BBRSD Central Office Update

May 13, 2022

Department of Teaching and Learning

A Request For Contacts

Tahanto is seeking professionals who would be willing to host a Tahanto junior or senior student for a job shadowing day (a single-day commitment) or an internship opportunity (a several weeks commitment) in the spring of 2023 or beyond. Right now we are merely building a database; offering your contact information does not mean that you are obligated at this time. If you (or a colleague) are interested in potentially offering this opportunity to a Tahanto student in the future, please reach out to our Internship Database Consultant, Jessica Gallagher, at jgallagher@bbrsd.org. Thank you!


Parent Camp for our Incoming Kindergarteners & Their Parents

Parent Camp is up and running again at our elementary schools for incoming kindergarteners and their parents. Berlin Memorial School will host on Monday, May 23rd from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. Boylston Elementary School will host on Thursday, March 26th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. This is a wonderful time to meet principals, teachers, and staff, get to know your classmates, and learn some games and activities that you can play together this summer in preparation for the start of school. If you know any new families who may have students new to our schools, please encourage them to sign up by contacting Brenda Bachant at bbachant@bbrsd.org.




Carol Costello, Assistant Superintendent

ccostello@bbrsd.org

Business Office/Payroll and Benefits Office --INFO for BBRSD Employees

Open Enrollment for BBRSD benefits runs through May 25. Please see the "Information for Current Employees page of the BBRSD website for more information on available benefits for qualifying employees by clicking here.


To watch a Zoom video description of BBRSD benefits click here. Password is &Ycxv51B


If, after reviewing the information and Zoom video, you still have questions, please reach out to Wendy Hebert, Payroll and Benefits Coordinator at 508-869-2837 ext. 1100 or by email at whebert@bbrsd.org.

Pupil Personnel Department

SEPAC Scholarship

The deadline for the 2022 Success in Education Scholarship is coming up on May 13th.


SEPAC Meeting

Please see the announcement below for the next SEPAC meeting on May 16, 2022.


At-Home Testing Reminders and Updates

  • You can still opt-in to the new At-Home Testing program. Opt-in here: https://forms.gle/HkhYmn9YCMzSk7jK7
  • Staff and Students who are opted-in from May 12th- to May 25th will receive their first At-Home test kits on May 27th.
  • At-Home Testing kits are used at home each Wednesday.
  • Directions for using the At-Home tests:
  • "Test 1' instructions here: https://www.mass.gov/lists/covid-19-self-test-at-home-instructions-graphic
  • "Test 2" contains an additional step (Step 1: Preparing Materials) here: https://www.fda.gov/media/153924/download
  • Positive results are reported here. Only report results from the At-Home testing program using this link.
  • Students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days should not participate in At-Home testing. Symptomatic testing is available for these individuals if needed and if consented to.


If you have any questions about COVID-19 symptoms and/or your child's readiness to return to school following COVID, please don't hesitate to contact the School Nurse.



Jannel Fitzpatrick

Director of Pupil Personnel

jfitzpatrick@bbrsd.org

Technology Department

As we begin to, dare I say it, come out of the pandemic, the Technology Department is planning on how we can maintain the level of personal computing devices we have now come to expect at our three schools. To that end, I ask that you please take the time to answer this very brief (4 questions) survey regarding the District implementing a device insurance program. Click here to complete the survey. Thank you in advance for your time.

Paul Mara


Paul Mara, Technology Coordinator

pmara@bbrsd.org

Class of 2025 Car Wash May 14 & 15

The car wash is on May 14th and 15th at the Boylston Fire Department, 599 Main Street, Boylston. from 11 am - 3 pm. Proceeds will benefit the Class of 2025. Donations will be appreciated and snacks will be for sale.
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