Principal's Message 9/20/21

Back to School Night

Back to School Night

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With the first full week under our belt and the learning process in full swing we look forward to welcoming parents and guardians to SHS for our Parent Back to School Night this Wednesday, 9/22, from 6:30 - 8:00pm.  Parents and guardians should print out, take a screenshot / picture or right down their students’ academic schedule.  Parents and guardians will follow their student’s academic schedule, meeting each course and teacher for their yearlong and Semester One classes.  Each class will meet for 10 minutes.  Please note that these meetings are for course information only with regard to curriculum and work expectations, grading and assessments, required materials and any major projects.  It is meant to support and empower your role with your students' learning.  This is not a format for individual student discussion or conference.  Parents or guardians with questions specifically related to their student should communicate directly with the teacher through email.


The evening will start promptly at 6:30 pm with each parent starting in their students' A block course.  As this evening is meant to replicate your students' daily experience, we will have a brief Evening Announcement to kick off the night just as Morning Announcements start the day at SHS.  


Please plan accordingly for traffic and parking so as not to be marked tardy for your first period of Parent Back to School Night.


A reminder to parents and guardians of the Class of 2025 we are seeking a parent / guardian representative for the SHS School Council.  Please see below for further information for the selection process.  Deadline for applicants is Monday, 9/20/21.


Have a great week!



We kindly ask that you first utilize these resources to find the information you are seeking before calling the Main Office. 

SHS Handbook

Daily Bulletin 

·  9/13/2021

·  9/14/2021

·  9/15/2021

·  9/16/2021

·  9/17/2021

·  9/20/2021


5 Day Schedule

SHS School Year Calendar


SHS Web Page   




Save the date

Wednesday, 9/22:  Advanced Placement Parent Info Session 6:00-6:30pm

Wednesday, 9/22:  Parent Back to School Night; 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Thursday, 9/30: Senior Parent Night; 6:00 pm

Thursday, 9/30: AP


Parent Involvement / SHS School Council / Class of 2025 Parent / Guardian Needed

The SHS School Council is composed of one student and one parent of each class (2022, 2023, 2024, 2025), teacher representatives (3), one community member and the Principal.  The School Council meets monthly from August to June assisting the Principal with the approval process of the Student Handbook, development of School Improvement Plan and initiatives and budget considerations and planning.  


The School Council is seeking a parent representative for the Class of 2025.  The process for selection of this position is through vote by households of the Class of 2025.  An electronic ballot will be issued to households with all applicants on Wednesday, 9/22/2021.


If you are interested in joining the SHS School Council as the Class of 2025 Parent Representative please email Bryan Lombardi ( with a brief narrative of you, why you want to be on the committee and what you will bring if selected.  These narratives will be shared publicly in the ballot process described above.


The deadline for applicant submissions is Monday, 9/20/2021.


Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Information / Parents

·  All parents and guardians of students who are currently enrolled in Advanced Placement courses are invited to a brief informational meeting about our advanced placement courses and the spring Advanced Placement testing process. 

·  The meeting will be held before back to school night, 9/22, from 6:00-6:30pm in the High School Library. 


Counselor’s Corner

·  Senior Parents

o    The Guidance Department is hosting a Senior Parent Night on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 6:00 pm at the high school.  

o    Discussion will focus on the four-year college application process and review the information shared with seniors in school that week.


·  All Parents

o    MEFA ( Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority) is offering a variety of upcoming webinars related to college planning and financing.  More information and registration here:



·  SAT test dates at SHS

o    October 2, 2021 

§  Registration closed

o    November 6, 2021

§  Registration deadline: October 8, 2021

o    March 12, 2022

§  Registration deadline February 11, 2022

o    June 4, 2022

§  Registration deadline: May 5, 2022



o    The PSAT will be offered at Stoneham High School on Saturday, October 16th at 7:45 a.m. for any sophomore or junior interested.

o    Registration information is as follows:

§  Cost - $32.00 check written out to SHS Activity Fund

§  Please register with Mrs Polizzi in the guidance office by Monday, September 13th.

·         *Fee waivers are available, please reach out to your counselor if you think you may qualify.*


Drama Club / Theatre Production

·  The drama club will be presenting Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach

·  Auditions will be held on September 20th and 21st beginning at 3:15pm. 

o    For more information, please contact Mr. Perry or Ms. Sacco.



·  The Week in Athletics:  9/20/2021 - 9/26/2021 


·  SHS Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Info





Picture Day

SHS Student Picture Day

·  10/13/21 


Picture Makeup Day

·  11/18/21



·  First SEO meeting, parents welcome, Wednesday, 10/13/2021, 7:00pm in SHS Library

·  Spartan Enrichment Organization Newsletter


Community Mental Health Support / INTERFACE

·  Interface is a free service for Stoneham residents.  

·  Anyone who needs an outpatient mental health referral can call the helpline and will be connected with a specialist who will take their contact information and insurance information.  

o    Once they have all of this information, they go back to their database to find providers who take their insurance and have appointments available.  

o    This can take around 3 weeks, usually it takes around 2 weeks.  

o    Once a match is made, they reach back out to the resident with the provider information.  

§  It is up to the resident needing appointments to reach out to the provider.  

§  If the service does not work out, callers can call again, there is no limit on the number of calls that can be made.  

·  This is not a crisis line, only a service for finding providers that match needs. 


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