Due to the outstanding response to our meal-delivery program, we will be extending this option to our remote learning students during our hybrid model until further notice. Families must sign up by 1 pm on Fridays for the following week here: https://forms.gle/WbA5oPbh9uMxKF8S9.
A note from our Tuition-Based Program & Billing Coordinator: Dear PK & B/ASP Families, End-of-year statements were emailed out over the last week to families that made payments during 2020. If you have not received yours, please check your spam folder. This year's statements look different and contain a list of all charges, credits/refunds and payments received in order to account for the refunds issued due to COVID. You will need to manually calculate your payments made and deduct the refund amount issued to determine how much you can claim for your child care expenses. Please disregard the amount listed in the TOTAL field. Hoping you are healthy & well! Melissa Pervier
We are proud to honor Josh LaCasse & Tim Millett as our David Prouty HS "Staff of the Month" for January 2021! They have responded to the challenges of keeping our building sanitized by working harder and smarter than ever. They always keep our building clean and shiny, and do so with good humor and Prouty Pride! It is wonderful to have custodians who understand the importance of keeping the building safe for students and adults alike, especially now that we are dealing with the pandemic. Josh is a proud David Prouty HS graduate, who is happy to be making a difference in his own alma mater. Tim worked as a custodian in the Leicester Public Schools for many years, but has made a great transition to David Prouty HS & our regional school district! We greatly appreciate all that they do. #Congratulations #ThankYou #ProutyPride
We are packing meals for pickup and home delivery. Meals can still be picked up at East Brookfield Elementary and Knox Trail Middle Schools between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Home delivery will start at 10 a.m. and a food service staff member will call families with an ETA. If you want to be added to the Wednesday route and have not already signed up please follow the link. https://forms.gle/FG62afjMzHqa8sUC9 **** If you signed up for today your are also signed up for Wednesday delivery.**** #projectbread #meals4kids
We would like to recognize our "ENTIRE STAFF" for the month of January & publicly wish them ALL the very best in 2021! They have worked relentlessly in meeting the needs of ALL students; have extended themselves to our families; & given to the greater good of our community. They have demonstrated the flexibility & creativity to provide lessons in person & remotely; and make a pivot to either model appear seamless. We could never have been so successful nor more proud of any staff! It is our honor to support them daily in all they do. Thank You & Happy New Year! #WireVillageRocks #Progress #Unity #Knowledge
SEBRSD Food Service will be providing a trial meal delivery system the week of January 11th-15th, 2021. If families would like meals delivered to their homes on Monday January 11th and Wednesday January 13th this form must be filled out by 1 PM Friday January 8th. https://forms.gle/mit2vj5PHUVKEzNb8 Meals will be already assembled; they will just need to be heated and served. Daily breakfast and lunches are together in a paper bag. (Foil packaging cannot go in the microwave) If you have any questions please reach out to the Food Service Director, Brianne Pulver by calling 774-200-7162 or via Emai email@example.com
Please see the attached flyer for food resources for families during the COVID-19 crisis. There are many options available. Don't forget, we're offering meals this week. Pickup is available from 10 -1 at KTMS and EBES today and Wednesday. View the menu here: https://5il.co/o7r8
Dear Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District Learning Community Members, I hope you are well and made time to enjoy the holiday break safely. In an abundance of caution we will be full remote on Monday January 4 due to an increase in COVID 19 cases in both of our towns and with concerns of staffing levels. We will reassess Monday afternoon to determine if we need to be remote for an extended period of time beyond January 8th, 2021. Thank you for your patience, support and understanding during this very challenging time. Please take care; follow public health guidelines; and remain safe! Sincerely Yours, Paul S. Haughey, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools
Our meal menu for January 2021 is now available! For the week of Jan. 4-8, meal pickup will be offered from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at both Knox Trail Middle and East Brookfield Elementary Schools. The normal remote meal pickup schedule will resume 1/11/2021. https://5il.co/o7r8
DON'T FORGET! The deadline for the mandatory Flu Vaccination is 12/31/2020. Please view the memo (https://5il.co/n69c) and be sure to notify your child’s school nurse once completed.
