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2017-2018 Calendars for Review

 Posted by on January 26, 2017
Jan 262017
 

At the January 25, 2017 School Committee meeting, drafts of the 2017-2018 School Year Calendar and 2017-2018 School Committee meeting calendar were presented after having been reviewed at the Policy Subcommittee meeting on January 18, 2017.  These calendars are eligible to be voted on at the February 8, 2017 and are posted below for public review.  Please send any comments or concerns to be shared with School Committee to:  lauraowens@quincypublicschools.com.

DRAFT Calendar 17-18 DRAFT SC Meeting Calendar 17-18

Youth Employment Permits

 Posted by on January 24, 2017
Jan 242017
 

Employment permits (“working papers”) for 14-to-17 year-old students are issued through the North Quincy and Quincy High School main offices for both Quincy Public Schools students and Quincy residents who attend private schools.   High School Principals Shaw and Taglieri have been designated by Superintendent DeCristofaro to issue these permits.

To begin the application process, click here to download the form.   Bring the completed form and a student id, recent report card, or birth certificate to either high school main office between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm for review and processing.   The high school offices are open Monday through Friday during July and August, with the exception of Monday, July 4.

Employment permits will be issued within 48 hours of receipt of completed form and required documentation.

Quincy Public Schools Instant Alert

 Posted by on January 19, 2017
Jan 192017
 

Quincy Public Schools uses the Instant Alert system to let parents know about upcoming events, schedule changes, and school cancellations or delayed openings.  You can update your Instant Alert preferences at any time to receive notifications at different times of the day on your home phone, work phone, cell phone or via email or text.

Follow this link to update your Instant Alert account or enroll for the first time:  https://instantalert.honeywell.com/

Holiday Concerts on QPS Channel 22

 Posted by on January 15, 2017
Jan 152017
 

Sunday, January 15- Tuesday, January 17

  • 4:00 pm  Atherton Hough
  • 5:00 pm  Bernazzani
  • 6:00 pm  Central

Wednesday, January 18-Friday, January 20

  • 5:00 pm  Beechwood Knoll
  • 6:00 pm  Atlantic
  • 7:00 pm  Quincy High School

Saturday, January 21-Monday, January 23

  • 5:00 pm  Montclair Grades 1-3
  • 6:00 pm  Montclair Kindergarten, Grades 4 & 5 Chorus and Band
  • 7:00 pm  North Quincy High School

Open Enrollment Advisory ~ January 11, 2017

 Posted by on January 11, 2017
Jan 112017
 

Quincy Public Schools is tracking enrollment projections, class sizes, and building capacities for the 2017-2018 school year.  QPS will issue periodic updates using a color code to indicate each school’s Open Enrollment status.

Red = Open Enrollment will be limited to siblings of students already enrolled in all grades.  Older siblings must be scheduled to attend the school for the 2017-2018 school year.  For example, a student currently in Grade 5 cannot be considered a sibling to an incoming Kindergarten student as they would not attend the school concurrently.

Yellow = Open Enrollment will be limited to siblings of students already enrolled in certain grades.  For example, a school may have seats available in Kindergarten, but not in another grade.

Green =  Open Enrollment is available at all grade levels.

For elementary schools, Beechwood Knoll, Lincoln Hancock, Clifford Marshall, Merrymount, and Montclair Elementary Schools will be limited to accepting sibling Open Enrollment requests at all grades.   Parents who have requested non-sibling Open Enrollment to one of these schools should plan on having their students attend their home school.  Parents will be notified of Open Enrollment decisions by the end of June.

Current Open Enrollment status for all elementary schools is below:

Atherton Hough

Beechwood Knoll 

Bernazzani

Lincoln Hancock

Clifford Marshall 

Merrymount

Montclair

Parker

Snug Harbor

Squantum

Wollaston

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At the middle school level, Open Enrollment at Central Middle School will be limited to siblings only in all grades.   Parents will be notified of Open Enrollment decisions by the end of June.

Atlantic

Broad Meadows

Central

Point Webster

Sterling

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For both North Quincy High School and Quincy High School, all Open Enrollment requests will be reviewed and letters will be mailed in early March.

North Quincy High School

Quincy High School

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If you have questions about the Open Enrollment process or specific schools, please contact:  Maura Papile (617.984.8898), Rita Ranalli (617.984.8891), or Laura Owens (617.984.8702) or by email at openenrollment@quincypublicschools.com.

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.   Click here to access the Open Enrollment link on the QPS website.

MCAS 2.0: Parent Resources

 Posted by on January 9, 2017
Jan 092017
 

At the December 12, 2016 Citywide Parent Council meeting, Senior Director of Curriculum Madeline Roy and Special Education Director Erin Perkins presented on the new MCAS 2.0 Assessment which will be administered to students in Grades 3-8 in 2017.  Students in Grades 4 and 8 will be taking MCAS 2.0 online; through the Mayor’s Capital Improvement Plan, technology upgrades are underway at all Quincy Public Schools to prepare for full implementation of online testing in 2019.

Click here to view the presentation.

Click here for the QPS MCAS 2.0 Parent Resource Guide.

Click here for QPS technology upgrade information.

Holiday Concerts on QPS Channel 22

 Posted by on January 8, 2017
Jan 082017
 

Monday, January 9 through Wednesday, January 11

  • 4:00 pm  Parker
  • 5:00 pm  Snug Harbor
  • 6:00 pm Wollaston

Thursday, January 12-Saturday, January 14

  • 4:00 pm  Squantum
  • 5:00 pm  Broad Meadows
  • 6:00 pm  Point Webster

Sunday, January 15- Tuesday, January 17

  • 4:00 pm  Atherton Hough
  • 5:00 pm  Bernazzani
  • 6:00 pm  Central

Wednesday, January 18-Friday, January 20

  • 5:00 pm  Beechwood Knoll
  • 6:00 pm  Atlantic
  • 7:00 pm  Quincy High School

Saturday, January 21-Monday, January 23

  • 5:00 pm  Montclair Grades 1-3
  • 6:00 pm  Montclair Kindergarten, Grades 4 & 5 Chorus and Band
  • 7:00 pm  North Quincy High School

 

QPS Buildings Closed, Saturday, January 7

 Posted by on January 7, 2017
Jan 072017
 

Due to the forecast of heavy snow for this afternoon & evening, all Quincy Public Schools buildings will be closed as of noon on Saturday, January 7.  All afternoon and evening QPS athletics events have been cancelled.

Updates for Sunday, January 8 will be posted as soon as information available.