Superintendent’s Hot Spots Availability Message
Superintendent's Update, Return to School Planning
Online Registration for New Students

News

The following is the transcript from the phone message sent out by the Superintendent on Friday, July 3, 2020.

Good Evening,

This is Superintendent Binienda. I am calling tonight to inform all our Worcester Public School families about the availability of hot spots, which is a free internet connection. If you need a hotspot to access summer learning, you may pick up your free hotspot at either Elm Park Elementary School, 23 N Ashland Street ( 508-799-3568) or Worcester Tech High School, 1 Skyline Drive ( 508-799-1940) on Monday, July 6; Wednesday, July 8 or Thursday, July 9 from 9am-noon. Parent or Guardian need to show an ID to pick up the hotspot.

Also, a Return to School Parent Survey will be posted within the next week. It is very important every parent fill out the survey for each child in their family. More information will be shared when the survey is posted.

Thank you

Ky është një mesazh nga Superintendent Binienda. Unë po telefonoj për të informuar të gjitha familjet tona të Shkollave Publike Worcester për disponueshmërinë e pikave që kanë internet falas (hotspots), vende që ofrojnë një lidhje falas në internet. Nëse keni nevojë për një hotspot për të aksesuar mësimet e verës, ju mund të merrni hotspotin tuaj falas në shkollën fillore Elm Park, Rruga 23 N Ashland (508-799-3568) ose Shkollën e Mesme Teknike Worcester, 1 Skyline Drive (508-799-1940) të hënë, 6 korrik; të mërkurë, 8 korrik ose të enjte, 9 korrik nga ora 9 e mëngjesit deri në mesditë. Prindërit ose Kujdestaret duhet të tregojnë një dokument identifikimi për të marrë internetin falas në Hotspot.

Gjithashtu, një Anketim i Prindërve për Rikthimin në Shkollë do të postohet/publikohet brenda javës tjetër. Eshtë shumë e rëndësishme që çdo prind të plotësojë anketën për secilin fëmijë në familjen e tyre. Më shumë informacion do të jepet kur anketimi të publikohet.

Ju Faleminderit

नमस्ते ।

यो सन्देश सुपरिन्टेन्डेन्ट विनियन्डाको तर्फबाट पठाईएको हो । आज मैले वुस्टर पब्लिक स्कूलको सम्पूर्ण परिवारहरूलाई हामीसँग हट स्पट, निशुल्क इन्टरनेट उपलब्ध छ भन्ने कुराको जानकारी दिन फोन गरेकी हुँ । समरमा पढाई गर्नको लागि तपाईलाई हट स्पट आवश्यक भएमा तपाईंले सोमबार, जुलाई ६ तारीक, बुधबार, जुलाई ८ तारीक वा विहिबार, जुलाई ९ तारीकका दिन विहान ९ बजे देखि दिउँसो १२ बजे सम्म एल्म पार्क एलिमेन्ट्री स्कूल, २३ एन एशल्याण्ड स्ट्रिट (फोन नं. ५०८—७९९—३५६८) वा वुस्टर टेक्निकल हाई स्कूल, १ स्काइलाइन ड्राइभ (फोन नं. ५०८—७९९—१९४०) बाट लिन सक्नु हुनेछ । हट स्पट लिन जाने विद्यार्थीका आमाबुवा वा अभिभावकले आफ्नो परिचय पत्र देखाउनु पर्नेछ । 

साथै, स्कूल फिर्ता जाने कुरा सम्वन्धी अभिभावकको सर्वेक्षण आउँदो हप्ता पोष्ट गरिनेछ । प्रत्येक आमाबुवाले आफ्नो हरेक बच्चाको लागि एक सर्वेक्षण भर्नु पर्ने कुरा अति नै महत्त्वपूर्ण छ । यस सम्वन्धी थप जानकारी सर्भेक्षण पोष्ट भएपछि दिईनेछ । 

धन्यबाद । 

Esta é uma mensagem da Superintendente Binienda. Estou ligando para informar todas as nossas famílias das Escolas Públicas de Worcester sobre a disponibilidade de pontos de acesso, que é uma conexão gratuita à Internet. Se você precisar de um hotspot para acessar o aprendizado de verão, poderá adquiri-lo gratuitamente na Elm Park Elementary School, 23 N Ashland Street (508-799-3568) ou Worcester Tech High School, 1 Skyline Drive (508-799-1940) na segunda-feira, 6 de julho; quarta-feira, 8 de julho ou quinta-feira, 9 de julho, das 9h ao meio-dia. Os pais ou responsáveis ​​precisam mostrar uma identidade para pegar o ponto de acesso.

