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  • Mr. Rebello with students and staff

    Dear Diman Community,

    The COVID-era of education has disrupted our normal school processes, routines, and structure. The objective of our weekly preparation email is to empower students and families. With the appropriate preparation and understanding of school processes, students will be set up for a successful school year. 

    Contained within each email, you will find detailed information preparing our stakeholders each week, including information regarding student transportation, arrival/dismissal processes, class transition, and more. While the weekly preparation correspondence may not answer all questions you have regarding the new school year, contained below, you will find contact information for school personnel to answer any questions via email or phone.

    School procedures may be modified over the next year in response to the needs of our students, state mandates, and other factors that pivot the course of our educational landscape. While aspects of our processes and procedures may change, our focus on providing students with academic, vocational, and socio-emotional growth will not.

    Diman remains committed to being the school system our community, state, and nation need us to be - an institution that produces life-ready graduates ready to shape the future and the world positively.

    The weekly updates that follow will serve as a guide to help navigate the next several months together. We are committed to making sure that every child is fully supported, engaged, and safe as we embark on 2021-2022. I remain honored to serve as your Assistant Superintendent-Principal.

     
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    Please continue down the page to read the weekly blog. 

Assistant Superintendent-Principal's Blog

  • Weekly Preparation for 5/22/22

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 5/22/2022
    Good morning Diman Community,
    We had a few great days celebrating our students this past week. Prom was epic! Thank you to the educators who supported these events, and congratulations to our students who deserve recognition for their hard work. 
    • Monday, May 23, is a B Week C Day. 
    • Monday, May 23, B Week senior sign-out forms will be distributed in ELA. Seniors - you must complete these by the end of the week!
    • Tuesday, May 24, we will hold student ID photos for grades 9, 10, & 11 beginning at 8:00 a.m. 
    • Tuesday, May 24, we will hold Math MCAS Retest. Bells will be off. 
    • Wednesday, May 25, we will hold Math MCAS Retest. Bells will be off. 
    • Friday, May 27, grades will close for seniors. 
    • As a reminder, our end-of-the-year important dates document has been updated. Please find this document in the attachments. 

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • Weekly Preparation for 5/15/22

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 5/15/2022
    Good afternoon Diman Community,

    I hope everyone had a great weekend! Let's have a great week!
    • Monday, May 16, is an A Week E Day. 
    • Tuesday, May 17, is an A Day due to Math MCAS. Bells will be off. 
    • Tuesday, May 17, we will hold at-home test-kit distribution, following our standard process. Reminder details will be provided. 
    • Wednesday, May 18, is an A Day due to Math MCAS. Bells will be off. 
    • As a reminder, our end-of-the-year important dates document has been updated, including our student picture dates. Please find this document in the attachments. 
    • Please get help if you need it. All teachers stay after school at least one day per week. 
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • Weekly Preparation for 5/1/22

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 5/1/2022
    Good afternoon Diman Community,

    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!! Thank you to all of our outstanding educators and staff who believe in every student's ability, potential, and learning capacity. Their efforts this year, and every year, deserve recognition. They exemplify the Diman Difference, and we are lucky to have them. I hope everyone had a great weekend! Let's have a great week!
    • Write a thank-you note to your teacher this week. View the attachment or click here: Diman Teacher Appreciation 2022 (google.com)
    • Monday, May 2, is a B Week D Day. 
    • Advanced Placement exams are set to begin Monday, May 2. Bells will be off for the exam. Please do not enter the auditorium. Attached, please find the AP exam schedule. 
    • Tuesday, May 3, will be student test-kit distribution. We will follow our standard student distribution procedure. We will send a reminder email. 
    • Thursday, May 5, we will hold our Job Fair for all seniors and juniors who registered. 
    • We will be hosting a community-wide Wellness Fest at Diman on Saturday, May 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please view the attachment and join us - all are welcome. 
    • As we approach class trips, prom, graduation, and grade-level promotion, please understand that if you are failing core courses or have outstanding detentions/Saturday School, you will be in jeopardy of not attending/graduating/being promoted. 
    • Mid-semester II grades are posted. Please get help if you need it. All teachers stay after school at least one day per week. 
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • Weekly Preparation for 4/24/22

