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Mark Your Calendar
October November
13 Columbus Day
4 Professional Development
20 1:30 pm Release Professional Development
11 Veterans Day
30-31 Early Release Pre‐K‐8/ Parent Conferences 26-28 Thanksgiving Recess

Morgan School families: visit the Morgan School web page for important back to school calendar information, including school start and end times, as well as start dates for students and Kindergarten screenings.

New - Visit our Drop Out Prevention page to view a video about our Pathways to Success Credit Recovery Program.

New - MASSLIVE Article - Republican September 17, 2014: United Way of Pioneer Valley's Day of Caring effort benefits Peck-Lawrence School

New - PRESS RELEASE: Holyoke High School’s Advanced Placement Qualifying Scores Surge 86%

New - School Committee Vacancy - to fill the vacant Ward 4 seat. Click here for details and application information.

New - Open House - Our faculty would like to meet all of the parents and guardians of our students at Open House. It is important we all take this opportunity to make a connection with the people who mean so much to the students we work so hard for every day. We look forward to seeing you. Click here for schedule.

New - Working with Water: From STEM to STEAM -  A Science and Arts Integration Program for Educators -  October 4th & 18th - Read more.
New - The Holyoke Early Literacy Initiative extends a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who attended the HELI Parent kick-off party on Saturday, September 6th at Holyoke Heritage State Park. It was fantastic to be able to meet so many parents interested in learning more about supporting their child's literacy.  We shared our city's "On Track for Literacy" indicators with hundreds of HPS families.  Our greatest thanks go to all of our families who signed up to become HELI Parents by agreeing to do "one thing a day" to support their child's literacy.  Together, we are going to turn around our early literacy crisis!  Read more.
September is Attendance Awareness Month. Here is a message produced by the Holyoke Public Schools Media Center about the importance that attendance plays in your student's academic performance. View more.
Plenary PowerPoint Presentations - Setting the Vision for the New School Year by Dr. Sergio Páez and Educator Evaluation Overview by Dr. Paul Hyry-Dermith

Plenary Video Presentation
Dr. Sergio Paez, Superintendent of Schools Welcome Letter to Parents and Guardians (en Español)

Holyoke Bus Routes - click on the Transportation link to the right.

District Leadership Changes

Student Registration -

New Students Entering Grades 1-12 - contact the Student Assignment Center 413-534-2007 for registration information.
Kindergarten Registration - Click here for registration information/ Matricula de Kindergarten. Click here to view our Kindergarten brochure (en Español).
Kindergarten Two Way Bilingual ProgramGifted and Talented Opportunity - Call Metcalf School today at 413-534-2104 to schedule a screening appointment for our innovative dual language Kindergarten. This gifted and talented program offers: language acquisition opportunities in English and Spanish; research based curriculum that is aligned with the district's benchmarks and state's curriculum framework; instruction that is conducted in Spanish half the day and English half the day.
Preschool Registration - The Holyoke Public Schools is working towards providing preschool in the Kelly, Lawrence and E.N. White schools this upcoming school year.    If you have children that will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2014 and you reside in the zone of one of the schools cited above, please call Maria Ramon or Virginia Roche in the School Assignment Office: 413-534-2055 to get more information.

HELI Internship Opportunities - The Holyoke Early Literacy Initiative [HELI] is pleased to announce that they have two fantastic internship opportunities.  Read more about the duties, preferred knowledge/skills, and application requirements for these positions by clicking on the following links: Coordinating Intern and Media & Marketing Intern. Read more about our HELI initiative.

Uniforms - Uniform programs have been inmplented in the following schools: Kelly| Peck-Lawrence| Dean| Morgan

District Spotlight

Holyoke Early Literacy Initiative (HELI)
Dropout Prevention
Teenage Pregnancy Prevention

Student Interview with Dr. Páez
En español

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Employment Opportunities

View our employment opportunitiess and take the first step towards joining our team.

Literacy Resources - click here to access the Literacy page containing district initiatives, programs, resources, and web-based literacy tools available to district students.


Contact Information

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Sergio Páez

Assistant Superintendent

Dr. Paul Hyry-Dermith

Other District Contacts
Administative staff
Central Office
School Listing
School Committee

57 Suffolk Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: (413) 534-2000
Fax: (413) 534-3730