Students no longer required to wear face masks outdoors

May 17, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer Gov. Charlie Baker had some good news for students today — effective tomorrow, May 18 — on top of his announcement that all restrictions on Massachusetts businesses and industries will be lifted effective May 29. According to the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, after consulting with the …

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School Committee round-up:  no COVID-19 spike following spring vacation; education commissioner puts end to hybrid learning

Hingham Middle School (photo by Joshua Ross Photography) May 11, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer Supt. of Schools Paul Austin delivered the good news that the anticipated spike in COVID-19 cases following the spring break did not occur. He went on to express appreciation for the students and teachers who participated in COVID-19 testing during …

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Fall school reopening plan in the works

April 27, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer A Hingham Public Schools Reopening Committee was recently created to review and plan for fall 2021. The first meeting will be held in May, and monthly updates will be provided to the School Committee during its scheduled meetings, Supt. Paul Austin said last night. He also requested that …

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HPS equity & inclusion work focuses on restorative justice

Hingham Middle School (photo by Joshua Ross Photography) April 27, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer The Hingham Public Schools Equity & Inclusion Working Group is conducting an Equity Audit of the district’s operations, programs, and services leading up to the creation of a multi-year Equity and Inclusion Plan, with a targeted completion date of June …

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’21 Ways to Celebrate the Class of 2021′ in planning stages

April 8, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer The Hingham High School Class of 2021 isn’t letting COVID-19 dampen its spirits or enthusiasm! Senior Class President Cameron Frank has been meeting regularly with the other class officers to come up with COVID 19-friendly ideas for “21 Ways to Celebrate the Class of 2021.” She also met …

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Summer school program will be offered late-summer, by invitation only

April 6, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer The Hingham Public Schools will offer “Summer Acceleration Academies” starting in mid-August for hundreds of elementary and secondary students to help them address COVID 19-related learning and social-emotional issues and to prepare them for the new school year, with admission by invitation only. Asst. Supt. of Schools Jamie …

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Plan for phased-in return to full in-person learning awaiting HEA ratification; Fiscal 2022 school budget process outlined

March 23, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer The School Committee reconvened in open session last night following an executive session to discuss a Memorandum of Agreement with the Hingham Education Association, Unit A, regarding the reopening of the Hingham Public Schools. On March 15, the School Committee expressed support for the administration’s proposed phased-in approach …

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