NRHS UPDATE

May 15, 2020

A Message From The Principal

Dear Nashoba Families,


Congratulations to our seniors as they head into their last week. Monday, May 18th is their last day of class. Grades 9-11 students, you are in the final stretch. We have about four more weeks of remote learning and need you to stay strong and stay engaged.


We will also have a chance for those in grades 9-11 to come by the school to pick up materials that were left in lockers when school closed. Ms. Wozniak is putting together schedule for May 26 - 28, and you will need to come pick up your materials during your assigned time. This is a BIG undertaking, as there are about 700 lockers to clean out, so we will need everyone's cooperation with the schedule and the procedures. We will send out more details next week as soon as things are finalized.


As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Sincerely,

Stephen Cullinane

Interim Principal

Class of 2020 ~ Graduation Update

Dear Class of 2020 and Families,


We understand that the Class of 2020 has been through unprecedented times. We are all going through these tough times together and we feel the pain of this graduating class. It is the committee’s recommendation that we plan a traditional live graduation at Nashoba in late July. The situation and guidelines for group gathering sizes, social distancing restrictions, and other public health concerns set forth by the state and local authorities, will continue to be monitored. If we cannot safely hold a traditional live graduation, we will use a Rolling Rally through the high school. Please see the graphic below for the plan and further information will be provided as soon as possible.


In an ideal situation, we would all walk across the stage at the DCU Center on June 7th, but due to the current situation, we needed to figure out a different plan.


I want to thank the Graduation Committee, composed of administrators, faculty, support staff, parents, and seniors, for their time and effort. I tasked the committee to provide recommendations based on survey results, while also taking into consideration public health concerns, social distancing recommendations, restrictions on gatherings, and other guidelines put forth by the Governor and other stakeholders. The committee’s goal was to celebrate the Class of 2020 in the best way possible while maintaining the safety and well-being of all the members of the Nashoba community.


Lastly and most importantly, this is a time of celebration and unity. Although times are hard, unpredictable, and unprecedented, we felt it was essential to making the most of everything and every moment, while honoring the Nashoba Regional Class of 2020.


These plans are not finalized as the district administration and local authorities must approve them.


Sincerely,

Stephen Cullinane

Interim Principal

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CHIEFTAIN SPEECH - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY 5/18!

The Chieftain Speech - The Chieftain Speech will be made by a member of the graduating class who has a significant message to share about his/her/their time at Nashoba. All graduating seniors are invited to submit a speech. Speeches should be shared with Mrs. Hilliger by 2:30PM on Monday, May 18, 2020. There are no exceptions to this extended deadline.

Seniors - Save the Date!

May 18, 2020 - Last Day of Classes


June 2, 2020 - Pick-up/Drop-off Day (More details to come!)

Senior Scholarships and Awards Night

Typically, Senior Scholarships and Awards Night is the first Monday in June each year. We are happy to let you know that it will be the same for this year. The local cable access companies have agreed to simultaneously show a video presentation we are preparing, at 6pm on June 1st, 2020 - the same time that it would have taken place at NRHS in a typical year. We plan to invite all awarded seniors, along with their families, to view it on television at that time. As in a typical year, seniors will not know which scholarship(s) they were awarded until it is announced.

Senior Destinations

SENIORS! We want to CELEBRATE you and your decision on your Destination for next year!


Check out what your classmates have submitted so far! Senior Destinations!

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Athletic Department Update

A few updates...


Uniform Collection: If you still have a uniform(s) from this year, please take the time to find your uniform and put it in a large ziplock bag with your name on it so you can turn it in in the upcoming weeks. Underclassmen will be scheduled on May 26-28th and Seniors on June 2nd. During your scheduled time, you will be able to turn in athletic uniform(s)/equipment. Also, during this waiting process, you will see uniforms show up in your son/daughter’s PowerSchool account – this is to help our department keep track of what is out there.


Recognizing Senior Spring Student-Athletes: Please check out the Nashoba Athletics social media sites as we are honoring our spring senior student-athletes!


Fall Sports: I am planning on getting our fall sports online registration up and running over the next week. Due to the school closure, we will not be able to host our annual fall sports meeting in June, so it will be very important for families to register their son/daughter early so I can provide email addresses to our fall coaches to share information about our programs. More information to follow!


As always, if you have questions or concerns, please feel to reach out to me via email (trich@nrsd.net).


Nashoba Strong,

Tania Rich

Director of Athletics

Note from the Health Office

Hello Nashoba families,


Just a friendly check in from your friendly nurses! We're sending strength, vigilance, and perseverance to you all as we continue with our hand washing, social distancing, and mask wearing when social distancing is not possible. Thank you to everyone for their hard work on this front. We send our deepest sympathies to those who have lost family members and sending strength to those who are struggling with illness at this time, as well as continued support to those currently out of work and facing other challenges. Resources are listed on the district website and you can reach out at any time to discuss specific concerns.


We mentioned the return of medications and medical supplies in our last message. We will have a table outside the school on the days that students are scheduled to pick up their belongings. We will have medications and supplies to return to students and families on these days. More information will follow next week and please contact us with any specific concerns.


Thank you for all you continue to do in this very challenging time.


Special shout out to our graduating seniors and their families! Congratulations to all of our seniors for their hard work and multi-faceted accomplishments throughout their years at Nashoba and huge virtual hugs to their families for all their support throughout the years! Wishing you all the best in your bright futures!


Thank you,

Nurse Sarah - sdelcontecosentino@nrsd.net

Nurse Laura - lsullivan@nrsd.net

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Guidance Department Updates

SAT and ACT Dates

The ACT has testing dates scheduled for July, September, October and December. The ACT is now offering a new policy in which after a student has taken the entire exam on one of the test dates, a student is able to retest in any section of the exam on another test date.


The SAT is offering test dates on August 29 and September 26 as well as in October and November. Nashoba will be hosting the August, September and November tests.

NRSD Facilities Remain CLOSED

REMINDER: All NRSD athletic fields & facilities are closed until further notice for public/private use. This includes all NRSD facilities (Gyms, Fields, Tennis Courts, parking lots, around the school, gaga pits, etc.) and the HS Turf Field Complex and Track!

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