REMINDER: All district buildings (including the Central Office) will be closed from December 23, 2020 through January 8, 2021. Buildings will reopen Monday, January 11, 2021. Visit www.sebrsd.org for contact information to reach a member of our administration team.
The SEB SEPAC is hosting a zoom workshop titled Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility on January 4, 2021. Please view the flyer for more information and the link to register. https://5il.co/nv27
Google servers were down world-wide this morning with no access to Gmail, calendars and files stored on the Google drive. As of 7:55 am, the issue appears to be resolved. Staff and students should not have any issues but if any are encountered, please report them ASAP.
Don't forget...the Spencer Police Association Children's Christmas Drive-Thru event is tomorrow (12/12) at 10 am at Wire Village! Read more about this exciting event here: https://www.sebrsd.org/article/358558?org=sebrsd
Pamela Higgins is a licensed Registered Occupational Therapist. She has enjoyed working with the students and teachers as part of the special education team for 33 years. Ms. Higgins will be retiring from the district this year. She has been an integral part of the SEB students and families, providing high-quality therapies. Wendy Ryan is a licensed COTA who has been a dedicated member of our school family for the past 20 years. She has enjoyed helping the children here be the most successful and independent students they can be. They both feel honored to be able to serve the children and their families, along with the wonderful and amazing staff in all schools of the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District and the communities-at-large. Please join us in recognizing Mrs. Higgins and Mrs. Ryan as our Department of Students Services "Staff of the Month" for December 2020! Thank you both for all you do!! @MASchoolsK12 @MassTeacher @MASCSchoolComm
IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE! Due to the expected inclement weather this Saturday, the date of the Spencer Police Association Children's Christmas Drive-Thru event has been moved to 12/12/2020. Read more about this exciting event here: https://www.sebrsd.org/article/358558?org=sebrsd
Our "Staffulty" of the month for December 2020 are Lynn White & Beth Shaughnessy, our David Prouty HS School Secretaries! Their friendly faces & voices greet every visitor to our school. Their calm demeanor puts people at ease. Their professional approach to helping every member of our community with every problem conceivable is appreciated by all of us here at the high school. Through the uncertainty of this past spring, Mrs. White & Mrs. Shaughnessy helped make school feel "real," highlighted by putting together a truly beautiful graduation for the Class of 2020. Mrs. White is in her sixth year at Prouty. She is the loving mom of two daughters: one a college freshman, the other a high school sophomore. She is co-advisor of this year's senior class, and she is determined to see them all have a great senior year, despite Covid. Mrs. Shaughnessy is in her third year at Prouty. She is the loving mom of a third-grade daughter, and twin boys who are in second grade. Mrs. Shaughnessy loves running and walking outdoors in nature, and is a fierce soccer player. Thank you to Mrs. White and Mrs. Shaughnessy for all you do! #ProutyPride @MASchoolsK12 @MassTeacher @MASCSchoolComm
Spencer Police Association Children’s Christmas Party, Drive-Thru Style! Read more about this exciting event here: https://www.sebrsd.org/article/358558?org=sebrsd
With the holidays coming, it is important to remember that any families traveling are subject to the travel guidelines established by the state of Massachusetts. Please read the Travel Ban Reminder Notice from our Health Services Department. https://5il.co/mphp
Please view the Influenza Vaccination Letter from the Health Services Department. Students will be expected to have received an influenza vaccine for the current influenza season by December 31, 2020 unless they have a medical or religious exemption. https://5il.co/n69c
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Meal pickup for next week will be offered on Monday, 11/23, only! There will be no meal pickup on Wednesday, 11/25. Pre-order your meals for Monday - Wednesday here: https://forms.gle/NQfYjrHfvXp8z8RN6.