Além disso, uma Pesquisa de Retorno à Escola para os Pais será publicada na próxima semana. É muito importante que todos os pais preencham a pesquisa para cada criança em sua família. Mais informações serão compartilhadas quando a pesquisa for publicada.

Obrigada

Este mensaje es de parte de la superintendente Binienda para informar a todas las familias de las Escuelas Públicas de Worcester sobre la disponibilidad de dispositivos de conexión inalámbrica ‘Hot Spot', con conexión a Internet gratuita. Si necesita uno para aprovechar los programas educativos de verano, puede pasar a buscar el suyo a la escuela Elm Park Elementary School ubicada en 23 N Ashland Street con el teléfono es 508-799-3568 o a la escuela Worcester Tech High School ubicada en 1 Skyline Drive con el teléfono 508-799-1940; el lunes 6 de julio, el miércoles 8 de julio o el jueves 9 de julio, entre las 9:00 de la mañana y las 12:00 del mediodía. El padre, la madre o el tutor legal que vaya a recoger el dispositivo Hot Spot debe presentar una identificación. 

También, se publicará en la próxima semana una encuesta para los padres acerca del regreso a clases, 'Return to School Parent Survey'. Es muy importante que cada padre/madre llene la encuesta por cada niño(a) en su familia. Compartiremos más información luego de publicar la encuesta. 

Muchas gracias. 

Nkaeԑbɔ yi fi Maureen Binienda a ɔyԑ Worcester Aban Nsukuu Panyinipaa ananmu na yɛde nsԑmkaeԑ yi reto dwa.  Me frԑ abɔ Worcester Aban Nsukuu abusuafoɔ nyinaa ammaneԑ sԑ yԑ wɔ hotspot a’ԑyԑ intenet ntoboa bia ԑyԑ akyԑdeԑ. Hotspot asuadeԑ yi enhia sikatuasem biara. Sԑ wohia Hotspot yi de ayԑ wo Ahuhuruberԑ bosome adesua dwumadie a’ wobetumi abԑgye hotspot yi bi wɔ Elm Park Elementary School, 23 N Ashland Street, ahomatorofo nɔma ( 508-799-3568) anaa Worcester Tech High School, 1 Skyline Drive, ahomatorofo nɔma ( 508-799-1940) Ԑdwoada Kitawonsa bosome da (July 6); Wukuada Kitawonsa bosome da, (July 8) anaa Yawoada Kitawonsa bosome da, (July 9) efi anɔpa nnɔn nkron kɔpem awiaberԑ edu mienu (9am-noon). Ԑwɔsԑ awofo anaa hwԑsofoɔ kyerԑ wɔn adansedie ashensoɔ ansaa na wɔn nsa aka hotspot akadeԑ yi.

Ebiemu, yԑ de sukuu ashaaseԑ, awofo nhwehwԑnu ammanebɔ abisasem, bԑto dwa naawɔtwe a’ yԑbԑsimu yi. Ԑyԑ ahiade sԑ awofo ne nhwԑsofoɔ yԑ saa nhwehwԑmu abisasem krataafa yi bi ma abɔfra biara a’ ɔwɔ wɔn abusua mu. Yԑde nkaeԑbɔ ne nkrobɔ  foforɔ pii bԑto dwa aka nhwehwԑmu abisa berԑ no.

Me da mo ase

Đây là thông báo từ Tổng giám thị Binienda. Tôi gọi để thông báo cho tất cả các gia đình của Khu học chánh Worcester về sự có sẵn của các thiết bị điểm nóng, tức là các thiết bị kết nối internet miễn phí. Nếu quý vị cần một thiết bị điểm nóng để truy cập vào chương trình học tập mùa hè, quý vị có thể đến lấy thiết bị này ở  trường tiểu học Elm Park, 23 N Ashland Street ( 508-799-3568) hoặc Trường trung học Worcester Tech, 1 Skyline Drive ( 508-799-1940) vào thứ 2, ngày 6 tháng 7; thứ 4, ngày 8 tháng 7 hoặc Thứ 5, ngày 9 tháng 7 từ 9am-trưa. Phụ huynh hoặc người giám hộ cần có ID để lấy thiêt bị.

Thêm nữa, một Khảo sát Phụ huynh về việc Quay trở lại trường sẽ được đăng tải nội trong tuần tới. Việc phụ huynh điền vào Khảo sát này cho từng học sinh trong gia đình họ là vô cùng quan trọng. Các thông tin chi tiết sẽ được chia sẻ khi Khảo sát đã được đăng tải.

Cảm ơn.

