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  • Congratulations Class of 2020!
  • SHS Office HoursThe Somerville High School Main Office will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm this summer. During these hours, you can obtain work permits, request transcripts, and also withdrawals.
  • Students requiring work permits please contact Mrs. Favaloro at bfavaloro@k12.somerville.ma.us. Fill out the Youth Employment Permit Application and bring it with you during SHS Main Office Hours. Students must follow social distancing protocols and wear a mask. 
  • Information about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Remote Learning

Template for Weekly Learning Plan. (Please note, this template contains three tabs and includes a sample weekly plan.)
Social Studies Social Studies Department Webpage Materials accessible through Google Classroom. Social Studies teachers worked hard to create engaging coursework tailored for theirstudents.
English English Department Webpage. Materials from teachers are accessible through Google Classroom. 
Mathematics Math Department Webpage. Materials from teachers are accessible through Google Classroom. 
Science Science Department Webpage. Materials from teachers are accessible through Google Classroom.
World Language World Language Department Materials from teachers accessible through Google Classrooom.
Music Music Department. This document has tabs so you can access Google Classroom codes for all district schools. Look for SHS along the bottom. Here are some resources to help guide students in continuing their learning and exploration during this time. 
Special Education Inclusion Teachers collaborated with content area teacher teams to make sure material is accessible. Resource Teachers prepared an enrichment assignment packet that is available electronically, and in hard copy if students need it. Life Skills/SHIP/Transition-Work packets will be available at modified levels in paper form. Here's the link to the materials for special education programs/classes. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MVBMIVjH855At7-3D4T4Sxj_LLF34-H8BCBE9O8Taaw/edit?usp=sharing
Physical Education Physical Education Webpage. Materials accessible through Google Classroom. 

Message about Advanced Placement Exams

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there were no in-person AP Exams in 2020. Instead, College Board created 45 minute online exams designed to be taken at home. This website has more details. Please contact your student’s AP teacher or Melanie Kessler at mkessler@k12.somerville.ma.us if you have questions.

Khan Academy

Some students may find it helpful to supplement coursework with Khan Academy, which has courses in Math, Science and Engineering, Computing, Arts and Humanities, and Colleges and Careers. Visit https://www.khanacademy.org to learn more.

Principal's Updates to Students and Families

  • Principal's updates: 05/28/2020: Graduation Schedule
  • Principal's updates: 05/28/2020: Final Graduation Notice
  • Principal's update: 05/2020: Senior Shoutouts in the Somerville Journal.
  • Principal's update: 05/11/2020. Grading Policy for Q4.
  • Principal's update: 05/05/2020. Senior Class update in all Languages.
  • Principal's update: 04/13/2020. Remote Learning.
  • Principal's update: 04/10/2020. Template for Weekly Remote Learning Plan.
  • Principal's update: 04/05/2020.
  • Principal's update: 03/31/2020. Chromebook Distribution.
  • DESE Letter to Families: 03/30/2020.
  • Principals's Update: 03/27/2020. Third Quarter Grades.
  • Principal's Update: 03/23/2020.
  • Technology Survey: 03/17/20.
  • Principal's Update: 03/14/20.

Somerville High School Building Project

Quick Info


Principal LaGambina and Teacher Ms. Wooten
Principal LaGambina (right) with Math Teacher Ms. Wooten

Sibby LaGambina, Principal 
Mr. LaGambina oversees the running of the high school as Principal, as well as supporting and overseeing all academic departments, the Counseling Department and Assistant Principals. His previous position was as Assistant Principal/Housemaster. He is also the former Chair of the Science Department.

The most recent school report card for Somerville High School 2018 available on the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website.

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Somerville High School, Grades 9-12
81 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143
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