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About the District News

Click on the headline to read the Superintendent's second update to the school committee about opening of school planning.

The Norwood Public Schools will be holding no contact drive-thru Chromebook deployments for incoming grade six and incoming grade nine students at Norwood High School. This deployment is for all incoming sixth and ninth grade students. We will also be collecting the school Chromebooks you currently have. You must sign up for a date and time slot in order to receive your Chromebook. Please click on the following link for more information and to sign up for a drive-thru timeslot. If you have any questions, please contact npschromebooksupport@norwood.k12.ma.us.

School Reopening Update

July 22, 2020

Click on the headline to read the Superintendent's update to the school committee about opening of school planning.

Dr. Thomson hosted a Facebook Live Q+A session on Tuesday, July 14th, to give the latest updates on upcoming school year planning as well as answer some questions from parents and community members. Click on the headline to watch.

Click the Headline for the School Committee Anti-Racism Resolution and the School Committee COVID-19 State Funding Resolution

The Norwood Public Schools Food Services Department is providing grab and go meals to anyone under the age of 18 all summer long! Meals can be picked up Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM at the Balch, Callahan, Cleveland, Oldham and Prescott schools. Click on the headline for the menu!

The School Committee and Superintendent will be hosting a Question and Answer Zoom meeting on the FY 21 School Budget this Friday at 1 PM, click on the headline for the meeting details.

Please click on the headline to watch a video of the FY'21 budget presentation recorded for town meeting members.

Join five-time Olympian Kikkan Randall on this free webinar sponsored by Impact Norwood. Event is Thursday June 11 at 7 PM. Click Headline for flyer. Register here: https://impactandoasis.eventbrite.com

The 2020-2021 NPS Student Bus Transportation Registration Information as well as applications and waiver forms are now available on the Norwood Public Schools Website. Students in Grades 1 through 12 who plan to ride a bus must register! Click on the headline for the NPS Transportation page.

For our parents, we have compiled the following list of resources that you may find useful when talking about race with your children. Please know that this is not a complete list and creating this list is only the beginning of how we will support the Norwood Community through this challenging time. As we continue to learn and grow as an educational community, we will add to this list of resources for our families and the community at large. The Norwood Public School District remains committed to working together, as a community, to foster inclusivity and celebrate our cultural, linguistic and racial diversity.

Please click on the headline for a message from the Superintendent and school leadership team regarding the recent tragic event that took place in Minnesota and a message of support for all members of our school community.

Click on the headline for a letter from NPS Student Services Director, Lori Cimeno, regarding extended school year programming for students on IEP's.

Click Headline for full letter. This week we began phase I of the Governor’s reopening process. Included in phase I is the ability for health care providers to begin offering in-person health services. Specifically noted in the Department of Public Health Guidance document was the need to prioritize pediatric care especially immunizations. Physical examinations and/or immunizations are required for school entrance and in grades 1, 4, 7 and 11

The Town of Norwood in partnership with Norwood Food Service will be providing FREE Grab & Go dinner meals at selected sites. These meals will be provided to all requesting Norwood families and will be available for pick up from any of the community elementary schools on Wednesdays. All meals will be prepared and packaged "family style" and will be distributed cold. Heating & cooling instructions will be provided. These meals will contain 8-10 servings so they may last more than one day. The responses will be kept confidential and will be used for planning purposes only. Click on the headline to fill out the form and request a meal.

Per order of Governor Charlie Baker, all Massachusetts schools will be closed for the rest of the academic school year. Remote learning will continue in the Norwood Public Schools. Please click the headline to read Superintendent David Thomson's press release regarding the closure.

Budget information for the 2020-2021 fiscal year has been updated in the budget section of the school committee website. Click on the link to review the budget presentation and FY '21 budget information.

Please click on the headline for a letter from the Massacgusetts Associate Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education with an update for families of special education students.

Impact Norwood has compiled and released a toolkit of resources for coping with stress and anxiety around COVID-19. Please click on the link to go the Impact Norwood resource page to download the toolkit.

Please read the latest update from NPS Student Services Director, Lori Cimeno, regarding special education services during the school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click on the link for our latest press release regarding school closure.

All Norwood Public Schools are closed beginning Friday 3/12 and will not reopen through Tuesday, 4/07. Please click on the link for more information.

Click on the link to go to the Norwood Public Schools Coronavirus update page. This page will have the latest communication from school officials regarding the Coronavirus situation in Norwood as well as any events being postponed or cancelled. The page also contains links to the town update page and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Click on the link for more information about the Coronavirus from NPS Nurse Leader, Jill Driscoll.

Please click on the link for the latest updates and FAQ's on the Coronavirus situation in Norwood.