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May 6, 2021
  • Hot Docs Parent Trainings

    May 6, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Programa virtual para padres/Tutores

    Entrenamiento en español

    Es usted un padre, un familiar o un profesional que cuida o trabaja con un niño pequeño (de preescolar a cuarto grado) y quiere aprender más sobre la prevención y el manejo de los comportamientos difíciles de los niños? Si la respuesta es afirmativa, le invitamos a participar en nuestro programa virtual de formación para padres basados en la investigación. Se ofrece de forma gratuita a través de los distritos escolares participantes.

    una versión remota de "flipped-class" del programa HOT DOCS donde el contenido se entrega a través de videos pregrabados y nos reunimos con los padres en pequeños grupos semanalmente para la parte de revisión y reflexión del plan de estudios,

    compromiso: 8 sesiones de 45 minutos cada una - Fechas: 3/18, 3/25,4/01, 4/08, 04/15, no hay reunión el 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13

    Por favor, rellene el formulario de inscripción: https://forms.gle/a1NizVWs3PH7b4A76 si está interesado en asistir

    Si tiene preguntas sobre nuestro programa o si tiene problemas para inscribirse en

    línea, envíenos un correo electrónico: Segarcia@hps.holyoke.ma.us

    o llámenos al 413 5798226

    Remote parent training program. this program will be completely in Spanish - 

    Hot Docs (Helping Our Toddlers, Developing Our Children’s Skills)
    Details:

    Are you a parent, family member, or a professional raising or working with a young child (pre-k through 4th grade) and want to learn more about preventing and managing challenging child behaviors? If yes, we invite you to participate our remote research-based behavioral parent training program offered to you for FREE 

    a "flipped-classroom" remote version of the HOT DOCS program where content is delivered via pre-recorded videos and we meet with parents in small group(s) weekly for the review-and-reflect portion of the curriculum,

    commitment: 8 sessions each will be 45 min - Dates: 3/18, 3/25,4/01, 4/08, 04/15, no meeting on 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13

    Please complete the registration registration form: https://forms.gle/a1NizVWs3PH7b4A76 if you are interested in attending

    If you have questions about our program or if you are having trouble registering online, please send us an email at

    online, please email us at: Segarcia@hps.holyoke.ma.us

    or call us at 413 5798226

May 7, 2021
  • Donahue's Student of the Month

    May 7, 2021 @ 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

    Please Join us to Celebrate our Students of the Month!

    Every month Students are selected from each homeroom to be recognize for working to the best of their ability. These students reflect the values of the Donahue community! They have improved academic performance, behavior, relationships with peers, or attendance.

    Zoom information will be given to each family by their class room teacher

    Únase a nosotros para celebrar a nuestros estudiantes del mes.

    Cada mes se seleccionan estudiantes de cada salón para ser reconocidos por trabajar lo mejor posible. ¡Estos estudiantes reflejan los valores de la comunidad Donahue! Ellos han mejorado el rendimiento académico, el comportamiento, las relaciones con los compañeros, o la asistencia. Ellos han mejorado el rendimiento académico, el comportamiento, las relaciones con los compañeros, o la asistencia.

    La información de Zoom será entregada a cada familia por su maestro de clase

May 13, 2021
  • Hot Docs Parent Trainings

    May 13, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Programa virtual para padres/Tutores

    Entrenamiento en español

    Es usted un padre, un familiar o un profesional que cuida o trabaja con un niño pequeño (de preescolar a cuarto grado) y quiere aprender más sobre la prevención y el manejo de los comportamientos difíciles de los niños? Si la respuesta es afirmativa, le invitamos a participar en nuestro programa virtual de formación para padres basados en la investigación. Se ofrece de forma gratuita a través de los distritos escolares participantes.

    una versión remota de "flipped-class" del programa HOT DOCS donde el contenido se entrega a través de videos pregrabados y nos reunimos con los padres en pequeños grupos semanalmente para la parte de revisión y reflexión del plan de estudios,

    compromiso: 8 sesiones de 45 minutos cada una - Fechas: 3/18, 3/25,4/01, 4/08, 04/15, no hay reunión el 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13

    Por favor, rellene el formulario de inscripción: https://forms.gle/a1NizVWs3PH7b4A76 si está interesado en asistir

