November 20, 2020

Message from Principal Cullinane

Dear Nashoba Students and Families –

It was an exciting week on campus with our sophomores taking an on-campus event. We are including two important links below:

Nashoba Learning Models Overview (YouTube Video)

Nashoba Learning Models Overview (Google Slides)

This overview describes a draft of a Hybrid plan (the NRSD School Committee would need to formally approve the plan).

A non-binding survey will be made available through School Messenger email later this evening*. Please watch the video above for an explanation of the plan, and feel free to utilize the slides attached to review particular aspects of the plan.

*SchoolMessenger has experienced company-wide intermittent delays throughout this week.*

Have a great weekend and a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!

NRHS Learning Models Overview

On Campus Event - 11/18

Thank you to all the sophomores who attended our in-school field trip! Students participated in a Bubble Lab to simulate the cell membrane and a community building activity designed to engage peer to peer interaction. Check out some Design Thinking products below from Wednesday!

Thank you to our Science Department, Ms. d"Entremont, Ms. Hera, Ms. Landry, Ms. Frisch, Ms. Grigas, and Mr. Biggs for making this happen.

Update from Nashoba DECA

Calling all business students! This is your last chance to join DECA! DECA is a business organization that competes at the regional, state, and national levels! DECA prepares leaders and entrepreneurs for careers and education in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and other business areas. Eligibility requires taking a business class at Nashoba. Check out this slideshow for the steps to sign-up! The deadline to sign-up is November 30th! For questions email

From the Nurse's Office

Hello Nashoba families and students,

I hope you and your family are well! Here are some reminders of current COVID guidelines to keep in mind as you prepare for Thanksgiving break. COVID cases continue to rise in our communities and we can all help to stop the spread.

There are a vast array of COVID symptoms. These include fever, chills, cough, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, muscle/ body aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue with any other symptom, headache with any other symptom, or runny nose/ congestion with any other symptom. If you experience any symptoms while on break, please get tested for COVID-19.

Please do not enter the school building or school grounds after Thanksgiving break if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms. Call the health office or your health care provider if you have questions or concerns.

If your child is tested for any reason, whether it is for symptoms, travel, or because of a close contact, please contact the health office to inform us of your test. Please forward results to the health office as we keep track of testing results for all students and staff.

Please note that students who have been tested for COVID-19 cannot return to the school building or school grounds for any clubs, meetings, athletics, or in-person activities until test results are reviewed by the health office and your child has been cleared to return.

If your child has been identified as a close contact they will be required to quarantine for the length of time recommended by the Boards of Health. Individuals quarantined should not leave their home or yard other than for testing or medical emergencies. Do not allow non-household individuals into your home during this time. Students identified as a close contact by the Boards of Health will require a letter of clearance from the Boards of Health prior to returning to any in-person activities. Please reach out with questions regarding this policy.

Please also be aware of the Massachusetts Travel Advisory. Those who travel to a high risk state or abroad must, upon return to Massachusetts, quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative test result. Testing may be done up to 72 hrs prior to arriving in Massachusetts , or after your arrival. High risk states as of this writing include all states except NH, ME, VT, HI. (If you travel to Hawaii we are jealous!)

Masks are currently required anywhere in public, indoors or outdoors, and including in a car with a non-household member. Please make sure your mask covers your nose. Thank you for doing your part to stop the spread!

Please be mindful when planning your Thanksgiving this year. Consider spending this holiday with only immediate family or spending time outdoors if possible. If you see more than just your household, please follow recommended guidelines for gathering size of no more than 10 people and wear masks indoors when not eating.

If you are quarantining and need supplies, please reach out. If you know of a family under quarantine, please offer help with deliveries of necessary supplies. As numbers rise, this affects more and more families. Please be kind to one another.

Despite the stress, loss, and changes that this year has challenged us with, I am grateful for our strong Nashoba community of families, students, staff, administrators, and friends. Together we can keep moving forward and find the silver linings along the way.

Happy Thanksgiving. Be safe and be well,

Sarah DelConte Cosentino

978-779-2257 x 3112


No, it is not too early to think about this!

It is often said that Holidays are for kids, yet even those who have outgrown Santa still

dream of finding a gift or two under the tree. However, not all families have the means to

buy gifts for older children, and not all “giving” programs serve teenagers. “Holidays for

High Schoolers” is a compassionate effort by the adult community of the Nashoba

Regional High School to bring a little Holiday joy to those who might otherwise go

without a gift.

Contributions are used to purchase gift cards for each student identified by nurses,

administration, guidance and the faculty as being a candidate for a confidential gift.

Student selection is discreet and completely confidential. No names are used. The school

nurses ensure anonymity in collecting contributions.

Holidays for High Schoolers

It has been tremendously gratifying to witness the community’s efforts to share with high

school students who, like younger children, are touched by the generosity inspired by the

spirit of the season.

To make a donation, send checks made payable to:

“Holidays for High Schoolers”

Nashoba Regional High School

12 Green Road,

Bolton, MA 01740

Attn: The School Nurse

Thanks to all the supporters of this program!

For more information, contact the school nurses.

Sarah Cosentino, BSN, RN 978-779-2257 x3112/3120

Nancy Boutin, MSN, RN, NCSN 978-779-0539 x3042

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"In recognition of Transgender Awareness Week this week, Nashoba's Gender and Sexuality Alliance celebrates the transgender people in our lives and in our NRHS community. For anyone looking to be a better ally to transgender people, consider checking out these tips offered by GLAAD.

Virtual Activities Fair

Last call for our Virtual Activities Fair premiered the afternoon of Wednesday, 11/4! If you weren't able to join, check out this slideshow for Nashoba clubs and activities!

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.

Please like us on Facebook:

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