High school freshmen and new teachers head back to school next week


On Monday, September 9, it’s off the beaches and onto buses for students in Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools (MVPS) and the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School for the start of a new school year. Although Island schools traditionally start a few days after Labor Day, the opening date was delayed this year to avoid conflict with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which starts the evening of September 4.

New MVPS teachers report to their classrooms for orientation on August 29 and 30. Other staff members return on September 3.

The incoming freshmen at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) have a half-day to themselves to learn the ropes on Wednesday, September 4, from 7:45 am to noon. Orientation activities include a school scavenger hunt. There is no school on September 4 and 5.

Opening day information for Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools is available online at www.mvyps.org, which also includes links to the individual schools. Parents can check in with schools for bus routes and stops or contact Transportation Manager Jimmy Flynn at MVRHS at 508-693-1033, ext. 253. Information about bus routes, school schedules, and notices for MVRHS students may also be found online at www.edline.net. Information for the Charter School is available online at www.mvpcs.org.