Superintendent's Weekly Memo - September 15, 2023
A Google Docs version of this memo is also available.
Dear Mustang Families,
We made it through the first five-day week of the school year! This was a busy week, with Curriculum Nights held at several schools. Principals have gratefully acknowledged a high level of family engagement in these open houses. Thank you to those who participated or plan to participate!
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins today at sundown and continues until Sunday evening. Happy new year to our Jewish students, staff, neighbors and community members!
Today is also the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) takes place September 15 to October 15 every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community. HHM is celebrated nationwide through festivals, art shows, conferences, community gatherings, and much more. The month also celebrates the independence days of several Latin American countries, including: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on September 15th, Mexico on September 16th, and Chile on September 18th.
Medford Public Schools is proud to embrace all of our linguistic, ethnic, racial, ability, gender, cultural, and religious diversity.
Today’s Memo includes:
- Half Day Dismissal and School Meals
- Language Access and Community Liaison Information
- Job Openings in Medford Public Schools
Half Day Dismissal and School Meals
Wednesday, September 20 is the first half day of the school year. Middle schools will be released at 11:30am and all other schools will be released at 12:00pm. The district will be providing students with a cold food option on half days this year. View the school breakfast and lunch menu here.
Food will be provided during a snack time frame at the elementary schools and after dismissal at the middle and high schools. The cafeteria will be open for students to sit and eat. Students will be asked to sign up in the morning so kitchen staff can prepare the appropriate number of meals.
Elementary students who prefer an alternative are welcome to bring in an allergy-friendly and healthy snack to school.
Language Access and Community Liaison Information
The City of Medford’s Community Liaison Team works to design programs and services in partnership with Medford community members to ensure that everyone in Medford has the ability to access information and services they need in the language they’re most comfortable speaking. Visit the Community Liaison Team website for more information.
Job Openings in Medford Public Schools
Come work with us! Medford Public Schools has a variety of job openings available now, including teachers, coaches, paraprofessionals and a variety of other roles. Consider applying today!
- High School Chemistry Teacher
- Cafeteria Manager (Medford High School)
- Classroom Paraprofessional (All Schools)
- Daily Substitute (All Schools)
- September 15: First Day of Hispanic Heritage Month
- September 15 - September 17: Rosh Hashanah
- September 18: Meeting of the Medford School Committee, 6:00pm
- September 22 & 23: Run Medford (Kids’ Races on 9/22 at Hormel Stadium)
- September 25: No School, Yom Kippur
- October 1: Community Day at Tufts University, 11:00am - 2:00pm
- October 2: Meeting of the Medford School Committee, 6:00pm
- October 7: disAbility Fair, Brooks Elementary School, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Have a wonderful weekend!
Yours in Partnership for Children,
Dr. Marice Edouard-Vincent, Superintendent