2021-2022 ESSER Survey

Dear Malden Public Schools Caregivers, School Staff, and Malden Community Members,

Through the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund, the Malden Public Schools will receive federal funding to help us in responding to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, these resources will help us to maintain safe school operations and meet the academic, emotional, social, and mental health needs of our students.

We ask that you complete this anonymous survey to help guide our prioritization of these funds. Your input is crucial to helping us provide healthy teaching and learning environments for all and supporting Malden students. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Cantonese, Portuguese, Amharic, Haitian-Creole and Mandarin. The survey is available at: http://maldensurvey.org

The survey is open now through September 23, 2021. It takes about 5 minutes to complete. All responses will remain anonymous.

Thank you in advance for your participation!


Dr. Ligia Noriega-Murphy, Superintendent
Malden Public Schools

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Happy Grandparents Day!

Happy #GrandparentsDay to all the grandmas, grandpas & step-grandparents in our community! You have a truly special presence in the lives of our children. We’re thrilled to celebrate you on this day!

Welcome Kindergarteners!

We’re excited to welcome our kindergarten students for their first day of school! This is such a special moment for our young students & their families. We look forward to a great year of learning.

Welcome Back to School!

Dear Malden Public Schools Families and Caregivers,

We have had a great first three days of the school year! Overall, we have seen an 84% attendance rate across the district.

Our ninth-grade students were welcomed to their new building by teachers and staff, who clapped and cheered for them as they entered school on the first day. They were then welcomed by upperclassmen, who served as ambassadors to help students get accustomed to their new routines.

Our students in grades 1-8 have been happy to get back to school and see their friends again. The positive energy has been inspiring! It was especially fun to see students in our Early Learning Center come to school so excited to learn, with their colorful backpacks and school supplies.

Our new and returning teachers have worked together to prepare their classrooms and make them inviting for our students. Our principals, assistant principals, and school staff worked all summer long to ensure our schools would be safe and ready for students to return. They have moved mountains to get to where we are today—and their efforts are appreciated by our entire community.

We look forward to welcoming our Kindergarteners for their first day of school tomorrow, Wednesday, September 8th! We are excited to continue working with our amazing students.


Ligia Noriega-Murphy

Happy Labor Day!

Happy #LaborDay! Today is a time to reflect on & celebrate the contributions of American workers. We look forward to seeing our students back in our buildings tomorrow!

Wednesday September 8th: Welcome back Kindergarten!

We’re thrilled to welcome back our students in preK & grades 1-12.

Kindergarten students start school Wednesday 9/8. Let’s get the school year off to a fantastic start!

September is College Savings Month!

September is College Savings Month! There are a number of ways you can save for your child’s college education, starting from an early age.  Here are some tips for getting started: https://studentaid.gov/sites/default/files/saving-early.pdf

No School Friday, September 3rd or Monday, September 6th.

We wanted to send along a quick reminder that there is NO SCHOOL today or Monday. We hope our families enjoy the Labor Day weekend.

We will see everyone back in school Tuesday, September 7.

Questions and Answers from Back-To-School Caregiver Virtual Meeting on August 24, 2021

Please check the folowing link for the Questions and Answers from the Back-To-School Caregiver Virtual Meeting on August 24, 2021: