Reopening Plan Update, 8.12.20

Good Morning, I am writing on behalf of the School Committee to remind you that the School Committee will be meeting on Zoom tonight, August 12, 2020, to approve the Masconomet Reopening Plan submission to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and to select the model (In-Person, Hybrid or Remote) that our schools willContinue reading “Reopening Plan Update, 8.12.20”

Masconomet Reopening Plan Update

Dear Masconomet Community: I am writing with an update on our planning process for the start of the new school year at the Masconomet Regional School District. The Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education has granted all school districts in Massachusetts ten additional days for staff training at the beginning of the year.  With theseContinue reading “Masconomet Reopening Plan Update”

Letter Regarding DESE’s Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance

Dear Masconomet Community, Last week, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released its Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance.  In this document, the DESE prioritizes reopening school with in-person instruction for all students in September following a comprehensive set of health and safety guidelines.  The document also instructs school districts in Massachusetts toContinue reading “Letter Regarding DESE’s Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance”

Congratulations to Masconomet’s 2020 Retirees

As we wrap up what has become the most unusual school year of all time, I wanted to take a minute to recognize five very special members of our faculty who are retiring this year.  I would have hoped to have done this in person with all of us together today, but this will haveContinue reading “Congratulations to Masconomet’s 2020 Retirees”

Congratulations to the Winners of the First Masconomet Vision 2025 Challenge!

Congratulations to Katie Bernard and Justin Crosby, the winners of the First Masconomet Vision 2025 Challenge!  Students were asked to use any media (video, visual arts, music, poem, essay, persuasive writing, journal entry, etc.) to create your own response to the question, “What knowledge, skills and dispositions do Masco students need for success?” and connect theirContinue reading “Congratulations to the Winners of the First Masconomet Vision 2025 Challenge!”

Press Release: North Shore Schools to Close Starting Monday through at Least March 27th

The North Shore area superintendents have collaborated to make a timely and unified decision about school closure that they feel is in the best interests of their faculty, staff, students, and families. This decision was made after significant conversations among school leaders, local public health officials, and state officials. State officials have today urged thatContinue reading “Press Release: North Shore Schools to Close Starting Monday through at Least March 27th”

Masconomet Regional District Closed, Friday March 13, 2020

Dear Friends, We have been made aware of a few students at Masconomet who have may have been exposed to coronavirus.  None of these students are currently exhibiting symptoms.  However, out of an abundance of caution, the Masconomet Regional School District will be closed from Friday, March 13th through Sunday, March 15th so that weContinue reading “Masconomet Regional District Closed, Friday March 13, 2020”

School Committee Public Hearing on the FY21 Operating Budget and School Choice

On Wednesday March 4th, the Masconomet Regional School Committee will hold a Public Hearing on two very important topics; the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) District Annual Operating Budget, and participation in the School Choice Program.  Public hearings are an opportunity for members of the public to share their views with the School Committee.  The publicContinue reading “School Committee Public Hearing on the FY21 Operating Budget and School Choice”

What Knowledge, Skills and Dispositions Do Masco Students Need?

Last fall, I asked faculty, parents and members of the community for their responses to the question “What knowledge, skills and dispositions do you feel Masconomet students will need to master in order to be successful in the future?”  I’ve compiled the responses from these groups and have presented them below in the form ofContinue reading “What Knowledge, Skills and Dispositions Do Masco Students Need?”

Please Welcome Dr. Phil McManus as the Next Principal of Masconomet Middle School

Dear Friends, I’m happy to announce the hiring of Dr. Phil McManus as the next Principal of the Masconomet Middle School.  Dr. McManus will be joining us after successfully serving as the Assistant Principal at Marblehead Middle School, a post he has held since 2015.  He also brings experience as a principal in a preK-8Continue reading “Please Welcome Dr. Phil McManus as the Next Principal of Masconomet Middle School”