For a detailed air-quality fire and smoke map in real time, please refer to this link: You can zoom in to see specific areas, or zoom out to see the full United States and Canada, or more.
2 days ago, HPS
Map of US and Canada with circles to show where fire and smoke occurs
HPS offers summer opportunities for students of all grade levels through four academies and Extended School Year programming. Register now at before programs fill up. Space is limited, so enroll your child soon. All participants receive breakfast, lunch, and transportation within district guidelines. For more information, visit for summer learning info and for extended school year info.
4 days ago, HPS
Families: Plan to attend tonight's SEPAC meeting at 6 p.m. via Zoom to learn more about Extended School Year and summer programs for students. Register here:
11 days ago, HPS
HPS students who will be in grades 6-8 are reminded to enroll soon in the Generation Teach Summer Learning Academy. Space is limited. Go to!
17 days ago, HPS
Holyoke students, teachers, staff, and families will be performing random acts of kindness on Friday, May 26 as part of Shine-on Day to honor the memory and lasting legacy of former SHINE student Genesis Silva. One way to participate on Friday is to wear pink, green, or purple—Genesis’ favorite colors. Whatever you do to celebrate Shine-on Day, please consider sharing photos with so we can share the light with others through the district’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Learn more in this video from 2018 when Shine-On Day first launched:
17 days ago, HPS
Today's middle school flag football practice is cancelled because of rain.
17 days ago, HPS
Poster with football and cancellation notice
Football practice cancelled
Dinosaurs once roamed the earth, and there's visible proof right in Holyoke! Take a short hike on the Dinosaur Footprints trail and see them for yourselves, from now until November 30 when the park closes for the season. Free admission! Learn more in this "Only in Your State" news article:
about 1 month ago, HPS
Fossilized dinosaur footprint
High school juniors from Dean, North, and Opportunity Academy are invited to attend a Junior College Planning Night program at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 27, at Holyoke High School North. Participants will learn about the steps required to apply to college, get answers to their questions about college and financial aid, and hear about support for college and career planning at HHS
about 2 months ago, HPS
Holyoke Public Schools offers a wide range of employment opportunities for job candidates who are committed to encouraging bold thinking, exploring all possibilities for student success, embracing all students and families as their own, empowering school teams to impact change, and engaging in meaningful feedback. For more information or to apply, please visit our TalentEd job portal here There are numerous teaching, paraprofessional, and substitute positions available. Sign-on bonuses and/or relocation assistance may be available.
2 months ago, HPS
Graphic of a happy teacher in a classroom with the seal of HPS and the words We're Hiring in English and Spanish.
Counselors at Holyoke High School’s North, Dean, and Opportunity Academy campuses will be headed into 11th-grade classrooms in April to provide important college and career planning information to students. A College Planning Night is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, in the HHS North auditorium for families of high school juniors at all three campuses.
2 months ago, HPS
A student in her white cap and gown on graduation day.
Grade 11 students are encouraged to take the SAT at HHS North on May 6. This is a test required for admission at some colleges. The regular registration deadline is April 7; the late registration deadline is April 25. Students must register at Students who would like help registering can visit the Gear Up office at their school.
2 months ago, HPS
a graduation cap and a pencil sitting on top of an exam with the word SAT.
MassHealth families need to renew their coverage this year and update their contact information and report household changes. COVID-19 coverage protections will end soon, and MassHealth will return to standard annual eligibility renewal processes. More info at
2 months ago, HPS
A graphic with a picture of a family with the words Attention Masshealth Members - you need to renew your coverage this year
A graphic with a picture of a family with the words Attention Masshealth Members A graphic with a picture of a family with the words Attention Masshealth Members - you need to renew your coverage this year in spanish
With feedback received from families, staff, and community residents, HPS leaders will continue their work refining the district’s strategic plan and focus areas for the coming year. To provide your feedback on the strategic plan and future priorities, please complete this brief survey by April 20
2 months ago, HPS
Holyoke Public Schools is celebrating World Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day today, Monday April 3. Officially recognized on April 2 each year, this year’s recognition fell on a Sunday. Our students and staff are wearing solid or multi-colored rainbow shirts as part of our awareness efforts. Throughout April, our schools will be engaged in Autism Acceptance Spirit Week activities to highlight our students and programs. We can all play a role in making our schools and communities more accepting and inclusive for everyone. Check back soon for photos of our different celebrations.
2 months ago, HPS
Autism Infinity Rainbow Graphic and Seal of the Holyoke Public Schools
Families can now use the Enroll Holyoke portal to enroll their children in kindergarten or submit lottery applications for preschool or dual language programs for the 2023-2024 school year. Enroll now at
3 months ago, HPS
Help HPS! There's still time to complete our Panorama survey by March 21. Please complete one survey for each school where you have a child attending. Survey in English Survey en español
3 months ago, HPS
Volunteers are needed to carry signs during Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 19. Organizers say it’s a fun way to be a part of a community-wide experience, and a chance to earn $20 you can donate to a good cause of your choice. Sign carriers must be at least 12 years old; adults are also welcome to participate. At the conclusion of the parade, sign carriers will be mailed checks for $20 that can be donated or kept for themselves. Organizers say this is a great opportunity for clubs and sports teams to raise funds and for students who are looking to fulfill volunteer hours. Interested participants should complete this form
3 months ago, HPS
Acceleration Academies at Donahue, Morgan, HHS North and Dean campuses have been canceled for tomorrow, Thursday, February 23, due to weather conditions. Offices will be open. Facilities staff should report at their regular time. Year-round staff have a two-hour delayed arrival. Staff may take a personal or vacation day with the approval of their supervisor.
4 months ago, HPS
February break is a great time for HPS staff, students, and their families to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster. Some local vaccine sites are offering $75 gift cards next week—and you can even get a free meal from CRAVE Holyoke at one vaccine site. Here are the details: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is offering free, family-friendly “Get Boosted” clinics where anyone ages 6 months and up can get a COVID-19 vaccine or updated booster. As part of a special promotion, Massachusetts residents who get vaccinated (first dose, second dose, or booster) at participating Get Boosted clinics will receive a $75 gift card while supplies last. Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut St. February 21—3:30-6:30 p.m. Outside in the CRAVE Food Truck! Pre-registration requested: Everyone receiving a COVID-19 vaccine or booster during this clinic can also receive a free meal at the food truck. Additional meals can also be purchased. Vaccine clinics will also be held at Holyoke Health Center, 267 High Street, Call (413) 420-2200 for information or walk in during operating hours. No appointment is necessary. Handicap-accessible entry through the High Street main door. February 21—9 a.m.-12 noon, 1-4 p.m., and 4:45-6:30 p.m. February 22—9 a.m.-12 noon, 1-4 p.m., and 4:45-6:30 p.m. February 23—9 a.m.-12 noon and 1-4 p.m. February 24—9 a.m.-12 noon and 1-4 p.m. February 27—9 a.m.-12 noon, 1-4 p.m., and 4:45-6:30 p.m. February 28—9 a.m.-12 noon, 1-4 p.m., and 4:45-6:30 p.m.
4 months ago, HPS
Man holding up hand to block COVID-19 viruses
Get vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a $75 gift card in February! The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is offering free, family-friendly “Get Boosted” clinics during the February break. Anyone ages 6 months and up can get a COVID-19 vaccine or updated booster. Contact your school building nurse for more information or walk in to one of the clinics in Holyoke. Protect yourself and your loved ones while also getting a gift card!
4 months ago, HPS