Assistant Superintendent-Principal's Page

  • Mr. Rebello with students and staff

    As the Assistant Superintendent-Principal and on behalf of the School Board and Administration, I am honored to welcome the Diman community to the 2020-2021 school year. We are set to embark on the most important school reopening and year in history. Never has resilience, preparation, empathy and patience been more important.
     
    The COVID era of education has forced us to pivot, think differently, innovate and recreate. It does not come without anxiety, stress, and uncertainty. It is a complete shift from our traditional educational practices. We must work together, stick together, and together, we will prevail. I, along with our Administration, am committed to providing the tools to empower our educators to continue to provide what this community has come to expect from Diman, a world-class education for students. No matter the location or learning model, we will not waver from this commitment and standard of excellence.
     
    I look forward to navigating the next several months together. We are committed to making sure that every child and staff member is fully supported, engaged, and safe as we embark on 2020-2021. I remain honored and humbled to serve as your Assistant Superintendent-Principal.
     
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Assistant Superintendent-Principal's Blog

  • Weekly Preparation for 6/20/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 6/20/2021
    Good morning Diman Community,
     
    Happy Father's Day! I hope everyone is having an enjoyable long weekend. Two days remain in the most challenging year of our academic lives. Let's finish strong!
    • Monday, June 21, is a B Week C Day.
    • Monday, June 21, grades are due for all students.
    • Monday, June 21, is an 11:58 a.m. dismissal for students (Period schedule attached).
    • Tuesday, June 22, is an 11:00 a.m. dismissal for students (Period schedule attached). 
    • All students final grades will be updated in ASPEN by Tuesday.
    • On Monday and Tuesday, student breakfast will be held in the student cafeteria only. On Monday, we will run our normal lunch location following the early dismissal lunchtimes. There will be no lunch served on Tuesday.
    • All students who received a school-issued Chromebook will keep this device over the summer. Specific communication will be sent to students detailing usage, liability, and other pertinent information regarding their responsibility for the device. 
    • If you have failed a core academic class or shop related, you will be required to attend summer school to be promoted to the next grade level. Please look out for a mailing and email later this week.
    • We will be releasing summer school acceleration academies and credit recovery opportunities to students over the next week.
    • We had numerous student compete and place at the Massachusetts Division 2 Track Championship over the weekend. Congratulations! Our softball and baseball teams will hold home playoff games on Monday. Let’s go Bengals!


    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent/Principal
    Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School
    508-678-2891 ext. 1210

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  • Weekly Preparation for 5/31/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 5/31/2021
    Good afternoon Diman Community,
     
    I hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day. Today, we honor the men and women of our armed services and our fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Let us remember those who have served to protect our nation. Diman reverently considers the sacrifices made for our freedom and will ensure it is taught properly in our classrooms. 
     
    • Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 1 (Happy June), is an A Week C Day.
    • Please check your grades to ensure you are in good standing. Students who have detentions, Credit Recoveries, or Saturday School left at the end of the school year will not be promoted to the next grade level.
    • Thursday, June 3: Senior sign out (football field)
      • A Week Students: 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
      • B Week Students: 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
      • Rain date - June 4th
    • Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior class events are coming within the next few weeks! More details will be shared by class advisors. 
     
    Let’s have a great week!
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  • Weekly Preparation for 5/23/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 5/23/2021
    Hello Diman Community,
     
    I hope everyone is having a great weekend and enjoying this weather! As a reminder, we are switching to one-week cycles for the remainder of the school year. With summer approaching, it is imperative that we finish this school year strong. Please speak with each of your teachers to ensure your grades are in good standing.
     
    • B week students will be in academics this week.
    • A week students will be in shop this week.
    • Morning drop-off reminder: If you are dropping your student off, please do not park in faculty spots. Please arrive early to drop off your student to prevent a back-up at the entrance.
    • We are incredibly proud of our senior class! Once a Diman Bengal, always a Diman Bengal. Look at our Senior Lawn Sign Day! https://www.facebook.com/dimanbengals
     
    I look forward to seeing everyone again this week. Our first week with all of our in-person students was an absolute success. Let’s continue to make the most of each day!
     
