NRHS UPDATE

December 11, 2020

Message from Principal Cullinane

Have a safe and happy weekend!

Nashoba Mascot Update

As you know, The Nashoba Regional School District has decided to replace its Chieftain moniker with a new mascot that more accurately represents all members of our community -- and we’d like your input!


Starting December 1st through December 15, 2020, we’ll be accepting nominations, suggestions, creative thoughts, and ideas for what you think the new mascot should be.


Please take a few moments to visit this link and fill out the form Mascot Survey with your thoughts on what the new high school mascot should be, as well as why you think yours is the best name!


We value everyone’s opinion during this exciting chapter of Nashoba Regional High School! Please be part of this exciting change!


Thank you,

Steve Cullinane, Interim Principal

Tania Rich, Director of Athletics

From the AD's Desk...

Winter Update


The winter season begins on Monday, December 14th for the following teams: Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Ice Hockey, Girls’ Ice Hockey, and Gymnastics. Alpine Ski, Nordic Ski, Swimming, and Indoor Track practices will have a delayed start.


Sport specific information and tryout/practice schedules will be emailed to families who registered for a winter sport today.


As we head into the winter season, we must adhere to the following guidelines:

•Do not attend practices or games if symptoms or fever exist

•Sanitize your hands before, during, and after practices/contests

•Maintain social distancing (6 feet apart)

•Must wear a mask at all times except for designated “mask breaks” as instructed by your coach

•No locker room access – show up ready to play!

•Recommended contents for player bags: 1) extra masks, 2) water bottle w/ your name on it, 3) hand sanitizer, 4) disinfectant wipes, and 5) all personal items.


Our top priority is the health and safety of our student-athletes and coaches. Our goal is to keep our student-athletes playing this season! Thank you in advance for your cooperation and doing your part to ensure a safe environment!


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.


Go Nashoba!


Tania Rich

From Guidance

SAVE THE DATE!


Juniors - Save the Date - January 20th 2020! We will be hosting an early college planning presentation on Wednesday afternoon in the auditorium. Be on the lookout for our January newsletter for directions on how to sign up and to receive important information!



Seniors - Save the Date - February 10th, 2020! We will be hosting a scholarship workshop! Be on the lookout for information on how to sign up in the coming weeks!

From the Nurse's Office

Hello Nashoba families and students,


As we make our way into the winter months, heating bills can become an issue. If your family is struggling to pay for heat, please reach out. Assistance is available.


http://www.partnersforcommunity.org/default/index.cfm/fuel-assistance/eligibility-information/


http://www.magoodneighbor.org/assistance.html


We are all experiencing this pandemic in different ways. It is important to take mental health seriously and reach out when needed. Call your primary care provider/ pediatrician to discuss concerns, request a therapist or counselor, or use one of these hotlines for support and resources:


Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Your Life/ Your Voice Teen Hotline. 1-800-448-3000 - call, text, and online chat.

Teen Line. 1-800-266-7883 - call, text, and email.

Trevor Lifeline for LBGTQ+ Youth. 1-866-488-7386 - call, text, and online chat.


Also check out Boston Public Library's wealth of online resources for mental health for youth:

https://www.bpl.org/mental-health-resources-for-teens/


And speaking of libraries, don't forget our own amazing librarian, Ms Tracy Landry! Please see her excellent guide on mental health resources. She can also help you find the books you are looking for and can arrange for in school pick up! Email her at tlandry@nrsd.net to request something great to read!


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xEjJOz4rnFyp7N1qfYY0RYUIrRmVu9Rlv23MNOypXOs/edit?usp=sharing


We also have amazing libraries in our three towns:

https://thayermemoriallibrary.org/

http://www.boltonpubliclibrary.org/

https://www.stow-ma.gov/randall-library


Wishing you all a safe and healthy week. Please continue to practice all the mitigating factors to prevent transmission of COVID-19. Wear masks when in a car or indoors or outdoors with non-household members, as well as in all public places. Get tested if experiencing symptoms, and abide by quarantine guidelines. Thank you and enjoy a healthy and peaceful weekend.


Sarah DelConte Cosentino

Big picture

Student Highlight

Congratulations to Veronica Wells whose photograph was selected for the 2020 Drexel Photography High School Contest Exhibition.

You can view her work in the online exhibition: www.drexelphotocontest.com


MCAS Exams

MCAS Postponement

On December 7th, DESE announced that students in grade 11 (class of 2022) will no longer participate in MCAS testing this January. ELA and Math MCAS exams for 11th graders are being postponed until later in the year.

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 with the exception of Dec. 23rd which will have distribution from 11:30-1 only. 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