From: Mary C. Gormley
To: Parents/Guardians and Staff
Re: Superintendent’s Weekly Update
Date: May 28, 2020
- 1 FROM THE DESK OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
- 1.1 SUMMER PROGRAM UPDATES
- 1.2 SCHOOL COMMITTEE
- 1.3 TRANSPORTATION
- 1.4 RESIDENCY RE-ESTABLISHMENT
- 1.5 FOOD SERVICE
- 1.6 HIGH SCHOOL HAPPENINGS
- 1.7 PIERCE PAGES
- 1.8 INSIDE OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
- 1.9 CURRICULUM CHALLENGE
- 1.10 A NOTE FROM THE NURSE
- 1.11 MSAPC
- 1.12 COUNSELORS CORNER
- 1.13 FAMILY RESOURCES
- 1.14 ART AND MUSIC
- 1.15 COMMUNITY NEWS
- 1.16 IMPORTANT MPS CONTACTS
- 1.17 AMBASSADOR PAGE
FROM THE DESK OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
Last week, the Return to School Task Force began its work with an initial meeting of the Core Team. I am grateful to the many volunteers who have come forward to support the Milton Public Schools at this time and I have asked Co-chairs Ada Rosmarin and Karen McDavitt to update the MPS community below.
Several weeks ago, Superintendent Mary Gormley convened a Return to School Task Force to advise her on a plan to relaunch programs offered by Milton Public Schools in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Glover School Principal Karen McDavitt and School Committee Member Ada Rosmarin agreed to co-chair the Task Force. Over 100 talented individuals with diverse backgrounds volunteered to serve on the Task Force, which is made up of a Core Team and Subcommittees.
- Core Team: The Core Team assembled last week for its first weekly meeting. The members of the Core Team (see link for members of team) represent a strong and varied field of MPS and community volunteers who will work together to develop plans guided by its stated mission below. Of particular note, we are grateful to have a strong bench of volunteer health experts who are guiding our work with scientific research and guidelines.
- Mission: The mission of the Return to School Task Force is to advise the Superintendent of Schools on a comprehensive plan to relaunch programs offered by Milton Public Schools in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. This plan will be guided by up to date scientific research and guidelines, and will seek to: optimize safety and security for all MPS students, staff and families; reinforce principles of equity throughout the district; and communicate progress to the MPS community and beyond, so that our schools can continue to provide engaging, high quality education and related services for all.
- Subcommittees The Subcommittees will also be composed of MPS staff members and community members. Each subcommittee will have at least one liaison to the Core Team. The work of the subcommittees is to review resources, problem solve, and make recommendations specifically related to one of the following areas, all led by the science and medical updates provided by the Health subcommittee. For more information about the work of each subcommittee, please click here. Subcommittees include: Facilities, Health, Wellness, Family outreach, Communication, Finance, Transportation, Technology, Teaching and learning, Early Childhood, Employee rights and Union issues, Food services, Fine Arts, Music, and Physical Education, Athletics and Before and After School Clubs and Activities.
- Survey We want to make sure that our efforts include the concerns, questions, and issues raised by the Milton Public Schools Community. Please take a moment to answer this brief survey which will guide the work of the Return to School Task Force.
SUMMER PROGRAM UPDATES
Milton Summer Enrichment: Thank you for your patience as we have navigated the new guidelines and what that means for summer programming here in Milton. With local health department guidance still encouraging social distancing, it is apparent to us that gathering our outstanding group of MSE students will not be possible this summer and so we are canceling Milton Summer Enrichment for summer 2020. We are incredibly sorry to disappoint the students, families, Red Shirts and teachers with this news. MSE is a hallmark of summer in the Milton Community and we cannot wait to have everyone back in 2021!
