Family Update

Dear Families,

Happy August!  I hope you are all enjoying summer!  At Walnut Square, we are busy getting ready for the upcoming school year.  We are excited to work with you to help your children learn and grow!  


Walnut Square is a Title 1 School.  Please click on the link to read the Title 1 letter to families.  Title 1 Notice English      Title 1 Notice Spanish We hope to see you on Monday, August 29th at our Open House and Title 1 Annual Parent Meeting from 4:00-5:30 pm!  Please click here to view the Open House Flyer in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.  


To families with incoming Kindergarten students, welcome!  We are excited that your child will be with us!  Information about Kindergarten Screening will be coming soon.  At Kindergarten screening, all Kindergarten students will receive a backpack donated by Children’s Health Care.  To help your child get acquainted with Walnut Square, please click on the social story:  Kindergarten Social Story English   Kindergarten Social Story Spanish.  


Our first day of school is Tuesday, August 30th, and supervision on the school playground begins at 8:45 am.  School starts at 8:45 am, and dismissal is at 3:15 pm.  Students will be able to find out their assigned teachers the week before; an update will be sent.  It is recommended students have a backpack and a lunch bag (if they bring snacks and lunch from home).


Haverhill Public Schools has chosen School Device Coverage (SDC) to insure the devices that will be given to your student as part of this year’s 1:1 device program. For only $20 per student, this insurance program will protect you and your student(s) in the event that your device is lost, stolen, or damaged accidentally over the course of the school year.  Please follow this link for more information and to sign up.  Haverhill Student Device Insurance This information is also posted on the Parent and Student Resources page and the HPS Technology page.  For a copy of the HPS Student Device Policy, please click here:  HPS Student Device Policy English  HPS Student Device Policy Spanish.  



As we continue to get ready for the year, you will  receive messages and updates from me through School Messenger and Remind.  All messages will posted on our school website,  In addition to the Walnut Square School website, you can also “like” our Facebook page, Walnut Square Elementary School, and follow us on Instragram @walnutsquaresuperstars to get updates and see all of the fun and learning that happens at Walnut Square!  As you enjoy the final summer weeks, we will continue to plan for a happy and productive school year.  Please contact me if you have any questions.  Thank you!  



Jen Rubera 


Mark Your Calendar!

  • August 29th:  Open House 4:00-5:30 pm for students and families- more information to come!  
  • August 30th:  First Day of School Grades 1 and 2/Kindergarten Screening
  • August 31st:  Kindergarten Screening 
  • September 1st:  Kindergarten Screening
  • September 7th:  Kindergarten First Day of School 
  • September 21st:  School Picture Day