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  • Working Papers are to be returned to the High School Main Office. 

    Please plan accordingly during summer hours.

    July:  Tuesday – Thursday, 8:00 – 12:00

       Closed: July 1st - 5th  &  July 29th - 31st

    August: Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 2:00


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  • Last Day of School Dismissal Schedule (Friday, June 14, 2024):


    Cohasset Middle School & Cohasset High School: 11:30AM

    Deer Hill Elementary School: 12:15PM

    Joseph Osgood Elementary School: 12:20PM


    Lunch will not be served.


    Summer Office Hours:


    The following are our summer office hours (please know that any changes that impact this schedule will be communicated by the individual schools / posted on the school and district webpage):


    Cohasset High School:

    July: Tuesday – Thursday, 8:00 – 12:00

    August: Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 2:00


    Cohasset Middle School:

    July: All requests/visits should please be directed to CHS Main Office

    August: Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 2:00


    Deer Hill School:

    July: If you need to schedule an in-person visit, please email Principal Alex Sullivan

    August: Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 2:00


    Joseph Osgood School:

    July: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:30-12:30

    August: Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 2:00


    Central Office:

    July: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 – 3:00, Friday, 8:00 – 12:00

    August: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 – 3:00, Friday, 8:00 – 12:00

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  • Dear Cohasset Families, Students, and Staff:

    We are pleased to announce that, upon unanimous vote, Ms. Sarah Shannon has been offered the position of Superintendent of Cohasset Public Schools, subject to successful contract negotiations.  We will send another update, once contract negotiations have been completed, but we wanted to ensure prompt messaging on this important decision.

    We thank everyone who participated in this extensive and important process and we are excited about what the future holds for our district.


    Onward and Upward,

    Your School Committee


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  • Greetings Cohasset Families,

    As you may be aware, a total solar eclipse will be visible on Monday, April 8, 2024. The eclipse is forecasted to begin shortly after 2:00PM Eastern Time and will last about two and a half hours until about 4:30PM Eastern Time. I wanted to update you on our educational plans and on our safety considerations.


    Safety Considerations:

    The guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) promotes us notifying students that they should not look directly at the solar eclipse without eye protection. We will be informing students of this guidance at all our schools on the morning of the eclipse. In addition, the Cohasset PSO has provided regulation safety glasses for all elementary students and our administration has regulation safety glasses available for all middle and high school students to ensure that if classes view the eclipse as an educational opportunity that students will be able to view the eclipse safely. No outdoor after-school activities, including all sports, per the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Sports Medicine Committee guidance, will take place during the eclipse time. Communications will be forthcoming regarding individual after-school activities, which are impacted by the eclipse.


    Educational Opportunities:

    Weather permitting, all elementary students (grades K-2) at Joseph Osgood and (grades 3-5) at Deer Hill, as well as all middle school students, will be viewing the eclipse in a supervised manner with regulation safety glasses just before dismissal. Teachers will also be educating the students regarding the eclipse. At the high school, students will learn about the eclipse, and viewing opportunities will be more class specific. Participating students will be issued regulation safety glasses. If you would like to opt out your elementary school, middle school, or high school student from potential viewing, please contact your child’s principal by calling your child’s main office.

    We are excited about these wonderful learning opportunities for our students. Please see below for additional information regarding the eclipse from DESE. Have a wonderful day.



    Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.


    Cohasset Public Schools


    Information about the April 8, 2024, Eclipse

    A total solar eclipse will be visible from many parts of the US on April 8, 2024. While no location in Massachusetts will experience totality, some parts of the state will see over 95% coverage of the sun if weather permits.

    The eclipse will begin shortly after 2 PM ET and will last about two and a half hours until about 4:30 PM ET.

    Path of the April 8, 2024, Eclipse

    A solar eclipse occurs with the moon passing directly between the Earth and the Sun. The moon is much smaller than the sun, but because it is so close to the Earth it can appear to partially or complete block the image of the sun.

    This map developed by Xavier M. Jubier provides information about the path of the eclipse, and the maximum amount of coverage at a chosen location on Earth.

    Educational and Informational Resources for the April 8, 2024, Eclipse

    The eclipse may overlap with dismissal for many Massachusetts schools. We recommend preparing students to safely experience the eclipse. Please instruct students not to look directly at the eclipse without proper eye protection.

    • Visit NASA's website for a comprehensive information about the eclipse.
    • These resources are available in several languages for families and community members:
    • The NASA website and NSTA website contain multiple lesson plans and resources for educators.
    • NSTA's website  contains a document with relevant information for school administrators.
    • This video from the Fiske Planetarium contains information for administrators about student safety during the eclipse.
    • There are many cultural stories surrounding eclipses. The Exploratorium website contains information about various cultural eclipse narratives and histories.
    • Free eclipse glasses may be available through your local library and the Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries program.
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  • The 2024-2025 district calendar was approved by the School Committee on 3/13/2024.  Click on the image below to see the full calendar.

    District Calendar

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COVID-19 Information

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    covid info

    From Commissioner of Education Riley’s memo to Superintendents sent on August 15, 2022:

    “The Commonwealth is not recommending universal mask requirements, surveillance testing of asymptomatic individuals, contact tracing, or test-to-stay testing in schools. Districts and schools are reminded that there is no longer any statewide masking mandate in schools (other than school health offices) and there is no testing requirement for schools.” We will continue to respect the right of individuals to wear masks at any time during the school day.

    “Effective August 15, 2022, all students and staff in childcare, school in grades K-12, or participating in out-of-school time (OST) and recreational camp settings should follow the updated isolation and exposure guidance issued by DPH, in alignment with recently issued guidance from CDC. No asymptomatic person should be excluded from school as a result of exposure, regardless of vaccination status or exposure setting.”

    An additional link on isolation and exposure guidance can be found here:

    Weekly Town of Cohasset Covid Report as of 6/24/2022