McGlynn Elementary School News Archive

February Vacation Camp for Grades K-6

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

February Vacation Week
At Medford Community Schools
489 Winthrop Street, Medford
Kindergarten through Grade 6
February 21st to February 24th

Community Schools is offering their popular vacation week at Medford High School with our Summer Fun Director, Anthony Petrelis and Staff. Your child will participate in a number of activities from basketball, baseball, softball, arts, crafts, movies, outdoor activities and much more. We provide breakfast each day.

Price: $125.00

Time: 7:30 AM—4:30 PM

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Nutrition Nuggets Newsletters

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

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Medford Family Network Winter Newsletter

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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Weather Conditions & Outdoor Recess Policy/Procedure

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Recently some elementary parents have raised a concern that students were not allowed to have an outdoor recess on certain cold weather days.

We all recognize that “recess” is an important element of the school day. It provides an opportunity for students to get a break from academics and to burn off excess energy through exercise. Current “time and learning” regulations as well as the curriculum demands of school limit the amount of time we can allow for recess at this time.

Outdoor recess is desirable in most instances because it changes the environment and provides a fresh air opportunity to students. However there are significant reasons to keep students indoors when weather conditions are adverse. There is no national standard for keeping students indoors for school recess. As a result site principals make the decision based upon local conditions.

Pediatricians point out that many children are more vulnerable to cold weather than adults. “Children are not small adults.” Children are more susceptible to hypothermia.

Temperature alone is not sufficient to control decision-making. Wind chill, rain, ice, snow, and other factors must be considered.

Not all students have sufficient layered clothing to withstand extreme cold and other weather factors. Student safety is the most important consideration. Decisions cannot be made with “a broad brush.” We can encourage outdoor recess but ultimate decisions must rest with the building principal at the local school site.

The following are some steps that we can take to make outdoor recess more likely. They are drawn from various sources:

  • Advise parents to provide layered clothing including hats and gloves to children during the winter months. Schools may be able to stock a limited supply of supplemental items for students who come unprepared.
  • Re-schedule recess for a warmer part of the day if possible.
  • Shorten the time spent outside. Mix indoor with outdoor time.
  • Differentiate which students are best equipped to handle outdoor recess by age on a given day.
  • Closely monitor certain students who may be more susceptible to cold conditions.

The Superintendent will direct Principals to keep a log of the days when outdoor recess is not implemented. We will collect the data and review it this spring to see what patterns emerge.

In the interim it is my strong recommendation that Principal discretion be maintained. We trust our Principals to make many safety decisions regarding students. This is just one of the many safety decisions they make on a regular basis.

School Superintendent Roy Belson

McGlynn Elementary 2016 DESE School Report Card

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to enclose an overview of the Columbus School’s “report card.” Report cards answer important questions about a school’s overall performance and contain specific information about student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, how a school is performing relative to other schools in the district and the state, and the progress made toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students.

In this report you will find the following important information about our school:

Student enrollment and teacher quality: This section of the report card provides information about the students and teachers in our school as compared to the district and the state. If your child attends a school that receives federal Title I funds, you also have the right to request the following information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers:

– Whether your child’s teacher is licensed in the grade levels and subject areas they teach;
– Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under an emergency license or waiver;
– The college degree and major of your child’s teacher;
– Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

Assessment results: This section of the report shows how our students are performing on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) for 5th Grade Science and Technology and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests as compared to the district and the state. Because we took PARCC last year, the school was held harmless.

School and district accountability information: This section of the report contains three important pieces of information:

– Accountability and Assistance Levels: Schools and districts are placed into one of five accountability and assistance levels (1-5), with the highest performing in Level 1 and lowest performing in Level 5. Our school has been placed into Level 2. One school in the district increased their scores and so we are no longer Level 3.

– School Percentiles: A school percentile between 1 and 99 is reported for most schools. This number shows the overall performance of our school relative to other schools that serve the same or similar grades. Our school percentile is 14. This means that our school is performing higher than 14 percent of the elementary schools in the state.

– Progress and Performance Index (PPI): The PPI is a number that indicates our school’s progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, or, in other words, helping all students reach proficiency and be prepared for success after high school. Massachusetts has set a goal of reducing proficiency gaps by half between the years 2011 and 2017. For a group of students to be considered to be making sufficient progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, its cumulative PPI must be 75 or higher. The Columbus PPI did not meet target.

