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  • 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 10/17/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 10/17/2021
    Promo about Dayjah FernandesGood morning Diman Community,
     
    I hope you are enjoying the weekend! As explained Friday, we pivoted to a Homecoming Bonfire on October 29. Although not ideal, the decision and change were necessary based on input and circumstances. Let's have a great week!

    Weekly Preparation:
    • Monday, October 18, is a B Week F Day. 
    • Students leaving trash and masks on campus will be disciplined. Let's keep our campus clean!!
    • On Tuesday, October 19, we will hold a virtual Exploratory Parent Forum at 6:00 p.m. for all interested freshmen families. We will send the link to the forum to all families on the morning of Tuesday, October 20. For more information, please view the attached flyer
    • On Thursday, October 21, we will hold two virtual forums:
    • We will share Homecoming Bonfire sign-up forms this week. We will share further details regarding our Homecoming Bonfire this week. 
    • I am proud to share a video developed by Project Playhouse in which our student work is highlighted. Projects like this exemplify the Diman Difference. https://youtu.be/OyhN7SeG0wg?t=450
    • Our robust cooperative education program is a vital lever to our Life Ready mission, preparing and connecting our students to their passions and careers. Flipping through a business magazine, and ran into one of our students (pictured on the right). Shaping tomorrow's world, one student at a time…
     
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • Weekly Preparation for 10/10/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 10/10/2021
    Good morning Diman Community,
    I sincerely hope our students, families, and staff had an enjoyable, well-deserved long weekend. Let's have a great week!
    Weekly Preparation:
    • Tuesday, October 12, is an A Week - D Day
    • On Thursday, October 14, we will hold ASVAB testing in the library at 8:30 a.m. Please see Mr. Cain in the Guidance Office for more information. 
    • On Thursday, October 14, there will be a short pre-administration session at 9:00 a.m. for all students who have signed up for the PSAT next weekend. Mrs. Ditata will send an email with more information, including location, before the session. 
    • On Thursday, October 14, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., our new Parent Academy, which is in the development stages, is excited to announce our virtual kick-off event, The Parent Cafe. All parents, guardians, and families are encouraged to attend.
      • The Diman Community can find more information in the attached flyer. We will focus on parent resiliency and everyday issues families are currently experiencing. Spanish translation will be available and can be indicated on the registration form. $200 in Amazon gift cards will be distributed that evening as door prizes!   CLICK HERE to register for this free virtual event!
    • Tomorrow is the final day to have your voice heard regarding Homecoming 2021. Complete this form to vote
    • Diman is committed to connecting our students and school community with the mental health resources they need—both on #WorldMentalHealthDay and every day during the year. Through programs, resources, and Diman staff, we are here to assist students and families maximize their success and well-being. If you would like Mental Health resources or more information, please visit: https://www.dimanregional.org/guidance
    • On Thursday, October 14, there will be a short pre-administration session at 9:00 a.m. for all students who have signed up for the PSAT next weekend. Mrs. Ditata will send an email with more information, including location, before the session. 
    • We have changed the date for our virtual Exploratory Parent Forum. For parents interested in learning more about our exploratory program, please join our virtual forum on Tuesday, October 19, at 6:00 p.m. We will send more information and a link to the event next week. 
    • Diman is excited to offer all eligible students access to a free three-credit college course. This hybrid course, Sociology 101, will run from November 2, 2021- December 14, 2021, and will meet at Diman every Tuesday from 2:45 p.m.- 4:45 p.m. Students interested in learning more about this course should complete the interest form. This form will close on October 20. Please note that enrollment will occur on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority registration will be provided to CAP applicants and participants.
    • Monthly school lunches are posted on the website. For more information, click here.
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • Weekly Preparation for 10/3/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 10/3/2021
    Good morning Diman Community,
    I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend! Let's have a great week!
    Weekly Preparation:
    • Monday, October 4, is A Week - E Day.
    • On Thursday, October 7, at 6:00 p.m., please join the Guidance Department and our Director of Cooperative Education in Room 251 for Post Secondary Planning Night. All are welcome to learn more about the military, college, and career planning.
    • Friday, October 8, will be a 12:28 p.m. dismissal for students. 
    • Parent and family partnerships with Diman are vital to our work and the success of our students. We are committed to growing the collective school partnership efficacy of Diman parents and families. To that end, we are creating a comprehensive and best-in-class virtual Parent Academy. We will share details in the coming months. 
      • Our Parent Academy is excited to announce our virtual kick-off event, The Parent Cafe. All families are welcome for this virtual event on Thursday, October 14, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      • More information can be found in the attached flyer. We will focus on parent resiliency and common struggles families are currently experiencing, and great information will be provided with regards to available community resources. Spanish translation will be available and can be indicated on the registration form. $200 in Amazon gift cards will be distributed that evening as door prizes!   CLICK HERE to register for this free virtual event!
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  • Weekly Preparation for 9/26/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 9/26/2021

    Good morning Diman Community,

    I look forward to another great week as we approach the end of September and the first month of the school year. Thus far, our students are meeting our high academic, vocational, attendance, and behavioral expectations. Our educators are working to accelerate learning, grow students socially and emotionally, and prepare students for life. 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 positively shape the future and the world. Attached, please view a few photos of learning in action!
     
