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2-10-21 Update Travel Orders

Please read the Travel order Update letter from Dr. Azar.

Travel Order Update letter (pdf)




2-10- 2021 Valentines Day Goodwill


Supt. Dr. Anthony Azar announced this week that the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District has partnered with the Rehoboth Council on the Aging and the Dighton Housing Authority to spread goodwill for Valentines Day. D-R students from PreK to 12th grade, in all district schools, have been constructing Valentine Day wishes for our senior citizens with messages of hope, love and inspiration.

A very special thank you to the following people for making this partnership a reality: Mrs. Celeste Sullivan, Administrative Assistant to the Supt. of Schools, D-R students and staff, Alice Souza-Executive Director and Sheila Neu Asst. Program Director of the Dighton COA, Robbie DeSouza-Executive Director of the Dighton Housing Authority and Linda Sherman-Director of the Council on the Aging in Rehoboth.

Dr Azar and Celeste Sullivan 
Photo: Left - Dr. Anthony Azar
      Right - Celeste Sullivan



2-8-2020


Please see the letter from Dr. Azar regarding DRRSD report card.

DRRSD Report Card Letter (PDF)



2-8-21 February Vacation Grab n' Go

*All grab & go meals include milk, breakfast and lunch*

Friday 2/12/21  - 4 Meals to cover Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday
Tuesday 2/16/21 - 3 Meals to cover Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Friday 2/19/21 - 3 Meals to cover Friday, Saturday & Sunday

See the flyer (jpg)


 





1-19-21 Update

Please read the Message to Families regarding the Return to Hybrid Learning from Dr Azar.

Message to Families Regarding the Return to Hybrid Learning (PDF)



1-8-21 Update:

Please read the Message to Families regarding the Return to School from Dr Azar.

Message to Families Regarding Return to School (PDF)




1-7-21 Update:


Please read the Travel Order Reminder from Dr Azar.

Updated Travel order Reminder(PDF)


January 4, 2021

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health updated the mandated influenza vaccination for all K-12 students extending the deadline from December 31, 2020 to February 28, 2021. The new guidance states:

"Students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 will be required to receive influenza vaccine for the current influenza season for school attendance unless they have a medical or religious exemption.  Students must receive influenza vaccine for the current season by February 28, 2021."

If you have not already done so, please send documentation of your student's flu vaccination to your school nurse by February 28, 2021.

Sincerely, 

Dr. Anthony Azar



December 30, 2020

 

Dear DRRSD Families,

 

Students who are eligible for free or reduced-priced meals in our school will get Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) funds through the 2020-2021 school year. P-EBT funds can be used to help you buy healthy food for your student and family. It’s important to stay healthy, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

How much will I get?

●        Eligible students in a fully remote learning situation will get $117.20 per month.

●        Eligible students in a hybrid learning situation will get $58.60 per month.

●        Students attending school either half-day or fully in person are not eligible for P-EBT.

 

How will I get P-EBT for October and November?

●        Funds for October and November will be issued in ONE issuance. 

●        I got  P-EBT in the past: You will get funds on your EBT or P-EBT card in late December.

●        I am new to P-EBT:  If you get SNAP and/or TAFDC, look for funds to be added to the DTA EBT card you already have.  If you do not get SNAP and/or TAFDC, look for a DTA letter and card in the mail in mid January.

 

How will I get P-EBT funds in 2021?

●        I got P-EBT in the past on a P-EBT card: Starting in January, check your P-EBT card for funds on the 25th of each month for the rest of the school year.

●        I got P-EBT in the past on my DTA EBT card: Starting in January, check your EBT card for funds on the 25th of each month for the rest of the school year.

●        If you are new to P-EBT:

○     If you get SNAP and/or TAFDC, check your DTA EBT card for funds.

○     If you do NOT get SNAP and/or TAFDC,  you will get a letter in the mail from the DTA. You will also get a P-EBT card in the mail in a different envelope. KEEP THE LETTER UNTIL YOU HAVE GOTTEN  AND PINNED THE CARD. The letter has your students’ case number that you need to PIN the card.

Each month, funds will be added to your card on the 25th of each month for the month before.  Example: your February P-EBT funds will be based on your students’ learning situation in January.

No longer have your P-EBT card?

Request a replacement card at DTAconnect.com/pebt.  If you need help getting a new card, contact Gail Fisher at DRRSD Central Office at 508-252-5000 X5140. If you need a new EBT card, call DTA at 1-877-382-2363.