With gratitude, Cat DesRoche and Ellen Lohan, MSE Directors
Camp Cunningham: Milton Community Schools would like to thank you for your patience as we all navigate through uncertain times. Due to safety limitations imposed by the government and health officials, we have determined that we can’t provide the same experience we had originally planned for Camp Cunningham. We have therefore made the difficult decision to cancel Camp Cunningham this summer. In our decision-making process, we acknowledged that with student and staff safety as the number one priority, MCS is not able to deliver a safe full day camp experience within the capacities and timeframe available to us. We are incredibly sorry to disappoint the students, families, and all the staff with this news. We appreciate how valuable Camp Cunningham is to the Milton Public Schools community and we cannot wait to have everyone back in Summer 2021!
Milton Community Schools Director, Camp Cunningham Director
Special Education: I hope this note continues to find you all well and safe during this extended closure. Rest assured I am working diligently on behalf of our children and families to bring you up to the moment information about summer services (ESY) for children in Special Education. As you know, this past Monday, Governor Baker announced the beginning of a multiphase reopening for Massachusetts. I have learned that we can expect to hear from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on how this phased opening will impact summer ESY services. Because we are not fully aware of what this guidance will be, I want to let you know that we are planning for multiple options: Full Remote Summer, Full In Person Summer and a Hybrid Program (where students have a combination of in person and remote services). Our goal, as I have stated, continues to be to begin ESY on July 6.
Anticipating that town wide programs will not be available in the same capacity that they have been in the past, we know how essential it is for our most fragile students to have ESY supports and services, and I am working closely with Bridget Renehan, the summer ESY Program Director, to secure staff and plan multiple options.
On Friday, the Associate Commissioner for Education, Russell Johnston, will host his weekly Special Education Directors Zoom Meeting. It is my hope he will provide essential guidance this week so that Milton can finalize preparations for summer. If your child receives ESY on his or her IEP you will receive detailed information about what summer programming “looks like” when we receive this crucial guidance from DESE.
As always, please be in touch with any questions. Thank you and stay safe!
Susan Maselli, Administrator for Pupil Personnel Services
617/696-4470 x 5572
Academic Programs: We are currently investigating options for our MHS Bridge Program, Calculus Project, credit recovery, Tucker Scholars and more. We will continue to keep families updated as information is available.
The next School Committee meeting will be on June 3rd, 2020 at 7pm. This will be a full meeting, including a recognition of this year’s MPS retirees. School Committee meetings can be watched On Demand on Milton Access TV or you can join the meeting remotely. Please see the School Committee agendas posted on the Town of Milton Website for remote access.
Registration to ride the bus for the 2020-2021 school year will open online at 8am on June 1st and close on June 12th at midnight. Please see May 27 Transportation Registration Letter linked here.
The link to register for the bus will be live on June 1st at 8am. Bus Registration link 2020-2021
Please note that as the Milton Public Schools awaits guidance from Governor Baker and DESE regarding social distancing guidelines in schools and on school buses, bus fees will NOT be collected until actual bus assignments are made over the summer. Bus registration will not require payment of fees at this time. Fees will be assessed and bills emailed over the summer when guidelines and ridership numbers are in place.
Due to the school closure, as part of the registration process families who paid a bus fee this year will have their refund of $90 per rider or $180 family maximum credited toward their bus fee for the upcoming school year. Families can request credits from students not riding in the upcoming year be credited toward siblings in the registration portal. Families that will NOT be registering to ride in the 2020-2021 school year or those who want their refunds now, will have the opportunity to request their refund in check form in a separate online link beginning June 1st as well.
The current MPS transportation policy states that in accordance with MA State Law, MPS guarantees transportation to and from school for all students in K-6th grade who live two miles or more from their assigned school, and the remaining seats are sold on a first come, first served basis (based on date and time of online bus registration) at a fee of $275 per rider with a family maximum of $550. Please note that registration for these remaining seats by June 12th does NOT guarantee a seat on the bus and that there were waiting lists on many routes during the 2019-2020 school year.
