Staff Newsletter » December 13, 2021

December 13, 2021



Director of English Learners Brittany Hay will lead a professional development course for teachers in grades 3 through 12.. The sessions, which include synchronous Zoom instruction and asynchronous work, will be held on Saturday, January 8 and Saturday, January 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., including a half-hour lunch break.

The course is applicable for DESE’s English Learner PDP, and the district’s  11-hour,  professional development requirements.

Description: This 15-hour course is designed for content, CTE, reading and special education teachers for grades 3-12 who have already completed a sheltered English Instruction (SEI) endorsement course.  This course will help teachers take SEI planning and instruction to the next level of action by focusing on designing targeted, intentional and measurable language objectives.  In addition, teachers will learn how to differentiate tasks for Level 1, 2 and 3 ELs.  The course will model how teachers can use WIDA resources to demystify planning lessons for ELs and equip teachers with road maps to foster English Development.


The EPS has three spots remaining in the ESL graduate certificate program being offered in partnership with Bridgewater State University.  The EPS is paying for 50 percent of the online program’s tuition, so the cost to our teachers is only $2,200. Tuition includes an MTEL prep class and an MTEL voucher. This is an amazing way to obtain dual licensure while also earning credits that will count towards your salary placement!

If you are interested, email Anne Auger directly to secure your place.




Head to the Village Bar and Grill on Tuesday, December 28th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for a fundraiser for the Everett High School girls basketball program. Ten percent of all food sales will be donated to the Crimson Tide. Tickets ($5) to the event, which include two entries in a raffle filled with great prizes, need to be purchased in advance by emailing head coach Riley Dunn, Please join us on the 28th for a night of food, fun, and laughs!
The Cambridge Health Alliance has prepared a quick reference guide about  the services and partnerships it offers to the students and families of the Everett Public Schools. It includes brief descriptions and contact information that is helpful to have in one place. You can access the brochure HERE.
The EPS Guidance Department is leading a Christmas Angel campaign to bring some joy and comfort to students who might be struggling financially or emotionally.  If you have a student in mind, kindly share their information with guidance.  Guidance counselors will reach out to the students and have them fill out a form with things that they wish/need for Christmas.  Staff will then have an opportunity to become donors ("Angels") and fulfill a random student's wish.For now, all we need you to do is give us names of students that you think might be struggling (financially or emotionally) and email Fernanda Andrade your name if you wish to be a Donor. We will be collecting student's names from now until December 15. Thank you so much for your support!




A big thank you to the close to 70 educators who have  completed our interest survey about the creation of a Professional Development initiative called the “Reading Institute.” This is much appreciated and very helpful as we develop plans for the Reading Institute that best meet the needs and preferences of our staff. There is still time to complete the form, which can be found HERE.