I hope you each had a productive week. As part of the School Committee’s annual process to approve the next year’s calendar (SY2024-25), the Committee has been discussing the possibility of adopting more religious/cultural holidays in light of our community’s growing diversity and a desire to engender a greater feeling of inclusion and belonging among students, staff, and families. With this in mind, you’ll find a message in your inbox from earlier today with this same message and I encourage you to share your thoughts on this important topic with the School Committee at School_Committee@wellesleyps.org. These calendar options can be found at : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1PWye16iz3B2lNP-apbXMiPhDdYrHePYI . The School Committee will be meeting on Tuesday evening (12/19) next week to resume its deliberations on this important topic.
I also want to remind everyone of the policy already in place to provide both sensitivity and work flexibility to students on days of religious and cultural significance: http://z2policy.ctspublish.com/masc/browse/wellesleyset/wellesley/IMDA
Thanks for everything you do to support our students and have a great weekend everyone!
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Chief Jack Pilecki and the Wellesley Police Department with the support of Dr. David Lussier and the Wellesley Public Schools will be hosting the 3rd Annual Winter Holiday Blood Drive at Wellesley High School on December 28th during December break.
Blood is a perishable product and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. The need for blood is constant. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Sign up to donate today and help ensure that patients in local hospitals have a supply of blood ready and waiting before an emergency occurs. There’s no better feeling than knowing that your blood donation may give someone a second chance at life.
December 25th – January 1st December Break – Schools Closed
January 2 – School Reopens
January 15 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Schools and Offices Closed
February 19 – 23 – February Break
Human Relation 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 AskHR@Wellesleyps.org. 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.