Parent/Caregiver Webinar on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Dear Malden Public Schools Families and Caregivers,

Thank you for all the feedback we have received from you. We are also very proud of our students who were empowered to exercise their advocacy with regards to the recent non-renewal notifications that were given to some educators.

We are scheduling an informational webinar to go over questions that you might have about the budget.

Please join us this Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 6:00pm. The webinar login information is provided below. You can also find this information on our website Maldenps.org

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: May 18, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/94272718598

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Webinar ID: 942 7271 8598
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aGRk3Piq9

Thank you so much for your support.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Noriega-Murphy

Superintendent’s Message

Dear Malden Public Schools Community,

This statement is being issued to clarify the circumstances around the non-renewal letters that went out to some staff in the district this week.

As in past years, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 71 § Section 41 and in accordance with our contractual obligations, the district is required to issue non-renewal letters to some staff due to different circumstances.

These decisions are not made lightly as the district understands that it affects people’s lives and has an impact on students. The decision is made by school and district administration teams collaboratively based on student needs within the framework of the budget.

To clarify, there were 63 non-renewal letters issued this week. The table below highlights the circumstances surrounding those letters and the positions that will be returning next year:

63 Total Non-Renewal Letters
36 Staff who were non-renewed for next school year based on performance/evaluation, or lack of MA educator licensure.  All of these positions will be posted to hire staff for next school year.
7 Staff returning to their positions from 1 year leaves of absences thereby displacing temporary hires.
11 Positions temporarily supported by ESSER grant funding for COVID relief. These positions will not be posted for next school year as our students are now back in school full-time. 
9 Positions that are being eliminated due to low enrollment or programmatic changes within the district. 

This table does not include the Title 1 assistant positions (ELL (2), Literacy (25), and Math (15)) who received letters notifying them of their end-of-contract date for this school year. These positions are grant funded and require yearly application. All of these staff members will be invited to reapply for their positions as they have done in past years. In addition, due to the increased programmatic needs of English Language Learners, we are adding 7 new positions to our schools.

Malden Public Schools is greatly appreciative of all the dedicated educators and staff who serve the needs of our students and community.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Noriega-Murphy
Superintendent

Accelerated and Enriched Academic Program (A.E.A.P) Information

Dear Malden Public School Faculty, Staff, and Caregivers,

This provides an outline of the plan that will be implemented by the end of this week for the Accelerated and Enriched Academic Program (A.E.A.P).

Current Status:

On May 2, 2022, School Committee members voted to pause the Accelerated and Enriched Academic Program (A.E.A.P) 2022-2023 enrollment for Grades 1-3. This program is located at the Linden S.T.E.A.M Academy.

  • Years the program was paused:
    – SY 22-23 Paused (no 3rd grade, 2nd grade and 1st grade)
    – SY 21-22 Paused (no 2nd grade and 1st grade)
    – SY 20-21 Paused (no 1st grade)

A.E.A.P Overview of the Plan for SY 2022-2023:

1. District Wide open seats will be available for incoming Grades 4-8

The projected number of available seats for grades 4-8 for SY 2022-2023 based on a class size of 25 are as follows:
Grade 4 – 14 seats
Grade 5 – 8 seats
Grade 6 – 6 seats
Grade 7 – 12 seats
Grade 8 – 7 seats

2. ***Updated information: These open seats will be for students currently enrolled at Beebe, Ferryway, Forestdale, Linden, and Salemwood. Linden students will be able to apply for these seats as the rest of their peers across the district.
3. Linden students who were previously accepted via application will be automatically enrolled.
4. ***Updated information: This week, the Welcome Center staff is going to notify caregivers on the students’ current status regarding enrollment in the A.E.A. Program.
5. No preferential seats in the program for siblings, each student will need to meet the criteria for entry
6. Students will participate in all DESE, district and school assessments
7. Transportation is not available

Application:

  1. ***Updated Information: The application forms will be available at the Welcome Center, on the website, via email, and on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 hard copies will be sent home with students.
  2. Application forms must be completed and submitted to the Welcome Center before June 15, 2022
  3. All applications will be reviewed by the Welcome Center
  4. Submission of an application form does not guarantee a seat in the program
  5. The Welcome Center will notify all applicants on their status no later than July 15, 2022
  6. Currently enrolled A.E.A.P students will be assessed before June 21, 2022 to gather baseline data for the program.
  7. Currently enrolled A.E.A.P students do not need to reapply if approved applications are on file.
  8. 2022 MCAS data during COVID-19 will not be used due to reliability of scores

