program includes:

  • Every student and staff member who voluntarily opts-in to the program will be issued an iHealth 15 minute rapid antigen kit (two tests) biweekly. (*iHealth antigen tests are FDA available under the Emergency Use Authorization)

  • To participate and receive free at-home tests, you must complete the opt-in form.

  • Those in the program will self administer one test weekly on Tuesdays.

  • The test and stay program will be discontinued, and we will no longer contact trace in our schools. This means if your student is a close contact in school (regardless of vaccination status or participation in at-home testing) they will not be required to quarantine or test and stay. Unless your child is sick or tests positive for COVID-- they may come to school.

  • Positive test results will be submitted on an electronic form, and school staff will follow up to discuss results and return to school dates.

At-Home Testing Resources:

District Administration - Meet the Team:

Robert Wargo, Superintendent

Melanie Curtin, Assistant Superintendent

Brian Smith, Assistant Superintendent

Rich Bransfield, Executive Director of Elementary Education

Allyson Bell, Director of Special Education

Meg Verlicco, Asst. Special Ed. Director

Maggie Murphy, Special Ed. Coord.

Teri Fleming, Curriculum & Instruction Director

Brett Lindholm, Director of Educational Technology

Maryann Foley, Human Resources Director

Gena O’Hara, Coordinator of Health Services

Robert O’Leary, Athletic Director

Julieanne Gamache, CTE Director

Alyssa Haggerty, Communications Coordinator

Elizabeth Sauro, Food Services Director

Robin Howard, Director of Transportation

Eileen Pitts, Assistant to Superintendent Robert Wargo

Kelly Powers, Administrative Asst. to Brian Smith

Karen Spellman, Administrative Asst. to Melanie Curtin


Resources & Information

Important links for students, parents, staff and the community

Wildcats who ROAR

It’s no secret-- we’ve got some amazing former and current students and staff members here in #WildcatNation. Help us tell their story.

Do you know a Weymouth Public Schools current student, current staff member, or alumni who should be featured in a future newsletter for being a Really Exceptional, Outstanding, Amazing, or Remarkable Wildcat? Tell us who, and why!

Email submissions with subject line “ROAR” to: roar@weymouthps.org

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