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  • Pooled Screening and Website to Register a Sample.

    Pooled Screening and Website to Register the Sample. The QR code on the tube is not working at this time and Veritas is working on a solution.

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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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  • NSBORO Weekly COVID-19 Dashboard

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update: Friday, January 14, 2022

    The Budget Process Explained: Preparation of the upcoming fiscal year budget begins in the late summer of each year, at least six months before submitting the budget to the school committees for approval. After the close of the prior year’s budget and the launch of the current fiscal year budget, the upcoming fiscal year budget process begins.

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update: Sunday, January 9, 2022

    I am writing to notify families that all of the COVID-19 pooled screening results from Wednesday, January 5, 2022, have been received and individuals who tested positive have been notified. I also want to reiterate the three most important measures families can do to help the District manage the surge and stop the spread.

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update: Friday, January 7, 2022

    With the first snow day of the 2021-2022 academic year, I hope that students were able to get outside and enjoy the snow. I know that the ski industry is thrilled with the storm. With today, Friday, January 7, 2022, being a snow day, the last day of the academic year is now Tuesday, June 21, 2022, as Monday, June 20, 2022, is an official Massachusetts State holiday, Juneteenth.

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update: Monday, January 3, 2022

    Last evening, Sunday, January 2, 2022, the Medical Advisory Team (MAT) convened to review the updated isolation and quarantine guidelines from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). As a result of the meeting, the District is aligning its guidelines with the DPH and DESE guidelines.

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update: Friday, December 31, 2021

    I hope you are happy, healthy, and enjoying a restful December break and found time to connect with friends and family. I want to communicate a few updates in preparation for returning to school on Monday, January 3, 2022. I want to acknowledge the concern many have shared with us about our return on Monday.

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update: Thursday, December 23, 2021

    Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s): As we begin our December break, I want to wish families who observe Christmas a Merry Christmas. I also want to wish families a happy New Year. I’m hoping that 2022 will bring Northborough and Southborough families good health, a sense of calm, and happiness. With the final days of 2021 upon us, it is clear that the COVID-19 variant Omicron is having an impact on the number of positive COVID-19 cases in our District. The District will be closely monitoring the cases over break and will adjust athletic schedules as required.

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

    As we head into the last week before December break, I want to wish families a happy and healthy holiday. This week, I have a few updates to share: District Strategic Plan: The Strategic Plan webpage has been launched and can be accessed via the District’s website. The goal of the webpage is to provide the community with an overview of Vision 2026: Educate, Inspire, and Challenge, and to provide frequent progress updates. I encourage families to take a closer look at the Plan.

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  • Superintendent's Family Update, Friday, December 10, 2021

    Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s): I had the opportunity to attend a Northborough/Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council (NSPAC) meeting and one of the topics discussed was the District’s strategic plan, Vision 2026: Educate, Inspire, and Challenge. The questions asked about the Plan reminded me of the importance of highlighting the Plan on a consistent basis and providing the community with progress updates.

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update: Friday, December 3, 2021

    Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s): I hope families had an enjoyable Thanksgiving and found an opportunity to slow down and spend time with friends and family. In this week’s update, I want to share two important reminders: 1) District safety and security protocols, and 2) School cancellation process. District Safety and Security Protocols: The school shooting that took place at a Michigan High School this week is an unfortunate reminder of the importance of our District’s continued commitment to students, faculty, and staff safety.

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  • Superintendent's Weekly Update, Friday, November 19, 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, rejuve

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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.

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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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