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Cyberbullying Fact Sheet

Parent scripts to promote dialogue and discussion. Click here.

Superintendent's Newsletter

Issue 4 of the Superintendent's Newsletter is now available here.

Superintendent’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2011 Operating Budget

January 26, 2010 - Click here for a copy of this report.

January 26, 2010 - Click here for a copy of this presentation.

Town Report - State of Schools

January 2010 - Click here for a copy of this report.

Superintendent's Entry & Learning Plan Final Report

December 28, 2009 - Click here for a copy of this report.

Superintendent's Newsletter

Issue 2 of the Superintendent's Newsletter is now available here.

Policy of Nondiscrimination

September 16, 2009 - Click here for more information about our nondiscrimination policy that extends to students, staff, the general public, and individuals with whom it does business.

Lockdown Procedures

The Superintendent has released a letter regarding safety procedures. Please click here to read it.

Northbridge Public Schools and Northbridge High School Welcome Fulbright Scholar

September 2, 2009 - Click here for more information about our visitor from Wales.

Northbridge High School Welcomes Foreign Exchange Student

September 2, 2009 - Click here for more information about NHS's exchange student from the Czech Republic.

Professional Learning Community

August 31, 2009 - Click here for a copy of this announcement.

Northbridge Friends of Music Meeting

The Northbridge Schools Music Department would like to build a partnership with our families by inviting you to help develop and participate in the “Northbridge Friends of Music”. An informative meeting will be held on October 15th, at 7 PM in the Northbridge Middle School Auditorium. See letter for more information.

Northbridge Elementary School Seeks NAEYC Accreditation

August 24, 2009 - As a result of this year’s reconfiguration of schools, Northbridge Elementary School consisting of preschool through first grade students will seek NAEYC accreditation for the preschool and kindergarten programs. Click here for the complete article.

FY 11 BUDGET PREPARATION MANUAL

August 11, 2009 - Click here for a copy of the Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Preparation Manual.

School Committee - Zero-Based Budgeting FY 11

July 13, 2009 - Click here for a copy of the Zero-Based Budgeting FY 11.

Pre-School through Grade 4 Bus Stop Procedure

All students in grades pre-school through fourth grade should be greeted at their bus stop by a responsible person. Click here for the complete announcement.

Entry & Learning Plan

Dear Northbridge Community,

I am thrilled to be the new Northbridge Superintendent of Schools! Activities during the first days, weeks and months of any leadership transition are extremely important. This is especially true in the complex and dynamic times we currently live. Educational, community, political and financial interests are often important factors. Students, families, and our mission should be the core of our work.

Northbridge Public Schools Mission Statement ~

“The Northbridge Public Schools are committed to providing high-quality, educational opportunities for all students. We strive for excellence by enabling every student to become a caring and competent individual, a responsible and productive citizen, and a lifelong learner.”

Please take time to review my Entry and Learning Plan. Also, hard copies are available in the Superintendent’s Office, main offices in each school and the public library. The purposes and general goals of the entry and learning process are delineated on pages 3 and 4 of the plan. Kathleen Bradley will be contacting Selectmen, Finance Committee members, School Committee, school administrators, school council members and PTA with the hope that you will take time out of your busy day to talk with me about the Northbridge Public Schools. If you would like to state your interest in participating in the process or meeting individually, please call 508.234.8156 or email kbradley@nps.org. Written comments may be posted at superintendententry@nps.org.

Your input will provide valuable information and help me become an effective superintendent. I want to gain an understanding of the entire community and have you get to know me. It is important to build trust and confidence and have an appreciation of one another. Together we will craft a strategic plan with long term goals and short term objectives to make our public schools second to none!

I look forward to meeting and working with you. The future of our schools depends on what we set in motion today.

Sincerely,

Susan M. Gorky

Susan M. Gorky
Superintendent of Schools