• Shawsheen Valley Technical High School

    Principal's Update

    Thursday, December 23, 2021


    Dear Shawsheen Students, Parents/Guardians, and Colleagues,


    I hope everyone enjoys the winter break and is able to rest and safely enjoy time with loved ones. The school will be open for staff only on Monday, January 3, 2022. Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 for a Week 2 schedule with grades 9 & 11 in shop, and grades 10 & 12 in academics. We look forward to seeing students again in the new year!


    COVID Communication During Winter Break

    As I mentioned last week, most members of the staff will be enjoying vacation time over winter break and will not be accessible by phone or email. We will be periodically checking the covid@shawtech.org email address, however, so that we can engage in contact tracing efforts if we are notified of any individuals who test positive and had close contacts while in school during the days leading up to the break, or who had close contacts at athletic events over the course of the break. Please communicate vital information such as this directly to covid@shawtech.org.  


    Shawsheen Students in the News - Students Collect 190 Toys for 'Toys for Tots'

    The SkillsUSA Leadership Team at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School collected 190 toys during this year’s Toys for Tots drive, and we applaud them for their efforts! Click here to view the full story and some photos.


    Shawsheen Tech in the News - School Committee Chair Patricia Meuse Receives Prestigious Award

    Congratulations are in order for Shawsheen Technical High School’s School Committee Chair Patricia Meuse, who received the prestigious Lifetime Membership award from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) during their annual conference. Click here to read the full press release.


    MIAA Masking Guidelines Reminder

    The MIAA has asked schools to re-iterate the Winter Masking Guidelines, which clearly communicate that ”student-athletes, coaches, and officials that are indoors shall be masked,” and to remind everyone that this applies to all school events at off-campus venues as well. Thank you in advance to our student-athletes and their loved ones who attend these events as spectators, for complying with the mask requirements and positively representing Shawsheen in the process.


    Reminder: Collecting Donations for Local Veterans

    The Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks is taking donations to help our Veterans. Requested items include toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving cream, socks, underwear, combs, lotion, and other basic necessities. Please help us in supporting Veterans by bringing all donations to Mrs. Comeau's room in 323 from now until Friday, January 7, 2022.


    Reminder: FAFSA Information for Seniors from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (MA DESE)

    Students and families are encouraged to contact their guidance counselors if they have any questions. 

    "Students who are thinking of attending college in the fall need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for federal, state, and local financial aid. As of early November, completion rates were down 15 percent statewide compared to the same point in 2019, and the drop has been much steeper in many urban districts. Winter break can be a good time to finish the FAFSA, and schools are encouraged to remind seniors about this important step and direct them to helpful events and resources, such as those posted at www.mass.gov/financialaid."



    Jessica Cook




    Quick Links:



    • Friday, December 24, - Friday, December 31, 2021: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
    • Monday, January 3, 2021: NO SCHOOL - Professional Day (Staff Only)
    • Friday, January 21, 2021: End of Quarter 2
    • Thursday, January 27: Virtual Parent/Teacher Night from 6pm-8pm (registration links will be sent to parents/guardians in mid-January).


    Follow us on social media: