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    2017 Massachusetts State Report Card

    Welcome to the Maria Hastings School website. The Hastings School, one of six elementary schools in Lexington, provides a multi-disciplinary and differentiated educational experience for 440 students. Our school motto: Everyone Belongs, Everyone Learns, is at the heart of our work. The entire staff believes that all children can learn. We put our mission into practice by matching teaching strategies with children’s learning needs.  Our school community includes a highly supportive and active Parent Teacher Association.

    This website is a communication tool designed to provide you with information about the school system, the Hastings School, and the students, staff, and families who make up our vibrant school community.

    Louise P. Lipsitz, Principal






  • Summer Reading Challenge
    Want to keep your brain sharp AND see Mrs. Lipsitz dress up as a storybook character?  Take the Hastings Summer Reading Challenge!  Click here for more info or here for extra bingo boards.

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  • NEW! Dismissal & Permissions Electronic Form
    Click here to provide your child's dismissal information and permissions for the 2018-2019 school year.  One form must be completed for EACH child in your family.  Please complete the form by August 24th.  Be sure to read over the information at the beginning of the form.

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  • First Day of School
    The first day of school for the 2018-19 school year will be Tuesday, August 28th.  Drop off begins at 8:15 AM.  Dismissal will be at 12:15 PM for all students.  Click here for more info on the start of school dates/times.
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  • Registration for 2018-2019 is open
    Please visit the Central Registration Website for more information.  For Kindergarten registration information for the 2018-2019 school year, please click here.

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  • School Improvement Plan
    Click here to view the Hastings SIP for the 2017-2018 school year. 
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  • Volunteer Training
    Thanks to Hastings' teachers, we have created a video that replaces the mandatory in-school volunteer training. You must watch the video and then complete the verification at the end.  Click here to view the video. 
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  • Absentee Line
    To report student absences, please call our absentee line: 781-860-5802. This line is accessible 24 hours a day. When leaving a message, please include your child’s name, teacher, and reason for the absence.
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