To improve student achievement in our school, we are conducting MOCK MCAS 2.0 sessions three times per year at all grade levels – 3 through 5, Tuft’s tutors for grades 2 and 3, Mystic Valley Elder Care Services to offer support in the classroom, the support of a Math Coach, practice with Open Response type assessment questions, implementation of Response to Invention blocks, instructing students to reply to all assessment questions with best estimates, and differentiated instruction; to name a few instructional strategies.

We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our school. Some of the ways you can become involved are:

– Encouraging your child’s learning at home;
– Attending parent-teacher meetings and other special meetings;
– Serving as a volunteer in our school or district;
– Encouraging other parents to become involved.

For the full report card visit For more information about our school’s report card or to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers, please feel free to contact us at 781.393.2333.


Diane Guarino

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Letter to Parents/Guardians of ELL Students

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

December 2016

Dear ELL parents and guardians,

We have had a wonderful Fall in the Medford Public Schools. Your children are in the excellent hands of professional, compassionate ELL teachers across the city. We are fortunate to have some of the finest staff around.

In order to find out information about our schools, please look at the Medford Public Schools website.

Much of the information on the website can be translated by selecting your native language in the Google Translate tool on the top right corner of the website.

For parents and guardians of students at the McGlynn Middle School and Medford High School, you can get information about your child in the Student Information System – Schoolbrains. This will provide you with information about your child’s progress. To log in to Schoolbrains, please follow the directions below:

Log on to with the information that was sent home with a username and password.

ACCESS 2.0 testing is coming up right after vacation. This is a test for ELL students only; it measures the student’s English Language Proficiency level; results are reported as WIDA levels. Briefly, there are 6 WIDA levels, Level 1 indicating that the student is a non-English speaker, and Level 6 indicating that the student’s English proficiency is equal to a native speaker. This test is very important as it is a factor in determining whether a student continues to receive ELL services or exits from the program.

Please help your child do his/her best by ensuring that he/she gets enough sleep, eats well, and gets some exercise during the testing window. Of course, these things are important all year long!


MCGLYNN ELEMENTARY: Thursday, Jan. 5 – Thursday, January 19

ROBERTS: Monday, January 9 – Wednesday, January 25

MHS: Monday, January 9 – Thursday, January 19

MCGLYNN MIDDLE: Monday, January 23 – Thursday, February 2

COLUMBUS: Monday, January 23 – Thursday, February 2

BROOKS: Monday, January 30 – Tuesday, February 7

We look forward to a productive 2017. It is our pleasure to work with you and your children as we attempt to bring peace and unity in our community. We see the diversity in our school system as a treasure. Thank you for sharing your children with us.

May your holidays be filled with love and joy.


Leslie H. Trotta
Director of the ELL Department


为了了解我们学校的信息,请查看Medford公立学校网站 –

由翻译提供 – 这是位于页面的右侧。
对于McGlynn中学和Medford高中学生的家长和监护人,您可以在学生信息系统 – Schoolbrains中获取有关您孩子的信息。这将向您提供有关您孩子的进步的信息。要登录Schoolbrains,请按照以下说明操作:

ACCESS 2.0测试在假期后即将到来。这只是ELL学生的考试;它衡量学生的英语语言能力水平;结果报告为WIDA水平。简而言之,有6个WIDA级别,1级表示学生是非英语的,6级表示学生的英语熟练程度等于母语。此测试非常重要,因为它是确定学生是否继续接受ELL服务或退出课程的因素。
2017 ACCESS 2.0测试计划表
MCGLYNN ELEMENTARY:1月5日星期四 – 1月19日星期四
MHS:1月9日,星期一 – 1月19日,星期四
MCGLYNN MIDDLE:1月23日,星期一 – 2月2日,星期四
Leslie H. Trotta

Desanm 2016

Chè paran ELL ak gadyen,

Nou te gen yon Otòn bèl bagay nan Lekòl Piblik Medford. pitit ou yo nan men yo ekselan nan pwofesyonèl, pwofesè ELL konpasyon nan vil la. Nou gen chans gen kèk nan pèsonèl la pi rafine alantou.

