NPS Community Newsletter

July 2022

Summer Update: Superintendent Clenchy

Happy Summer!

I hope that you’re enjoying the sunshine and unstructured days, while staying cool! What a perfect summer!

Much is happening on our high school and middle school campuses this summer, and we wanted to provide a brief update.

The Nauset Regional Middle School has a solar project happening onsite. This project has been in the works for several years and was delayed throughout our time of the pandemic. However, it’s now back on track and progressing nicely.

The high school work to prepare the land for the staging of the modular units/classrooms has begun in earnest. We are most appreciative of the Town of Eastham for running the appropriate water lines into the project this week. Eversource will be on site within the next couple of weeks to run the appropriate power lines. In the meantime, contractors are onsite and the work is progressing smoothly. Meetings have continued throughout the summer regarding the renovation and modular component of this project. It’s exciting to see it pull together!

Please enjoy the rest of your summer months!

Office of Student Services Update: Director Buchanan

The district has worked collaboratively to enhance our special education programming at both the elementary and and secondary level by providing more opportunities for meaningful inclusive education as well as providing direct instruction for students who require specially designed instruction in a separate setting.

We are excited to launch our Structured Therapeutic Education Program (STEP) at Eastham Elementary School for students who are presenting with an Emotional Disability and require intensive development of Social Emotional Learning embedded throughout their academic day.

The Specialized Approaches to Individual Learning (SAIL) at the Brewster Elementary Schools is designed to meet the individualized needs of students with a disability of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or related developmental disabilities.. An ABA methodology teaches functional academic, social, communication, motor and Activities of Daily Living Skills (ADL).

The Individualized Learning Programs (ILP) at the middle and high school provides specialized instruction and therapeutic support to eligible students who are identified with an Emotional disability through the IEP Process. Students work on individual academic and social/emotional IEP goals and academics follow the school curriculum.

A new Special Education resource for educators and families was launched by DESE this Spring. The Massachusetts Referral, Evaluation, and Eligibility Determination Guidance reusable learning object (RLO). This online resource replaces Is Special Education the Right Service? (ISERS). DESE gratefully acknowledges the assistance and contributions of numerous stakeholders in developing this resource, especially the Massachusetts Association of School Psychologists.

NRHS Building Project

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Breaking Ground: Tom Faris, Educational Consultant Nauset High School Building Committee

It’s finally begun!

Seven years ago, educational leaders from the Nauset community expressed their interest to the Massachusetts School Building Agency to be considered for a renovation to the Nauset High School campus. Fast forward to today and we finally see the first contractor work at the 41 acre campus. In early July, work began to prepare the site for the arrival of the modular classroom buildings. In days, the modular classroom trailers will begin the journey from Lincoln, MA over the Sagamore Bridge to North Eastham. We hope to have these all in place by the end of summer to begin the lengthy task of connecting the building’s water hookup, sewer, internet, electrical, sprinklers, and other utilities. As the modular classrooms are being prepared to house students and teachers, we continue through other aspects of the phase 1A build. Additional work will begin in September as the library will be morphed into a temporary cafeteria and student center. In addition to that work, the stage of the current auditorium will be prepared to become the physical educational center throughout the first major phase of construction. We hope to share more pictures and updates to the campus in the near future as changes are happening every day.

Nauset High School Building Project Update: Greg Levasseur, Chair, NRHS Building Committee

The Nauset High School building project has begun in earnest. Our contractor continues to prepare the site for installation of the modular classrooms which were purchased from the Lincoln Public Schools. The same contractor has already begun to prepare the 37 modular units for transportation to Eastham with the first units due to arrive the week of the 25th of July.

In conjunction with the Town of Eastham, another contractor is beginning to install a water main extension through the school property that will allow the project to install proper fire suppression systems(sprinklers) in the new and renovated buildings.

The bid process has begun with a scheduled bid opening for all the sub trades ( plumbing, electrical, HVAC, iron work) on the 20th of July. Once that is completed, there will be a two week window for General Contractor candidates to assemble their bids and file them for a bid opening scheduled for August 3.

Nauset Public Schools

Brooke Clenchy

Superintendent of Schools

Nauset Public Schools

78 Eldredge Park Way

Orleans, MA 02653


Phone: (508) 255-8800 ext. 7002

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