2023-2024 Staff Newsletters » October 3, 2023

October 3, 2023


From the SEL Department

Mental Health First Aid • Wayfinder Professional Development


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Mental Health First Aid

Everett Public Schools staff are encouraged to take advantage of a nationally recognized certification training that focuses on aiding youth who face mental health challenges. The Youth Mental Health First Aid training will be offered on:


Wednesday, October 4 and Thursday, October 5, from 3:15 to 6:15 p.m. inside Everett High’s Crimson Cafe.


Click HERE for the flier.


This training counts towards the 11 hour PD requirement for the 2023-2024 school year. For more information, contact Director of Social Emotional Learning Brian Wallace.


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Wayfinder Adult SEL

Everett Public Schools is pleased to offer a Wayfinder Adult SEL course that enables and encourages educators to build community, reconnect with their purpose, and improve morale and well-being. Participants will leave each session with ideas and practices to immediately apply to their work. 


The schedule is as follows (Location TBD):

In Person with Wayfinder October 19th from 3:30-5:30pm

November 16 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

December 14 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

January 18 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
February 15 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

April 25th from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

In Person with Wayfinder — April 25th from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
May 9 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

June 6 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Click HERE for more information.

This training counts towards the 11 hour PD requirement for the 2023-2024 school year. For more information, contact Director of Social Emotional Learning Brian Wallace

PATHS Professional Development
For all PreK-2 teachers — a 6-hour asynchronous PD.  

Click HERE for complete details.


This training counts towards the 11 hour PD requirement for the 2023-2024 school year. To sign up, contact Director of Social Emotional Learning Brian Wallace

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From the EL Department

Volunteers Needed for Family Night

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The EPS is seeking volunteers to support our fall EL Family Night. The district-wide event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Lafayette School. There will be games, activities, food, raffles, and STEM activities. This celebration has proven to be very popular with students and families, so please consider helping with this year’s festivities.


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Complete Details and Application Information for all

EPS Stipend/Paid Positions are posted on TalentEd

Innovation Pathway (IP) Advancement Team

Teachers, Coordinator Sought


The EPS has been awarded an Innovation Pathways Implementation grant to support a year long project to develop the following guiding principles in Everett High School’s Innovation pathways: Computer Science, Cybersecurity, STEM Early Engineering Designation, Health Science, and Entrepreneurial Finance. To help, the district is establishing an Innovation Pathway Advancement Team with several opportunities for teachers:

  • 2 for Computer Science
  • 2 for Cybersecurity
  • 2 for STEM Early Engineering Designation
  • 2 for Health Science
  • 2 for Entrepreneurial Finance

In addition, the Pathway Advancement Team is seeing a Grant Internship Coordinator to plan Senior Internships for the 2023-2024 school year, from October 10, 2023 through June 30, 2024.


Education Technology
Peardeck Integration Leader

The district is seeking a Peardeck Integration leader who will be responsible for directing the integration of Peardeck into learning in grades K-12 across all content areas and supporting the implementation of the Massachusetts Digital Literacy Standards through its use. The work will run from November 1, 2023 through June 1, 2024.

From the Office of Extended Learning

Soccer Without Borders Assistant Coach

The EPS is thrilled to partner with Soccer without Borders, a nationally recognized organization providing soccer and community building programming to recent immigrant youth and refugees across the globe. The Assistant Coach will support the program staff in recruiting and supervising up to 50 youth participants in grades 6-8. They will also participate in Soccer without Borders training and occasional weekend games and tournament events.

EHCC After School Program

The EPS is seeking teachers to support after school programming led by EHCC/Everett Haitian Community Center at the Parlin School. EHCC will be running programming two times per week from 2:30 to 5 p.m. that includes homework help and enrichment activities including music, language arts, and dance for up to 25 students in grades K-4 and 25 students in grades 5-8.

We are seeking teachers who are interested in supporting this program. These after school leaders will be responsible for behavior management, attendance, tech assistance, parent communication, student outreach and retention, maintaining safe programming and supervising dismissal. EHCC will provide all curriculum, materials, and program instructional staff. This program is scheduled to take place at the Parlin School.

Curriculum and Instruction
Updated Documents and Tools

The 23/24 K-5 Math Crosswalk is a one-stop document to primarily help Interventionists when creating WIN Block Groups. It includes the ranges in order to make groups using both i-Ready Placement Scores and Acadience measures. 

The i-Ready Next Steps document has been updated to include the new i-Ready Classroom Mathematics Curriculum alongside the Teacher Toolbox. Each Grade Level has two tabs that cover all four domains in i-Ready.  Teachers assigned a WIN Group will refer to the next steps to plan lessons for the group of students they are working with.  Embedded within the next steps are the Acadience Measures for all levels K-5.


Updates from the 5DP

Including Information about the November Shared PD Day


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