    Si tiene preguntas sobre nuestro programa o si tiene problemas para inscribirse en

    línea, envíenos un correo electrónico: Segarcia@hps.holyoke.ma.us

    o llámenos al 413 5798226

    Remote parent training program. this program will be completely in Spanish - 

    Hot Docs (Helping Our Toddlers, Developing Our Children’s Skills)
    Details:

    Are you a parent, family member, or a professional raising or working with a young child (pre-k through 4th grade) and want to learn more about preventing and managing challenging child behaviors? If yes, we invite you to participate our remote research-based behavioral parent training program offered to you for FREE 

    a "flipped-classroom" remote version of the HOT DOCS program where content is delivered via pre-recorded videos and we meet with parents in small group(s) weekly for the review-and-reflect portion of the curriculum,

    commitment: 8 sessions each will be 45 min - Dates: 3/18, 3/25,4/01, 4/08, 04/15, no meeting on 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13

    Please complete the registration registration form: https://forms.gle/a1NizVWs3PH7b4A76 if you are interested in attending

    If you have questions about our program or if you are having trouble registering online, please send us an email at

    online, please email us at: Segarcia@hps.holyoke.ma.us

    or call us at 413 5798226

May 17, 2021
May 18, 2021
  • District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) Meeting

    May 18, 2021 @ 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.

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    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.

    Invitiation English / Invitación Spanish

    Overview/Calendar link Eng - Visión General / Calendario / Enlace Spa

    Questions? Contact Dean Santiago, Family Access & Engagement Coordinator at / ¿Preguntas? Contacte con Dean Santiago, Coordinador de Acceso y Compromiso Familiar en:

    Dsantiago@hps.holyoke.ma.us or (413) 250-3460



May 19, 2021
  • MAY SEPAC

    May 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Hi there,
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: May 19, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://hps-holyoke-ma-us.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsceqspz4uEtHYUSmK5RvPE-CXCieiu8XA
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

May 20, 2021
  • ELPAC Parent Meeting

    May 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Están cordialmente invitados a participar de la reunion de ELPAC

    CONSEJO ASESOR DE PADRES DE ALUMNOS DE INGLÉS

    Estamos reuniendo con padres de las Escuelas Públicas de Holyoke para que sean parte de una excelente oportunidad de liderazgo brindando su opinión al Superintendente, y al Departamento De Lenguaje, compartiendo información con otros padres y haciendo responsable a la HPS del cumplimiento de su misión. 

    ¿Qué son los ELPACs? Los consejos asesores de padres que aprenden Inglés están formados por padres y tutores legales de estudiantes de Inglés.

    ¿Cómo puedo involucrarme? La membresía es voluntaria y está abierta a todos los padres y tutores legales de estudiantes que son o han sido identificados como estudiantes de Inglés.

    Por favor, comparte la información con otros padres, invítalos a unirse y haz que HPS sea responsable de cumplir su misión.

    Por favor, regístrese con tiempo. 

    Completando el siguiente formulario

    https://forms.gle/RFRNJJjbWUWBu11C8 

    You are cordially invited to join the our ELPAC meeting 

    ENGLISH LEARNER PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL 

    We are meeting with 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.

    What are ELPACs? English learner parent advisory councils are made up of parents and legal guardians of English learners. 

    How can I get involved? Membership is voluntary and is open to all parents and legal guardians of students who are or have been identified as English learners.

    Please share this information with other parents, Invite them and hold the HPS accountable for fulfilling its mission.

    Please register in advance: 

     By completing the following form

    https://forms.gle/RFRNJJjbWUWBu11C8 

May 31, 2021
  • Memorial Day Observed

    May 31, 2021

June 4, 2021
  • Dean Graduation

    June 4, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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

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Thank you to Special Education Teacher Anne Mesick from Peck for sharing this appreciation about her functional academic paraprofessional, Jessica Andujar in honor of HPS Staff Appreciation Week! #proud2bHPSPeck Full Service Community School ...
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Holyoke Public Schools
For the 2021-22 School Year, we need to modify some of the school start/end times to promote safe and healthy travel to school, as well as a safe transition into and outside of the school building. The change in times ensures that busses have sufficient time to be cleaned between the first route and second route and that entry is staggered for schools with co-location. Although air filtration is our best defense against COVID on busses, ensuring the surfaces are cleaned is an important factor too. Thanks in advance for understanding, as well make these changes in order to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.Learn more: www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/2021/04/29/school-hours-for-the-2021-22-school-year/ ...
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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.

Violin options

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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