Weekly email: May 20th

Clay Art has started to appear in unusual places around the building

Good morning everyone,

I hope that you have been enjoying being outside as much as possible. There is a lot of new guidance on mask wearing at school. This will be discussed at the upcoming School committee meetings and any changes to processes and procedures at school will be communicated to you as soon as we can.

MCAS and AP testing is underway. By the end of this week, Grades 11 and 10 will both have finished MCAS!!! Please check the schedule for testing details.

Please note that if your son/ daughter is currently 100% remote, you must communicate to us that they will be coming into school to take MCAS in person, in order that we schedule them in good time. You cannot send them into school on a testing day and have us schedule a test and adjust our testing rooms and proctoring. Thank you in advance for your help with this.

Students playing baseball and softball, please remember to fill water bottles at the start of practice and that you can ask your coaches for a key to the locker rooms in order to refill bottles at any time during the practice. Additionally, students will be able to go and refill bottles from the ice cupboard without a key. Please see Athletics news for more info.

Ticks: Students are spending a lot of time outside and masks do not prevent ticks. Please encourage/ remind your children to self-check for ticks whenever they return from being outside. Here is a brief video to help: Youtube: How to check for ticks

Please find information about upcoming events, below.

Do email with any questions

Best

Chris

Health and Safety

 

Masks

The School Committee voted on Thursday 20th May to change the current masking policy so that students  no longer have to wear masks outside unless they are participating in singing/ music classes.

Pool testing

We are happy to report that the state will continue to pay for pool testing through the end of this academic year. This is an important tool in keeping students and staff healthy and our buildings open.

Community

Homecoming May 22nd

Speeches will take place by the tents at the back of SA. As it is an outside event, all are welcome and people are asked to maintain an appropriate and safe social distance. Food will not be available for purchase and there will not be a parade this year.

10:30-11: Speeches (Welcome, Homecoming Prize recipient, Declamations winner, Senior class gift)

11-11:20 - Senior send off

11:30-1 Baseball, 1 - 3 Softball: Both vs Hopkins

  • Please aim to arrive at SA and park in the lot by 10:20 am
  • Make your way to the back of the building in time to start promptly at 10:30am
  • Any announcement about weather cancellation will be made by social media by 9am. We have a rain date scheduled for Sunday 23rd - same time, same place.
  • Please adhere to the latest CDC guidance on masks when outside
  • Sanitizer will be available
  • Porta Potties will be available on site

Graduation: June 4th, 7-9pm

Graduation is a huge logistical endeavor, has many moving parts and takes a significant time to organize. This week Ms Polverari has been working with Mr Novak from Hatfield Town Community TV to plan out the staging and broadcast of this year's event. Students have been busy writing speeches and admin staff have been finalizing scholarship award donations and certificates. This year we are excited about the extended coverage from local newspapers and will be able to share more details shortly.
 
Senior Graduation Rehearsal Dates and Times:
 
  • Tuesday, June 1st
  • Thursday, June 3rd
  • Friday, June 4th
 
Rehearsal times will be from 8am-10am
 
It is EXTREMELY important that you are on time. Please wear the shoes that you will be walking in for graduation day. Please speak with Ms P if you have any questions.
 
Spanish Language Trip to Panama - Feb break 2022
 
Ms Baranoski held an initial student interest meeting earlier this week and will shortly share details of an upcoming parent/ guardian interest meeting to be held before the end of Q4.
 
Sports
 
 
Please see the latest Athletics Updates
 

 

Academics

 

Declamations winners:

I am pleased to announce that the winner of our 147th Declamations Contest is Charlotte Cavanaugh. Taking second place was Hadley Szynal followed in third place by Story Goldman. The students delivered their speeches in an articulate and confident manner. We are all proud of their efforts and in the pride they displayed in carrying out one of our most special traditions.

Thank you to the Book Club for their continued support and in making Declamations a truly special event.

Thank you also to Mr Brown for his continued support for students with this unique experience.

Upcoming dates

  • May 22 - Homecoming (Homecoming prize winner, Winning Declamation to be read out, Presentation of the Gift from the Class of '21, Senior Sports Send off)
  • May 28th - Last day for Grade 12
  • Marks close for Seniors - May 28th
  • Grades due for Seniors - June 1
  • May 31 - Memorial day
  • June 4th - Graduation and Class day: 7-9pm
  • June 11th- 1 - 2pm Grade 6 student step up hour at SA (Families will be able to attend a student and family welcome and information session in August)
  • June 14th - Last day of School & report cards
  • August 26th - First day of school for students