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Superintendent’s Office notices for Holyoke Public Schools families.

Saturday, November 4, 2017, Parent Power Academy Summit – Empowering Our Children’s Dreams, 9:00 am—1:30 pm, Holyoke High School, 500 Beech Street (PDF)

Hurricane Relief Efforts Update and Request for Information (PDF)

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEPAC) 2017-18 Meeting Schedule | En Español 

Attendance Awareness – It is important for students in all grades to remember that success in school begins by attending school all day, every day throughout the school year. We remind families to return a signed copy of the  Attendance Success Plan that was recently sent home in backpacks. It is critical for families to discuss the HPS attendance policy, to set attendance expectations with their students, and to establish good habits and plans to attend school every day and on time. Click here to view a video of HPS parent volunteers, students, teachers and staff discussing how establishing these good habits leads to academic success.

Parents, here is a volunteer opportunity….

  • Special Education Task Force is accepting applications for interested participants.  If interested, please send a brief letter of intent to  jstone@hps.holyoke.ma.us explaining why you would be a strong addition to the team. We are targeting an initial meeting prior to the end of October. The task force will include at least one: parent, school committee member, teacher, administrator, student, central office member, related service provider, Education Team Leader (ETL), representative from Early Intervention, advocate, and a representative from a community organization that supports students and families with disabilities.  In an effort to enhance the special education experience for our students and families, we will establish a series of key priorities, goals and benchmarks for the next 3-5 years (building from the work already identified in, and initiated from our 2016 Special Education Review).   Some priority areas to consider might include: Inclusionary practices, High quality continuum of services, Professional learning, Communication with families, Transition for students.
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Attendance Awareness – Please visit our website for attendance resources, including videos, fact sheets, and presentations.