NRHS Weekly Update

  • October 23, 2020 - High School Weekly Update

    Posted by Chris Ellsasser on 10/23/2020

    10/22 High School Weekly Update

     

    We have completed our first week of hybrid and are very thankful for the weather. Students have been very cooperative and respectful of the health protocols we have in place. Mask breaks and lunch have provided a very healthy amount of outside time. Next week we will shift from three lunches to two, which will improve the learning time for our third block (please see the revised daily schedule below).  

    Nurse’s Office: 

    Flu Vaccine
    State mandate requires all students K-12 to receive the Influenza vaccine prior to December 31, 2020. A copy of your child's updated  immunization record, and yearly physical including student name and date of birth is the required documentation.  

    Health Forms
    Health forms need to be returned to school. Please click on the link to the required Health Forms  For more information contact the nurse's office at 508-255-1505 x5270.

    Daily Schedule Revisions: Two Lunch Blocks Instead of Three

    Starting Monday, October 26th.  Half the students will have lunch before the third block, and the other half will have lunch after the third block.

    Wednesday Remote Schedule
    (40 minute blocks, 10 minutes passing, 

    1 lunch)


    A1 8:35-9:15


    A2 9:25-10:05


    A3 10:15-10:55


    A4 11:05-11:45


    Lunch 11:45-12:37


    B1 12:37-1:17


    B2 1:27-2:07


    B3 2:17-2:57

    Hybrid Daily Schedule (M, Tu, Th, Fr.) 

    (80 minute blocks, 9 minute passing, 3 lunches)


    Block 1 8:35-9:55 (80)

    Block 2  10:04-11:24 (80)


    Block 3 (Lunch) 11:24-1:28

    1st Lunch:  A, B, C and D Buildings

    2nd  Lunch: Gym, E & N Buildings


    Lunch 1  11:33-12:03  Class 12:08-1:28 (80)

    Lunch 2  12:58-1:28 Class 11:33-12:53 (80)


    Block 4  1:37-2:57 (80)

     

    Student Attendance

    • Hybrid students must report absences if they are not going to be on campus on their designated days and if they plan to miss any block during the day.
    • Remote students must report absences if they are going to miss any or all of their scheduled classes for that day.
    • We encourage hybrid students to make every effort to attend school on their designated hybrid days unless they need to be remote due to illness or an appointment. 

     

    Remote Learning Updates:

    • If the internet goes down, students are expected to remain at their computers in the same way students would remain in a classroom if the teacher stepped out. If the block ends and the internet has not returned, students should sign on for their next class and wait for the teacher to arrive.
    • We will be increasing our WiFi capacity across campus by replacing the current on campus network “NausetGuest” with a new network BYOD. This change will happen on Monday, November 9th. Students can have their computers switched over to the new network during lunch by going to the tables located outside of the auditorium. 

     

    Happy Friday Note

    The “Happy Friday Notes” are weekly reflections from the Principal about education and our school community. The notes can be found on the Nauset Regional High School Principal’s Blog.

     

    Feedback About Our Communication

    If you have any thoughts about how we might improve our communication, please send your ideas to my assistant Wendy Spampinato at spampinatow@nausetschools.org

     

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  • October 16 High School Weekly Update

    Posted by Chris Ellsasser on 10/16/2020

    10/16  High School Weekly Update

    Wonderful to see students on campus this week. Two beautiful Cape Cod days with the smiling eyes on campus. Everyone practiced our health protocols through the day. An impressive showing for our school community of everyone working together. Student leaders helped new students find their way, teachers took the time to tour students around campus, and we were able to enjoy the outdoors on our mask breaks. Wishing everyone a relaxing weekend.

    Nurse’s Office

    Welcome New Nurses
    Welcome to Karen Farrell, our new full-time nurse and to Diaan Birch the nurse we share with our middle school.  

    Flu Vaccine
    State mandate requires all students K-12 to receive the Influenza vaccine prior to December 31, 2020. A copy of your child's updated  immunization record, and yearly physical including student name and date of birth is the required documentation.  

