Welcome to the website of the Needham Public Schools! While we continue to confront the health crisis brought on by COVID-19, I hope you will use our website to find helpful and timely information about plans and programs designed to prioritize both our students' educational growth and their health and safety.

The district’s Fall 2021 Opening Plan outlines how we will respond to the academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of our students, particularly those disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Through the links provided here, you can access the Fall 2021 Opening Plan along with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), plus a Plan Overview presentation and a recording of the August 23rd Family Meeting held via Zoom with approximately 600 participants.

The Fall 2021 Opening Plan includes the continued implementation of the district’s Portrait of A Needham Graduate Strategic Plan with specific FY22 Actions. There are still many challenges ahead, yet we see great hope and promise for the new school year and our children’s future.

I encourage you to join the superintendent’s listserve to receive periodic emails with updates about various school programs and events. Please join now!

Additionally, the Needham School Committee wishes to hear from members of the community. You may contact them at [email protected] and ask a question or make a comment.

With energy, hope, and a deep belief in the promise and possibility of each one of our young people, we are moving forward together to ensure a safe and equitable learning experience for all students and staff.


Daniel E. Gutekanst, Ed.D.
Needham Public Schools
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