Wm. J. Dean Technical High School

Back To School Information

We are excited to welcome our students and staff back for the new school year.  Please see below for important back to school dates.

  • August 7-17 – Summer Induction Institute for Teachers in their First Full Year of Teaching –   8:30 AM – 4:00 PM at Dean Technical High School, 1045 Main Street, Holyoke
  • August 17 – Day of Learning for Experienced Teachers New to Holyoke (those that do not attend Induction Summer Institute) –   8:30 AM – 3:30 PM at the Kittridge Center at Holyoke Community College, Room 301, 303 Homestead Ave. , Holyoke
  • August 18 – New Staff Orientation – for Staff New to Holyoke – 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM at Heritage State Park Auditorium, 221 Appleton Street,  Holyoke
  • August 23 – HHS and Dean Teachers Report
  • August 23 and 24 –  Freshman (9th grade) Academy Orientation – HHS cafeteria, 8/23 8-11  AM and 8/24 8-11:40 AM followed by cookout 11:40 AM-1:00 PMsee flyer
  • August 23 – SEPAC Back to School Barbeque and Resource Night, 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Holyoke Merry Go Round
  • August 24 – Convocation for all HPS teachers and district leaders-  8 AM in the auditorium at Holyoke High School
  • August 24, 25, 28 – Professional development
  • August 29 – Schools open for students in grades 1-12

Note: Teachers, please arrive at 7:45 AM on the 23rd and 28th.