Nan dènye ane ki sot pase yo nou te anime yon lannwit Paran ELL, ak ELL dejene Paran nan chak lekòl. Ane sa a nou deside voye yon lèt nan espwa ke yo rive plis nan ou.
Yo nan lòd yo chèche konnen enfòmasyon sou lekòl nou yo, tanpri gade nan sit entènèt la Lekòl Leta Medford –

Anpil nan enfòmasyon ki sou sit entènèt la ka tradui pa chwazi lang natif natal

Powered by Translate – sa a se ki chita sou bò nan men dwat nan paj la.

Pou paran yo ak gadyen elèv nan Lekòl nan Middle MCGLYNN ak Medford High School, ou kapab jwenn enfòmasyon sou pitit ou nan Sistèm Enfòmasyon Elèv – Lekòl Schoolbrains. Sa a ap ofri ou ak enfòmasyon sou pwogrè pitit ou a. Ou kapab konekte nan Schoolbrains, tanpri swiv enstriksyon ki anba a:

Ale sou ak enfòmasyon ki te voye lakay li avèk yon non itilizatè ak modpas.

ACCESS 2.0 tès la ap vini moute dwa apre vakans. Sa a se yon tès pou elèv ELL sèlman; li mezire nivo lang angle English Language Konpetans elèv la; Yo rapòte rezilta kòm nivo WIDA. Yon ti tan, gen 6 WIDA nivo, Nivo 1 ki endike ke elèv la se yon oratè ki pa lang angle, ak Nivo 6 ki endike ke konpetans nan angle elèv la ki egal a yon oratè natif natal. Tès sa a se yon bagay ki enpòtan menm jan li se yon faktè nan detèmine si yon elèv kontinye ap resevwa sèvis ELL oswa sòti nan pwogram nan.

Tanpri, ede pitit ou fè pi byen l ‘/ li pa asire ke li / li vin dòmi ase, manje byen, epi vin kèk egzèsis pandan fenèt la egzamen an. Natirèlman, bagay sa yo se enpòtan tout ane lontan!

2017 ACCESS ORÈ 2.0 tès

MCGLYNN ELEMENTARY: Jedi, janvye 5 – Jedi, Janvye 19
ROBERTS: Lendi, Janvye 9 – Mèkredi, 25 janvye
MHS: Lendi, 9 janvye – Jedi, Janvye 19
MCGLYNN MIDDLE: Lendi, 23 janvye – Jedi, Fevriye 2
COLUMBUS: Lendi, 23 janvye – Jedi, Fevriye 2
BROOKS: Lendi, 30 janvye – Madi, 7 fevriye

Nou gade pou pi devan pou yon 2017. pwodiktif Li se plezi nou an nan travay avèk ou ak pitit ou kòm nou eseye pote lapè ak inite nan kominote nou an. Nou wè divèsite nan nan sistèm lekòl nou an kòm yon trezò. Mèsi pou pataje timoun ou avèk nou.

Se pou jou konje ou a dwe ranpli ak lanmou ak kè kontan.

Pi bon,

Leslie H. Trotta
Direktè Depatman ELL la

Dezembro de 2016

Caros pais e tutores,

Tivemos uma Outono maravilhosa nas Escolas Públicas de Medford. Seus filhos estão nas excelentes mãos de profissionais, professores ELL compassivos em toda a cidade. Temos a sorte de ter alguns dos melhores pessoal ao redor.

Nos últimos anos, hospedamos uma ELL Parent Night, e ELL Parent café da manhã em cada escola. Este ano, decidimos enviar uma carta na esperança de alcançar mais pais e tutores.

Para obter informações sobre nossas escolas, por favor veja o site Medford Public Schools –

Muita da informação no Web site pode ser traduzida selecionando a língua native

Para pais e guardiões de alunos da McGlynn Middle School e Medford High School, você pode obter informações sobre o seu filho no Sistema de Informação do Aluno – Schoolbrains. Isso fornecerá informações sobre o progresso do seu filho. Para fazer login em Schoolbrains, siga as instruções abaixo:

Inicie sessão em com as informações que foram enviadas para casa com um nome de utilizador e uma palavra-passe.