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • Weekly Preparation for 5/16/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 5/16/2021
    Hello Diman Community,

    The time is here! Tomorrow, Monday, May 17, we return all students who have selected the full in-person learning model! By now, all students and parents should know how the morning arrival, hallway transitions, lunch, and dismissal works. We are continuing to follow our same processes. Important notes for tomorrow:
    • Monday is A Week – D Day.
    • Arrive early! Students who receive a ride to school - please exit the car and wait by door 41 as soon as you are safely able to. Doors will not open until 7:25 a.m. The weather will be beautiful all week, please arrive early to prevent backup or tardiness.
    • Students must report directly to their shop or first-period academic class. Breakfast will be held in the cafeteria for those riding the bus and the auditorium for student drivers and drop-off.
    • Masks must continue to be properly worn. All students must have their ID to enter the school building.
    • Students who have a Diman issued Chromebook must bring their Chromebook to school. Seniors who have not received a Diman Chromebook should not bring a personal device to school. 
    • Order lunch in advance here: https://www.dimanregional.org/lunch
    • Attached, please find our Reopening PowerPoint for further details!
    • Remote students must continue to log on to each class, all day long.
    • You may have received correspondence from Mare Studios regarding student pictures. We have postponed student pictures until June. The date and times will be forthcoming.
    We can do this! Let’s finish this school year strong. Please take advantage of this opportunity. Be in school every day. Get your grades up. BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF! It has been 429 days since we have had all students in the building. Normalcy is upon us and the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter. Let’s continue to follow all health protocols and we will have a successful end to this school year!

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • Weekly Preparation for 5/9/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 5/9/2021
    Hello Diman Community,
     
    Happy Mother’s Day! Wishing all mothers, grandmothers, and women who love with a mother’s heart a very happy Mother’s Day!
    • Cohort B2, all grade levels, will be in person for academics. Example: If you are currently a hybrid student (in-person shop/co-op, you must attend in-person for academics based on your cohort).
    • Cohort A1 & A2 will be in-person for shop.
      • Students will not be allowed to enter the building until 7:25 a.m. Breakfast will be held in the auditorium (students dropped off) & the cafeteria (students on the bus).
      • Students who would like lunch must pre-order: https://www.dimanregional.org/lunch  Please view your student schedule for your class # and location. 
    • All parents must complete the form that was emailed to register their child as full in-person for full remote starting May 17. The form will close tomorrow morning.
    • May 12 & 13 will be Grade 10 MCAS administration. Only Grade 10 students will be in person. All other grades, shop and academics, will be remote.
    • May 14 will be a full remote day for all students. No students will be in the building.
    • Please view the attachments for further details.
      • Students who received a Chromebook from Diman: please bring them to school. 
      • Seniors who did not receive a Chromebook: do not bring a personal device to school. 

    As always, do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal

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  • New logo

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 5/3/2021
    Dear Diman Community,
     
    It is an honor to present Diman’s new logo created by Peter Mayers, a senior in Graphic Communications. The Graphic Communications Program is crafted to bring students through the process of design creation, from concept to final production. Students are provided with the skills to develop visual designs using the latest software and to produce those designs on industry-standard technology. The Diman crest will live on, however, an official logo has never existed.
     
    We owe the prestigious history and tradition of Diman Regional to be represented in a logo that is dynamic, relevant, and strikes a balance between legacy and innovation. This rebranding effort, spearheaded by Peter Mayers, shows the creativity and passion of our students.
     
    “I wanted to design something that will represent Diman for years to come; that is different and will stand out from other schools. This logo is energetic and active. Its focuses on inspiring motivation, courage, and passion. This design will be used for athletics and serve as the official logo/mascot for Diman” – Peter Mayers.
     
    Diman Bengals Primary Logo   Diman Bengals Face-only Logo                  
     
     
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
    Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School
    508-678-2891 ext. 1340
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  • Weekly Preparation for 5/2/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 5/2/2021
    Good morning Diman Community,
     
