On Mondays through Fridays between 8AM and 1PM, over 140 students from both North Quincy and Quincy High School, were hard at work in the classroom this summer. The program was made up of students either looking to recover a few credits to get themselves back on track for the school year or prepare for the SAT to push their score higher and higher. We’re extremely proud of the commitment and work ethic students have showcased on a daily basis.
All Quincy Public Schools elementary and middle school offices are closed for the summer and will re-open on Monday, August 28. For new students, please call your elementary or middle school office to make an appointment to register for school after August 28.
North Quincy High School and Quincy High School are open for registration throughout July and August. Office hours are 8:00 am to 2:30 p.m. daily.
For students whose first language is not English, please contact Central Registration (617-376-3383) beginning August 14 to schedule an appointment.
For additional information about registration or to obtain elementary or middle school records before August 28, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 617.984.8701.
I am pleased to let you know that I have appointed Margaret MacNeil as the new Principal of the Parker Elementary School. Margaret brings over 20 years of Quincy Public Schools experience to this new position, most recently as Principal of the Snug Harbor Community School for the last four years. Margaret’s leadership of the Snug Harbor Reset initiative led to impressive gains in student achievement and I look forward to her collaboration with the Parker Elementary staff in sustaining and expanding student achievement there. In addition, Margaret’s background in Special Education and management of the citywide CARES and LDC programs at Snug Harbor will be invaluable as the STARS program transitions to Parker for this school year.
I am also pleased to announce that I have appointed Michael Marani as Acting Principal of the Snug Harbor Community School. Mike has been Assistant Principal at Snug Harbor for four years and prior to that, was a Math Teacher at Point Webster Middle School. In addition, Mike has been the citywide Extended Day Program Coordinator, working with principals and assistant principals on summer programs and school year afternoon and weekend extracurricular programming. Mike’s mathematics background was instrumental in the success of the Reset initiative at Snug Harbor and his leadership will continue the collaboration with Snug Harbor staff on providing differentiated educational opportunities for all students.
Superintendent Richard DeCristofaro, Ed.D.
Over 70 Snug Harbor students entering grades 1 through 5 have the morning each day, Monday through Thursday, to engage in high quality, hands-on learning opportunities. All with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) theme! Students are building roller coasters, tunnels, bridges, wind flyers, and much more. We’re so proud of the positive attitude and enthusiasm all of the students bring each day to Snug Summer!
On Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30AM to 11:30AM approximately 50 students are taking the time to focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking. Additionally, students are working on developing their math skills. This is all done through the i-Ready online instructional program which provides personalized targeted instruction for each individual student. The online component is supplemented with interactive activities that include games, theater, and more! The program is made up of QPS students entering 7th and 8th grade and they’ll continue participating until it’s conclusion on July 27th.
The Quincy School Committee has a policy of granting Open Enrollment on a space-available basis. When making the decision to admit open enrollment students, the Superintendent must consider the capacity of the school building to accommodate Open Enrollment students both for the present school year and future years. To be eligible for Open Enrollment, students must be Quincy residents.
All Open Enrollment requests must be submitted via the online request system at www.quincypublicschools.com beginning at noon on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. After completing the form, you will receive a message that your request has been successfully submitted.
Open Enrollment Procedure:
- Student names are placed on school lists in the order in which they are received.
- Brothers and sisters of students already enrolled in a school under the Open Enrollment Policy will be given preference for that school, as long as the older student will still be enrolled there when the younger student starts school.
- Open Enrollment decisions are made at the end of the school year, when enrollment projections for 2018-2019 are available.
- Notification letters are mailed to families no later than mid-July.
- Please update Quincy Public Schools of any change in circumstances (for example, choosing to attend your home school, moving within Quincy, moving to a different town.) Please email to email@example.com or call 617.984.8702.
Kindergarten Parents may request Open Enrollment beginning on September 6, 2017, but must also register students at their home school in March 2018. (Students who are already enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten at the Della Chiesa Early Childhood Center or the Snug Harbor Community School do not have to register again.)
Kindergarten registration will begin in March 2018; check our website at www.quincypublicschools.com for more information as the date approaches. Your child will also be screened at their home school in May 2018. Should your child be granted Open Enrollment, all records will be transferred to their new school.