Return to School

Welcome Back!

The majority of HPS students started the school year remotely.  For selected groups of students (called “Cohort C”), remote learning cannot effectively meet their educational needs, so we are offering them an in-person learning option.  While the school year may look different, we are deeply committed to health, safety, and equity, while providing a high-quality education for all HPS students.

Read our Return to School Plan and our  Plan Update 10-20-20 (PDF).

Important Student Forms

Parents/Guardians if you haven’t completed your child’s return-to-school packet, please complete it online, which is the preferred method, at or we have a printable version (PDF) that can be returned to your child’s school. Both include important contact, medical, language preference, and photo permission forms. Please complete a packet for every student in your household (remote and in-person learners). We also encourage you to read the letter from Dr.Alberto Vázquez Matos, Superintendent/ Receiver (PDF), and to learn about immunization requirements, attendance, and safety pledge information.

Student and Staff Pledges to stay home when ill and follow precautions:

Personal Responsibility Pledge for Students and Families (PDF) | En español (PDF)

Personal Responsibility Policy for HPS Employees (PDF)

Teacher and student wearing masks

District Resources

Do We Have Your Current Contact Information?

Please check your email periodically for district news and updates. If you have not been receiving our emails, texts, and phone calls through the district messaging system, please complete this form at Provide your email, phone number for texts, and your child’s name, grade, and school so that we can update our system. We strive to provide timely communication to keep you informed of all that is happening in our schools.

Holyoke City Resources

This city site contains news updates, access to agencies, services, programs, and assistance for residents in the City of Holyoke, MA.

DESE Resources

DESE COVID-19 Guidance and Return to School Webpage

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