Superintendent's Update - August 31, 2021

Superintendent's Update - August 31, 2021
Posted on 08/31/2021
Superintendent's Update - August 31, 2021

Dear Medway families, 

We are excited to welcome Grades 1-12 students to the 2021-2022 school year tomorrow.  Kindergarten Orientation is also planned to take place at the McGovern Elementary School and our Kindergarteners will start fully with us on Thursday, September 2.  We spent the last two days with our faculty and staff who were engaged in professional development and student-centered conversations in preparation for this exciting beginning.  The energy across the district was palpable.  We have incredibly high hopes for the upcoming school year and with each of us doing our part to keep one another safe, we believe that we can experience a terrific year together.  Please find important information and updates below.

Be well,


Armand Pires, Ph.D.

Superintendent of Schools

2021-2022 Back to School Webinar and Flow Charts

Thank you to those families who were able to join our 2021-2022 Back to School Webinar last evening.  Please find a recording of the webinar, presentation slides, and responses to questions that were asked by attendees at the following links:

Webinar Recording:  2021-2022 MPS Return to School 

2021-2022 MPS Return to School Webinar Presentation 

Attendee Questions and Answers

We are also including the 2021-2022 Medway Public Schools Return to School Plan for your review.  This plan will be updated as needed and as additional guidance from the state becomes available.  We will continue to alert families to these changes.

Finally, the link below will bring you to flowcharts that more effectively describe the process to follow should if your child is symptomatic for COVID-19 or deemed a close contact.  

COVID-19 Key Actions Flowchart

2021-2022 Updated Bus Routes

If your child will be participating in our big bus transportation for the school year, please find our updated school bus stop information here: 2021-2022 Bus Routes

District Communications

Please expect updates from my office approximately every two weeks, typically the week following a School Committee meeting.  You can find information about School Committee dates and times and all other district events through the calendar on our website which is linked here.  In these communications we share many of the updates and informational items that we share with the School Committee as well as upcoming events.  For up to date information about the district, we encourage families to follow us on social media at the following:

Social Media Handles


Medway Public Schools @MedwayPublicSchools

Medway T.H.R.I.V.E. @MedwayThrive


Medway Public Schools @MedwaySchools

Medway High School @MedwayHighInfo 

Medway Middle School @MedwayMiddle

Burke/Memorial School @BurkeMemorial

McGovern School @McGovernElem

Medway Athletics @MedwayAthletics

Medway Wellness @MPS_Wellness_


Medway Public Schools @medwayschools


Upcoming Events

September 1, 2021

First Day of School: Grade 1-12

September 2, 2021

First Day of School: Kindergarten

September 3, 2021

No School

September 6, 2021

No School: Labor Day

September 7, 2021

No School: Rosh Hashanah

September 9, 2021

School Committee Meeting 6:00 p.m.

September 14, 2021

Middle School Open House 6:00 p.m.

September 16, 2021

No School: Yom Kippur

September 21, 2021

High School Open House 6:30-8:30 p.m.

September 23, 2021

School Committee Meeting 6:00 p.m.

September 28, 2021

High School Senior Post-Secondary Night 6:30 p.m.

September 30, 2021

McGovern Back to School Night 5:30 p.m.

October 11, 2021

No School: Columbus Day

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