 

IMPORTANT:  Using P-EBT does not impact you or your student’s immigration status. The public charge rule does not apply to this program.

 

Need more food help?

●         If you are eligible for P-EBT you are likely eligible for SNAP, ongoing monthly food funds.  Check your eligibility and apply at DTAConnect.com.

●        You can also get FREE grab and go school provided by the district. 

 

Get help: visit MAp-EBT.org or call 508-252-5000 X5140

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Anthony Azar

P-EBT Info Sheet: English | Spanish



12-23-2020 Update:  Please read the Message to Families Remote Learning Information from Dr. Azar.

Letter To Families Remote Information (pdf)


The Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District is proud to announce that our High School Marching Band and Color Guard will be featured on The Rhode Show Christmas Special on Christmas morning, December 25, 2020 on WPRI channel 12 at 9:00am. 

We are proud of our students and music staff for their accomplishments. They are the shining stars that promote the DR difference throughout the community. 





Dear Dighton-Rehoboth Families,

We will be serving meals to go which include breakfast & lunch at DRHS for the holiday recess. Meals for the Dighton-Rehoboth district can be picked up from 10 am - 12 pm.

Please see the holiday pickup schedule below:

Wednesday 12/30- meals to cover 12/30, 12/31, 1/1, 1/2 & 1/3

Please feel free to contact your respective building administrative team if you have any questions.

Happy holidays to you & your families.

Sincerely,
Dr. Azar

12-18-20 :Letter to Families About Weather Closure

Please read the following letter from Dr. AZAR regarding Weather Closures

Message Regarding Weather Closure 


UPDATE  12-15-20 :Dighton Regional SCHOOL DISTRICT Building CLOSURE and TRANSITION to Remote Learning 12/16

Please read the following letter from Dr. AZAR regarding the closure of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District buildings and the move to remote learning until 1-11-21

12-15-20 Letter to Families 

 

November 25, 2020

Dear Dighton-Rehoboth Staff and Families,

We have had a successful reopening of the school district and you all should be proud of this accomplishment.

Now is a time to enjoy some time with our families over the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

I want to remind everyone that it is essential that we keep in mind our personal safety and the well being of our communities.

Please be advised that if students or staff travel outside Massachusetts to a high risk state, our school nurses will need to have received the appropriate documentation regarding COVID-19 test results, before re-enter to any school buildings.

For further information, see the Massachusetts travel order-  or the DR "holiday reminder" located on our district web site under COVID-19.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks for your continued support. 

Sincerely, 

Dr. Azar






11-23-20: 
Please read the Holiday Reminders to Families and Staff Letter  at Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District. From Dr Azar. Thank you.


Message Holiday Reminders to Families and Staff  (pdf)



11-18-20 Update:
 Please read the Message to Families Regarding Weather Closures.

Message to Families Regarding Weather Closures (pdf)


11-11-2020 Update: Please read the Veteran's Day Letter from Dr Azar. Thank you.
Veteran Day Letter 2020 (pdf)

10-22-2020 Update: 
 Please read the FREE Meals for Kids and Teens This School Year Poster at Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District. From Dr Azar. Thank you.

FREE Meals Poster (pdf)


10-16-2020 Update: 
 Please read the Update to Families Letter  at Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District. From Dr Azar. Thank you.

10-6-2020 Update Letter  (pdf)




10-16-2020 Update: 
 Please read the Update to Families Letter  at Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District. From Dr Azar. Thank you.

10-6-2020 Update Letter  (pdf)

10-6-2020 Please read the Letter regarding Champions this coming school year at Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District. Thank you.

10-6-20 Letter from Champions (pdf)


8-25-20 Letter from Champions (pdf)


8-14-2020 Please read the Back to School Transition Plan letter for Dr. Azar.

In the letter, you will find links to the plan documents in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Thank you.

Direct Link to IMPORTANT SURVEY FOR PLANNING

Link to Dighton Middle School,Beckwith Middle School and DR High School surveys in the letter.




In an effort to assist the DRRSD Community, the District has released an "Extended Learning" Website for students and parents to get educational resources. Please understand that this site will be changing as we add more resources. You will find the site at this link: 

 

Extended Learning  Site




Letters & Communication from the District

7-14-2020 Fall Reopening Update: Please review the attached information from Dr. Azar. Also, please complete the School Reopening Survey link contained in Dr. Azar's letter. 

