Entries by Whitney McNeilly

Update 8/14: Danvers Family Reopening Survey and FAQs

Hello Danvers Community,   The Danvers Public Schools plan is to open for the 2020-2021 school year in a hybrid model.  Our reopening plan was shared at the August 6th School Committee meeting and can be found here.  We appreciate the feedback from our families and staff.  This week, we have been able to put […]

Quick Family Survey 8/10/20

“As a follow-up to Thursday’s School Committee meeting, the district is sending out a quick survey to help us with our Return to School planning.  As required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the district will be offering multiple models of education this fall. As the School Committee voted last week, the district will […]

Update 7/13: Summer Learning Resources

Hello Danvers School Community,    We are very pleased with the response to our DPS Family Return to School Survey over the past few days.  We’ve had close to 2,000 responses to the survey and look forward to many more through this week.  Please check your email for the link, and remember that the survey […]

A Message from Principal John Obremski

Hello Highlands Community,   I am excited for my first year as Principal of Highlands School and I am grateful for the warm welcome I have received from the Danvers Community. Danvers, the Danvers Public Schools, and Highlands have a history as a dynamic and welcoming place and I am happy to be a part […]

Initial State Reopening Guidance

Dear DPS Community, Today, Governor Baker’s office and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released their initial guidance about reopening schools this fall.  We appreciate the level of thought that went into the development of this guidance, and especially its goal of the safe return of as many students as possible to in-person […]

Griffin’s Gift Virtual Run

If you’re looking to support an important and local cause this Summer, we encourage you to participate in the Griffin’s Gift Virtual Race. You can do this anywhere, any method (walk, run, bike, scooter!) and anytime between July 2 – July 5! Register today for this free event, and donations can be made online.  Join […]

Danvers Public Schools 2019-2020 Final Accomplishments

Visit Our Final Accomplishments Page to view all schools detailed reports: Danvers High School 2019-2020 Final Accomplishments Holten Richmond Middle School 2019-2020 Final Accomplishments Great Oak Elementary 2019-2020 Final Accomplishments Highlands Elementary 2019-2020 Final Accomplishments Riverside Elementary 2019-2020 Final Accomplishments Smith Elementary 2019-2020 Final Accomplishments Thorpe Elementary 2019-2020 Final Accomplishments

Update 4/24: Use of Google Meet

Good Afternoon DPS Families,   As we continue to evolve our remote learning, we wanted to share clear expectations for students while utilizing Google Meet (Hangout). Here are some guidelines for student participation in a Google Meet (Hangout). All students must follow the Danvers Public Schools Acceptable Use Policy . Expectations for students during Online […]

Update 4/24: MIAA Announces Spring 2020 Sports & Tournaments Cancelled

Spring Sports and Spring Tournaments cancelled for the remainder of 2019-2020 School Year April 24, 2020 In accordance with Governor Charles Baker’s announcement Tuesday that Massachusetts schools will be closed to in person learning for the remainder of the school year, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) regretfully has cancelled all spring sports and spring […]

Update 4/21: School Closure through June 18, 2020

Good Afternoon DPS Families,   We hope you and your families are doing well and staying healthy.   This afternoon the Governor announced that schools will remain closed through the end of the school year in June. We expect additional guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education by the end of the week […]

Update 4/21: MA DESE Letter to Families

For additional resources for families with children with disabilities, please view the Family Resource Toolbox. This page contains information such as organizations, hotlines, resources to obtain internet access, supplementary learning resources, remote learning lesson help, assistive technology, caregiver tools, and more great resources. Below you will find a letter to families from the Massachusetts Department […]

Update 4/14: April Vacation, MCAS, PBIS, etc.

SC Vote on April Vacation Our School Committee voted in favor to use the 4 days from April vacation for remote learning and have the last day of school be the 181st day – June 18th. Thank you for all of your support.   1,325 families responded with 86% in favor and 353 staff responded with […]

DPS COVID-19 Update 4/1: Information from Town of Danvers and State of Massachusetts

We hope you are all staying well during this school closure period. We would like to remind you of a few resources: Danvers Public Schools: Keeping Danvers Students Engaged webpage includes remote learning updates, tips for parents, resources for families to order a free lunch delivered to their home, and answers to your frequently asked […]

DPS COVID-19 Update 3/27: FAQs & Engaged Students Page

Dear Danvers Families, As the second week of our school closure comes to an end, we wanted to provide some context for our next steps in growing our current district learning resources into a more robust remote learning experience for our students.  First and foremost, we want to thank you for your patience and support […]