Dear Colleagues,

I know the first two weeks of 2022 have been extremely challenging for our district with a number of student and staff absences.  I am grateful for everyone’s flexibility and collaboration as we have worked together to keep our schools open while navigating the latest COVID-19 surge.  Special thanks to our Nursing Department for its incredible efforts to support our students, families, and staff during this time. 

You each should be receiving additional KN95 masks to supplement the distribution you received on January 3rd.  We learned today that the state was able to have these masks tested by MIT over the past week and they were found to have a filtration efficiency rate of over 98 percent.

This week we also presented the Administration’s recommended FY23 Budget to the School Committee.  (The full document is on the District’s website.)  In the coming weeks, we will be fully engaged with the School Committee in vetting these proposals, which will ultimately go to Town Meeting at the end of March. 

Finally, I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend.  I also hope we each find time to reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  As educators working in public schools, we remain fully engaged in the civil rights movement as we aspire to move closer to the dream that Dr. King so eloquently described.  There is no more important work than the work of teachers, who are building the future each day.  Thank you for your commitment to this cause and enjoy the weekend. 

Best regards,

1/17/22 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No School
1/25/22 – School Committee Meeting – 6:30 pm
1/25/22 – School Committee Meeting – 6:30 pm
2/1/22 – School Committee Meeting (FY23 Budget Public Hearing) – 6:30 pm 


Condolences to Pam Rosenbloom (Bates Gr 2 Teacher) on the loss of her mother, Patricia Marazzo, on December 9, 2021; and to Marlene Schlesinger (PAWS Speech Pathologist) on the loss of her father, Larry Wacks, on January 1, 2022.

Pursue Initial Licensure for Principal/Assistant Principal or Supervisor/Director

A cohort-based program designed for working teachers and administrators, the Leadership Licensure Program provides rigorous academic and performance standards; extends continued support during the instructional program, the practicum, and the first year of employment as a school administrator; and offers additional weekend module focusing on the unique role of Guidance Director (optional).  Learn more hereApply now here.  $300 credit towards tuition if submitted on or before January 31, 2022.  This program is administered by the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association with Teachers21 providing curriculum and instruction. 

Earn your CAGS or M.Ed. (optional)  

Human Relations Services
The Human Relation Services (HRS) can help.  Wellesley Public Schools has contracted with HRS to provide up to ten free counseling visits for you and/or your family members.  This program is designed to help you deal with stresses of life and work –including personal and family issues, drug or alcohol problems, and job related tension.  It offers prevention and intervention to reduce these stresses and  improve coping skills.  

HRS is located at 11 Chapel Place in Wellesley and can be reached at 781-235-4950. This is a confidential service. Wellesley Public Schools is not aware of the names of employees or their family members who utilize this service. 

Do you have a question for the WPS Human Resources Department?  Email  The Human Resources Department is happy to assist you.  

 WPS Internal Job Postings on District Website
For all Internal Job Postings, please go to “Internal Job Postings” under the Faculty tab of the District’s website.   

Superintendent’s Bulletin

Superintendent’s Bulletin: 01/14/22
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