Per MPS policy, any student with an outstanding Food Services bill greater than $20.00 is not allowed to register for any fee-based program (including bus service) until that balance has been paid off. Please contact Director of Nutrition Services Jackie Morgan to settle your food service bill if needed.
Students entering Grades 6 and 9 in the fall will need to complete their residency re-establishment online prior to being issued a bus pass over the summer. You may register for the bus without re-establishing residency but the pass will not be issued until re-establishment is complete. Please direct any transportation questions to Rachel Schewe at email@example.com.
Refund Information for Families NOT registering for Bus for Fall 2020
Families who are NOT registering for transportation for fall 2020 can request their refund of $90 per rider with a family maximum of $180 beginning at 8 am on Monday, June 1st. All refunds will be in check form and will be processed through town hall and will take several weeks to process. Any families registering to ride for the 2020-2021 school year should NOT use this link. Bus Fee 2019-2020 Refund Form
In the Spring of 2015, the Milton School Committee passed a Residency Policy that states students who are enrolled in the Milton Public Schools shall be required to re-establish residency prior to entering grade six(6) and/or grade nine(9), and during other times as determined by the Superintendent or his/her designee. The Residency Policy can be found here.
As a parent/guardian of a student entering grade six(6) and/or grade nine(9) for the next school year or if you presently have a student entering grade six(6) and/or grade nine(9) who attends an educational program outside of town, you are required to complete the Re-establish Residency Packet found here. This process is one of the safeguards used by the Milton Public Schools to ensure that all students enrolled in our schools are residents of the Town of Milton. Although the re-registration process may be an inconvenience for some families, we hope that residents understand that this is a valuable tool to protect taxpayers in the Town of Milton. We work year-round on residency issues and this is simply one more method to assist us with ensuring residency compliance.
The district has designated Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, June 12 for the acceptance of Re-establish of Residency Packets. A letter has been sent via email to all families who must re-establish residency and it is linked here. To comply with social distancing, all re-establishments will take place remotely.
The Re-establish Residency Packet can be found here. Please submit your Re-establishment packet between May 26 and June 12 to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to upload the required documents, please put all necessary documents in a sealed envelope and place in the lockbox which is located outside the main entrance of Milton High School. Please email Ms. Sarina Burke, MPS Residency Coordinator at email@example.com with any questions.
Weekly to-go bags with 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches continue to be available for pick up every Wednesday from 8-9am and 5-6pm at MHS and Tucker. ANY Milton family is welcome to pick up a weekly to-go bag as the goal is to support any food insecure student.
Yesterday we served 291 students (4074 meals) and we also distributed 150 of the newly available produce boxes!
The Milton Public Schools has been awarded a grant to offer weekly produce boxes to families. Starting this week, MPS is handing out produce boxes to all families who pick up weekly breakfast and lunch bags! Each box will contain carrots, onions, potatoes, romaine hearts, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, apples, oranges, pears and cantaloupe!
If you have a hardship and are in need of more convenient hours for pick up, please contact Food Service Director Jackie Morgan via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 617-898-1051. MPS families in need of support during this time are also encouraged to email MPS Family Outreach Liaison Marti O’Keefe McKenna at email@example.com or by phone at 617-980-7343.
We continue to celebrate our MHS students virtually. Please see the 2019-2020 Milton High School Award & Honors page here!
There are several ways you can support an MHS senior during this graduation season.
Clap Them Out: On Graduation Day, Sunday, June 7th at 7:20pm, we are asking that Milton residents stand in front of their homes (practicing social distancing) and cheer for 20 seconds in honor of Milton High School’s Class of 2020.
Adopt a Milton 2020 Senior: Send them a letter, card, gift card, snack – you get the idea, anything to let them know just how proud we are of all their accomplishments. You can join the Facebook page here. If you do not have a Facebook account you can ask a friend to post on Facebook for you with your senior’s bio and picture or email Annellen Lydon at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your student posted.