    Weekly updates:
    • TODAY, Sunday, September 26, the Parent Teacher Organization is holding a Car Show at Diman from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. To learn more, click here: https://www.dimanregional.org/calendar#calendar1/20210924/event/13932
    • Monday, September 27, is a B Week - A Day.
    • Tuesday, September 28, at 6:00 p.m. we will hold a virtual Advanced Placement Night for current Advanced Placement (AP) students and families. (see attached flyer)
    • Wednesday, September 29, is an 11:58 a.m. dismissal for students. 
    • We will hold grade-level assemblies this week to review student expectations, school year updates, and more! 
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
     
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  • Weekly Preparation for 9/19/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 9/19/2021
    Good afternoon Diman,
     
    I hope our entire community had the opportunity to rest and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend. Tomorrow, September 20, marks the first cycle change of the 2021-2022 school year. Our first two weeks of academics and shop were phenomenal. Over the past two weeks visiting classrooms and vocational programs, student engagement was evident, passionate teaching and learning were ubiquitous, and the Diman Difference was palpable.
     
    Over the past two weeks, speaking with students and educators alike, I hear the excitement regarding the sense of normalcy that the start of the school year has provided and the passion for teaching and learning expressed. These experiences offer me a bolt of energy that will propel my work throughout the year. And while, as a school community, we must contend with challenges that are prompted by the pandemic, testing our professional will, but strengthening our resolve, I am confident that this school year will be another year of excellence across all domains in the Diman Community.
     
    Last week, the Diman Administration held grade-level assemblies for Grade 9, 10, and 11 students in shop and Grade 12 students in academics. We will meet with the other half of the students from September 28 - October 1. These meetings serve as an opportunity to set our expectations for students and a platform for students to ask questions. We remind our students and parents to review the Student Handbook for all expectations and requirements, including dress code, attendance, and academic/vocational procedures. The Student Handbook is attached. Let's keep the momentum from the first two weeks going!
     
    Weekly Update:
    • Tomorrow, Monday, September 20, will be a B Week - B Day
      • B Week students: report to academics
      • A Week students: report to shop (be prepared with the appropriate vocational dress code)
    • As we continue to prioritize inclusive practices, please be aware of our gender-neutral bathroom locations:
      • The single stall bathroom located outside of the gymnasium.
      • The nurse’s office.
    • September is National School Attendance Month! A fundamental component of our Life Ready mission to prepare students for their future is our strict attendance policy and adherence to being in school every day on time. I am pleased to report that Diman boasts one of the top attendance rates in the state. Still, we strive for continuous improvement, and there is room to improve thus far. Below, please find attendance and tardy rates by class since the first day of school. Great job, freshmen!! Let’s clean up the tardies and unexcused absences!
    Grade
    Abs - Unexcused
    Tardies
    Enrollment
    9th
    (YOG 2025)
    57
    (98.5%)
    27
    371
    10th
    (YOG 2024)
    105
    (97.1%)
    53
    356
    11th
    (YOG 2023)
    103
    (97.0%)
    73
    347
    12th
    (YOG 2022)
    127
    (96.3%)
    87
    346
             
    • Please be reminded of our attendance policy, attached. We continue to encourage students who are sick to stay home and visit the doctor. 
    As always, do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
     
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
    Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School
    508-678-2891 ext. 1340
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  • Weekly Preparation for 9/12/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 9/12/2021
    Good morning Diman Community,

    I am profoundly proud of our students, workforce, families, and our entire school community after a great start to the 2021-2022 school year. Students and families can find this week's updates below!
    • Monday, September 13, is an A Week - F Day.
    • We will hold grade-level assemblies this week to review student expectations, school year updates, and more! 
    • Students are expected to wear their I.D.'s each day. Diman will impose discipline to students who fail to wear their I.D. 
    • Students are expected to wear their masks each day properly. Diman will impose discipline to students who fail to wear their masks properly. 
    • Student attendance is pivotal, especially at the start of the school year. Students with unexcused absences will be meeting with Mr. Zajac and their parents to discuss attendance remediation. 
    • Thank you to all who attended our Welcome Back Cookout! It was great to see our students come together for food, fun, and games!
    As always, do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. Let's have a great week!
     
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • Weekly Preparation for 9/6/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 9/6/2021
    Good afternoon Diman Community,
    I would like to wish the entire Diman family a Happy Labor Day! We hope you have a safe and fun day with family and friends. On this Labor Day, I am grateful for the inspiring educators and staff who lead and grow our students to reach their full potential every day, in and out of the classroom. Thank you to all students and families for a successful start to the school year!
    • Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 7, is an A Week B Day.
      • A Week Students: Academics
      • B Week Students: Shop
    • With all local schools and students now in session, we encourage parents and student drivers to leave early. You must be in your first-period class by 7:45 a.m.
    • Hallway reminder: stay to the right and go directly to class. 
    • Students: be sure you are aware of your 4th-period class each day. You must report to the correct lunch location. 
    • Student & Staff Cookout this Friday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m.! Sign up here.
    Never hesitate to reach out with any questions! Let's have a great week!

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • 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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