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August
21&22 New Teacher Orientation
storm drain artStorm Drain Art by Ernesto and Riley at E.N. White School - Read more.
25 Professional Development
26 Teachers Report to School
27 Schools Open Grades 1‐12
27 &29 Kindergarten Screening
September
1 Labor Day
2-3 PreK & Kindergarten Screening
4 Pre‐School/Kindergarten Begins
15 1:30 PM Release Professional Development
Announcements
New - HPS Media Center video - Lesson Study at Kelly School

New -A note from the school nurse to parents - Please provide proof of recent physical exams and/or recent vaccinations to the school nurse. Students are not allowed to bring or carry medication in school per policy (Student Handbook, School Mandated Health Programs - Medication in Schools.)  Medication forms are available from either the child's doctor or the school nurse.  Parents of incoming 10th graders must provide proof of physical exam to the school nurse. This is a state mandate.  

New -The Valley Opportunity Council , in collaboration with the Holyoke Public Schools, now welcomes applications for its new Pre Kindergarten Program at the E.N. White School, to begin in September of this year. A full day educational program is offered that will prepare your child for success in kindergarten and beyond. Meals and other social services are also available. If you have a preschooler who is 4 years old, you can apply by calling Marlene King or Yolanda Vargas, at the Valley Opportunity Council, at 413-552-1559. We look forward to serving you!

Mayor Alex Morse speaks with the Holyoke High School Jump-Start Students. Read more.

Harold Santiago, a Bilingual Admissions Counselor at Holyoke Community College, visited Holyoke High School on July 15th.  Harold met with incoming ninth graders attending the 2014 Jumpstart Class to educate them of the importance of college preparedness. Read more.

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.

Student Registration -

Kindergarten Registration- Click here for registration information/ Matricula de Kindergarten. Click here to view our Kindergarten brochure (en Español).
Kindergarten Two Way Bilingual Program – Gifted and Talented Opportunity - This innovative dual language program for kindergarten offers: Language Acquisition opportunities in English and Spanish, Research based curriculum that is aligned with the district’s benchmarks and state’s curriculum frameworks, Instruction that is conducted in Spanish half the day and English half the day. In addition to completing Kindergarten registration forms, click here for program application (that is to be returned to Metcalf School).
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 Colon or Virginia Roche in the School Assignment Office: 413-534-2055 to get more information.
New Students Entering Grades 1-12- contact the Student Assignment Center 413-534-2007 for registration information.
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Calling all prospective leaders! The Holyoke Public Schools is engaged in an ambitious turnaround and has Assistant Principal, Principal and Director positions available. Click here to view the leadership opportunities and take the first step towards joining our team.

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Central Office summer business hours, through August 20th: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Sergio Páez
413-534-2005
spaez@hps.holyoke.ma.us

Assistant Superintendent

Dr. Paul Hyry-Dermith
413-534-2005
phyry@hps.holyoke.ma.us

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