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 4/24/2022
    Good afternoon Diman Community,

    I hope this email finds you well-rested and having enjoyed April Break! Let's have a great final week of April!
    • Monday, April 25, is a B Week F Day. 
    • Wednesday, April 27, we will hold a Katie Brown Assembly for grades 9, 10, & 11. 
      • Grade 9 shop students: 8:00 a.m.
      • Grade 10 shop students: 9:00 a.m.
      • Grade 11 shop students: 10:00 a.m
    • There is no school for students on Friday, April 29, and professional development for staff. 
    • Our "Life Ready: Are You Ready?" grade 12 student and parent symposium is this Saturday, April 30. Please view the attachment and feel free to join!
    • We will be hosting a community-wide Wellness Fest at Diman on Saturday, May 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please view the attachment and join us - all are welcome. 
    • As we approach class trips, prom, graduation, and grade-level promotion, please understand that if you are failing core courses or have outstanding detentions/Saturday School, you will be in jeopardy of not attending/graduating/being promoted. 
    • Mid-semester II grades are posted. Please get help if you need it. All teachers stay after school at least one day per week. 
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • Weekly Preparation for 4/10/22

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 4/10/2022
    Good morning Diman Community,

    Four days until April Break! Let's have a great week!
    • Monday, April 11, is an A Week B Day.
    • Mid-semester II grades are posted in ASPEN. CHECK YOUR GRADES! Make sure you ask for help if needed. It is crunch time.
    • Monday, April 11, we will hold a training for our upcoming Job Fair for seniors in A week. Juniors, who have signed up for the event, will also attend. Students will report to the auditorium at 9:00 a.m. 
    • Tuesday, April 12:
      • 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: BCC Admissions Palooza. This event is for any senior planning to attend Bristol Community College in fall of 2022. There are 84 spots available, and appointments will be held all day in the library. Students will be walked through the initial stages of college enrollment and will be able to meet with an admissions counselor, financial aid representative, and a placement test coordinator. Once students sign-up on the Google form, I will assign them an appointment time.
      • 2:20 p.m.: Student test kit distribution (we will send reminder details tomorrow)
    • Wednesday, April 13, is an 11:58 a.m. dismissal for students.
    • Thursday, April 14: Katie Brown student assembly for students in shop.
      • Grade 9 shop students: 8:00 a.m. 
      • Grade 10 shop students: 9:00 a.m. 
      • Grade 11 shop students: 10:00 a.m. 
    • Friday, April 15, there will be no school in observance of Good Friday.
    • A shout-out to our Theater Arts program for an amazing performance this weekend. Their play, "Stirred, Not Shaken," has one remaining show time, today, at 3:00 p.m.!
    • We held a fun and well-attended Boys Soccer Cornhole Tournament at Diman this weekend. Great job, coaches and players!
    • Serving our community remains in Diman's DNA. Great job, Electronics students! What a cool project that will reach Greater Fall River's children for generations! Herald News article.
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • Weekly Preparation for 4/3/22

    Posted by A on 4/3/2022
    Good afternoon Diman Community,
    Happy April! Let's have a great week!
    • Monday, April 4, is an A Week C Day.
    • Friday, April 8, from 7:45 a.m. - 12:28 p.m., we will hold the AP Statistics mock exam.
    • Friday, April 8, we will hold a 12:28 p.m. dismissal. 
    • Friday – Sunday, our Theater Club will perform "Stirred, Not Shaken." Looking forward to this!
    • College acceptances are rolling in! Find our list of college bound students here: Profiles / College Acceptances 2022 (dimanregional.org)
    • Attached, please find the communication from Liberty Utilities. Liberty expects to complete approximately 21 miles of pipe replacement, with 18.5 miles of pipe being replaced in the City of Fall River. Work is scheduled to begin on April 4 in several Fall River neighborhoods, which are highlighted in the attachment. 
    • A reminder regarding our Student Safety Tip-Line: please report it if you see concerning behavior. 
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • Weekly Preparation for 3/27/22

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 3/27/2022
    Good afternoon Diman Community,

    Great job to all of our sophomore students on the ELA MCAS! Keep working hard this spring in preparation for the Math MCAS in May.
    Let's have a great week!

