Below is the latest District information regarding Return to School 2022-2023. Individual school information should be available via email and the individual school sites. If you are not receiving emails please reach out to the main office at your student's school to ensure your email information is up to date.
Dear NPS Families & Community Members:
As we begin this new academic year, I want to reassure families and staff of our commitment to safety, wellness, social emotional learning and academic excellence. I am excited for the potential of the school year as we return with no state or local mandates. Although we support anyone choosing to utilize a mask, it is not mandated. Furthermore, protocols and procedures have been established in case of need and to support any type of outbreak, should it occur.
Our goals for this year are centered around student support, academic achievement, and establishing goals that make NPS a better district for students and staff. To that end we are publishing a new Strategic Plan, Vision 2026, Vision 2026 will go to the Norton School Committee for approval in the early fall. The three main goals include:
Developing the whole child by recognizing the uniqueness of each student as a scholar, citizen, athlete, and community member.
Creating and supporting a collaborative learning climate and culture of continuous improvement and professional learning; and
Implementing the Portrait of a Norton Graduate skill sets in Grades PreK-12+ via various teaching and learning opportunities
Over the course of this year you will be getting numerous updates from my office about these three goals. I look forward to working with you, your children and the outstanding faculty and staff of Norton Public Schools.
Joseph F. Baeta, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
The Public Schools of Norton, MA
(508) 285-0100 ext. 1, option 4
Effective August 15, 2022, children and staff in child care, K-12, out-of-school time (OST) and recreational camp settings should follow the below guidance.
Isolation and exposure guidance and protocols
Guidance for Children and Staff in Child Care, K-12, OST, and Recreational Camp Settings:
Below is the full list of symptoms for which caregivers should monitor their children, and staff should monitor themselves.
COVID-19 Symptoms List:
Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies), when in combination with other symptoms
You can locate COVID-19 testing sites here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/find-a-covid-19-test
More than 900 vaccination sites are available across the state and most accept walk-in appointments, including CVS and Walgreens pharmacies, pediatric primary care offices, and community health centers. As a reminder, the COVID vaccine is free for all, and no ID or insurance is needed to obtain the vaccine. More information on these sites, as well as safety information, and helpful Q&As are all available at www.mass.gov/covidvaccine.