October 30, 2020

Message from Principal Cullinane

Dear Nashoba Students and Families –

We received some great feedback on our Parent / Teacher conferences which were held last week. Many parents were happy about doing these remotely because some folks could actually attend who would not have been able to if they were in person. A number of parents asked us to continue with this format in the future which we will keep in mind for next time.

It was also great to see some of our sophomores at our “Meet, Greet, and Connect” event this past Wednesday. Mr. Biggs is working with faculty to try to set up more in person time for students to come into the building. We’ll send information on these events ASAP.

I’d also like to remind families that the first quarter ends next Friday on November 6th. This was a short quarter due to us starting late and I want to encourage students to make sure they are caught up with their work.

Have a great weekend!

Reminder: Meet, Greet, and Connect Events for Students

We sent an e-mail early last week about our Meet, Greet, and Connect.

  • Groups from each class will be able to sign up for specific times for an on-campus visit for an opportunity to connect with one another and school staff.

Class of 2024 - Meet/Greet/Connect - 11/4

Please check out the e-mail for more information!

Additional Material Distribution and Collection - 11/4

Due to the evolving nature of discipline curricula, we are continuing to hold material collection and distribution days on the first of every month. Wednesday 11/4 will again be available for teacher distribution and collection! Teachers will communicate to their students if there are materials ready for their respective classes. Don't forget to return your library books on Wednesday, as well!
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Meet, Greet, and Connect for Sophomores

On Wednesday, we had a number of Sophomores come into the building for our second Meet, Greet, and Connect. Thank you to the students who attended; we look forward to welcoming the freshmen in for our final session!
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School Pictures November 19 & 20

Lifetouch will be here on Thursday and Friday, November 19 & 20 from 3 -8 pm to photograph students, with the exception of seniors. We will be sending out a message on November 4 that will have a link to make an appointment. Please stay tuned...

Student Elections

Elections for student council positions, class officer positions, and the student representative to the school committee will be held the second week of November for members of the sophomore, junior, and senior classes. Elections for freshman class officers will take place in February. Students should watch for information from their class advisors detailing the expectations that accompany leadership positions at Nashoba.

The position of Student Representative to the School Committee is an elected position, and that student will serve as a liaison between the Nashoba student body and the school committee. The student must be in good academic standing, be prepared to attend every school committee meeting consistently, and be prepared to speak publicly about events happening at Nashob. Please email Mrs. Bailey at if you have any questions or are interested in running for this position.

Important AP Test Information

Students taking AP courses/exams at Nashoba Regional High School must enroll/register here by 12:59 pm, October 30, 2020. There is no cost for enrolling in AP courses, but the 2021 AP Exams cost $95 per exam.

Once registration is complete, students paying by check may make checks payable to Nashoba Regional High School and mail it to: NRHS, Guidance Office, 12 Green Road, Bolton, MA 01740. Families may also pay via the online payment center (

Registrations made after 12:59 PM, Friday, Oct 23, 2020 will incur a $25 late fee per exam

AP exams registrations that are not fully paid by Monday, November 9, 2020 may incur additional late fees.

Please contact Mr. Glover ( if you would like to register for an exam not listed, have questions about financial assistance, or any other questions.

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From the Nurse's Office

Greetings Nashoba families and students!

I hope this finds you and your family well. I have enjoyed speaking with many of you over the past several weeks. As we head into Halloween weekend, keep in mind low risk versus high risk activities. Seeing a few friends outdoors, physically distanced with masks is low risk, where gathering indoors without masks is a high risk activity. Many of our surrounding towns fall in the higher risk (red) communities, and now Bolton is included in this category, with Lancaster and Stow in yellow. Please be aware that hosting indoor gatherings poses a risk to our students, families, and school community, including our middle and elementary schools. Thank you for choosing low risk activities for yourself and your children this weekend to help keep our community safe and healthy. This is a year of getting innovative and creating new traditions, and we appreciate your efforts to help ensure the overall wellbeing of our community!

All these changes we're experiencing can take a toll on our mental health. Make sure you're taking time to care for yourself. Know what your body needs. Get enough sleep, participate in regular physical activity, choose foods wisely, limit media, rest when you need to, and seek out your support network to help boost moods. Reach out to a health care provider when you need to. "Paying it forward" can improve our own mental health, as well. Do something kind for someone else, text or call a friend or family member, run an errand for an elderly or sick neighbor. These activities can help build community and strengthen relationships. Wishing our Nashoba community all the best in health and wellness.

Be well and stay safe!


Nurse Sarah

Extracurriculars/Club Activities

Last week, Club Advisors were notified that clubs were set to begin—Stay tuned for outreach from teachers!

A note from the Athletic Director…

The fall season is going well, and it is great to see our student-athletes competing! Please continue to follow the guidelines listed below to ensure a safe environment for everyone involved.
  • Follow the Spectator Policy - Only attending HOME events with your spectator pass/lanyard visible at all times
  • Wear a mask
  • Practice social distancing
  • Wash your hands/using hand sanitizer

Our goal is to keep our student-athletes, coaches, officials, and all families safe and healthy as we complete the fall season.

Winter Update:
At this time, the winter sports season is up in the air as we are waiting for guidance from the state. I will open winter sports registration and share information with all families as soon as it becomes available.

Facility Reminder:
The facilities (track and athletic fields) are closed to the public, while high school events (practices or competitions) are being held. Also, there are no pets allowed on campus per our NRSD policy.

Dollars for Scholars

Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars awards scholarships to Nashoba seniors each June, and we need your sweet support! We're selling yummy See's Candies for our Fall Fundraiser this year, just in time for the holidays. Send a little love for Thanksgiving or do your Christmas shopping early. Visit our shop by clicking the link below to choose your favorites and buy your candy online. See's will start shipping November 16 and the sale ends December 4th.

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MCAS Exams

DESE has released plans for MCAS testing this school year. At this time, there are two in-person administrations of the ELA and Math exams planned, one in January for 11th and 12th graders, and one in May for 10th graders, as well as 11th and 12th grade retests. The classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023 will not take an MCAS STE exam. Please refer to the DESE MCAS website for further details, including student participation and testing schedules.

Technology/Chromebook Support

Students having difficulties with their technology should reach out to district IT support through the following channels:

From the Nutrition Department

Hello Families,

The Nutrition Team would like to send you an update on our Grab and Go meal pickup.

WE HAVE MOVED (a little)

We are now handing out lunches out of the auditorium doors at the High School. Families will still drive in on the right side of the school, but will now loop around, rather than driving behind the school. New signs will be in place to direct you.

We will still be serving Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 11:30-1 and 2:30-4 pm. Your children don't need to be with you, and we still do not require any identifying information to pick up meals.

Follow us on Twitter @NRSD_Nutrition for any updates!

As a reminder, we now have a Grab and Go menu posted on our website here.

We hope to see you today in the snow, please drive safely and have a fun & safe Halloween!

Nutrition Department