Summer Eats Schedule

Free summer meals will be served in Malden from July 1 through August 16. Free for all kids & teens 18 years old & younger, at the following sites:

❖ MacDonald Stadium (breakfast 7:45 a.m.-8:15 a.m., lunch lla.m.-11:30 a.m.)
❖ Lincoln Commons (lunch 11:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.)
❖ Malden High School in rear on Prescott ST. (lunch 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.)
❖ Coytemore Lea Park, Pool (lunch 12p.m.- 12:30 p.m.)
❖ Trafton Park (12:30 p.m.- lp.m.)

Meals will be served Monday- Friday. Closed July 4 & 5.

Locations may be subject to close due to inclement weather and/or lack of participation. Please refer to the flyer below for further details.

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Summer Reading 2024

Welcome to the Malden Public Schools Summer Reading Program!

At Malden Public Schools, we are committed to fostering a love for reading and supporting continuous learning throughout the summer months. As part of our ongoing efforts to promote academic growth and prevent regression, we are excited to announce the release of our comprehensive summer reading lists for entering the 2024-2025 school year.

Summer reading is a vital component of our educational curriculum, designed to engage students in enriching literary experiences that enhance their skills, broaden their perspectives, and ignite their imaginations. Research consistently demonstrates that students who participate in summer reading programs not only maintain their academic progress but also experience significant gains in reading proficiency.

Please click HERE to access the summer reading lists for students entering each grade level.

Special Education for Parents Advisory Council VIRTUAL workshop on “Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility” on Wednesday, June 5, 2024


Join the Special Education for Parents Advisory Council 

for a VIRTUAL workshop on

“Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility”


Registration Link:

Once you register, you will get the Zoom link

Open to all Malden school families whether your child is currently on a 504 or IEP or whether you have questions about how to have your child evaluated.

It will be run by the Federation for Children with Special Needs (

It will provide all parents/caregivers/guardians with a comprehensive introduction to special education laws and procedures.

It will cover:

• the purpose of the law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), among others
• when and how to make a referral or request an evaluation
• evaluations available
• the Team meeting process, and how schools and parents can work together to set goals
• standards for determining eligibility
• services and placements, from speech and language therapy to inclusion, etc
• what to do if the team decides the student is not eligible
• what happens after the close of the Team meeting
• parent’s response options to an IEP
• procedural due process rights for resolving disputes

Dr. Timothy Sippel Named Next Superintendent of Malden Public Schools

The Malden School Committee is pleased to announce Dr. Timothy Sippel as the next Superintendent of Schools effective July 1, 2024, pending contract negotiations. The announcement comes after a vote of the School Committee last Thursday evening following the recommendations put forth by a Search Committee led by School Committee members Sharyn Rose-Zeiberg and Jennifer Spadafora. The Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) assisted with the selection process which was a collaborative effort involving feedback from the community and a panel made up of school principals, educators, directors, supportstaff, caregivers, and the City’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer.

“I first want to recognize the hard work of the Superintendent Search Committee,” said Mayor Christenson. “Their commitment to our students, educators and families is truly appreciated. I also want to welcome Dr. Sippel to our school community. I look forward to working with him and furthering the great work that continues here in the Malden Public Schools.”

“I am also pleased to welcome Dr. Sippel to Malden as our next district leader,” said School Committee Vice-Chair Jennifer Spadafora. “Our Superintendent Search Committee worked diligently to put forth only the best candidates based on feedback from educators, students and caregivers and I believe Dr. Sippel represents everything Malden is looking for in a Superintendent. I look forward to our School Committee working collaboratively with Dr. Sippel to move the district forward and ensure our students continue to receive a top-notch education here in Malden.”

Dr. Sippel is a lifelong educator with over three decades of experience in urban public-school districts. He currently serves as Executive Director of Schools in Worcester Public Schools, responsible for overseeing 13 elementary and secondary schools in a district that educates over 24,000 students. Dr. Sippel provides key leadership in the streamlining of central office support and the development of district policies to improve teaching and learning. He has also led the expansion of the Commonwealth’s largest Early College program in partnership with
Quinsigamond Community College and Worcester State University.

From his early days as a student in Cincinnati, Ohio, attending racially diverse public schools, and throughout his career, Dr. Sippel has developed an unwavering commitment to improving educational opportunities for all students. He entered the field of education through Teach for
America as a bilingual Spanish elementary teacher and taught for 10 years in South Los Angeles.

He later held key administrative positions such as English learner coordinator, school improvement facilitator, director of college and career pathways, and high school principal, in which he honed his expertise as an educational innovator. During his tenure in the Pasadena
Unified School District, he led the reconstitution and turnaround of the district’s highest-needs high school, substantially boosting graduation rates. He also established cutting-edge career technical education programs and launched the first Early College partnership in Pasadena.

Dr. Sippel holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service and a Certificate in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University. He earned a Master of Education from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed his Doctorate of Education Leadership at the Harvard
Graduate School of Education in 2020. Outside of his professional life, Dr. Sippel enjoys running, reading, volunteering at his church, and learning Portuguese. He resides in Cambridge with his wife, an ESL teacher, and their two sons, one in high school and the other in college.

“I am very excited to meet and work with everyone in the Malden Public Schools,” Dr. Sippel said. “There are so many strengths within this district, and I look forward to collaborating with the Mayor, the School Committee, the district’s employees, parents and caregivers, and the broader community to ensure that every student receives what they need to thrive and be prepared for the future.”


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Memorial Day – May 27, 2024

Malden Public Schools will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day.

Malden River Works – Saturday, June 1, 2024

Meet us at the Malden River!

Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 12:00 – 5:00 PM

Location: 356 Commercial Street Behind the Malden DPW

Please see the flyer below for more details and registration:

Bubbles and Books – June 8, 2024

Location: Miller Park (Harvard Street and Sammett Street), Malden, MA
Time: 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Free to All!

Please see the flyer below for more details:



Malden Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)/District Parent Orientation Announcement

The Special Education Parent Advisory Council, in collaboration with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be hosting a parent orientation to learn about the upcoming Special Education and Civil Rights review in our district. The parent orientation will be held via ZOOM ! Please join us!

When: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

You may contact Diane Vargas at 781-397-7245 with questions about the parent orientation or the review. You may also find this information on our district website. Thank you.

Empowering Independence – May 1, 2024

Day: Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Malden City Hall, 215 Pleasant Street, Malden

Please see the flyer below for further details:

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Special Education Open Forum – April 24, 2024

An informational event on the supports and programs available through the Malden Public Schools Special Education Program.

– Our special education services
– Training events for parents on the new IEP process
– Support for students experiencing homelessness
– IDEA (Individual Disabilities Education Act) and
– LEAs (Local Education Agencies)
– Q&A from caregivers

6:00-7:00 PM
Salemwood K-8 School
In the lower-level cafeteria
529 Salem St.
Malden, MA 02148

Interpreting services will be available in Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole.

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