    Health Forms
    Health forms need to be returned to school. Please click on the link to the required Health Forms  For more information contact the nurse's office at 508-255-1505 x5270.


    Hybrid Model Information

    Bus Transportation
    Reminder that the bus times have changed with the inclusion of the high school. Please check the Bus Schedule for the most current information. 

    Hybrid Learning Supplies for Students

    • Mask that covers nose and mouth (no bandanas or gators)
    • Kleenex 
    • Charging block for computer
    • Water bottle (refills at designated not touch fountains
    • Headphones with microphone


    Hybrid Weekly Block Schedule:
    This rotation of blocks addresses the following current needs: keeping classes aligned so one section does not get out of synch with the other, giving the hybrid cohorts an equal and balanced number of days on campus,  aligning our cohorts with the middle school cohorts so siblings across schools have the same bus transportation. 

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

    A Day / Monday Cohort

    A Day /  Tuesday Cohort

    Remote
    All 7 Blocks 

    B Day / Monday Cohort

    B Day / Tuesday Cohort


    Hybrid Daily Schedule

    The daily schedule has been developed to allow for the following: 

    • Ample passing time (students now follow One Way signs so moving around the campus takes longer 
    • Mask breaks are embedded in classes and taken at the discretion of the teacher to allow for the staggering of breaks across classes. 
    • The Seven Block Wednesday gives all teachers and students the opportunity to come together (remote and hybrid) mid-week for class to focus on student progress, support any students who are struggling, for students to ask clarifying questions and get feedback on their work, for students to work on assignments with access to their teachers, and in the case of AP/IB and MCAS connected courses to advance with the content.


    As we move forward, we will continue to gather input from students, families and faculty regarding the pace of work and ways we might be able to adjust our days to ensure we have a sustainable model for everyone. 

    Ongoing Hybrid Model Work

    • We are working on technology to improve the quality of sound for students who are remote. 
    • We are working on strategies for “screens can be on” for teacher access without having students feel like they “on the screen.” 
    • We are looking at ways to use outside space for students, particularly those in our music program..
    • We are looking at the homework volume and type (using computers or not) to find a sustainable workload for students.
    Wednesday Remote Schedule 
    (40 minute blocks, 10 minutes passing, 
    1 lunch)

    A1    8:35-9:15

    A2    9:25-10:05

    A3    10:15-10:55

    A4    11:05-11:45

    Lunch 11:45-12:37

    B1    12:37-1:17

    B2    1:27-2:07

    B3    2:17-2:57

    Hybrid Daily Schedule (M, Tu, Th, Fr.) 
    (80 minute blocks, 9 minute passing, 3 lunches)

    Block 1 8:35-9:58 (80)


    Block 2  10:04-11:24 (80)

    Block 3 (Lunch) 11:24-1:28
    1st Lunch:  A, B & C Buildings
    2nd Lunch: N, Auditorium & Culinary
    3rd Lunch: Gym, E & D Buildings

    Lunch 1  11:29-11:59      Class 12:08-1:28 (80)
    Lunch 2  12:18-12:48     Class 11:33-12:13 (40) & 12:48-1:28 (40)
    Lunch 3  12:58-1:28    Class 11:33-12:53 (80)

    Block 4  1:37-2:57 (80)



    Health Protocol Assembly Video
    Here is the link to the health protocol assembly hybrid students attended while on campus: Hybrid Learning and winter Surfing.

    Happy Friday Note
    The “Happy Friday Notes” are weekly reflections from the Principal about education and our school community. The notes can be found on the Nauset Regional High School Principal’s Blog.

    Feedback About Our Communication
    If you have any thoughts about how we might improve our communication, please send your ideas to my assistant Wendy Spampinato at spampinatow@nausetschools.org

    I hope everyone has a wonderfully long weekend,

    Peace,

    Dr. Chris Ellsasser

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  • October 9 High School Weekly Update

    Posted by Chris Ellsasser on 10/9/2020

    10/9  High School Weekly Update

    We wish everyone a very long and relaxing weekend, and we are all looking forward to seeing more students on campus next week. Cohorts have been finalized and teachers have been working to prepare for the hybrid model. We cannot wait to see students in the quad and classrooms. Students are the heart of our school.

    Reminder : Flu Information and Health Forms 
    State mandate requires all students K-12 to receive the Influenza vaccine prior to December 31, 2020. A copy of your child's updated  immunization record, and yearly physical including student name and date of birth is the required documentation, see Flu Guide for Parents.  Please click on the link to the required  Health Forms, download, complete, and return to us at school. We are required to have on file a record of every student’s health information each year. For more information contact Angie Stagakis,RN, NRHS at  stagakisa@nausetschools.org  or call her at 508-255-1505 x5270.

    Nurse’s Office News
    Happy Friday from the NRHS Health office! We are excited to see your eyes smiling above your masks next week. Please review the BEFORE YOU COME TO CAMPUS “health self check” information on the following link  https://sites.google.com/nausetschools.org/nrhs-health-office/home 
    Dian Birch, BSN, RN
    Angie Stagakis, RN

    Happy Friday Notes
    The “Happy Friday Notes” are weekly reflections from the Principal about education and our school community. The notes can be found on the Nauset Regional High School Principal’s Blog.

    School Ventilation
    Repairs to our systems and testing of air in classrooms are complete. We will have full access to classrooms for our  October 15th transition to our hybrid model. Questions about this process and our progress can be directed to our Facility Manager, Anthony Nannini at nanninia@nausetschools.org. 


    Hybrid Model Information

    Hybrid Learning Supplies for Students

    • Mask that covers nose and mouth (no bandanas or gators)
    • Kleenex 
    • Charging block for computer
    • Water bottle (refills at designated not touch fountains
    • Headphones with microphone



    Hybrid Model Begins Thursday, October 15th
    On Thursday - The Monday/Thursday hybrid cohort will attend all seven classes for day of orientation to the new model and to on-campus health protocols. 

    On Friday - The Tuesday/Friday cohort will attend all seven classes for a day of orientation to the new model and on campus health protocols. 

    Hybrid Orientation: October 15 & October 16 Schedules 
    (38 min. blocks with 10 min. passing, 2 lunches)

    A1    8:35-9:13
    A2     9:23-10:01
    A3     10:11-10:49
    A4     10:59-11:37 


    SPECIAL SCHEDULE - LUNCH & ASSEMBLIES (A4 Classes)

    Gym, A & C Building N, E, B & D Building
    11:37-12:07 - Lunch 11:37-11:47 - Mask Break
    12:07-12:12 - Return to A4 Class 11:47-12:15 - Assembly in A4 Class
    12:12-12:33 - Assembly in A4 Class 12:20-12:43 - Lunch



    ** Assemblies will be hosted virtually.  Teachers will use Smartboard or Clear Touch TV to broadcast assembly.  Students will not be on devices.  Students of remote teachers will use devices in the library.**

    B1    12:43-1:21
    B2    1:31-2:09
    B3    2:19-2:57

    Hybrid Weekly Block Rotation Schedule: Begins Monday, October 19th

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

    A Day
    Monday Cohort

    A Day
    Tuesday Cohort

    Remote
    All 7 Blocks 

    B Day
    Monday Cohort

    B Day
    Tuesday Cohort


    Hybrid Model Daily Schedules

    Wednesday Remote Schedule
    (40 minute blocks, 10 minutes passing,
    1 lunch)

    A1    8:35-9:15
    A2    9:25-10:05
    A3    10:15-10:55
    A4    11:05-11:45

    Lunch 11:45-12:37

    B1    12:37-1:17
    B2    1:27-2:07
    B3    2:17-2:57

    Hybrid Daily Schedule (M, Tu, Th, Fr.) 
    (80 minute blocks, 9 minute passing, 3 lunches)

    Block 1 8:35-9:55 (80)
    Block 2 10:04-11:24 (80)
    Block 3 (Lunch) 11:24-1:28

    Lunch 1     11:24-11:54          Class 11:59-1:19
    Lunch 2      12:13-12:43         Class 11:33-12:13 & 12:43-1:23
    Lunch 3      12:58-1:28        Class 11:33-12:53

    Block 4  1:37-2:57 (80)





    On Campus Health Protocols

    Wear a Mask

    • Cover nose and mouth
    • Mask breaks held outside
    • When eating: mask free,  six feet of distance, one-way facing seating


    Wash/Sanitize Your Hands

    • Sanitize hands when entering classroom/space
    • Clean surface (desk, table) before and after use
    • Sanitize hands when leaving a classroom/space
    • Single occupancy bathroom (door open available, door closed in use)


    Watch Your Distance

    • Six Feet of Distance
    • One Way Foot Traffic
    • Assigned Seats in Classes


    Managing COVID-19 Like Symptoms

    If you have any of these COVID like symptoms . . .    

    • Temperature (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills.
    • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic diagnosed cough)
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms.
    • Headache when in combination with other symptoms
    • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms
    • Muscle aches or body aches
    • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

    Then . . .

    • Stay home from school.
    • Call the attendance office to report your absence
    • Call the school nurse to discuss the symptoms 508-255-1505 X5270
    • Call your primary care provider to discuss the COVID like symptoms.


    Return to School when . . .

    • Either you have a negative PCR test (rapid tests are not permissible) and no symptoms for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.
    • Or, if you choose not to be tested, you have been in isolation for at least 10 days and at least 3 days have passed with no fever and improvement in other symptoms,
    • Or a provider has made an  alternative diagnosis (ex: strep, flu).
    • In all cases, prior to returning to campus:
      • FAX the school nurse (508-240-5418) your negative PCR test or alternative diagnosis
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  • October 2 High School Weekly Update

    Posted by Chris Ellsasser on 10/2/2020

    10/2, High School Weekly Update

    Wednesday, October 7th, Half Day for Teacher Professional Development
    Classes will end on Wednesday at 11:52. During the afternoon teachers will be engaged in professional development directed toward on-going preparation for our hybrid model..

    School Ventilation
    Repairs to our systems and testing of air in classrooms continue. Classrooms have been approved to start the process of moving our special education classes back to their original spaces, which frees up the N Building for the return of our World Language teachers. Larger spaces like the cafeteria and the library are back online for us, and repairs are underway for the E Building. A Building has been repaired and testing is happening today. 

    As of today, we are on track to meet the October 15th date for transitioning to hybrid. Questions about this process and our progress can be directed to our Facility Manager, Anthony Nannini at nanninia@nausetschools.org. 

    Nurse’s Office: Flu Information and Health Forms 
    State mandate requires all students K-12 to receive the Influenza vaccine prior to December 31, 2020. A copy of your child's updated  immunization record, and yearly physical including student name and date of birth is the required documentation, see Flu Guide for Parents.  Please click on the link to the required  Health Forms, download, complete, and return to us at school. We are required to have on file a record of every student’s health information each year. For more information contact Angie Stagakis,RN, NRHS at  stagakisa@nausetschools.org  or call her at 508-255-1505 x5270.

    Health and Safety on Campus
    The campus has signs directing everyone to follow one way traffic inside and outside of the buildings. Handsanitizer is located at entrances and exits so everyone can follow the practice of hand sanitizing when they enter and leave a space. Cleaning materials are in classrooms so everyone can practice the rule of cleaning tables and desks before and after use. Eating areas are set up with single desks facing one direction to support students eating lunch without their masks. Signs have been placed around campus reminding everyone to wear masks, wash and sanitize their hands, and to watch their distance. We also have signs on bathrooms reminding students of the single occupancy rule and that an open door means the room is available and a closed door means you must wait.