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • Weekly Preparation for 3/21/22

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 3/20/2022
    Good afternoon Diman Community,

    Please read the message below regarding reminders pertinent to our MCAS Exam this week. Let's have a great week!
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal

    MCAS message

    MCAS Days- A days
    Tuesday, March 22, A day- MCAS ELA Session 1
    Wednesday, March 23, A day- MCAS ELA session 2
    Thursday, March 24 E day

    To Do List- Students

    • All Sophomores- Night before test-  Get a good night’s rest and charge your Chromebook.  
    • All Sophomores- Day of MCAS
      • Bring Chromebook
      • Bring backpack & cell phone to locker.
      • Report to gymnasium for snack between 7:30 and 745 am.
      • Report to assigned testing room at announcement.  If you have forgotten your room, ask an adult in the gymnasium to assist.
      • Follow instructions from proctor
    • Juniors in academics- report to shop for periods 1-3.  Dress in shop uniform
    • Seniors in academics- report to shop for attendance and then immediately report to the auditorium.
    • Freshmen report to regularly scheduled shop or academics.  Any room changes will be announced by teacher the day before.
    • All Students - wait for the announcement to move to period 4.  Sophomores needing more time to test will transition to the auditorium.
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  • Weekly Preparation for 3/13/22

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 3/13/2022

    Good morning Diman Community,

    The long-awaited mask optional date of March 14 is tomorrow! Along with this transition, there are several pertinent topics students and staff must understand (UPDATED).

    • Masks in school: Optional. 
      • The entire Diman Community should respect others' personal choices. Belittling, questioning, or targeting others who wear or do not wear masks will be disciplined. 
    • Masks on school buses: Optional.
    • Students and staff must wear masks in the nurse's office. Students and staff must wear masks if returning to schools days 6-10 after testing positive for COVID-19 and a five-day quarantine.
    • Student Lunches: One location - Student Cafeteria.

    Student Lunch Reminders

    Attached, please find our updated bell schedule. The only change is that there are no longer two lunch locations. 

    • Video explaining lines, seats, courtyard, etc.: https://youtu.be/WV152lcDsRI
    • NO SAVING SEATS
    • The dish room is operational. There will be trays and plates. All students must return their trays, plates, and silverware to the dish room after they are done eating. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE BELL
      • You must clean up after yourself. Make sure all garbage is thrown out in the barrels near the door. If trash is left behind, you will receive discipline. 
    • Students will be able to purchase additional lunch options in the lunch line. The vending machines are operational and filled. You can only access them during lunch hours.
    • If you go outside to the courtyard, you must leave your bags on the tables at the entrance. 

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal

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  • Weekly Preparation for 3/6/22

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 3/6/2022
    Good morning Diman Community,

    I hope everyone is having a great weekend! As a reminder, our Diman PTO is holding its annual mattress fundraiser until 5:00 p.m. today!
    • Monday, March 7, is an A Week E Day.
    • Wednesday, March 9, is an 11:58 a.m. dismissal for students.
    • Thursday, March 10, we will hold our MCAS infrastructure trial. We must do this in preparation for MCAS. This will most likely last the extent of period 1. Students will follow their typical A Day schedules after period 1. 
      • Thursday will be an A Day because of our infrastructure trial. All MCAS days will be A Days. 
      • Freshmen will follow their normal schedule. 
      • Sophomores will report to their testing location. Please charge and remember your Chromebooks!
      • Juniors in academics will report to shop (sophomore educator supervises). 
      • Seniors in academics will report to the auditorium. 
    • Pertinent MCAS dates:  
      • Tuesday, March 22 (A Day) and Wednesday, March 23 (A Day)- MCAS ELA Session 1 & 2 for sophomores
    • We will hold student assemblies in the auditorium again this week:
      • Tuesday, March 8 - 8:00 a.m.: Grade 10 students in shop (wait for announcement)
      • Wednesday, March 9 - 8:00 a.m.: Grade 11 students in shop (wait for announcement)
      • Thursday, March 10 - 8:00 a.m.: Grade 12 students in academics (wait for announcement)
      • Friday, March 11 - 8:00 a.m.: Grade 9 students in shop (wait for announcement)
    Let's have a great week!

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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