J.R. Briggs Newsletter March 11th, 2020

Thank You To All Of The Guest Readers Last Week!

Additionally, Thank You Staff For Your Great Flexibility During Such A Fun Week!

A Message From The District

I am writing to provide an update to my earlier correspondence regarding the coronavirus. The district continues to take measures to ensure our students, staff, and families remain healthy during this flu season and COVID-19 issues.

The Administrative Team and Lead Nurse met this morning to discuss field trips, local and out-of-district events, communication protocols, and planning for any school closures. At this time no school/district events have been canceled. However, the Commissioner of Education will be having a conference call tomorrow; and based on the information provided at that time, this decision regarding future events may need to be changed.

DPH guidance, an abundance of caution, and staff and student safety must be our rule of thumb for decisions about trips and events. We will continue to keep our community informed of any adjustments or cancellations. I will notify you if our current plan to hold events changes.

Most importantly, the risk of COVID-19 infection in our area remains low. The tried and true prevention measures as mentioned in my first email are still the best precautions we can do. We will take each decision individually using guidance from Massachusetts DPH, CDC, and our local Boards of Health.

I will keep lines of communication open, continue to monitor the situation, and follow all guidelines from local and state authorities to keep our students, staff, and families healthy and safe.


Sandra Rehler

Interim Superintendent of Schools

STEAM Night Round 2

What is STEAM Night?

STEAM Night is a community event inviting students and their families to Briggs for a night of creative problem solving and hands-on making. There will be a variety of activities to participate in based around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM).

When is it?

Thursday, March 12th from 6:00 - 7:30.

What age are the activities geared towards?

The activities can be done by all age levels and we encourage Kindergarten through 5th grade to come. For younger students, they may need assistance from an adult or older sibling, but they would still be able to participate fully.

Do I have to stay the whole ninety minutes?

Nope! You can come in and try the activities you are interested in and leave or stick around the whole time and try out all the different activities. If you find one activity particularly interests you, feel free to stay at that the whole 90 minutes!

Do I need to be here with a parent?

Yes! This is a family event and we want parents to get involved as well. You can build alongside your child or help them with the activity but it is a great opportunity to get involved in their learning and have fun along the way.

If you are interested in attending, please fill out the Google Form (linked below) to help give us an idea of numbers. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Bell at abell@awrsd.org. Thanks!


The deadline for yearbook orders is April 13th so make sure you order yours soon!!

Candid’s Needed!! - We are still in need of Candid’s for all grades, Ski Club, Band night, extended day and any other special school event pictures you have to share. You can upload directly into the Shared TreeRing Folders

Please don’t forget that we need your 5th graders' baby picture for the yearbook!

You can post at anytime by going to https://www.jrb-pta.org/yearbook to create or access your account then navigate to – Shared photos folder – 5th Grade Who is that Baby Folder. Do remember to tag your 5th grader to their photo but do not put their name in the caption, we don’t want to give anyone away.

Coming Up!
  • 3/11- PTA Meeting, 6:30PM
  • 3/19- District Band Night @ Oakmont Auditorium
  • 3/26- District Choral Night @ Oakmont Auditorium
  • 4/16- District Jazz Night @ Oakmont Auditorium
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