Water Safety Tips chart

Safety Tips

Water safety is everyone's responsibility. Follow these safety tips to ensure a day on the water is both fun and safe.

Wear Proper Attire

Inexperienced swimmers can safely enjoy the water by wearing a U.S. Coast Guard approved flotation device such as a life jacket.

Swim in Monitored Areas

Lifeguards prevent many potential water related accidents. Whether you swim at the beach or the pool, make sure to swim in well marked and monitored areas.

Watch Your Head

Head and spinal injuries occur most often in shallow water. Stay safe, avoid riving into shallow or murky water.

Avoid Alcohol Use

Don't drink and swim. Alcohol impairs one's judgment, coordination and ability to stay warm.

Teach Children to Swim

Drowning is one of the most common causes of accidental death among children. Learning to swim is not only fun, but is a lifesaving skill.


Due to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) there will be no swim awareness programs or swim lesson programs being offered at any of the City of Worcester operated aquatic facility locations. or at private programs like the Boy's & Girl's Club.

Please plan safe ways for your children to stay cool this summer. Never leave a young child unsupervised around water - not even for a minute!


Pool & Spray Parks

Crompton Park Pool, East Spray Park and Greenwood Spray Park operate at forty percent (40%) capacity. To meet capacity and distancing requirements these facilities will have set operational times:

  • 12 to 2 p.m. (First User Session)
  • 2 to 2:30 p.m. (Facility to be cleared of users and wiped down)
  • 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Second User Session)
  • 4:30 to 5 p.m. (Facility to be cleared of users and wiped down)
  • 5 to 7 p.m. (Third User Session)

In an attempt to make access fair for the public and be able to contact trace, our Recreational Management Software will allow the public to reserve access to the pool during these specific times:

  • 12 to 2 p.m. - Reservations open @ 8 a.m. & close @ 11 a.m.
  • 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Reservations open @ 11 a.m. & close @ 2 p.m.
  • 5 to 7 p.m. - Reservations open @ 2 p.m. & close @ 4 p.m.

Reserve Access


Safe Ways for Little Kids to Play with Water:

  • Fill a Frisbee with water for a child to play with or a shallow pan
  • Sprinklers

Please Note: Blow up Pools are dangerous for small children

A Return to School Parent Survey will be posted here within the week. It is very important every parent fill out the survey for each child in their family. More information will be shared when the survey is posted.

June 25, 2020

Dear WPS Staff, Parents and Families,

Governor Baker’s Office and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released their initial guidance about reopening schools for this Fall. We applaud the level of thought and care that went into the development of this guidance.

Over the coming days, we will be reviewing the guidance to begin to understand how it impacts what we can do in Worcester.  We also acknowledge that these initial guidelines do not address every topic and that there will be additional guidance coming throughout the summer.

Included here are some key components:

  • Current medical research supports a safe in-person return to school - with preventive measures in place - as infection and transmission rates are lower for children than adults.
  • Preventive measures include masks/face coverings, physical distancing, handwashing, and cleaning frequently touched surfaces.
  • Masks/face coverings will be required for all students in Grade 2 and above and for all adults; they are recommended for students in Grade 1 and below.
  • Based upon current medical research, and in conjunction with other preventive measures, a minimum physical distance of three to six feet has been established.

Districts will need to develop three separate plans - one for return to full in-person instruction with safety requirements, one for hybrid learning that combines in-person and remote learning, and lastly full remote learning.  Based upon the current medical situation, the expectation is that students will return to full in-person instruction in August where possible; however, that is subject to change based upon how the medical situation develops.

We will be sending a survey to all parents within the next few weeks to inquire about your plans for sending your children to school in August. The information needed will request your intentions for in-person, continuation of remote learning, technology/internet access, technical support, transportation needs and need for food assistance.

We acknowledge that there are likely to be more questions. We will continue to communicate with you in the coming weeks and months. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

DESE Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance

The Worcester Child Development Head Start Program has partnered with the Worcester Art Museum for the past two years. Although our visits to the art museum were cut short this year due to the pandemic, this rich and meaningful partnership offers our children, families, and staff the opportunity to experience the world of art through visits to art galleries and art studios. These experiences spark children’s interest and excitement while supporting the development of their knowledge of the creative arts. Topics of study are then extended into our Head Start classrooms and ateliers so that children can continue to explore and expand their knowledge.

We are so very grateful to the staff of the Worcester Art Museum for their unwavering support of the children, families, and staff of our program and we look forward to continuing this partnership moving forward.

Karen Waters
Assistant Director

 

Recreation Worcester Summer 2020 will be offering in person and online opportunities. Due to participant limitations, please fill out this preregistration interest form and we will contact you with further instructions.

