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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 1/29/23

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 1/29/2023

    Good afternoon!

    February is already upon us - this year is moving quickly! Please continue to check your grades, ask for help when needed, and think before making decisions. Let's have a great week!

    Weekly Preparation

    • Monday, January 30, is an A Week F Day.
    • Monday, January 30, at 8:00 a.m., we will hold an assembly for seniors in academics regarding important end-of-the-year dates and deadlines. Teachers will escort students to the auditorium when an announcement is made. 
    • Monday, January 30, we will hold an assembly for all juniors to discuss the class trip (Six Flags!) and the requirements to attend. Juniors should go to sixth period, and teachers will escort students to the auditorium when an announcement is made. 
    • Tuesday, January 31, we will hold a post-secondary planning presentation for B-week (shop) juniors at 8:00 a.m. in the auditorium.
    • Tuesday, January 31, we will hold virtual math tutoring from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sign-up here: https://forms.gle/MGAeEk1B3VKDCMJDA
    • Wednesday, February 1, we will hold a drop-in event in Room 251 from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Our Mental Health Team is hosting an opportunity for students to come together and connect with other students or teachers. A formal invitation will be sent to all students. Students who attend can utilize the late bus (link below). 
    • Congratulations to all freshmen on their shop placements. Freshmen should be in shop uniform by March 6. To order uniforms, visit the school store webpage, and click the shop uniforms tab: https://www.dimanstore.org/
    • Students failing a class have multiple opportunities to improve their grades and get extra help. Please remember after-school teacher help, EXTENDS after-school support in the library, and late buses Monday-Thursday. 
    • Have a question? Ask here: https://www.dimanregional.org/familyconnection 

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal

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  • Weekly Preparation for 1/22/23

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 1/22/2023

    Good evening!

    I hope you had a great weekend! Let's have a great week!

    Weekly Preparation

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal

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  • Weekly Preparation for 1/15/23

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 1/15/2023

    Good morning!

    Join me in honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. His leadership, words of wisdom, and selflessness helped inspire millions to take action and redefine American society through the civil rights movement. “The time is always right to do what is right.”

    Weekly Preparation

    Andrew D. Rebello

    Assistant Superintendent-Principal

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  • Weekly Preparation for 1/8/23

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 1/8/2023

    Good morning!

    Thank you for a great start to 2023! Let's keep it going!

    Weekly Preparation

    • Monday, January 9, is an A Week A Day.
    • Wednesday, January 11, we will hold virtual math tutoring from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sign-up here: https://forms.gle/JUFCb7tvfJT7X7rh7
    • Congratulations to all freshmen on their shop placements. Freshmen should be in shop uniform by March 6. To order uniforms, visit the school store webpage, and click the shop uniforms tab: https://www.dimanstore.org/
    • As we strive to provide the best school experience for our students, we would like all students to complete the following survey regarding school lunches! The deadline to complete the survey is January 31. If students complete the survey, their names will be entered into a raffle to win Diman swag prizes! Lunch Survey
    • All students received a free pair of safety glasses. If students lose their safety glasses, replacement glasses will cost $3 in the main office. 
    • Students failing a class have multiple opportunities to improve their grades and get extra help. Please remember after-school teacher help, EXTENDS after-school support in the library, and late buses Monday-Thursday. 
    • Have a question? Ask here: https://www.dimanregional.org/familyconnection 

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal

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  • Weekly Preparation for 1/1/23

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 1/1/2023

    Good afternoon!

    Happy New Year! The new calendar year always provides an excellent opportunity to reflect on the past year and, at the same time, look toward the year ahead with goals in mind. From a professional perspective, last year, we vowed to accelerate student learning and address academic and vocational gaps caused by the pandemic and hybrid learning. The result? One of the highest MCAS accountability scores for vocational schools in the state. Additionally, we have soared past pandemic co-op numbers, already placing over 200 students at cooperative education jobs this year. Last year, we vowed to continue providing mental health support for students. The results? Numerous social-emotional groups, counseling opportunities, and outside agency partnerships. Our discipline and behavior numbers are outpacing 2019 data. 

