W.E.B. Du Bois Regional Middle School

Week at a Glance, News and Notes

April 18, – April 29, 2022


Note from the Principal:

Short and sweet this week.  It was a busy week, as always!  Today was special as we wrapped up classes and did engaging activities in Crew and in the team neighborhoods.  I am excited for the last haul for the school year, but for right now I am also appreciative of a break to rest and recharge.

This is a great week to be outside, take a hike or walk, curl up with a book, play games with friends, help out around the house and be a kid.  

Please drop me a note if you have feedback or questions at ben.doren@bhrsd.org

Have a good break, kids!

Ben Doren



Monday, April 18-Friday, April 22

No School–April Vacation


Monday, April 25

Regular School Day


Tuesday, April 26

Regular School Day


Wednesday, April 27

Regular School Day


Thursday, April 28

Regular School Day


Friday, April 29

Regular School Day


Lunch Menu


School Calendar 2021-2022

 School Calendar 2022-2023



Du Bois Welcoming Crew

Hello Friends!  The Du Bois Welcoming Crew aims to foster belonging and connection while honoring the diversity in our community.  We will meet next on Wednesday 4/27/22 at 6:30 pm on Zoom — here is the link:  Join Zoom Meeting


We welcome your ideas on how to continue to build community within our school and district!  At our Feb. meeting, we began reviewing the STOKE Collective’s report on equity issues in our school district. In March we joined an online training hosted by Flying Deer Nature Center, How to Talk to Children About Race and Racism, with Ridvan Foxhall. This month, we will look ahead to programming options for the end of the school year, and preparing to carry our work forward next fall.  Please know that you can always email to let us know about issues you’d like to bring up.  We understand that these online meetings aren’t the most convenient options for everyone.  You can  duboisfamilyadvisory@gmail.com anytime.


Family choice for student name and identity

Massachusetts now allows for families to tell their child’s school to use a different name for a student that is not the same as the name on the birth certificate and other legal documents.  Please use this form to tell us at the middle school that you want us to use a name for your child that is different from the legal documents we have from when you enrolled them at the school or in the district.  We will update our Student Information System, PowerSchool, with the information you tell us to use, so your child’s name appears as you direct.  If this is a legal name change, please provide the documents to us so we can make the update for the legal name of the student.  Email ben.doren@bhrsd.org if you have any questions about this form or this process.

Form in English: https://forms.gle/PALB99wyuE29gW1Z7

Forma en Español: https://forms.gle/jcFoaQAB8KkGPWhH6


Third Quarter Report Cards

Third quarter report cards were mailed home on Wednesday, April 13th.




Eighth Grade Graduation

We will hold middle school graduation in our traditional way for the first time in two years!  It will be on the regular day we usually hold it, the evening before the last day of school.  So graduation will be on Wednesday, June 15, at 6:30 pm in the gymnasium.  All eighth grade families are invited, as well as our faculty and staff.  There will be more information to come later this year, but I wanted you to know so you can plan for the big event!


Local Student Mask Access Program

In partnership with the Rural Health Network and with support from a state Rural Vaccine Equity grant, we are working to ensure fair access across our community to current information about COVID-19, as well as the availability of effective masks for those at high risk for severe outcomes from this disease.  Below is a brief survey for families in your districts. It asks whether they identify their student, a household member, or nearby loved one as being at high risk for severe COVID outcomes. Those who answer yes are asked if they want to receive tailored masking guidance and/or a supply of free youth-sized KN95 masks. If they do, they may confidentially submit their name and phone number or email address. Our public health nurses would reach out to those families directly within a week or so, and if masks are needed, coordinate distribution via the schools.

Student Mask Survey

Encuesta de Máscaras Alumnos


Pool Testing

We strongly encourage your student’s participation, and anyone can participate in the pool testing regardless of vaccination status. Please use this LINK for more details and to complete the electronic consent form.  Each student in your household will require an individual consent.  The link defaults to Muddy Brook.  Select the drop down for your child’s school — Muddy Brook, Du Bois, or Monument Mountain.  The video is available in multiple languages–click the link on the top right to choose the language you want.



Flyers and School Letters

Flyers and School letters are available on our website at this link:  https://mvrms.bhrsd.org/category/families/flyers/


This week’s flyers:

No new flyers this week

Recent flyers:

  • Guide to Food Access and Assistance Resources in South Berkshire County

  • Spring Indoor Soccer Training @ Berkshire School

  • Du Bois Wizard of Oz 2022 Poster

  • Kids Sing for Peace-Benefit Concert for Ukraine Aid
  • FREE Adult ESOL Classes:  English and Spanish versions


Older flyers:

  • Babe Ruth Softball Registration
  • 2022-2023 Butternut BHRSD Student Season Pass-paper applications are also available in the school office
  • World Down Syndrome Awareness Day March 21, 2022
  • World Autism Awareness Day April 2, 2022
  • 2022 Spring Lacrosse
  • Berkshire Busk
  • 5th Annual Spotlight on the Arts
  • 2022 South Berkshire Babe Ruth Spring Sign Ups
  • GB Girls Softball Registration 2022
  • Bilingual Computer LIteracy Workshop
  • CHP March Playgroup Schedule
  • Read Across America:  GB Libraries
  • Gt. Barrington Little League RegistrationMMRHS Ski Team Dine to Donate Event at Marketplace Wed. 2/9/22
  • Young People and Anxiety, Depression and Stress Free Forum Tues., 2/15 6:30pm
  • Young People and Anxiety, Depression and Stress Forum–Spanish version
  • Community Health Programs:  Virtual Parent Workshop
  • FREE Family Social-Emotional-Learning Session (Virtual): 2/17/22 at 12 pm
  • FREE Glee Club Class–Grades 1-5
  • YMCA Camp Hi-Rock Virtual Information Session Flyer
  • BRIDGE:  Lesson Plan and Project for MLK Day 2022
  • Winter Project Connection Packet
  • Winter Project Connection Packet – en Espanol
  • Stateline Youth Wrestling
  • Du Bois Middle School 2022 Musical: THE WIZARD OF OZ! (English & Spanish versions)