Prouty Principal's Newsletter

NOVEMBER 2020

Responsible, Resourceful, Respectful and Reflective Citizens

in a Collaborative Environment.

November Calendar

Thursday, October 29 -- 7 PM -- Principals' Office Hours

Friday, October 30 -- HALLOWEEN HIGHWAY WITH THE DPHS MARCHING BAND

Friday, November 6 -- Half Day for Students, Professional Development for Teachers

Wednesday, November 11 -- Veterans' Day - No School

Thursday, November 12 -- 6 PM -- Principals' Office Hours

Monday, November 16 -- Cohort B Freshmen in-person

Tuesday, November 17 -- All Cohort B in-person

Monday, November 23 -- Cohort A Freshmen in-person

Tuesday, November 24 -- All Cohort A in-person

Wednesday, November 25 -- Half Day for All Students

Thursday, November 26 - Sunday November 29 -- Thanksgiving Recess

Monday, November 30-Thursday December 3 -- B Cohort in-person

Monday, November 30 -- Winter Sports Season Begins


Click through "David Prouty High School" link below for full Athletic Schedules

NEW MONDAY-THURSDAY SCHEDULE STARTING NOVEMBER 16

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FRIDAY -- REMOTE DAY FOR ALL -- NO CHANGE FROM CURRENT SCHEDULE


8:50 - 10:50 E BLOCK

10:50-11:20 E BLOCK EXTRA HELP

11:20-11:50 LUNCH BREAK

11:50 - 1:50 C BLOCK

1:50-2:20 C BLOCK EXTRA HELP

SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING AT PROUTY

**PLEASE STAY HOME AND LEARN REMOTELY IF YOU FEEL SICK, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE COUGHING, SNEEZING, SORE THROAT, A FEVER, OR A RUNNY NOSE. IF YOU COME TO SCHOOL WITH THOSE SYMPTOMS, WE WILL HAVE TO SEND YOU HOME.**


--Please keep your mask over your mouth AND your nose unless you have a teacher's permission to remove it for a mask break or to eat. Practice wearing a mask now. When you find a mask you can tolerate, get more of that kind. Only surgical-style face masks are allowed. No bandannas, ski masks, or gaiters.


--Please stay six feet behind the person ahead of you when you are walking or waiting in line. If the line stops, please stop, leaving that six foot space.


--Please bring a water bottle. Bottle filling stations are open, but bubblers are closed.


--Please know that we will strictly enforce all safety precautions. If we are to remain open, we as a school MUST prevent the spread not only of COVID-19, but also of the seasonal influenza virus. We must all prioritize the health and safety of the most vulnerable members of our community.

PRINCIPALS' OFFICE HOURS FOR PARENTS

Office hours are planned for October 29 and November 12 at 7 PM.


Join an informal Zoom meeting with Mrs. York and Mr. Malone. Check your email for the Zoom link the day of the Office Hours.


Topics will include: In-person Learning, Schoology for Parents, and your questions.


We welcome your feedback at any time. No question is too small.

CHAPTER 74 APPROVAL FOR EARLY EDUCATION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS

On October 28, Commissioner of Education Jeffrey Riley approved David Prouty High School's Chapter 74 applications for Criminal Justice and Early Education and Care. This approval increases the value of the certificates our students will earn in their fields. A Chapter 74 Certificate assures both colleges and employers that the student has classroom and hands-on experience that meets the most rigorous standards in the nation.


Congratulations to Criminal Justice teacher Tom O'Brien, and to Early Education and Care teacher Marie Demers! Congratulations to all of the students in our two newly approved Chapter 74 programs!! And a HUGE thank you to all of the parents, students, college professors, and community members who have helped take these programs from ideas on paper to reality!!!


We now have three Chapter 74 programs: Criminal Justice, Early Education and Care, and Marketing/Business. We also offer one Perkins program: Environmental Science and Technology. In addition, we offer the College Board's AP Diploma program, and our Fine Arts pathways in Music and Visual Arts.

Free Meals for All Students Until June!!!


All meals served by the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District (SEBRSD) will be free of charge until the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Families of children 0-18 years of age are eligible for the service -- no questions asked. High school students who are over 18 are also eligible.


We will have free meals here at school for all in-person students, every day. Please let us know if your student needs vegetarian, gluten-free, or dairy-free meals.


Knox Trail Middle School (73 Ash St in Spencer) will provide bulk free meals, ready for pick up between the hours of 9am-1pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.


You may fill out a google form to order meals, but walk-ins are also welcome. Vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free meals are available.


SEBRSD Food Services will also continue to collect Free and Reduced Applications during this time. Applications can be dropped off to any of the schools or the Administrative building. https://www.sebrsd.org/o/sebrsd/page/free-reduced-lunch-program--5

SCHOOLOGY FOR PARENTS

Schoology parent access codes were mailed home on September 23. Please email yorke@sebrsd.org, or call us at 508-885-8505 if yours does not arrive, so we can both check your mailing address and give you your code.


Your parent account will allow you to view your student's classes and groups, without any danger of changing or breaking anything! As always, please email or call with ANY questions!!!

LIST OF FALL/WINTER ACTIVITIES AND CONTACTS

Athletics (Basketball, Cheerleading, Indoor Track) -- faheyc@sebrsd.org


Marching Band -- greyk@sebrsd.org


Student Council (Planning fun activities and events for the school) -- whittemorej@sebrsd.org


ESports (competitive video gaming) - bassettt@sebrsd.org


Connections Club (diversity and social justice) - gingrasn@sebrsd.org


Envirothon (environmental science club) -- thibeaultd@sebrsd.org


Yearbook -- penac@sebrsd.org


Mock Trial -- hausker@sebrsd.org


National Honor Society -- millert@sebrsd.org