MHS Newsletter

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From the Principal's Desk...

June 4, 2021


Dear MHS Parents and Guardians,


Biology MCAS for our Grade 9 students takes place next Monday and Tuesday on June 7th and 8th. ALL students should report to school at 7:25AM; Grade 9 students will make their way to their assigned testing spaces upon arrival. Room assignments and room changes are currently posted in the Main Lobby.


The entire Mansfield Community is invited to join us for the Senior Car Parade tomorrow, Saturday at 2PM. The parade route is posted below. PLEASE NOTE: the parade will travel from the school up PARK STREET to North Main Street.


We invite you to celebrate along with the Class of 2021!


Best regards,


Mary Watkins

Principal

Yearbooks are in!

Students can pick up yearbooks in room 233 before or after school. There are a small number of extra yearbooks available for sale. If you're interested in buying one please email Ms.Martinelli to reserve a copy jennifer.martinelli@mansfieldschools.com Books are $90 and checks can be made out to Mansfield High School.

Senior Celebration- Thank you to our donors!!!


































Senior Celebration Co-Chairs, Alexandra Piccirilli and Molly Volkey, would like to thank all the parents/guardians and sponsors for all your donations. We would like to thank all the volunteers on the committees for the Parade, Senior Picnic, Senior Spirit and Video. Lastly, we would like to thank Principal Watkins and the MHS staff that helped out. Your hard work has helped make this a spectacular Senior Week for the Class of 2021!




Thank you and we wish you and your families good luck next year!



Please see a full list of our sponsors here (attached the pdf below).

COVID Vaccine Information

COVID Vaccine Information from the Mansfield Public Schools Health Services


Please click the link to find information for parents regarding the COVID vaccine for individuals ages 12+


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pXBSbE6MhYfpV7kxWebnNWUxjq7U63gqGRJp8exRkuY/edit?usp=sharing

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. Eligible households can receive:
  • Up to a $50/month discount on their broadband service and associated equipment rentals
  • Up to a $75/month discount if their household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)
Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. Households can begin applying for and enrolling in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program on Wednesday, May 12. The program will end when the fund runs out of money or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner.

Nutrition Assistance

Nutrition Assistance:


In addition to school meals and Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a program administered by the Department of Transitional Assistance, has helped many households get through this tough year. Here are some important messages to share with families returning to in-person learning who no longer qualify for P-EBT:
  • All students can get free meals at school (P-EBT was created to supplement the availability of school meals during remote learning due to the pandemic).
  • P-EBT will be available this summer, so families who qualified should keep their cards! (The Department of Transitional Assistance will share more information about this in the future.)
  • Families can still use their unspent P-EBT money from previous months.
  • Many families who were eligible for P-EBT are likely eligible for SNAP and are encouraged to apply. SNAP outreach materials are available in 11 languages.
For more information, visit www.map-ebt.org/snap.

Updated Travel Advisory

Effective Monday, March 22 2021, the MA Travel Order was replaced with a Travel Advisory and lower-risk states are no longer in effect.


Effective May 29, 2021, MPS will no longer require notification of travel plans or documentation of testing on return home. Please continue to check the Massachusetts Travel Advisory for state recommendations when planning travel.


The Commonwealth has made great progress to slow the spread of COVID-19 and re-open the economy, and all visitors and returning residents have a responsibility to help keep transmission levels as low as possible

From the Health Office

Contact betsy.savoie@mansfieldschools.com to report any illness, COVID diagnosis or that your student was identified as a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID. We continue to put together the pieces of the puzzle and this information is essential in giving us a better handle on keeping our school community safe and healthy.

About Us

Mary Watkins, Principal

Zachary Abrams, Assistant Director, Special Education

Abigail Barlas, Assistant Principal, Student Support Services

James Schliefke, Assistant Principal, Grades 10 & 12

Timothy Tichacek, Assistant Principal, Grades 9 & 11