O teste ACCESS 2.0 vai ser administrado logo após as férias. Este é um teste para estudantes de ELL; Ele mede o nível de proficiência em inglês do estudante; Os resultados são relatados como níveis de WIDA. Resumidamente, há 6 níveis de WIDA, Nível 1 indicando que o aluno é um não falante de Inglês e Nível 6 indicando que a proficiência de Inglês do aluno é igual a um falante nativo. Este teste é muito importante, pois é um fator para determinar se um aluno continua a receber serviços ELL ou sai do programa.

Por favor, ajude o seu filho a fazer o seu melhor, garantindo que ele / ela dorme o suficiente, come bem e faz algum exercício durante a janela de teste. Claro, essas coisas são importantes durante todo o ano!


MCGLYNN ELEMENTARY: quinta-feira, janeiro 5 – quinta-feira, janeiro 19
ROBERTS: Segunda-feira, 9 de janeiro – quarta-feira, 25 de janeiro
MHS: Segunda-feira, 9 de janeiro – Quinta-feira, 19 de janeiro
MCGLYNN MÉDIO: Segunda-feira, 23 de janeiro – quinta-feira, 2 de fevereiro
COLUMBUS: Segunda-feira, 23 de janeiro – quinta-feira, 2 de fevereiro
BROOKS: Segunda-feira, 30 de janeiro – terça-feira, 7 de fevereiro

Estamos ansiosos para um 2017 produtivo. É nosso prazer trabalhar com você e seus filhos como nós tentamos trazer paz e unidade em nossa comunidade. Vemos a diversidade em nosso sistema escolar como um tesouro. Obrigado por compartilhar seus filhos conosco.

Que suas férias sejam cheias de amor e alegria.


Leslie H. Trotta
Diretora do Departamento de ELL

Diciembre 2016

Estimados padres y tutores de ELL,

Hemos tenido una maravillosa caída en las Escuelas Públicas de Medford. Sus hijos están en las excelentes manos de maestros de ELL profesionales y compasivos de toda la ciudad. Somos afortunados de tener algunos de los mejores personal alrededor.

En los últimos años hemos organizado una ELL Parent Night y ELL Parent desayunos en cada escuela. Este año decidimos enviar una carta con la esperanza de llegar a más de ustedes.

Para obtener información sobre nuestras escuelas, por favor vea el sitio web de Medford Public Schools –

Gran parte de la información en el sitio web se puede traducir mediante la selección de idioma native

Desarrollado por Traducir – esto se encuentra en el lado derecho de la página.

Para los padres y tutores de los estudiantes de la Escuela Intermedia McGlynn y la Escuela Secundaria Medford, usted puede obtener información sobre su hijo en el Sistema de Información del Estudiante – Schoolbrains. Esto le proporcionará información sobre el progreso de su hijo. Para iniciar sesión en Schoolbrains, siga las instrucciones a continuación:

Inicie sesión en con la información que se envió a casa con un nombre de usuario y una contraseña.

Las pruebas de ACCESS 2.0 están llegando justo después de las vacaciones. Esta es una prueba para estudiantes ELL solamente; Mide el nivel de dominio del idioma inglés del estudiante; Los resultados se reportan como niveles de WIDA. En pocas palabras, hay 6 niveles de WIDA, nivel 1 que indica que el estudiante es un no-angloparlante, y el nivel 6 que indica que la habilidad del estudiante del inglés es igual a un hablante nativo. Esta prueba es muy importante ya que es un factor para determinar si un estudiante continúa recibiendo servicios de ELL o sale del programa.

Por favor, ayude a su hijo a hacer lo mejor posible asegurándose de que él / ella duerma lo suficiente, come bien y hace ejercicio durante la ventana de la prueba. Por supuesto, estas cosas son importantes durante todo el año!


