January 22, 2021

Message from Principal Cullinane

Good afternoon Nashoba students and families -

Thank you for participating in last week’s survey and for your thoughtful comments and questions. We are working on a FAQ document as well as some photos that will help inform your decisions. We’ll share the binding survey with you mid-week next week—please be on the look-out for an email!

Steve Cullinane

Interim Principal

Current Remote Learning Plan Changes

In an effort to meet the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's newest requirements related to time on learning, we will be increasing the number of live/synchronous courses each day. As such, starting next week, each day students will have one of their asynchronous classes become a synchronous class. This will be done on a rotating basis, to allow for an even distribution.

We will be utilizing a system which dictates that each week is either a Week 1 or Week 2, on an alternating basis.

On a Week 1, the following classes will become synchronous (as opposed to asynchronous) on the following days:

Monday - Social Studies

Tuesday - English

Thursday - Arts

Friday - World Language

On a Week 2, the following classes will become synchronous (as opposed to asynchronous) on the following days:

Monday - Science

Tuesday - Wellness

Thursday - Technology/Business

Friday - Math

For an updated schedule which reflects this change, please click here or see the image below.

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From the Nurse

Hello Nashoba Families,

I hope you are all well and continue to find the silver linings this January. As we look to March and the return of students to the building for the hybrid model, I would ask that if your child requires an EpiPen, inhaler, insulin, or any other prescription medications that may be administered during school hours, please reach out to your pediatrician or health care provider soon to request an order to allow these medications to be provided at school if necessary. Medication orders need to be signed by a parent/ guardian as well and can be faxed, mailed, or emailed. A procedure for bringing medications into the school will be communicated with you as we get closer to March.

Continue to participate in activities that bring you joy and support your mental health. Wishing you all a healthy and happy weekend.

Sarah DelConte Cosentino

978-779-2257 ext 3112

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COVID Testing Consent

Please view the following letter from our school nurse, regarding a new rapid testing initiative.

Material Drop-off - 2/1/21

As we come to the start of Semester II, class materials will again need to be returned and redistributed. On Monday 2/1, in the Lower Gym at the high school, we will hold material collection for students taking first semester classes that will no longer need their materials for the second semester. A schedule will be released before the event with times for families to drop-off materials. Once the materials have been collected, quarantined, and inventoried, they will be given to students as soon as possible to start the second semester.

From the Guidance Office

Good Morning Juniors!

Students who previously signed up for the SATs at NRHS on March 13th will have received notice that the location has been changed. While you are able to retain that date, you may be interested to know that NRHS will be offering two opportunities to take the SATs for the Class of 2022 this Spring. Things to know:

* If you would like to cancel the March 13th testing date, please contact the College Board. They will also issue your refund. (The fee cannot be transferred to the NRHS school day tests.)

* Students, if you would like to take the NRHS Juniors only school day tests (on either March 24th or April 27th), please sign up using this link [Class of 2022 SAT]. Space is limited, so please sign up early!

* After test check in on those dates, students will be excused from regular classes.

* All Covid 19 protocols will be adhered to, including a screening before entering the building. Masks, worn correctly, are required. Typically, students check in between 7:15 and 7:45, and testing begins by 8:00AM. In general, testing is over around noon, however, students with approved extended time accomomdations will be here longer.

If after reading the information and following the instructions on the form, you still have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Guidance Office.

Reminder - MCAS Update

Please see this announcement from Commissioner Riley describing updates to assessment and accountability plans for this school year, including the postponement of the January 2021 special high school MCAS administration. At this time, DESE intends to schedule all 10th and 11th graders for the Math and ELA MCAS exams in the spring
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Reminder - School Photos

If you ordered photos for your student, and have not already picked them up, you can pick them up in the Main Office Mon - Fri between 7:30 am - 3:00 pm. If you did not order photos and your student had his/her photo taken, there is a proof packet in the office. You can still order prints from these proof packets. You will also find student ID in the packets.

PHOTO RETAKES / MAKE UPS are scheduled for Wednesday, February 10 from 1:00 - 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria. You do not need an appointment.