Paint the Town Red and White: Starting June 1st, show your support by displaying Milton colors by decorating your door, fence or mailbox red and white. Display your Milton flag with pride. Wear read and white on June 7th, Graduation Day. Use any creative ways to show your support to our MPS seniors!
MHS Class of 2020 Car Parade: Starting at 5:30pm on June 7th , there will be a MHS Class of 2020 car parade throughout the Town of Milton. Please see the tour/path for the car parade in this link.
20MilesFor2020 Challenge: MHS Athletics would love you to join us in honoring the class of 2020 by participating in our #20MilesFor2020 Challenge. We are challenging members of the MPS Community to stay active and honor the seniors of this year’s graduating class between now and the end of May.
Pierce has developed a website to serve as a centralized location for accessing weekly content and assignments for students. Please click here to access the site.
All rising 9th grade families who have not already responded, please declare whether or not your student(s) will be able to bring their own device to MHS next year by completing this short declaration survey. For more information regarding the MHS BYOD initiative please visit the FAQs document. Please complete the declaration survey by the end of day tomorrow, Friday, May 29th.
For more information please visit the following flyer regarding, Loan Agreement, BYOD Student & Family Manual, Acceptable Use Policy, and Chromebook Care & Use Policy.
All current eighth-grade students will be asked to return their loaned Chromebook and charger to Pierce Middle School. More information with the exact date(s), time(s), and specific instructions for the Chromebook return to Pierce will be shared with families in the coming weeks.
During Mercury’s remote learning poetry unit, students were given prompts for each line of a bio poem and asked to self reflect about themselves. Kids this age love to write about themselves so they are honest and sincere. They were especially thoughtful with the line about what they “wonder” during this tumultuous time in their lives. Turning it into a team slideshow allowed the students to “see” their friends and classmates through their own words during our time away from school.
INSIDE OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
All elementary specialist teachers have live or recorded instructional videos each week on the elementary website. These sessions are being shared by the classroom teacher and being posted on the MPS Elementary At-Home Learning Website. As well as finding the links to video lessons under your school’s “Weekly Specialists” option, students can continue to access supplemental resource material to enrich at home learning in specific subject areas.
30 Day Song Challenge Tracker! New and Improved! Did you want to keep track of the songs you choose? It’s ok if you don’t do every day or if you go out of order.
- Make a copy of this google doc or print it: 30 Day Song Challenge Doc
- Write the song name below the day. Here is an example of what it could look like: Song Challenge Example
- Email a picture of it to your music teacher when you are done OR upload it to the music padlet: email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
- Music Padlet: Elementary Music Padlet Click here for instructions on how to upload to the padlet
Last week our Glover 1st graders took a trip to Sénégal and learned all about the animals, instruments, dance and food from the country. Students enjoyed watching Mr. Leite’s video on his travels to Sénégla and also made flags for Sénégal. In addition they learned a lot about different food groups and prepared big picnic baskets at the end of the week. Next week it’s off to La Réunion!
Ms. Watrous’ Cunningham 5th graders have been working hard creating a “Some Good News Paper” each week. Thank you to these students for their thoughtful and inspiring content each week. You can read Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3 in these links.
Collicot 4th and 5th graders participated in the Boomwriter Bee this spring and 8 students qualified as finalists for the 2020 Boomwriter Championship! Congratulations to Francesca Jilani, Eva Winn, Siabh Chaplin and Benjamin Tosi in grade 4 and Peter Mullen, Lauren Connolly, Ted Hsu and John Griffin in Grade 5.
Cunningham 4th graders also participated and Valerie Huang and Maeve Murphy have qualified as finalists. Glover and Tucker did not enter the bee this year. Congratulations to our students for all the hard work and becoming finalists.
Over the next four weeks, students will be writing, reading and voting on BoomWriter while competing to become the 2020 Writing Bee Champion! The Bee will start on June first and the champion will be announced on June 29th. We wish our students luck and also want them to remember to have fun and enjoy the experience.
