SCHS Student Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to help students and their parents become familiar with Springfield Central High School. Items which may be of concern to everyone are listed in the Table of Contents. In addition to this handbook, students will also receive a School Handbook published by the Springfield Public Schools Department. Students and parents are urged to keep these handbooks and refer to them frequently.

Please read the handbook carefully. It is our expectation that all students and their parents/guardian will be familiar with the contents. Not knowing the information contained herein shall not constitute an excuse for any of the expectations. You are responsible for this information.

If you cannot find something in the handbook, or feel something should be included, please contact the Main Office with your questions or suggestions at 413-787-7085.

Springfield Central High School Administration

Springfield Central High School
1840 Roosevelt Avenue
Springfield, MA 01109
Phone: 413-787-7085
Fax: 413-787-7040

Grade Title Name
Principal Mr. Thaddeus Tokarz
Assistant Principal Mrs. Sara Walsh
Assistant Principal Mr. Michael Chiarizio
Grade 9 Assistant Principal Mr. Kevin Lalime
Grade 10 Assistant Principal Mr. Luis Martinez
Grade 11 Assistant Principal Dr. Kolajo Afolabi
Grade 12 Assistant Principal Mr. Keith Worthy

Principal's Message

Dear Central High School Students,

The Central High School Staff and Administration wish to welcome all students back from what I'm sure was a restful and enjoyable summer vacation. A special welcome to our 600 freshmen---I'm sure your decision in selecting Central High School will result in the best four years of your young lives. The faculty and administration are here to assure your academic, civic and social needs are met to the best of our ability.

I urge each of you to get to know your teachers during the very first weeks of school. Introduce yourself and be sure to bring home the teachers letters of expectations to your parents/guardians. It is important that your teachers and parents communicate with each other from the very first day of school. Working together, they will create a positive educational plan that will benefit you.

Please read the handbook carefully and note the very important attendance policy that will be strictly enforced this year! Be sure to ask your teachers any questions you may have. According to the policy set forth by the Springfield School Committee, a student in the Springfield Public School system cannot be absent more than 14 sessions in a full year course (or 7 sessions in a half-year, semester course). Let's get started on the right foot by attending school and being on time each day.

As always, help us keep Central High School a safe and clean school by being the model school citizen we know you can be. We are here to help you enjoy your high school experience. Have a wonderful year!


Mr. Thaddeus Tokarz

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