Letter from the Superintendent – Summer Vacation

Dear Families,

I hope you will all have the opportunity to take some well-deserved vacation time in the coming months. I’ve heard stories of summer camping trips, beach days, and family time spent traveling. It is good to rejuvenate.

Summer also provides a wonderful opportunity for students and families to enjoy great books together! Reading practice creates not only stronger readers but also lifelong readers. Research indicates students who do not read throughout the summer risk losing ground in their reading achievement. The goal of the Haverhill Public School Summer Reading Program is to foster a love of reading. The Haverhill Public School Summer Reading lists contain a variety of genres and culturally diverse books at various reading levels to support our students’ varied needs and interests. Our lists are identified by grade levels to help families choose books for each child this summer. To access our reading lists, visit:


School Year 2022-23 Calendar

The 2022-23 school year will begin on Tuesday, August 30, for grades 1 -12, with Pre-K and K starting on September 7. You can view and download printable files of the calendar for the entire 2022-23 school at:


Please note a few important dates for the coming school year:

  • No School on September 5, 2022 for Labor Day
  • No School on September 6, 2022 for Primary Elections
  • No School on November 3, 2022 Election Day

Please reach out to your school with any questions about the school calendar.

Summer Meals

Beginning June 21, anyone age 18 and under can receive free lunch at locations across Haverhill through this year’s Summer Meals program. Sites include Plug’s Pond, Swasey Field, YMCA, Haverhill High, and Hunking School. Please visit https://www.haverhill-ps.org/food-services/ for more details. No registration, documentation, or ID will be necessary for children to receive these free meals.

Thank you to our staff, students, and to your parents/caregivers for your unending support of our schools and our community. It is a privilege to lead our school community, and I, and all our staff, take great delight in all the many achievements of our young people. We hope for a good rest for you and your families over the summer and that we can return to a more ‘normal’ new academic year in the fall.

Warm Wishes,


Margaret Marotta
Superintendent of Schools