Martha’s Vineyard schools open September 8


It’s off the beaches and onto buses for students next week. On Thursday, September 8, Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools (MVPS) and the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School open for a new school year.

“Bus routes haven’t changed over time, but parents can check in with schools for bus routes and stops or contact Transportation Manager Jimmy Flynn at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School,” superintendent of schools James Weiss said yesterday in response to an email from The Times. Mr. Flynn’s number is 508-693-1033, ext. 253.

For the first time in several years, there will be no all-Island back-to-school meeting held prior to the start of the new school year for MVPS administrators, teachers, and staff. In the past the meeting featured an overview of the school year ahead by Mr. Weiss, guest speakers, and some light-hearted activities devised to send everyone off to their classrooms with a smile.

Mr. Weiss said the decision to skip the all-Island kick-off event was based upon requests from school staff for fewer meetings and more time to work at their individual schools. This year they will report directly to their schools on Tuesday, September 6.