Serving Newbury, Rowley, and Salisbury, MA
Welcome to Triton Regional School District. Three communities with a mission to unite in supporting the development of engaged, successful, responsible, resilient learners; well-prepared to be ethical, empathetic, and contributing citizens.
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The Triton Regional School District serves the Massachusetts coastal towns of Newbury, Rowley and Salisbury. Located in the northeast corner of the state, these three communities provide a distinct population of students to the school district. With all three rural towns dating back to the 1630’s, the area is rich in historical traditions and attractions which add to the academic experience of our students.
The District is comprised of one elementary school in each town ranging in population from 450 to 525 students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 6. Upon completing the sixth grade, students attend the Triton Regional Middle School which houses approximately 425 students in grades 7 and 8. Sharing the same campus in Byfield, the Triton Regional High School houses around 750 students in grades 9 through 12. The total student population of the district is approximately 2,675 students from Preschool through the 12th grade.
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UPDATE: February, 2018
Meetings have been ongoing and consistent, but slow in that the discussion has been around the beliefs about homework. A parent survey is being drafted, and that is set to be released in March. Minutes from the meetings can be found here:
The full group meetings are scheduled monthly and will be meeting at 6:30 PM in the High School Library on the following dates:
- Monday, February 26, 2018
- Monday, March 26, 2018
- Monday, April 30, 2018
- Monday, May 21, 2018
The TRSD Homework Policy (linked) was last reviewed and adopted by the School Committee in August, 2012. At that time, a review was conducted by the Superintendent and leadership, but there was no formal process to review and gather feedback on the expectations and assumptions with the faculty, parents, and community at large. The purpose of this current review is not to assume changes need to be made, but to expand the discussion on the purpose and expectations of homework to the larger community. By doing so, the hope is that we gain consensus on the purpose and expectations of homework that will drive any necessary policy revisions, and more importantly, to bring consistency to the expectations of homework across grade levels/spans.
To review current research and thinking on the purpose and best practice of work completed outside class time, measured against personal experiences within the group and those you represent, and make a recommendation on best practice moving forward.
Recommendation should include:
- Purpose of Homework by Grade Level
- Frequency of Homework by Grade Level
- Implications of Homework on Grading and Reporting
- Exceptions to the Agreed Expectations
The goal is to have a recommendation for policy changes for the May 9, 2018 School Committee meeting, followed by a late May Public Hearing/Forum, followed by a final vote if there are any policy changes on June 13, 2018. New expectations would go into effect on September 1, 2018.
Elementary Subgroup: (Chair, NES Principal Beth Yando)
- NEXT MEETINGS: October 26th & November 14th – Both at 6:30 PM – Both at Newbury Elementary School in the Downstairs Conference Room
Middle School Subgroup: (Chair, MS Principal Alan MacRae)
- NEXT MEETINGS: November 7th & November 21st – Both at 4:30 PM – Both at the Middle School in the Library
High School Subgroup: (Chair, HS Principal Tim Ruggere)
- NEXT MEETINGS: November 2nd & November 16th – Both at 3:30 PM – Both at the High School in the Library Conference Room, L106
Each group will keeping notes that posted in this Google Drive Folder to ensure the larger community is kept up to date on the progress of the group(s).
For inquiries about accessing public records, please contact Triton’s Records Access Officer, Michelle Cresta at Michelle.Cresta@tritonschools.org or via phone at (978) 465-2397.
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