Recreation Worcester Summer 2020 poster

Recreation Worcester Summer 2020! Spanish poster

Congratulations to the 2020 Worcester Technical High School graduates!

The graduates were:

Griselle J. Abarca, Hibo A. Abdi, Ayaan A. Abdisalam, Frances A. Adams, Jade Y. Adams Horne, Beck Adjei Nyame, Candace P. Agyemang, Miles O. Agyemang, Sally S. Al Suhaili, Alejandro J. Alicea, Anthony I. Alonzo, Chelsea O. Amoako, Shaelyn A. Anderson, Odarkor N. Ankrah, Deborah A. Annin, Imani M. Archie, Danial N. Aulo, Bryanna L. Ayala, Jessica J. Baronas, Anya A. Barrett, Samantha J. Belculfine, Pareece D. Belnavis, Sheridan S. Belnavis, Christian A. Benjumea Ortiz, Izabella P. Berry, Hussain B. Bhatti, Mia H. Bisceglia, Alyssa M. Bitar, Shantalle A. Boateng, Midajah A. Bogue, Efua Bondzie, Kwaku A. Bonsu, Maria E. Borowy, Joseph J. Borowy, Jack T. Brackett, Marissa R. Brennan, Samantha E. Brodeur, Cheyenne M. Brooks, Laskye R. Brown, Alexa M. Bukoski, Matthew T. Burns, Angel A. Cabrera, Zoe M. Campbell, Haley N. Capurso, Ryon Carreras, Marc A. Cassata, Madison M. Cesaitis, Timothy J. Chapman, Vivienne J. Charpentier, Alexavier J. Cheng-Ruiz, Adrian W. Cheng-Ruiz, Brennan P. Cherry, Anthony J. Choruzek, Sarah V. Cibelli, Jeriel E. Colon Calderon, Sincere M. Cruz, Kianairy Cruz, Nicholas M. Cruz, Jose R. Curet, Lydia S. Dakin, Matthew C. Dao, Ashvarika Dargan, Mulbah P. Darwulo, Isabella M. Daviau, Aaliyah M. Dejesus, Jomarie E. Dejesus, John S. Demedeiros, Melanie A. Depaz, Jadiel Diaz, Monica T. Doan, Bruce A. Dobson, Josena W. Doe, Hailey A. Doyle, Sophia N. Dubay, Sage M. Dumas, Griffin P. Dupre, Macdolven C. Ekeh, Marydinna C. Ekeh, Macanthony C. Ekeh, Mayra C. Elena, Kaitlyn Elicier, Timia E. Ende, Andrew P. Enlow, Holly M. Eppenstein, Michael Eshun, Carlinsky Esperance, Juan P. Espinoza, Josephine Essuman, Sebastian Estrada, Crystal Fernandez Duval, Matthew Figueroa, Gerardo J. Figueroa Cosme, Jessica A. Flood, Juan C. Flores Hernandez, Christina N. Flynn, Derek F. Fountaine, Lexie N. Gaitho, Katie R. Gallivan, Sebastian J. Garcia Villegas, Aria A. Garczynski, Madison M. Germain, Nayeli I. Gil, Camden D. Gillespie, Angelita L. Gillette, Anysia S. Githinji, Nayalis M. Gonzalez, Kayla G. Gonzalez, Dlainee E. Graciano, Donovan J. Graham, Dachan D. Gurung, Georgina E. Gutierrez Galan, Grace M. Hakenson, Olivia R. Hall, Madison V. Hamilton, Sawsan N. Hammond, Shea P. Hanratty, Ryan M. Hendrickson, Paola C. Hernandez, Laycha Mary J. Hernandez, Neyelin Hilario, Nicholas A. Hutchinson, Jasel M. Irizarry, Olivia R. Jameson, Julie Jean Jacques, Marcus A. Johnson, Kimora A. Jones, Masen J. Jost, Kimberly L. Kakpo, Ryan K. Karanja, Justin M. Karpowich, Philip T. Karpowich, Madison E. Kasputis, Samantha R. Kelleher, Alison W. Kiarie, Jamal W. Kimani, Wesley N. Kinyanjui, Deron Kumah, Kaylee E. Kunar, Angela A. Kwarteng, Queenly G. Kyei, Sydney M. LaFlash, Arianna A. Larrabee, Jasiel J. Latorre, Douglas T. Le, Christine N. Le, Vina P. Le, Tamara A. Lidonde, Tia M. Lidonde, Jacob E. Lopez, Jakob A. Lufkin, Shalysse J. Luiz, Nathan A. Luna, Jovanni C. Lundin, Sindy D. Mancia, Kevin R. Mangra, Jason E. Mangra, Heather L. Mann, Daniel W. Marble, Mitchell S. Marcelonis, Harley D. Marcustre, Josie R. Martell, Craig