Communications Department

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The communications plan for the Hingham Public Schools (HPS) aims to enhance communication with various stakeholders within the district. This plan incorporates a range of initiatives designed to improve overall communication with students, staff, families, and community.

A communications plan was introduced at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year and the identified activities were carried out throughout the year. To evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented communications strategies, a survey was conducted in the summer of 2023. The findings have helped to form this year’s communications plan that addresses areas for improvement and strengthens the connection and engagement with HPS’ stakeholders. This plan represents HPS’ commitment to fostering efficient and responsive communication practices within the district. 

We communicate through a variety of avenues:

  • Direct Email to families, staff, and students.
    • These mailings include monthly newsletters, upcoming events, and emergency notifications
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  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube
  • Website
  • Automated or “Robocalls” for emergency notifications
  • Press releases and media relations
  • Print materials (brochures, posters, etc.)
  • Media Relations

School Closures/Snow Days:

Hingham Public Schools Inclement Weather Decision-Making Process

The decision to call a closure or delay is made by the Superintendent of Schools before 5:30 AM that morning. 

The Superintendent makes this decision after consideration of available local weather reports, predictions of general weather conditions at the time the children are scheduled to be transported, consultation with the DPW, other area school superintendents, and appropriate town officials. 

School Cancellation/Delay Notifications

Closing or delays will be communicated via:

  • Automated voice call no earlier than 6 AM.
  • HPS social media  including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • School department website 
  • Aspen X2 message (Email)
  • Radio and TV Stations:
    • WBZ, WCVB, WHDH, Fox, NBC and NECN.

Stay Informed with Our District Communications!

Heather Kashman

Media and Communications Specialist