Teen Health Survey (Grades 8, 10 & 12)

posted Jan 11, 2017, 10:24 AM by Ian Bashaw   [ updated Jan 11, 2017, 10:25 AM ]

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Dear Parents/Guardians:

Attached is a letter regarding the upcoming Teen Health Survey that will be conducted in health classes on February 9th and 10th for students in grades 8, 10, and 12.  Contained within the the letter is a description of the survey's purpose and instructions if you would like for your child to opt-out of the survey. 

Once again, this pertains to students in grades 8, 10, and 12 only.

Thank you

Scott A. Hemlin
High School Principal
R.C. Mahar Regional School

Weather Related Delays or Cancellations of School for 2016-2017

posted Dec 13, 2016, 10:35 AM by Ian Bashaw   [ updated Dec 13, 2016, 10:36 AM ]

Weather Related Delays or Cancellations of School for 2016-2017

As the weather turns colder, it’s time to be sure that we are prepared for weather related delays and cancellations. In the event that is becomes necessary to delay or cancel school we will communicate the information in a variety of ways. We will send an automated message, calling all of the primary numbers on file, and we will post the information to:


Twitter @suptthomas

Additionally, we will inform the following radio and television stations:

WJDF - Orange

WHAI - Greenfield

WWLP - Channel 22 Springfield

WHDH - Channel 7 Boston

WCVB - Channel 5 Boston

DESE: RCM Report Card 2016

posted Dec 1, 2016, 5:26 AM by Ian Bashaw   [ updated Dec 1, 2016, 5:29 AM ]

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Please see the attached report card from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for Mahar in 2016. 

2016 NCLB Report Card

Attention Student Athletes

posted Sep 21, 2016, 11:10 AM by Ian Bashaw   [ updated Sep 26, 2016, 9:24 AM ]

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Message from the Athletic Director.

All students athletes are to read the following document on opioid substances. After reading the document please take the following google quiz. 

Opioid Quiz

Mascot Contest Winner!!!

posted Sep 21, 2016, 10:44 AM by Ian Bashaw   [ updated Sep 21, 2016, 11:43 AM ]

After a week of voting, the students, faculty, staff, and community
selected the design submitted by Levi Baruch as the new mascot to represent
the Ralph C. Mahar Regional School Senators. 

Congratulations Levi!!!

The new mascot will officially be unveiled at one of the upcoming home
football games.

Thank you to our second place winner Javier Burgos as well as all the
other students who participated in the contest.

Dr. Potee's Video link: "Athletes, Opioids and Addictions" Post

posted Sep 1, 2016, 4:37 AM by Gary Bunker   [ updated Sep 1, 2016, 4:44 AM by Technology Department ]

Included in this email is the link to Dr. Potee's Video  "Athletes, Opioids and Addictions" that was scheduled to play at the Kermit Cook Auditorium on August 31st at 6:00 PM. We were unable to air the video due to a technical issue affecting internet at  R.C. Mahar during this time frame.  We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused and appreciate your understanding.

Please share this video link to all interested parties by forwarding this email to them.
Thank you,

Technology Department
Ralph C. Mahar

Health Information for Incoming Grade 7 Students

posted Aug 26, 2016, 12:07 PM by RCM Website

  1. A current physical exam (within 1 year) and a copy of  the immunization record is required for entry into grade seven.

     2.   Immunization requirements:

  Hepatitis B - 3 doses

Dtap/DTP/DT/Td - at least 4 doses, and 1 Tdap booster

Polio - at least 3 doses

Measles, mumps and rubella - 2 doses

Varicella - 2 doses or written proof of having chicken pox provided by a physician

The physician may fax the information to 978-544-5844 or you may bring the copies to the nurse’s office.

Over-the-counter Medications Form

posted Aug 26, 2016, 10:22 AM by RCM Website

Please download, print and fill out and sign the blanket med form if you want your child to have the over-the-counter medications that are listed. Forms are also available at the nurses office. Medications will not be given without signed parent permission.

Digital Citizenship Week

posted Oct 20, 2015, 7:02 AM by Technology Department

Grown-ups dread it. Kids need it. It's time to have The Talk.

You don't want kids learning about the birds and the bees on the playground. And when it comes to navigating social media, online games, smartphones, and the Internet, it's best for kids to get their info from a trusted source. With 92 percent of teens going online daily and nearly three-quarters of kids age 0–8 using apps, having The Talk is an essential rite of passage.

As parents and educators, we want to raise kids to be safe, responsible, and ethical in the digital world. Giving kids a solid understanding of how we expect them to behave -- both online and off -- starts everyone off on the right foot. Plus, it's actually a lot easier than that other talk. Click below for more info on how to get involved.


posted Oct 13, 2015, 10:04 AM by Technology Department


*A weather delay is normally 1-2 hours.  Due to the fact that breakfast is not served on delayed opening days, the bus will pick you up at your bus stop 1 hour 15 minutes or 2 hours 15 minutes later than the normal pick up time.  For example, if you were picked up at 7:00 A.M. then for a one-hour delay the bus will be there at 8:15 A.M., for a two-hour delay the bus will be there at 9:15 A.M.  Classes will begin at 8:45 A.M. or 9:45 A.M.

*On professional development delays, there is a 2 ¾ hour delay.  For example, if the bus normally picks you up at 7:00 A.M., then the bus will pick you up at 9:45 A.M.  Doors open at 10:05 A.M. and classes begin at 10:15 A.M.

The professional development delays for the 2015-2016 school year are as follows: December 9, 2015, January 20, 2016, March 9, 2016, and May 4, 2016

*On MCAS delayed opening days there is a 3 hour 10 minute delay.  For example, if you are normally picked up at 7:00 A.M. the bus will pick you up @ 10:10 A.M., if you are normally picked up at 7:15 A.M. the bus will pick you up at 10:25 A.M.  Doors open at 10:30 A.M. and classes begin at 10:40 A.M.

If you have any questions with the bus schedule on delayed openings for weather, professional development or MCAS, please call the Swift River Bus Company the day before the delay if possible @ 1-978-544-6443.

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