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February 24, 2021
  • Dual Language Family Information Session I

    February 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Please RSVP here to attend.

February 25, 2021
  • Equity Coalition meeting/Coalición de Equdad

    February 25, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Nayroby Rosa-Soriano is inviting you to a Zoom meeting.

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84456473346?pwd=OHpleHQ3MFFBZkpSTGVZYk9ZSnBvQT09

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kf1WfHoXi

    The Holyoke Equity Coalition invites the community to come together to discuss the cultural and mental health impacts of COVID through an equity lens, and discuss the opportunities brought about by the pandemic to support a healthy and equitable community, led by Nayroby Rosa-Soriano, of One Holyoke.  We hope you can join us.

         La Coalición de Equidad de Holyoke invita a la comunidad a reunirse para discutir los impactos culturales y de salud mental de COVID a través de una lente de equidad, y discutir las oportunidades generadas por la pandemia para apoyar una comunidad saludable y equitativa, liderada por Nayroby Rosa-Soriano, de One Holyoke. Esperamos que pueda unirse a nosotros.

March 2, 2021
  • DONAHUE- Coffee with the Principal

    March 2, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

    Principal Swygert will like to meet monthly with parents/Guardians,  so Grab a cup up coffee and join Principal Swygert to receive school updates. Your collaboration and input are welcome during these sessions. 

     Let's connect virtually, so that together we can continue to provide the best and GREATEST education for our Dolphins.

    The meeting will be held at two different times on the date to Accommodate our parents schedules. 

    Hope you can join us Please RSVP to received the event link: https://forms.gle/GHUevVDUtcgNnY1n9

  • Donahue-Coffee with the Principal

    March 2, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Principal Swygert will like to meet monthly with parents/Guardians,  so Grab a cup up coffee and join Principal Swygert to receive school updates. Your collaboration and input are welcome during these sessions. 

     Let's connect virtually, so that together we can continue to provide the best and GREATEST education for our Dolphins.

    The meeting will be held at two different times on the date to Accommodate our parents schedules. 

    Hope you can join us Please RSVP to received the event link: https://forms.gle/GHUevVDUtcgNnY1n9

March 15, 2021
March 23, 2021
  • Middle School Options Info Session

    March 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Please RSVP here to attend.

What are Isolation Rooms?

If a student arrives at school exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms – he/she is taken to the isolation room and then discharged to home as soon as possible. View this video to learn about the isolation rooms that have been established at each school and visit our School Safety webpage for more safety videos about the steps that we are taking to maintain a safe and healthy environment for staff and students.

53%

decrease in dropout rate

85%

Increase in number of students enrolled in
college prep programming

10 Point

increase in graduation rate

Parents/guardians of middle school students, please complete our Middle School Campus Learning Center survey by February 26th. (The survey will also be emailed and texted to you this week). These surveys will help guide our planning for Middle School Campus Learning Centers (CLCs) that we will open for students in grades 6-8 on March 29th. What are CLCs you ask? Good question! CLCs are on campus learning spaces that offer full-day, in-person support from grades 6-8 HPS administrators and staff, while students still receive instruction online from their current teachers. Learn more on our web site, and fill out the survey: www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/campus-learning-centers-clcs/Holyoke City Hall Family Engagement at Holyoke Public Schools ...
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Congratulations to Malani Perez, Kindergartener at Metcalf, for winning the hybrid student "first day back" raffle!… https://t.co/Xj79WJ7LtX
Heads up, HPS staff enrolled in either undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, or certificate of advanced graduate study… https://t.co/tKeyxPmUQo
Students in grades 8-11, you can now apply to join the HHS Dean campus community! Applications are due March 13th… https://t.co/nMioJKqjDx
Enrichment at Lawrence

Enrichment for Every Student

HPS is taking learning outside the classroom. Thanks to partnerships with many local and national organizations we have doubled enrichment opportunities each week to engage and inspire students. The full school day in our elementary and middle schools provides expanded opportunities for students to explore their interests in the sciences, the arts, sports, and local and world cultures

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Access to Technology

Today’s students are tomorrow’s engineers, scientists, researchers and programmers. Through new technology and online programs, we’re connecting students with the opportunities that await them beyond high school.

At HPS, we know that students do best when they pursue their passions and are trusted to pick their pathway.

Antoine Rodrigues and Family after Graduation

Improved High School Experience for All

HPS’ redesigned high school experience focuses on providing real-world learning opportunities for every student. We’ve quadrupled the number of college courses HPS high school students can access on and off campus through partnerships with HCC, Westfield State and UMass.

9th grade students have the opportunity to explore a range of college and career pathways. In 10th-12th grade, students focus on their interests and develop plans for success beyond HPS. We welcome and support overaged and under credited students back to school with new pathways to the diploma.

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Expansion of Choice Programs

At HPS, we understand that each student has different strengths and interests. We’ve expanded choice programs, including dual language immersion, the health sciences, and STEM. Free Preschool programs are now in every neighborhood school and boast family friendly scheduling options.

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High Quality Teaching and Learning

We’ve invested in recruiting and retaining top quality educators who inspire bold thinking, recognize student potential, and encourage all students to work towards their goals. The full school day increases time for teacher planning and development. New curriculum materials in math and ELA along with a laptop for each teacher will support engaging instruction.

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