BBRSD Central Office Update

March 25, 2022

BBRSD School Committee


NOTICE OF VACANCY

The Berlin-Boylston Regional School Committee is seeking qualified candidates to fill a vacancy on the Committee for the period April 5, 2022 (or as soon as possible after being sworn in), through election day on November 8, 2022.


Interested candidates must be Berlin residents and should submit a letter of interest and resume of relevant experience to Mrs. Lori-Anne Hart, Acting Chair of the Berlin-Boylston Regional School Committee no later than March 25, 2022, for review and consideration to either the above mailing or email address.


The Berlin-Boylston Regional School Committee will interview all applicants at its scheduled meeting on April 5, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. The successful candidate will be chosen by member vote at that meeting.


Any questions or concerns should be directed to Mrs. Hart at lhart@bbrsd.org.



ELECTION QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION

APRIL 5, 2022

6:30 P.M.

The BBRSD Election Subcommittee welcomes folks interested in more information about the November 2022 BBRSD School Committee election to participate in a Question and Answer Session at the beginning of the School Committee meeting on April 5, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at Tahanto Regional Middle/High School, 1001 Main Street, Boylston.

Superintendent's Office

Robert Conry

At this time, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge Robert (Bob) Conry who will be leaving us at the end of the school year for a new position and career opportunities in another district. Bob has been an instrumental district leadership team member in presenting fiscally responsible annual budgets and overseeing our financial transition during the regionalization process. We thank Bob for his 6 years of service to the Berlin-Boylston Regional School District and wish him well in his future endeavors.


Jeffrey T. Zanghi

Superintendent of Schools

jzanghi@bbrsd.org

Department of Teaching and Learning

Seeking Job Shadowing and Internship Opportunities for Tahanto Seniors

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 info 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 for more information. She can be reached through email at jgallagher@bbrsd.org. Thank you!


State Representative Meets with Eighth Graders as Part of Civics Learning

State Representative Meghan Kilcoyne met with Tahanto eighth graders on Monday, March 14th to talk about her role as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for the 12th Worcester District and the importance of civic responsibility and engagement. While at Tahanto, Rep. Kilcoyne also toured the school and visited with staff and students. Thanks to eighth-grade History/Social Science teacher, Marijah Comesana, for arranging the event.

Meghan Kilcoyne was born in Sterling, Massachusetts, and lives in Northborough, Massachusetts. Kilcoyne graduated from Wachusett Regional High School. She earned a B.A. in history from Stonehill College. Kilcoyne's career experience includes working as the legislative director and chief budget analyst for former Massachusetts State Representative Harold Naughton, Jr.


Touch Tomorrow at Polar Park

Please check out the flyer to register for Touch Tomorrow, a Festival of Science, Technology, and Robotics, sponsored by WPI and being held on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Polar Park. Admission is free; however, please be sure to register in advance.


More Great S.T.E.M. Links from our Tahanto Science Department for Students, Parents, and Teachers

The first link below places a spotlight on women in STEM fields. The second link is from the STEM Career Coalition website and offers much information about STEM careers for parents and educators. Enjoy!

https://stemcareerscoalition.org/stem-collections/women-leaders-stem?utm_source=de_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cep&utm_content=scc_march_newsletter

https://stemcareerscoalition.org/?utm_source=de_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cep&utm_content=scc_march_newsletter





Carol Costello, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning

ccostello@bbrsd.org

Business Office

Transportation Update

I received a couple of inquiries related to the seasonal stops in the Morningdale area of Boylston. These will start up again on April 1. This is for the Boylston Elementary routes only. If you have any questions, please let me know.


Robert Conry, Director of Finance and Operations

rconry@bbrsd.org

Pupil Personnel Department

SEPAC Meeting

Please see the announcement below for the next SEPAC meeting.


At-Home Testing Reminders and Updates

  • It is not too late to opt-in to the new At-Home Testing program. Opt-in here: https://forms.gle/HkhYmn9YCMzSk7jK7
  • Staff and Students who are opted-in from March 17th - - March 30th will receive their first At-Home test kits on April 1st.
  • 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

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