ELEMENTAL DE MCGLYNN: Jueves, 5 de enero – Jueves, 19 de enero
ROBERTS: Lunes 9 de enero – Miércoles 25 de enero
MHS: Lunes 9 de enero – Jueves, 19 de enero
MCGLYNN MIDDLE: Lunes, 23 de enero – Jueves, 2 de febrero
COLUMBUS: Lunes 23 de Enero – Jueves 2 de Febrero
BROOKS: Lunes, 30 de enero – martes 7 de febrero

Esperamos un 2017 productivo. Es un placer trabajar con usted y sus hijos a medida que tratamos de traer la paz y la unidad en nuestra comunidad. Vemos la diversidad en nuestro sistema escolar como un tesoro. Gracias por compartir sus hijos con nosotros.
Que tus vacaciones se llenen de amor y alegría.


Leslie H. Trotta
Director del Departamento de ELL

Tháng mười hai năm 2016

cha mẹ ELL mến và người giám hộ,

Chúng tôi đã có một mùa thu tuyệt vời trong các Trường Công Medford. Con của bạn đang có trong tay tuyệt vời của chuyên môn, giáo viên ELL từ bi khắp thành phố. Chúng tôi may mắn có được một số nhân viên tốt nhất xung quanh.

Trong vài năm qua, chúng tôi đã tổ chức một đêm Chánh ELL và bữa Chánh ELL tại mỗi trường. Năm nay chúng tôi quyết định gửi một lá thư với hy vọng đạt hơn của bạn.

Để tìm hiểu thông tin về các trường học của chúng tôi, hãy nhìn vào các trang web của Trường Công Medford –

Phần lớn các thông tin về các trang web có thể được dịch bằng cách chọn ngôn ngữ mẹ đẻ

Powered by Dịch – điều này nằm ở phía bên tay phải của trang.

Đối với cha mẹ, người giám hộ của học sinh ở trường trung học McGlynn và High School Medford, bạn có thể nhận được thông tin về con của bạn trong hệ thống thông tin Sinh viên – Schoolbrains. Điều này sẽ cung cấp cho bạn thông tin về sự tiến bộ của con em. Để đăng nhập vào Schoolbrains, hãy làm theo các hướng dẫn dưới đây:

Đăng nhập vào với các thông tin đã được gửi về nhà với một tên người dùng và mật khẩu.

TRUY CẬP thử nghiệm 2.0 là đến ngay sau kỳ nghỉ. Đây là một thử nghiệm cho học sinh ELL chỉ; nó đo trình độ tiếng Anh thành thạo ngôn ngữ của học sinh; Kết quả được báo cáo là mức WIDA. Tóm lại, có 6 cấp độ WIDA, Level 1 cho biết học sinh là một diễn giả không phải tiếng Anh, và độ 6 cho thấy trình độ tiếng Anh của học sinh bằng một người bản xứ. Thử nghiệm này là rất quan trọng vì nó là một yếu tố trong việc xác định xem một học sinh tiếp tục nhận được các dịch vụ ELL hoặc thoát khỏi chương trình.

Xin hãy giúp con bạn làm ông / tốt nhất của mình bằng cách đảm bảo rằng anh / cô ấy được ngủ đủ giấc, ăn tốt, và được một số bài tập cho kỳ thi. Tất nhiên, những điều này là quan trọng cả năm dài!


McGlynn ELEMENTARY: Thứ 5 Tháng một 5 – Thứ 5 Tháng 1 19
ROBERTS: Thứ 2 Tháng 1 9 – Thứ 4 Tháng một 25
MHS: Thứ 2 Tháng 1 9 – Thứ 5 Tháng 1 19
McGlynn MIDDLE: Thứ 2 tháng 1 23 – Thứ 5 Tháng hai 2
COLUMBUS: Thứ 2 Tháng 1 23 – Thứ 5 Tháng 2 2
BROOKS: Thứ 2 Tháng 1 30 – Thứ ba Tháng Hai 7

Chúng tôi mong được một suất vào năm 2017. Đó là niềm vui của chúng tôi để làm việc với bạn và con của bạn như chúng tôi cố gắng để mang lại hòa bình và đoàn kết trong cộng đồng của chúng tôi. Chúng ta thấy sự đa dạng trong hệ thống trường học của chúng tôi như một báu vật. Cảm ơn bạn đã chia sẻ con bạn với chúng tôi.
Có thể ngày lễ của bạn tràn đầy tình yêu và niềm vui.


