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  • Principal's Update - April 16th, 2021

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  • Principal's Update - April 9th 2021

    With one week of school left before April break, I encourage everyone to consult the latest Travel Advisory from the state and to adhere to guidelines in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 so we can continue to keep our community safe and our building open for in-person instruction. We have just over two months left in the school year and I know we all want to finish this year strong!

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  • COVID Update - April 1-10, 2021

    As our knowledge of COVID-19 continues to evolve, so too has our communication to all members of the Shawsheen community regarding positive cases of COVID. One portion of our communication plan has not changed. We continue to communicate immediately to individual families when their student is either:

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  • Important COVID-19 Update for March 22 to April 1, 2021

    As our knowledge of COVID-19 continues to evolve, so too has our communication to all members of the Shawsheen community regarding positive cases of COVID. One portion of our communication plan has not changed. We continue to communicate immediately to individual families when their student is either:

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  • Principal's Update - April 1st, 2021

    school tomorrow) before we kick off the fourth quarter of the school year on Monday, April 5. The next two and a half months will surely fly by, and they will be jam-packed with important milestones including shop placement for freshmen, the start of co-op for many of our juniors, and the celebration of our seniors. I encouraged everyone to continue to follow guidance and employ best practices to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our school community.

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  • Principal's Update - March 26th, 2021

    The warmer weather has certainly been a relief to many of us as it provides more opportunity for interactions outdoors as we continue to navigate life during this pandemic. I am thankful for the efforts everyone has taken so far to keep themselves and everyone in the Shawsheen community safe, and urge everyone to continue to be vigilant and follow the guidance in place so that we can continue to keep our community safe. Masks, social distancing, hand-washing, and remaining home when not feeling well continue to be the most effective steps we can take to limit the spread.

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  • COVID-19 Update - Saturday, March 20, 2021

    I am writing to inform you that we received notification today, Saturday, March 20, 2021, that a member of the Shawsheen community who has been in direct contact with at least one other member of the Shawsheen community, has tested positive for COVID-19.  As we do in any case involving a positive test result from either a student or staff member, we follow all Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)

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  • Principal's Update - March 19th, 2021

    Our planning efforts to bring students back into the building for 100% in-person instruction are well underway at Shawsheen, and we will be communicating updates to you in the coming weeks

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  • SkillsUSA District Competition Results

    It is my pleasure to share with you that at last Thursday's SkillsUSA District Competition, Shawsheen students earned 24 gold medals, 26 silver medals, and 12 bronze medal

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  • Principal's Update - March 12th, 2021

    Earlier this week, Dr. Jackson wrote to inform you that planning efforts are underway at Shawsheen to return to 100% in-person instruction this year, following the announcement from Commissioner Riley that a timeline for high school to return to in-person instruction will be announced sometime in April. I encourage you to read Dr. Jackson's message if you haven't already. I was planning to write to you today with concrete plans for the months ahead on matters including, but not limited to, senior events, shop selection for freshmen, MCAS for sophomores and juniors, and summer school. I still have some have updates on all of these items for you today, but some of our plans are being re-visited to account for the return to 100% in-person instruction and therefore some details will be shared at a later date once they are finalized. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we work to develop a plan to safely return students to Shawsheen for both their academic and shop weeks!

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  • Important message from Superintendent-Director Dr. Bradford L. Jackson

    On Friday, March 5, 2021, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to authorize the Commissioner of Education, Jeffrey Riley, to “determine when district-wide hybrid and remote learning models no longer count for structured learning time.” This vote provides the Commissioner with the sole authority to order schools to return to “full-time, in-person learning with appropriate school-based mitigation measures in place

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  • Principal's Update - March 5th, 2021

    Having just passed the mid-term for quarter three, we find ourselves three months away from graduation and the final weeks of the school year. As we continue to engage students in meaningful learning experiences in their academic and vocational classes, we are also engaged in the planning process for the months ahead on matters including, but not limited to, senior events, shop selection for freshmen, MCAS for sophomores and juniors, summer school, and summer programs. We will be sharing details on these and other topics in the coming weeks as we look ahead to the spring and the end of the school year.

