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Friday, May 28, 2021

Aggie Weekly- May 28th

Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:

Today was the last full day for seniors as we approach graduation next week.  We were able to host Field Day with the seniors and the juniors were there to cheer them on! Final grades are posted for the seniors and those that met the standard will be participating in our graduation ceremony.  With only a few weeks left of school, we want to remind the rest of our students to stay focused and continue to work hard until all your assignments are completed.  Please enjoy your long weekend.  

REMEMBER THE FALLEN: Remember to take the time this weekend to reflect on those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so we can enjoy our liberties.  We are fortunate to live in a country where so many men and women volunteer to protect these liberties with the understanding that they may have to give their lives to protect their loved ones.  Please be safe this weekend. 

Memorial Day Quiz

See how much you know about Memorial Day with this quiz.


Read more about Memorial Day here at History.com

Chainsaws and Students at Bristol County Agricultural High School- Click here to see the Turn to 10 video clip.  

bristol babble: Click here for this week’s edition

Approved 1:1 Policy (starts September 1st): Click here for the 1:1 policy

Surface GOs will be distributed each summer at Freshman Academy. Any student who does not attend Freshman Academy will need to arrange for a time to pick up the device prior to school starting.  Next year we will be distributing these devices to all students prior to the start of school.  Please stay tuned for a schedule for picking up devices prior to the first day of school on Tuesday, August 31st.   Parents & Students must sign and return the Surface GO agreement form document before the Surface GO can be issued to their child.   

2021 Awards Night: Click here for the recording (Passcode: *A*py2bn)

Graduation Preparation: We are looking forward to hosting the Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, June 3rd at 6:30 pm on the Bristol Aggie Baseball field.  

Field Day 2021: 

BCAHS Graduation Guidelines (updated 5.19.21) for Class of 2021 Graduates & Families


Thursday, June 3rd, (Rain date, Friday, June 4th)



Seniors will line up starting at the Student Commons Entrance at 5:00 PM.


Bristol County Agricultural High School Baseball Field 

Graduation Rehearsal

In order to participate in the Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, June 3rd, you must attend all  graduation rehearsals.  If you will not be in attendance for graduation, please contact Mr. Braga. 

What should the health of attendees be at the time of the event?

Any graduate, their family, school personnel, and others who are feeling sick, are exhibiting any of the following symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell), or have potentially been exposed to someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, should not attend. A potential exposure means having household contact or having close contact (within 6 feet) with an individual with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 for a prolonged period of time (over 15 minutes) while the person is symptomatic or 48 hours before symptoms develop. Persons who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 according to the Centers for Disease Control (e.g., due to age or underlying conditions) should be discouraged from attending the graduation ceremony.  

Who is allowed to attend?

Each graduate will be provided with 4 tickets for immediate family members.  Each ticket will be paired in sections of four chairs.  

Where will immediate family members sit?

UPDATE: Attendees from the same household will be permitted to sit together.  Each family will be spaced at least 3 feet apart. On the baseball field, there will be specific markings to identify designated seats appropriately spaced. Please view the attached Appendix A for a visual of the layout.

How should immediate family members enter the graduation ceremony?

Signage or pavement/ground markings will be posted to have one-way aisles for entering and exiting from the graduation service. 

If a line forms outside of the graduation, those waiting should be directed to maintain social distancing. Ground markings will be laid on the ground outside of the venue in order to maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet. 

Are immediate family members expected to wear face coverings?

UPDATE: Attendees are not required to wear face coverings during the ceremony. We are encouraging social distancing from individuals not in their households as feasible.  Attendees are encouraged to wear face coverings if they are not vaccinated.  

How will the graduates enter?

UPDATE: Graduates will enter how they normally would for graduation and some spacing will be encouraged between graduates. 

Where will graduates sit?

Graduates will be seated approximately 2-3 feet apart on the baseball field.  Please see the attached Appendix A  to see how students will be seated. 

Do graduates need to wear face coverings?

UPDATE: When outdoors, students are not required to wear masks and students should distance as feasible.  

How will graduates receive their diplomas?

Graduates will walk across the stage and pick up their diploma from a table next to the podium. No hugging or handshaking will occur (possible fist bump if student initiates the gesture). 

Will the venue be cleaned prior to the ceremony?

The chairs will be cleaned prior to the service, including heavy transit areas. 


UPDATE: Porta potties will be on site and available for use.  

Can immediate family members and graduates gather before or after the ceremony at the Stadium?

There can be no communal gathering/reception either before or after graduation. Four Police details will be hired to keep students and families from forming large gatherings. Everyone will be directed to their vehicles upon the conclusion of the ceremony. The police will assist in the exit of traffic.  

Will there be food or drink allowed?

No food or drink is allowed, except for water.

Where will faculty and distinguished guests sit?

Faculty and distinguished guests should be limited and must be seated 2-3 feet apart. Please see the attached Appendix A  to view how they will be seated. 

How will the ceremony be kept brief?

We have eliminated the guest speaker for this year’s graduation ceremony. 

How will the ceremony conclude?

Once graduation has concluded, families/guests will be directed to their vehicles.  Once the guests have left the field and have entered their vehicles, graduates will be released (staff will notify administration when parents are in their vehicles) from their seats. Dighton Police will assist with crowd control.  

