Blue Hills News

From the Desk of the Principal - April 15, 2021

Dear Blue Hills Families,

Please review the Reopening Plan - April 29 - Please read the summary and reopening plan linked here.


This week, we informed seniors that a senior prom/senior social will be held on May 14. This event will be for seniors only - guests will not be allowed. Details were provided to seniors via email. We will be working with our venue, the Venezia in Boston, to make sure we follow all relevant guidelines. If we have more than 100 who purchase tickets, we will be doing a "split prom," with half the class attending early and half the class attending late.


Graduation Planning is underway, and we are looking forward to an exciting and celebratory evening on June 8 to send our seniors off in style! Space will be limited for attendees, and while the ceremony will be slightly different than in years past, we intend to hold it on the athletic field this year. Details on the program, event registration, and procedures will be released as soon as finalized.


The Class of 2021 Awards Night will be a virtual ceremony this year. We will release the video/presentation on May 20 at 6 p.m. Scholarships recipients and award winners will all be honored that night.


Spring Sports registration closes on April 28, 2021. Students must register in Family ID and a current physical must be on file with the nurse.


Curbside PICKUP for the Chateau Restaurant: Curbside pickup begins on Thursdays and Fridays on 4/8 with a limited menu. Customers can order by calling 781-828-5800 x2420 from 11-12:30. They can also place an advance order by calling from 9-10 in the morning. All orders must be paid by credit card, no cash will be accepted. If interested, please join our email mailing list by emailing rspada@bluehills.org.


Breakfast has been served in the vocational programs this year. Starting Monday, April 26, breakfast will be served traditionally to students who want it in the cafeteria before school. Students who take the bus will be given the option of getting off the bus and going to the cafeteria only if they are getting breakfast.


MCAS for Grade 10 will take place on May 17 and 18 (ELA) and May 20 and 21 (Math). More details will follow as there has been a constant stream of changing information from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education around this.


Summer School planning is underway; students who are in danger of failing academic classes for the year may be eligible for summer school. To be promoted, a student must earn 100% of the possible credits for the school year. Summer school is mandatory for students who have failed classes. Cost and details will be announced later.


Spring Craft Fair - Please see below for details!


Finally, have a wonderful April Vacation. For students, this is an important break to rest and recharge before the final push of the school year. Finish strong!


Sincerely,

Mr. Zini

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Dedham Deck Project!

Upcoming Schedule - IN-PERSON Days

(subject to change)

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Parking/Drop-Off/Pickup - Please Review!

Important Reminders:


  • If you are dropping off a student-athlete in the afternoon, please do NOT drive by parked busses. Please park and drop off, or drop off before 2:20 or after busses leave.
  • Do not park or pickup at the front entrance after school. Parents/Guardians picking up after school should pull alongside the front of the gym and cafeteria into the East lot, or find a spot to park and wait.
  • Congestion is increasing in the afternoon with athletics and more students in-person; please be patient and thanks for your caution while entering and exiting the campus.

Free and Reduced Lunch: PEBT Information

Booster Club!

The Blue Hills Booster Club can be found on facebook for general information. You can find more detailed information through the school website by clicking on the Student/Parents tab then click on the Booster Club.


The Booster Club meets via zoom on the 4th Wednesday of each month. The calendar will provide information on store hours, meeting notes, times, and link to zoom, and upcoming events. If you should have any further questions or concerns please email us at bluehillsboosters@gmail.com.

Covid-19 Information - From Nurse Gainey

Reminder:


Massachusetts has called off the flu shot requirement for this academic year, but it is still recommended that students receive a flu shot.


Flu Requirements (Available in English and Multiple Languages)


Please send your records of physical exams to Nurse Gainey.


COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES

*DAILY SYMPTOM CHECK

*MASK

*HANDWASHING

*PHYSICAL DISTANCING


EXPOSURE TO THE VIRUS CAN HAPPEN


What you do next will help control the spread of the infection:


TESTING, TRACING, ISOLATION, COMMUNICATION


  • If you are sick with COVID-19 symptoms please stay home and get tested.
  • If someone in your home tests positive you must quarantine for 14 days and get tested in 5-7 days or sooner if you become symptomatic.
  • If you are informed that you are a close contact (within less than or equal to 6 feet for 10 to 15 minutes over 24 hours with or without mask or if someone coughed or sneezed directly in your unmasked face) you MUST quarantine for 14 days and get tested in 5-7 days or sooner if symptomatic.
  • If a family member is identified as a close contact, and you are NOT symptomatic, you are expected to come to school. If that family member tested positive you would then be considered a close contact and be required to quarantine for 14 days and get tested in 5-7 days or sooner if you became symptomatic.
  • If you return from out of state travel, you will be required to quarantine for fourteen days.
  • Please notify the school jgainey@bluehills.org asap or call Mrs. Gainey RN @ 781-828-5800 X 2230 or Mrs. Pica @ X 2250 in Student Affairs if you are absent or to report a COVID-19 concern.

Lunches

All students will receive free lunch and breakfast through the end of this school year.


Students that are learning at home are eligible for meal pickup - please click on the link below to place orders and learn more:


https://www.bluehills.org/students-and-parents/lunch-menu-and-remote-learner-meal-pickup

IT Support & Remote Learning

Remember - if you are not "in-person" on a given day, you are still REMOTE LEARNING. Anyone who is having technology issues should immediately reach out to the school by phone or email IT@bluehills.org.

Remote Academic Schedules

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Blue Hills Regional Technical School

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.


Core Values:

Community, Opportunity, Relevance, Employability