Blue Hills News

From the Desk of the Principal - April 1, 2021

Dear Blue Hills Families,

Last week, you received a letter on a planned 100% reopening for April 29, 2021. As we draw closer to that reopening, we will send out more information to help ensure that students, faculty, and staff remain safe at Blue Hills.


Please review the following notes and reminders:


Graduation and Senior Events:

Over the next several weeks, we will be announcing plans for end of year senior events.


Graduation will still take place on June 8 (with a rain date of June 9); details on the ceremony will be released when available.


Other senior events - like prom, field day, Senior Awards Night, and senior breakfast - are being reviewed, and decisions on if and how these events may occur will be announced as soon as we can.


Athletics:

Rules for Spectators (outdoors only):


  1. Spectators must remain 6 feet apart from other groups/households at all times.
  2. Masks must be worn at all times (including on the bleachers and seating areas overlooking fields.)
  3. No spectators are allowed on the playing fields or on the track or inside gated areas.
  4. Spectators are strongly encouraged to bring their own chairs.


Spring Athletics Registration is open on FamilyID and will run until 4/28/2021. All athletes must register and ensure that up to date physical exams are on file with Nurse Gainey by the 28th. The season (tryouts) begins on May 5, 2021.


After School Pickup:

Juniors and seniors leave the parking lots at 2:20 - if you are picking up a student from school, please do NOT block any driveways, exits, or entrances. If there is no room in front of the gym, please find a spot to park and wait for your student.


Late Buses:

Late buses for extra help run Monday through Thursday at 3:10 p.m.


Grade 9:

Final vocational placements for grade nine will be released next week.



Sincerely,


Geoff Zini

Upcoming Schedule - IN-PERSON Days

(subject to change)

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Special Schedule: April 7 (Late Start In-Service)

IN-PERSON

10:40 - Grades 10 and 12 Arrive (Vocational)


REMOTE:

11:00 - Academics Period 1


11:30 - Academics Period 2


12:00 - 1:00 - Academics Lunch/Break


1:00 - 1:30 - Academics Period 3


1:30 - 2:00 - Academics Period 4


2:00 - 2:20 - Academics Extra Help/Independent Study

"Portraits of a Teacher"

Students in DVC, under the direction of Ms. Murphy, created "Portraits of a Teacher," profiling - visually - a teacher that has made a positive impact on them while at Blue Hills. They are amazing and are now hanging in the halls of the school. Great job!

Parking/Drop-Off/Pickup - Please Review!

Important Reminders:


  • If you are dropping off a student-athlete in the afternoon, please do NOT drive by parked busses. Please park and drop off, or drop off before 2:20 or after busses leave.
  • Do not park or pickup at the front entrance after school. Parents/Guardians picking up after school should pull alongside the front of the gym and cafeteria into the East lot, or find a spot to park and wait.
  • Congestion is increasing in the afternoon with athletics and more students in-person; please be patient and thanks for your caution while entering and exiting the campus.

Free and Reduced Lunch: PEBT Information

Booster Club!

The Blue Hills Booster Club can be found on facebook for general information. You can find more detailed information through the school website by clicking on the Student/Parents tab then click on the Booster Club.


The Booster Club meets via zoom on the 4th Wednesday of each month. The calendar will provide information on store hours, meeting notes, times, and link to zoom, and upcoming events. If you should have any further questions or concerns please email us at bluehillsboosters@gmail.com.

Covid-19 Information - From Nurse Gainey

Reminder:


Massachusetts has called off the flu shot requirement for this academic year, but it is still recommended that students receive a flu shot.


Flu Requirements (Available in English and Multiple Languages)


Please send your records of physical exams to Nurse Gainey.


COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES

*DAILY SYMPTOM CHECK

*MASK

*HANDWASHING

*PHYSICAL DISTANCING


EXPOSURE TO THE VIRUS CAN HAPPEN


What you do next will help control the spread of the infection:


TESTING, TRACING, ISOLATION, COMMUNICATION


  • If you are sick with COVID-19 symptoms please stay home and get tested.
  • If someone in your home tests positive you must quarantine for 14 days and get tested in 5-7 days or sooner if you become symptomatic.
  • If you are informed that you are a close contact (within less than or equal to 6 feet for 10 to 15 minutes over 24 hours with or without mask or if someone coughed or sneezed directly in your unmasked face) you MUST quarantine for 14 days and get tested in 5-7 days or sooner if symptomatic.
  • If a family member is identified as a close contact, and you are NOT symptomatic, you are expected to come to school. If that family member tested positive you would then be considered a close contact and be required to quarantine for 14 days and get tested in 5-7 days or sooner if you became symptomatic.
  • If you return from out of state travel, you will be required to quarantine for fourteen days.
  • Please notify the school jgainey@bluehills.org asap or call Mrs. Gainey RN @ 781-828-5800 X 2230 or Mrs. Pica @ X 2250 in Student Affairs if you are absent or to report a COVID-19 concern.

Lunches

All students will receive free lunch and breakfast through the end of this school year.


Students that are learning at home are eligible for meal pickup - please click on the link below to place orders and learn more:


https://www.bluehills.org/students-and-parents/lunch-menu-and-remote-learner-meal-pickup

IT Support & Remote Learning

Remember - if you are not "in-person" on a given day, you are still REMOTE LEARNING. Anyone who is having technology issues should immediately reach out to the school by phone or email IT@bluehills.org.

Remote Academic Schedules

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Blue Hills Regional Technical School

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.


Core Values:

Community, Opportunity, Relevance, Employability