Principal's Message 5/23/21

MCAS Math-5/27 & 5/28

MCAS Math-5/27 & 5/28

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May 23, 2021



What happened to Spring?  Sure, felt like summer with this weekend's temperatures.  Let’s hope the temperatures and bright skies continue as we complete the school year with our Senior Events and other school related activities.

As you heard from Superintendent Macero on Friday, the Stoneham School Committee has updated the Stoneham Schools COVID Safety Guidelines.  Masks are no longer required when outside and a social distance of 3 feet is recommended.  All established COVID Safety Policies remain in effect for all activity within the school building.

Reminder that on Thursday, May 27 (Day 3), and Friday, May 28 (Day 4), all Grade 9 and 11 students will receive asynchronous school work and learning activities due to MCAS testing.  Students should follow their class schedule of the scheduled academic day for remote asynchronous learning.  All Grade 10 students are to report to school for 8:15 for their Math MCAS.

Among other information, updates here include lunch seating and Senior Events from Senior Celebration to Cap and Gown to Graduation Rehearsal and Graduation Commencement.

It has been a long year for everyone and I continue to be impressed by all that our teachers and students have accomplished.  Here’s to a strong and successful finish.  Keep up the focus and hard work.

Have a great week!



·  5/24/2021 Day 5

·  5/21/2021 Day 4

·  5/20/2021 Day 3

·  5/19/2021 Day 2

·  5/18/2021 Day 1

·  5/17/2021 Day 5


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Mark Your Calendar

May 27:  Athletic Awards; 6:00pm


May 27 & 28: Math MCAS

·  Testing @ SHS; Grades 10 / 11*

o    *Only those 11th graders who have chosen 

·  Asynchronous learning remote schedule; Grades 9 and 11


May 31: No School / Memorial Day


June 4: No School / District PD


June 7: National Honor Society Induction Ceremony; 7:00pm - 8:00pm


June 10: Class of 2022 Fundraiser 5:00pm - 7:00pm


June 17:  Last Day of School / Half day dismissal @ 12:15pm


Senior Events

June 1:  Senior Scholarships and Academic Awards

June 2:  Senior Celebration

June 3:  Senior Parade

June 4:  Class of 2021 Graduation Commencement


SHS Drama Spring Production

In case you were unable to see the premier showing this past Friday:


SHS drama club is proud to present their original film production, “A Journey Through Time With Broadway”


Return to Full Day Schedule  LUNCH SEATING Updates


·  With the Seniors last day in school this past Friday, our lunches are smaller in size and allow for the following seating changes

o    Students can choose to eat lunch in the the following areas:

§  Auditorium:  All Grades

§  Cafeteria:  All Grades

§  Tents / Outside Cafeteria space:  All Grades 


·  Lunch Schedule

o    L1:  First lunch / 10:41 - 11:11

§  Art, English & Math

o    L2:  Second lunch / 11:16 - 11: 46

§  ESL, Health, Learning Strategies/Skill Building/Foundations,     

                    Peer Leaders, Social Studies, Technology & Work Study

o    L3:  Third Lunch / 11:24 - 11:54

§  Family Consumer, Music, Physical Education, Science & World Language


Full Day / Five day Schedule

·  Here is our Full day / 5 day schedule with lunches and scheduled Flex Block.  This schedule provides the Flex Block schedule for the remainder of the school year.  



Senior Event Updates 

Student Obligations

As students complete their career at SHS we remind students and households that all school obligations need to be resolved before being permitted to participate in any Senior Activity, including receiving Cap and Gown and Graduation Commencement on June 4.  

·  Obligations are any outstanding dues, owed books, chrome book, charger cord and any outstanding disciplinary actions.


·  School books should have been returned on Friday, please return any outstanding books by next Friday, 5/28 

·  Chrome books and the charging cord will be returned next week when students pick up their cap and gown.

o    Cost for a non-returned chrome book is $200 and $25 for the charging cord.


·  Students with any outstanding disciplinary actions should see Ms. Auger to make arrangements.


·  All obligations need to be resolved by Friday, May 28.


Lawn Signs Class of 2021

·  If you have not picked up your Class of 2021 lawn sign please stop by the Main Office next week.  


Cap and Gown 

·  Cap and Gown pick up and Chromebook / Charger return will be on the following days next from 8:30 - 3:00 in the library.

o    Tuesday, 5/25

o    Wednesday, 5/26, from 8:30 - 3:00.  

·  Seniors should come to the school with their chromebook and charger anytime between 8:30 - 3:00.  


Cap Decorations

Graduation caps may be decorated.  Decorations, themes, messaging, etc must be school appropriate.  Decorations can not exceed to obstruct view from others sitting around you.


Senior Celebration Tickets

·  On sale from through Friday, May 28


·  Tickets cost $30.00 per person. 

o    Please see Aly Simpson, Mary-Rose O’Melia, or Ms. Nims-Henderson to purchase tickets

o    Cash or check (SHS Activity Fund) only 


·  Other Important Updates HERE


Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal; All Seniors

·  Friday, June 4


·  SHS Athletic Stadium


·  10:00am - 12:00am



Recent CDC, State and School Committee announcements regarding COVID Safety Guidelines has resulted in the following changes to our Graduation Commencement:


·  Face masks will not be required 


·  Social distancing of 3 feet is recommended for all guests.


·  Students will be seated together as the Class of 2021.  

o    Student seating will maintain a social distancing of 3 feet.


·  There will be no 6 person guest limit 

o    Guests must still be registered

o    Guest seating will be in the Athletic Field Stands

§  Guests will be asked to be mindful of social distancing of 3 feet with non family groups


·  Seating area will be provided for those guests wishing to maintain safety guidelines of wearing a mask and  social distancing seating of 3 feet.

o    Please email Ms. Nims at if you would like to reserve a seat in this section.


Key Events and dates

·  All events are at the SHS Football Field unless otherwise noted.

·  All events are Rain or Shine with exception to Graduation


May 27:  Athletic Awards; 6:00pm

June 1:  Academic Awards; 7:00pm 

June 2: Promenade and Senior Celebration; 4:00pm - 10:00pm

June 3: Senior Parade 6:00pm - 7 /7:30pm

·  Start at SCMS

o    Line up begins at 5:30


June 4: Graduation; 6:00pm - 7:30pm

·  Rain Date: June 5 or June 6; time TBD


National Honor Society Induction

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

·  Monday June 7th at 7:00 p.m. 

o    The Ceremony will be held under the tent at the SHS track 


·  Inductees are permitted  two guests to this ceremony. 

o    Each inductee must complete this form with guest names by Friday, June 4th

§  This information is required for contact tracing purposes. 


·  We look forward to putting a safe and meaningful induction ceremony for both students and families. 


Information is also available on the National Honor Society Google Classroom. 


Please feel free to reach out with any questions! 


Spring Testing Dates


·  May 27 & 28 / Math

o    Testing Grades 10 & 11*


·  All testing is in person / school based


·  No synchronous / In School Classes for grades  9 and 11

o    Attend courses remotely 

§  Asynchronous Work and Activities



·  May 17 - 24

o    Specific content test dates HERE


2021-2022 SAT testing dates at SHS

2021-2022 SAT testing at SHS:


·  October 2, 2021

·  November 6, 2021

·  March 12, 2022

·  June 4, 2022


Please note all testing dates are on a Saturday.