Blue Hills News
Dear Blue Hills Families
Have you noticed the new "Table of Contents" feature on the newsletter each week? Now you can simply click the item you want to view and the page will navigate to that portion. Kudos to smore for this update!
Tuesday, June 6, we celebrated Graduation with the Class of 2023! It was a great night and the weather cooperated in the end - congratulations to all our graduates!
Congratulations to the Lacrosse, Baseball, and Rugby teams for all qualifying for the MIAA tournament. There were tough losses to end the season, but the teams should be proud of their efforts.
Mr. Cavanaugh standing watch at one more graduation!!
(Photos courtesy of Jill Bearse and Michelle Sylvia)
Boys Track & Field
Over Memorial Day weekend, 12 members of the boys track team competed in the Division 6 Championships at Westfield State. Overall, we placed 8th out of 40+ schools statewide.
Kevin Huggins, Karl Jean Mary, Julian Joseph, Marcus Griffin, Jiai Gonzalez, Geovanni Graziano, Zach Jeanpierre, Andrew Blige, Nikko Ruffin, Javens Belizaire, Akanimo Jones, and Luis Miranda.
Last weekend, 4 members of the track team competed in the State Championships, known as the Meet of Champions at Fitchburg State.
Marcus Griffin in the Long Jump, Jiai Gonzalez and Julian Joseph in the 400 meters, and Zach Jeanpierre in the 100 meters.
Congratulations on amazing seasons!!
BHR Summer Reading Program 2023
SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2023 For Incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders Goal of the Summer Reading Program The goal of our summer reading program is to foster a love of reading by providing students with an opportunity to read for enjoyment. Recent research on the benefits of reading for p...
Fall Athletics Registration
FALL ATHLETICS REGISTRATION:
Registration for Fall Sports is now open! All athletes must register on Family ID and have a valid physical exam on file at the school in order to participate. Don't wait! Take care of this today!
Nurse's Office - Important Notice
From the Nurse's Office:
In preparation for the end of the school year, we must coordinate the return of any remaining medication your child has at school. Any medication not classified as a controlled substance may be sent home with a student only if the student's parent/guardian provides written permission for the student to receive the medication, or if the student is over 18 years of age. A parent must arrange pick up for any controlled substances directly with the nurse.
Please notify the school nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Meds not picked up on or before Tuesday, June 20, 2023, will be discarded.
All students: As the year comes to an end, please make sure you are watching your attendance. Students who accumulate 16 absences for the year are required to attend summer school. We do not excuse single days. We do "reduce" consecutive days to count as one absence when a doctor's note is provided. We also fully excuse all covid related illnesses, so please report these to the nurse. Family trips, weddings, graduations are not excused days. If you have questions, please contact your child's guidance counselor who can review your child's attendance with you.
Mental Health Care
We are pleased to introduce a new partnership between Blue Hills and Care Solace to provide an additional layer of care and support for our students and communities.
There is an introductory letter attached below that I hope you'll read. This service is available to all students, faculty, staff, and student families at no charge. They will connect you with mental health providers accepting all medical insurances - information entered on the Care Solace platform is completely confidential.
We know that mental health challenges have been on the increase over the past few years, and we hope that by providing this service, we can help to support our entire BHR community in a positive way.
June 14-16 - Grades 9 & 11 Final Exams; Early Release Days (10:50 a.m.)
June 19 - Juneteenth, No School
June 20 - Last Day of School; Early Release Day (10:50 a.m.)
Just a gentle reminder about our attendance policy. Students who accumulate 16 absences for the year are required to attend summer school. We do not excuse single days. We do "reduce" consecutive days to count as one absence when a doctor's note is provided. We also fully excuse all covid related illnesses, so please report these to the nurse. Family trips, weddings, graduations are not excused days. If you have questions, please contact your child's guidance counselor who can review your child's attendance with you.
- Vaping continues to be a major concern at Blue Hills and at schools across the country. Part of the inherent danger of vaping is that it is difficult to know what is inside a vaping device. One of the latest trends has seen vapes laced with fentanyl - a potentially lethal drug. I encourage you to read this article discussing the concerns with vapes. At Blue Hills, students are not allowed to carry or use vapes at any time, and will be subject to disciplinary measures
** Please Read** Dismissal Procedures:
Please help us by sending a note in with your student on the day that they will be dismissed. They should bring the note to the main office in the morning. This allows your student to sign out at the appointed time and meet you at your car. Otherwise, we need you to come into the building and identify yourself, at which time we have to call your student's classroom or shop to dismiss them. It is far easier and faster if you send a note in the morning. Thanks for your help with this.
- Aspen X2 is used by Blue Hills to record student grades, attendance, discipline, family contact information, and much more. If you need assistance logging in to Aspen X2, you may follow this link. For further assistance, you may call the Academic Office at 781-828-5800 X2670.
- Please be reminded: Earpods/headphones may not be worn during the school day except with the explicit permission of the teacher. This includes breakfast, lunch, and passing times. Earpods will be confiscated if seen, and consequences assigned.
- If you have not, please complete the SY 2022-2023 Mandatory Registration & Student Emergency/Contact Information on Family ID. This is required of all students each year, and includes the Parent-Student Handbook. This helps us keep your emergency contact information up to date in our system.
Bus App Instructions
2022-2023 School Year Calendar
Blue Hills Regional Technical School’s mission is to continue its history of academic achievement, technical training and character development through a curriculum which emphasizes the integration of cutting-edge technical programs and challenging academic courses, enabling its students to become competent, caring and productive people in a diverse and changing world.
Community, Opportunity, Relevance, Employability
The Blue Hills Regional Technical School District is an equal opportunity educational institution. All programs, courses of study and activities are open to all students without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or disability. The School District is in full compliance with Massachusetts Law, Chapter 622 of the Acts of 1971, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (U.S. Code), and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Individuals may make inquiries relative to Chapter 622 and Title IX from the coordinator, at the school address or by phoning 781-828-5800.