The Spencer Special Town Meeting will begin at 7pm tonight in the David Prouty HS McDonough Gymnasium. To review the warrant in advance, click here: https://www.spencerma.gov/home/news/special-town-meeting-nov-12-7-pm-dphs @SpencerCable @CitizenChron @MassLive @telegramdotcom
Change is coming to our meal pickup schedule! Meals can still be pre-ordered via our Google Form weekly. Check it out! https://5il.co/mw11
On behalf of all of us within the Spencer-East Brookfield RSD, we are pleased to recognize the entire East Brookfield Elementary School faculty & staff as "Employees of the Month for November 2020!" Each staff member has gone above and beyond their daily duties to make our school operates smoothly during these unprecedented times. This year has been an example of true dedication and teamwork. Thank you for all you do! @MASchoolsK12 @MassTeacher @MASCSchoolComm
Please click the link below to see the opt-out letter from our Health Services Department regarding the use of hand sanitizers during school. https://5il.co/msqh.
As the holidays approach, there is typically an increase to travel. In the interest of safety for all of our students, staff, and their families we ask that you please view the Travel Ban Reminder Notice from our Health Services Department. https://5il.co/mphp
Kiara Pond obtained her Bachelor degree in Applied Psychology and Child Advocacy in 2015. She immediately began an accelerated program for her Masters degree in Science, Applied Behavior Analysis. While going through graduate school, Kiara worked and gained intensive fieldwork experience hours as a Special Education Paraprofessional. In May 2018, she graduated from the program, and in August 2018, sat for her boards. She passed thus becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). This is her third year as a public school BCBA, second at SEBRSD. As a result of her hard work and dedication to her students, Kiara Pond is our Student Services Staff Member of the Month for November 2020! Thank you Kiara for all of you do! #Progress #Unity #Knowledge
We would like to recognize Ms. MaryEllen Amodeo & Mr. Nick Pantecuso as Wire Village School’s "Employees of the Month for October 2020!" MaryEllen Amodeo: Mary Ellen joined the Wire Village family several years ago and has been an integral member of the third grade team ever since. Looking back, she always welcomes others to her classroom, from college students beginning their studies in elementary education to hybrid teaching… Teaching both the students in her classroom and those at home during their remote week. She continually seeks ways to refine and grow her skills and practices. Nicolas Panteusco: Nick joined our Wire Village family last year as our school adjustment counselor with an extensive background in working with elementary students. With his mild manner and funny sense of humor, he became an asset to both students and families as well as helping staff in meeting the needs of students. His work did not end in the summer, as he produced self-help videos for staff and students aimed at helping parents, families and students and staff with the transition back to school. “Just Think Week,” a production focused upon self-help and transition, while another video series featured a conversation with “Mrs. Doubtwire,” where he helped parents (and students) reflect on the differences with remote learning last spring versus what it looks like now. Congratulations to Ms. Amodeo & Mr. Pantecuso! #WireVillageRocks #Progress #Unity #Knowledge @MASchoolsK12 @MassTeacher @MASCSchoolComm
Bus routes for the 2020-2021 school year have been released for David Prouty High School and Knox Trail Middle School and can now be located on our District website here: https://5il.co/mfck. Please contact our Transportation Department at 508-450-6917 if you have any questions.
FREE Children's Flu Clinic There will be a no-charge flu clinic for children of East Brookfield and Spencer between the ages of 4 and 18 on Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 5 to 7 PM. The clinic will be held in the cafeteria at David Prouty High School in Spencer and run by the Local Board of Health nurse. Families are to enter the High School at the front entrance. There will be no charge for the vaccinations, but participants are asked to please bring their insurance cards to the clinic. Any questions can be directed to Carrie Cashman (School Nurse at East Brookfield) at 508-885-8536.
