• FAFSA Information 
    Some updates from our friends at the Mass. Educational Funding Authority (MEFA). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2024-25 will be delayed until December 2023 due to the implementation of the FAFSA Simplification Act, adopted to make the application simpler for the millions of students who submit it each year. Educators and school counselors are encouraged to learn more about FAFSA Simplification and how to assist families who are applying for financial aid here. Students and families should take this fall to ensure they are ready to apply for financial aid once the FAFSA is available by learning about the financial aid application process, finding out which family members need to contribute information on the new FAFSA, and creating FSA IDs (usernames and passwords) for those contributors. MEFA’s resources for students and families, including webinars, recorded videos, blog posts, and one-on-one assistance, are available here at this link.  



    As summer approaches, many people may be seeking outside photographs. I am enclosing a copy of the dress-code from the handbook:


    Proper Dress

    In the interest of health, safety, cleanliness and fostering a positive school environment,

    the following dress code must be adhered to:

    • Undergarments must be covered at all times.

    • Any clothing which is disruptive or distracting to the educational process is

    forbidden. Distracting or disruptive clothing includes, but is not limited to

    clothing that is cut or ripped, tight fitting clothing, transparent clothing or

    clothing that reveals cleavage, upper and lower back, midriff, and upper thigh. Tops must be long enough to cover the mid-section when arms are raised

    above the head.

    Shoulder strap width must be a minimum of 2” (i.e. tank tops, sleeveless muscle

    shirts, and off-the-shoulder styles are not allowed).

    • Skirts, skorts, and short length or slits in skirts must reach to the fingertips of

    the extended arm along the student’s legs. Any person wearing a skirt, skorts,

    or shorts shorter than the above is required to wear leggings or tights.