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November 3, 2020
  • Remote learning day for ALL HPS students (including students in Cohort C) with the exception of Veritas students. Please note that Veritas students will not have school on this date

    November 3, 2020

November 5, 2020
  • Dr. V's Facebook Live (English 5, Spanish 5:30)

    November 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

November 11, 2020
  • Veterans Day Observed

    November 11, 2020

November 17, 2020
  • District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) Meeting

    November 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    You are invited to serve as an advocate for families in the Holyoke School District, to voice their concerns and provide input to the school Superintendent, administration and staff, Parent Associations and School Leadership Teams. We welcome you to obtain important information and share it with other parents/guardians. Our goal is to have no less than 2 parents representing each school. Your feedback and advice are critical to our district improvement efforts, so we appreciate your interest in the District Parent Advisory Group.


    Se le invita a servir como asesor de las familias en el Distrito Escolar de Holyoke, para expresar sus preocupaciones y proporcionar información al Superintendente de la escuela, la administración y el personal, las Asociaciones de Padres y los Equipos de Liderazgo Escolar. Le damos la bienvenida para obtener información importante y compartirla con otros padres/tutores. Nuestra meta es tener no menos de 2 padres representando de cada escuela. Sus comentarios y consejos son críticos para nuestros esfuerzos de mejoramiento del distrito, así que apreciamos su interés en el Grupo Asesor de Padres del Distrito.

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    Agenda for Meeting / Agenda para la Reunión

    Questions? Contact Dean Santiago, Family Access & Engagement Coordinator at / ¿Preguntas? Contacte con Dean Santiago, Coordinador de Acceso y Compromiso Familiar en: or (413) 250-3460

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November 18, 2020
  • EN White Dual Language Bilingual Celebration

    November 18, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Holyoke High School - North Campus, 500 Beech St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

November 19, 2020
  • ELPAC- Meeting

    November 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


    Tiene usted un hijo que está aprendiendo inglés?

    Usted puede abogar sobre cómo podemos educar mejor a su hijo uniéndose al grupo ELPAC

    Por favor, acompáñenos en la próxima reunión de ELPAC


    Estamos reclutando activamente a los padres de las Escuelas Públicas de Holyoke para que formen parte de una excelente oportunidad de liderazgo, proporcionando información al Superintendente, compartiendo información con otros padres y haciendo responsable a las Escuelas Públicas de Holyoke del cumplimiento de su misión.

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    Please Join Us For The Next English Learner Parent Advisory Council Meeting

    Do you have a child who is learning English?

    You can advocate on how we can better educate your child by joining the


    We are actively recruiting parents from Holyoke Public Schools to be part of an excellent leadership opportunity by providing input to the Superintendent, sharing information with other parents, and holding HPS accountable for fulfilling its mission.


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November 23, 2020
  • Grades 6-12 report cards

    November 23, 2020

November 25, 2020
  • Thanksgiving Recess

    November 25, 2020 - November 27, 2020 @ 

DESE Doctors on Back to School


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Increase in number of students enrolled in
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HPS Outdoor Flu Clinic happening TODAY! (10/26) It takes place at Donahue from 11:30 to 3:00 You'll find it under the pavilion - it's sponsored by the school nurses and Stop 'n Shop pharmacy. ...

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Next week is Red Ribbon Week, standing up for Drug Abuse Prevention. We're encouraging HPS to show their support by wearing red on Thursday, 10/29 and help bring awareness to this important issue.

Email a photo and description to for us to post on social. Every submission will be entered into a raffle for an Amazon gift card. And please visit our website for more information and to learn about the other social media celebrations and educational campaigns taking place this month:

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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, STEM, and P3 (a personalized learning program). 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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