Here are some important tips for coming back to Knox Trail MS - Hybrid style! #Progress #Unity #Knowledge @maschoolsk12 @MASCSchoolComm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm3IG_rI21M&t=2s
FREE Breakfast and Lunch through June 2021! When ordering using the Google Form you are helping reduce food waste & supporting the SEBRSD Food Service Program! The order form resets on Thursdays so you can order for the next week, https://forms.gle/aWRx94fDMpcqxTiq6 @snamass
We would like to recognize Kelsey Mitchell as East Brookfield Elementary School’s employee of the month for October. Kelsey has been a part time office clerk at the school for several years and has just been promoted to our full time secretary at the start of this school year. Kelsey has already made a strong impact. She has done an amazing job getting our school ready to open during these unprecedented times. Not only did she get the school ready for opening day, she entered all the class lists and schedules into Powerschool, created email lists for all parents according to grade, and revised and set up Powerpoint presentations for three separate parent nights. This is just a partial list of what she has done to this point. Above everything else, Kelsey is a welcoming presence to those parents, guardians, and visitors to our school. She is always upbeat and has a smile on her face. Kelsey is an integral part of our great school climate. Congratulations on being employee of the month for October 2020, Kelsey!!!
SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE: NEXT STEPS TO REOPENING 10.08.2020! Click here: https://www.sebrsd.org/article/323633?org=sebrsd #Progress #Unity #Knowledge @MASchoolsk12 @massteacher @MASCSchoolComm @SpencerCable @telegramdotcom @masslivenews @citizenchronicles @TheCitizenChron
Carrie Cashman has been with the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District for 1 year. Prior to that, she was a school nurse in the Leicester and Auburn School Districts, for a total of ten years as a school nurse. During her time as a school nurse, Carrie has had many achievements including, earning her Nationally Certified School Nurse Certification and becoming Massachusetts Emergency Management Systems Nurse of the Year, in 2018 for helping save the life of a young student who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest on the playground, during school hours. In 2017, Carrie was honored to speak at the Summer Series for Massachusetts School Health Services/ BU Shield, regarding sudden cardiac emergencies. Currently, Carrie is working towards her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education, which will be complete in March of 2021. Mrs. Cashman has been such an amazing addition to the SEB family, in general, and East Brookfield Elementary, specifically; and for these reasons is the "Faculty of the Month for October" within the Department of Student Services!
Important Announcement: There will be no meal service on October 12th in observance of Columbus/Discovers Day. Remote meal pick-up will be on Tuesday 10/13 and Thursday 10/15 and will resume normal Monday/Wednesday pickup the week of 10/19. Meals are available to any child 0-18 and can be picked up at Knox Trail Middle School from 9am-1pm.
Deb McColl has been with Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District (SEB) for thirty years. She has been in special education her entire career with the district. Most recently, Deb has been a key stakeholder in the preschool program, housed at East Brookfield Elementary School. Deb had a new vision of how to improve the Early Childhood Center to help meet the needs of all students. With the new improvements, Deb has been the leader in the creation of a new preschool classroom for students with significant needs. As well, Deb has been a pioneer for the promotion of inclusivity for all students with disabilities. Currently, Deb is a team chairperson for Early Intervention and Pre-K-6; and for the reasons outlined above, she is our Student Services Staff Member of the Month for September 2020! Thank you Deb for all of due diligence and your dedication to the Spencer-East Brookfield RSD! #Progress #Unity #Knowledge
Our administration, faculty and staff members of the month for September 2020 are a plenty and proof positive that It really does takes a village! 9/1/2020: A special thanks to KT and DPHS for sharing paraprofessional support staff with our school as well as our nurse and some program and service staff to help us welcome back students to school Hybrid style! Almost immediately, they felt like family to us! Our entire staff has stepped up to the plate in embracing the, sometimes challenging technology and especially in providing a safe and welcoming environment for ALL students, remote or hybrid! Our parents and families have also been patient in the process, offering us valuable feedback and input. 