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Stories related to Southborough Public Schools, Algonquin Regional High School, and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School.

Reopening Plans: Deadline Sun 2pm for Qs to be answered at Mon forums; Another Survey request (Updated)

August 1, 2020 02:11:39 PM
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Parents have until 2pm tomorrow (Sunday, August 2nd) to submit questions for Community Forums on school Reopening Plans. The question form also serves as a survey that all parents are being asked to complete.

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Reopening Update: Hybrid recommended for ARHS, while sports still being pursued; Committees to vote on starting model(s) in mid-August

July 31, 2020 02:16:50 PM
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In this morning’s Regional School Committee meeting, the same recommendation was made for the high school. Meanwhile, Algonquin is still working on offering sports in the fall – including competition with other schools.

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ARHS held its Graduation for the Class of 2020

July 31, 2020 09:44:37 AM
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Yesterday, Algonquin Regional High School held a gathered, graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020.

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Administration recommending revised Hybrid model for K-8 schools

July 30, 2020 10:14:14 AM
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Last night, the K-8 School Committees for Northborough and Southborough heard the administration’s plans for reopening school in September. In the meeting, the administrative team recommended a Hybrid Model as the best option.

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Regional School Committee to discuss Reopening Plans

July 29, 2020 11:18:17 AM
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The district posted an agenda for a Regional School Committee meeting this Friday morning.

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School reopening update: Committees to discuss plans, preparing students, AP prep work delay, and more free tutoring (Updated)

July 28, 2020 12:09:22 PM
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An update on preparations for resuming schools in the fall.

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Apply to serve on the district’s “Coalition for Equity” (a.k.a Equity Task Force)

July 22, 2020 01:07:12 PM
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The NSBoro administration is inviting volunteers from all three districts and both communities to apply to serve on the new task force.

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School update on reopening work and survey results (Updated)

July 21, 2020 10:49:03 AM
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The latest “reopening” update from Northborough and Southborough Public Schools shared results from recent family surveys.

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Baker announced special $16.1M relief package from NECC

July 14, 2020 04:27:21 PM
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The Governor made yesterday’s Covid-19 briefing in Southborough, from one of the special education residential programs that a new relief fund package will aid.

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School news: Reopening survey and update; quarantine protocol for student travelers; 8th grade DC trip cancelled

July 14, 2020 08:54:30 AM
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The Northborough and Southborough Public Schools is asking each family to complete a survey. Updates were also issued on status of work on reopening plans and news on a big field trip cancellation.

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School bus updates and more details on the start time change

July 7, 2020 04:21:11 PM
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In late June, I promised to follow up on the School Start Time change adopted by the school committees for fall 2021. The decision hinged on a big change for bus transportation. That ties in to a new contract with the bus company, also approved by the committees the same night.

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Schools on racism: Equity Task force to be formed; committees issue statement on racism and discrimination

July 1, 2020 12:13:11 PM
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Last week, the combined Northborough-Southborough Public School district responded to calls asking for the schools to do more to address racism and bias. As part of the response, the district is forming an “Equity Task Force”.

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Petition to change Algonquin’s name & get rid of Tomahawks “mascot”

July 1, 2020 10:47:41 AM
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This month, over 2,000 petitioners have asked Algonquin Regional High School to get rid of the first word in its name and to drop its mascot. An alumnus with Algonquin roots publicly objected to “erasure” and conflating the school name with other issues around the mascot and racist behavior.

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Combined school committees support start time changes for 2021-22

June 25, 2020 09:48:49 AM
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Last night, the school committees for Northborough-Southborough Public Schools supported a modified plan to change school bus tiers and start times for the school year after next. If implemented, the changes would mean Algonquin Regional students will Start School Later in August/September of 2021.

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