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July 22, 2022 and Beyond
‘Summer Check In’ Edition
Happy Summer Everyone!
We just wanted to check in and provide some interesting info for you on this steamy Friday afternoon. We hope you are taking the time to get some rest and enjoying all that our wonderful little city has to offer. Have fun this weekend and take a few moments to see what’s ‘news’!
Extreme Heat Emergency Declared Through Sunday, 8:00 p.m.: As our community PSA for today, please know Governor Lamont has declared a ‘Heat Emergency’ for our entire state. If you or someone you know needs assistance due to the extreme heat, you can call 2-1-1. This telephone service can provide you with direction on where the nearest cooling center and other assistance is located and available. And one last tip – stay hydrated!
(And, btw – the Milford Public Library is completely air-conditioned; click here for hours; all are welcome).
MPS Unveils Its New Instagram Account: @Milfordct.ps
We are excited to announce we are officially on Instagram! This tool adds to our growing digital and social media platform, which already includes Twitter and our Live Feed section on the MPS website. Visit us on Instagram to stay updated on all the latest news from the district, our schools, sporting events, activities and other announcements going on throughout the year. To access our content, make sure you have the Instagram app on your phone (free download from your App provider). Then – follow us!
If you have any questions about our new platform, please give us a call at (203) 783-3446.
QUESTIONS, WE GET QUESTIONS
Even though it’s summertime – our offices continue to be a whirlwind of activity as we prepare for the start of school. Yep – meetings, planning, preparation of materials – and more! While many items are still a ‘work in progress’ we thought it would be good to share a few tidbits that are solid. Here are a few items folks have been asking about – and we will continue to provide info in the weeks ahead. Our best advice at this point, though, is to relax and have a little patience as we work to get things finalized for the school year. Don’t worry - we got you.
Will Meals Be Free When We Go Back to School?
We’ve been hearing from lots of folks wondering about the status of the Free Meals for All served through our Milford Foodservice team once we return to school. The answer is: we don’t know yet
As you may remember, we were able to serve lunches and breakfasts to ALL students, free of charge, for the past 2 years, thanks to COVID-19 federal funding. Now that the conditions surrounding the pandemic are changing, so are the terms of the many programs that were implemented as COVID relief.
Our Foodservice Team expects to get some information very soon from both the state and the federal government on school foodservice funding and how that will impact our School Foodservice program. Stay tuned….
Kindergarten Questions: What Can I Expect?
As we get deeper into the summer, the number of questions we receive from new families increases. Parents of incoming Kindergartners and other students entering MPS for the first time are thinking about the start of school. Here are a few items we’ve been asked by parents over the past few weeks:
When is the first day of school? Wednesday, August 31, 2022.
Is there a supply list of items we need to purchase for the start of school? No. There is no mandatory supply list for any MPS student. Items that will be needed in the classroom will be distributed to each student on the first day of school.
When is Kindergarten Orientation? Tuesday, August 30, 2022.
All Kindergarten families will be receiving a ‘Save the Date’ card soon – but as a ‘heads up’ today – go ahead and reserve Tuesday, Aug. 30th as Kindergarten Orientation. Plans are still being solidified – so watch for details in the weeks ahead. We can’t wait to meet all of you!
How Will We Connect With You Before Then? In multiple ways! As details are finalized, we will share info with you in a variety of ways – news will be uploaded to the district website, we’ll tweet, we’ll send emails, and regular mail. Don’t worry – we’ll make sure you have all the information you need!
Summer Learning With MPS: Practice Makes Perfect!
Wondering where your student/s can brush up and practice their math or reading skills over the summer? Easy peasy! Visit our Summer Learning page on the district website. There’s a wide variety of games, activities and more found there – all according to the student’s grade level. Check it out!
How Many Beads Have You Collected So Far?
The Milford Public Library Read-And-Bead program is going like wildfire – with students reading, and reading, and READING!! The MPL has created a free, incentive-based program – students are welcome to sign up and, at the time of registering, participants will receive a necklace, a brag tag, and a special welcome bead to begin your reading journey over the summer. Additional ‘Camp Badges’ are available along the way with incentives. Here’s the FLYER providing some additional details. So keep reading … and collect those beads!
Need a Job? Join our Team!
As we move through the summer season, our HR team is hard at work to make sure we have a full team when school starts. There are 51 positions available as of this moment – in a wide variety of areas. Teachers, coaches, foodservice, paraprofessionals, and many more. Click HERE to view all of the available jobs posted on our website.
In the meantime, there are a few areas where we have an urgent need of staff members. These are:
Lunch Aides: Multiple positions available. $15/hour. To apply, visit our HR website page and click the red Apply button associated with the position.
Paraprofessionals: We are in need of several paraprofessionals, with positions available at all levels. Salary and benefits per contract. Click on the links here for more: Paraprofessional (High School); Paraprofessional (Special Ed); Paraprofessional (Middle School).
Volunteers STILL Needed for Annual Milford Oyster Festival
Calling all Volunteers! Our all-time favorite event of the year -- the Milford Oyster Fest -- needs your help! Volunteers are desperately needed to make sure our event goes off without a hitch. This year, the Fest will be held on Friday, Aug. 19th and Saturday, Aug. 20th. Click on the link below to sign up to volunteer – as much or as little as you want (they are, however, looking for a minimum commitment of 4 hours). Thanks for your help!
Okay folks! That’s it for this week. Enjoy the beautiful weekend ahead – and we’ll check in with you again soon. Have fun!
- The Milford Public Schools