Monday, April 5, 2021

News to Use - April 5, 2021

Upcoming Important Dates:

No School Day, Scheduled Snow Day due to staff vaccinations     April 12th    

No School, April Vacation                                                                      April 19-23     

School hours: effective today, April 5


Morning supervision starts at 8:15 daily, with classes starting at 8:25 in the classrooms


Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 2:57pm, 

WEDNESDAYS: 12:05pm (no lunch served at school, but a bag lunch option will be available for students to order and take home to eat, no eating on the bus will be allowed)

August in April

Today has been a great success in each of our classrooms as we joined cohorts together and welcomed many of our fully remote students back to school. While lunch weather wasn't ideal, we will eat outside every day to ensure 6 feet of spacing between students. Students' camping chairs and beach towels kept them comfortable today. Layers and plenty of warm clothing for our few last cold days will be helpful, too!

Completing our daily symptom checker each morning before your child arrives at school is an important mitigation strategy, thank you for continuing to complete it five days a week.

HW Health Office 

Daily Home Symptoms Checklist Through SNAP Health Portal

Here is some information on how to use our daily symptom checker.

Please remember that we are asking families to log in to our parent portal to complete our symptom screening each morning.

You should have received log-in information from for how to access the portal. 

If you have not received an email, check you junk folder. When logging in for the first time, please ensure you type in your child's date using the following format with slashes:  mm/dd/yyyy.

Here is a How To video demonstrating the process.

If you are having any technical issues, please email Lynne Nardella, Cutler School Nurse at or call at 978-626-8545.

Please make it part of your morning routine to complete this symptom checker.

Thank you

Bus Transportation

There are still seats available on some bus routes. If you are interested in having your child ride the bus, please fill out the HWTransportation Registration form. 

Counselor's Corner

Welcome Back!

We are thrilled to have your children back in school five days a week!  We were fortunate to see some faces we had not seen in a while and sincerely enjoyed being all together again.  The day overall seemed to be a positive experience for most everyone.  However, if you have any concerns about your child’s transition back to full time in-person learning, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.  I’m happy to partner with you to support your child through this latest transition. 

Puberty Lesson Permission Form

Each year as part of our Growth and Development Curriculum, we present a lesson on puberty to our fourth and fifth grade students. An email was sent to fourth and fifth grade parents and guardians explaining the lesson and as a reminder, it will be presented to students this Friday, April 9th.  If you have a fourth or fifth grade student, please ensure you have filled out this linked permission form.  Thank you!

As always, I am available by email or phone for any questions or concerns you might have.  


Ann Creilson

Cutler School Adjustment Counselor


Nutrition Services Department Opportunity

Join our Team!

The Nutrition Services Department is looking for a part-time foodservice worker at the Buker school.  The position is for 19 hours/week and 13.50/hour.

You will be involved in serving lunch to a wonderful group of K-12 students!

Contact Catherine Donovan at

Lost & Found

If you notice any items, please email so we can send home with their owners.