Dear DRRHS Falcon Community:
Thank you for making DR's first annual Green and Gold Night a resounding success! As always, our young people provided the energy. The marching band and chorus set the tone for a night of celebration, pride, and passion for all that DRRHS has to offer. Guests were treated to performances, demonstrations, and in many showcases, Future Falcons had hands-on experiences of their own. We hope you enjoyed the entire evening, but as with all new undertakings, there's always room for improvement. If you didn't happen to see the QR code on the program, please take a couple of minutes to click the link below and provide feedback. We are always seeking ways to better serve the students and families of Dighton and Rehoboth, and we value your opinion. Thank you in advance for your time.
Sadly, in the mist of celebration, there is also mourning. Our school community is feeling the loss of Dylan Quinn, a teammate and childhood friend to many. Our school counselors have been meeting with students all week to help them cope with the shock and grief of Dylan's tragic passing. We know that this is just the beginning. Grief comes in stages, and sometimes in waves of emotion. It is a process, and we will continue to encourage students to support one another and seek support from the adults at school. Please reach out to an administrator or school counselor if you believe your child needs additional support.
Finally, please remember that next week is midterm exam week from Tuesday-Friday. We will be following an early release schedule on those four days. We do not serve lunches on early release days, nor do we have late buses. Please read more about midterms in the "Falcon News Midterms Edition" linked below.
As always, if there's anything our team can do to improve the students' experience at DR, we want to hear from you.
Gail DeCecco, Principal
Donald Izzo, Assistant Principal for Grades 10 & 12
Ai-Ling Chang, Assistant Principal for Grades 9 & 11
John Herald, CTE Director
Doug Kelley, Dean of Activities and Athletics
GREEN AND GOLD NIGHT FEEDBACK
WINTER BALL AT THE RAMADA ON 2.4.23
DESE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU REGARDING MCAS
The Department of Education Seeking Feedback on MCAS
The Department is inviting students, parents, education professionals, and community members to participate in a survey that will provide feedback on the MCAS program and help inform improvements. The Department is seeking stakeholders’ input in several areas, including communications and support, data and reporting, and release of test questions. The survey will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
ATTENTION FALCON SPORTS FANS!
LOOKING FOR A GAME?
DRRSD IS HIRING SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS
Click here to learn more about the benefits of joining our substitute teacher pool.
SCHOOL DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS
This is a reminder the Dighton Rehoboth schools will use the Apptegy alerts system for weather-related messages. It is not our plan to use local media outlets. All messages will be sent through Apptegy via text, RoboCall, and email. Apptegy uses the contact information in Aspen. To modify your contact information, please contact the Main Office.
UPCOMING OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES
SECTION 504 PLANS VIRTUAL INFO SESSION
The Regional Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is a group of parents with children who have special needs that want to help other families facing similar challenges. We advise the school committees about the education and well being of their students with disabilities. Our goal is to listen and provide information and assistance in an open and friendly environment. Please see the attached flyer to learn more about the free VIRTUAL informational session scheduled for February 7th from 6-8 pm. Registration is required.
ASPEN FAMILY PORTAL IS NOW OPEN
ASPEN FAMILY PORTAL OPENING TODAY!
By the time you receive this newsletter, families should have received an email from Aspen with instructions to set-up their Family Portal account. This will allow them to view their student's progress without the need to log in to their students individual Aspen account.
The Family Portal can be accessed from any device with an internet connection, including smartphones, giving families the flexibility to stay informed from anywhere. A single login will allow families to view information for all of your children regardless of the school.
Please see Family Portal FAQ