February 12, 2021

Message from Principal Cullinane

Good afternoon Nashoba students and families,

Have a wonderful February Break - Stay Safe!

From the Nurses' Office

Hello Nashoba Families,

I hope that all members of our school community are looking forward to a relaxing winter break. As many have been thinking about traveling, please keep in mind we must abide by all state regulations for travel to and from other states.

So as a REMINDER, I am writing to let you know of the current guidelines for traveling out of Massachusetts. You can find them here

In short, we require one of the following prior to returning to school:

  • Quarantine for a full 10 days upon return, or

  • Produce a negative PCR (not antigen) test result within 72 hours prior to arrival or upon return to MA and you must quarantine until test results are obtained.

Please notify the health office of your travel plans (state and dates) followed with testing results, as we work together to support the safety of our learning community. Once again, the COVID test needs to be a PCR not an antigen test.

Thank you and as always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. Wishing you all a peaceful and enjoyable February break.

Sarah DelConte Cosentino

From the AD's Desk

The winter season is coming to an end with the final week of competition over vacation. We are continuing to prepare for the start of the Fall II season. As I’ve mentioned previously, our athletic programs are going to look different this year, but we are excited to continue to allow our student-athletes an opportunity to play!

Dates for the Fall II Season: We have a tiered approach to the start dates for each of our sports this season. The Fall II season ends on April 24, 2021.

February 22, 2021 -- Football

March 1, 2021 -- Volleyball and Cheerleading (Game Day Cheer)

March 9, 2021 -- Unified Basketball

March 15, 2021 -- Indoor Track

Important information regarding Fall II sports…

If you registered for a fall sport back in September, you MUST register AGAIN for the Fall II season!

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN - Click here! Student-athletes must register online by 2/17/21 to participate in a Fall II sport at Nashoba.

Students that register after this date will be allowed to participate in Fall II sports, but may not be cleared and eligible for the first day. This deadline allows the athletic office time to compile lists and check eligibility for all students prior to February vacation. In addition, due to EEA guidelines on the number of participants allowed in a facility we have to know registration info to set the tryout schedule. It is better to sign up and then decide not to participate then sign up late!

Physical Examinations – Please submit a valid physical to the Nashoba Regional nurses’ office. Physicals are valid for 13 months to the day of the exam – students with expired physicals will be ineligible to participate until a current physical is submitted. Additionally, the physical examination must be an in-person physical exam in order for the student to be eligible. Telehealth physicals are not valid for athletic participation. We highly encourage all physicals to be emailed to the nurses at or faxed to 978-965-3968.

UPDATED Athletic User Fee ($125) – Fall II user fees are due by March 17, 2021, after teams are selected. PLEASE DO NOT PAY USER FEES UNTIL TEAMS ARE SELECTED!

Tryouts/Practice/Game Schedules: We are currently working on the tryout, practice, and game schedules. As soon as they are finalized, we will share the information with everyone. The tryout/practice schedule will be emailed to everyone registered for a Fall II team prior to the first day of the season.

Material Distribution

Thank you to everyone who picked up materials today! If you were unable to make the material distribution event today, please contact the main office to arrange an alternate pick-up time after February Break. Generally, the main office is open from 8am to 3pm daily.

MCAS Update

DESE has released the Tentative Spring 2021 MCAS Testing Schedule for High Schools.

Students in the 10th and 11th grades will take the ELA and Math MCAS exams during the May 3–June 4 testing window. Stay tuned for details!

Resources for Mental Health, a user-friendly website for Massachusetts families who are worried about their children’s mental health says, “Covid-19 is putting incredible pressure on families. You might be noticing your child struggle in new ways, or that old problems are getting worse. Should you worry about your child’s behavioral health? We’re here to help figure that out.”

From Nashoba DECA

Nashoba DECA competed in the DECA District Competition last week. 111 of our 175 members finished in the top 6 in their categories and qualified for the State Competition next month. Congratulations to all our qualifiers and good luck at States!

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From Dollars for Scholars

It’s our 30th anniversary! Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars is a nonprofit organization that raises money and awards scholarships to Nashoba seniors. Last Spring, we awarded over $50,000 to deserving students who began postsecondary education at a college or university, trade school, or other accredited institution of higher learning. We need YOU, so that we can continue this important tradition! Nashoba Dollars for Schools is currently recruiting for various roles including:

  • Treasurer

  • Awards Chairperson & Committee members

  • Members-at-large

  • Scholarship readers

Qualifications and time commitments are minimal, and we are happy to offer any and all support to assist you! Our next virtual meeting is Monday, February 8th at 7 pm on Zoom. Email for Zoom access information.