Dear Haverhill Families,

Welcome Back to School! I hope this message finds you all well and ready for the first day of school. To our returning students, welcome back! Your presence and contributions are valued, and we look forward to witnessing your continued achievements. To our new students, we are thrilled to have you join our school community and cannot wait to support you as you begin this exciting chapter.

Our dedicated educators and staff have worked tirelessly over the summer to ensure this academic year has many opportunities for success and personal development. While we continue to navigate the challenges presented by the ever-changing world, I want to reassure you that student/staff safety and well-being remain our top priority. This year we are implementing a new program called the ZPASS. ZPASS is a rider identification program that allows the HPS Transportation Department to identify which students are on the bus and where/when they board and leave the bus. For more information on the ZPASS, visit our website. You can also find the 2023-2024 School Bus list here.

Parents and guardians, your partnership is essential in our student’s educational journey. Your support and involvement play a crucial role in their success, and we encourage you to maintain open communication with teachers and staff and to promote attendance with your child. Attendance matters and makes a significant difference in a student’s educational journey.

This year Haverhill Public Schools will participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. As part of this program, all schools will offer students healthy meals every school day at NO COST. To view breakfast and lunch menus by school, click here. 

Here are some other important dates for you to save:

August 29, 2023 – First Day of School – Grades 1-12
August 29-31, 2023 – Kindergarten Screening
September 1, 2023 – Early Release – All Students
September 4, 2023 – Labor Day – No School
September 5, 2023 – First Day of School PreK-K
September 7, 2023 – Haverhill High School Open House (6:00 PM – 7:30 PM)
September 13, 2023 – Greenleaf Academy Open House (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM)z
September 27, 2023 – Early Release – All Students

We hope you take the time this fall to cheer on our Hillie Athletic Teams. To view schedules, visit the Athletic Department website.

Once again, welcome back to school! May this year be filled with growth, inspiration, and memorable experiences.

Dr. Marotta

Welcome Back Fall 2023 – Arabic
Welcome Back Fall 2023 – French
Welcome Back Fall 2023 – Portuguese
Welcome Back Fall 2023 – Spanish


Important Dates

August 29, 2023
First Day of School (Grades 1-12)

August 29-31, 2023
Kindergarten Screening

August 31, 2023 – 12:30 PM
Back to School BBQ – Greenleaf Academy

August 31, 2023 – 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Back to School BBQ – Nettle Middle School

September 1, 2023
Early Release – All Students

September 4, 2023
Labor Day – No School

September 5, 2023
First Day of School (PreK-K)

September 7, 2023 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Haverhill High School Open House




September 7, 2023 – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Back to School BBQ – Consentino Middle School

September 7, 2023 – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
2nd Annual Hunking Block Party – Hunking School

September 13, 2023 – 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Open House – Greenleaf Academy

September 14, 2023 – 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Plant, Paint, Cross Polinate – Walnut Square

September 14, 2023 – 7:00 PM
School Committee Meeting

September 20, 2023 – 6:00 PM
8th Grade Washington, DC Trip Info Night – Consentino Middle School

September 27, 2023 
Early Release – All Students

September 28, 2023 – 7:00 PM
School Committee Meeting

Updated Arrival/Dismissal Procedures and Traffic on the Consentino/Silver Hill Campus

A NEW traffic pattern will take effect on the Consentino/Silver Hill Campus for the 2023-2024 School Year as we head into the construction phase of the NEW Consentino Middle School. This is an exciting time for our school community and Haverhill, but we need your help to ensure safe and orderly traffic flow through the site. Please review the Safe Routes to School graphic for instructions.

2023 – 2024 School Bus Routes

The 2023 – 2024 School Bus Route schedule has been posted! For a complete list, visit our website. The Transportation Department will implement the ZPASS Rider Identification System; for more information, visit their website.

Summer Reading with Ginny

We hope you enjoyed your summer. One of the highlights at HPS this summer was visiting Mrs. Donahue (Golden Hill), her daughter Mary, a second grader at Bradford Elementary, and their beloved canine Ginny! Ginny kept us all entertained and motivated to read this summer. Ginny even read books on Dog Training. Did you finish your summer reading? If not, here is the 2023 Summer Reading List.

Summer Eats 2023

Shout out to our Friends at Project Bread! The Summer Eats Program was a huge hit, and many students enjoyed meals in the Summer Learning Opportunities, the Haverhill Public Library, Swazey Park Splash Pad, and more! We hope you had the chance to stop by for fun and a healthy meal! Thank you to Project Bread and the HPS Food Service Department for working this summer and feeding our students!

Did you know that HPS will participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program and offer all students FREE breakfasts and lunches every school day? For more information, visit our website. If you want school menus, click here and enter your school name.

MassHealth Redeterminations

Starting April 1, 2023, MassHealth will begin the eligibility redetermination process, renewing all 2.3M members over the following 12 months. This will generally be the first-time members are at risk of losing their coverage since February 2020. In preparation for this effort, MassHealth has increased staffing significantly to handle a greater volume of calls and applications, improved our systems to automatically renew as many members’ coverage as possible, and is working in close collaboration with health plans, providers, and other stakeholders. Even with this preparation, we understand this may be difficult for members. We’re asking for your support as part of our outreach strategy. Visit their website or contact Tiffany Bell, HPS Family Engagement Nurse, @ (APPT ONLY). For Spanish call 978-475-5521, for Portuguese email For more information or Translations, visit our website.

