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Superintendent's Newsletter 03.29.2024

Posted Date: 3/29/24 (8:32 AM)

Family Newsletter   |  March 29, 2024

Dr. Jennifer O'Neill
Superintendent’s Message

Spring is finally here and it seems crazy to believe that in just two weeks we will break for our annual April vacation. This year has certainly flown by from my perspective! 

Over the next few weeks, you will be hearing from Norton Public Schools and the other departments in the community about our upcoming budget process and the challenges that each department is facing. Our school budget is located on the NPS website and is available for anyone to view, including line by line financials. 

The Norton School Committee and our administrative team are working closely with the Selectboard and Finance Committee to understand the possible scenarios ahead and to advocate for the needs of our students. At this time, we are projecting layoffs that will impact all schools and grade levels. Neither the School Committee or the administrative team are taking these decisions lightly; none of us want to make decisions that take resources away from our students and classrooms. 

As we get more information from the town on the recommended budget, we will be providing the community with details on what exactly these layoffs will mean in terms of teaching and learning for our students. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this challenging time. Town Meeting takes place on Monday, May 13th at Norton High School.


World Autism Day- April 2nd

This April, we will celebrate all those with Autism as part of World Autism day. We encourage staff and students to wear their Norton purple in honor of all individuals with Autism. Norton schools will be lit up in Purple to celebrate this great event!

Project Contemporary Competitiveness Advanced Studies Program

PCC - Project Contemporary Competitiveness Advanced Studies Program was created in 1968 with the goal of giving students A SUMMER OF A LIFETIME! 

PCC is a summer camp for students in current grades 7-10. Students choose to commit to a 4 week program where they will take classes and explore new friendships! Students learn leadership, social, and academic skills that will last a lifetime at PCC. Students arrive on Monday mornings and leave on Fridays. Students can still have their weekends and enjoy the week with students having a great time!



April 4th

Norton High School Term III Marks Close

April 12th

Districtwide Early Release (Professional Development)
Norton High School Term III Report Cards

April 15th -19th

April Vacation

May 2nd

Norton Middle School Term III Progress Reports

May 3rd

Norton High School Term IV Warning Notices Grade 12

May 10th

Norton High School Term IV Warning Notices Grades 9-11

May 27th

Memorial Day - School Closed

May 30th

Norton High School Class of 2024 Graduation

May 31st

Districtwide Early Release (Professional Development)

This week's NPS Virtual Backpack flyers include: 
          • United in Poetry - A New Workshop for Young Poets
          • April Vacation at Old Colony History Museum
          • Babysitting 101 Class
          • Foxboro Sports Center - Public Skate & Stick + Puck
          • NBK Spring Cheer | Fall 2024 Football and Cheer
          • Brockton Symphony Orchestra Sinfonia Portuguesa
To submit a flyer to the Virtual Backpack, please contact Pam Anderson at