School Preparation Plan for 2022-23

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    2022 – 2023 SCHOOL PREPARATION PLAN

    Dear Diman Family,

    The Diman Regional 2022 – 2023 School Preparation Plan aims to cover necessary return-toschool topics. The objective of our School Preparation Plan is to empower students and families. With the appropriate preparation and understanding of school processes, students and families will be set up for a successful start to the school year.

    Contained within, you will find detailed information regarding student transportation, arrival/dismissal processes, class transition, and more. While this Plan may not answer all questions you have regarding the new school year, you will find contact information for school personnel to answer any questions via email or phone.

    This living document 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 Plan may change, our focus on providing students with academic, vocational, and socialemotional 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 positively shape the future and the world.

    The pages that follow will serve as a guide to help navigate the next several months together. We are committed to ensuring that every student is fully supported, engaged, and safe as we embark on 2022-2023. I remain honored to serve as your Assistant Superintendent-Principal.

    Andrew D. Rebello
    Assistant Superintendent-Principal

    Three Guiding Pillars for the 2022 – 2023 School Year

    To effectively implement our goals, our School Improvement Plan addresses three high-level pillars that represent critical areas we will focus on over the next year. 

    1. Safe, Welcoming, and Healthy Environments to Promote Growth and Wellness
    2. Investing in Staff
    3. Engagement and Collaboration 

    2022-2023 School Improvement Plan

    • Implementation based on School Committee approval.  

    Start of the year preparation  

    The Student Experience

    • Opening day of school: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
      • B Week, A Day
      • Students must arrive prior to 7:45 a.m.
      • 11:58 a.m. dismissal 
    • All students will follow the Diman calendar for A & B week cycles and letter days, as normal. 
    • All Diman academic and vocational classes will take place following our normal bell schedule. Daily bell schedules will be emailed and posted on the website. 
    • Wednesday, August 31, 2022: B Week, A Day – 11:58 a.m. dismissal
      • ALL Freshmen Students
        • By 7:45 a.m.- Freshmen: report to the Auditorium 
        • Vocational and Academic Educators will report to each area to escort students to class or shop. 
        • A week students: be prepared for shop
        • B week students: be prepared for academics
      • ALL Grade 10 & 11 Students 
        • By 7:45 a.m. all Grade 10 & 11 Students must report to their respective shop, regardless of week.
        • Students will receive their printed schedule and ID’s.
        • Announcement will be made for: 
          • B week students to report to their first period academic class.
          • A week students will remain in shop and must be dressed appropriately. The Student Experience 
      • ALL Senior Students
        • All seniors must attend school on August 31 and September 1, not their co-op placement. 
        • By 7:45 a.m.- All seniors must report to the gymnasium. Seniors will be escorted to the bleachers for a group picture. 
          • A week students: be prepared for shop 
          • B week students: be prepared for academics 
        • Students will receive their printed schedule and ID’s. 
    • Thursday, September 1, 2022: A Week, A Day – 11:58 a.m. dismissal 
      • ALL Freshmen Students
        • By 7:45 a.m.- Freshmen: A week students report to their first period academic class (check your schedule).  By 7:45 a.m. - Freshmen: B week students report to shop. 
      • ALL Grade 10, 11, & 12 Students 
        • By 7:45 a.m.: A week students report to their first period academic class 
        • By 7:45 a.m.: B week students report to shop
      • All CO-OP students will have a meeting in the gymnasium after school dismissal (12:00 p.m.). 

    11:58 a.m. dismissal schedule

    Student Arrival

    • We will follow our normal student arrival procedures.
      • Students may enter the building starting at 7:00 a.m.
      • All students must report to shop or first period class at 7:30 a.m.
      • Any student who arrives at or after 7:45 a.m. will be considered tardy and will be issued discipline if over the prescribed allowance.
    • Student drivers must park in the student lot and immediately exit their cars to enter the school. All students must have a Diman Parking Decal to park on campus. If you do not have a decal, please see Mrs. LaFlamme in the Administration Office. 
      • Students will be able to obtain Parking Decals on August 23, 24, or 25 from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Administration Office.
    • Student drop offs will take place at door 41 (auditorium/gym) 
    • Student bus arrival will occur at door 22

    Student Breakfast

    • Students who wish to eat breakfast will report to the student cafeteria.
    • Only students who will be eating breakfast will be allowed into the student cafeteria.
    • Chromebook use is prohibited.

    Hallway Transitions

    • Students must stay to the right side when moving from class to class during periods and/or going to the bathroom or office. 
    • Proper hallway decorum is expected. Violations will lead to school discipline.
    • All Diman classes will take place following our normal bell schedule. Daily bell schedules will be emailed and posted on the website. Click here to view the Diman bell schedules

    Student Lunch

    The Academic Student Experience

    Academic Attendance

    • Attendance will be mandatory for all academic classes. Credit recovery and/or attendance failures will be assigned as needed.
    • Tardiness to class will be recorded and disciplined appropriately.

