Our Calendar

Monday, November 30, 2020

 Tuesday December 1, 2020

  • 12/1: Sophomore & Junior in Person
  • 12/1: Freshman & Seniors Virtual 
  • 12/1: Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Tater Tots, Corn, Grab and Go Options, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruits. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Aggie Weekly- November 25th

Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:

We hope everyone has a safe and HAPPY THANKSGIVING.  Please be safe and we look forward to seeing you next week.  

MA Holiday Travel Guidance: As we enter the Thanksgiving holiday, please ensure that you stay in compliance with the updated MA travel guidelines for your reference.


Updated COVID Flowchart: The Department of Public Health issued updated quarantine guidance for those who have been exposed to COVID-19. This update permits individuals to leave quarantine earlier if they meet specific conditions. An updated Protocols for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios document will be posted here, and the full DPH guidance can be found here:


In this new guidance, a close contact must remain quarantined for:

  • At least 14 days from the date of last exposure; or

  • At least 10 days, provided all of the following are satisfied:

    • You have not had, and do not have, any symptoms;

    • You are tested on day 8 of your quarantine period or later using a molecular diagnostic test (e.g., polymerase chain reaction (PCR)) to detect the presence of the virus;

    • You receive a negative test result; and

    • You monitor yourself for symptoms for the full 14 days. If you develop symptoms, you should contact your health care provider and be re-tested.

Also, a reminder: Please remember that if a student or staff member tests positive, only close contacts should quarantine. Other students and educators in the classroom should not be instructed to quarantine unless they are confirmed close contacts.  A close contact is defined as only those who have been within 6 feet of distance of the individual for at least 15 minutes while the person was infectious. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s updated “Protocols for responding to COVID-19 scenarios in school, on the bus, or in community settings” guidance will be posted here.         


UPDATE- New Crosswalk: Starting on Thursday, December 3rd (after Thanksgiving holiday), students will be crossing the street at the new crosswalk across from CSE buildings, which will replace the existing crosswalk closer to Keith Hall.  The current crosswalk will be removed on Friday, November 27th.  We will have a police detail on site to assist with students/staff crossing the street.  This is updated from the previous message sent last week.   



FFA

Thank you to all who donated to our very successful food drive! We were able to help many families within our school community and throughout Bristol County. Keep your eyes peeled for the results of donations by majors and for information regarding the toy drive!



Don’t miss out!

 Keep checking the list for updates for scholarship opportunities under FY 20-21 tab.  If you want to use a reference on what was used for scholarships last year, you can consult the FY19-20 (no guarantee that last years scholarships will be available this year)

Click Here to view available scholarships.



Virtual Town Hall: On Tuesday, December 1st at 5:00 pm, we will be hosting another Virtual Town Hall.  The objective of this is to check in and to discuss the holiday/transition/move/MCAS schedule.  There are a lot of moving parts in the next month or so at Bristol Aggie that will require some adjustments to our schedule.  We will be meeting on Tuesday, December 1st at 5:00 pm to discuss our plans and vision.    

  1. Q2 Check-In

  2. Holiday, Transition, & MCAS Schedule

  3. CSE Updates

  4. EXTENDS/After School help (New)

  5. Winter Sports (New)

  6. If you have any other topics/questions that you would like for us to discuss at this meeting as a whole group, please email Mr. Braga (KBraga@bcahs.com).  


MSBA Update:


The Week Ahead

  • Monday, November 30

    • Freshman/Seniors In-Person

    • Sophomores/Juniors Virtual

      • Gym: Sophomores 2nd period

  • Tuesday, December 1

    • Sophomores/Juniors In-Person

    • Freshman/Seniors Virtual

      • Gym: Freshman 2nd period

    • Virtual Town Hall @ 5:00 pm (see above for details)

    • School Building Committee @ 5:00 pm- Keith Hall

    • Board of Trustees Meeting @ 7:00 pm- Keith Hall

  • Wednesday, December 2

    • All students Virtual

    • Gym

      • Juniors 6th period

      • Seniors 7th period

  • Thursday, December 3

    • Freshman/Seniors In-Person

    • Sophomores/Juniors Virtual

  • Friday, December 4

    • Sophomores/Juniors In-Person

    • Freshman/Seniors Virtual

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

 Monday November 30, 2020

  • 11/30: Freshman & Seniors In Person
  • 11/30: Sophomore & Junior Virtual 
  • 11/30: Lunch: Grilled Chicken Sandwich, B.B.Q or Plain, Green Beans, Grab and Go Options, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh & Canned Fruits. 

Friday, November 20, 2020

 Monday 23, 2020

11/23: Freshman & Seniors- In Person

11/23: Sophomore & Juniors- Virtual 

11/23: Lunch: Meatball Sub, French Fries, Corn, Grab and Go Options, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruits. 

Tuesday 24, 2020

11/24: Sophomore & Juniors-In Person

11/24: Freshman & Seniors-Virtual

11/24: Lunch: Meatball Sub, French Fries, Corn, Grab and Go Options, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruits.


Wednesday 25, 2020 

Early Release 11:47 

Schedule for 11/25: 

  • Period 1: 8:10-8:50 (same)

  • Period 2: 9:00-9:40 (same)

  • Period 3: 9:50-10:30 (same)

  • Period 4: 10:35-11:55 (CHANGE)

    • 1st Lunch: 10:30-11:10 (same)

    • 2nd Lunch: 11:20-11:55


Thursday and Friday Thanksgiving Break

Be Safe & Happy Thanksgiving from our Staff to you all.🦃

Aggie Weekly- November 20th

Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:

We hope everyone had a great week.  As a reminder Quarter I ended today and grades will be posted by Monday, November 30th.  If you have any questions about your grades, please contact your teacher.  We hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.  



