NRHS NEWSLETTER

January 8, 2021

Message from Principal Cullinane

Good afternoon Nashoba students and families -

We hope you had a restful break. Please review the information below in this week’s newsletter. Also, be reminded that this coming Wednesday, January, 13th, is a true half-day for district-wide professional development and as such students will not be given asynchronous work in the afternoon.


We hope you have a great weekend.


Steve Cullinane

Interim Principal

MCAS Update

Please see this announcement from Commissioner Riley describing updates to assessment and accountability plans for this school year, including the postponement of the January 2021 special high school MCAS administration.

Calendar Dates

Please be aware that the district calendar shows four Late Start days for January (22,25,26,27). We will NOT have late starts on those days.

The last day of 2nd Quarter is January 29.

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School photos are in...

There was an initial miscommunication with Lifetouch. We had the understanding that photos were being sent directly to the students, however, they were sent to the school. If you ordered photos for you student you can pick them up in the Main Office Mon - Fri between 7:30 am - 3:00 pm. If you did not order photos and your student had their photo taken, there is a proof packet in the office. You can still order prints from these proof packets. You will also find their student ID in the packets.

From the Nurse

Hello Nashoba Families,


Happy New Year! I hope you and your family enjoyed a relaxing and peaceful break.

Thank you to all who have sent in their flu vaccine documentation! If you have not forwarded your flu vaccine information yet, please do so at your earliest convenience.

Documentation can be faxed to 978-965-3968, emailed, or sent by old fashioned mail.

For questions regarding this influenza requirement, please visit this link.

https://www.mass.gov/news/flu-vaccine-now-required-for-all-massachusetts-school-students-enrolled-in-child-care-pre


In other news, please continue to wear masks when with non-household members or in any public areas, practice physical distancing, and sanitize.

COVID symptoms include fever, cough, difficulty breathing/ shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, headache, muscle aches/ body aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, nasal congestion or runny nose. If you or your family member experiences any of these symptoms, please get tested and remain home while awaiting results. Please inform your school nurse if you have tested, or if you have been identified as a close contact to someone who has tested positive, or if someone in your household tests positive.

Thank you for your continued vigilance during this second surge of COVID-19.

Please reach out with any questions or concerns, as always.


Best Wishes and Warmest Regards,


Sarah DelConte Cosentino

sdelcontecosentino@nrsd.net

978-779-2257 ext 3112

From Guidance - to the Class of 2024

You may have begun noticing that you have been invited to meetings with your NRHS Guidance Counselor. These invitations come via email, so this is a great chance to remind you that the Guidance Department communicates with students via their school email for school related information. Please, Freshmen, check your school email regularly so you don't miss anything important! If you do not yet have an email invitation for a meeting, please know that I am still working on it - there are 219 of you that I plan to schedule before the end of January. (email = firstinitiallastname@mynrsd.com)

First, you will receive the invitation. Then, the day before the actual meeting, I will send you the zoom link - it will be an easy way to remind you about your meeting. Your counselors are looking forward to getting to know you a little better and to answer any questions you may have.

Parents, please encourage your students to check their school email regularly. Student emails remain the same all four years, and we want to get our students any information they need.