Leslie H. Trotta
Vụ trưởng Vụ ELL

ديسمبر، 2016

أولياء أمور وأوصياء الطلاب المتعلمين للغة الإنجليزية الأفاضل،

لقد حظينا بفصل خريف رائع في مدارس ميدفورد العامة. إن أطفالكم في أيدٍ أمينة لمعلمين محترفين، وراعين للطلاب المتعلمين للغة الإنجليزية ELL عبر المدينة. إننا سعيدون بإقتنائنا لبعض أفضل الكوادر المهنية من خيرة الموظفين بالمكان.

في السنوات القليلة الماضية قمنا بإستضافة ليلة خاصة بأولياء أمور الطلاب المتعلمين للغة الإنجليزية ELL، ومناسبات إفطار خاصة بأولياء أمور الطلاب المتعلمين للغة الإنجليزية ELL في كل مدرسة. لقد قررنا هذا العام أن نقوم بإرسال خطاب آملين أن نصل إلى شريحة عددية أكبر منكم.

للعثور على معلومات حول مدارسنا، برجاء الإطلاع على الموقع الإلكتروني الخاص بمدارس ميدفورد العامة –

يمكن ترجمة العديد من المعلومات المتواجدة على الموقع الإلكتروني عن طريق إختيار اللغة الأم

مشغل بواسطة الترجمة الخاصة بجوجل Translate – يقع هذا في الجانب الأيمن من الصفحة.

بالنسبة لأولياء الأمور ولأوصياء الطلبة في مدرسة مكجلين الإعدادية McGlynn Middle School ومدرسة ميدفورد الثانوية Medford High School، بإمكانكم الحصول على معلومات حول طفلكم في نظام معلومات الطلاب – Schoolbrains. سوف يمنحكم هذا النظام معلومات حول مدى التقدم الخاص بطفلكم. من أجل تسجيل الدخول في نظام Schoolbrains، برجاء إتباع الإرشادات أدناه:

قوموا بتسجيل الدخول على الرابط بواسطة المعلومات التى تم إرسالها إلى المنزل مع إسم المستخدم وكلمة السر.

يأتي إختبار ACCESS 2.0 بعد العطلة مباشرةً. إنه إختبار مخصص فقط للطلاب المتعلمين للغة الإنجليزية ELL؛ إنه يقيس مستوى طلاقة اللغة الإنجليزية للطالب؛ ويتم إبلاغ النتائج بناءً على مستويات WIDA. بإختصار، توجد هناك 6 مستويات خاصة بـ WIDA، يشير المستوى 1 إلى أن الطالب غير متحدث للغة الإنجليزية، ويشير المستوى 6 إلى أن مستوى طلاقة الطالب في اللغة الإنجليزية تماثل متحدث أصلي للغة الأم. إن هذا الإختبار هام جداً حيث أنه يعتبر عامل لتحديد سواء ما كان الطالب سيواصل تلقي خدمات متعلمي اللغة الإنجليزية ELL أو يقوم بالخروج من البرنامج.

من فضلكم ساعدوا طفلكم في أن يبذل/ تبذل قصارى جهده/ جهدها عن طريق التأكد من حصوله/ حصولها على نوم كاف، تناول طعاماً جيداً، وممارسة بعض الأنشطة الرياضية أثناء الفترة الخاصة بالإختبارات. وبالتأكيد، إن تلك الأمور مهمة أيضاً طوال العام!

جدول إختبار ACCESS 2.0 لعام 2017

مدرسة مكجلين الإبتدائية MCGLYNN ELEMENTARY: الخميس، 5 يناير – الخميس، 19 يناير

مدرسة روبرتس ROBERTS: الإثنين، 9 يناير – الأربعاء، 25 يناير

مدرسة ميدفورد الثانوية MHS: الإثنين، 9 يناير – الخميس، 19 يناير

مدرسة مكجلين الإعدادية MCGLYNN MIDDLE: الإثنين، 23 يناير – الخميس، 2 فبراير

مدرسة كولومبس COLOMBUS: الإثنين، 23 يناير – الخميس، 2 فبراير

مدرسة بروكس BROOKS: الإثنين، 30 يناير – الثلاثاء، 7 فبراير

إننا نتطلع إلى عام 2017 منتج ومثمر. إنه لمن دواعي سرورنا العمل معكم ومع أطفالكم بينما نسعى لإحداث وتحقيق السلام والوحدة في مجتمعنا. إننا نرى التنوع والإختلاف في النظام الخاص بمدرستنا وكأنه كنز وثروة عظيمة. شكراً لمشاركة أطفالكم معنا.