Follow the direct link to the PDF here :
Dr. Azar's 7-14-20 letter (pdf)


DESE: News from Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley & the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (pdf)

DESE: 7-10-20 DESE Reopening FAQ (pdf)

6-25-2020
 
 
DESE Initial Fall Reopening Letter for  from Dr Azar. Click the link 6-25-20  Letter (PDF)

6-25-2020 
 
DESE Initial Fall Reopening Guidance. Click the link 6-25-20 DESE(PDF)


6-18-2020
 
 End of the Year Communication letter from Dr Azar. Click the link 6-18-20  Letter (PDF)


5-11-2020
  Update Remote Learning letter from Dr Azar. Click the link 5-11-20 Update Letter 
(PDF)

Please also review:
The Family Letter 5-8-2020 Letter (pdf)
Remote Learning for Families Phase 3 (pdf)
Virtual Conferencing General Disclaimer Letter (pdf )

or Download ALL as a .zip file


4-21-2020
 
Update Letter Gov. Baker School Closing from Dr Azar. Click the link 4-17-20 Update Letter (PDF)

4-17-2020
 
Update Letter from Dr Azar. Click the link 4-17-20 Update Letter (PDF)

4-9-2020
 
Update April Vacation Letter from Dr Azar. Click the link 4-9-20 April Vacation Letter (PDF)

4-6-2020 
The latest update from Dr. Azar regarding Remote Learning Click the link 4-6-20 Remote Learning Plan Letter (PDF)

4-2-2020 
The latest update from Dr. Azar regarding Grading Expectation for Families Click the link 4-2-20 Grading Expectations for Families Letter (PDF)

4-2-2020 
A letter from Dr. Azar regarding "what's Good Wednesday's" Click the link 4-2-20 What's Good Wednesday's Letter (PDF)

3-30-2020 
The latest update from Dr. Azar regarding DESE COVID 19 update Click the link 3-30-20 Distance Learning Update Letter (PDF)

3-26-2020 
The latest update regarding Distance Learning in response to Gov Baker May Closure. Click the link 3-26-20 Distance Learning Update Letter (PDF)

3-25-2020 
The latest update regarding Gov Baker May Closure. Click the link 3-25-20 Gov Baker Letter (PDF)

3-23-2020 
The latest update regarding DRRSD Extended Learning Grab and Go FAQs Letter. Click the link 3-23-20 Extended Learning Grab and Go Letter (PDF)

3-20-2020 
The latest update regarding DRRSD Extended Learning Letter. Click the link 3-20-20 Extended Learning Letter (PDF)


3-19-2020 
The latest update regarding DRRSD  Meal Plan Notification  Click the link 3-19-20 Meal Plan Letter (PDF)

3-17-2020 
The Latest update regarding Student Resources for "Extended Learning"  Click the link 3-17-20 Update Parent Letter (PDF)

3-16-2020 
The Latest update regarding the Coronavirus (Covid19)  Click the link 3-16-20 Update Parent Letter (PDF)

3-15-2020
  Dr. Azar's latest update regarding the Coronavirus (Covid19)  Click the link 3-15-20 Update Parent Letter
 (PDF)

Read Dr. Azar's 3-15-20 5:45 PM Update letter (PDF)


3-13-2020
  The latest updated letter from Dr. Azar including the cancellation of school through March 20th regarding the Coronavirus (Covid19)  Click the link 3-13-20 Update Parent letter
 (PDF)


3-12-2020  The latest updated letter from Dr. Azar to answer questions you may have regarding the Coronavirus (Covid19)  Click the link 3-12-20 Update Parent letter (PDF)



3-5-2020 MEMORANDUM from The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services Department of Public Health 
Regarding: Revised CDC guidance regarding returning travelers from Level 2 and 3 countries ( PDF )

UPDATE 3-3-2020 : An second updated letter from Dr. Azar to answer questions you may have regarding the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) originating from Wuhan, China and its impact on our communities. 
Click the link 
 3-3-20 Update Parent letter (PDF)

This is a link to update 3-2-2020 Click the link 3-2-20 Update Parent letter (PDF)

This was original letter 2-28-2020 Click the link  2-28-20 Parent letter (PDF)

COVID -19 FAQs

FAQs(English) 
FAQs(Spanish)
FAQs(Portuguese)

Resources


CDC Are you at high risk?
World Health Organization website
CDC Workplace School and Home Guidance
(pdf)
Mass.gov COVID -19 Information site
Baystate COVID-19 Update





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