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August September
25 & 26 New Teacher Orientation 1-3
PreK & Kindergarten Screening
27 Professional Development 7
Labor Day (Observed)
28 Teachers Report to School 8
Pre-School/Kindergarten Begins

Schools Open Grades 1-12

PreK & Kindergarten Screening

1:30 PM Release
Professional Development
Morgan School families: visit the Morgan School web page for Morgan calendar.

To access the 2015-2016 District Calendar, click on the "Calendars" link (right).



Welcome Letter to Families | En Español

The Holyoke Public Schools Prepares for a New School Year | En Español

August 28th
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Convocation at HHS
9:15 AM - 2:30 PM Building-Based PD


NEW TEACHER ORIENTATION - Monthly Meetings - The SECOND Thursday of each month 3:30 PM ‐ 4:30 PM: 9/10, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12


Convocation - Welcome Back!

Receiver Dr. Stephen Zrike, Jr. welcomed Holyoke Public Schools staff back to school during this morning’s Convocation ceremony at the Holyoke High School John Jinx O’Connor Gymnasium. The Holyoke High School Band and Madrigal Choir opened with remarkable performances. Dr. Zrike also celebrated those that have been in the District for longer than 25 years. These individuals were congratulated for their years of service and given a carnation. (photo, right). Welcome back everyone!

Congratulations to Mr. Larry Duprey and Mrs. Roberta Duprey who have the longest records of service in the District of 52 and 46 years, respectively

Commissioner's Corner - Archive | Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

August 28, 2015 Weekly Update | En Español
Local Stakeholders Group
information is available on the Commissioner's Corner page.


Employment Opportunities

The Holyoke Public Schools currently has staff and administrative positions available. Click here to learn more and take the first step towards joining our team.

Recent Press Releases - Archive

August 17, 2015 - Holyoke Public Schools Holds Career Fair in Worcester Press Release | En Español

August 17, 2015 - Holyoke Public Schools Educator Caitlin Woods Receives Oracle STEM Professional Development Scholarship Award | Press Release | En Español

August 12, 2015 - PeoplesBank Organizes Back to School Supply Drive for Holyoke Students (Press Release) | En Español

August 6, 2015 - Holyoke Public Schools Partners with the Community for School Beautification Projects (Press Release) | En Español

Receiver Dr. Stephen Zrike, Jr. Releases Entry Plan -Receiver Entry Plan | En Español. See press release for more information | En Español

Pre-Kindergarten Expansion
Six elementary schools will host one or more pre-kindergarten classrooms in their buildings: Donahue, Kelly, Lawrence, Morgan, Sullivan, and E.N. White. The types of classes offered will vary, as will the length of the pre-kindergarten day and the eligibility requirements. All of the programs are free for qualifying families.

For more information, please call Holyoke Public Schools at (413) 534-2055, Head Start at (413) 788-6522, or the Valley Opportunity Council (VOC) at (413) 552-1559. Friendly, bilingual staff are ready . Read more.

Dual Language Program Enrollment
This innovative program at Metcalf School offers: language acquisition opportunities in English and Spanish; research based curriculum that is aligned with the district's benchmarks and state's curriculum framework. Click here for applications and program information. Submit completed application to the attention of Amy Burke, Principal at 2019 Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA. Call 413-534-2104 for more information.

Kindergarten Registration -For registration materials and information, click here. Please call Lynn Lajoie or Virginia Roche in the School Assignment Office: 413-534-2055 with questions about program and registration information. For required documentation needed to register your students for Kindergarten click here | (En Español).

Dean Technical H.S. Graduation
Holyoke High School Graduation

Visit HPS Channel 12 for more videos produced by the HPS Media Center.

Congratulations 2015 Graduates - Holyoke High School | Dean Technical
College Acceptances - Holyoke High School | Dean Technical

The Special Education Newsletter of the Holyoke Public Schools has been published -
Issue 2 of Voices
Are you between 17 and 24 years of age and a Holyoke Public Schools drop-out?? Need a GED or High School Diploma? Need a job? Are you thinking seriously about your future?
Holyoke Works and the Holyoke Public Schools are offering FREE classes that will: prepare you for GED or MCAS testing, help you find a job, help you decide on a career direction. DON’T LET THIS BE ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY TO PASS YOU BY. For information on these free services that will begin SOON, contact Stephanie Rosario or Larry Bay at (413) 532-2683.

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