Friday, April 29, 2016

Superintendent's Notes

State Assessment Testing

Next week the Green Meadow School will begin testing on Monday 5/2, Tuesday 5/3, and Wednesday 5/4.  The following week they will finish the testing on Monday 5/9, Tuesday 5/10, Wednesday 5/11, and Thursday 5/12.  The Fowler School will begin testing on Monday 5/9 and the full test schedule can be found on the Fowler website at Mr. Mela's page.  The High School testing will be between May 16th through June 3rd.  

Last year our state assessment test participation rate in science was only 94%.  The participation rate target is 95%.  If Maynard does not meet the 95% target there could be state accountability consequences in the ratings of our schools. 

I know we all have pride in the Maynard Public Schools and we want our state accountability test results to be the best that they can be.  I would encourage our families and students to be prepared to take these assessment tests starting next week.

A Community Forum: Rising Opioid Epidemic in our Community

I would like to take just a moment to remind everyone of our upcoming Opioid awareness conference which is fast approaching.  This community outreach program is scheduled for Monday May 16th from 6-9 pm at the Concord-Carlisle HS.  We will have resources from all over the area to discuss issues with prevention, awareness, early intervention and behavioral emergencies.  Again we look forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely
Ronald Gigliotti NR-EMTP
EMS Liaison
Emerson Hospital
(O) 978-287-8900
(C) 508-380-1364

Important Events and Reminders:    
                                                                                                 
In an effort to streamline the Superintendent’s Notes, I will provide important upcoming events or announcements that have already been posted in previous Superintendent’s Notes in this section.

2016-2017 Bus Registration

Bus registration for the 2016-2017 school year will begin on May 9, 2016.  Registration will take place at the administrative offices located at 3-R Tiger Drive.  Registration Forms will be available on our website and all school offices starting on May 6.  No forms will be accepted before May 9.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the 1st student; $220 for the 2nd or more.

Note:  If you have a student entering 7th grade  at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.

School Pesticide Notification

This notification is being sent to you in conformance with the Children’s & Families Protection Act (Chapter 85 of the Acts of 2000).  The Act requires we notify you when pesticides are applied on the outside of public and private schools, day care centers and school age child care programs.

We are having Fowler School, 3 Tiger Drive and Green Meadow Elementary School, 5 Tiger Drive,  treated with the Sentricon Termite Baiting System in response to the presence of termites.  We selected this treatment method to reduce risk and hazard to our student population and staff.  At various times during the course of the year, the Waltham Services Company may remove monitoring devices placed below ground in plastic holding stations and replace them with baits lethal to termites.  The pesticide bait is non-volatile and not accessible or visible from above.

Please feel free to call me at the Business Office at 978-897-8251, Mr. Mela, principal at Fowler School at 978-897-6700 or Mrs. Dankner, principal at Green Meadow at 978-897-8246 should you have questions.

Website:  www.mass.gov/agr, then follow the links to the Children’s Protection page



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