    Hybrid Model Plans
    We are organizing students into the two cohorts and working with the Central Office on transportation for the beginning of our hybrid model. Cohort 1 will be on campus Mondays and Thursdays. Cohort 2 will be on campus Tuesdays and Fridays. This split mirrors the middle school so families with students in both schools can have the same schedule. Cohort assignments will be available for students early next week.

    We are revising our daily and weekly class schedule to adapt to the hybrid model so our “A Day” and “B Day” classes will meet equal times per week, and so students in each cohort are on campus equal times per week. 

    Teachers are using professional development time to run simulations and work on teaching strategies to fit the unique needs of their disciplines. 

    Happy Friday Notes
    The “Happy Friday Notes” are weekly reflections from the Principal about education and our school community. Notes can be found on the Nauset Regional High School Principal’s Blog.

    Feedback About Our Communication
    If you have any thoughts about how we might improve our communication, please send your ideas to my assistant Wendy Spampinato at spampinatow@nausetschools.org

    I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend,

    Peace,

    Dr. Chris Ellsasser

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  • September 25 Weekly Update

    Posted by Chris Ellsasser on 9/25/2020

    9/25, Weekly High School Update

     

    Everyone seems to be settling into the routine of school with teachers and students making adjustments to the pace of work and the setup of their technology. We will be gathering feedback from everyone at the end of next week, and we will continue to make adjustments as we learn more about what does and does not work well for everyone.

     

    School Ventilation

    Repairs to our systems and testing of air in classrooms continues. This weekend we will have a crew on campus going through our E Building. Repairs are being made to our special education classrooms. Once those repairs are completed, those rooms will be tested for student occupancy. Classrooms in our A Building are in the process of being approved for student occupancy. 

     

    As of today, we are on track to meet the October 15th date for transitioning to hybrid. Questions about this process and our progress can be directed to our Facility Manager, Anthony Nannini at nanninia@nausetschools.org

     

    New Hybrid/Remote Survey

    Even if you completed the earlier survey from the district and your plans have not changed, please complete the New Hybrid/Remote Survey so we can have an accurate count for transportation and the creation of the two cohorts (Monday/Thursday and Tuesday/Friday). One form should be completed for each child.

     

    Academic Support for Families and Students

    Families and students can visit our new Youtube Channel: Nauset High School Video Tutorials for Education. Videos include health and safety protocols on campus, a review of our Front Row teaching strategy, an overview of a day in the life of a student in our remote model, and other facets of our program. These videos will be made in response to identified needs and we welcome suggestions about topics we could address. The playlists on our channel also provide second party tutorials that we recommend. 

     

    Peer Tutoring

    National Honor Society students are available for tutoring. Students should contact Bella Valentino at 2021valentinoi@nausetschools.org



    Homework and the Pacing of Learning

    Students and teachers have shared the increase of work resulting from the remote model. Students are asking for time away from their screens. We acknowledge that some adjustments need to be made to the pace of learning. We need a sustainable balance between learning and health. Teachers have been given the latitude to only assign homework that is essential. 

     

    Courses linked to external testing such as AP (Advanced Placement). IB (International Baccalaureate), and MCAS are required to cover specific content to ensure students are prepared. Honors courses address advanced content that requires more time than other courses. Teachers have been asked to be in conversation with their students about the workload and homework to ensure the pace is manageable and that students are getting the sleep they need. 

     

    This effort to balance health and learning will continue throughout the year informally between teachers and students and formally with periodic surveys to students, teachers and families so we can have data to inform our monthly professional development sessions.

     

    Happy Friday Notes

    The “Happy Friday Notes” are weekly reflections from the Principal about education and our school community. Notes can be found on the Nauset Regional High School Principal’s Blog.

     

    Feedback About Our Communication

    If you have any thoughts about how we might improve our communication, please send your ideas to my assistant Wendy Spampinato at spampinatow@nausetschools.org

     

    I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend,

     

    Peace,

     

    Dr. Chris Ellsasser



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  • September 18 Weekly Update

    Posted by Chris Ellsasser on 9/18/2020
    9/18, Weekly High School Update

    Thank you to everyone in our community for your collective efforts this week. Students, families, teachers and staff have all stepped up to the challenge. Over the coming weeks we will be gathering input from everyone to understand what is working, what is not working, and how we can improve. Here are the updates for everyone.

