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Preparation • Passion • Perseverance

June 8, 2020

Good Afternoon GNBVT families,

We hope this letter finds all safe and healthy. This week’s assignments were posted today for all freshman, sophomore and junior students and we will be following the weekly schedule included at the end of this letter.

Seniors: Class of 2020 Information

First, senior student pickup is scheduled to begin tomorrow, Tuesday, June 9th. Students will pick up materials outlined in the prior newsletters by entering through the Ashley Boulevard campus entrance and will then be instructed to drive through the back of the school.

Students must bring their school ID’s with them to the drop-off and pick-up.

Parents/guardians who are coming in place of their student, must bring a valid ID AND must also be listed on the student’s 10A contact form.

  • Senior students in Academy A – Tuesday, June 9 th between 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Senior students in Academy B – Tuesday, June 9 th between 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Senior students in Academy C – Wednesday, June 10 th between 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Senior students in Academy D – Wednesday, June 10 th between 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Senior students who miss their allotted time can drive through on Thursday, June 11th from 9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Secondly, the survey sent to senior students last week has confirmed that graduation will be held August 8, 2020 consistent with all healthcare guidance at that time. Further information will be sent as we move closer to that date. Diplomas will be issued at graduation. We are also aware that some students are seeking recognition of their high school completion for job opportunities. The school will issue completion of studies letters to all senior students who have met the graduation requirements during senior pickup and official transcripts will be available in the coming weeks as we await the August 8, 2020 ceremonies where diplomas will be issued.

Trimester 3 Class Assignments for ALL Students/ Promotion and Credit Recovery Information

Today we begin the final 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. Assignments will be posted on Monday, June 8th , but will conclude on Wednesday, June 1th (see modified schedule below for the week of June 8th ). The last four days of the school year, June 11th through June 16th , will be utilized as make up days for all students to improve their Trimester 3 averages. Students are strongly encouraged to make up any assignments by the end of this week– June 12th – to ensure teachers can provide feedback and the opportunity to improve their grade.

Absolutely NO assignments will be accepted later than 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16th , as teachers will use the remainder of the day to complete and post final grades for students. Our education plan has consistently recognized 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. At the conclusion of the school year after final grades have been submitted,
the school will provide information on credit recovery options for students who do not meet grade level requirements.

Virtual Summer School / Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Next week the school will provide information regarding summer school credit recovery for Voc-Tech students (look for information in the June 15 parent letter). Due to the continued uncertainty regarding the COVID pandemic, summer school will be exclusively online in a remote learning classroom. The school district is also planning to offer academic enrichment and MCAS preparation courses over the summer in anticipation for the 2020-2021 school year to assist students in their preparation for next school year and remediate any skill gaps that may have occurred as a result of this healthcare crisis. Information will be provided very soon.

Benefits/Assistance Available

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 to apply for SNAP benefits or 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.


Principals Signatures Michael P. Watson, Academic Principal Robert J. Watt, CVTE Principal


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Week 10 and 11 Student Schedule

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Class of 2020 Drop-Off & Pick-Up Schedule

June 9 – 11 is when the seniors are scheduled to pickup and drop off items from school Continue Reading Class of 2020 Drop-Off & Pick-Up Schedule

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2020 Graduation Survey Results

After receiving 460 responses, the overwhelming majority voted for the school to have a graduation ceremony in August. Please read the post for the breakdown and explanation of the results. Continue Reading 2020 Graduation Survey Results

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After Prom 2020

The After Prom Committee has decided along with the support of the Administration team that they are unable to run a safe After Prom due to Covid-19. The After Prom Committee will be donating the funds they raised throughout the year to pay for the seniors’ caps, gowns, and tassels. Continue Reading After Prom 2020

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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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