Thursday, August 11, 2022

MERSD SC Meeting 8.16.22

 
MERSD Virtual School Committee Meeting  

8.16.22 @ 6:00 pm

On the Agenda

~Annual Auditors' Report 
~Turf Field Replacement Update
~Middle & High School Handbook Updates

Please Join Us


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

MERSD 2022 - 2023 District Calendar!

MERSD 2022 - 2023 District Calendar




Key Planning Dates For Fall 2022 - 2023 School Year

Teacher Professional Days – 8.29 & 30.22
First Day of School for Students – 8.31.22
Fall Professional Day (No School for Students) - 10.7.22
Holiday Break – 12.23 ½  Day / 12.26.22 – 1.2.2023 
February Break – 2.2.23 – 2.24.23
April Break - 4.17.23 – 4.21.23
June 2nd - High School Graduation
June 9th - Last Day of School for Kindergarten
June 14th - Last Day of School



Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Spring Events & COVID Reminders

As we head into the end of the school year, I know we are all very excited about the many upcoming student performances, activities, and celebrations.  In advance of the many large group gatherings that will be taking place, I am sending a reminder about how we can work together to minimize the risk of spreading COVID in our community.

Maintaining a safe environment for all is a priority for the District, and masking is strongly supported and encouraged for all who wish to continue with this mitigation practice.  Masks remain available in all schools, and all families are encouraged to have their students vaccinated and to keep their students home when sick.

Additionally, I’d like to encourage everyone to please take advantage of the at-home testing program.  By testing your students at home, you can help us to minimize the risk of spread in school.  The more families who participate in the at-home testing, the more successful we will be in managing in-school transmission.  If you have not signed up for testing, but would like to participate, please call or email your school contact and a kit will be sent home.  

  • Memorial: Joanne Seaman, RN - seamanj@mersd.org / 978-526-1909
  • Essex Elementary:  Nicole Grasso-Correnti, RN - grasso-correntiN@mersd.org / (978) 768-7324
  • Middle School:  Carolyn Houde –houdec@merd.org  / (978) 526-2022
  • High School:  Mary Lumsden - lumsdenm@mersd.org / (978) 526-4412

Reminder: Although masks are encouraged for students and staff, there are circumstances when they are still required. In accordance with guidance and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), the following requirements are in place until further notice:

  • A face covering that covers the nose and mouth is strongly recommended to be worn by individuals who remain unvaccinated or are otherwise immunocompromised in school buildings, and on school grounds, even when social distancing is observed. 
  • Individuals who are vaccinated are not required to wear a mask but may do so if desired.
  • Students and staff returning from 5-day quarantine following a positive COVID test must follow strict mask use, other than when eating, drinking, or outside, and conduct active monitoring for symptoms, through day 10 of exposure.
  • Masks will be required in all school health offices.

In alignment with MERSD’s Strategic Plan core value of creating, a just and equitable environment that respects individual differences and the diversity of, our communities, country, and world, I ask that all members of the MERSD community work to support each other, consider the community implication of personal decisions, and value each other's personal choice in this matter. 

I look forward to seeing you at our spring events.


Happy National School Nurse Day!

 Thank you to our amazing Nursing Team for your leadership and guidance throughout the pandemic and for all you do every day to support MERSD students, families, and staff!



Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Thank you to the talented MERSD Faculty for their 
dedication to the students of Manchester Essex!




Thank You Residents of Essex & Manchester!

At their recent town meetings, the residents of Essex and Manchester strongly supported the  FY23 Budget proposal. 

On behalf of the faculty and staff of MERSD, I extend my sincere appreciation to the residents of the
communities of Essex and Manchester for your continued investment in education and your unwavering support of our students and of our schools.  
MERSD’s Success is a Community Effort! 

Friday, April 29, 2022

MERSD Employment Opportunities!

The Manchester Essex Regional School District is currently seeking dynamic, equity-minded, and collaborative student-centered educators to join our team.


Click Here for MERSD Employment Opportunities

At MERSD, we are guided by the vision that in partnership and with the support of member communities, MERSD will provide educational opportunities and resources so that all students can realize their individual, unique, and highest potential, achieve academic excellence, value integrity, and honesty, and become intellectually curious and critical thinkers.

Read More About MERSD's Mision & Core Values