    School Ventilation
    Progress continues with the ventilation. The gym floors and the cafeteria are now available to us. “A”  Building has motors on order and will be installed upon delivery.  Air tests will be conducted when motors are replaced in individual classrooms.  Assessments have been completed in “E” Building, and those repairs are underway. Once repairs are completed, the air will be tested in all “E” Building classrooms. The Library has been assessed and materials are being ordered and repairs scheduled. The process we are following for each building and classroom goes as follows: assessment of the system, diagnosis of necessary repairs, repairs, testing of air quality. 

    Reminder:  At the last Regional School Committee Meeting, Superintendent Tom Conrad announced October 15th as the current target date for having the building ready for our hybrid model. Questions about this process and our progress can be directed to our Facility Manager, Anthony Nannini at nanninia@nausetschools.org. 

    Attendance
    If students are unable to attend class remotely or in person families are expected to call Chrissy LaBranche at 508-619-5210.

    Technology Support: Form for Requesting WiFi Hotspots
    Families of students needing additional WiFi at home should contact Wendy Spampinato at spampinatow@nausetschools.org

    Guidance 
    The Nauset administration of the SAT for September and October as well as the Nauset administration of the PSAT scheduled for October have all been cancelled.  The Guidance office will be contacting seniors and their families with more details. Students should not plan to travel to take either of the tests.
     
    The last day for schedule changes is Tuesday, September 22nd. Questions related to guidance may be directed to Krystal Adams at adamsk@nausetschools.org.

    In-Person Ipad and Book Distribution
    Anyone who was unable to make it to the school store this week is asked to contact Assistant Principal, Sean Fleming, to arrange for a time that is convenient. Questions regarding book and ipad collection can also be directed to Sean Fleming at flemings@nausetschools.org.

    Daily Class Schedule
    During our remote model, we will have one common time for lunch. Screen/Mask Breaks occur during each class at the discretion of the teacher. 
    Block 1 8:35-9:58 83 Minutes
    Passing Time 9:58-10:03 5 Minutes
    Block 2 10:03-11:26 83 Minutes
    Lunch 11:26-12:01 35 Minutes
    Passing Time 12:01-12:06 5 Minutes
    Block 3 12:06-1:29 83 Minutes
    Passing Time 1:29-1:34 5 Minutes
    Block 4 1:34-2:57 83 Minutes

    Any questions about our schedule, our year calendar, or school events can be directed to Assistant Principal Keith Kenyon at kenyonk@nausetschools.org

    Athletics
    Athletics begin on Monday, September 21st. Practice schedules are posted on our website under the Fall Practice Schedule.  Our Athletic Director, John Mattson will be emailing families with transportation information as soon as the busing is finalized. Questions about athletics can be directed to John Mattson at mattsonj@nausetschools.org. 

    Visitors on Campus
    If you need to meet with someone, please contact them by telephone or email to arrange for your meeting. When possible meetings are being held remotely using either Zoom or Google Meets. We are currently not allowing visitors onto campus as part of our COVID-Safety protocol. 

    Feedback About Our Communication
    If you have any thoughts about how we might improve our communication, please send your ideas to my assistant Wendy Spampinato at spampinatow@nausetschools.org

    Principal’s “Happy Friday Note”
    The “Happy Friday Notes” are weekly reflections from the Principal about education and our school community.


    I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend,

    Peace,

    Dr. Chris Ellsasser
     
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  • September 11, 2020

    Posted by Chris Ellsasser on 9/11/2020

    Today we honor the lives of those we lost on September 11, 2001. Nineteen years ago our country was attacked in a way we could have never imagined, and our nation responded by joining together in a united effort to heal. Remembering this tragedy is a way we can continue to care for those who were directly impacted. 

    School Ventilation
    N Building has been repaired, and the air in each classroom has been tested and approved. This will enable us to serve those students with complex needs who are in our five-day on campus cohort. Our A building (English and history classes) is currently being assessed and repairs are being made. Once repairs are complete, each classroom will be tested for air quality. The process we are following for each building goes as follows: assessment of the system, diagnosis of necessary repairs, repairs, testing of air quality. 

    Thursday night at the Regional School Committee, Superintendent Tom Conrad announced October 15th as the current target date for having the building ready for our hybrid model. We will keep you updated on the progress of the work and the efforts to meet that date. Questions about this process can be directed to our Facility Manager, Anthony Nannini at nanninia@nausetschools.org. 

    Student Schedules
    At this point students should have access to their schedules.  If you have not yet viewed your schedule, please log onto x2/aspen and view it this weekend.  If you cannot access X2/Aspen for whatever reason (disabled/expired message) please contact Krystal Adams (adamsk@nausetschools.org) for assistance.   
     
    If, after viewing your schedule, you encounter any issues - a missing course, an unscheduled block, or a specific course that is not on your schedule -  please contact your guidance counselor directly via email ASAP.  Please be aware that for a variety of reasons, which include the need to keep numbers at a certain level due to social distancing guidelines, schedule changes will be minimal and only made for limited reasons.  If you have any questions please contact your guidance counselor.   

    In-Person Ipad and Book Distribution:
    We have converted the gym into a school store for the distribution of Ipads and books. Students will receive a hard copy of their schedules before entering into the school store, and will move from one department table to the next to collect their books. Teachers and staff will be available for guidance. Here are the times when students can collect their books and ipads: 

    • Monday 9/14, 10:00-3:00
    • Tuesday 9/15, 10:00-3:00
    • Wednesday 9/16, 1:00 -3:00 (11th & 12th Grades Only)
    • Thursday 9/17, 1:00-3:00 (9th & 10th Grades Only)

    Anyone who is unable to make it to the school store during those hours is asked to contact Assistant Principal, Sean Fleming, to arrange for a time that is convenient. Questions regarding book and ipad collection can also be directed to Sean Fleming at flemings@nausetschools.org.

    Schedule for the First Two Days of School: 
    Students will be receiving an email from each of their teachers inviting them to join their google classrooms. These emails will include direction for students on how to join the class remotely using Google Meets or Zoom. Students will also receive an email with an invitation to their grade level assembly.

    Wednesday, September 16th
    A1:  8:35-9:30
    A2: 9:35-10:30
    A3: 10:35-11:30
    A4: 11:35-12:30

    Lunch 12:30-1:15

    Links Virtual Assemblies

    9th Grade Assembly 1:15-2:00

    10th Grade Assembly 2:10-2:55
    Thursday, September 17th
    B1:  8:35-9:30
    B2: 9:35-10:30
    B3: 10:35-11:30
    A1: 11:35-12:30

    Lunch 12:30-1:15

    Links to Virtual Assemblies

    11th Grade Assembly 1:15-2:00

    12th Grade Assembly 2:10-2:55


    Daily Class Schedule
    During our remote model, we will have one common time for lunch. 

    Block 1 8:35-9:58 83 Minutes
    Passing Time 9:58-10:03 5 Minutes
    Block 2 10:03-11:26 83 Minutes
    Lunch 11:26-12:01 35 Minutes
    Passing Time 12:01-12:06 5 Minutes
    Block 3 12:06-1:29 83 Minutes
    Passing Time 1:29-1:34 5 Minutes
    Block 4 1:34-2:57 83 Minutes


    Any questions about our schedule, our year calendar, or school events can be directed to Assistant Principal Keith Kenyon at kenyonk@nausetschools.org

    Health Agreement Form
    All students are required to provide a signed Health Agreement Form prior to returning to campus. In addition to the link, we will be distributing paper copies to students when they come to pick up their books and ipads. We will not be collecting these forms until students are physically on campus for classes. 