C. Martin, John L. Martin, Jonathan M. Martinez, Anamarie L. Martinez, Erika A. Martinez, Kelly S. Masembe, Isabella R. Masiello, Dustin Mateo, Owen R. Mathis, Paul M. Matimu, Angelene H. Matthew, Quinn Matthews, Maggie K. McElroy, Mackenzie M. McNeil, Matthew L. Meola, Noah D. Mercedes, Jacob A. Metallic, Alisa K. Mey, Dayelis Marbel Minaya Paredes, Edwin Miranda, Jarievet Miranda-Cruz, Yalexsie J. Molina, Jesilia T. Molina, David A. Montanez Rodriguez, Marisabella Montoya, Naomi D. Moore, Jonatan Morales, Jose S. Morales, Eduardo M. Moreira, Patrick R. Morin, Sam J. Mucho, Mackenzie L. Murray, Safiya S. Nafai, Ryan N. Ndiritu, Mel V. Neves, Jefferson A. Ngamo, Nzanzu M. Nganza, Jame Ngo, Jimmy Nguyen, Jennifer H. Nguyen, Shainale T. Nguyen, An T. Nguyen, Thanh Henry H. Nguyen, Kiary Nieves, Ines Nieves, Martha Nkansah, Meilin A. Nokeo, Samantha Y. Nordstrom, Emy L. Novoa, Philipo Ntibazokiza, Yanairis E. Nunez, Besma K. Nurhussien, Maeve T. O Connell, Daniella Obenewaa, Iomara L. Ocasio, Jadrien E. Ocasio, Olenka G. Olortegui, Gustavo Ortiz, Angel X. Ortiz, Dara A. Ostorga, Valerie M. Otero, Naiyelie A. Pacheco, Nathaniel L. Padilla, Andrea I. Pagan, Monica S. Palczewski, Deep A. Patel, Francisco Paulino, Aaron Pen, Gereline Perez, Joshua A. Phinney, Janyce D. Pickett, Enrique S. Pillco, Zoi Pirperis, Savannah R. Platt, Tori L. Plikunas, Lily E. Plotczyk, Mary Powell, Cindy Pratt, Kalob T. Purrington, Muhammed M. Quadry, Christopher A. Quijada, Justice J. Rainwater, Joseph S. Rajotte, Eddy J. Ramon, Mayar M. Reda, Taw Reh, Wilmer J. Reyes, James F. Ricardi, Matthew J. Riendeau, Natasha Rivas, Daniela G. Rivas Merino, Antonio Rivera, Kiandra M. Rivera, Genevieve A. Rivers, Giovanna S. Rocha, Willeisha Rodriguez, Janelie M. Rodriguez, David O. Rodriguez, Paola J. Rodriguez, Angel J. Rodriguez, Aleny J. Rodriguez, Gabriela A. Rodriguez Lopez, Araselis C. Rosario, Jennifer Ruano-Escobar, Juliano J. Ruffo, Dorcas M. Ruhamya, Shereen Sakallah, Rolando I. Salamea-Lopez, Nailea A. Salinas, Jason A. Sanchez, Selena A. Sanchez, Janely M. Santana, Mylla D. Santana, Geynny G. Santos Gonzalez, Louis M. Sargent, Ava K. Savage, Wendell I. Scotland, Kanwal Shahzad, Sumayyah Shahzadi, Jake J. Shamaly, Bryan M. Shepherd, Zachary W. Sibray, Leah B. Silverstein, Gavin R. Simmons, Emma D. Sjoberg, Agnes O. Smart, Michael K. Smith, Ryan M. Smith, Breanna N. Smock, Anastasia J. Somers, Rita N. Sovereign, Shelby L. Sposato, Robyn W. Stark, Elaina S. Stearns, Yoelis N. Suarez, Michaela A. Swisher, Conor D. Synan, Azka Tanveer, Juliette E. Tarnuzzer, Michael S. Taylor, Kaylani D. Thompson, Amanda L. Tollko, Kelsey D. Tollko, Litzy S. Torres, Angeliz Torres, Kelly S. Torres, Adoralys Torres, Shera Tran, Andrew N. Tran, Brian Tran, Randy V. Tran, Calvin N. Tran, Alagie Trawally, Alexa Trejo, Nevaeha C. Vazquez, Wilson Y. Vega, Evelynn M. Vega, Mariana L. Vega, Prisca N. Wagereka, Cole R. Wagner, Kimberly H. Wairimu, Kimberly M. Waldron, Jordan G. Warner, Paul A. West, Connor West, Adam J. Whitney, Kassandra Williams, Hannah M. Williams, Miarah B. Williams, Tiara J. Williams Price, Zachary W. Winer, Monique Yah, Richie Zamis, Luis A. Zelayandia, Lili Zhao, Ana L. Zuniga, Ignacio S. Zuniga, and Hawa Z. Zuo.