9/8/2020: To Kaye Spence, our lead secretary, and Melanie Ethier, our Assistant principal- For reorganizing and rewriting schedules and class lists as necessitated by district changes and keeping parents informed via social media platforms. 9/15/2020: To Parwana Salih, one of our office staff members, and the entire Technology department- for orchestrating, cataloguing and distributing technology to students and offering support to parents alike. 9/22/2020: To our Title Team (Particularly Matt Meyerdierks, Melanie Fontaine and Lisa Olson) in supporting our remote classroom students in the absence of a designated remote teacher. 9/29/2020: To Kim Kates, a veteran fourth grade teacher at our school as she was recognized by a new staff member and community member for being patient, friendly and calm with students and welcoming new staff. #WireVillageRocks #Progress #Unity #Knowledge
Tom Cheney is the East Brookfield Elementary School Staff of the Month for September 2020! Mr. Cheney has been a custodian at East Brookfield Elementary School for about 8 years. He worked extremely hard as a part time custodian, and when a full-time position became available, Tom was the obvious choice. From Day One, Tom’s work ethic was clearly evident. When he is given an assignment or project, his response is not “I’ll get to it.” His response is to get it done almost immediately. Since coming to EBE, I have never received one complaint from a staff member saying their room was not cleaned the night before or was not ready for students to enter in the morning. During the summer months, Tom makes sure everything is ready for opening day, even during times of being short staffed. This is a testament to Tom’s commitment to his job and to our school. Above all else, Tom always has a positive attitude and a great sense of humor. He has great relationships with our staff and is well liked and respected by all. Congratulations to Mr. Cheney, our Staff of the Month for September 2020! @MASchoolsK12 @massteacher @MASCSchoolComm #EBEEaglesRock #Progress #Unity #Knowledge
Kelsey Grey is the David Prouty Hogh School Teacher of the Month for September 2020! Ms. Grey, our music teacher, band director, and resident Schoology expert, is a graduate of Westfield State University. Before coming to Prouty in the summer of 2019, she taught in Otis, Massachusetts. Ms. Grey plays the flute and the piccolo, and she LOVES Starbucks Coffee! Ms. Grey was selected due to her unwavering commitment to her students and her colleagues. We appreciate her work transitioning our music program to remote learning in the spring, her efforts on our Class Day video, her transition to a socially distanced Band Camp, and her ongoing devotion to our Marching Band. The Prouty faculty appreciates her help with Schoology. Currently, Ms. Grey is planning the Halloween Highway event with the Music Boosters and the band students. We truly hope that every family in the community will come out on October 30 to take part -- courtesy of our Teacher of the Month!!!
Our October meals menu has been posted to the website. Check it out! http://spencereastbrookfieldma.apptegy.us/o/sebrsd/page/menus--290 For remote learners and at-home children ages 0-18, be sure to pre-order meals for pickup each week using the google order form: https://forms.gle/NQfYjrHfvXp8z8RN6
Attention SEBRSD Families: Please read the latest guidance from the Health Services Department regarding family responsibilities for health and safety during COVID-19. Click here to view: https://5il.co/lfx5
The David Prouty HS Guidance Gazette Issue No 2 / September 24, 2020 can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x5-2AwLiEZLfk0uGIOommMJ5OG2WBjHi/view #ProutyPride #Progress #Unity #Knowledge
Here are the menus for next week(9/21-9/25). Notice that we now offer gluten-free and vegetarian menu options, as well! Meals can be pre-ordered through our online google form here: https://forms.gle/NQfYjrHfvXp8z8RN6
Welcome back SEBRSD! We will be handing out meals @ Knox Trail Middle School from 9am to 1pm. Pick up meals for today and Wednesday! We will be back on Thursday for Thursday and Friday meals. Walk/drive ins are welcome! To pre-order click here: https://forms.gle/NQfYjrHfvXp8z8RN6
Bus routes for Wire Village and East Brookfield Elementary Schools have now been posted to our District website. They can be located here: https://www.sebrsd.org/o/sebrsd/page/bus-routes--241. For any questions, please contact our Transportation Department at 508-450-6917.
Today was our last day offering free meals to the children of our community under the Summer Eats program. We would like to thank all of our Food Service workers and volunteers for making this possible and also thank the community for participating in record numbers. We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to serve you these last several months at our 5 remote sites and wish everyone a great start to the new school year. And don't forget, free meals will be offered to all children starting next Tuesday, through December 31, 2020. More information on how to sign up will be posted shortly.
