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BACK TO SCHOOL: Malden Public Schools doors will swing open for new school year

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Over 6,000 students in Grades 1-12 will return to classes August 30; pre-K and kindergarten students begin on September 7


By Steve Freker


The doors will swing open for over 6,000 Malden Public Schools students next week with the arrival of “Opening Day” for the 2023-24 academic year. Malden administrators and educators will welcome back students from Grades 1 through 12 to Malden High School and the city’s five K-8 schools on Wednesday, August 30 as the new school year begins. About 400-500 pre-K and kindergarten students will begin their school year in the Malden Public Schools on Thursday, September 7.

Malden Public Schools Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ligia Noriega-Murphy said this time of year is exciting for everyone, including administrators, educators, staff and especially the students and their families. “We enter this new year with hope, determination, excitement, and a commitment to ensuring that every student in MPS receives the best education we can deliver,” Dr. Noriega-Murphy said in an announcement of the start of the new school year to parents and caregivers in the district on Wednesday.

Over 6,000 students will report to school for their first day of classes next week on Wednesday, August 30, the Superintendent announced. Following is the schedule for the first seven days of the new school year:

—There will be full days of classes for all students in Grades 1-12 on both Wednesday and Thursday, August 30-31.

—There is no school on Friday, September 1.

—There is no school on Monday, September 4, which is a federal, state and local holiday, Labor Day.

— School resumes for all students in Grades 1-12 with a full day of classes on Tuesday, September 5.

—Full classes for all students in Grades 1-12 for the remainder of the week, September 6-8, and then moving forward.

— First day of school for students in pre-K (all at the Early Learning Center, 257 Mountain Ave., Malden, and at the five Malden Public Schools K-8 schools on Thursday, September 8

Following are the locations and times for school days at all of the Malden Public Schools:


Early Learning Center

257 Mountain Ave.

(these times are for September 7 and thereafter)

Pre-K Full Day Students: 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Pre-K and Kindergarten (a.m. session only): 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Pre-K and Kindergarten (p.m. session only): 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


School Hours for All of the K-8 schools

Beebe School, 401 Pleasant St.

Ferryway School, 150 Cross St.

Forestdale School, 74 Sylvan St.

Linden STEAM Academy, 29 Wescott St.

Salemwood School, 529 Salem St.

Full Day Kindergarten: 8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m.

Grades 1-6: 8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m.

Grades 7 and 8: 8:00 a.m.-2:20 p.m.


Malden High School, 77 Salem St.

Grades 9-12: 7:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m.


Malden Out of School Time (MOST): If you need “Before School,” “After School” or both services for your student, please visit the MOST webpage or contact Malden Out of School Time (MOST) at Tel: 781-870-7684; email: mpsafterschool@maldenps.org


Parents, guardians and caregivers who may have any questions or concerns regarding “back to school” are encouraged to call their respective schools and speak to personnel there.

All contact information is available on the Malden Public Schools website: maldenps.org


Following are some upcoming “Welcome Back” events planned at some of the schools:

Beebe: Tuesday, September 5: Popsicles for Kindergarten at the plaza at 5:30 p.m.

ELC: Wednesday, August 30: Open House and PTO event at 4:00 p.m.

Forestdale: Monday, August 28: Popsicles in the park at 2:00 p.m.

Malden High School: Wednesday, September 6: Back to School Fest at 3:30 p.m. “In the Courtyard”

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