Staff Newsletter 2022-2023 » January 26, 2023

January 26, 2023

Transition to New Phone & Speaker System
Everett Public Schools is pleased to announce that we have made the strategic decision to move away from our existing phone system to Zoom Phone. In an effort to provide enhanced communication district wide, we are transitioning to one comprehensive system. 

This will improve our ability to host conference calls with families with a recognizable school phone number, ensuring that all classrooms and school spaces have a new phone that traces their physical location to enhance 911 safety measures as well as preserving additional functionalities for future use.

We are sure that the upgraded communication system will completely transform the way you communicate today!

Please note that we are working diligently with our providers to ensure that the Cutover Day is seamless; however, once the system is fully transitioned, old voicemails cannot be carried over.  Please begin to review your voicemail and take note of any important voicemail messages.

We will provide additional communication regarding updates and the scheduled migration date for your school, but please contact your school leader in the meantime.

 MTEL Matters


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Are you planning on taking the Communications and Literacy Skills MTEL or a subject test?If so, the EPS has a variety of MTEL test vouchers for our staff. If you plan to register for an upcoming test, please email Director of Remote Learning and Instruction Anne Auger as soon as possible. You have to register for a test by March 22, 2023 to use the voucher, even if your actual test date is later in 2023.  


Stipend Opportunities


A reminder to teachers and staff that the district is filling paid positions for our February and April Acceleration Academies. We are offering academies for students in Grades 3-8, as well as math and ELA academies for Everett High 9th and 10th graders.

In addition, we are seeking teachers and staff to offer enrichment programs in sports, arts, yoga, etc., for students in Grades 3-8. Details below.

Teaching Job Description


Enrichment Job Description


EHS Job Description


For Our Staff

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Click HERE to Submit Your Senior Shout-Out!




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The EPS is pleased to continue its partnership with Rola Languages, as four new offerings are available beginning in February or March. The classes are held free and held at Everett High. They do not count towards the 11 hours of required professional development. 

Rola instructions are offering courses in Spanish Level 1 and Level 2 and Portuguese Level 1 and Level 2. All sessions are from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Staff are asked to sign up only if you can attend all of the classes. 

Click HERE for complete details.



The district is pleased to be partnering with JET —  Journey Into Education and Teaching — to offer a pipeline to the teaching profession for EPS paraprofessionals. 

JET offers a two-part pathway that allows paraprofessionals to earn a Bachelor’s degree and a Massachusetts teacher license, all at a very affordable cost. The organization is focused on assisting urban districts like ours. JET supports the goals of building community teacher pipelines and developing an educator workforce that reflects the racial, cultural and linguistic diversity of students.  

The support model includes financial aid and college admission guidance as well as one-on-one mentoring from veteran educators. 

Click HERE for more information and application details.


The Department is inviting students, parents, education professionals, and community members to participate in a survey that will provide feedback on the MCAS program and help inform improvements. The Department is seeking stakeholders’ input in several areas, including communications and support, data and reporting, and release of test questions. The survey will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27. Please contact [email protected] with any questions. 

An Invitation from the ICA
EHS in the Spotlight!

The young Storytellers at I Learn America (ILA) are inviting you to the ICA for the opening of “The Stories that Make Us”, an exhibition activating artwork by ILA Immigrant Origin Youth Artists from the Horace Mann School for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing with intersecting stories by ILA student-artists from Boston International Newcomer Academy (BiNCA), Everett High School, and ENLACE at Lawrence High School. 

Everett High School has the highest number of selected artists of all the schools being featured in this exhibit. 

WHEN: Opening - Friday, January 27, from 6 to 8 p.m.
WHERE:  ICA Teen Gallery  at ICA/The Seaport Studio100 Pier 4, Second Floor (Entrance on Seaport Blvd) Boston, MA 02210. 

Come and explore personal stories about migration, belonging, and overcoming adversity. This exhibit embodies how seemingly different stories are so deeply connected. 


It’s going to be a night of celebrating, art viewing, story-making and connecting This exhibition was organized by the ICA’s Teen Exhibitions Program, a group of creative teens that work together to plan, organize, and install artwork in the ICA Teen Gallery 

The exhibit will run from January 27th to May 25th of 2023. MORE INFO HERE