School Briefs

Summer Strength

Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani would like to extend a loud and heartfelt Thank You to the countless teachers, staff members, paraprofessionals, custodians, coaches, community partners, and administrators who are making this year’s free and expansive summer programming a reality for students. The highlights include expanded academic sessions at the K-8 level, one-week summer camps in sports, music, art, games, as well as and exciting partnerships with organizations like the 3-Point Foundation, Zumix, and the Boston Design Academy for high school students. This summer has been unlike any other, said Tahiliani, a testament to the commitment and talents of EPS personnel and the determination of Central Administration to provide expanded and enhanced services to our students.

A Freshman Experience

Everett High School is pleased to announce a free readiness opportunity for incoming 9th graders. The comprehensive Livius Prep program began on August 2 and features pre- and post-assessments and 10 one-hour sessions, five each in ELA and math. EPS encourages students to take advantage of this great academic enrichment opportunity. Visit the Everett Public Schools website to register quickly and easily.

Mixed Messaging (That’s The Idea…)

Everett High School students, such as Matth Telson, recorded their creative writing as part of a summer enrichment program the English Learner Department, which is offering a partnership with ZUMIX. ZUMIX is an organization that offers music and creative technology programs that equips youth with the tools necessary to reach their full potential, while creating a safe space for youth to explore who they are and who they want to be.

Who Wants Ice Cream?

Students in the academic enrichment programs at Everett High, the Keverian, Lafayette, Parlin, and Whittier schools were treated to a visit from ice cream trucks last week, courtesy of the EPS. As you might expect, the students were thoroughly enjoying their ice cream treats from Kevin Noonan Concessions. This is just another highlight from a summer filled with them, as the EPS launched a series of free and expanded programming last month that continues in August.

All About Family

EPS Family Liaisons Iris Monge, David L. Capera Sanchez, and Rixy Reyes-Oseguera led classes for parents and guardians and students last month at the Parlin School. The Family Literacy Project, which is open to the entire EPS community, promotes reading at home as a family by providing easy access to books and strategies that encourage literacy. The classes are offered for parents and early-education students. The Liaisons lead the classes in Spanish, but materials are provided in English as well. Activities include word hunting, scrapbooking, and creating a family album. Families can keep the books used in class to help establish reading patterns at home.

Let’s Pose for a Moment

Yoga is one of the many free enrichment programs the EPS offered this summer at schools throughout the district. Students took part in a one-week camp at the Keverian School led by energetic and engaging instructor Jenni Dunn. Jenni’s sister, Riley, is an Everett High teacher and head coach of the Crimson Tide girls basketball team. Thanks to Jenni and to the dozens of individuals who are leading enrichment camps this summer.

First Day of School Dates

•Aug. 31, First Day of School/Half day for grades K-12, 7:45 a.m. to noon.

•Sept. 1, First Full Day of School, grades K-12, 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

•Sept. 2, Full Day of School, grades K-12, 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

•Sept. 3, No School.

•Sept. 6, Labor Day, No school.

•Sept. 7, Full Day of School, grades K-12, 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Everett School Parent Info Center

The Everett Public Schools Parent Information Center (PIC) at the Keverian School will continue to be open this summer to register children in all grades for the 2021-22 school year.

The hours on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The hours on Wednesday are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The hours on Friday are 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Appointments are suggested and can be made online at the Everett Public Schools website.

As a change this year, each student enrolled will be given a new children’s book in their native language.

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