Elementary music students have been exploring during music lessons by using “peardeck,” an interactive slide presentation that allows students to respond on the slides. Below are some 4th and 5th grade examples of student brainstorms for creating their own homemade instruments. We look forward to seeing the finished products!
Elementary students participated in virtual music share this week. Matthew practiced at home on his Tuba, Gabby on her ukulele and Brendan practiced his recorder.
Need a laugh? Here are some music jokes submitted by elementary students on the music google forms surveys attached to their lessons. The final question of the survey asks students to share anything they would like to share with their music teacher, with a special request for a music joke.
Thank you to Glover 2nd grader Charlie McConville for sharing his writing about how he celebrates the 4th of July. You can read Charlie’s words here.
Click here for this week’s math puzzles from MPS K-12 Math Director Brian Selig.
A NOTE FROM THE NURSE
Reminder from MPS nurses that updated physical exams and immunizations are due prior to the start of every school year. New vaccine requirements have been added for the 2020-2021 school year. School Nurses will need to obtain an immunization record for the meningococcal conjugate vaccine for students entering the 7th and 11th grade. The immunization record will need to demonstrate:
- 7th grade entry: 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY) for all students.
- 11th grade entry: 1 booster dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Men ACWY) received on or after 16 years of age. (One or more doses of MenACWY vaccine are acceptable as long as one dose was received on or after 16 years of age.)
The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging parents/ guardians to call their pediatrician. The #CallYourPediatrician Campaign was launched to remind parents to schedule check-ups and vaccines for children prior to the start of next school year.
This recent article answers many questions about MD visits during the COVID19 pandemic and has links to helpful resources. Is it OK to see my pediatrician during COVID-19?
If you have any questions related to immunization requirements please contact MPS Director of Nursing, Kim Coughlin firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caregivers of teens and tweens: Don’t have a clue how to handle your child’s relationship problems? Tune in to our webinar on June 3rd, 7:30pm. Sit on the patio with a cold drink and listen to advice of expert Casey Corcoran. Join in with questions of your own if you wish! It is a simple click to join.
Each webinar in the Milton Learns Together: Webinar Wednesdays series is approximately 30 minutes long with a question and answer period to follow. They are free and no registration is required. All of the webinars can be accessed by entering this address into your computer’s or phone’s browser: zoom.us/j/92433263470 and entering your name and email.
For more information, please go to the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition website.
Each week, one of our MPS Counselors will share information or resources. Last week, Anya Samuels, School Psychologist PreK-12, wrote to the MPS community. This week, Judy Bygate, MHS School Psychologist, checks in below.
This has been an interesting time for all of us, to say the least! I usually am working with students one-to-one in a testing situation where I get to know the students in a way that perhaps other colleagues don’t. This is a time when the student tells me what they do and don’t like about school, what they wish could change about school, and discussions of that sort.
Now, without that face-to-face interaction, I find it is difficult to have lost those connections. I am thinking, however, of some of the students who I’ve worked with who may be doing “well” in this situation. I’ve read an article from Edtopia, entitled, “Why Are Some Kids Thriving During Remote Learning?” It reported that, through interviews of students, some students are doing well in this time of remote learning.
The article talks about students who are often shy, creative, and hyperactive are doing well for several reasons. The first reason stated is that they are pacing their learning throughout the day, and they are developing independence in completing their work. They are experiencing reduced stress levels as a result of the more flexible time.
Some of these students are not having to deal with peer pressure to “fit in” or to “look good,” so they are relishing in the fact that they can stay in their pajamas while they do math work! Some of the students who are shy are much more relaxed because they do not have to feel extra pressure to talk in front of a group of students, nor do they feel the need to have to raise their hand in class.
It will be interesting to see, going forward, how these students do in the long run without being in school. Perhaps your child is one of these students. So, it is important to remember that, despite the difficulties we’re all having, it is a bright light knowing that some of our kids are doing well!
