Message from Superintendent Greer: August 15, 2022

Message from Superintendent Greer: August 15, 2022
Posted on 08/15/2022

Greetings CPS Community!


I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather over the weekend! It won’t be long until the cool, crisp fall air is here.


The first day of school is just a few weeks away. It has been an exciting summer preparing for the new school year and moving the 2022-25 District Plan forward. Last week, the School Committee approved the District Plan Framework, which includes the four Strategic Objectives that will drive our work over the next three years. I encourage you to review the presentation for an overview.


We are excited to welcome our new teachers next week as well as our school leadership. All of our teachers will return on Tuesday, August 30. Please note that my convocation will be held on the 30th as well and will be livestreamed. Stay tuned for more details.


Please keep an eye out for some key communications on ParentSquare, Annual Forms, and COVID next week and the week of August 29th. Please be assured that we continue to monitor health data and collaborate with the Cambridge Public Health Department regarding any decisions related to our schools.


Make it Great!


Dr. Victoria L. Greer

Meet-and-Greet and Have a Sweet Treat!


Please join us for a meet-and-greet with some of our newest leaders, including members of the Executive Leadership Team and new Principals and Assistant Principals.

  • WHEN: Thursday, September 1 from 1 - 3PM
  • WHERE: Putnam Ave./MLK Courtyard- 102 Putnam Avenue

We look forward to seeing you!

ParentSquare Launch: One Week from Today!

We are just one week away from the launch of ParentSquare, our new communications tool! With ParentSquare, you will receive updates from your child’s school and us…right to the palm of your hand…in your preferred language! Look for an email on the morning of the 22nd to register. Interested to learn more now? Visit our website!

On Wednesday, August 24, keep an eye out for our Back-to-School/Annual Forms message.

First Day of School


The first day of school will be here before you know it!

  • Grades 1 - 12: Tuesday, September 6th
  • JK/K: Thursday, September 8th

We’ve missed our students and are excited to welcome them back very soon!

2022-23 District Calendar

The 2022-23 calendar has been finalized. To view the calendar and/or print it, click here. Please note that three additional professional days have been added. Schools will be closed for all students on:

  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (Election Day)
  • Tuesday, January 3, 2023
  • Monday, March 20, 2023

Connect with Us at an Upcoming Community Fair!

CPS and Mayor Siddiqui's office are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2022 Community Fairs, which are opportunities for CPS families to meet community partners, learn about community services, and access available resources.


Back-to-School Forms Help:
Wednesday, August 24 | 5 -7PM; Outside CRLS

Community Fairs:

  • Saturday, August 27 | 10 - 12PM; Outside CSUS/King Open
  • Saturday, September 10 | 10 - 12PM; Outside Peabody/RAUC

Visit for additional information. We hope to see you there!

Delivered to Your Home: At-Home Rapid Test for 1st Day of School

We are providing every student and staff member with an at-home rapid test for the first day of school on Tuesday, September 6 or Thursday, September 8. You will receive your test in the mail the week of August 29th! For more information, visit

Register for Fall Athletics...Deadline Tomorrow


Registration for Fall Athletics closes tomorrow.

  • For a registration checklist, click here.
  •  To register for fall sports, click here.


Meet Our New School Committee Student Representatives

We are delighted to introduce you to our 2022-23 School Committee Student Representatives, Grace Clemente and Adelina Escamilla-Salomon! We know you will both represent our students well and contribute a great deal to student voice. Congratulations!


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