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  • Welcome New Families

    I want to welcome families new to the towns of Northborough and Southborough. If you have not yet registered your child(ren) for the 2021-2022 academic year, please complete the online registration process. Additionally, new families are encouraged to visit the District’s transportation webpage. Lastly, if you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Jean Pinto, The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough Transportation, and Registrar Administrator by email or phone. (jpinto@nsboro.k12.ma.us or 508-486-5115)

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update: Friday, November 20, 2021

    Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s): As I look ahead to Thanksgiving, on behalf of The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough, I’d like to express my gratitude to the families of Northborough and Southborough. Families have been a pillar of strength for the past twenty months, which has not gone unnoticed. I hope families can take full advantage of this holiday to rest, rejuvenate, and spend time with friends, family, and loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  • NSBORO Weekly COVID-19 Dashboard

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  • 2021-2022 District COVID-19 Protocols and Recommendations

    2021-2022 District COVID-19 Policies and Recommendations

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  • COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION FOR PARENT/GUARDIANS

    Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s): The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough, working in partnership with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), is offering a COVID-19 testing program as an extra layer of protection to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This program has three components:

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  • Directions for COVID Safety Checks (Pooled Screening)

    There are a few steps that need to be completed to participate in the pooled screening program.

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update, Friday, November 12, 2021

    Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase in COVID-19 cases at the elementary level and in grade six. Several of the cases were identified as possible* or probable** in school transmission***. This academic year the District has shifted how it communicates COVID-19 cases based on feedback from families. Last year, families shared that the number of emails regarding new cases was overwhelming. As a result, the District shifted to a different communication model. The model is:

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update: Friday, November 5, 2021

    As I look ahead to November, I am reminded that it is a busy month: parent-teacher conferences, holidays, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving. This week I had an opportunity to learn more about the holiday Diwali from families and students. I learned that Hindus interpret the Diwali story based upon where they live and that there's one common theme no matter where people celebrate: the victory of good over evil. I also learned that Diwali is as important to Hindus as the Christmas holiday is to Christians. Diwali also gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects them from spiritual darkness.

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update: Friday, October 29, 2021

    Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s): In anticipation of the United States Federal Drug Administration’s approval of vaccinations for children ages 5-11, the Towns’ Boards of Health are preparing for opportunities for families who chose to have their children vaccinated. The Towns’ Boards of Health have secured Albert S. Woodward Memorial Elementary School (Southborough) and Robert E. Melican Middle School (Northborough) as the two vaccination sites. I will communicate additional information once the details are available.

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update: Friday, October 22, 2022

    As I look ahead to the winter months, I want to provide families with an overview of the school cancellation process due to inclement weather. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is not allowing districts to shift to remote learning rather than canceling school. However, if DESE changes its position, the District will revisit remote learning as an option. In the meantime, if school is canceled, the day will be considered a traditional “snow day,” and canceled days will be added to the end of the school year.

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  • 2021-2022 Back-to-School Newsletter

    Welcome to the 2021-2022 academic year. A common theme shared with me when connecting with parents, faculty, staff, and colleagues during the summer, is excitement to return to some sense of normalcy compared to the 2020-2021 academic year. I too look forward to spending more time as a learning organization focusing on students' experiences in our schools and classrooms and less time managing the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update: Friday, October 15, 2021

    As a school district, we are committed to creating and sustaining a comprehensive, coordinated effort to improve the overall safety and well-being of our students, educators, and administrators. To accomplish this, we believe this must involve community-wide programs and initiatives involving parents, teachers, administrators, local law enforcement, mental health & wellness professionals, and elected officials to take meaningful action to protect our students. Two years ago, the District launched the Sandy Hook Promise’s Say Something Program and an Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) grades 6-12. The Program teaches students, teachers, and administrators how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, of individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others to Say Something to a trusted adult OR use its anonymous reporting system.

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update: Friday, October 8, 2021

    Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s): I am pleased to announce that The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough has started the equity audit process with our partner, Mass Insight Education & Research. Throughout this process, Mass Insight will gather and analyze data and evidence around the ways in which students, families, community members, and staff experience the District’s core values and learning opportunities for ALL students.

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update: Friday, October 1, 2021

    Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s): Next week the District will begin offering routine COVID safety checks (pooled screening) for all students. If you would like your child to participate in the weekly pooled screening program and have NOT YET completed the consent form, please take a minute to complete the consent form linked below.

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update: Friday, September 24, 2021

    My first update for this week is focused on the work of the Mascot Renaming Study Group. On April 28, 2021, The Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee (RSC) voted 9-0 to retire the Tomahawk as the mascot for Algonquin Regional High School. At the meeting, the Committee charged me to establish a Renaming Study Group and task the Group with identifying two to three new mascots to present to the RSC to approve. Once approved, the

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update: Friday, September 17, 2021

    Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s): In this week’s update, I have three opportunities for parents and guardians to provide input. Community input is greatly appreciated and will be used to inform decisions. Opportunity One: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Overview: The Public Schools of Northborough, The Public Schools of Southborough, and The Northborough-Southborough Regional School District have received grant funds administered

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update: Friday, September 10, 2021

    With the completion of six days of school, I want to share important information about COVID-19 safety checks. For the 2021-2022 school year, The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough, working in partnership with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), is offering a COVID-19 testing program as an extra layer of protection to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This program has three components:

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update, Friday, September 3, 2021

    Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s): I am pleased to share that students and educators had a successful start to the 2021-2022 school year. On September 1, 2021, the District welcomed back four thousand students and over eight hundred staff members. The energy in each of the District’s ten schools was positive and energizing.

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update: Friday, August 27, 2021

    have a few updates to share with you this Friday. First, at a Special Meeting of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (Board) on August 24, 2021, the Massachusetts Board of Education authorized the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education to require masks for public school students (age 5 and above)

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update: Friday, August 20, 2021

    Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s): As The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough welcomes students back to school on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, I want to communicate the health and safety protocols that will be implemented to begin the school year. First, I want to highlight that much progress has been made from one year ago when discussions centered on whether students would attend school in person. Our District’s commitment to prioritizing the health and safety of students, families, faculty, and staff during the ongoing COVID-19

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