    I genuinely believe in our mission, the daily academic and vocational instruction, and the life-ready skills we try to impart to our students. I tell our students constantly, "if you attend & graduate from Diman, your life will be better because of it." Our goals for 2023 remain in line with this sentiment and a strong focus on our student's academic, vocational, and personal growth. Initiatives and programs set to roll out in the new year will attempt to continue providing a world-class education while simultaneously reviewing and reflecting on our areas of opportunity and growth.Let's have the best year ever!

    Weekly Preparation

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal

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  • Weekly Preparation for 12/18/22

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 12/18/2022

    Good afternoon!

    Let's finish this year off strong! The first semester ends on December 22. Semester 1 report cards will be available in ASPEN after January 6.

    Weekly Preparation

    • Monday, December 19, is a B Week D Day.
    • Thursday, December 22, we will hold an 11:58 a.m. dismissal for students.
    • Winter break will be from Friday, December 23, to Monday, January 2. Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 3.
    • Diman is revamping and bolstering our student lunch options!!
      • Line A (the line in the hallway) and C (inside the student cafeteria) will be dedicated to an alternate meal line.
      • Lines B (inside the student cafeteria) will offer the main menu item.
        • Please check the lunch menu daily. https://www.dimanregional.org/lunch
        • The goal is to make more meals from scratch and offer more alternative meals to appeal to our students and fit in line with the National School Lunch Program.
    • Students failing a class have multiple opportunities to improve their grades and get extra help. Please remember after-school teacher help, EXTENDS after-school support in the library, and late buses Monday-Thursday.
    • Have a question? Ask here: https://www.dimanregional.org/familyconnection

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal

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  • Weekly Preparation for 12/11/22

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 12/11/2022

    Good afternoon!

    Let's finish this year off strong! Tomorrow marks the last cycle/week change of 2022. The first semester ends on December 22.

    Weekly Preparation

    • Monday, December 12, is a B Week E Day.
    • Tuesday, December 13, we will hold our Annual Fall Sports Banquet in the auditorium at 6:00 p.m. (rescheduled)
    • Wednesday, December 14, we will hold retake yearbook photos for B Week seniors at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium. 
    • Thursday, December 15, we will hold free virtual Math tutoring between 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/wQPo5FPur5fzLbux5
    • Thursday, December 15, the Theater Arts Club will hold Karaoke Night in the auditorium at 6:00 p.m.!
    • Diman is revamping and bolstering our student lunch options!!
      • Starting on Monday, December 12, Line A (the line in the hallway) will be dedicated to an alternate meal line
      • Lines B and C (inside the student cafeteria) will offer the main menu item. 
      • Please check the lunch menu daily. https://www.dimanregional.org/lunch
      • The goal is to make more meals from scratch and offer more alternative meals to appeal to our students and fit in line with the National School Lunch Program.
    • Students failing a class have multiple opportunities to improve their grades and get extra help. Please remember after-school teacher help, EXTENDS after-school support in the library, and late buses Monday-Thursday. 
    • Have a question? Ask here: https://www.dimanregional.org/familyconnection 

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal

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  • Weekly Preparation for 12/4/22

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 12/4/2022

    Good morning!

    As a reminder, we will hold our Annual Open House today from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Our Open House is dedicated to showing off our programs and school to current 8th graders considering applying to Diman. However, current students and parents are also welcome! 