    I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather! It is providing positive energy as we look to finish this school year strong. Change will be a constant over the next few weeks. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions. We are in this together and here for you every step of the way. 
    • Cohort B1, all grade levels, will be in person for academics. Example: If you are currently a hybrid student (in-person shop/co-op, you must attend in-person for academics based on your cohort).
    • Cohort A1 & A2 will be in-person for shop.
      • Students will not be allowed to enter the building until 7:25 a.m. Breakfast will be held in the auditorium (students dropped off) & the cafeteria (students on the bus).
      • Students who would like lunch must pre-order: https://www.dimanregional.org/lunch Please view your student schedule for your class # and location. 
    • Video breakdown and explanation of our next phase: Next Phase of Return
    • May 6 & 7 will be Grade 10 MCAS administration. Only Grade 10 students will be in person. All other grades, shop and academics, will be remote.
    • Please view the attachments for further details.
      • Students who received a Chromebook from Diman: please bring them to school. 
      • Seniors who did not receive a Chromebook: do not bring a personal device to school. 
    • Student expectations will be fully enforced.
      • Masks must be worn properly at all times.
      • Every student must be wearing their ID.
      • The dress code will be fully enforced: no ripped jeans, leggings must be worn with a top that reaches fingertip length, etc. 
      • Please view the student handbook for all student expectations.
    • When dropping off students, please ensure that they exit your car when possible to avoid further backup in the main driveway. 
    • As we approach the end of the year and bring back our students, we hope to celebrate our students with safe and appropriate in-person events. We need the assistance of the entire community to continue to follow health and safety procedures so we finish the school year strong. 
    As always, do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • Weekly Preparation for 4/25/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 4/25/2021

    Hello Diman Community,

    I hope this past week provided the rest, reset and break you all deserve. As we return to school tomorrow, let’s continue to practice the health and safety procedures that have allowed us to have a successful school year. It is vital for every student to check ASPEN or contact their teacher to ensure they are in good standing. Any students who are failing or have outstanding Credit Recovery/Saturday School will not graduate or be promoted to the next grade level. The time is now! Let’s finish strong!

    I implore each member of the Diman Community to review the correspondence released over the break regarding the next phase of our reopening. We will answer all questions and ensure our stakeholders are provided with the tools to empower their success over the next few weeks.

    • Cohort B1 & B2 will be in person for shop.
    • Freshmen Cohort A2 will be in person for academics.
    • Please check ASPEN – mid-term grades have been posted and are up to date.
    • All students who are in person and would like school lunch must order in advance. Please order here: https://www.dimanregional.org/lunch
    • As we make a push toward the end of the year, our student accountability efforts will continue to be enforced. We need your assistance in all aspects of holding our students to a high standard including students making it to school on time. Any student tardy or absent will receive detentions and/or Saturday School if they exceed the allotted limit.
    • Friday, April 30, will be a Professional Day for staff. There will be no school, in-person or remote, for students.
    • There are numerous athletic updates and dismissals this week. Please view the attached document from Mr. Allaire and the Athletic Department.
    • A reminder for parents who drop their children off at school: Please do not park in staff parking spots outside of the gym/auditorium.

    As always, do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal

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  • Weekly Preparation for 4/11/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 4/11/2021
    Good morning Diman,
     
    Five school days until April Vacation! Let's go! Let's finish this week strong!
    • Cohort B1 & B2 will be in person for shop. 
      • Freshmen Cohort A1 will be in person for academics. 
    • Tuesday, April 13, will be the MCAS Infrastructure Trial for all Grade 10 students (please wear shop uniforms). All other grade levels will remain remote (please complete the attendance form by 7:45 a.m.). 
    • In-person student reminder: Students being dropped off in the morning should be dropped off in the main entrance driveway and released at the auditorium/gym entrance door. Please do not use the student parking lot for drop-off. 
    There have been many discussions regarding MCAS at the state level. We are considering different scenarios to administer the MCAS in May for Grade 10 students as well as offer the option to take the test for Grade 11 students. Additionally, after witnessing the success of our latest reopening and the positive effects it has had on student learning, we are also considering phasing in more students for in-person academics before our May 17 full reopening. Much of our decision will be based on the Board of Education vote on April 20. 
     
    As always, do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
     
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • Weekly Preparation for 4/4/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 4/4/2021
    Good afternoon Diman Community,
     
    I hope you had a restful long weekend and had an enjoyable Easter Sunday! As we return many students to the school building tomorrow, please be reminded to symptom check, practice social distancing and mask wearing.
    • Cohort A1 and A2 will be in-person for shop. (all grade levels)
    • Freshmen Cohort B2 will be in-person for academics. All other grade levels will be remote for academics except for special cohort students.
    • For busing, please view the separate email sent last week. Lunch ordering: https://www.dimanregional.org/lunch
    • Wednesday, April 7, will be a full remote learning day for students. No students will be in the building.
    • Thursday, April 8, serves as mid-semester for term two. Please check student grades and any outstanding Credit Recovery or Saturday School.
    Attached, please find our cohort schedule and calendar for your reference. As always, do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
     
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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