Welcome Back from the Morse School

Welcome Back from the Morse School
Posted on 09/01/2023

Dear Morse School Students and Families,

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! We have been working so hard to get our school ready to welcome our young scholars! Our educators are excited and very optimistic about the school year.

Celebrating our Morse Morning Singers
Morse SingersOn Tuesday, August 29th, all of the CPS staff came together for our opening day Colloquium at CRLS. We were honored to have our Morse Morning Singers, under the direction of Kelly Graeber, perform "Lift Every Voice" for nearly 1,500 educators! They were incredible and we are so proud of them. Please view their performance and enjoy our talented crew.

Student & Family Handbook

Before coming to school next week, we ask that all Morse School parents and caregivers carefully review the Student and Family Handbook. as It provides an overview of:

  • Arrival and dismissal procedures (including drop-off and pick up times and classroom specific locations)
  • Bus transportation
  • Meals, snacks, and recess
  • Protocols for keeping children and adults safe
  • Ways that parents and caregivers can get involved

Staff members will also review the handbook with students during the first week.

The Morse School Guidelines for Success
The Morse School will be your child's home away from home for the next 180 days and hopefully for their entire elementary career. We want it to be a warm, welcoming place where they feel a sense of belonging. At our school, we focus on four core values (Morse Code): Be Inclusive, Be Responsible, Be an Active Learner and Be Kind. Our educators will talk with students in the coming weeks about what it looks like, sounds like, and feels like when the Morse Code is alive and strong. Please take a moment to review our Morse School Guidelines for Success (aka the “Morse Code”), to help your child begin thinking about our school’s core values. Feel free to ask your child what our core values look and sound like at home and at the places they spend time outside of school!

A Few of Our Favorite Things...
Meet the Staff of the Morse School and learn about a few of our favorite things! We have a staff of 92 part-time and full-time members. We are all looking forward to getting to know your child(ren) and families. Click here to learn a little about us!


Friends of the Morse
The Friends of Morse School (FMS) is a parent-led organization dedicated to supporting our students, teachers, staff, and community. Last week, FMS parent volunteers helped organize a “welcome back” breakfast for staff! You can visit the FMS website to learn more about the group and about upcoming events!

September Reminders
We have several upcoming events to help get our school year off to a strong start:

  • Tuesday, September 5: First day of school for students in Grades 1-5
  • Tues. & Wed., September 5th & 6th: JK/K Orientation & Classroom Visits
  • Thursday, September 7: First day of school for JK/K students
  • Friday, September 22: Friends of Morse School Back to School Picnic
  • Wednesday, September 20
    • Early release day (students dismissed at 12:25PM)
    • Principal's Coffee | 8:30 - 9:30AM, Morse Lobby
    • Virtual Principal's Tea | 6:30 - 7:30PM
  • Monday, September 25: NO School in observance of Yom Kippur
  • Thursday, September 28: Fall Open House & Curriculum Night (6-8PM)

COVID Self-Test Reminder
Finally, a reminder to please use the COVID self-test kit that you received in the mail from the Cambridge Public Schools to test your child before they come to school next week. If your child tests positive, please keep them at home and let us know. For more information on the most current CPS COVID policies and procedures, please click here.

The Morse staff is looking forward to welcoming all of you to the school next week. Please have a wonderful Labor Day weekend and see you soon!


Samantha Headley

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