WPS TENTATIVE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
JUNE 21ST - EARLY RELEASE DAY
The iParent system is integrated with the District's iPass student information system. iParent is specially designed to provide a means of sharing information and offers
opportunities for the District to move toward a paperless environment for progress reports and report cards at the secondary level.
ALL field indicated with an asterisk (*) are required. You will need to know your child's student ID number. This four digit number can be found on any report card or schedule. In addition to the student ID number, you will need to enter Student's First & Last Name, Date of Birth, City of Birth. You will need a valid email address as well. Register all your students even though the secondary schools are opening iParent. Don't click SUBMIT until all info is entered.
If you need to change your password, click on the iPass login screen and click Forgot Password
| WPS CALENDAR FOR 2013-2014
WPS Calendar 2012-2013 !
The School Committee voted to approve the district calendar for 2012-2013.
FOOD SERVICE ANNOUNCES NEW ONLINE PAYMENT SERVICE CALLED "mySCHOOLBUCKS". This service allows you to deposit money into your child's school meal account. Click here for more information>>>>
Our school meal service has transitioned to an electronic meal ID system. The system eliminates the need for the current paper tickets that are often lost. More>>>>>
Food Service website can be accessed here:
District Curriculum Accommodation Plan
The framework of the DCAP provides strategies and interventions to support students to reach their full potential through accommodations.
After you register online, bus passes will be available for pickup at our Central Office, at 23 Depot Street. Please visit our
Transportation page for more information. More>>
Sean O'Leary, K-12 Wellness Coordinator presented the 2012 Youth Risk Behavior survey to the school committee February 4, 2012. Click the link above for more information.
MASSACHUSETTS 2012-2013 PARENT INVOLVEMENT SURVEY
Each year the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MADESE) surveys parents to determine how well your childís school is partnering with you and promoting your involvement in your childís education. All states must collect this data as part of their State Performance Plans required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Make your voice heard!
The web-based survey will be open from January 28, 2013 to March 29, 2013. You can complete the Survey online at http://maparent1.com.
Your feedback is important in helping the State and local school systems continue to improve education programs for children with specialized needs.
Professional Develop on Early Release Days
Professional Development for staff is an integral part of any organization.
The Westford Public Schools provides staff development in a variety of ways.
The District School Curriculum Accommodation Plan is online, outlining the student and program supports PreK through grade 12; Professional Development and Resources for PreK-12 Staff and venues for encouraging Parent Involvement at the elementary, middle and high school levels. More>>>> |
About Responsive Classroom
The Responsive Classroom approach is a widely used, research-backed approach to elementary education that increases academic achievement, decreases problem behaviors, improves social skills, and leads to more high-quality instruction. Many elementary school teachers in Westford have participated in the Responsive Classroom training and have begun implementing the approach within their classrooms.
Field Trip Cancellation
Field trips are funded via parent donations and provide valuable educational benefits to students. If there is a significant influenza outbreak in our school system, it may be necessary to cancel a field trip at the last minute. Many organizations require prepayment for a field trip and do not offer refunds. Therefore, in the event of a cancellation, a refund to parents may not be possible. If a cancellation occurs and an organization offers a refund, we will
make every effort to reschedule the trip or plan another field trip of equal educational value.
|Common Core State Standards?
When we refer to the Common Core State Standards, we are using shorthand for the revised Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks in English Language Arts and Mathematics, which incorporate these standards.
Massachusetts is one of more than 40 states which have adopted the Common Core State Standards into their curriculum frameworks in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
|The DESE has officially released the 2012 MCAS scores for the state. The district scores for Westford can be reviewed here.
The individual schools' results can be reviewed here. To see individual Westford Schools' results, click on Schools and the small orange arrow - then click on the Assessment tab.
Race to the Top - Memorandum of Agreement
Westford applied for and received federal money for the Race to the Top Grant. This will be paid over 4 years. This grant asks states to focus on four assurances - standards; great teachers and leaders; school turnaround and data systems. Click here for more information.
First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Initiative
The Chefs Move To Schools program matches chefs with school districts to help schools improve health and nutrition. The chefs adopt a school and work closely with teachers, parents, school nutritionists and administrators. They teach new techniques and recipes for healthier meals that meet the schools' dietary guidelines and budgets. And, they engage young people in learning about nutrition and making balanced and healthy choices.” For more information visit http://www.letsmove.gov/ as well as http://www.chefsmovetoschools.org/