12:06 Busses have picked up students from Miscoe and are running the normally scheduled routes. Clarification: There is no afterschool care at Miscoe today due to the power outages.
We are working on getting our school phone lines back up and running and will post through the live feed here with updates. Nipmuc phones back on line 11:30AM.
Due to a significant power outage in Mendon, we will need to dismiss Miscoe Hill Middle School (beginning at 11:45am) and Clough Elementary School (beginning at 12:20pm). Parents/Guardians please check your email for specific details about this dismissal. In consultation with the Mendon Police Department, we were informed that power is not expected to be restored before the end of the school day. While we recognize this is a very challenging situation, the power outage has compromised our ability to provide restrooms and lunches at Miscoe Hill Middle School and Clough Elementary School. Additionally, our phone lines at all buildings have been compromised by the outage. Beyond the phone lines, at the moment, Memorial Elementary and Nipmuc Regional High School are not impacted by this outage and will remain in school for a full day. If you need to get in touch with one of the schools, please reach out to administrative assistants via email at the emails below: Clough - Julia Busby: email@example.com Memorial - Angelina Adams: firstname.lastname@example.org Miscoe - Angela Tinio: email@example.com Nipmuc - Debbie Manzella and Amy Schmidt: firstname.lastname@example.org Students will be dismissed from Miscoe beginning at 11:45 am. Students will be dismissed from Clough beginning at 12:20 pm. If you have a student at the high school who is responsible for providing care for your younger child, please email Nipmuc at email@example.com to notify the office of the dismissal. We will continue to provide updates through our website live feed.
MURSD District Update - From the Office of the Interim Superintendent Click here for Dr. Cohen's District Update: https://www.smore.com/t5qb7
Hello! We have some updates coming to how the Mendon Upton Regional School District communicates with you on the web and by phone. Please take a moment to review those changes here: https://5il.co/zi8t Thank you, MURSD Technology Department
MURSD District Update - From the Office of the Interim Superintendent Click here for Dr. Cohen's District Update: https://www.smore.com/fejpm
Thank you to our police departments and DPW who are actively working on the downed trees. The Mendon St tree has been removed and National Grid is working on restoration of power and estimates it will be restored prior to start time of Miscoe Hill MS. They are actively working on the downed tree on Mechanic St in Upton to clear that road.
Please be advised, that due to the overnight storm, Mendon St is currently blocked by a tree and other trees are blocking roads and Miscoe Hill is currently without power. Therefore, there will be a two-hour delay this morning.
MURSD District Update - From the Office of the Interim Superintendent https://www.smore.com/5paju
We look forward to welcoming all of our students on the first day of school on September 1, 2021. Please note the new school hours at our elementary and middle schools for this year. Memorial and Clough Elementary School Hours 9:00-3:15 (8:45-9:00 drop-off) Miscoe Hill Middle School Hours 8:05-2:40 (7:55-804 drop-off) Nipmuc Regional High School Hours 7:30-2:00 (7-7:25 drop-off)
Clever badges have been reset for the 2021-22 school year, and new ones will be issued this fall. If you would like to continue using Clever, please use the log-in with username/password option. Enter the name of your child's school and select the "Active Directory" login option. Then, use your child's MURSD username/district password to access their account. Questions? Email Dave Quinn at DQuinn@mursd.org.
MURSD Budget Update: A Mendon Special Town Meeting is taking place Monday, August 9th at 6pm in the Miscoe Hill Middle School gymnasium for the purpose to vote on the recertified school budget. Our Nipmuc NHS students will provide childcare in the upper gym at Miscoe during the meeting. If the budget is approved at this meeting, then there will be no need for a Joint Town Meeting on August 12th.
We look forward to seeing our Mendon voters at the Mendon Special Town Meeting this coming Monday, August 9th at 6:00pm in the Miscoe Hill Middle School Gymnasium to vote on the recertified school budget.
We are thrilled to be offering a Youth Mental Health First Aid Course for parents/guardians and community members on Saturday, May 22nd at Nipmuc High School from 9:00-3:00. Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. If you are interested in attending the training, please register using this link: t.ly/0xC5 Please direct any questions to Dr. Maureen Cohen, Assistant Superintendent, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All MURSD Parents and Guardians are invited to a Blackstone Valley Curriculum Consortium sponsored workshop tonight from 7:00-8:30pm. with internet safety expert Katie Greer. This 90 minute workshop will provide advice for having real conversations with your child to foster a positive online experience for your family, with suggested restrictions and rules. Here is a direct link to tonight's presentation: https://uxbridge-k12-ma-us.zoom.us/j/82582139138?pwd=bnA3N1E4RGdqTlZESHRwWWNLNk1PQT09
We see reports of Google outages across the northeast. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/01/26/internet-outage-east-coast/ If you are experiencing an issue with MURSD Google services, it is likely due to this service interruption. If we have more information to share, we will pass it along as soon as we have it.
Join us tonight (12/15) at 7:00 PM for a MURSD Tech Town Hall for elementary parents. We'll cover a range of topics including Clever access, screen sharing, parental controls and your questions. The meeting will be livestreamed and then posted on the MURSD YouTube channel later. You can access the webinar at https://mursd.zoom.us/j/87915701377?pwd=b0tzRHRlcDlHQnJWam9tL2JHNmpYdz09
Google has resumed normal functionality after an outage earlier today. If you are still experiencing any issues, please submit a ticket via our MURSD iPad Help Desk Request Form https://forms.gle/bx7dg5GnwdApT3YY6
We are aware of the Google service interruption and are monitoring it closely. The issue is on Google's end. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we await a resolution.