Congratulations to the 2020 University Park Campus School graduates!

The graduates were:

Yeimi S. Ayala, Aisha M. Ballejo, Eliandy I. Bueno, Isaac R. Canenguez, Jean-Pierre De Jesus-De La Cruz, Beverly M. De La Cruz, Ezenia M. Diaz-Lembert, Tevaughn A. Dixon, Desiree L. Gagnon, Yasleni Genao, Angel A. Gonzalez, Kaitlyn M. Gordon, Uwimana Grace, Gabriella L. Guzman Jerry, Nasurdin Hakiri, Alec J. Hazard, Umutoni Helene, Inaizjah A. Humphrey, Justin T. Le, Tan M. Le, Christian J. Martinez, Mathew E. Mendez, Julianette Montero Caban, Jonathan Mora, Kevin T. Nguyen, Whitney B. Nguyen, Aaron Nguyen, Felix M. Pantoja, Agustina Pedroza, Samantha Pham, Yagnel O. Ramos, Ryan J. Renteria, Josiel D. Rivas, Michel Salazar, Tanya S. Silva, Miriam Sui Hniang, Luis E. Toro Laracuente, Michael Vargas, Angelina F. Viruet, and Miguel A. Zacarias.

The following is the transcript from the phone message sent out by the Superintendent on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Good Afternoon,

This is Superintendent Binienda. I am calling this afternoon to share several important updates.

The WPS has sent out remote learning surveys to students and staff through your email addresses. Parent surveys are being translated and will be sent out on social media and also posted on the WPS website on Monday, June 15, 2020. The survey asks questions regarding remote learning and communication from staff during the Covid 19 shutdown. Please take the time to fill out this survey as we will use this information to inform teaching and learning for the 2020-2021 school year. 

The WPS Virtual Summer School Programs for students in K- 12 are posted on the WPS Website, Worcesterschools.org. Registration forms can be completed on the website. Parents can also contact their school principal and/or teacher for registration. Summer school begins for most programs next Wednesday June 17. Students should register this week for virtual summer school. Special Education Programs begin on July 6.

The WPS Extended Learning site, including K-6 Programs ST Math and Lexia are available for student use all summer. Your child’s report card will be mailed. Included in the mailings are Special Ed Progress Reports, information about summer feeding sites, and the APPS available for all grades for free student use during the summer.

I have shared many conversations with WPS staff, and students and families over the past week after the senseless killing of George Floyd.  They shared stories of anger, fear and hurt and all discussed the shared goal of a school community free from racism and intolerance. WPS Staff shared their commitment to provide educational opportunities for success for all our students.  I want to share that the WPS is committed to make sure that every child has access to learning and thrives in a culture without racism and unconscious bias.  We recognize that we need to provide additional support and training for our students and staff.  The WPS will expand training that began in the 2019-20 school year: Trauma and resiliency training by Dr. Heather Forkey, from the UMASS Trauma Center; Cultural Competency Practices to address inclusive curriculum; and Collaborative Problem Solving to address staff response to student discipline. The Chief Diversity Officer position will begin on July 1, 2020.  Ivonne Perez, our Chief Diversity Officer, has a successful tenure in the WPS as the Principal of Chandler Magnet School.  Ms. Perez will focus on building a strong culture of recognizing and appreciating diversity including increasing diversity in the workforce, since we know that students learn best when they have highly qualified teachers who represent their community.

The Commissioner of Education will release more information regarding school reopening in August later in June. I will contact you during the summer for more updates.

I want to thank our WPS parents and guardians for your collaborative work with our WPS staff during this shutdown. I wish you and your children a relaxing summer. 

