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Dear Parents, Families, and Easton Community,

We are happy to welcome everyone back for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Our buildings are grounds are cleaned, our educators are prepped and ready, and the children are surely full of the back-to-school jitters and the excitement that comes with a leap to a new grade (or a new school!) Whether you are receiving information at home from your child’s teacher(s) or administrator or your child will be bringing it to you this week, you are undoubtedly being inundated with information, requests, policies/procedures, and calendars of dates and future commitments. Things go from zero to one hundred very quickly around here this time of year!

I will, therefore, keep my letter brief and only related to district-level key information.

  1. The first day for students in grades 1-12 is Thursday, August 29th. Kindergarten begins on September 3rd, and Pre-K on September 5th. Here is a link to the full 2019-2020 EPS Calendar. (It will be updated on the district website tomorrow).
  2. Please see the district website (http://www.easton.k12.ma.us/) under the “Parents” tab at the top for information regarding food service, buses, enrollment/registration, before and after school care, fees and tuitions, etc.
  3. The Massachusetts School Building Authority is currently working with Easton’s School Planning Committee on a potential elementary school project. Residents will be asked to participate in two votes regarding this project (Oct. 28th and Nov. 5th). Please see the project website (http://eastoneesproject.com ) for more information about these dates, the costs, designs, past and future meetings, and more. Two upcoming Community Forums (Oct. 7th and Oct. 22nd) will provide opportunities for questions and feedback. Forum information is also on the website.
  4. There are a number of road work projects taking place throughout Easton. In particular, there are two projects on route 138 and a sewer project on route 106 and Foundry Street. We have been working with Lucini Transportation to monitor the progress of the road work and have developed a communication plan to notify parents when buses are going to be extremely late.  We will utilize School Messenger (e-mail and phone calls) for this purpose. As with the opening of every school year, it’s going to take a few days for us to get into a consistent pick-up and drop-off pattern, and the traffic in these areas will compound potential delays. We ask for your patience during this work.  
  5. The DPW has posted road work updates on their website (https://www.easton.ma.us/departments/dpw/five_corners_sewer_project_phase_ii.php). We recommend that parents sign-up for these weekly construction updates to help you with your travel plans if you are dropping off or picking up your children.

If you have specific questions regarding your child, please contact their school. We look forward to working with you to support and educate your children this year. Every year is a big year, and we want every child/young adult to have the opportunities and challenges that are just right for them.  Thank you for your continued support of the Easton Public Schools.

Sincerely,

Superintendent Lisha Cabral


CANCELLATIONS:

  • Unless there is an extremely extraordinary circumstance, schools will always be cancelled together (ALL or NONE).
  • Notification will be sent to the emails and phone numbers on file (please update them if necessary). Local media will be contacted, and it will be posted online on our website and Twitter.
  • All afternoon and evening activities are also always cancelled unless further notification is sent to indicate otherwise.

DELAYS:

  • We only utilize two delays: one hour or two hours.
  • Notifications are sent in the same manner as cancellations (above).
  • Half day morning Pre-K and kindergarten are cancelled when there is a two hour delay. It is at parent discretion if half day morning Pre-K and kindergarten children attend when there is a one hour delay.

DISMISSALS:

  • Dismissals are rare.
  • Notifications are sent in the same manner as cancellations (above).
  • It is likely there will be significant bus delays in the event of dismissals to insure safe transportation. Please be patient.

**In all instances that school remains in session, parents must use their own discretion when determining whether to send their child(ren) to school if they have concerns about safety. 

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Superintendent
Dr. Lisha Cabral, Ed.D.
lcabral@easton.k12.ma.us
ph. 508-230-3200

Administrative Assistant to Superintendent
Lynn Souza
lsouza@easton.k12.ma.us

50 Oliver Street
North Easton, MA 02356-0359

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday:  8:00am - 3:30pm

School Vacations / Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday:  8:00am - 3:00pm



Per the new January 1st 2017 public records law, please contact our Records Access Officer,
Dr. Lisha Cabral, for all public records requests.
ph:508.230.3200