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Summer Programming - begins on July 6th

Visit our Summer webpage to view program information, suggested and required reading lists, reading challenge details, summer activities, and summer meals information. Click here or on the Summer link on the right side menu. To access Dr. Zrike's Summer Reading Challenge, click here.

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) - Calendar letter

New: Receiver Entry Plan | En Español

Recent Press Releases - Archive

New: July 2, 2015 - Dr. Stephen Zrike, Jr. Hosts First Community Event - Press Release | En Español

June 22, 2015 - Holyoke High School’s ‘As Schools Match Wits’ Team Wins Championship - Press Release - Congratulations students and coaches!
View championship episode at

June 12, 2015 - HPS Connections Newsletter Wins APEX 2015 Award for Publication Excellence - Press Release

The Special Education Newsletter of the Holyoke Public Schools has been published -
Issue 2 of Voices

Commissioner's Corner - Archive

New: July 3, 2015 Weekly Update

Memo from Commissioner Chester and Letter from Dr. Stephen Zrike | En Español

Local Stakeholders Group meeting schedule, agenda, and information is now available on the Commissioner's Corner page.

Summary of Holyoke Community Conversations May 20, 2015 – June 11, 2015 | En Español

Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration - It is time to register your children for Kindergarten and Preschool programs. 

In addition to full day Kindergarten, preschool is being offered in the Metcalf, Kelly, Morgan, Sullivan, Lawrence, Donahue, and E.N. White schools this upcoming school year.   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).

Click here for information about our new Dual Language Program.

Dual Language Program Enrollment -

The Joseph Metcalf School is offering an open enrollment opportunity for students entering grade one and kindergarten, who are interested in attending our Dual Language Program. This innovative 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. 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.

Congratulations students!

2015 Graduates - Holyoke High School | Dean Technical

College Acceptances - Holyoke High School | Dean Technical

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.

Dean Technical H.S. Graduation
Holyoke High School Graduation
Visit HPS Channel 12 for more videos produced by the HPS Media Center.
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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