• Introducing Our Remote Summer Learning Academy!

    Click here for the message en Español

    Dear HPS Families, 

    Haverhill Public Schools is dedicated to helping children learn and grow during the summer months.  Teams of teachers developed enrichment and remediation lessons for students that will begin on Monday, July 13, 2020.   Live lessons will be offered Monday through Thursday where students can learn and connect with teachers and students.  All live lessons will be recorded for students if they are unable to attend.  

    Please visit the Summer Remote Learning Academy Website  for lesson meeting links and times.  If you have any questions, please email Jen Rubera at  jrubera@haverhill-ps.org.  Thank you!  

    Click here for Week 1:  Let’s Learn and Have Fun!

  • Haverhill Public Schools Education Update | Week of July 8-13

    Good Afternoon;

    Welcome to the premier summer edition of Haverhill Public Schools Education Update. In efforts to keep the community informed about  Haverhill’s current remote learning work and our plans to assure that all students receive an excellent education regardless of the  location of their learning, we are  posting HPS  Educational Updates. The videos feature a variety of HPS staff discussing topics of concern and plans for moving forward with educating our children in the age of COVID 19. This week’s video features topics including:

    0:01     District Update Assistant Superintendent Pfifferling & Superintendent Marotta
    9:00     Summer Remote Learning Academy Lead Jen Rubera & CAO Bonnie Antkowiak
    14:27   Discovery Club Summer Programs Director Denise Johnson
    22:00   YMCA Summer Readers Director Tracy Fuller, MTSS Director Diane Connolly
    29:00  HHS Programs Principal Glenn Burns
    38:00   Wrap Up

    We will be periodically sending out updates over the summer, so please watch your email! To access the video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yAWgKRmum4

    To access the video with Spanish translation using the same link,  look at the SAVE button and you will see three dots … click on the three dots (•••), Select “Open Transcript” You will see ENGLISH with a downward facing triangle – click on the triangle and pick SPANISH and you should be all set.

    Thank you for your continued outpouring of support and suggestions during this difficult time.

    Margaret Marotta
    Superintendent of Schools

  • HPS Budget June 25th, 2020 Public Hearing and School Committee Meeting

    June 25, 2020 HPS Budget Public Hearing

    June 25, 2020 School Committee Meeting and Budget Approval

  • A Message from the Superintendent

    Members of the Haverhill Community:

    Today, Governor Baker’s office and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released their initial guidance about reopening schools this fall.  We applaud the level of thought and care that went into the development of this guidance, and share its goal of the safe return of as many students as possible to in-person school settings in order to best meet students’ academic, social, and emotional needs.

    Over the coming days, we will be reviewing the guidance to begin to understand how it impacts what we can do in Haverhill.  We also acknowledge that these initial guidelines do not address every topic and that there will be additional guidance coming throughout the summer.  The full document can be found at http://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/return-to-school/guidance.docx, but here are some key components:

    • Current medical research supports a safe in-person return to school – with preventive measures in place – as infection and transmission rates are lower for children than adults.
    • Preventive measures include masks/face coverings, physical distancing, handwashing, and cleaning frequently touched surfaces
    • Masks/face coverings will be required for all students in Grade 2 and above and for all adults; they are recommended for students in Grade 1 and below
    • Based upon current medical research, and in conjunction with other preventive measures, a minimum physical distance of three feet has been established

    Districts will need to develop three separate plans – one for return to full in-person instruction with safety requirements, one for full remote learning, and one for hybrid learning that combines in-person and remote learning.  Based upon the current medical situation, the expectation today is that students will return to full in-person instruction in September; however, that is subject to change based upon how the medical situation develops.

    We acknowledge that there are likely to be more questions than answers at this time, and we will continue to communicate with you in the coming weeks and months.  We also encourage you to read the full document at http://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/return-to-school/guidance.docx, and if you have questions to please send them to our dedicated email address: 2020reopen@haverhill-ps.org

    Thank you for your patience and understanding,

    Margaret Marotta Superintendent

  • HPS School Committee June 22, 2020 Recording

    Please click for the recording of the June 22, 2020, Budget Presentation School Committee Meeting

  • Haverhill Public Schools Education Update | Week of June 15-19

    Good Afternoon;

    Welcome to the final edition of Haverhill Public Schools Education Update. In efforts to keep the community informed about  Haverhill’s current remote learning work and our plans to assure that all students receive an excellent education regardless of the  location of their learning, we are posting weekly HPS Educational Updates. The videos feature a variety of HPS staff discussing topics of concern and plans for moving forward with educating our children in the age of COVID 19. This week’s video features topics including: 

    0:01     District Update Assistant Superintendent Pfifferling & Superintendent Marotta
    10:45   K – 8 Summer Programming Diane Connolly Director of MTSS
    19:02   Special Education Summer Programming Deb Ibanez Asst. Director Special Ed
    24:00   English Learner Summer Programs Heidi Perez EL Director
    28:45  HHS Summer Programs Principal Glenn Burns

    We will be periodically sending out updates over the summer, so please watch your email!

    To access the video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEtHozmbFWo. To access the video with Spanish translation using the same link,  look at the SAVE button and you will see three dots … click on the three dots (•••), Select “Open Transcript” You will see ENGLISH with a downward facing triangle – click on the triangle and pick SPANISH and you should be all set.

    Thank you for your continued outpouring of support and suggestions during this difficult time.

    Be well,

    Margaret Margaret Marotta
    Superintendent of Schools 

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