Staff Newsletter 2022-2023 » March 21, 2023

March 21, 2023


The Everett Public Schools will hold a Jeans Day fundraiser on Friday, March 24th to benefit Doctors Without Borders, which is doing critical work to help the victims of the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. This idea was brought to us by student members of the Multicultural Everett Citizens Club and the campaign is called  “SAID SAIDA”, which is Arabic for "Help Happy". 


Please make your $5 contribution to your building’s Administrative Assistant, and all final donations should be forwarded to the Lafayette School.


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Need to pass the Foundations of Reading MTEL?  
Everett has free prep classes and tutoring! 
Email [email protected] for more information.

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Thinking About Summer

Everett High EL Department

The EHS EL Department is in search of a Site Supervisor to plan and oversee Summer English Learner Academy. 

Click HERE for complete details.

EHS is also seeking enthusiastic and qualified educators to teach an in person summer enrichment program to English Learner students. This program aims to provide academic support to address learning loss. With a real world, community building approach, students will receive instruction in cross curricular based learning. 

Click HERE for complete details.

Opportunities for Staff


The Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development’s Consortium Council has extended its deadline to submit proposals for its Educator Learning Grants Program until March 24, 2023.

The primary goal of the BU Consortium is to support the professional learning of district members. The BU Consortium Grants Program provides funding for projects that support the learning and growth of educators and their students.  

HERE for complete details.


The EPS is seeking to develop and implement Internship/Practicum experiences and Pre-Practicum experiences for Undergraduate Education Majors during the 2023-2024 school year. Supervising Practitioners must be enthusiastic, positive mentors willing to invest in the emerging educators of tomorrow.  Supervising Practitioners are a critical component of Everett Public School's pipeline development.

Click HERE for more information and to fill out an interest form.


EdTechTeacher has 12 virtual Instructional Technology courses running this summer that Educators can use for their 11 hour PD requirements for the 23-24 school year.  Each course includes 3 hours of instruction, so in order to fulfill the contractual PD requirement, participants would need to complete 4 courses.  Check out THIS FLIER for more details!  We have 25 slots left.  To register, please email [email protected] by April 1.

The Biology Curriculum Vetting and Selecting Team will support the process of selecting and implementing a new high-quality core Biology curriculum at EHS. The team will be composed of district leaders, school leaders, educators, and students. The team will work together to establish district priorities, instructional vision, curriculum parameters and non-negotiables, and implementation timelines. This team will also review and analyze high-quality instructional materials and narrow down options that best meet the needs of the Everett Public Schools.

Click HERE for complete details.

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Do you take a bus, train, wheelchair or scooter, ride a bike or skateboard, walk (or run!), carpool, or a combination of any of these in your commute to or from school? If so, we would love to hear from you! The City of Everett Planning Department is collaborating with Green Streets Initiative (GSI) to learn more about how faculty and staff commute to school, and what they think of their commutes when using any of these modes! Sign up below for a 20-30 minute Zoom conversation with us to share your experiences and suggestions for making your commute safer and more convenient. 







Please join DESE for Equity through Early Literacy, a series of webinars. Literacy scholars, researchers, and advocates will discuss the role of early literacy instruction in disrupting historically inequitable student outcomes, the intersection of early literacy instruction and culturally and linguistically sustaining practices, and the importance of preparing and supporting educators in accordance with these practices. Click on the title of each webinar to learn more and/or register. All three sessions begin at 3:00 p.m.

Monday, April 10 — Early Literacy Instruction for Multilingual Learners


Based on feedback received from schools and districts, DESE is considering sponsoring a multi-day instructional leadership institute this summer. The tentative thinking is that this institute could help teams (including district leaders, school leaders, and teacher leaders):
  • Deepen their understanding of how to implement high-quality instructional materials at the rigor of the standards, and/or
  • Build the necessary routines and rituals to effectively support high-quality instruction and drive professional learning.

The Department recognizes that this institute could cover a wide variety of topics and wants to ensure that whatever is developed meaningfully supports districts’ work. In order to do this, DESE is seeking school and district feedback through this brief interest survey on the institute’s potential format and content. Please note that this is not a registration form. If, based on feedback, DESE decides to move forward with this institute, a separate registration form will be shared this spring.
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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.
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