W.E.B. Du Bois Regional Middle School

Week at a Glance and News and Notes

10/30/20-11/6/20

Note from the Principal:

In an even bigger move to normalcy we had Halloween this week at DBM!  It was so much fun to see the costumes and the energy and the kids.  This has been quite a journey since March, and every week seems to get closer to making sense, and figuring how to do education in a pandemic.  I have appreciated the collaboration with you all, the feedback from families and the patience as we find out what works best for students.  I got to do more of what I love to do this week–get around to classes, see great instruction and talk with students about what they are doing.  There are some amazing discussions going on–in full but small classes, between students on the screen and in class, and in small groups–and some deep work for classes.  Next week we have a professional learning day on Tuesday–very important for educators to check in, share experiences, and do some detailed planning for the next weeks.

 Have a good and spooky weekend!

Ben Doren

Principal

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Monday, Nov. 2

Hybrid Learning Day:  Group B In Person

Tuesday, Nov. 3

No School – Professional Development Day

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Remote Learning Day

Thursday, Oct. 29

Hybrid Learning Day:  Group C In Person

Friday, Oct. 30

Hybrid Learning Day:  Group C In Person

School Pictures

Our photographers from O’Connor Studios have a plan to keep it safe for our students and their staff.  Soon you should be receiving an email from O’Connor Studios with details on ordering pictures.  Picture day for  Cohort B will be Tues. Nov. 17 and Cohort C will be on Fri. Nov. 20.  If your student is in Cohort D and you would like to have their picture taken, you should come on the day of your child’s B or C Cohort.  Please stay tuned for more details on that.

Ski Butternut Program

Ski Butternut’s deadline is Nov. 15th for discounted pricing.  See flyer below.

School Calendar

Our 2020-2021 school calendar was recently updated.  You can find it here:  https://www.bhrsd.org/school-calendar-2020-21/

Food Service Distribution Info for holidays

As the holidays approach, we will be making some minor adjustments to our food distribution schedule.

Wednesday, November 11th (Veteran’s Day) – Normal operations – 11 am to 2 pm for pick-ups and deliveries.

Wednesday, November 25th (day before Thanksgiving) – Modified Schedule – 8 am to 11 am for pick-ups and deliveries.

Wednesday, December 23rd (last day before vacation week) – Modified Schedule – 8 am to 11 am for pick-ups and deliveries.

Lastly, if we should have “winter weather” on a Wednesday and the road conditions are not safe, we would not be able to have pick-ups or deliveries. Thank you for your understanding.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact me directly.  Kathy.sullivan@bhrsd.org (413)644-2325.

Warm the Children Donations

Please see the flyer below if you are interested in donating to the Kiwanis, Warm the Children program to help provide warm clothing for children in need this winter.

Flyers and School Letters

Flyers and School letters are available on our website at this link:  https://mvrms.bhrsd.org/category/families/flyers/

This week’s flyers:

  • SC COVID Situation Webinar – Description for Registration Nov 5 2020

  • Family Newsletter from Great Barrington Libraries

Recent flyers:

  • Ballet, Tap and Hip Hop at BSRCC

  • Holiday Food Service Schedule

  • Ski Butternut Program Proposals

  • Warm the Children Donations

Older flyers:

  • STEM Week:  Berkshire Museum

  • Flu Vaccination Clinics

  • Great Barrington Family Resource Center Information

  • Parent Support Group

  • Homework Help

  • Weekly Activities

  • Mindfulness Mondays

  • Babysitter Training @ BSRCC

  • Family Forum Video and Thank You!

  • Health Office letter

  • 5th Grade Family Letter

  • Grade 6 Letter to Families

  • Letter to Grade 6 Parents – Important!

  • Team Green Welcome Letter

  • Team Orange Information Letter

  • Help with P-EBT Card Use