Respectfully,

Maureen Binienda

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy (for English Learners and students in Dual/TBE programs)

Elementary

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

NEW CITIZENS CENTER (NCC) ELEMENTARY

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For English Learner students enrolled in the NCC Elementary program (grades 2 to 6) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on English language and literacy development, numeracy, and technology skills all while being supported by WPS teachers.
  • Register Online by June 15th:

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

DUAL LANGUAGE (DL) ELEMENTARY

Roosevelt, Chandler Magnet, Woodland Academy

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For students enrolled in the Dual Language program (grades K to 6) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on Spanish language and literacy development through the arts: poetry, music, and visual arts.
  • Register Online by June 15th: Flyer in Español / Flyer in English and Formulario de inscripción (TBE/DL Registration Form)

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

TRANSITIONAL BILINGUAL EDUCATION (TBE)

Chandler Magnet

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For English Learner students enrolled in the Transitional Bilingual Education(TBE) program (grades K to 6) during the 2019-2020 school year
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on Spanish language and literacy development through the arts: poetry, music, and visual arts. A math elective component will be included in grades 4 to to 6
  • Register Online by June 15th: Flyer in Español / Flyer in English and Formulario de inscripción( TBE/DL Registration Form)

Middle School

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

NEW CITIZENS CENTER (NCC) SECONDARY

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For English Learner students enrolled in the NCC Secondary program (grades 6 to 8) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on English language and literacy development, numeracy, and technology skills all while being supported by WPS teachers.
  • Register Online by June 15th:

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

DUAL LANGUAGE (DL) SECONDARY

Burncoat Middle

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For students enrolled in the Dual Language program (grades 7 to 8) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on Spanish language and literacy development through the arts and culture.
  • Register Online by June 15th: Flyer in Español / Flyer in English and Formulario de inscripción( TBE/DL Registration Form)

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

SPANISH MATH SUPPORT

Sullivan Middle and South High School

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For Spanish speaking students enrolled at Sullivan Middle (grades 7-8) and South High (grades 9-11) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities in Spanish that focus on math competency to support student’s knowledge and command of grade-level math.
  • Register Online by June 15th: Math Support Flyer (Español) and Formulario de inscripción(Registration form)

High School

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

SPANISH MATH SUPPORT

Sullivan Middle and South High School

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For Spanish speaking students enrolled at Sullivan Middle (grades 7-8) and South High (grades 9-11) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities in Spanish that focus on math competency to support student’s knowledge and command of grade-level math.
  • Register Online by June 15th: Math Support Flyer (Español) and Formulario de inscripción(Registration form)

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) SUPPORT

All Middle and High Schools in the District

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For English Learner students attending any middle or high school in the Worcester Public Schools and enrolled in grades 8, 9 or 10 during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on English language and literacy development.
  • Register Online by June 15th: 2020 ESL Support Summer Program Flyer (English) and English ESL Registration Form

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

NEW CITIZENS CENTER (NCC) SECONDARY and NEW CITIZENS CENTER (NCC) YOUNG ADULT

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For English Learner students enrolled in the NCC Secondary and NCC Young Adult programs (grades 9 to 11) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on English language and literacy development, numeracy, and technology skills all while being supported by WPS teachers.
  • Register Online by June 15th:

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy (for English Learners and students in Dual/TBE programs)

Elementary

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

NEW CITIZENS CENTER (NCC) ELEMENTARY

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For English Learner students enrolled in the NCC Elementary program (grades 2 to 6) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on English language and literacy development, numeracy, and technology skills all while being supported by WPS teachers.
  • Register Online by June 15th:

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

DUAL LANGUAGE (DL) ELEMENTARY

Roosevelt, Chandler Magnet, Woodland Academy

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For students enrolled in the Dual Language program (grades K to 6) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on Spanish language and literacy development through the arts: poetry, music, and visual arts.
  • Register Online by June 15th: Flyer in Español / Flyer in English and Formulario de inscripción (TBE/DL Registration Form)

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

TRANSITIONAL BILINGUAL EDUCATION (TBE)

Chandler Magnet

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For English Learner students enrolled in the Transitional Bilingual Education(TBE) program (grades K to 6) during the 2019-2020 school year
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on Spanish language and literacy development through the arts: poetry, music, and visual arts. A math elective component will be included in grades 4 to to 6
  • Register Online by June 15th: Flyer in Español / Flyer in English and Formulario de inscripción( TBE/DL Registration Form)

Middle School

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

NEW CITIZENS CENTER (NCC) SECONDARY

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For English Learner students enrolled in the NCC Secondary program (grades 6 to 8) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on English language and literacy development, numeracy, and technology skills all while being supported by WPS teachers.
  • Register Online by June 15th:

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

DUAL LANGUAGE (DL) SECONDARY

Burncoat Middle

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For students enrolled in the Dual Language program (grades 7 to 8) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on Spanish language and literacy development through the arts and culture.
  • Register Online by June 15th: Flyer in Español / Flyer in English and Formulario de inscripción( TBE/DL Registration Form)

