A Message From The Superintendent
Dear Duxbury Parents/Guardians,
I hope this message finds you well. The recent winter weather has been challenging for everyone, but it hasn’t slowed us down. As we enter the second half of the 2017-2018 school year, the Duxbury Public Schools continue to thrive, and I could not be prouder about the efforts and accomplishments of our students, faculty, and staff. I am looking forward to the rest of the year.
Please find below several points of interest:
- Last Day of School: So far this year we have had five “no school” days due to inclement weather, and consequently the last day of school is now pushed back to Friday, June 22 (early release). This of course could still change, but I wanted to give you the most updated information.
- 2018-2019 School Calendar: The School Committee recently approved next year’s school calendar - it is posted on the district website. We hope you like the new format!
- Duxbury High School Principal: If you haven’t heard the news by now, last week I announced that Interim High School Principal Jim Donovan accepted my offer to assume the permanent Principal position, effective immediately. Jim is an exceptional leader, and I am confident in his ability to keep Duxbury High School moving forward. Please read the official press release here.
- Assistant Superintendent Search Committee - Looking for Volunteers: We have begun the search for a permanent Assistant Superintendent to replace Interim Assistant Superintendent Tim Farmer (who is retired and regrettably can only serve for one year). It is important to me that we have a thorough and inclusive search process, and we need your help. Specifically, I am looking for two parents to serve on the search committee. The search process will involve a significant time commitment, and it is crucial that committee members attend all sessions.
The tentative schedule is as follows:
Kick-Off Meeting: Monday, February 12, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Interviews: Wednesday, February 28, 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm and Thursday March 1, 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
If you are interested in serving on the committee, please contact Christine Cass (email@example.com) by Friday, February 9.
Please let me know if you have any questions about this message or any other school related matter. I can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 781-934-7600 x2906. Thank you for your continued support of the Duxbury Public Schools.