HOW TO APPLY FOR the 2022-2023 Accelerated and Enriched Academic Program:

Caregivers must take the following steps:

1. Complete the following application form and submit it to the Welcome Center,110 Pleasant Street, Malden before June 15, 2022:

2. Schedule an assessment appointment: Contact Erica Burrion at EBurrion@maldenps.org

3. Students must complete the following assessments for application consideration:
– IXL/Math
– iRead/Literacy
– Writing Sample
– Science
– Social Studies IXL assessments

4. Caregivers must submit the following letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes:
– Administrator Recommendation (Principal, Assistant Principal)
– Teacher, Guidance Counselor, or School Adjustment Counselor Recommendation

Curriculum:

The A.E.A.P program is going to implement the same curriculum and assessments used at other K-8 schools in the district:

  • ELA Grade 4-8 will use Amplify CKLA
  • Math Grades 4-5 will use Eureka
  • Math Grade 6-8 will use Open Up
  • Science Grades 4-8 to be determined by District STEM Directors
  • History Grades 4-8 to be determined by District History Director

Professional Development:

  • Directors, Principals and Coaches will continue participating in UnboundEd Professional Development
  • Teachers will continue to join UnboundEd training
  • UConn virtual conference–Directors, Principals, and teachers in July 2022.

Program Analysis/Review:

To address the multiple concerns about the program, the district is developing a long term review during the pause. Below are some of the steps that will begin before the end of the current school year:

  • Budget analysis of program cost and sustainability
  • Data monitoring of programs success
  • Create an Ad-Hoc Sub-Committee

Composition of Ad-Hoc Sub-Committee:
– 2 Central Office Staff assigned by the Superintendent
– 1 Student
– 2 Parents representative of the District
– 1 School based administrator from one of the five K-8 schools
– 1 Teacher from one of the five K-8 schools

Scope of Ad-Hoc Subcommittee will be to review:
– Financial Implications
– Program Policy
– Entry/Exit criteria
– Program Success/Assessment
– Location of Program

Information Webinar:

If you need more information or have any questions regarding the SY 2022-2023 A.E.A.P, please join us tomorrow, Monday, May 9, 2022 at 6:00pm.
You can find the webinar link in this notification, but if the link does not work due to the automatic features of robocall, you can find the information on our website: MaldenPS.org

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: May 9, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Information

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
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Webinar ID: 995 2570 3834
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Sincerely,

Dr. Noriega-Murphy
Superintendent

Malden Multicultural Day

Please join us as we celebrate the diverse cultures in our community. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/malden-multicultural-day-tickets-309456030317

In collaboration with the City of Malden Board of Health and Human Services and Malden High School

Malden Public Schools Calendar 2022-2023

Please click on the following links for the 2022 – 2023 Malden Public Schools Calendar:

Download 2022-2023 District Calendar

Download 2022-2023 District Calendar (Grayscale)

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics – May 2022

Location: YMCA MALDEN, 99 Dartmouth St., Malden

Date: Saturdays in May 2022

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

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Malden High School

Malden High School Grade 8 Caregiver Information Night

Please join us on Thursday, April 28, 2022 6pm to learn about:

  • Academic Programming 
  • Grade 9 Academy
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Athletics
  • Expansive Elective Offerings
  • Dual-Enrollment and Early College Opportunities

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You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Apr 28, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Grade 7/8 Informational Night
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/97841705062
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US: +19294362866,,97841705062#  or +13017158592,,97841705062#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 929 436 2866  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799
Webinar ID: 978 4170 5062
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aQ40TeKr5

The Vaccine Saves Lives

April Vaccine Clinics

Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics are open to individuals 5 years old and up throughout the month of April at the YMCA Malden.

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Pfizer vaccine, open to individuals 5+
The vaccine is FREE, no appointment needed ID and Health Insurance are NOT required
First doses, second doses, and boosters available

 

Covid 19 Vaccination Sites

Malden Public Schools is holding vaccine clinics. For receiving your COVID-19 vaccine, you will get a $25 gift card and two weeks free membership to the YMCA Malden.

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