Old Colony’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) has arranged for representatives from UMASS-Dartmouth and BCC’s Disability Services to discuss Transitioning to College on January 12th at 6 p.m. If you would like to attend this event, you must RSVP at https://forms.gle/VX2Mbzfi3mU7v3EEA
Old Colony’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council has partnered with Bristol Plymouth Technical High School and the ADHD Dude, Ryan Wexelblatt, for a YouTube presentation on Thursday, December 10th at 6 p.m. If your child is affected by ADHD or Executive Functioning challenges, please consider joining us for strategies to help make the 2020-2021 school year a success. If you would like to attend this event, you must complete the RSVP form. A link to the presentation will only be emailed out to those who have responded to this form. REGISTER HERE
Class of 2021 Adams Scholarship Recipients
October 5, 2020
Dear Old Colony Households,
The Department of Education has released new information concerning MCAS testing. Students in grades 9,10 and 11 will be tested this academic year. These testing cycles will provide opportunities for our students to receive Competency Determinations in the required subjects.
The following are the testing windows for our students:
Grade 11- January 19 – February 4 Math, ELA
Grade 10- May 18-27 Math , ELA
Option to retest for grade 11
Grade 9- May 18-27 Biology
The tests will be a computer based with the option for grade 11 students to do paper based ELA in May if they are not successful during the January testing window. Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 are not required to test or retest in Science, as DESE is accepting a passing grade in an approved Science course as Competency Determination.
Old Colony’s administration and staff are committed to the continued academic success of all our students and we are dedicated partners in the process of their individual preparation and achievement. In addition to targeted assistance through Title I programming, our English and Math Departments will be incorporating continuous content review and practice test exercises. Teacher office hours and Open Library are also venues to receive extra support and review time. We encourage students to utilize MCAS practice materials at Pearson Access Next and the resources at DESE.
If you have questions or concerns please contact us.
Michael Parker, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Tuiccinardi, Academic Coordinator email@example.com
Johanna Kaufman, Data, MCAS, Title I Director: Grants Coordinator/Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Your academic teachers are excited to welcome you back to class! During our orientation days we reviewed the following information with you but wanted to send a quick reminder since it’s been a few weeks.
You should have been invited and joined all of your Google Classrooms for each of your academic subjects. On Monday morning, follow your “Remote Learning Schedule” that you received in school, with your first class beginning at 8:15am. The links to the live sessions are under the “Coursework” tab in the “Materials” folder. If you or your student is questioning where to find the link for the live sessions, please watch “Live Class Links & Google Basics” tutorial in the Remote Learning folder on our website under our “Academics” tab. In this folder you will also find other important material related to remote learning that your student returned home with after their morning here in the building.
Please read through and review the options beginning at 1:20 (though grade 11 students are required to attend Academic Related classes Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays), and also review our Remote Learning Norms. Students are required to come to class with their cameras on and their microphones accessible. Teachers will be working hard to get to know students, build relationships, and assess the remediation that may be necessary due to last spring’s abrupt closure. Please log into class ready to engage, participate and learn! If you have questions, your instructors and guidance counselors are there to help. Have a wonderful first academic cycle!
On September 11, DESE announced the third round of pandemic EBT credits. This round will include only the month of September and is likely to be followed by a fourth iteration. Any student who is registered for Free/Reduced lunch will receive a credit to their PEBT account. The credit will cover only those September days when a student was a) not in school due to our calendar change for the start of the school year and/or b) was in remote instruction.
We will continue to keep our community members updated on changes and developments in DTA’s pandemic food program.
Please contact the School Nutrition Director Crystal Andrade(email@example.com) or the Assistant Principal, Gary Linehan(firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions or concerns.
Parents please keep in mind that there is only a bus stop if you responded yes to needing transportation on the survey. Due to assigned seating students will also be refused at a bus stop, if you answered no.
If you have specific questions or concerns regarding transportation or you would like to request transportation, please contact Maria Szymanski the Main Office receptionist at 508-763-8011 ext. 111.