Principal's Update: November 7th, 2023
Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School
Hello Minuteman Community,
The chill is in the air, but we are still getting moments of beautiful weather mixed in to enjoy our fall sports wrapping up and Thanksgiving events coming to life. Term 1 has just ended, and students are off to a fresh start in term 2. We are looking forward to all our celebrations this month at school and at home with our families as the holiday season rolls in.
Below are some upcoming highlights and important information to share.
2023 Battle Green Run:
Thank you to the Minuteman Parent Association (MPA), our culinary staff/students, student volunteers and runners/walkers who joined us for a beautiful day on Sunday November 5th. Minuteman’s team raised nearly $800 so far that will help support Minuteman.
Winter Sports Registration:
It is available now! Please register using our Winter Sports Registration. As a remind student physicals are good for 13 months. Please make sure you have an updated physical in our system by Monday November 20th.
Vaccine Clinic- COVID/Flu at Minuteman:
As we enter the winter months and the holiday season, it is essential to stay vigilant in safeguarding the health and well-being of our school community. To support this, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting a Flu/Covid Vaccination Clinic.
Here are the key details for the clinic:
Date and Time: Friday, November 17th, 10:30am-3:30pm
Location: Minuteman High School in the Paul Revere Room
Scheduling Link: [Vaccination Scheduling] (https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/cataldo?site=lexington-minuteman-regional-high-school)
We have strategically scheduled timeslots during all four lunch periods to minimize the impact on students' class time. We encourage students to book their vaccination appointment during their lunch break. Please ensure that you do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
When booking your appointment, please have your insurance card available, as it will be required during the process. It is important to note that the clinic is managed by an outside company, and all appointments must be scheduled using the link provided. Our school staff cannot schedule appointments on behalf of students.
For additional information and resources, we encourage you to visit the following Center for Disease Control (CDC) links:
- [CDC Flu Shot Information] (https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/flushot.htm)
- [CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Information] (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html)
To make this clinic a success, we need a minimum of 25 people signed up. If we do not meet this number, the clinic will be canceled. We will be notified two days before the scheduled date if this situation arises.
As we value the health and well-being of our students, staff, and families, Minuteman High School families will be given priority to book their appointments during their lunch blocks before we open the scheduling link to the public.
Thank you for your cooperation and commitment to the health of our community. We look forward to a successful vaccination clinic and a safer winter for everyone.
Minuteman Thanksgiving Happenings:
Minuteman High School's Culinary & Hospitality department is in full Thanksgiving mode with lots of events going on!
Order your Thanksgiving pies now at the link below:
Mark your calendars and make a reservation today for The District Restaurant's Thanksgiving feast on November 17th. Reservations are REQUIRED. Please call 781-372-2985 to reserve your table for either 11:00-12:15 seating or 12:30-1:45 seating. Please do not leave reservation information on the answering service or via email.
Plus, our students are making a difference in the community by preparing meals for FoodLink Arlington and Lex Eat Together. Let's spread the holiday cheer together! Learn more: https://www.foodlinkma.org/ and http://www.lexeattogether.org/
Powder Puff Game and Pep Rally:
Minuteman’s Powder Puff game will make its triumphant return directly after our pep rally on Wednesday, November 22nd from approx. 10-11:21 am. Students will be dismissed to head home directly after the game. We are looking forward to recognizing our sports teams, bringing the energy, and cheering on lots of fun competitions.
- Access to the SchoolCalendar2023-2024
- Access to the Student-Parent Handbook
- To go into the Aspen Portal
- Reminder on Freshmen Exploratory Career Attire
- Access to the Daily Announcements
- Link to the Minuteman Parent Association (MPA)
- Every Tuesday- After School Homework Help in the Library from 2:30-3:30 pm
- Every Thursday- After School Help in Teacher’s classrooms/program areas
- 2:30-3:30 pm
- Thursday, November 9th is 8th grade Showcase Day- No School for Minuteman Students
- Friday, November 10th No School (observance of Veteran’s Day)
- Wednesday, November 22nd Early Release at 11:21
- Thursday, November 23rd and Friday November 24th No School- Thanksgiving Break