NO SCHOOL Wednesday, March 14

 Posted by on March 13, 2018
Mar 132018
 

Due to the continuing snowstorm, all Quincy Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, March 14.  All extracurricular activities and building rentals are also cancelled.  The Quincy Public Schools offices at the Coddington Building will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Mar 092018
 

Quincy Public Schools offers a variety of educational experiences appropriate to the needs of all students, including those who are gifted learners.  Our Elementary Laboratory Center (ELC) gives identified gifted Grade 5 students an enrichment program designed to broaden and deepen their academic experience.  The ELC program is held at the Point Webster Middle School and students are transported from their elementary schools to Point Webster one day each week.

The identification and screening process was reviewed at School Committee’s Teaching and Learning Subcommittee on January 27, 2016.  Click here for the full presentation.

For current Grade 4 students, a letter describing the screening process will be sent to all families in mid-February.  Click here to review the 2018 parent letter.  The letter to students identified to participate in the screening process will be mailed on March 9, 2018.  Screening assessments for all identified students will be administered on March 20 and 27, 2018.   Screening result letters will be mailed out to families in April 2018.

For current Quincy Public Schools Grade 5 students who will enter Grade 6 in 2018-19 and did not attend the Elementary Laboratory Center (ELC) in Grade 5, but wish to be considered to enter the Advanced Placement Center (APC) at Central Middle School, there is an process to follow to request re-evaluation.   Students requesting a re-evaluation must meet the following criteria:  Two Exceeding Expectations scores on their most recent English Language Arts and Mathematics MCAS.  Students meeting the above criteria may request a re-evaluation by clicking here.  Screening assessments for qualified students will be held on April 3 and April 10, 2018.

Private school students who may be eligible for the APC program for grade 6 may request an evaluation if they meet the following criteria: Documented evidence of scores at or above the 95thpercentile on standardized assessments such as the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), Stanford Achievement Test (SAT 10), or the Terra Nova.  Students meeting the above criteria will have the opportunity to may request an evaluation by clicking here.  Screening assessments for qualified students will be held on April 3 and April 10, 2018.

If you have questions regarding the ELC program for Grade 5 students, please contact Erin Perkins at erinperkins@quincypublicschools.com or 617.984.8743.  For questions regarding the APC program for Grade 6, please contact Madeline Roy at madelineroy@quincypublicschools.com or 617.984.8760.

No School – March 8th 2018

 Posted by on March 8, 2018
Mar 082018
 

Due to the inclement weather there will be no school for all Quincy Public Schools today March 8th.

Mar 042018
 

It has been a very long weekend for many residents in the city and the city workers who have been so responsive to those impacted by the storm. While the city continues restoration efforts, all Quincy Public Schools will reopen on Monday, March 5. Students who are unable to attend school due to the effects of the storm will have their absences excused.

NO SCHOOL Friday, March 2, 2018

 Posted by on March 2, 2018
Mar 022018
 

As our city is expecting significant rainfall and high tide today, there will be no school on Friday, March 2.  With the likelihood of coastal and low lying areas flooding, there are concerns about transportation and the safety of our students who walk to and from school.

The Quincy Public Schools administrative offices will be open on Friday and we are coordinating with the Mayor’s Office, the Public Buildings, Public Works, and Parks Departments in prepaing for the impact of this storm.

No School – March 2nd 2018

 Posted by on March 1, 2018
Mar 012018
 

Quincy is expecting significant rainfall and high tide tomorrow March 2nd. Due to the likelihood of coastal and low lying area flooding difficulty with transportation and the safety of our students who walk to and from school the Quincy Public Schools is coordinating with our cities preparation for the impact of this storm. Therefore there will be no school for all schools in Quincy tomorrow, March 2nd.