GREATER NEW BEDFORD REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
1121 Ashley Boulevard • New Bedford, MA • 02745-2496
Tel. 508-998-3321 • Fax 508-995-7268 • www.gnbvt.edu
Preparation • Passion • Perseverance
May 26, 2020
Good Afternoon GNBVT families,
We hope this letter finds all safe and healthy. This week’s assignments will be posted on Tuesday morning and we will be following the weekly schedule included at the end of this letter. As we have mentioned, school remains in session through June 16, 2020. A Second Trimester 3 Progress Report will be issued on Thursday, May 28, 2020. Parents/Guardians – please log onto the Aspen Parent Portal and make sure your student is meeting all learning expectations. Please contact the guidance department with any questions.
Seniors- Class of 2020
Seniors should use this week to complete or makeup any missing assignments during this week (May 26 – May 29). The assignments posted from April 6 through May 22 will constitute Trimester 3 grades. All grades will be submitted on Friday, June 5.
Secondly, the assistant principals, security team, and the maintenance/custodial staff are cleaning out senior student lockers this week (May 26 – May 29) and working collaboratively with other administrative departments to put together items for seniors that will include all belongings, caps and gowns, yearbooks, medical records, senior gifts from the school. Senior students will also need to return any borrowed Chromebooks, library books, textbooks, calculators, and any other school-issued items that are at home, prior to receiving these items. A schedule will be sent early next week regarding pick-up dates/times which will occur during the week of June 8 – June 12.
Trimester 3 Class Assignments for ALL Students/ Promotion and Credit Recovery Information
Today we begin the eighth week of our remote Trimester 3 learning plan. Students are reminded that all assignments will be scored using the school-wide grading rubric distributed in early April. Our education plan recognizes both the hardships that families may be facing today due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the reality that students are attentive to the critical skills and knowledge needed for the next grade level. Please take some time to review your child’s progress report for Trimester 3 to ensure they are on track for promotion/graduation.
Information on credit recovery options for students who do not meet grade level requirements for promotion by the end of the year will be distributed during the week of June 8 – June 12. Students should know there are still more than three weeks of school left this year and time to complete assignments to improve their Trimester 3 grades. A second Progress Report will be issued to all students on Thursday, May 28. Please reach out to your student’s teacher or guidance counselor if you have any questions or concerns.
Finally, families should note that if finances have been impacted by the current COVID-19 healthcare crisis, you do have the ability to apply for assistance (SNAP) through the State of Massachusetts. Please visit https://dtaconnect.eohhs.mass.gov/ to apply for SNAP benefits or https://www.myschoolapps.com to complete the application for free or reduced pricing of school provided breakfast and lunches.
Please remember that we are here to assist you. All teachers are available during the workday and will be all available specifically from 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. daily to provide more immediate assistance via email. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our team. Best wishes to you all, remain safe, and know we are thinking about all of our GNBVT students and their families.
Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all students. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, homelessness, immigration status or veteran status in its education programs and activities, including admission to or employment in such programs or activities.
James L. O’Brien, Superintendent-Director
Michael P. Watson, Academic Principal • Robert J. Watt, Vocational Technical Principal
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