April 16, 2021
Message from Principal Cullinane
Good afternoon Nashoba students and families -
This newsletter contains important information about the full return to school on April 26th.
We hope that students are able to enjoy some needed down time over April break. We look forward to seeing you upon our return!
First Week's Schedule
Below is the schedule for the first week after April Break
DESE has released an announcement stating that, “at the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s April 20 meeting, Commissioner Riley will recommend that the Board modify the state graduation requirements for students in grade 11 (class of 2022) so that they would not need to pass the MCAS ELA and Mathematics tests in order to earn their CD. (As a reminder, a modification to the CD for STE was previously approved for this class.)” Grade 11 students may choose to participate in the MCAS ELA and Mathematics tests for scholarship purposes: “Grade 11 students who choose to participate may do so either in spring 2021 or in fall 2021.”
Please review this memo from our Guidance Department for information on how to determine whether to participate in this spring’s or next fall’s MCAS. The spring MCAS will take place during the regular school day over the course of four days in June; we will have finalized June dates in an upcoming newsletter. If you are interested in taking the MCAS exam this June, please contact your guidance counselor by May 3rd.
Message from our NRHS Nurses
We hope you have been enjoying some spring weather!
We look forward to seeing our students return to the building full time after April break!
As some teachers may take students outside for classes, please have any inhalers or epipens that may be necessary for your child readily available in students' backpacks if you have not already sent one in to the health office. Please remember that we will continue to follow all our district's current guidelines and will call home with any reported symptoms. Please stay home or keep your child home if they are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID.
Keep in mind that symptoms of COVID include headache, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath/ difficulty breathing, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, body aches/ muscle aches, fever/ chills, runny nose/ congestion, and new loss of taste or smell. If you have been experiencing any of these symptoms, please let us know so we can guide you in the right direction.
Feel free to always reach out with any questions or concerns.
Wishing you a wonderful, peaceful, and healthy April break!
We'll see you on Monday, April 26!
Sarah DelConte Cosentino