Masco Memo #38
May 22, 2022
School Mission Statement
Headlines and Highlights (TL;DR bullets)
- Mark Your Calendar
- Mindfulness Minute
- Covid Reminders
- Senior Internship Fair
- Senior Week Events
- Junior Parking Restrictions
- Memorial Day all-school assembly
- Jazz Concert
- EMT Accolades
- Final Exam Prep, PAC chats with Dr. C.
- Morning Update
- Marching Band Practice
- Tri-Town Council
- June Semester Exam Schedule and Conflicts
- Athletics: NEC Scholars; Girls and Women's in Sports Day; Gymnastic Team Recognition
Mark Your Calendar
- May 24, Credit for Life Fair
- May 26, Senior Internship Fair
- May 27, Memorial Day Assembly
- May 31, Graduation Practice 8 AM - Noon
- May 31, Baccalaureate, 6:30 PM
- June 1, Graduation Practice 8 AM - Noon
- June 2, Senior Awards 10:00 AM - Noon
- June 3, Graduation Practice 8 AM - Noon
- June 3, Graduation 6:00 PM
- June 7 and June 8, Science MCAS
- June 17, Final exams begin
- June 20, No School Juneteenth observed
- June 23, Final exams end
- June 23, Last day of school, 10:30 AM dismissal
With the uptick in the COVID positivity rate within Essex count and the community, I want to take this opportunity to remind you to please keep your student home if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms. COVID symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
A quick reminder that the biweekly at-home test kits will be distributed this week. If you were absent or did not receive your test kit when they were last distributed, please stop by the Main Office. We continue our participation in the symptomatic testing program that allows us to test students who develop symptoms during the school day. When a student isn't feeling and has COVID-like symptoms the health office can have them access the testing program as long as consent has been given by a parent, guardian, or caregiver. If you haven’t signed up for the program, feel free to use this link to complete the necessary consent forms.
Senior Internship Fair
CLASS OF 2022 -- Senior Week Events!
Graduation Practice will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 AM - Noon. There is no practice on Thursday since the Senior Awards Ceremony will take place at 10:00 AM.
Baccalaureate will take place on Tuesday night at 6:30 PM in the Auditorium and is an optional event. Students and families will be treated to a night of celebration that includes student speeches and performances. There is a limit of two guests per family. We ask students to dress in business casual attire. PLEASE NOTE THE TIME, an email that went home had the wrong start time.
Senior Awards Day will take place on Thursday morning at 10 AM under the tent in the stadium. Students will wear their gowns to this event where we will celebrate their academic and athletic accomplishments. The Masconomet Regional Scholarship Foundation recipients will be announced at this event as well. Although we strongly encourage all students to attend, this is considered an optional event. We ask that graduates and families car pool to this event when possible to help with parking concerns. Students will wear their graduation gown for this event. There will be a livestream of this event on Boxford Public Cable and the Masconomet Regional School District You Tube Channel. Link to follow.
Graduation will take place on Friday evening at 6 PM under the tent in the stadium. We will celebrate the accomplishment of the Class of 2022. This is a required event and students will wear their caps, gowns, and cords to this event. Students are required to arrive at school at 5:00 PM. Students will wear their full graduation regalia (cap/gown/cords). There will be a livestream of this event on Boxford Public Cable and the Masconomet Regional School District You Tube Channel. Link to follow.
Junior Parking Restrictions this Week
There will be no parking for Juniors the week of May 31- June 3 as well and I appreciate your help in ensuring there is parking available for our seniors and campus visitors as we celebrate their accomplishments.
Memorial Day Assembly
Final Exam Prep, PAC chats with Dr. C.
My first suggestion, start planning now. At this point, the general format of the exam is likely known, for example, a project, paper, or more traditional exam. Thus, start asking your teachers what the final exam will look like and you can begin filling out this chart in preparation. Once you know the "What" you can then start to plan for the "How." If you already have this information, start planning the "How." I want to thank my former colleagues for access to these helpful materials. Keep a look out for more to come.
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Marching Band Practice
Tri-Town Council Updates
Is your teen looking for summer volunteer opportunities to earn community service hours? Become a Horizons Teen Assistant or a Camp Invention Leadership Intern! Lots of different classes to choose from. Parents/caregivers -- there's still time to register to chaperone the All Night Grad party on Friday, June 3rd -- there are a few 7:30 - 11PM Masco slots available. It's a great night to celebrate the Class of 2022 and pay it forward! SENIORS --- if you haven't yet registered for the All Night Grad Party, there is still time to register. More info about all these participation/volunteer opportunities HERE and in link below.