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

SPANISH MATH SUPPORT

Sullivan Middle and South High School

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For Spanish speaking students enrolled at Sullivan Middle (grades 7-8) and South High (grades 9-11) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities in Spanish that focus on math competency to support student’s knowledge and command of grade-level math.
  • Register Online by June 15th: Math Support Flyer (Español) and Formulario de inscripción(Registration form)

High School

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

SPANISH MATH SUPPORT

Sullivan Middle and South High School

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For Spanish speaking students enrolled at Sullivan Middle (grades 7-8) and South High (grades 9-11) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities in Spanish that focus on math competency to support student’s knowledge and command of grade-level math.
  • Register Online by June 15th: Math Support Flyer (Español) and Formulario de inscripción(Registration form)

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) SUPPORT

All Middle and High Schools in the District

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For English Learner students attending any middle or high school in the Worcester Public Schools and enrolled in grades 8, 9 or 10 during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on English language and literacy development.
  • Register Online by June 15th: 2020 ESL Support Summer Program Flyer (English) and English ESL Registration Form

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

NEW CITIZENS CENTER (NCC) SECONDARY and NEW CITIZENS CENTER (NCC) YOUNG ADULT

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For English Learner students enrolled in the NCC Secondary and NCC Young Adult programs (grades 9 to 11) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on English language and literacy development, numeracy, and technology skills all while being supported by WPS teachers.
  • Register Online by June 15th:

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy (for English Learners and students in Dual/TBE programs)

Elementary

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

NEW CITIZENS CENTER (NCC) ELEMENTARY

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For English Learner students enrolled in the NCC Elementary program (grades 2 to 6) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on English language and literacy development, numeracy, and technology skills all while being supported by WPS teachers.
  • Register Online by June 15th:

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

DUAL LANGUAGE (DL) ELEMENTARY

Roosevelt, Chandler Magnet, Woodland Academy

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For students enrolled in the Dual Language program (grades K to 6) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on Spanish language and literacy development through the arts: poetry, music, and visual arts.
  • Register Online by June 15th: Flyer in Español / Flyer in English and Formulario de inscripción (TBE/DL Registration Form)

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

TRANSITIONAL BILINGUAL EDUCATION (TBE)

Chandler Magnet

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For English Learner students enrolled in the Transitional Bilingual Education(TBE) program (grades K to 6) during the 2019-2020 school year
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on Spanish language and literacy development through the arts: poetry, music, and visual arts. A math elective component will be included in grades 4 to to 6
  • Register Online by June 15th: Flyer in Español / Flyer in English and Formulario de inscripción( TBE/DL Registration Form)

Middle School

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

NEW CITIZENS CENTER (NCC) SECONDARY

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For English Learner students enrolled in the NCC Secondary program (grades 6 to 8) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on English language and literacy development, numeracy, and technology skills all while being supported by WPS teachers.
  • Register Online by June 15th:

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

DUAL LANGUAGE (DL) SECONDARY

Burncoat Middle

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For students enrolled in the Dual Language program (grades 7 to 8) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on Spanish language and literacy development through the arts and culture.
  • Register Online by June 15th: Flyer in Español / Flyer in English and Formulario de inscripción( TBE/DL Registration Form)

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

SPANISH MATH SUPPORT

Sullivan Middle and South High School

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For Spanish speaking students enrolled at Sullivan Middle (grades 7-8) and South High (grades 9-11) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities in Spanish that focus on math competency to support student’s knowledge and command of grade-level math.
  • Register Online by June 15th: Math Support Flyer (Español) and Formulario de inscripción(Registration form)

High School

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

SPANISH MATH SUPPORT

Sullivan Middle and South High School

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For Spanish speaking students enrolled at Sullivan Middle (grades 7-8) and South High (grades 9-11) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities in Spanish that focus on math competency to support student’s knowledge and command of grade-level math.
  • Register Online by June 15th: Math Support Flyer (Español) and Formulario de inscripción(Registration form)

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) SUPPORT

All Middle and High Schools in the District

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For English Learner students attending any middle or high school in the Worcester Public Schools and enrolled in grades 8, 9 or 10 during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on English language and literacy development.
  • Register Online by June 15th: 2020 ESL Support Summer Program Flyer (English) and English ESL Registration Form

Multilingual Accelerated Summer Academy:

NEW CITIZENS CENTER (NCC) SECONDARY and NEW CITIZENS CENTER (NCC) YOUNG ADULT

  • June 17th through July 8th (15 days, no school on July 3rd) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For English Learner students enrolled in the NCC Secondary and NCC Young Adult programs (grades 9 to 11) during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Students will be provided with remote learning opportunities and activities that focus on English language and literacy development, numeracy, and technology skills all while being supported by WPS teachers.
  • Register Online by June 15th:

Translate