EXTENDS: We will be once again offering EXTENDS for students who may need additional support.  We will be offering support both virtually and in-person.  Below is the proposed schedule: 

  • Monday’s: Freshmen and Seniors (both in-person and virtually)

  • Tuesday’s: Sophomores and Juniors (both in-person and virtually)


Stay tuned for more information.  


Virtual Town Hall: On Tuesday, December 1st at 5:00 pm, we will be hosting another Virtual Town Hall.  The objective of this is to check in and to discuss the holiday/transition/move/MCAS schedule.  There are a lot of moving parts in the next month or so at Bristol Aggie that will require some adjustments to our schedule.  We will be meeting on Tuesday, December 1st at 5:00 pm to discuss our plans and vision.    

  1. Q2 Check-In

  2. Holiday, Transition, & MCAS Schedule

  3. CSE Updates

  4. If you have any other topics/questions that you would like for us to discuss at this meeting as a whole group, please email Mr. Braga (KBraga@bcahs.com).  


We will be hosting a Zoom meeting (see how you can access below) only.  We will not be streaming FB live as we have not been exceeding our 100 guests (Zoom limit) capacity.  We will be recording our zoom meeting for anyone who is not available to attend.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (KBraga@bcahs.com).  


  • How to use Zoom

    • Go to. www.zoom.us At the top right of the screen, click "Join a Meeting"

    • You will need the following information to join the meeting:

      • Meeting ID: check email for details

      • Password: check email for details

    • You may be asked to create a username (if you do not have a Zoom account).  This username is what will be displayed during our meeting. 

    • On “Waiting Room” will open at 4:30 pm to help with the transition.  

    • You can enable/disable video when entering the meeting (see below).  

    • Upon entry everyone’s microphone will be muted during the meeting.  Please ensure you are in a quiet room free from background noise (TVs, etc). 

    • If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me: 

    • See below for helpful links


New Crosswalk: Starting on Monday, November 30th (after Thanksgiving holiday), students will be crossing the street at the new crosswalk across from CSE buildings, which will replace the existing crosswalk closer to Keith Hall.  See below. 



Juniors and Sophomore Students - PSAT/NMSQT 

We will be offering the PSAT/NMSQT to sophomore and junior students who are interested on Tuesday, January 26 during the morning hours. This is an opportunity to prepare students for taking a future SAT test which may be required for admissions to some colleges/universities. For those students who may have already taken it last year - they are not required to take it again but they may do so if they would like. Only Junior students taking the test will be entered into the National Merit Scholarship competition -you can find more information here.  

While we are unsure of how things will progress during the school year and with COVID developments - we are still aiming to host it and would like for those to sign up using the Google Form linked below. Your student may have already signed up to take it so please check with your student first. The cost for the PSAT/NMSQT is $17 dollars and we would prefer cash payment delivered to Mrs. Dias in Student Services by Friday, December 4th to reserve a spot. 

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

 

Some quick info about the PSAT/NMSQT:

 



In the Classroom

  • Small Animal Science: Small Animal students were feeding the Geico by hand to ensure they were eating.  


  • Ag Mechanics: Sophomore students rebuilding their small engines.  


  • Arbor: Mr. Cook's sophomore arbor students using the new climbing lab. #BAPride

  • Large Animal Science: Ms. Gagne's sophomore Equine Science class learned to care for tack, put bridles together, and label anatomical structures of the horse. #BAPride

  • Small Animal Science: Feeding time for Dumpling the Iguana. #BAPride


  • Flori: Ursula and Madison are junior Flori students made these beautiful arrangements to send home to two lucky staff members. #BAPride


Bristol Aggie Family Tradition: Brian Thornhill Class of 2024, resident of Bridgewater, stands with Bristol Aggie “Tiller” yearbooks from the 1950s.



 


He proudly holds a photo of his grandfather John “Jack” Thornhill, a member of the class of 1955. In the background is a photo of his great Uncle Doug Thornhill, a member of the class of 1958. Brian beamed delight upon viewing these photos of his relatives; he proudly carries on the Bristol Aggie legacy!


Animal Science & Library Media

Mrs. Noel and Mrs. Moriarty recently participated in a author webinar/crowdcast for the brand new book, Big Kibble.  The book by Shawn Buckley and Dr. Oscar Chavez researches the dog food business and discusses safer, more nutritious ways to feed your pet. The publishers sent Mrs. Noel a free advanced copy when she shared that our school delves into this topic in our curriculum. We love opportunities such as this.

Pictured above are Mrs. Moriarty with animal science students Valerie and Destiney, Mr. Surdi’s dog, Biscuit, and Mrs. Noel.


MSBA Update

This week’s #RealityvsRendering.  They are finishing up the sidewalk in order to prepare for the new crossing walk/light that will be in place after the Thanksgiving break. 





The Week Ahead

  • Monday, November 23

    • Freshman/Seniors In-Person

    • Sophomores/Juniors Virtual

      • Gym: Sophomores 2nd period

  • Tuesday, November 24

    • Sophomores/Juniors In-Person

    • Freshman/Seniors Virtual

      • Gym: Freshman 2nd period

  • Wednesday, November 25- All students Virtual- Early Release

    • Period 1: 8:10-8:50 (same)

    • Period 2: 9:00-9:40 (same)

    • Period 3: 9:50-10:30 (same)

    • Period 4: 10:35-11:55 (CHANGE)

      • 1st Lunch: 10:30-11:10 (same)

      • 2nd Lunch: 11:20-11:55

    • Happy Thanksgiving

  • Thursday, November 26 - No School

  • Friday, November 27 - No School



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