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  • Scholarship Opportunities

    Below is a link to the form that qualifies you for all scholarships (including scholarships for tools or trade related scholarships) that the Shawsheen Tech Scholarship Committee offers. In addition, this form qualifies you for many scholarships offered by organizations outside of Shawsheen Tech that request information from us (ex. certain elementary schools offer scholarships and request us to send names of all students that attended their schools

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  • Principal's Update - February 26th, 2021

    I hope everyone enjoyed the February break and found time to relax and rejuvenate with time away from screens. Yesterday was our 100th day of school for students this year, and we are only a few weeks away from the official start of spring. Thank you for the continued cooperation and support of our entire school community which has enabled us to continue to bring students into the building under our hybrid model.

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  • Principal's Update - February 12th, 2021

    I wish everyone a safe, relaxing, enjoyable and well-earned February break! We will return from break to a Week 1 on Monday, February 22, 2021 with 10th and 12th graders reporting to the building (or to Co-op) for shop week, and 9th and 11th grade students connecting remotely for academic week. Please note that many of the staff members who work in school offices will also be on vacation next week and therefore may not be able to return communications that come in over the break until returning to the building on February 22nd. We will continue to monitor the covid@shawtech.org email account over the break and

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  • Principal's Update - February 5th, 2021

    Thank you for joining us during Parent/Teacher conferences last night and for adapting to our new format of pre-scheduling virtual meetings this year. If there were any educators you were unable to meet with or require longer conversations with, please reach out to those individuals to schedule times to connect if you have not done so already. You can also continue to monitor student performance by logging into the Aspen Family Portal.

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  • Principal's Update - January 22nd, 2021

    Today marks the last day of the second quarter and it is the 81st day of school for students. With students attending for a total of 170 days, we will hit the official halfway mark of the school year next Thursday. I am so proud of the work our community has done to make quality learning experiences available to students during this challenging time and think the halfway mark of the school year is an impressive milestone for us to hit with our building still open for in-person learning experiences!

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  • Principal's Update - December 18th 2020

    Thank you to everyone for making our first Remote Learning Day (that was in lieu of a snow day) a success! We had an impressive 94.48% student daily attendance rate - which speaks volumes about the commitment of our students, as well as the effort our educators have put in to engage them. To date this school year, our average student daily attendance rate is 96.29%, which is something to celebrate in the midst of a pandemic. For comparison, our average student daily attendance rate for the 2019-2020 school year was 96%.

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  • Principal's Update - November 20th 2020

    Today I'd like to give a special shout-out to all of our students for their participation, cooperation, and effort over the past two weeks while we have been 100% remote. Students have been through a number of significant transitions over the past year - from normal school operations, to a full shutdown last spring, to a hybrid model this fall, and then to a 100% remote model over the past two weeks. Everyone recognizes this is not easy for anyone - especially students. In the face of that, I think it's important to note the resiliency and adaptability students have exhibited in the face of those challenges. I hope parents & guardians enjoyed the conversations with teachers last night about both the progress and challenges students are experiencing this year, and I encourage you to build on these conversations with teachers throughout the school year. We can best support students by working together.

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  • Update from Principal Jessica Cook - October 28th

    I am so proud of everything we have accomplished at Shawsheen since we returned to school in mid-September under a hybrid learning model for students. Everyone in our community – staff, students, and families – have worked diligently to make this as successful and safe as possible. When we first introduced our current hybrid model in August, Dr. Jackson and I shared that we would monitor its implementation and make adjustments as necessary to best support the learning of all students. I am writing today to make you aware of an adjustment we will be making during academic weeks and putting into effect the first week of the second quarter, which begins on Monday, November 16, 2020.

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