Superintendent Communications

September 11, 2021: Important close contact and other COVID reminders, Math Acceleration and BAM Program Updates: English (please select a language from the Google Translate drop down menu to translate into your preferred language)

August 28, 2021: 2021-22 School Year Opening Timeline, and reminders about COVID safety protocols in place in our schools: English (please select a language from the Google Translate drop down menu to translate into your preferred language)

August 20, 2021: First day of school, universal free breakfast and lunch, and COVID safety protocol reminders: English (please select a language from the Google Translate drop down menu to translate into your preferred language)

August 12, 2021: Safeguards and protocols for return to school: English (please select a language from the Google Translate drop down menu to translate into your preferred language.)

June 4, 2021: Graduation and End-of-Year Ceremonies, Update on Last Day of School: English, Spanish

May 21, 2021: Updated Mask Guidelines, Last Day for SHS Seniors: English, Spanish

May 14, 2021: SHS students in grades 9-11 return to in-person, FY22 Proposed District budget: English, Spanish

May 7, 2021: Plan for high school students return to in-person, SKIP and Life Skills K-8 returning to Kennedy, Class of 2021 graduation plans: English, Spanish

April 30, 2021: DESE issues guidance on high school students, Brown School students and staff returning to Brown School classrooms: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole

April 25, 2021: Return from April break, all PK-8 return to in-person learning: English, Spanish

April 21, 2021: Update from Asst. Superintendent Mazza for K-8 families whose students will continue learning remotely: English, Spanish

April 16, 2021: April Break Covid assurance testing and Grab-and-Go Meals, transition to full in-person for PK-8 starting Monday, April 26 with 2-hour delayed start to allow for Covid testing of staff: English, Spanish, Portuguese

April 9, 2021: Grades 7-8 transition to hybrid in-person model week of 4/12/21, transition to full in-person for PK-8 on Monday, April 26 with 2-hour delayed start to allow for Covid testing of staff: English, Spanish

April 2, 2021: Grades 3-6 transition to hybrid in-person model week of 4/5/21, transition to full in-person 5 days a week for PK-8 on Monday, April 26 with 2-hour delayed start to allow for Covid testing of staff: English, Spanish, Portuguese

March 26, 2021: DESE approves waiver request, will continue phased transition until full return for PK-8 students week of April 26: English, Spanish, Portuguese

March 17, 2021: School Committee approves recommendation to submit waiver request to DESE: English, Spanish

March 13, 2021: Phase 2B returning next week, Phase 3A (pre-K/K, NWFC, CTE seniors + 50 juniors, other high needs programs) transition week of March 22, School Committee meeting to discuss new DESE requirements scheduled for 6pm March 16: English, Spanish, Portuguese

March 6, 2021: Phase 2A students successfully transition to in-person instruction, Phase 2B scheduled to transition week of March 15, MA Board of Elementary and Secondary Education gives Commissioner authority to require elementary students return to in-person starting early April: English, Spanish

February 26, 2021: Phase 2A (students in highest needs special education programs) transitions to in-person learning week of March 1st: English, Spanish, Portuguese

February 19, 2021: School Committee approves MOA with Somerville Educators Union. Preparing for return to in-person learning based on established Phase-in schedule and building readiness: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole

February 12, 2021: SEU overwhelmingly approves MOA with School Committee to begin phased in-person learning, anticipated start date of March 4, 2021, SHS Certificate of Occupancy expected by end of February: English, Spanish, Portuguese

January 29, 2021: Information presented at January 26 Schools Reopening Town Hall: English, Spanish, Portuguese

January 22, 2021: Upcoming Schools Reopening Town Hall, limited voluntary indoor programming for students in highest need special ed programs, limited indoor/outdoor afterschool: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole

January 15, 2021: Brief update on building work progress, information about MLK, Jr. Day virtual celebration: English, Spanish

December 23, 2020: Latest preliminary building reopening schedule, clarification on flu vaccine-related questions in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole

December 16, 2020: Remote learning during inclement weather, latest building mitigation update in EnglishSpanishPortugueseHaitian Creole

November 24, 2020: Preparatory documents about logistics for return to in-person learning in English.

November 16, 2020: Joint Update from Mayor, Superintendent, Chair of School Committee in English, Spanish, Portuguese. Return to in-person learning moved from December 3, 2020 to no earlier than January, 2021 due to materials and equipment shortages necessary to make school facilities safe. Slide Presentation created for the School Committee Meeting on November 16, 2020.

November 11, 2020: Schools Reopening Summary about students and staff returning to in-person learning

October 29, 2020: Schools Reopening Community Town Hall Slide Presentation and Video

September 21, 2020: Schools Reopening Town Hall Slides

September 11, 2020: Attendance, Grading, Schedules, Technology, Materials, Enrichment Programming: EnglishSpanishPortuguese

August 28, 2020: LMS Orientation, Class Lists / Remote Schedules / Cohorts:  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

August 21, 2020: Community Schools/Parks & Recreation enrichment programming, LMS Full Remote Learning Model:

August 14, 2020: EnglishSpanishPortuguese

August 4, 2020: Notice to Families about Remote Start in Fall -  EnglishSpanishPortugueseHaitian CreoleNepali

July 31, 2020 Update: EnglishSpanishPortuguese

July 29, 2020: School Planning Town Hall recording

July 27, 2020: School Committee Meeting - video

July 24, 2020: Joint Statement / Update from Mayor Curtatone, School Committee Chair Normand, and Superintendent Skipper - EnglishSpanishPortuguese

July 17, 2020: Update - EnglishSpanishPortuguese

July 10, 2020: Update - EnglishSpanishPortuguese

July 2, 2020: Update - EnglishSpanishPortuguese

June 25, 2020: Update - EnglishSpanishPortuguese

June 19, 2020: District Update - Last day of school  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

June 17, 2020: District Update - Talking about Racism web resource, Student work permits  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

June 15, 2020: District Update - Budget Hearing, Retirements  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

June 12, 2020: District Update - Scholarship Award Winners, Remote Learning Experience Survey  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

June 10, 2020: District Update - Summer, Youth Virtual Town Hall  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

June 8, 2020: District Update - Graduation  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

June 5, 2020: District Update - End of Year celebrations, upcoming survey  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

June 3, 2020: District Update - Virtual Field Day 2020  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

June 1, 2020: District Update - Equity and anti-racism work, P-EBT tips and info  English, Spanish, Portuguese

May 29, 2020: District Update - Summer Programming  English, Spanish, Portuguese

May 27, 2020: District Update - SC Virtual Office Hours, look for Survey  English, Spanish, Portuguese

May 22, 2020: District Update - Full Circle Graduation  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

May 20, 2020: District Update - Somerville High School Graduation  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

May 18, 2020: District Update - Summer planning, Upcoming Virtual Town Halls  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

May 15, 2020: District Update - Transitions, Quarter 4 Assessments  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

May 13, 2020: District Update - Celebrating the Class of 2020, Virtual Town Hall Meetings  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

May 11, 2020: District Update - Financial Impact of COVID-19 and Free/Reduced Lunch Application  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

May 8, 2020: District Update - Celebrating Class of 2020  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

May 6, 2020: District Update - New webpage with list of basic resources during COVID-19, Shout-out to graduating seniors  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

May 4, 2020: District Update - Instrument Distribution Schedule, Financial Impact of COVID-19  EnglishSpanish, Portuguese

May 1, 2020: District Update - First batch of PK/K assignments coming out, Ways to Support  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

April 29, 2020: District Update - Somerville Cares Fund Accepting Applications, Healey Shout-out  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

April 27, 2020: District Update - Final 8 weeks of school  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

April 22, 2020: District Update - P-EBT, Schools closed through end of school year  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

April 17, 2020: District Update - April vacation virtual fairs and activities  EnglishSpanishPortuguese; April Break Flier  EnglishSpanish

April 15, 2020: District Update - April break, Remote Learning Plan goals and expectations  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

April 13, 2020: District Update - Online platform use guidelines  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

April 13, 2020: Remote Learning Information and Expectations  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

April 13, 2020: Special Education Information on Use of Virtual Platforms  EnglishSpanishPortugueseHaitian Creole

April 8, 2020: District Update - Somerville events canceled through June 30  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

April 6, 2020: District Update - District Remote Learning Plan  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

April 3, 2020: District Update - Additional resources  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

April 2, 2020: Letter from Special Education Department  EnglishSpanishPortugueseHaitian Creole

April 2, 2020: Special Education FAQ from Department of Elementary and Secondary Education  EnglishSpanishPortugueseHaitain Creole

April 1, 2020: District Update - SPS Remote Learning Plan, Q3 grading  EnglishSpanishPortuguese

March 30, 2020: District Update - DESE Guidance, AP Exams, Instrument Rentals  English, Spanish, Portuguese

March 30, 2020: Letter to Families about Remote Learning, from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)  English, Spanish

March 27, 2020: District Update - What to expect next week, and highlights of efforts in our district and community  English, Spanish, Portuguese

March 25, 2020: District Update - Gov. Baker Extends School Closure Period through early May  English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole

March 23, 2020: District Update - Additional Home Learning Resources and Reminders  English, Spanish, Portuguese

March 22, 2020: District Update - Reminder about Resources and Services as we enter 2nd week of extended school closure  English, Spanish, Portuguese

March 20, 2020: District Update - Reminder about Resources for Families and Staff  English, Spanish, Portuguese

March 19, 2020: District Update - Chromebook and Meal Distribution Continues  English, Spanish, Portuguese

March 18, 2020: District Update - Additional Resources and Information  English, Spanish, Portuguese

March 17, 2020: District Update - Resources for Families during extended closure  English, Spanish, Portuguese

March 15, 2020: Governor Baker announces schools to be closed for 3 weeks effective March 17, 2020  English, Spanish, Portuguese

March 15, 2020: District Update - Resources for Families during extended closure  English, Spanish, Portuguese

March 13, 2020: Coronavirus Notice - District Updates and Resources for Families  English, Spanish, Portuguese

March 12, 2020: Coronavirus Notice - All schools and district offices closed for minimum of an additional 2 weeks starting Monday, 3/16/20  English, Spanish, Portuguese

March 11, 2020: Coronavirus Notice - All Schools and District Buildings Closed Thursday and Friday, March 12 and 13. EnglishSpanish, Portuguese

March 11, 2020: Coronavirus Notice - West Somerville Neighborhood School

March 11, 2020. Joint City, Schools Social Distancing Measures

March 9, 2020. Somerville Public Schools (SPS) Notice to Families. English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole

March 2, 2020. SPS Notice to Families. EnglishSpanishPortugueseHaitian Creole