Spirit Week

Alyssa Jaglowski, Juliana Price, Kendra Morrisey

Elizabeth Soares and Brianna Vega

In the Classroom

  • Large Animal Science: Randy Larivee from Horsemen's Ltd. came out to teach sophomore Equine Science students about driving harness fit and adjustments. #BAPride

Underway Day: On Thursday NRM students finished their boater safety course with a ride on the Taunton River!  

Student Services

As this is the final week of Mental Health Awareness month, we wanted to provide you with a few more ideas from calm.com you can use to help yourself and focus on your own self-care.

  • Let go of the need to be validated by others and instead practice validating and accepting yourself. 

  • Be kind to yourself. Do something that’s good for your mental health. 

  • Explore when you might need some stronger boundaries in your life. Honor your needs.

  • Cultivate self-compassion by letting go of perfectionism. Tell yourself “I am enough.”

  • Ask for help if you need it.

  • Step back and observe your thoughts. Recognize patterns and challenge your thoughts by asking “is this true?”

Attention Students: Every year, TASC coordinates with the MassHire Bristol Workforce Board to offer paid, subsidized jobs to local teens who are low-income and face other barriers to employment. This year we are accepting applications from youth and young adults ages 14-21 who reside in Taunton, Raynham, Berkley or Dighton and meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Low income

  • Homeless or a runaway

  • A history of Juvenile delinquency DYS-committed, on juvenile probation, gang-involved, CHINS, juvenile arrest

  • DCF Involvement or receiving services

  • In Foster care, being close to aging out of foster or aged out

  • Teen parent

  • Child of a single parent

  • Having a disability or special needs

  • Lack of fluency in English, or being a foreign immigrant






Summer Enrichment Opportunities: 

Programs for Middle and High School Students

Immigration and the American Story beginning June 28, 2021

The United States is a nation of immigrants, and immigration has always been part of the American experience. Students will watch six 30-minute lecture videos by Professor Vincent Cannato, University of Massachusetts Boston, at their own pace and join live sessions with a master teacher to delve deeper into the content.

The Global Cold War beginning June 29, 2021

Students will dive deeper into Cold War topics they may be familiar with, and approach them through an international lens to discuss the significance of each event to the study of history and contemporary events.

History in the Making beginning June 29, 2021

The Gilder Lehrman Collection is proud to launch History in the Making to create a preserved collection of the stories of our community during this historical era. We invite you to participate in writing our current history by joining our curator to learn historical context related to different topics and sharing your experiences with us.

Programs for High School Students

AP United States Government and Politics: Foundational Documents beginning June 28, 2021

The AP US Government and Politics test requires strong knowledge of nine documents considered to be foundational to American government. This class will focus on in-depth study and discussion of those nine documents in an effort to increase knowledge and confidence in this aspect of the AP course.

APUSH: The Remix beginning July 1, 2021

This course will be a combination of self-paced videos and live sessions using the last two semesters of APUSH to provide content lectures. Live sessions will offer students the opportunity to ask the master teacher questions based on the content covered that week.

A Note From Your School Nurse

Now that warmer days are upon us, it is important to stay HYDRATED. Throughout the CSE building you will find no touch water fountains where refilling reusable water bottles is a breeze! Water keeps every system in the body functioning properly.  Water has many important jobs, such as:

  1. carrying nutrients and oxygen to your cells

  2. flushing bacteria from your bladder

  3. aiding digestion

  4. preventing constipation

  5. normalizing blood pressure

  6. stabilizing the heartbeat

  7. cushioning joints

  8. protecting organs and tissues

  9. regulating body temperature

  10. maintaining electrolyte (sodium) balance.

Giving your body enough fluids to carry out those tasks means that you're staying hydrated. Your goal should be 10 cups (2.3 liters) of water per day. When enjoying sports or any physical activity you should strive for 15 cups (3.5 liter) of water. 

If you don't drink enough water each day, you risk becoming dehydrated. Warning signs of dehydration include weakness, low blood pressure, dizziness, confusion, or urine that's dark in color . Be safe with friends and family over Memorial Day Weekend! Please remember to bring your reusable water bottle to school and wherever you go! Below are warning signs and symptoms of heat-related illness to watch for and what to do if such occasions arise.


The Week Ahead

  • Monday, May 31- NO SCHOOL- MEMORIAL DAY

  • Tuesday, June 1

    • Senior Breakfast- 8:30-9:00 (Keith Hall)

    • Graduation Rehearsal 9:00- 12:00

    • EXTENDS 2:45-4:30 

      • In-Person with Mr. McKeen and Ms. Szurley (RM 2303): Students will need to sign up ahead of time by clicking here

      • Virtual with Mrs. Kazijian (via Google meet): Students will need to sign up ahead of time by clicking here

    • Baseball vs Atlantic Charter @ 3:30 (Away)

    • LAX vs Atlantic Charter  @ 4:00 (Away)

    • Late Bus @ 5:00

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

  • Wednesday, June 2

    • Late Bus @ 5:00

  • Thursday, June 3

    • EXTENDS 2:45-4:30

      • In-Person with Mr. McKeen and Ms. Szurley (RM 2303): Students will need to sign up ahead of time by clicking here

      • Virtual with Mrs. Kazijian (via Google meet): Students will need to sign up ahead of time by clicking here

    • EXTENDS Late Bus @ 4:30

    • BCAHS Graduation @ 6:30 pm (BCAHS Baseball Field)

      • Seniors report to Student Commons at 5:00 (rehearsal)

  • Friday, June 4

    • Baseball vs Westport @ 3:30 (Home)

    • Softball vs Westport  @ 4:00 (Away)

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