SCHOOL REOPENING INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Dr. Cabral's School Year Newsletters
October 2020 Newsletter
November 2020 Newsletter
December 2020 Newsletter
Adopt a Senior - Class of 2021
Free Breakfast and Lunch Program
Please note changes to the Grab & Go Meal Program:
Meals are available for pick up on Tuesdays April 6th and 13th at Oliver Ames High School (100 Lothrop Street) from 10AM-11:30AM. Easton Public Schools is offering Grab and Go meals for all children age 18 and under (Regardless of Free & Reduced lunch eligibility), including children who may not be enrolled in any of the Easton Public Schools. Prepackaged Breakfasts and Lunches will be available for 5 days on these two dates. With the return of students to school, Free breakfasts and lunches are now offered to students during the school day every day and the program is approved through June 2021. Stay tuned for more Information on access to the program for remote learners after April vacation. If you need further information contact Marilyn Gordon, School Business Manager, 508-230-3200 x213 or email@example.com.
Remote Students Lunch Survey (April 2, 2021)
Beginning on Monday, April 26, 2021 most EPS students will be back in school. The FREE Breakfast and Lunch Program will now be available to those students during the school day. We would like to offer REMOTE students access to this program as well. It will probably be offered one day per week for pickup.
The survey will be open until Monday, April 5
School Committee Approves Following Plans:
Outdoor Jazz Band
Extra Curricular Music
Physical Education, Health & Wellness
COVID 19 Plan for Athletics - OA
COVID 19 Plan for Athletics - EMS
Athletic Plan & COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Winter 20-21
OA Fitness Center Guidelines - Staff Usage
OA Fitness Center Guidelines After-School Strength and Fitness Programs
OA Fitness Center Guidelines - Physical Education
EMS Fitness Center Guidelines - Wellness
Athletics Plan & COVID-19 Safety Protocols for
Winter 2020-2021 (Wedge Season)
COVID-19 INFORMATION & RESOURCES:
Face Coverings Guidelines
School Committee Adopts Face Coverings Policy EBCFA
Easton Public Schools
Dr. Lisha Cabral, Superintendent
50 Oliver St.
North Easton, MA 02356
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Contact: Leah Comins
Easton Public Schools Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Blanche A. Ames Elementary School
The Easton Public Schools held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Blanche A. Ames Elementary School on Friday, April 9. Representatives from the project team, schools and town, as well as several elected officials, were in attendance. (Photo courtesy Easton Public Schools)
EASTON -- Superintendent Lisha Cabral and School Planning Committee Chair Jane Martin are pleased to announce that a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Blanche A. Ames Elementary School was held Friday, April 9.
The full ceremony, recorded by Easton Community Access Television, can be viewed here.
"I'm incredibly, incredibly grateful to everybody who has contributed to this project so far," Martin said. "We are so fortunate to live in a state where our elected leaders and the governance that's in place strongly support progressive education, and that support comes through today really clearly in terms of this project."
Martin opened the ceremony by thanking the Massachusetts School Building Authority; the town committees, community members and educators who have been involved in the process; the project team; and town leadership.
Superintendent Cabral gave a brief history of Blanche A. Ames, including her architectural skills, inventions, suffragette efforts, botanical research and her drawings of orchids.
"We found Blanche Ames to be extraordinary, not only for her contributions to this town, but as a role model for our youngest learners," Superintendent Cabral said. "We're extremely proud to have this building named after a woman who was a suffragette fighting for women's rights; she was an architect, of Borderland Mansion; she was an inventor, everything from designing ways to keep turkeys from becoming diseased, to toilets, to anti-aircraft devices for the military. She was a talented botanical artist and certainly a leader well before her time. We are absolutely thrilled that our young people for a century now will have this beautiful building in her name."
She added, "Once you come to this building when it's completed, which we hope you will, you will see that it is absolutely developed in her honor -- spaces for creativity, innovation and civic possibilities, and exactly what I believe Blanche Ames would have wanted for our youngest citizens of Easton."
