Blue Hills News
Dear Blue Hills Families,
We have reached the end of March! It's a typical New England March day with some showers and cool air.... but soon enough we will have flowers and trees budding and blooming. Spring is in the air! Yesterday, we had a full day of athletic preseason, with a lacrosse scrimmage against the combined Norwood/Dedham team, and rugby, track, softball, and baseball practices.
- The class ring sale from Balfour ends today - see information below!
- Next Thursday, April 7, is a late-start In-Service. Students will arrive at 10:40 a.m.
- The Boosters Club is hosting a comedy night on April 1 (tomorrow!). The flyer with more information is attached below.
We had a fantastic Grade 8 Acceptance Reception Night last Thursday, March 24. We welcomed over 200 accepted ninth graders and their families. We will be posting the story to @bhrtech soon!
Construction Job in Westwood
Students of the Month
Graphics Department is working hard to have a pristine and immaculate display in our Main Office hallway! There is lots of competition... more photos next time!
Blue Hills Boosters
Social Media and our Youth: A Virtual Mental Health Forum
Thanks to one of our BHR parents for passing along this free virtual opportunity to learn more about mental health and social media from a panel of experts. Information is below!
Class Rings Available for Purchase through Balfour
First, we want to continue to stay home if sick. Any absence that is documented as quarantine or covid-related will be listed as "excused" in X2. None of these absences will count this year toward student attendance. Most of these absences have already been labeled as excused in X2. When you log into X2, click on "My Info" and "Attendance." Here, you will be able to see your attendance for the year. Excused absences are those that are related directly to the pandemic.
That being said, it is crucial that students are present in school whenever possible. Our attendance policy allows students 15 absences per year. At 16 absences, students are required to go to summer school. Extended absences of 2 consecutive days or more are "reduced" to count as one day upon receipt of a doctor's note. For example: a student who is out for five days with the flu will only be charged one absence upon receipt of a doctor's note. Extenuating circumstances, such as deaths in the family, may also be considered by the Academic Review Board at the end of the school year.
For complete information on the attendance policy, please visit the Parent-Student Handbook. You can find the attendance information beginning on page 12.
If you have questions regarding your attendance, please contact your guidance counselor.
At-Home Covid Testing
Many of you have successfully signed up for the voluntary at-home Covid testing program. You may continue to sign up anytime and pick up tests in the main office.
- When the at-home tests arrive, students will be notified that they are available for pickup in the Main Office.
- A letter detailing the plan is attached below.
- The optional opt-in form is found on Family ID: Click here.
Attention ALL alumni of Blue Hills. Please register on our new job posting site to view open positions at local businesses. Any trouble registering, please contact Ms. Poliseno at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the link to register: https://www.collegecentral.com/bluehills/
Before/After School Program
For more information and to sign-up your child, please visit The Blue Hills Before/After School Program. There is still room available. This is a great opportunity to have focused time to complete schoolwork with assistance!
Do you know someone looking to work at a great technical high school?
Blue Hills Regional Technical School is seeking numerous positions for July and September 2022. Please go to www.schoolspring.com
We are seeking long-term substitutes in both Metal Fabrication beginning now for approximately 6 - 8 weeks, and in our HVAC program beginning May 23 through the end of the school year. Teaching license for these positions is not required.
Anticipated positions for September, 2022 include:
Chapter 74 Engineering and Graphic Communications instructors. Direct questions to email@example.com
School Nurse and Part-time School Nurse. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Practical Nurse Coordinator, Practical Nurse Instructors (2). Direct questions to email@example.com
Full-time IT Technician. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Hills offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an ideal workplace with small class sizes, emphasis on social emotional learning, professional development and developing a skilled workforce and/or preparing students for college and careers. All postings are, or will be posted on Schoolspring.com. Please use this site to apply for positions.
- April 7: In-Service, Late Arrival (10:40 am)
- April 8: Term 3 Ends
- April 15: Good Friday, No School
- April 18-22: April Vacation, No School
- April 25: School Re-opens
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.
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