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Visit our Summer webpage to view program information, suggested and required reading lists, reading challenge details, summer activities, and summer meals information. Click here or on the Summer link on the right side menu. To access Dr. Zrike's Summer Reading Challenge, click here.

August September
25 & 26 New Teacher Orientation 1-3
PreK & Kindergarten Screening
27 Professional Development 7
Labor Day (Observed)
28 Teachers Report to School 8
Pre-School/Kindergarten Begins

Schools Open Grades 1-12

PreK & Kindergarten Screening

1:30 PM Release
Professional Development
Morgan School families: visit the Morgan School web page for Morgan calendar.

To access the 2015-2016 District Calendar, click on the "Calendars" link (right) - Calendar letter


Community Conversations - Dr. Zrike will be hosting the upcoming community conversation in Holyoke and encourages students, families, educators, leaders and community members to attend Read more | En Español: July 31st 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Enlace de Familias, 299‐301 Main St.)  

Commissioner's Corner - Archive | Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

NEW - July 24, 2015 Weekly Update | En Español
Local Stakeholders Group
information is available on the Commissioner's Corner page.

Recent Press Releases - Archive

NEW - July 23, 2015 - Holyoke High School’s Partnership with MassInsight Proves to be Fruitful - Press Release | En Español
July 15, 2015 - Holyoke Public Schools Career Fair - Press Release | En Español

Receiver Dr. Stephen Zrike, Jr. Releases Entry Plan -Receiver Entry Plan | En Español. See press release for more information | En Español

Employment Opportunities

The Holyoke Public Schools currently has staff and administrative positions available. Click here to learn more and take the first step towards joining our team. Visit our district Facebook page for photos from the Holyoke Public Schools Career Fair that was held July 23rd  Thank you to all of those who came out to learn about employment in our district.  The Holyoke Public Schools currently has staff and administrative positions available.

Pre-Kindergarten Expansion

Dr. Stephen Zrike, Jr., HCS Head Start Executive Director Janis Santos, and Valley Opportunity Council Executive Director Stephen Huntley hosted a press conference yesterday afternoon.  They announced the expansion of pre-kindergarten programming in Holyoke’s elementary schools and visited a Pre-K classroom at E.N. White School. Ppreschool is being offered in the Metcalf, Kelly, Morgan, Sullivan, Lawrence, Donahue, and E.N. White schools this upcoming school year.  The expansion is part of a commitment by the Holyoke Early Literacy Initiative (HELI) to work toward universal pre-kindergarten and better prepare children for kindergarten. For more information about enrolling in pre-K, please call the Holyoke Public Schools at (413) 534-2055, Head Start at (413) 788- 6522, or the Valley Opportunity Council (VOC) at (413) 552-1559.

Pre-K Expansion Press Conference  Visit our district Facebook page for photos from the press conference and classroom visit. Read more.

Dual Language Program Enrollment
The Joseph Metcalf School is offering an open enrollment opportunity for students entering grade one and kindergarten, who are interested in attending our Dual Language Program. This innovative program offers: language acquisition opportunities in English and Spanish; research based curriculum that is aligned with the district's benchmarks and state's curriculum framework. Click here for applications and program information. Submit completed application to the attention of Amy Burke, Principal at 2019 Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA. Call 413-534-2104 for more information.

Kindergarten Registration - It is time to register your children for Kindergarten.
For registration materials and information, click here. Please call Lynn Lajoie or Virginia Roche in the School Assignment Office: 413-534-2055 with questions about program and registration information. For required documentation needed to register your students for Kindergarten click here | (En Español).

Dean Technical H.S. Graduation
Holyoke High School Graduation

Visit HPS Channel 12 for more videos produced by the HPS Media Center.

Congratulations 2015 Graduates - Holyoke High School | Dean Technical
College Acceptances - Holyoke High School | Dean Technical

The Special Education Newsletter of the Holyoke Public Schools has been published -
Issue 2 of Voices
Are you between 17 and 24 years of age and a Holyoke Public Schools drop-out?? Need a GED or High School Diploma? Need a job? Are you thinking seriously about your future?
Holyoke Works and the Holyoke Public Schools are offering FREE classes that will: prepare you for GED or MCAS testing, help you find a job, help you decide on a career direction. DON’T LET THIS BE ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY TO PASS YOU BY. For information on these free services that will begin SOON, contact Stephanie Rosario or Larry Bay at (413) 532-2683.

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