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Mark Your Calendar - Holyoke Public Schools
August September
21&22 New Teacher Orientation
1 Labor Day
25 Professional Development 2-3 PreK & Kindergarten Screening
26 Teachers Report to School 4 Pre‐School/Kindergarten Begins
27 Schools Open Grades 1‐12 15 1:30 PM Release Professional Development
27&29 Kindergarten Screening    

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.


Welcome back!

New - 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
New - Informational Meeting for Mentors on Changes to the Induction Program (second offering) Tuesday, September 2, 2014 3:30-4:30 Holyoke Public Library, Community Room

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

Summer Information -Summer Reading Lists

District Spotlight

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

Student Interview with Dr. Páez

College/University Acceptances -
Congratulations Students!

Holyoke High School
Dean Technical High School
Employment Opportunities

View our employment opportunitiess and take the first step towards joining our team.
Summer Graduates Congratulations students!
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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