NRHS Update

April 24, 2020

A Message From The Principal

Dear Families,


As always, I hope this finds you safe, healthy, and coping with our continued social distancing. As you may know by now, Governor Baker has required schools in Massachusetts closed through the remainder of the school year. We recognize that we all received this new information this week and the reality of its impact is profound. As Governor Baker illustrated, the decision to keep schools closed for the safety of our students, staff, and community remains paramount. It is nonetheless painful as we reflect on the impact of the finality of this decision for our students, staff and administration and the many events and activities that they have been looking forward to in the hope that we would return to school this year. However difficult, we are committed to keeping our school community connected, positive, and engaged.


Superintendent Clenchy and Assistant Superintendent Maguire met with our leadership team this week to begin the discussion of the impacts this decision will have on our schools. We remain exceedingly proud of our teachers and the dedication they have shown in building our remote learning plan. Similarly, we are incredibly proud of our students and their families for partnering with us to deliver on this plan. You are doing an amazing job!


The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be providing additional guidance about the next evolution of remote learning to school district’s later this week. We will continue to refine our remote learning plan as needed to support the varied needs of our students and families. As we move forward, we are further taking stock of and rethinking the many activities and processes that fall during May, June, and beyond.


Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Sincerely,

Stephen Cullinane

Interim Principal

Class of 2020 Updates

The Class of 2020 is our top priority at this point. We know we have to figure out a plan for our end of year senior activities, which includes graduation. We anticipate graduation will look different. We are convening a committee of teachers, students, and parents who will reach out to stakeholders, evaluate our options, and devise the best possible plan for us moving forward. We know how anxious everyone is to have these plans known and we appreciate your patience with us as we move forward in a thoughtful and inclusive manner.


Here is one piece of information that has been decided. The last day of classes for seniors will be Monday, May 18, 2020. There will be no final exam week. However, we will be scheduling time for you to return and pick-up materials (i.e. chrome books, books, locker cleanout, uniform collection, etc.). Stay tuned!

Class of 2020 Student and Parent Graduation Survey

Dear Seniors and Parent(s)/Guardian(s),


There is a committee comprised of students, parents, staff members, and administrators working on graduation plans and how to celebrate and recognize our seniors!


Please complete the following survey in regards to our graduation ceremony. While graduation will look different this year, we are currently in the process of planning an alternative that will recognize the accomplishments we have made these past four years. We are committed to deliver an alternative that will allow us to celebrate while ensuring the health and safety of everyone in our community. All questions are found below. We greatly appreciate your valuable feedback!


-Senior Class Officers & Committee


Click here for survey!

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Classes of 2021, 2022, & 2023 Updates

Your class activities and academics are also of the utmost priority and we will be working on these concurrently with our remote learning in the coming weeks. We know many of you have questions. Again, we appreciate your patience and we will keep our communication open.

We remain grateful for your partnership and your continued support. We also remain confident that through this partnership, we will persevere through these challenging times.
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Junior Prom Update

The junior class advisors are working with the class officers and administration on the possibility of rescheduling the prom for the fall of 2020. As soon as we have more information, we will share with everyone.

Athletic Department Update

With Governor Baker's decision to keep schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, we will not have a spring sports season.


My heart goes out to all of our student-athletes and coaches, this is extremely disappointing news—especially for our graduating seniors. We also empathize with parents/guardians, family members and the greater school community, as I appreciate how important and enjoyable interscholastic athletics is to our district.


There is still a lot of work to be done in our athletic department over the next few weeks in regards to spring sport user fee reimbursements, ways to honor senior student-athletes, collecting uniforms/equipment, etc.


If you have questions or concerns, please feel to reach out to me via email (trich@nrsd.net).


Nashoba Strong,

Tania Rich

Director of Athletics

Note from the Health Office

Hello Nashoba Families,


Please know that we are with you and here to support you during this time. We realize that members of our community may be currently out of work, or be essential workers that are unable to stay home with families. We thank you for your efforts and sacrifice. There is the added stress of financial burdens, obtaining groceries and essential items, as well as trying to keep family members safe from the virus. We may be worried about older parents or family members, and concerned about childcare or lack thereof. And we may be struggling with our own children and their online learning. Family members within or outside of our homes may have contracted the virus and we are concerned for their health and wellbeing.


There are many more concerns during this time, but these are a few that quickly come to mind. This is a challenging time no matter what situation we find ourselves in. As stated before, we are not all in the same boat: we are all in different boats, but we are weathering this storm, and we can do it together. We are here to support you during this difficult time. Please reach out to us and let us know what concerns or challenges you are facing, and allow us to discuss or assist you in any way we can. Your physical and emotional health and wellbeing are of the utmost importance to all of us here at Nashoba Regional High School.


Despite the difficulties we face together, our children are strong and resilient, and our Nashoba community is comprised of wonderful and caring individuals and families. We will weather this storm together, and I do believe we will come out stronger on the other side.


We are so grateful for the social distancing that our community is demonstrating. Despite being difficult, it is helping to not overwhelm the health care system. Thank you for your continued efforts with maintaining the social distancing guidelines.


Please reach out by email and we are more than happy to make an appointment for a phone conversation to discuss any concerns you and your family may be experiencing.

sdelcontecosentino@nrsd.net or lsullivan@nrsd.net


Please be well and stay safe,

Sarah and Laura

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Guidance Department Update

The Guidance Department has sent out newsletters to each grade with important information. Please see the links below.


Class of 2020

Class of 2021

Class of 2022

Class of 2023

For Students Taking AP Tests

Based upon the need for AP students to receive extremely important testing information at the end of April from the College Board in regards to how they will be taking this years AP exams, we are strongly recommending that you log into your College Board account and confirm that the email you have listed is one you check frequently and can receive emails from an "outside sender" on, which may preclude school-issued email addresses. The College Board recommends that students update their CB email to an active, personal email address they check regularly.


Feel free to contact Mr. Glover (dglover@nrsd.net) with any questions.

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