    Course Syllabi 

    • Diman teachers will share course syllabi with students during the first week of school. Students and parents should review all practices, grading expectations, extra help days, etc. within each course syllabus. 
    • Course questions should be emailed directly to course teachers.

    Class Assignments 

    • All course due dates will be assigned by course teachers. Students submitting late work may face point deductions. The Academic Student Experience

    Shop Time Assignments 

    • Shop time assignments will be mandatory for all academic classes ranked at 5.0 credits or above.

    Teacher Extra Help Days

    • All academic teachers will host one extra help day per week. 
    • Teachers will post their extra help days in course syllabi. 
    • After school busing will be available Monday – Thursday. 
    • Our EXTENDS program runs every Tuesday and Thursday with transportation provided. To sign up, students should visit our website and complete the Google form. https://www.dimanregional.org/extends

    Technology

    • All Diman students have been issued Chromebooks. These Chromebooks must be used with a Diman email address. 
    • Academic Supply List: Click here to view!

    The Vocational Student Experience

    Vocational Attendance

    • Attendance will be taken daily and reported to the state as normal. Credit recovery and/or attendance failures will be assigned as needed. 
    • Tardiness will be recorded and disciplined appropriately.

    Teacher Extra Help Days 

    • All vocational teachers will host one extra help day per week.
    • After school busing will be available Monday – Thursday. 
    • Our EXTENDS program runs every Tuesday and Thursday with transportation provided. To sign up, students should visit the Diman website. https://www.dimanregional.org/extends

    Dress Code

    • All students must be prepared in shop uniform. Dress code details and information can be found in the Student Handbook. '

    COVID-19 Isolation and Exposure Guidance

    • Diman will continue to take a comprehensive and informed approach regarding the health and safety of our students and staff. We will follow the latest CDC and Department of Education guidance on matters of COVID-19.
    • There is no mask mandate. As always, any individual who wishes to continue to mask will be supported in that choice. Masks will still be required in the nurse’s office. 
    • Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for at least 5 days. 
      • If they are asymptomatic or symptoms are resolving and they have been fever free without the use of fever-reducing medicine for 24 hours, they may return to programming after Day 5 and should wear a mask through Day 10. 
      • Students who supply a doctor’s note will be medically excused for the days missed.
    • Diman will no longer supply bi-weekly at-home tests. Students who are symptomatic should test and/or visit their physician. The nurses' office will have a small supply of at-home test kits available.

    Transportation and Bus Procedure

    • If you have not signed up for a bus, you must contact Mrs. LaFlamme (jlaflamme@dimanregional.org) and Mr. Zajac (mzajac@dimanregional.org). All students must have a bus sticker to ride the bus.
    • Find the preliminary bus routes here: 2022-2023 Bus Routes
    • Find your bus by looking at the closest cross street to your house. 
    • The school day will end at 2:28 p.m.

    Services and Wraparound Supports

    Diman is dedicated to providing all students not only with a quality academic and vocational experience but to supporting students’ social emotional and mental health. Poor mental health is a barrier to the learning and overall wellbeing of students, and our district will continue providing support services to ensure all students have access to programs and services matched to their strengths and needs.

    During the school year, school-based personnel will utilize a full array of services and programs for our students. 

    • School Adjustment Counselors 
    • Restorative Justice Coordinator
    • Transition Counselor 
    • Outside Counselors & Therapists 
    • Mental Health Team 
    • CloseGap Application 
    • Panorama Survey
    • ASPIRE Program 
    • Student Voice Forums
    • SEL/MH Curriculum 
    • Beacon Alert System

    Diman is dedicated to providing comprehensive academic and vocational support to students. Visit our Student Support Page throughout the year to view all student opportunities. 

    • Teacher Extra Help Days: All teachers stay after school at least one day per week. Teacher extra help days can be found here: https://www.dimanregional.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=2369
    • Math Interventionist: One on one math support services for high-priority identified students. 
    • Peer Tutoring: The Diman Peer Tutoring Program is designed for students to help their peers in academic and vocational classes. Find more information here: https://www.dimanregional.org/Page/4232 
    • EXTENDS: In-person after-school homework and subject help in the library every Tuesday and Thursday. Transportation provided! https://www.dimanregional.org/Page/1352
    • Virtual Tutoring: More information to be released (based on grant funding). 
    • Directed Study Tutor: More information to be released.

    Student and Family Readiness

    Please look out for virtual information sessions regarding our return and additional opportunities to increase engagement! All opportunities will be emailed and posted to our website!

    Stay connected! Families are encouraged to stay up-to-date with the latest school information by visiting the district website, following the district Facebook and Twitter pages, and by making sure your contact information is up-to-date so you can receive phone calls and email notifications from Diman. Our school calendar will continue to be updated as we finalize student schedules! 

    Diman School Calendar: https://www.dimanregional.org/calendar

    Feel free to contact administrators, teachers and counselors. 

    Have a question and not sure who to ask? Click here and ask!

    Please visit our Family Connection webpage containing helpful resources to prepare for a successful school year! 

    Twitter: @dimanbengals & @DimanPrincipal

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dimanbengals & https://www.facebook.com/andrew.rebello.984