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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING
Happy Spring...we are all glad that this time of year is finally upon us! Along with Spring comes the continuation of the construction season at Doering. As you may have noticed, construction in the street in front of school began this week. Next week they will be doing work in the front parking lot, so visitor/staff parking will not be available next week in the front lot. This construction will continue until Sunday, April 21st, when they will stop until June 21st to allow for MCAS testing and other activities.
Because the front lot will not be available for visitor/staff parking from Monday, April 8-12, we ask that you enter school at the rear of the building through Town Hall parking lot during the day should you need to visit the school after student drop off and before pick up, and continue on to the new marked visitor parking area next to the large tree, at the back door, on the Town Hall side. Please enter school on the side of the building, using door #8 at the elevator, where you can ring the buzzer, enter the building, and proceed to the office for visitor check in. Due to PE classes/lunch/ recesses, we ask that you also leave through the Town Hall. The driveways will remain open during student drop off and pick up.
Thank you for your cooperation,
CAMP SEEK NOTICE-
Please call Central Office at 523-0363 before sending payment
Session 2 (7/8-7/12) is full
Session 3 has a couple spots left. Please call Central Office before sending payment to assure spots are available.
Session 1 still has spots available.
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FROM THE NURSE'S OFFICE
January 28, 2019
The school nurse along with the physical education teachers will be performing MDPH mandated postural screenings for the 5th and 6th grades in the month of February. Postural screening is mandatory for grades 5-9. This process involves minimal exposure of the student’s back to allow the spine to be viewed. Male students will be screened by the PE staff. Female students will be evaluated by the school nurse and should wear a sports bra or camisole to facilitate the evaluation.
If you would like to opt out of the school postural screening a recent physical exam with postural screening from your physician must be submitted. If a physical form with postural screening was already received this school year, your child will not be rescreened.
Please feel free to contact the nurse’s office at 413-523-0401 with any questions.
Pamela Franco RN, BSN
PBIS STUDENT OF THE MONTH - Congratulations to 6th Grader Riley for being awarded the January Student of the Month.
PBIS: HAWAIIAN DRESS DOWN DAY - January 4, 2019 - Students donated a canned good to participate in a Hawaiian Dress Down Day. Proceeds will benefit the local food bank.
DOERING DRAINAGE PROJECT
Please click the link below to see the phases of the Doering Drainage Project along with the anticipated time frames of the phases.
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STUDENT DROP OFF AND PICK UP AT ROBERTA G DOERING SCHOOL
To ensure the safety of students, in conjunction with the police department, the town engineering department, school department and bus company, the Roberta G. Doering School has instituted a comprehensive student drop off and pick up plan. Starting on the first day of school, all buses will access school grounds through the Town Hall parking lot and stage in the drive on the Town Hall side of the school in the morning and afternoon. The front parking lot will be closed off to all traffic for morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Student drop off will take place by driving down the left hand side drive off Main Street, around the back of the school, then down the Town Hall side drive to the front door where students will exit cars and enter the building. There will be a brief wait on the rear parking lot at 8:19 when buses will enter the Town Hall side drive alongside the school, in 2 phases, to let students off. After buses leave the grounds, student drop off will continue at the Town Hall side front door. Student pick up will occur in the rear of the building on the parking lot. Parents will be able to enter the left hand side drive beginning at 2:30 p.m. and stage in lines designated by cones on the rear paved lot. After buses are loaded and leave the school grounds, students will exit the rear of the school on the Town Hall side when they will walk to cars for dismissal. Walkers will also be dismissed after buses leave. Please note that auto traffic should not enter or leave through Town Hall nor should they park at Towne Insurance Agency at the corner of Reed Street. There will be ongoing bridge construction in this area beginning after the Big E. Your cooperation in instituting this plan will be appreciated as we work to ensure the safety of students, staff and parents.
The students at the Roberta G. Doering School have been extremely fortunate to have a kind, caring, dedicated Student Support Service Staff over the past several years.
The Student Support Service Staff have provided the backbone to a staff that has worked diligently to establish an outstanding school culture. Our motto of Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible has been embraced by students, staff, parents and administration.
Counselors have adopted the Massachusetts Model for School Counseling Programs which helps prepare students to work toward the goals of being college and career ready when they graduate from High School.
Roberta G. Doering School
Ends: 04/23/2019 @ 8:00 pm