Dear Haverhill Families and Staff,
We are approaching the mid-point of a very challenging year, and additional time for teachers to learn and plan together is imperative to meet our students’ needs. On Thursday, December 9, the Haverhill School Committee voted for changes to our school calendar, adding three additional early release days this school year to increase opportunities for staff professional development. These early release days will be on the following Fridays:
· January 14
· February 18
· May 27
A copy of the revised HPS SY 21 – 22 calendar is on the HPS calendar page. Please note these dates are in addition to the existing early release dates of December 23 and March 16.
Further professional development will focus on social-emotional learning, mental health, behavioral interventions, and the impact of social media on our students and schools. We realize that changing the schedule mid-year may provide additional stressors for some families. We are working with our community partners to ensure child care opportunities will be available in Haverhill’s school-based and center-based programs.
Thank you and stay well.
Margaret Marotta EdD
Superintendent of Schools