May 13, 2022


Dear Students, Parents and Staff,


As mentioned in a previous communication, with the Garvin elementary school moving to the high school campus for the 2022-23 school year, the District will need to transport students further from the regular boundary area.  In order to keep the transportations costs as budgeted, the elementary school start times would require adjustments. The proposed school start time changes for the elementary schools were approved by the Cumberland School Committee at its meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2022. 

2022-2023 School Start Times


School Construction Timeline

With the voter approval of the school construction bond in 2018, several construction projects will be undertaken over the next several years. This year, Cumberland Hill has been the focus. Work is slated to be completed this summer with students back in the newly renovated elementary school in the fall of 2021. This summer 3 projects will kick off with Garvin undergoing a major renovation, Ashton seeing the construction of a new wing and Community seeing the construction of a new cafeteria. Work in the years to come will see a renovation at Ashton and Community, and a renovation to BF Norton. The chart below is an illustration of the timeline of the elementary school’s construction.

School Construction Timeline



Philip D. Thornton, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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