Message from Superintendent Greer: June 28, 2022

Message from Superintendent Greer: June 28, 2022
Posted on 06/28/2022

Greetings CPS Community!

 

Happy last week of school!

 

As I reflect on the year, I am pleased with the work that has been done this school year especially with us continuing to navigate the impact of COVID. It has been a pleasure to honor all of our 8th graders who are moving on to high school. The 8th grade class has had one of the most unique middle school experiences. We are proud of all of their accomplishments and the way they have modeled resilience and determination.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet for me; it culminates the ending of one phase of our journey together and marks a period of planning and preparation for the next phase of our journey to educate our young people.

 

To that end, at tomorrow’s Special Meeting of the School Committee, I will officially announce my appointment of the Chief of Academics and Schools and the Chief Talent Officer and the School Committee will vote to approve my recommendation for the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services. These are exciting times for CPS and the overall Cambridge community with welcoming new members of the CPS team and a new City Manager. I am excited about the evolution and growth of our schools and community.

 

This will be my last weekly Monday newsletter for the school year. We will pick back up in September, but please keep an eye out for some summer communications at the end of July and through August.

 

Thank you for a wonderful school year. I hope you have a restful and safe summer!

 

Make it Great!

 

Dr. Victoria L. Greer
  


Summer Reading 2022

Summer Reading activities and resources are now available!

Summer reading is an important part of reducing summer learning loss, providing a foundation for student success, and instilling a joy of reading. This summer, to improve access to summer reading books, CPS will provide books for students that will be distributed at their schools. Students in grades JK-7 will receive books that include fiction and informational, culturally relevant texts that reflect students’ interests, spark imagination, and keep them on their path to becoming lifelong readers.

To learn more, visit Summer Reading 2022.
 


Summer Contact List

 

We have put together a quick list of contacts for the summer while our school buildings are closed.
 


ParentSquare Coming in August!

Just a reminder to keep an eye out for more information on ParentSquare over the summer! 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 in August to register and download the free ParentSquare app! As we approach the launch, we will share resources to help you use the new platform. Staff will be available to answer questions.

 

Interested to learn more now? Visit our website!
 


Fall 2022 Sports Registration

 

Registration for Fall Athletics is open and will close on Tuesday, August 16.

  • For a registration checklist, click here.

To register for fall sports, click here.
 


Caught Doing Good

The Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, the Design Lab, and the Math Department teamed up this spring to engage K - 5 educators in a Design Challenge focused on the question: How might we disrupt racial inequity in elementary math classrooms and the related systems?

 

Equity Lab participants from our 12 elementary schools have been meeting since March. Participants came up with a problem related to racial inequity and math identity and achievement, and crafted a design question aligned with that problem. In April and May, Equity Lab members designed and tried out a prototype connected to the problem they identified. Earlier this month, Equity Lab members shared their prototypes, reflections, and learning with math coaches, school leaders, and other educators in a conversation about math and equity.

 

 

Read more about the Math Equity Lab's exciting work at the Elementary Math Equity Lab website.
 

School Calendar

CPS 2022-23 School Calendar

 

Last Day of School-Early Release for All Grades

  • Wednesday, June 29

In Case You Missed It: Key Resources

2022-23 JK/K Registration: The lottery is closed for the 2022-23 school year; If you are interested in registering your child, visit our registration webpage for more information.

June Lunch Menu: Week 5 (June 27-29): Chef's Choice


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