Your Weekly Update from Natick High School
STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS - Redhawk Pride - Equity Collaborative Board
Huge thanks to all of the students and staff in the Equity Collaborative who have worked so hard all year. This is a tremendous team effort bringing together our whole community. The Equity Co-Op explores issues of equity, respect, anti-racism and identity. The theme for this year's event is
“You Belong Here”.
Jia Kumar ‘23
Anna Loughran ‘23
Neha Kotturu ‘23
Natalie Gransky ‘23
Marin Gitlin ‘25
Maura Gifford ‘25
Third Annual Equity Co-Op March 23rd
We are looking forward to our third annual Equity Co-Op school wide conference on Thursday, March 23rd. The Equity Collaborative is a group for students and club representatives committed to furthering school-wide equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and respect. The Collaborative is responsible for planning and executing the Equity Co-op, with the goal of fostering a sense of belonging for all students.
During the school day, students will be attending two workshops on topics of their choosing. These workshops were prepared by many student led NHS clubs and community organizations on a variety of topics. Students will also attend a keynote presentation featuring a six member panel of Natick High School staff, students, and community members. The focus of the keynote will be belonging and bringing awareness to the vast array of experiences on our campus.
Reminders and Important Points
STUDENT PARKING AND TRAFFIC
1) The amount of student drivers parking in unpermitted visitor and faculty parking lots has risen to the point where visitors that come to the building (like parents and guardians) have not been able to find parking spots. Students have also been parking in assigned staff spots that they also cannot find spots to park.
Seniors may park in the Memorial Field Lot, and if that is full, they should proceed to the Mahan Baseball Field lot, which is never full.
Juniors may park in the Mahan Field Baseball Field lot only.
Student Parking in the visitor and faculty lot is not permitted at any time, unless they have received a pass from the main office because of mobility needs.
The next step will be to ticket and/or tow vehicles that are not permitted to be in faculty or visitor parking. those ticket/tow fees are the responsibility of the student/family for whom the car is registered. This is going to put into effect as the next step.
2) There is now a bicycle lane on Campus Drive approaching Pond Street as drivers exit the NHS campus. Vehicles are not permitted to travel in the bicycle lane, which creates an unsafe environment for cyclists and the school buses. Student and parents drivers have impeded bus travel by doing this. Please remain in the driving lane only until the top of Campus Drive has been reached, where right and left turns are permitted.
Wednesday, the 15th will feature Wilson Winds, The high school's Concert Band and Wind Symphony playing their MICCA pieces as they prepare for participation in the MICCA festival later this month - 6:30pm - 8pm - Natick High School Auditorium
Thursday, the 16th starting at 5pm, the high school will host a K-12 art show with representative work from all 8 schools and all grades. Elementary visual art will be in the main foyer, Middle School Art is in the library, and high school art is in the high school art room ( room 145). At 6:30 pm theatre, media arts, music and perhaps more will be presented in a mix of live and recorded pieces. Additionally there may also be some ongoing events. Students 18 and under are free. There is a $2 suggested donation for anyone over 18. Visual Art Reception is from 5:00 - 6:30. Art work can still be viewed after 6:30 but from 6:30 - 9pm other events and disciplines will be presented. Please contact Steve Miller for questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2024 Scrub-A-Dub Fundraiser
Support the Class of 2024 by getting your car washed at Scrub-A-Dub in Natick. To make your dollars count, click this link to purchase a voucher which will be sent to your email after buying. You can stock multiple up (they last for 6 months), buy a few as a gift for your family members, friends, or just for yourself! For just $10 you can keep your car sparkling and help the grade vitally in making our class successful. Half of all proceeds will go to 2024 fundraising efforts for prom, boat cruise catering, senior picnic, and important class events.
Support the Class of 2024 by getting your car washed at Scrub-A-Dub in Natick. To make your dollars count, click this link to purchase a voucher which will be sent to your email after buying.
You can stock multiple up (they last for 6 months), buy a few as a gift for your family members, friends, or just for yourself! For just $10 you can keep your car sparkling and help the grade vitally in making our class successful. Half of all proceeds will go to 2024 fundraising efforts for prom, boat cruise catering, senior picnic, and important class events.
Thursday, March 23 at 7pm via Zoom -- For parents, caregivers, educators, and community members of all ages
In this talk, author Renee Jain, MA, will offer practical, supportive techniques to address anger and other intense emotions in ourselves, our children and our teens with more understanding and less screaming. She will discuss how to uncover what's underneath these big feelings and how to empower individuals, parents, and children to shift to more positive response patterns. ASL interpretation will be provided at this event. Register and learn more about this FREE online program and more upcoming events at www.SPARKKindness.org
Just a reminder, if your child tests positive for Covid-19, they must stay home for 5 days. The day they started symptoms is Day 0, the next day is Day 1, then Day 2, etc. They may return to school on Day 6 and must wear a mask for an additional 5 days. A headache, scratchy throat, congestion/runny nose, cough, and/or fever are some of the more common symptoms of Covid-19.
Siblings and close contacts do not need to quarantine and can come to school as long as they are not having symptoms of illness. However, they must wear a mask for 10 days when around others following a Covid exposure.
Click for more information from the Massachusetts DPH: Covid-19 Isolation and Exposure Guidance
Please read Grade 11 parents/guardians. Very Important!
Mr. Fleming has put together a comprehensive website for NHS Yearbook resources. It includes Senior photo requirement guidelines, how to purchase a yearbook, as well as how to advertise. Please see the NHS Yearbook Website here.
Thank you to our PTSO for their ongoing support to our students and faculty. Our PTSO is looking for more volunteers to assist them with their work for the school year. You can learn more about the NHS PTSO, and how to get involved by visiting their website. Thank you in advance for your help!
You can subscribe to their monthly newsletter at the top of their webpage.
Reminder for Parents Who Want to Volunteer--CORI Checks
Reminder If you want to volunteer in schools, you must have a CORI check conducted and you must go into the building with identification (drivers license or passport) to do this. Click here for description of what a CORI check is and does. Without a CORI check, you cannot volunteer in the school. Here is the form to fill out for a CORI.
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- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title VI
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title IX
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- MGL, Ch.76, Section 5: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 5