عسى أن تكون عطلاتكم مليئة بالحب والسعادة.

مع أفضل التمنيات،

ليزلي هـ. تروتا Leslie H. Trotta
مدير قسم متعلمي اللغة الإنجليزية

School Year 2016-17 Bus Routes- Updated Jan. 11

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
  1. Please be 10 minutes early to your morning pickup location. Buses tend to run a little behind the first days of school and will settle into a timely routine in 2-3 weeks.
  2. Afternoon runs tend to run behind as well the first 2-3 weeks.
  3. Be respectful of the personal property that abuts the bus stop.
  4. No “boom boxes” will be allowed on the buses.
  5. If transporting musical instruments on the bus, check with the driver as to where they should be placed. Space is tight as each bus has a large number of riders.
  6. Bus riders in grades kindergarten through second grade must be met by a parent/guardian/or designated other. If not, they will be returned to school and must be picked up there.
  7. Bus riders in grades kindergarten through second grade will be provided (at school) a bus tag that must remain on their backpack for the duration of the school year.
  8. Please see your school’s handbook for bus riding rules.
  9. Only student bus riders may board the bus. Parents/guardians/designated others must wait curbside.

Questions? Please email

Thank you!

– Medford Public Schools

School Year 2016-17 Bus Routes
As of Jan. 11, 2017

Starting times are indicated for the first stop of each bus route. Plan on roughly 5 minutes between every stop on the route.

2016-17 School Calendar- Updated Dec. 13

Monday, August 8th, 2016

School Holidays

The following is a list of NO SCHOOL DAYS this year:

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 – Columbus Day
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2016 – Election Day/Professional Development Day for Teachers/Staff
  • Friday, November 11, 2016 – Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25, 2016 – Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Monday, December 26 – January 2, 2017 – Winter Recess (school resumes January 3, 2017)
  • Monday, January 16, 2017 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 20 – 24, 2017 – Winter Vacation (school resumes Monday, February 27, 2017)
  • Friday, April 14, 2017 – Good Friday
  • Monday, April 17 – 21, 2017 – Spring Vacation (school resumes Monday, April 24, 2017)
  • Monday, May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day

Tentatively, the last scheduled day of school, including (5) snow days, would be June 21, 2017.

Elementary Schools are in session from 8:40 AM – 2:35 PM

Middle Schools are in session from 8:00 AM – 2:20 PM

Medford High School is in session from 7:40 AM – 2:18 PM

Medford Vocational Technical High School is in session from 7:40 AM – 2:18 PM

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Registration Open for the 2016-17 Before-School Program

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Medford Public Schools
Before-School Program

2016-2017 Registration

Please bring completed registration form (download PDF here) to the Assistant Superintendent’s office at Medford High School.

Hours: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday

The Medford Public Schools’ Before-School Program is available to assist working parents & guardians with early drop off for students in grades K-5 at the four elementary schools. The program runs from 7:30 AM until the start of the school day.

Enrollment is offered on a first come, first served basis.

  • $123.60 per month for 5 days a week
  • $92.70 per month for 3 days a week

Register for the 2016-17 After School Program

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Online Payment Introduction Letter

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Thank you for registering with the Medford Public Schools (MPS) in the afterschool program.

We are pleased to offer you a convenient online method to enroll in a payment plan with FACTS Management Company. This letter pertains to all families who are not receiving state vouchers.

Go to FACTS to set up a payment plan by July 1, 2016:

To begin, simply type the Online Access address into the address bar of your internet browser. After registering you can sign-in: click on the Set up a Payment Plan link for your child’s program at MPS. If you are a returning FACTS family, see the information provided.

