May 26, 2020
Dear Stoughton High School Students in Grades 9-11,
You may have things that belong to the school and/or left some of your personal belongings in the building or your locker. We have set up times for you to come into the building to return school belongings and pick up your own. Please use the link below to sign up for a time to return to SHS to collect your belongings and return all school owned items. Times are available Monday - Friday on June 8th thru June 16th from 9:00 am - 11:30 am and 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. You may only sign up for one time slot.
On the day you select, please be on time. Wait in your car until the time of your appointment. You should park in the back of the high school building and enter through the bus entrance. You must bring and wear your own face mask or face covering. Please bring with you all of the following:
- School Textbooks
- School Library Books
- School Graphing Calculators
- School Instruments
- School Uniforms (athletic and/or music)
- School Video Equipment or other technology
- School Chromebook or other technology
You will enter through the bus entrance. Markings have been placed on the floor to identify distances you should stand at if there is a line. You will be asked to return all equipment at a series of tables.
You will also be given any of your own belongings that have been retrieved from lockers and classrooms.
The link to sign up is below:
May 25, 2020
I hope this correspondence finds you and your family doing well!
In anticipation of students being back to school in the fall, we will once again be offering bus transportation for the 20-21 school year. In light of the current situation, we have made some changes to the process. Please note that, as our fall plans evolve, transportation routines may change.
The bus application is now online and can be accessed at stoughtontransportation.com. You will need to complete an application for each child in your family that will be riding the bus. Massachusetts General Law requires school departments to provide transportation for any student in Grades K – 6 living more than 2+ miles from their assigned school. This year, all students in Grades K-6 who are 2+ miles from their school and are planning on taking the bus, MUST complete a bus application in order to have a seat on the bus. You will not automatically be placed on a bus.
REGISTRATION ONLY FOR THE “PAY AND RIDE” PROGRAM IS: TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2020 – FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020
We understand that due to the pandemic, this is a difficult time for our families. The application deadline is June 26 but, we are extending the payment deadline to July 31, 2020.
Master Card, VISA, Bank Checks, Money Orders and Cash are the only forms of payment accepted by Stoughton Public Schools. NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED! Payments can be mailed or dropped off to: Stoughton Public Schools District Office, 31 Pierce Street, Stoughton, MA 02072 - ATTN: Transportation Department.
Please review our transportation policies and guidelines here. ANY APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE JUNE 26 DEADLINE WILL BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST!!
John M. Marcus, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
May 22, 2020
We hope that you are well! The following information is important and will hopefully answer any questions you have about the end of the year. This year will be different than years past due to our school buildings being closed and the need for social distancing. Our plan puts the safety of our community at the forefront.
Important Upcoming Dates:
Monday, May 25th Memorial Day (No School)
Tuesday, May 27th-Friday, May 29th - District-wide Virtual Field Day (The Phys. Ed. dept will share more information on Tuesday)
Friday, June 5th 12:00 - Kindergarten families will pick up student belongings (anything from the student’s desk/ cubby) and certificate
Monday, June 8th 12:00- 2:00 Grade 1 families will pick up student belongings
Tuesday, June 9th - Town Voting Day
Wednesday, June 10th 12:00-2:00 - Grade 2 families will pick up student belongings
Thursday, June 11th 12:00-2:00 -
- Grade 3 families will pick up student belongings
- No virtual meetings today with students. Teachers will be in meetings.
Friday, June 12th 12:00-2:00 - Grade 4 families will pick up student belongings
Monday, June 15th 12:00 - Grade 5 students will pick up belongings, their grade 5 certificate, and gift bag to celebrate the end of their time in elementary school.
Tuesday, June 16th -
- Last day of school
- Families will be able to access Report Cards: These report cards will include grades and comments through Term II. For Term III, the “Comments” section of the report card will focus on each student’s level of participation during remote learning, commitment to completion of assignments, and teachers’ recommendations for the summer.
- Happy Summer!
Week of August 18th Classroom placement letters will be mailed to your home.
On the days that students are required to pick up belongings, please make sure to drive to the school in a car. Students have many things that have been carefully bagged and labeled by staff. There will be too much to bring home if you walk or arrive by bike.. If you are unable to pick up at your designated time, please arrange to have a friend or neighbor pick up your child’s belongings.
At pick up, families will stay in their cars and a staff member will place the belongings into the trunk or back of the car. It is very important at all grade levels that people stay in their cars, pick up their belongings, and leave the school grounds.
The school nurse will arrange for a time to pick up any medications left at school if you have not already been able to coordinate this.
Grade 5 students will also be receiving a gift bag, as well as a certificate from their teachers during the belongings pick-up. We are excited to be able to see our fifth grade students again and are looking forward to recognizing them in this way!
As we close this unprecedented year, we want to thank you for your patience and continuous support.
It has become very clear over the last few months that our community rises to all occassions. We are a team of kind, generous, and resilient people who truly care about one another. Thank you for all that you do each day and thank you for allowing us to teach your children. It has been a bit of a bumpy ride, but we will come out stronger (and more technically savvy) when this is finally over. Stay well and enjoy the summer sunshine!
Robert Cancellieri, Principal, Dawe School
Christine Feeney, Principal, Hansen School
David M. Guglia, Principal, Gibbons School
Katie Monahan, Principal, Wilkins School
Maureen Mulvey, Principal, South School
March 30, 2020: MA Commissioner Riley's letter to MA Families