    Athletics
    Athletics begin on Monday, September 21st.  Students have signed up for athletics and our Athletic Director, John Mattson, is contacting families to determine who will need transportation. Questions about athletics can be directed to John Mattson at mattsonj@nausetschools.org. 

    After School Programs
    We continue to organize club experiences for the afternoons. We have contacted our current club faculty leaders and are working on a schedule using outdoor spaces. Questions about after school programs can be directed to Assistant Principal, Keith Kenyon at kenyonk@nausetschools.org

    Visitors on Campus
    If you need to meet with someone, please contact them by telephone or email to arrange for your meeting. When possible meetings are being held remotely using either Zoom or Google Meets. We are currently not allowing visitors onto campus as part of our COVID-Safety protocol.

    Feedback About Our Communication
    If you have any thoughts about how we might improve our communication, please send your ideas to my assistant Wendy Spampinato at spampinatow@nausetschools.org


    I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend,

    Peace,

    Dr. Chris Ellsasser

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  • High School Weekly Update

    Posted by Chris Ellsasser on 9/4/2020

    Happy Friday Everyone,

    I hope everyone is planning for a long and relaxing weekend. This year we will be sending out a weekly update with school-related news and information. As part of our review of the feedback from everyone last year, we learned that the best communication is the most direct. We know that everyone is busy and that you need “just the facts” delivered to you in an easy to read format on a regular basis. Here is this week’s update.

    School Ventilation

    We continue to work on the repair of our ventilation. N Building is close to being fully operational. The next step will be to test the air in all N Building classrooms. Our hope is to have N Building available for students who have been identified as high need for in-person instruction. The next building scheduled for repairs is our A Building. Questions about this process can be directed to our Facility Manager, Anthony Nannini at nanninia@nausetschools.org

     

    Student Schedules

    Everyone should have received a message through Parent Square yesterday from our Guidance Office stating that schedules are now available and ready for review. Students with any questions are directed to contact their guidance counselors. Any requested and approved changes will appear in the student’s schedule the following day. Anyone who did not receive the message or who needs any assistance accessing their schedules should contact the Guidance Office Assistant, Krystal Adams at adamsk@nausetschools.org.

     

    iPad and Book Distribution

    iPads and books will be distributed starting Monday, September 14th and Tuesday, September 15th. We are in the process of putting together bundles of books and school materials for students based on their schedules. Students will be invited to come to school to collect their materials. Any questions regarding book and iPad collection can be directed to Assistant Principal, Sean Fleming at flemings@nausetschools.org.

     

    First Day of School, Wednesday, September 16th

    We begin school on Wednesday, September 16th at 8:35 and end at 2:57. Students will meet with all of their classes for a shorter period of time on Wednesday and attend orientation assemblies. At the end of next week students will receive a schedule for the day and information about how to access assemblies and classes.

     

    Daily Class Schedule

    In response to the shift to our remote model, we are adjusting our daily schedule so there is only one lunch period. Our regular schedule uses three different lunch periods to stagger the use of our cafeteria. In our remote model we are able to all have lunch at the same time. Any questions about our schedule, our year calendar, or school events can be directed to Assistant Principal Keith Kenyon at kenyonk@nausetschools.org

     

    Athletics

    Athletics begin on Monday, September 21st.  Our Athletic Director, John Mattson will be sending everyone a more detailed memo about the sports being offered and the process for signing up to participate. Questions about athletics can be directed to John Mattson at mattsonj@nausetschools.org

     

    After School Programs

    We are currently working on designing a schedule and spaces for clubs in the afternoon. In addition to clubs taking place on campus, we are also talking with student leadership about other ways we could support opportunities for students to come together on and off campus. Questions about afterschool programs can be directed to Assistant Principal, Keith Kenyon at kenyonk@nausetschools.org

     

    Feedback About Our Communication

    If you have any thoughts about how we might improve our communication, please send your ideas to my assistant Wendy Spampinato at spampinatow@nausetschools.org. 

    I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend,

    Peace,

    Dr. Chris Ellsasser

     

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