At signup, families choose the day of the month convenient for budgeting. Families must set up their monthly payment plan by July 1 to select either a 5th of the month payment date beginning in August or a 20th of the month payment date beginning in August. Initial preregistration will not be completed until a payment date is set up. (Reminder: Your yearly Enrollment Contract for School Year 2016-17 is due at the afterschool office by August 20. Afterschool starts on the first day of school, August 30, for children in Grades 1-5 and September 7, the first day of school for kindergarten children). If you enroll after July 1, you may jeopardize your afterschool slot and payments will be spread over fewer months resulting in higher monthly payments. Tuition amounts will be posted shortly after you register. You will receive an email once your tuition costs for the 2016-2017 School Year have been posted to your FACTS account. If you have questions regarding tuition, please contact Cheryl Alpers at the afterschool office.

Cheryl Alpers


We are excited to offer this tuition payment system! If you do not have a computer, or access to a computer, contact the Afterschool Office.

Letter to Returning Families

Happy Spring! Afterschool enrollment for School Year 2016-17 for new afterschool families begins April 4, 2016. If you are signing up for afterschool remember to return the enclosed Pre-registration form along with the required registration payment of $50 (families receiving vouchers do not pay a fee). No FAXES or emails will be accepted. For further assistance contact Cheryl Alpers at 781-393-2102. Paperwork can be mailed or dropped off at the afterschool office, 489 Winthrop Street.

  • Do I need to pay a new registration fee? All families are now required to pay a yearly $50 non-refundable registration fee if your child(ren) will be enrolled in one or more of the following Medford Public Schools programs: Before School, After School, McGlynn Preschool, Kids’ Corner, Make Way for Kids, or MEEP. You will need to pay the $50 fee for each program at the time of registration but your first payment will be credited if you enroll in more than one Medford Public Schools program. Note: Afterschool families receiving vouchers do not pay a registration fee.
  • Do I pay a deposit? Deposits will only be required if a family has a voucher. The deposit will be due by August 20 along with an eligible voucher.
  • How will I pay my monthly tuition payments? All tuition payments for families not receiving a voucher will be made using FACTS Tuition Online Payments (see attached letter).
  • What are all the Enrollment Steps for families not receiving vouchers? The process will be as follows: (1) Return Pre-registration form along with a check or money order for $50. (2.) Register with FACTS (if you do not have a voucher) by July 1, 2016 and determine payment date. If you already have a customer number you will keep that number. (3.) Make your first payment for August/ September’s tuition by August 20, 2016. (4.) Return your Enrollment Contract for School Year 2016-17 by August 20, 2016. The Enrollment Contract for School Year 2016-17 will be on the Medford Public Schools website beginning the week of July 5 and mailed/emailed beginning the week of August 1. The Enrollment Contract can be scanned, mailed or FAXED (781-393-2123) to the Afterschool Office.
  • What are all the Enrollment Steps for families receiving vouchers? The process will be as follows: (1) Return Pre-registration form. (2) Confirm by August 20 that the Afterschool Office has a current voucher on file for the start of School Year 2016-17. (3) Pay invoice (minimum payment: deposit plus one week’s tuition). (4.) Return your Enrollment Contract for School Year 2016-17 by August 20, 2016. The Enrollment Contract for School Year 2016-17 will be on the Medford Public Schools website beginning the week of July 5 and mailed/emailed along with an invoice beginning the week of August 1. The Enrollment Contract can be scanned, mailed or FAXED (781-393-2123) to the afterschool office. Please note that we will no longer accept cash or personal checks. Payment must be in the form of a bank check or money order. If you wish to do online payments, please contact Cheryl Alpers (781-393-2102).
  • What if I want to add/change days after I register? Unless there are extenuating circumstances, e.g., family member loses a job, families may make a schedule change effective October 1. (The adding of days is based on program availability.) All requests must be in writing (email is acceptable). Note procedure: We now require a two-week written notice to drop days with schedule changes only going into effect the first of the month. October 1 is the first month of allowable schedule changes.
  • When does afterschool start? Afterschool starts on August 30, the first day of school for children in Grades 1-5. Afterschool starts on September 7, the first day of school for children entering kindergarten.

Financial Assistance remains limited. If you are interested in a scholarship please contact Cheryl Alpers at 781-393-2102 or

Thank you for following these guidelines. Your pre-registration is official when paperwork and payment is returned and you have completed the FACTS registration process by July 1.

2016-17 Afterschool Program Registration Form

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Ongoing Textile Recycling Fundraiser

Friday, September 18th, 2015
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