The Southern Worcester County League releases athletic advisory. Check out the NEWS section on our website or read the article here: https://www.sebrsd.org/article/304511?org=sebrsd
A note from our Food Services Director! Hello All! As the summer comes to an end and the start of the school year fast approaches we will continue to provide meals for students in the district. As you may have heard, the USDA is extending free meals to all students until December 31st. The State of Massachusetts will be providing more clarity on Thursday, 9/10, to determine if our district qualifies. A Google form will be released this week for meal ordering for the opening of school. We appreciate your patience and look forward to your participation in the SEBRSD Meals program! If you have any questions please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 774-200-7162. Thank You, Brianne Pulver SEBRSD Food Services Director
Hot Off the Press! Check out the latest news announcement posted to our website regarding our brand new mobile app launch! https://www.sebrsd.org/article/303100?org=sebrsd
Join us for the following Special Education informational session tonight (9/8/2020) from 6:30 - 7:45 pm: Student Services Update- grade 4-12 (Remote Students) https://zoom.us/j/98192115723?pwd=K3MveHh5ZDJ4Vnh4eUdSYUJ5cjBqZz09 Passcode: fm9wsb
Join us for the following Special Education informational session tonight (9/8/2020) from 5:00 - 6:15 pm: Student Service Updates - Elementary Pre-K-3 https://zoom.us/j/95324860724?pwd=T0xVbjR0dmZ3K01Ud2lydTZVWC9GQT09 Passcode: 8ZBtLa
Friendly Reminder: We won't be serving meals on Monday, 9/7, however, we're offering Labor Day meals for pickup on Friday, 9/4. Anyone wishing to take the Labor Day meal must complete the google form in advance. Click link to register. https://forms.gle/fHty5mgSLsY7NTvy7
To read the latest update from the Superintendent of Schools, please check out our NEWS section on the website or visit the following link: https://www.sebrsd.org/article/299280?org=sebrsd
Check out next week's menu! We won't be serving meals on Monday, 9/7, however, we're offering Labor Day meals for pickup on Friday, 9/4. Anyone wishing to take the Labor Day meal must complete the google form in advance. Click link to register. https://forms.gle/fHty5mgSLsY7NTvy7
We are excited to announce our partnership with ClearGov to launch an infographic-based dashboard for our district. Click the links to learn more about this informative tool or go directly to the site! https://www.sebrsd.org/article/291214?org=sebrsd https://www.cleargov.com/massachusetts/school/spencer-east-brookfield
UPDATED IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Please note that page 2 of the calendar has been revised to correct typos. The link listed in our previous post will no longer work. Please see link for the latest 2020-2021 school year calendar: https://5il.co/jv3m
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Our new revised 2020-2021 school year calendar is now available! It can also be downloaded/printed from our website: https://5il.co/juku
All parents of children entering Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade are asked to help the schools plan for class assignments and transportation by completing this registration form by Monday August 17: https://forms.gle/CLUWYtDM4951GngB7 . Thank you.
In an effort to reopen our schools safely, our Before & After School Program will not be offered at this time. As the situation changes with Covid-19, we will revisit the idea of opening our B/ASP. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience & hardship that this may cause.
The 8/6/20 school committee meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, 7:00pm 8/10/20. This meeting will be held as a YouTube Streaming Event found at: https://youtu.be/Kf6XS0VuLQs. Questions / Comments regarding the 20-21 school year can be submitted anytime using our Question Submission Form: https://forms.gle/xS5v7cBnC3i4t8DU9. The meeting agenda can be found at: https://5il.co/j865. The meeting will be posted on the SEBRSD YouTube channel after adjournment.
Important change to School Committee meeting - tonight's meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 6, 2020 due to inclement weather. Please access agenda for more information. www.sebrsd.org/o/sebrsd/events/#event_5843916
Attention Parents: Families, Here's information from the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) to activate your (PIN) P-EBT Card! https://5il.co/gyqj