June 5, 2020

A Message From The Principal

Dear Nashoba Families,

Thank you to our Seniors and families for taking part in the curbside pick-up this week. It went well and we thank you for your patience and cooperation. It was wonderful seeing so many of you.

As administration, we are beginning to work on what next year may look like. This will to be a work in progress for a while, but we will update you as things become finalized.


Stephen Cullinane

Interim Principal

A Special Note to Seniors

Sunday, June 7th. That is the day you have been working for, looking forward to. The day your families have been waiting for. The day that you were to put on your cap and gown, march to the stage and receive the diploma you have worked so hard for. A time to celebrate one last time with your classmates. The celebration that was planned may not be happening on Sunday, but know that we at Nashoba, are extremely proud of you. Your hard work and dedication to your education brought you to this milestone in your life. The celebration may be different than any of us hoped for, but rest assured, we are working hard to put together a wonderful ceremony for July 25th (rain date 7/26). There will be an RSVP form going out soon regarding your guests. Please be on the lookout and reply as soon as you can.

And remember - Once a Chieftain, Always a Chieftain

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Athletic Department Update

A few updates from Athletics...

Check PowerSchool for Athletic Obligations!

Senior Uniform Collection: Seniors that did not return their uniforms on June 2nd, please reach out to Mrs. Mariani.

Underclassmen Uniform Collection: If you are an underclassmen and forgot to turn in your uniform during your assigned time last week, please reach out directly to Mrs. Mariani to let her know. We will collect it when we come back to school in the fall.

Fall Sports: Online registration for fall sports is OPEN! Please register your son/daughter by June 14th so our coaches can send out program information through email by the end of June. (Note: User fees are not due until teams are selected in September.)

As always, if you have questions or concerns, please feel to reach out to me via email (

Nashoba Strong,

Tania Rich

Director of Athletics

Note from the Health Office

Hello Nashoba Families,

As always, we hope this finds you and your family well.

For our families with children or adult family members with life threatening allergies:

The FDA has issued an alert regarding malfunction of epinephrine auto-injectors:

FDA alerts patients and health care professionals of Amneal and Impax Laboratories epinephrine auto-injector device malfunctions.

Please see the link for further important information.

This week has been a challenging one and has brought up many emotions. Current events have made us dig deep within ourselves, think, learn, and listen.

Racism, a public health crisis, threatens the health, educational attainment, and well being of children and adolescents. Here are a few resources and links to help deepen understanding and help guide conversations around equity, equality, and race.

Talking to Children About Racial Bias

Raising Race Conscious Children | Resource for Talking About Race & Diversity

Talking About Race

Sending peace to all and wishing everyone a healthy week,

Nurse Sarah

Nurse Laura

Summer Reading

As this unprecedented school year begins to wind down, our thoughts turn to summer reading 2020. In conjunction with the theme for the public libraries “Imagine Your Story” and PBS American Portrait, our focus is around hearing and reading other people’s stories so that we can learn about others while realizing our similarities are part of the human experience. What a story this school year has been. We are still in this together. Reading, hearing, and telling our stories is a way to remind us about the common experiences we share..

Inspired by The PBS documentary series American Portrait, a national storytelling project, PBS: American Portrait: Who Are We and In This Together, we invite you to read about someone else’s story and then create your own. The PBS project encourages ordinary citizens to tell their stories by recording or writing answers to various prompts. The suggested titles, prompts, and examples are on this NRHS Summer Reading document. The book and podcasts are only suggestions. We encourage you to read or listen to anything that interests you. The NRHS Summer Reading document has a link to a document with a variety of ways to access digital books. All of the book titles are available digitally through the public library (Overdrive, our digital book collection, or physically through your local library. Public libraries will be offering limited curbside pickup during phase one of the reopening of The Commonwealth).

We would also like to hear your stories. We, too, can learn about each other and realize our similarities through the stories we tell. We know that a number of you have been using the time at home to explore your own stories in writing of narrative or poetry, composing songs, and creating pieces of artwork. Help others understand that we are in this together by sharing your story. Add your story to our “Imagine Your Story” Padlet.

This year’s summer reading is voluntary, as we are aware that we all are experiencing this pandemic in a variety of ways and what we are able to do may be different for each of us. We hope you enjoy a healthy, safe summer and experience the power of a good story.

If you would like to tell your story:

Grade 12 Padlet

Grade 11 Padlet

Grade 10 Padlet

Grade 9 Padlet

Passwords to each Padlet are on the summer reading document.

Ms. Landry, Miss Papia, and the English Department at NRHS.

Guidance Department Updates

Update on Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) MCAS:

In light of the COVID-19 school closures this year, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted today to modify the science and technology/engineering (STE) part of the competency determination requirement for current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors (members of the classes of 2021-23). Under this change, the competency determination in STE will be awarded upon demonstration that the student earned credit for a course in the relevant subject matter and demonstrated competency in one of the four tested disciplines (biology, chemistry, introductory physics, technology/engineering) during their high school career. The process and timeline for awarding the modified CD will be announced at a later date.

SAT and ACT Dates

The ACT has testing dates scheduled for July, September, October and December. The ACT is now offering a new policy in which after a student has taken the entire exam on one of the test dates, a student is able to retest in any section of the exam on another test date.

The SAT is offering test dates on August 29 and September 26 as well as in October and November. Nashoba will be hosting the August, September and November tests.

NRSD Facilities Remain CLOSED

REMINDER: All NRSD athletic fields & facilities are closed until further notice for public/private use. This includes all NRSD facilities (Gyms, Fields, Tennis Courts, parking lots, around the school, gaga pits, etc.) and the HS Turf Field Complex and Track!

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