Judy Bygate, Ed.M., CAGS,
Food Resources: MPS Food Service To-Go Program is a valuable resource to assist families in providing nutritious breakfast and lunches to their children. Pick up times are 8-9am and 5-6pm at both the Tucker School (behind the school) and Milton High School (on the Canton Ave side of the building). ANY Milton family is welcome to pick up 7 days worth of breakfasts and lunches in a To-Go bag as the goal is to support any food insecure students.
The Milton Public Schools has been awarded a grant to offer weekly produce boxes to families. MPS will be handing out produce boxes to all families who pick up weekly breakfast and lunch bags. Each box will contain carrots, onions, potatoes, romaine hearts, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, apples, oranges, pears and cantaloupe!
The Milton Community Food Pantry located in the Parkway Methodist Church, 158 Blue Hills Parkway will be OPEN this Saturday, May 30th. The pantry has shifted to an every other Saturday schedule.
Interfaith Social Services Pantry Shelf If you are in need of additional food the Interfaith Social Services Food Pantry, located at 105 Adams St., Quincy is open Monday – Friday, 10-11:45am and Wednesdays 5-7pm for families in need during this difficult time.
Brookwood Community Farm SNAP CSA shares application Brookwood Community Farm is currently accepting applications for SNAP CSA shares separately for Summer and/or for Fall. It will be a half share, collected every 2 weeks, where $40/month is deducted through EBT (while HIP puts $40 back on their account). Any questions can be directed to email@example.com or call the farm phone which is 339-502-0826
Financial Support: Milton Residents Fund Any Milton resident 18 or older facing a financial crisis can reach out to the MRF for help with things like rental or mortgage assistance, utility assistance, winter heating oil, small car repair fees, educational or professional development fees, or medical expenses.
Support Services: The BRYT (Bridge For Resilient Youth in Transition) Family Engagement Team is offering support to families to help manage these difficult times during the state school suspension. Parent Support Group ; Parent Support Webinar; COVID-19 ; Community Resources; Facebook – BRYT offers a closed Facebook group for peer to peer support. Come talk with parents who are going through similar situations. Just search “BRYT Family Support” and ask to join.
Tutoring: Free Tutoring Resource for Military Connected Students can be found on Tutor.com/military.
MPS Family Liaison: Milton Public Schools is committed to being a resource for you. Whether you are unsure of how to connect with school staff or directly need a referral for services or supplies please don’t hesitate to reach out to Marti O’Keefe McKenna, MPS Family Outreach Liaison at 617-980-7343 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All calls and emails are confidential.
ART AND MUSIC
Last week, MHS student members of the Tri-M National Honor Society hosted a virtual induction ceremony to welcome 14 new members to the Milton High School chapter. The Tri-M Music Honor Society is an international honor society for high school students sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). This program recognizes students for their academic and musical achievements, rewards them for their accomplishments and service activities, and inspires other students to excel at music and leadership. Membership to the Milton High School Chapter of Tri-M is open to all MHS sophomores, juniors and seniors in a music ensemble.
Congratulations to our new members of Tri-M! Maeve Bentley,Lindsey Dunn, Baron Clancy, Sofia Harris, Max Hollingsworth-Hays, Michael Howard, Christopher Le, Tracy Le, Isabel Murley, Franklin Olliviere III, Luke Palmer, Mahinia Panerio-Langer, Aoife Ruth and Stella Yuan were inducted this week and you can watch the ceremony here.
Please enjoy this recording of Amazing that the MHS Saxophone Quartet put together virtually. Performers are: Coleman Rose, Caleb Smith, Rowan Leggett and Max Hollingworth-Hays.
MPS Orchestra Director Debra Miller shares these two pieces for your enjoyment. Shenandoah is from exactly one year ago and can be watched here. This piece from 2017 is an upbeat representation of the orchestra when collaborating with dance.
