Blue Hills News
Dear Blue Hills Families,
This week is Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week!! We are so thankful for our teachers and all our staff here at Blue Hills. All week, we have been entertained by a daily radio show we are calling "Radio Ga-Ga," with contests, trivia, and prizes handed out daily.
A special thank you to the parents who generously provided us with gift cards for our prizes this week. It has been a blast!
To our teachers and staff: Thank you for all that you do to make Blue Hills a great place to work and learn. Our students are fortunate to have you in their corner.
- Seniors: Graduation information is coming - please read information carefully. Graduation is on June 7 at 6:00 p.m. Each senior will receive two tickets for the bleachers; all other seating is on the hill overlooking the turf field, and is open to everyone.
- Seniors: Please continue making sure all invoices are paid - this will ensure you receive your cap and gown!
- There are many end of the year activities on the way! Please see the calendar below!
May 2 - May 6: Faculty & Staff Appreciation Week
For Cinco de Mayo, Ms. Peach's Spanish classes enjoyed some delicious Churros!
Amazing Culinary Work!
Check out these amazing cookies and pastries that were used for Advisory Board Dinner last month!
First, we want to continue to stay home if sick. Any absence that is documented as quarantine or covid-related will be listed as "excused" in X2. None of these absences will count this year toward student attendance. Most of these absences have already been labeled as excused in X2. When you log into X2, click on "My Info" and "Attendance." Here, you will be able to see your attendance for the year. Excused absences are those that are related directly to the pandemic.
That being said, it is crucial that students are present in school whenever possible. Our attendance policy allows students 15 absences per year. At 16 absences, students are required to go to summer school. Extended absences of 2 consecutive days or more are "reduced" to count as one day upon receipt of a doctor's note. For example: a student who is out for five days with the flu will only be charged one absence upon receipt of a doctor's note. Extenuating circumstances, such as deaths in the family, may also be considered by the Academic Review Board at the end of the school year.
For complete information on the attendance policy, please visit the Parent-Student Handbook. You can find the attendance information beginning on page 12.
If you have questions regarding your attendance, please contact your guidance counselor.
At-Home Covid Testing
Many of you have successfully signed up for the voluntary at-home Covid testing program. You may continue to sign up anytime and pick up tests in the main office.
- When the at-home tests arrive, students will be notified that they are available for pickup in the Main Office.
- A letter detailing the plan is attached below.
- The optional opt-in form is found on Family ID: Click here.
Attention ALL alumni of Blue Hills. Please register on our new job posting site to view open positions at local businesses. Any trouble registering, please contact Ms. Poliseno at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the link to register: https://www.collegecentral.com/bluehills/
Before/After School Program
For more information and to sign-up your child, please visit The Blue Hills Before/After School Program. There is still room available. This is a great opportunity to have focused time to complete schoolwork with assistance!
Do you know someone looking to work at a great technical high school?
Blue Hills Regional Technical School is seeking numerous positions for July and September 2022. Please go to www.schoolspring.com
We are seeking long-term substitutes in both Metal Fabrication beginning now for approximately 6 - 8 weeks, and in our HVAC program beginning May 23 through the end of the school year. Teaching license for these positions is not required.
Anticipated positions for September, 2022 include:
Chapter 74 Engineering and Graphic Communications instructors. Direct questions to email@example.com
School Nurse and Part-time School Nurse. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Practical Nurse Coordinator, Practical Nurse Instructors (2). Direct questions to email@example.com
Full-time IT Technician. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Hills offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an ideal workplace with small class sizes, emphasis on social emotional learning, professional development and developing a skilled workforce and/or preparing students for college and careers. All postings are, or will be posted on Schoolspring.com. Please use this site to apply for positions.
- May 7: Incoming Grade 9 Assessments
- May 9: Happy Mother's Day!!
- May 10: AP English Language Exam
- May 13: In-Service, Early Release (11 am) and Prom, 6-10 p.m.
- May 17: DVC Art Show, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
- May 17-18: Grade 10 Math MCAS
- May 19: Senior Field Day
- May 19: Senior Night Awards, 6 p.m.
- May 25: NHS Induction Ceremony, 6 p.m.
- May 26-27: Senior Final Exams
- May 30: NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day
- June 1: Seniors' Last Day
- June 7: Graduation
- June 7-8: Grade 10 Biology MCAS
Blue Hills Regional Technical School’s mission is to continue its history of academic achievement, technical training and character development through a curriculum which emphasizes the integration of cutting-edge technical programs and challenging academic courses, enabling its students to become competent, caring and productive people in a diverse and changing world.
Community, Opportunity, Relevance, Employability