    Weekly Preparation

    • Monday, December 5, is an A Week D Day.
    • Tuesday, December 6, Bristol Community College will provide short admissions presentations for interested juniors and seniors. The presentation is at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium and should only last about 45 minutes. Please see your guidance counselor to sign-up. 
    • Tuesday, December 6, we will hold yearbook photos for any A-Week senior student who still needs to take their picture. 
    • Wednesday, December 7, we will hold an 11:58 a.m. dismissal for students. Teachers will be engaging in professional development. 
    • Wednesday, December 7, we will hold free virtual Math tutoring between 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/fniqQhoH6MieHbzw5
    • Wednesday, December 7, we will hold our Annual Fall Sports Banquet in the auditorium at 6:00 p.m.
    • Last week we held grade-level presentations for all students. We review our expectations to ensure students have a successful end to semester one. All students received a COVID-19 test kit which was provided by the Department of Education. 
    • Students failing a class have multiple opportunities to improve their grades and get extra help. Please remember after-school teacher help, EXTENDS after-school support in the library, and late buses Monday-Thursday. 
    • Have a question? Ask here: https://www.dimanregional.org/familyconnection 


    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal

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  • Weekly Preparation for 11/27/22

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 11/27/2022

    Good Afternoon Diman Community!

    I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving! We have four weeks until our December break and the end of the 1st-semester. Students must view their grades and speak with teachers if they are failing. The 1st-semester report cards will be here soon!

    Sunday, December 4, we will hold our Annual Open House from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Our Open House is dedicated to showing off our programs and school to current 8th graders considering applying to Diman. However, current students and parents are also welcome!

    Weekly Preparation

    • Monday, November 28, is an A Week E Day.
    • Tuesday, November 29, we will hold free virtual Math tutoring between 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/NnwuLsFgLyRGa6nAA
    • Tuesday, November 29, we will hold grade-level student assemblies. An announcement will be made for teachers to escort their classes to the auditorium. 
      • 8:00 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.: Class of 2026 (Freshmen) Academic and Shop students
      • 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Class of 2025 (Sophomores) Academic and Shop students
    • Wednesday, November 30, we will hold grade-level student assemblies. An announcement will be made for teachers to escort their classes to the auditorium. 
      • 8:00 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.: Class of 2024 (Juniors) Academic and Shop students
      • 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Class of 2023 (Seniors) Academic students only
    • Friday, December 2, will be a 12:28 p.m. dismissal for students. Attached, please find the bell schedule for this day. 
    • Breakfast lines: the hallway waiting line will be closed in the morning. We will utilize the two inside lines. Please line up as you usually do for lunch. 
    • Students failing a class have multiple opportunities to improve their grades and get extra help. Please remember after-school teacher help, EXTENDS after-school support in the library, and late buses Monday-Thursday. 
    • Have a question? Ask here: https://www.dimanregional.org/familyconnection 

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal

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  • Weekly Preparation for 11/20/22

    Posted by Andrew Rebello on 11/20/2022

    Good Morning Diman Community!

    I hope you all are enjoying the weekend. As we have said on numerous occasions, your decisions have real-world implications. Students who decide to fight, make false threats, or partake in other detrimental behavior, will be subject to school discipline and FRPD felony charges. Please seek out Diman counselors, teachers, or administrators at any time. Diman staff members are here to help every step of the way. Let's have a great (short) week!

    Weekly Preparation

    • Monday, November 21, is a B Week B Day.
    • Monday, November 21, we will hold free virtual Math tutoring between 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sign up for a time here: https://forms.gle/NK1VL16PTiyYgRpQ9
    • Wednesday, November 23, we will be an 11:00 a.m. dismissal.
      • Breakfast will be served. 
      • Lunch will not be served. 
      • Buses will run as normal at 11:00 a.m. 
      • There will be no after-school activities. 
    • Wednesday, November 23, we will hold Pep Rally on the Diman Football Field. Dress WARM! Wait for the announcement to be escorted to the field. Please see separate emails for more details. 
    • Breakfast lines: the hallway waiting line will be closed in the morning. We will utilize the two inside lines. Please line up as you usually do for lunch.
    • Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, there will be no school in observance of Thanksgiving. I remain thankful to serve our Diman community as the Assistant Superintendent-Principal. I hope you all enjoy time with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal

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