Dear families,


Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. We are excited to get started!  


Thank you for your patience as we have recreated our classrooms based on the groupings of students with the last name A-K attending school in person Monday and Tuesday, while working remotely Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (cohort A).  Students with the last name L-Z attending school in person Thursday and Friday, while working remotely Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (cohort B).  We have also placed students into our Remote Learning Academy.  

School begins each day, in-person and remotely, promptly at 7:30 AM.  Attendance will be taken both in person and remotely.  Children are expected to participate in all learning activities during remote days, including synchronous (live video teaching) and asynchronous (recorded or other) learning activities.  You will be receiving a schedule from your classroom teacher outlining the schedule for remote days.  

Today, an invitation from your child's teacher will be sent to your student's school email address. The invitation is for them to join their teacher's Google Classroom. We thought that this would be a nice way for student's to be introduced to their teacher and their classmates for the coming year. 


For our third grade families logging into their student's account for the first, please follow these steps. 

1. Open up a browser window and type in http://accounts.google.com (or click my link)

2. At sign in

Google Log in Screen

3. Type your child's last name and the first 3 letters of their first name followed by @ashland.k12.ma.us. (bennettcla@ashland.k12.ma.us)

4.Your child's password is their last name with the first letter capitalized, followed by their lunch code (Bennettxxxx)


This information will also be provided by hard copy in mail early next week.


Welcome back! We can’t wait to have your students with us!



Attendance Line
Phone Number
option #1 

Please report your child absent when they are not in school. Leave your child's full name and reason for absence when you call.  

Quick Links

                          Mindess Reopening Webinar - August 19, 2020 (above)
                               and Mindess Reopening Presentation

Mindess Calendar

Incoming Grade 3
Parent Information

Mindess School Grade 3 Parent Orientation 2020-2021 Presentation

Mindess Family Presentation via Zoom 2020

video entitled Meet the Grade 3 Teachers at Mindess!