Every day is “Celebrate a Musical Senior Day” on the FAME Facebook page. We sure miss hearing our musicians play together, but we know they are making beautiful music at home. Let’s celebrate them here!
The 43rd Annual Milton 10K/5K Road Race – VIRTUAL EDITION – will be held June 8 – 14, 2020!
As marathons and races across the globe are being postponed, cancelled or transformed during the pandemic, we have made the decision to run the 43rd Annual Milton Road Race as a virtual event. Why are we running? This race, through the collective generosity of you, your neighbors and local businesses, has enabled scholarships for Milton high school students and grants for local community service organizations in Milton for 42 years. All details on this virtual road race can be found here! Please consider signing up at this link to run soon. All details can be found here.
Chess Club with Mr. Vigorito continues. Register now for a 3 week June session or the Summer Chess Program.
International Chess Master David Vigorito has been teaching chess in Milton for over 10 years. He teaches at all 4 elementary schools as well as Milton Academy and St. Agatha’s. June Chess information can be found here and Summer Chess information is here.
MECA is offering week two of our Story and Activity Time Series! This week’s story and activity is provided with help from Karen Hainline, a preschool teacher at Village School. Story and Activity Time Video Series, Week Two can be found here.
Brookwood Farms plans to open their farm stand next week; Tuesday/Thursday 2:00 – 6:30 and Saturday 9:00 – 1:00. Proper social distancing will be maintained and mask wearing is required and at this time, only credit card payments are accepted with a minimum of $10 purchase and they are working to also accept EBT.
The Milton Public Library has many virtual programs for children all month long. Details can be found here.
IMPORTANT MPS CONTACTS
- Mary Gormley, Superintendent of Schools, email@example.com
- Glenn Pavlicek, Assistant Superintendent for Business Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Karen Spaulding, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Human Resources, email@example.com
- MHS Principal James Jette, firstname.lastname@example.org
- PMS Principal Bill Fish, email@example.com
- Glover Principal Karen McDavitt, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cunningham Principal Jon Redden, email@example.com
- Tucker Principal Dr. Elaine McNeil-Girmai, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Collicot Principal Holly Concannon, email@example.com
- Director of Pupil Personnel Services, Special Education, Susan Maselli firstname.lastname@example.org
- Director of Food Service Jackie Morgan, email@example.com
- Family Outreach Liaison Marti O’Keefe McKenna, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Milton Health Department Caroline Kinsella, email@example.com
MPS school Adjustment Counselors: Jennie Beliveau, Mary Bianca Mattocks, Kenneth Adelmann (Milton High School); Myriam Francoeur, Kara Sheridan, Kelly Dearing (Pierce) Jaclyn Germano (Cunningham); Elizabeth Caruso (Collicot) ; Ramsay Cadet (Tucker) Brian Powers, Christine Howley (Glover)
Central Office is staffed every day (we are practicing safe social distancing) and you can reach the Superintendent’s office any time via phone at 617-696-4808 or via email.We have compiled a comprehensive and ever changing list of Frequently Asked Questions linked here. It will be linked on the front of our website and shared in each blog post. Please refer back to it often.
VOLUNTEERS: Thank you to the MHS, Pierce, Glover, Collicot, Cunningham and Tucker PTOs and the Milton Foundation for Education for recognizing our MPS teachers and staff with a special t-shirt for Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week earlier this month. T-shirts were safely distributed earlier today and we are grateful to our parent groups for this recognition of the hard work and dedication of our staff.
The Milton Public School system does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, gender identity, transgender status, gender transitioning, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its programs, activities or operations. These include, but are not limited to, admissions, equal access to programs and activities, employment, provision of and access to programs and services, as well as selection of volunteers, vendors and employers recruiting at the Milton Public Schools. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, students, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum & Human Resources, Dr. Karen Spaulding, (617) 696-5040 ext. 5582.