Additional remarks were given by Massachusetts School Building Authority Deputy Chief Executive Officer Jack McCarthy; Congressman Jake Auchincloss; State Rep. and Majority Leader Claire Cronin; State Auditor Suzanne Bump; State Sen. Walter Timilty; State Sen. Michael Brady; State Rep. Carol Doherty; Easton Select Board Chair Dottie Fulginiti; and Town Administrator Connor Read.
Parkview School Principal Samuel Cederbaum also gave remarks on behalf of the Pre-K-2 principals.
"This groundbreaking event symbolizes the years of planning, visioning and designing that have gone into making the Blanche Ames Ames Elementary School a reality," Cedarbaum said. "Thanks to the commitment from our community, Easton's youngest learners will now begin their educational journey in a state-of-the-art building designed just for them. From the colors, to the themes and the creatively designed spaces, our students will have a place to explore, play, innovate and learn."
Superintendent Cabral also recognized the members of the Easton School Committee; Assistant Superintendent Crissy Pruitt; Director of Operations David Twombly; Director of Finance Marilyn Gordon; Director of Student Services Theresa Skinner; and the Pre-K-2 administrative team, including Ann Weintrob, Thomas Higgins and Cederbaum.
Representatives from design company Perkins Eastman, project manager PMA Consultants and general contractor Brait Builders Corporation were also on hand.
"We are so indebted to [the taxpayers and community] for really being forward-thinking about the children of the future," Superintendent Cabral said. "Please know, that throughout the design process we had the community in mind. I think you will be very impressed at the sophistication of the designs in the way that they offer child-friendly spaces, but very generous community uses. We are excited to welcome the community into this building for many uses that, right now, we just haven't been able to do in our elementary schools. This will be a building for all residents of Easton."
Construction on the new building is currently scheduled to finish in October 2022.
Representatives from design company Perkins Eastman, project manager PMA Consultants and general contractor Brait Builders Corporation also attended the April 9 ceremony. (Photo courtesy Easton Public Schools)
Superintendent Lisha Cabral speaks in front of the construction site at the April 9 groundbreaking ceremony. (Photo courtesy Easton Public Schools)
Samuel Cederbaum (speaking), principal of the Parkview School, Moreau Hall Principal Thomas Higgins (right) and Center School Principal Ann Weintrob represent the Pre-K-2 administrative team at the April 9 ceremony. (Photo courtesy Easton Public Schools)
Easton Town Administrator Connor Read speaks at the April 9 ceremony. (Photo courtesy Easton Public Schools)
Construction on the Blanche A. Ames Elementary School has begun and is currently scheduled to finish in October 2022. (Photo courtesy Easton Public Schools)
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
School Choice for School Year 2021-2022:In accordance with Chapter 76 Section 12B of the General Laws, the Easton Public Schools School Committee will hold a PUBLIC HEARING for School Choice on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 5:00pm, via virtual meeting on Zoom. The link will be provided on the posted agenda which can be found on the Town of Easton website.
School Committee Approves
2021-2022 Program of Studies
Oliver Ames High School
Town of Easton
Blanch A. Ames Elementary School
Design & Construction Phase Update
October 2019 - April 2021
Congratulations Tatum Perry, Junior at OA who received the
National Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art Awards!
Note, only 1% in 300,000 place at the National level so this is quite an accomplishment for Tatum, well done!!!
Also, Congratulations to OA Art Teacher Kristyn Shea for receiving a National Silver Medal in Art Instruction!!
This marks the 9th National Medal OA students have received and the 9th that Kristyn Shea has received in instruction!!
2021-2022 School Calendar
Massachusetts Art Educators Association
High School Recognition Exhibit Awards:
Scholastic Art Awards 2021
Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022
Press Release Announcing
OA Principal, Wes Paul's Retirement
After 22 Years in the District
Click Here to Read the Article
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School Committee Meeting Schedule
Easton Public Schools Pay On Line
Pay Kindergarten, Preschool, and the PSAT Exam