ZPASS Rider Identification Program

This 2023/2024 SY, the Transportation Department will initiate the ZPASS. The ZPASS is a rider identification system that allows the HPS Transportation Department to identify which students are on the bus and where/when they board and leave the bus. For more information and translations, visit our website.

National Night Out 2023

Between the rain this summer, Haverhill Public Schools participated in Haverhill’s National Night Out. We were able to promote registrations while supporting the Haverhill Police Department and other community resources. Great weather, Great food, Great company!

Bradford Elementary School – Popsicles with the Principal

Thanks to the Bradford Elementary School PTO for hosting Popsicles with the Principal! Kindergarten students could visit Bradford Elementary Playground and enjoy popsicles while meeting Principal Diane Seibold and Asst. Principal Nicole McGrain.

HHS Summer Intern Spotlights

This summer, we met Michelle, Emmanuela, Kendry, Luis, and other interns applying real-world skills. The HHS Career Technical Education Department Student Interns had the opportunity to work at businesses such as Lindt Chocolates, KidShine, Rapid Coatings, Lawrence General Hospital, the HPS Technology Department, and more. We love the smiles on their faces, learning while having fun!

Health & Wellness Department

This summer, a majority of our staff participated in professional development days. The Health & Wellness Department spent some time together updating their curriculum!

Summer Learning Opportunities

Our Summer Learning Opportunities Program was a big hit this summer. Students participated in various programs and had a lot of fun learning! Our summer enrollment included 550 Teachers/Staff and 2000 Students this year! Keep your eye on our website after January for our February and April Vacation Academies information!

School Device Insurance

Haverhill Public Schools has chosen School Device Coverage (SDC) to insure the devices that will be given to your student as part of this year’s 1:1 device program. For only $20 per student, this insurance program will protect you and your student(s) in the event that your device is lost, stolen, or damaged accidentally over the course of the school year. For more information and to sign up, visit our website.

Multilingual Learners

HPS has some AMAZING Multilingual Learners; last week, they participated in a professional development session at UMass Innovation Hub in Haverhill.

Moody School Playground Ribbon Cutting

It was a beautiful night for the Moody School Playground Ribbon Cutting. Current and former Moody School students showed up to try out the new playground and enjoy a BBQ. A Federal grant funded the playground, and is ADA-inclusive, supporting sensory, social-emotional, motor, cognitive, and language skills. A special thanks to all who were involved in the playground development!


Are you looking for a way to monitor your child’s internet activity on their school-issued Chromebook? HPS has teamed up with Qustodio. Qustodio, a student safety digital wellbeing platform, allows you to log in anytime, check your child’s digital activity, and control their access to screen time, website access, and more! The best part…. It’s FREE! For more information, visit our website.

Childhood Lead Poisoning and Testing

Greater Lawrence Community Action Council would like to bring awareness to Lead poisons in children. Most lead poisoning cases in Massachusetts are related to lead paint and dust in homes built before 1978. For more information and translations, visit our website.


School Health Services

This summer, our School Regional Nurse Consultant, Shanyn Toulouse, MEd, BSN, RN, NCSN, was instrumental in the School Nurse International Conference, which was held in Boston. We are so grateful for our school nurses; they help keep our students at their best!

NEUSHA Directors Dr. Jenny Gormley and Dr. Kathy Hassey and Administrator Tatsiana Zarrouski collaborated with School Nurse Leaders Rita Casper, June Kazes, Cathy Riccio and Dr. Shanyn Toulouse for an unforgettable week-long SNI2023 conference July 16th – 21st at the Boston, MA, USA campus of Northeastern University. Learning with and enjoying the 100 colleagues from 12 countries and 15 states in the U.S. reinforces our commitment to school nursing practice, building relationships for years to come!

Our Schools

Bartlett School & Assessment Center,  Grades K-12.

Bradford Elementary, Grades K-4

Caleb Dustin Hunking, Grades K-8

Consentino Middle School, Grades 5-8

Gateway Academy, Grades 7-12

Golden Hill, Grades K-4

Greenleaf Academy, Grades 5-12

Haverhill High School, Grades 9-12

J.G. Whittier, Grades 5-8

Moody PreSchool, Grades Pre-K – K

Moody PreSchool Ext., Grades Pre-K

Nettle Middle School, Grades 5-8

Pentucket Lake Elementary, Grades K-5

Silver Hill Elementary, Grades K-5

Tilton Elementary, Grades K-3

Walnut Square, Grades Pre-K-2

Haverhill School Committee

Haverhill School Committee Approved Meeting Schedule

Thursday, September 14, 2023
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Thursday, October 12, 2023
Thursday, October 26, 2023
Thursday, November 16, 2023

Regular meetings of the School Committee are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month in the Theodore A. Pelosi, Jr. Council Chambers, 4 Summer Street in Haverhill. Citizens of Haverhill who wish to submit items  for a meeting agenda, should email the agenda item to the School Committee Office, Attn: Beverly McGillicuddy, Secretary to the Haverhill School Committee with a copy to both the Superintendent of Schools and the Mayor no later than the seven (7) days  prior to a Committee meeting is held.

For additional information please visit the School Committee Department on our website

Mayor, James J. Fiorentini, Chairperson

Ms. Maura Ryan-Ciardiello, Vice Chairperson

Ms. Toni Sapienza Donais

Mr. Scott Wood, Jr.

Attorney Paul Magliocchetti

Ms. Gail Sullivan

Attorney Richard Rosa

Haverhill Public Schools is Hiring! We would love for you to join our team. Here is a complete list of Current Employment Opportunities!