David P. Raiche
June 16, 2020
I so miss seeing all of you for the past 13 weeks. As the 2019/2020 school year comes to an end, I would like to thank and acknowledge all of our positive-minded students, our dedicated, skillful and committed staff and our remarkable, enthusiastic and generous parents who helped us navigate a path no one envisioned just a few short months ago. I know this time has been stressful for so many of us for many different reasons and more than once I have referenced a quote from Rebecca Hoover—“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us” to get me through a day or a week.
Just as the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted numerous inequities and challenges, so, too, have the injustices perpetuated on Black Americans and people of color across our country. As educators and parents, we understand that true change takes time and persistence; we must remain steadfast in the pursuit of justice and equity for all. We also know that more of our older students are aware of the world around them and while difficult, it is important that we talk with them and listen to their concerns. Collectively, our students need to know that their parents and teachers believe that prejudice and hate are wrong and that we will challenge it every time we see it.
In the coming weeks of summer I anticipate a great deal of planning to continue as we still do not know what the new school year will look like. Will it continue as remote learning or will it be face-to-face or will it be a bit of both. We just do not know yet, but we do know we will need to be ready. As plans unfold, please know I will do my best to keep you updated and please rest assured, that student and staff safety will be considered every step of the way.
Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy summer and special best wishes and congratulations to our graduating sixth grade students. Take care and continue to take care of one another.
David P. Raiche
Superintendent of Schools
General Information For Parents
- Summer Meal Program Available at King Philip High School
- Teens Tweens and Quarantine on May 19 2020
- Mindful Parenting Webinar May 14 2020
- DESE Family Letter dated May 8 2002
- School Closure Extended Through End of Academic Year
- Parent Survey on Community Needs April 2020
- Supt Memo to Parents on State Plan for Remote Learning March 30 2020
- Letter from DESE Commissioner Jeff Riley - March 30
- School District Update - March 27
- Regional Immediate Press Release - March 25
- Coronavirus Update March 16: Town Buildings Closed to the Public
- Regional Immediate Press Release - March 16
- Regional Immediate Press Release - March 13
- March 11th Message from the Supt of Schools
- COVID-19 Printable Fact Sheets from Mass.gov (available in multiple languages)
- March 9th Message from the Supt of Schools
- Guidance for Keeping Workplace, School and Home Safe
- Important Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Wellness Flyer Feb 26 in Plainville Making Sense of Healthcare Financing
- March 4th Presentation at King Philip Substance Use In Our Community
- KP, Norfolk,Wrentham and Plainville Districts Receive Grant for Mental Health Services -April 5th
- Annual Asbestos Letter
- Parent District Surveys 2018
- Talking to Children about Violence