Principal’s Corner

Placement Information for 2017-2018

Posted on: May 22nd, 2017 by webmaster

Dear Families,

With the summer fast approaching, we are sharing updated information about how we will be communicating your child’s teacher assignment for the 2017-2018 school year.  As you are aware, SPS utilizes Follett Aspen as our student management system.  This is where you currently find your child’s report card information and where you update your demographic information.  

One of the many benefits of Follett Aspen is the ability to assign next year’s teacher to each student, which is then visible to the family.  In years past, we have communicated with you via the U.S. Mail.  This was costly and laborious and many of you were away during the summer, so notification was delayed.  With the capacities of Follett Aspen, we will now notify families through the Student Information System.  We are planning to have teacher assignments viewable to families by 4 p.m. on June 28th.  Please know that class lists will not be available via Follett Aspen and will not be provided going forward.

If you have not logged on to your Follett Aspen account, please click on this link from the SPS homepage for instructions and FAQs for the Family Portal: rtal/

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out.  


Sharon MacDonald

Important: Haynes MCAS 2.0 Schedule for Spring 2017

Posted on: January 10th, 2017 by webmaster

NOTE CHANGE for 5th Grade ELA – NOW April 25th, 27th, and May 1st

Included below is the specific schedule for the upcoming MCAS test. These are the exact dates your child(ren) will be taking the exam. Please encourage your child to get sufficient rest the night before any test sessions, to eat breakfast, and to extend their best effort.  Children should also be encouraged to bring a water bottle to school; hydration is a key to concentration.  It is imperative that all children be in school during testing.  Please try to avoid any appointments or trips that will prevent your child from attending school.

Grade/Test Session
Grade 3 MCAS: ELA
April 3rd, 4th, and 5th

Grade 3 MCAS: Math
May 3rd and 4th

Grade 4 MCAS: ELA
April 5th, 6th, and 7th

Grade 4 MCAS: Math
May 11th and 12th

Grade 5 MCAS: ELA
April 25th, 27th, and May 1st

Grade 5 MCAS: Math
May 8th and 9th

Grade 5 MCAS: Science, Technology, Engineering
May 16th and 17th

A hard copy of this letter was sent home on Friday, January 6th with your child. Thank you in advance for your support and encouragement during the testing.


Sharon and Scott
* This year, all Massachusetts students in 4th grade will be assessed using Computer-based Testing (CBT). In order to prepare our students for this testing, 4th grade students are participating in a keyboarding program from All students have accounts and passwords. We encourage students to practice keyboarding at home to prepare for the writing portions of the test. If you have questions about accessing the website or account information, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.

Haynes School Phone System Changes

Posted on: December 5th, 2016 by webmaster

A new telephone system was recently installed at Haynes School. Please note telephone options and extensions have changed throughout the building.

Our main telephone number is unchanged – 978-443-1093.  

Changes to phone options

To access the staff directory, press *

To call the front office, press 0

To report an absent or tardy, press 1.

To reach the school nurse, press 2

If you have any questions, please contact the front office.

Mrs. Nancy Carbutt – extension 1200

Mrs. Marcy Sawin – extension 1201