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posted Nov 16, 2020, 5:52 AM by Debbie Holleran

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11-1-20 Email to Miller Families

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10-25-20 Email sent Miller Families

posted Nov 6, 2020, 5:02 AM by Debbie Holleran

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Back to School Night 2020-2021

posted Oct 20, 2020, 7:56 AM by Debbie Holleran

Back to School Night 2020-2021


Schools Closed on Thursday, October 8th

posted Oct 8, 2020, 3:40 AM by Dan MacLeod

Dear Families:


Due to power outages and roads remaining blocked with trees and wires down, school will be closed today. Eversource indicating many houses are out of power, so we will not be able to be remote. We were hoping power might be back overnight, but I am hearing that roads are not cleared and power has not been restored. Sorry for the late notice. Stay Safe!

Dr. Susan E. Kustka

Interim Superintendent

School Start Date Update (September 12, 2020)

posted Sep 12, 2020, 6:47 PM by Dan MacLeod

September 12, 2020

Dear Families:

Starting on Wednesday, September 16th, PreK-3 will begin a staggered start towards daily, in-person instruction. Grade 2 and Montessori Ages 6-8 at Placentino and Grade 3 at Miller will begin in-person instruction on September 16th.  Grade 1 will begin in-person learning on Thursday, September 17th.  Kindergarten will begin in-person learning on Friday, September 18th and Preschool will begin in-person instruction on Monday, September 21st.

In grades PreK-1, while they await to begin in-person instruction, students will meet with their teachers remotely for a series of activities and virtual orientations. Teachers will start the day at 8:45 for a whole class meeting and will then virtually meet with smaller groups of students throughout the day to orient them to the classroom, review arrival procedures, and to explain what they should expect for their first In-person day. The purpose of these interactions is to help orient students to the classroom and school environment while also building relationships with their teacher and classmates.

Starting on September 21st, Grades 4-12 hybrid students will begin a staggered start towards daily in-person instruction. The district is aiming to begin in-person instruction by cohort in Grades 4 & 5 and Grades 6-8 on Monday, September 21st.  Then on Tuesday, September 29th, we will aim to begin in-person instruction by cohort at Holliston High School in Grades 9-12.  In order to reach this timeline, the district will be doing everything in its power to recruit and hire for open positions, and to deploy administrators and other non-teaching staff to support supervision and safety needs in creative ways. Below you will see additional detail by grade level start dates. We appreciate your patience and understanding, as we forge ahead during uncharted times in education.

However, should staffing needs not be resolved so that proper safety protocols are able to be ensured, it may be necessary to delay the in-person start dates for grades 4-12 a bit longer, but this is not our intention at this time. Should this need to occur related to safe staffing needs, we will communicate this to families as early as possible. We are not alone, as many school districts are competing to find additional staff for safety positions and/ or to fill positions created from late resignations or leaves of absence related to Covid-19. 

As you know, we have asked for parent volunteers to support the in-person start dates, and there are still about 25 open school positions, and many bus monitor openings. These are available for new hires to apply for or volunteers to temporarily fill, to aid this process. Here is the survey link for volunteers and the Schoolspring link to apply for a position. As stated the other night, “It takes a village to raise our children/ educate the students” of HPS, and they/we need you.

Sincerely,

Dr. Susan E. Kustka

Interim Superintendent


Full In-person 


Wednesday, September 16thIn-Person Learning Schedule:

  • Grade 2 and Montessori Ages 6-8 will begin in-person instruction at Placentino.

  • Grade 3 will begin in-person instruction at Miller.

Thursday, September 17th:  In-Person Learning Schedule

  • Grade 2 and Montessori 6-8 will continue with in-person learning

  • Grade 3 will continue  in-person instruction at Miller.

  • Grade 1 will begin in-person learning

Friday, September 18th: In-Person Learning Schedule

  • Grade 2 and Montessori 6-8 will continue with in-person learning

  • Grade 1 will continue with in-person learning

  • Grade 3 will continue  in-person instruction at Miller.

  • Kindergarten will begin in-person learning 

  • Preschool will continue to meet with their teachers remotely as described.

September 21st:

  • Preschool will begin In-person learning (joining grades K-2)


Hybrid Model Grades 4-12


Wednesday, September 16- Friday, September 18

  • Grades 4-12 would all begin hybrid remotely 

    • Grades 4 & 5 hybrid would be remote for the first 3 days

    • Grade 6-8 would be remote  for the first 3 days

    • Grades 9-12 would be remote  for the first 3 days

Monday, September 21 

  • Miller Grades 4 & 5 and RAMS Grade 6-8 hybrid will aim to begin in-person learning by cohort.

  • Holliston High would remain remote for the week

Tuesday, September 29

  • Holliston High School in grades 9-12 will aim to begin in-person learning by cohort. 

  • All schools are in full hybrid mode.

Fall Reopening Subcommittee Updates - July 16, 2020

posted Jul 19, 2020, 5:38 PM by Dan MacLeod

Hello Families and Staff,
 
 
We are excited to let you know that the district subcommittees have begun meeting, and we have added a parent and a teacher representative to each group, to help with our reopening planning.
 

As a reminder, if a family member has not completed the brief family survey regarding fall reopening, we ask that you do so no later than the end of the day on Friday, July 17, 2020, to help us in the planning process. A staff survey will be coming out shortly.

The following lists indicate the makeup of each of the five subcommittees. Thank you again to all who volunteered.

 

District Reopening Subcommittee Rosters

 

Teaching and Learning

 

Special Ed, 504, ELs                 

  

Peter Botelho

Assistant Superintendent

Kelly Camp

District SSD

Dan MacLeod

Director of Technology

Kim Condon

HHS SSA

Karen Archambault

HHS AP

Nicole Murray

RAMS SSA

David Jordan

RAMS Principal

Miller SSA

Miller SSA

Erica Linares

Miller AP

Carol DiCrutalo

Placentino SSA

Jaime Slaney

Placentino Principal

Mary Perry

Placentino, ECC

Hilary Bresnahan

Parent

Cindy Burrow

Parent

Brook Doire 

Teacher

Leslie Diamandis

Miller/Placentino Teacher

Student Supports & Health/Safety

Facilities, Operations, & Transportation

Lynne Bowler

District Nurse Leader

Keith Buday

Business Manager

Chris Cook

HHS AP

Nicole Bottomley

HHS Principal

Jess Beattie

RAMS AP

David Jordan

RAMS Principal

Jen Olsen 

RAMS Nurse

Dave Keim

Miller Principal

Cheryl Lassey

Placentino AP

Cheryl Lassey

Placentino AP

Catherine Harkin

Placentino Nurse

Amanda Rivera

HHS Teacher

Brielle Chadsey

Miller Teacher/Counselor

Tina Hein

Parent

Tereza Rodriguez

HHS Nurse

  

Deborah Kemmerer

Parent

   

Personnel & Staffing

Susan Kustka

Interim Superintendent

 

Dave Keim

Miller Principal

Nicole Bottomley

HHS Principal

 

Jaime Slaney

Placentino Principal

Jess Beattie

RAMS AP

 

Kimberly Collins 

Parent

Jaime Cutone

RAMS/District Teacher Rep

   
 

Dr. Susan E. Kustka

Holliston Interim Superintendent

508-429-0654 x1 

kustkas@holliston.k12.ma.us

 


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