As the 2016-2017 school year comes to a close, I’m guessing that we are all looking forward to a summer break. I hope you will each have ample opportunity to spend time with family and friends, travel, or simply spend some quiet time by the water with a good book. Most of all, I hope we can find the courage to unplug from our computers and phones and slow the pace of our lives down just a bit. (Relaxing by the ocean or hiking in the mountains does wonders in this regard!)
While we have accomplished much this year, I suspect we may remember the past ten months for the many challenges that we faced as a district. Whether we consider the loss of a beloved colleague, an incredibly divisive election, an online racial incident, a federal investigation, or one of our students being seriously injured on a school drive, our attention—and that of our community—has often been focused on difficult topics. Through each of these challenges, however, I have been so proud of how our team has responded, affirming that our core values are, in fact, practiced values.
As you finish your final grading and pack your materials for the summer, please know how much your outstanding work is valued by our entire community. It remains my great honor to serve with such outstanding colleagues. Please enjoy a safe and restful summer and I look forward to welcoming you back in August.
06/20/17 – Last Day of School for Students
06/20/17 – SC Meeting – 6:30 pm – Town Hall
06/21/17 – Last Day of School for Teachers
Baby News: Congrats to Sherry Ly (WHS Speech and Language Therapist) on the birth of her daughter, Adelaide, on May 26, 2017.
Congratulations to Hardy School Custodian Fred Lavoie for 30 years of service in Wellesley!!!
WCCC After School Care Proposal – Feedback Requested
The WCCC After School Program is considering offering WPS Faculty and Staff only for the 2017/18 school year a one day/week childcare option to accommodate Wednesday early release days.
The proposal is for after school coverage on Wednesdays only, from 12:00-3:30 pm (typically families must pick up at 3:00 but this has been extended by 30 minutes to allow for travel time). The proposal would also include two extra “blocks” per month. A “block” of time is a 3-hour period that can be used on any day during that month as long as enrollment at the site allows for it. This could provide time for meetings or just simply to take advantage of having care to catch up on work. The cost would be $308.00 per month.
Please email WCCC Program Director Shawn Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org with feedback on whether you have an interest in such a program. Please reply by June 20, 2017.
Affordable Housing Lottery
Please click here for information on seven rental units available on a lottery basis at 978 Worcester Street. There is a local preference component which increases the odds of receiving the unit if you work for the Town or the School Department. The application deadline is July 5, 2017.
Insurance Benefits Information
Health and Dental Insurance Benefits information is handled by the Town Hall Benefits Office. Inquiries should be directed to Joanne Liburd at JLiburd or by calling 781-431-1019 extension 2244.
WPS Internal Job Postings on District Website
Please be aware that we added a new feature called “Internal Job Postings” under the Faculty tab of the District’s website. We will post all of our internal jobs under this website tab. Therefore, you will no longer see internal job postings in the bulletin. This new way of posting will allow us to post internal positions any day of the week.