Message from the Superintendent

Dear Malden Families, Caregivers, and Staff,

On Monday, March 7, 2022, the Malden School Committee voted to lift the mask mandate in the Malden Public Schools starting tomorrow. This decision was based on current data in conjunction with the Malden Board of Health. Students and staff may continue wearing masks should they need or choose to do so. We will continue to provide masks, conduct in-school COVID testing, provide home testing kits, and maintain the cleaning protocols already in place.

The safety of students and staff continues to be our priority.

Sincerely,

Superintendent Noriega-Murphy

Mini Writer’s Den

Dear Parents of Middle School Students,

We are excited to invite Malden Public Schools middle school students to participate in the 2022 Mini Writers’ Den after-school program. Students who participated in the Mini Writers’ Den in the past told us it was awesome, and they couldn’t wait for each week! Here’s a sample of what students wrote about during the 2018 Mini Writers’ Den.  

Students will have the opportunity to have fun with creative writing, meet other Malden students and participate in themed programs. As an example, in the comic book writing session, we will discuss the elements that make comic books, graphic novels, and manga so awesome, interview an aspiring comic book writer – and brainstorm, write, and draw! 

The schedule for the 2022 Mini Writers’ Den program is shown below. Sessions will be held on Zoom at 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on each date. Students may register for multiple sessions. 

Session Dates  Registration deadline
(or when session becomes full)
Comic book writing!  March 9, 16, and 23 First come, first served
Song & rap writing!  March 30, April 6 and 13 March 23
Food writing!  April 27, May 4 and 11 April 20
Sports writing!  May 18, 25, and June 1 May 11

In addition to the dates above, students and their families are invited to a culminating event on June 3, at 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Malden High School. Transportation will be provided for the students to Malden High and home afterwards if needed. 

You can REGISTER for the Mini Writers’ Den HERE.

Malden Reads is sponsoring this program in collaboration with the Malden Public Schools and Tufts University. Malden Reads is program connecting the community through reading. The Mini Writers’ Den is supported by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Sincerely,

Malden Reads and the Malden Public Schools 

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Mask Survey

Dear Malden Public Schools Community,

In response to Governor Baker’s announcement on mask mandate lift as of February 2022 and leaving the decision for districts to keep or not masking in schools, Malden Public Schools would like to collect information on how our community feels about this matter.

Please complete this 2-minute survey at your earliest convenience. The survey will close on Tuesday February 15, 2022 at 5 pm.

Thank you for your collaboration.

Sincerely,

Dr. Noriega-Murphy

February Break FREE COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The flyer below provides details of the vaccine clinics organized for the February school vacation week:

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February 2022 FREE COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The flyers below provide details of the vaccine clinics organized for the month of February.  There will also be clinics during the school vacation week.

Malden School Vacation Week Schedule

Municipality Schedule Location Address
Everett
  • Sun-Fri, 2/20 – 2/25, 12pm-8pm
  • Sat 2/26, 4pm-8pm
Everett Recreation Center 47 Elm St, Everett, MA 02149
Malden Sun-Sat, 2/20 – 2/26, 12pm-7pm YMCA 125 Mountain Ave, Malden

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Cyber Safety Workshop

We are excited to invite all Malden Public School’s K-12 Parents and Caregivers to a Title 1 virtual Cyber Safety Workshop. The Attorney General’s Office will lead an informative presentation on ways to help protect your children from cyber bullying and how to promote safe technology use at home.

A link to the Wednesday, February 9th from 6:00pm-7:00pm event is: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89208064864?pwd=VGROWlJyZ2dXRGNmbkxyZ1ZGdGt6dz09;

The passcode is: CEDWebinar.

We hope to see you then!

Schools Closed on Friday, February 4, 2022

Dear Malden Public Schools Community:

Due to the anticipated ice and sleet storm coupled with dangerous road conditions. the Malden Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, February 4, 2022. This decision was made with safety being our highest priority. All administrative offices will be closed as well.

Again, all schools in the Malden Public Schools, and all extracurricular activities, are canceled for Friday, February 4, 2022.

Thank you and please be sure to stay safe amid the upcoming inclement weather.

 

Yours in Continued Partnership,

Dr. Noriega-Murphy
Superintendent

Schools Closed on Monday, January 31, 2022

Schools are closed on Monday, January 31, 2022.  Schools will reopen on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Free Vaccine Clinics

DAILY VACCINE – AVAILABLE AT THE BOARD OF HEALTH CLINICS
1ST/2ND DOSE & BOOSTER

VISIT:  https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/malden

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Please scroll through the flyers below to find translations.

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English Learner Parent Advisory Council (ELPAC) 

English Learner Parent Advisory Council (ELPAC) 

Meeting Date: January 25, 2022

Time: 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Topic: ELPAC January 25, 2022 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/91955416748?pwd=dWxleTZXR3Nic3RzaG9kT01YTEFLQT09

Passcode: 419236

ELPAC Agenda Items: 

  1. ELPAC description
  2. Imagine Learning Literacy Program Invite
  3. Public Comment 

Next ELPAC Meeting Date: March 29, 2022

On November 22, 2017, Governor Baker signed into law the Language Opportunity for Our Kids Act (LOOK Act). The goal of this new law is to improve the education of English learners (ELs). The law has created more opportunities for input from parents and guardians of English learners in language acquisition programs.

The success of ELPACs depends on building supportive and trusting collaborative partnerships among and between parents, school staff and leaders, and community members. Please go to http://www.doe.mass.edu/ell/look-act.html for more information on ELPACs.

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