Dear Sprague Families,

It was a busy week at Sprague!  

Thank you to those that were able to attend our A-CAT-emy Awards as Parent Paparazzi.  We enjoyed and appreciated your company and support.

The email communication sent from the Superintendent on Friday, March 6th at 5:18 pm regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) was extensive with many pertinent details and updates.  I encourage you to refer to his communication with those details.  Please know that I have included only excerpts from his communication here.

Plan for cleaning impacted buildings and buses 

The Facilities Management Department (FMD) is conducting deep cleaning and disinfecting at Upham and WMS. These buildings will remain closed throughout the weekend. FMD is applying a disinfectant specific for the COVID-19 virus using electrostatic dispenser guns. It should be noted that the custodians have already been using this equipment in all schools as we have employed enhanced cleaning techniques. In addition to our buildings, all school buses continue to be cleaned daily.

Resources for talking with children about COVID-19 

Concern over COVID-19 can make children and families anxious. We encourage parents and staff to use these resources and the Teaching Tolerance website when talking with our children about it. An important message is for children to know that adults at home and school are taking care of their health and safety. And, school and health officials are being especially careful to make sure as few people as possible get sick. Encourage children to reach out to a trusted adult if they have concerns. 

Moving Forward

We are planning for an on-time opening of all schools on Monday, March 9th. We will continue to track and trend illness in all of the schools. Anyone who is ill should remain at home and we ask that you please consult with your primary care physician if you have any questions or concerns about sending your child to school.

Anytime there is an outbreak of a virus or illness, it can be very unsettling for families and staff. Keeping everyone informed, safe and healthy remains our priority. This situation is evolving and we encourage everyone to monitor the Wellesley Health Department’s website for the latest information and any special instructions.  

Residents may also contact the Massachusetts Department of Public Health 24-hour emergency hotline at 617-983-6800.

Kindergarten Round Up (registration) Dates

  • Saturday, March 7th                  9:00 to 12:00 pm (snow date 3/14)    

  • Sprague Elementary School as the location

  • Registration is for children 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2020

  • Please bring registration forms and required documents

  • Please visit for additional information

Next Voting Day

  • Tuesday, March 17th

  • All day

  • Sprague Gym

  • Traffic/parking will be heavy on this day both morning and afternoon


Principal Coffee

  • Friday, March 20th

  • 7:45 – 8:30 am (new adjusted time)

  • Sprague Cafeteria


Open House


Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • Tuesday, March 31st  (dismissal at 12:00 pm)             

  • Wednesday, April 1st                

  • Wednesday, April 8th


MCAS Testing Dates

  • These standardized tests are for grades 3 -5 only

  • This first round of testing is for English Language Arts only

  • All students are expected to be present for testing on testing days

  • Grade 5 – April 2nd and 3rd

  • Grade 4 – April 6th and 7th

  • Grade 3 – April 14th and 16th

Please visit in order to join the weekly PTO Pulse, if you have not already done so.

Thank you for your support always!  



Sprague Reminders – March 7, 2020
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