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Superintendent of Schools - Amber Bock

Dear Westborough Community,

We have had a wonderful start to the school year.  As we settle into October there is an incredible amount going on in the Westborough community, as well as in all of our schools. Back-to-School nights have been completed and were an enjoyable opportunity to connect with faculty and hear about the start of your child’s school year. Homecoming at the high school is just around the corner on October 19th, and I encourage families of all ages to attend the Ranger Fest earlier in the day (11:00-3:00) before the 1:00 game. Fundraisers and social gatherings abound at this time of year, and I want to thank all of you who attend to connect as a community and contribute your funding support to a whole range of opportunities across the district and community. These gatherings are just one of the many things that make Westborough a unique and enjoyable community in which to live and raise a family. 

I know that many of you have attended events through the community organizationWestborough Connects, and I want to encourage all of you to sign on for their newsletterand to enjoy the informational connections that they provide. Additionally, they are sponsoring a range of educational and community events for families and people of all ages. Last week over 180 people attended an informational event on vaping and substance use, and next week there is a “Hot Topics” educational evening for small group discussion and information on a range of topics important to many families currently raising students of all ages. Hot topics will include information on social emotional learning, managing stress, having difficult conversations with your child, and a discussion on dyslexia and literacy. It takes all of us working together to raise happy, well-educated and well-rounded students, and at these events you can connect with parents and educators all working on the same issues and areas of interest. 

Other upcoming events to note include the Westborough Education Foundation’s 12th Annual Trivia Bee on October 28th, and the 6th Annual Turkey Trot on November 23rd. 

I’d also like to remind you about the Fall Special Town Meeting which begins on Monday, October 21st at 7 pm in the high school auditorium. There are 20 articles being presented for consideration, four of which pertain to the schools:

·         Article 7: High School Safety Drainage Repairs and Stairwell Replacements

·         Article 8: Armstrong School Playground Project

·        Article 9: Sprinkler Installation at Hastings School

·        Article 10: Hastings School Unit Ventilator Replacement Engineering

For more information on these articles, click here for the full Town Meeting warrant. Please consider participating in Town Meeting so that your voice is heard and your vote counted.

And lastly, I’d like to let you know that due to the continued possibility of EEE, we are following Board of Health guidelines and rolling back the end time for all outdoor school activities to 6 pm. 

Sincerely,

Amber Bock