We hope this message finds you and your families safe and healthy.  In light of the continued closure of our school as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that this is a difficult and unsettling time for all.  Please know that you are not alone and that we are thinking of all of you.  Hopefully, your students are settling into a new "norm" with the Remote Learning 2.0.  Dr. Chisum, our teachers and our staff are working incredibly hard to support our kids.  If you have not yet had a chance, we encourage you to read Dr. Chisum's April 7 and 17 emails, which are quite informative.   

A few highlights --
  • There is no school today, Monday, April 20th.  There will be remote learning Tuesday, April 21st through Friday, April 24th. (April vacation was officially cancelled).  
  • A decision is expected this week from Governor Baker as to whether or not the school closure will be extended beyond May 4th.  
  • For senior parents, the seniors have created an Instagram page which has senior profiles, a favorite memory or quote, and college choices.  The kids have done a great job with this project and if you are interested in checking it out, go to Wellesley2020futures on Instagram.  Also, Dr. Chisum is having discussions with the Senior Class Officers and class parents to find creative ways to have as many of our traditional end of year senior activities as possible and how to best recognize the culmination of their time at WHS in June if a graduation ceremony will need to be delayed. 
  • Our incredible Webmaster, Colette Aufranc, continues to keep our website updated with new information.  Please check it out at
  • The Guidance Department continues to update their website with important information on MCAS, AP Examinations, Standardized Testing and many other topics.  The Guidance Department has also being sending out weekly guidance updates.  Please check out their page on the WHS website for this information and more - click here.  
We are incredibly grateful to be part of this strong and caring WHS community.  Thank you for all you do to support our students, teachers, staff and administrators.  We look forward to a return to some sense of normalcy when it is safe to do so.  In the meantime, we wish you good health as we continue to move forward in this time.

Connie Burton, Andra Jensen, Beth Cook, Kelty White, Stacy Braatz and Mason Smith
WHS PTSO Executive Board