Please see the attached agenda for Thursday's School Committee Meeting.
School is closed November 11 and 12. Happy Veterans' Day and enjoy your long weekend!
Great news! The Winchendon School Committee approved a substitute pay increase for our valued subs. As of November 4, 2021, sub pay will be as follows:
• Short Term Substitute $100/day
• Short Term Substitute with Bachelor’s Degree $125/day
• Long Term Substitute with Teachers' License $270/day
• Long Term Substitute with Bachelor’s Degree $200/day
• Nurse Substitute $200/day
• Paraprofessional Substitute $90/day
Please see the attached agenda for the School Committee Meeting on 11/4/21.
We are hiring! Full and part time positions available! Come work with us to make a difference in your community!
Flu shots are now being offered for all middle and high school students through the Murdock School Based Health Center. If you would like your child to receive the flu vaccine during the school day, please call the school and ask for the Health Center to schedule an appointment.
The Winchendon School Committee, in order to ensure community input in the superintendent search process, seeks interested stakeholders to serve on the superintendent search committee. Members of this committee will review applicants, select and interview semi-finalists, and recommend finalist candidates to the School Committee. All work done by the search committee will be and will stay confidential. Meetings of the search committee will take place in executive session.
This public notice seeks applicants to fill seats for parents, for teachers and staff, and for the larger community. Individuals within those groups who are interested are encouraged to apply.
Those applying must be able to attend all sessions of the search committee; please be sure in advance of your application that this commitment is possible.
The search committee will meet in the evening on:
Wednesday, November 10
Monday, November 15
Wednesday, November 17
Thursday, November 18
Friday, November 19
Monday, November 22
All applications must be submitted via linked Google form by Friday, November 5.
Those selected to serve will be contacted by Sunday, November 7.
Those with questions should email MASC Field Director Tracy Novick (email@example.com
) who is staffing the search.
Change in Friday Afternoon Transportation 10/15/21:
The bus company has just notified us that Bus M will not be running this afternoon. Instead, Bus G will be taking on the students from the Bus M route. This will happen across the entire route for Memorial Elementary, Toy Town Elementary, Murdock Middle and Murdock High. We understand that this will affect drop off times for the students on Buses G and M. The bus company has not given us an estimated time of delay. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work to improve communication regarding bus transportation. Please contact your school building if you would prefer to pick your child up today rather than having them take the bus.
Dear Winchendon Families,
As a clarification to my earlier post, both unvaccinated and vaccinated students may be sent home until they receive a negative PCR test or a differential diagnosis from their physician based on their combination of symptoms.
For details, please see the link to the attached flow chart from the Department of Education.
No school on Monday, October 11. Happy Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Day!!
This is a reminder that according to recent guidance, schools are required to send home unvaccinated students who have multiple COVID-like symptoms (including those that may resemble seasonal allergies) until they receive a negative PCR test or differential diagnosis from their physician. Additionally, unvaccinated, symptomatic students who do have seasonal allergies must obtain a note from a physician stating that their symptoms are due to allergies and not COVID related.
Finally, the test and stay protocol is for asymptomatic school and community close contacts only and not for those who have COVID-like symptoms. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we endeavor to keep our students and staff safe and healthy.
Please see the attached agenda for tomorrow's School Committee meeting.