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

  • 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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  • Weekly Preparation for 3/28/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 3/28/2021
    We hope our entire school community is having a restful and safe weekend. As you know, tomorrow, March 29, we embark on another phase of our reopening plan. Please review the attached plan and all details in prior communication, on your desktop in a file named Reopening, or visit https://www.dimanregional.org/reopen
     
    • Cohort A1 and A2 will be in-person for shop.
      • Freshmen Cohort B1 will be in-person for academics. (B week, D day)
      • Special Cohort B1 will be in-person for academics.
    • Thursday, April 1, mid semester 2 grades are due for seniors.
    • Thursday, April 1, we will hold our Spring Advisory from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Friday, April 2, there will be no school and the building will be closed in observance of Good Friday.

     
    In order for our students and our school to have a successful end to this school year, we need every student, parent, teacher, and staff member to do their part. All members of this community must practice social distancing, mask-wearing, and proper hand hygiene. The only way we will be able to continue to bring more students back for in-person learning is the safety measures taken on a daily basis.
     

    • If you have any questions related to COVID or procedures, please contact the nurses office: nurses@dimanregional.org
    • If you have been in contact with any positive COVID-19 case, you must stay home. 
    • If you have any symptoms related to COVID-19, please contact the school and STAY HOME.
      • Fever or chills
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea
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  • Weekly Preparation for 3/21/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 3/21/2021
    Please watch this video explaining the next few weeks in further detail:
     
    Good morning Diman Community,
     
    As the Assistant Superintendent-Principal and on behalf of the School Board and Administration, I am proud of every student, parent, teacher, and staff member for their resilience, adaptability, patience, and fortitude this school year. We have proven that no matter the circumstance or location, high-quality educational excellence will not be denied at Diman. More changes are on the horizon, let's prevail together. 
     
    In-depth and comprehensive details will be provided this week along with a parent and student forum. Based on the most recent directives from the Department of Education, Diman has been preparing for a full in-person reopening in May. In order to follow a phased-in approach and to acclimate all stakeholders for a full in-person return, we will start bringing back more students on Monday, March 29:
     
    Please understand, we are using our student's current model (hybrid or remote) over the next few weeks. The recent survey data will not be used until May. 
     
    March 29:
     
    1. Full return for vocational programs (both cohorts)
      • Example: Cohort A1 & A2 in-person shop (all grade levels) starting Monday, March 29.
      • Example: Current Hybrid students will return for both weeks of shop as opposed to one; current remote students will remain remote.
    2. Freshman (hybrid) return to academics based on the cohort for one week.
      • Cohort B1: in-person academics for freshmen starting March 29. Remote academics week of April 5.
      • Cohort B2: remote week of March 29. Week of April 5, in-person for academics.
      • Freshmen who are remote will remain remote.
      • All other grade levels remain remote for academics. If students in other grade levels are in-person for academics, they will remain coming in for those days.
    We recognize this preliminary report does not answer every question about our first phased reopening. In order to prepare all our Community: 
    • Tuesday, March 23: Diman will release the full report and details. A form will be provided to ask any questions students or parents have.
    • Thursday, March 25: Virtual parent and student forum at 6:00 p.m. Link will be sent via email this week. We will also release a recorded video for those parents and students unable to attend.
     Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • Weekly Preparation for 3/14/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 3/14/2021
    Good afternoon Diman Community,
     
    I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. As we push forward toward the spring, we need all students to check their grades, missing assignments, and attendance. Students who are failing core classes or have not completed Credit Recovery or Saturday Schools will not graduate or be promoted. The time is now to reach out for assistance – we are here to help. Let’s finish this school year strong.
    • Cohort B2 will be in-person for shop.
    • All parents must complete the survey regarding the new state mandate for schools to return to in-person learning. The survey must be completed by next Friday.
    • The Health & Safety Committee will use the data from our survey to create a safe, efficient and effective plan to accommodate full in-person learning.
    • Seniors: Last week, you received an about submitting videos for “signing day”. All videos must be submitted by April 9.
    As always, do not hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns.
     
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • Weekly Preparation for 3/7/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 3/7/2021
    Happy Sunday Diman Community!
     
    I hope everyone had a great weekend! Another week awaits, filled with tremendous opportunity and beautiful weather. Let’s have a great week.
    • Cohort A1 will be in-person for shop.
    • IN-PERSON STUDENT IDs: All students in-person this week must be wearing their student ID when walking into the building AND in the hallways. Students who do not have their ID must report to the Administration Office.
    • Wednesday, March 10, will be a remote learning day for all students – no students will be in-person. As we approach the end of the year, please use this time to catch up on missing work or assignments. Please understand, any Credit Recovery or Saturday School sessions remaining on your record to complete will hold you back from graduating or being promoted.
    • Health & Safety Committee (HSC) Update: The (HSC) met this past week to discuss the latest directives and guidance from DESE. The group will be auditing vocational and academic spaces to assess 3ft social distancing compared to 6ft social distancing. We will also be auditing arrival/dismissal and lunch practices. Any school-wide changes will be presented to staff, negotiated with DTA, and approved by School Committee prior to being put into effect. We continue to be guided by the health and safety of students and staff.
    • Good luck to all fall 2 athletes and sports starting this week! Please reach out to your coaches or the athletic director with any questions.
    As always, do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
     
    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal
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  • Weekly Preparation for 2/28/21

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 2/28/2021

    Good afternoon Diman Community,
    The month of March is upon us! There is much to be hopeful for as the light at the end of the tunnel continues to get brighter with each day. Student efforts and resilience are appreciated and noticed. Remember, do your future self a favor - work hard now so it is easier later!

    The fall 2 sports season will be starting this week! Vaccines for educators are right around the corner (as soon as we have the information, we will share). The state has eased restrictions and the push for more students in the building continues.

    Even with these hopeful changes, we must continue to vigorously adhere to social distancing and mask-wearing. We have done an incredible job with this, let’s not trip on the home stretch. Please continue to reach out to your teachers and counselors. We will finish strong.

    • Cohort A2 will be in-person for shop.
    • The Health & Safety Committee will be meeting this week to discuss the most recent happenings and guidance at the state level.
    • In our final few months, we will continue to review student progress as well as attendance and discipline. Several initiatives are being implemented to ensure student accountability as well as providing supports and assistance to students every step of the way.
    • We continue to iron-out learning loss plans as well as mapping out the most pertinent needs for our students moving into the summer and next fall.

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

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal

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