W.E.B. Du Bois Regional Middle School

Week at a Glance, News and Notes

November 18, 2022


Note from the Principal:

Short and sweet this week!  Enjoy the weekend….

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

Be well!

Ben Doren




Monday, November 21

Regular School Day


Tuesday, November 22

Regular School Day


Wednesday, November 23

No School Today–Thanksgiving Break


Thursday, November 24

No School Today–Thanksgiving Break


Friday, November 25

No School Today–Thanksgiving Break


Message from the Superintendent

Dear BHRSD Families and Staff, 

I hope you are doing well.

We are noticing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, flu, and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus).  

Please continue to monitor your children for potential symptoms and reach out to school nurses and/or your own health care providers for advice.

If a student doesn’t feel well, please keep them home and consider testing.  We have masks available and encourage students and staff to use them.

Please notify the school immediately if your student tests positive. They should stay home for 5 days and wear a mask for 5 days upon their return. The school nurses will help on the timelines.  

Hoping we can navigate this well together.

Peter Dillon, Superintendent


Food Drive

Project connection is holding a food drive from now through November 17 to benefit the People’s Pantry in their Great Community Pass. They are taking donations of non-perishable food in cans, jars, and boxes. The donation bin is located next to the main office. Food is a human right and is a great way to help someone immediately.  Any donations are greatly appreciated. 



Lunch Menu 

School Calendar 2022-2023 

Bus Routes

Here is a link to the bus routes

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


Flyers and School Letters

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

This week’s flyers:

  • BRTA FREE! Nov. 25-Dec 31
  • Community Thanks Supper @ BSRCC
  • Shining Star Supplemental Holiday Program@ BSRCC
  • Holiday Shop, Sip & Stroll

Recent flyers:

  • Concerning Screen Time: A Workshop for Middle School Parents
  • Movie Night Fundraiser for Class of 2024 @ MMRHS for district students, parents and staff
  • Dine to Donate Nov. 9 and 10 for MMRHS Class of 2024
  • “Shine The Light” A Screening and Conversation about Youth Mental Illness and Suicide Prevention
  • Project Connection Food Drive
  • CHP Family Services November Playgroup Schedule
  • Girl Scouts
  • Basic Rights:  Understanding the IEP
  • Ski Butternut 22/23 Lesson Program Application
  • Ski Butternut 22/23 Student & Family Pass Application
  • Southern Berkshire Winter Coat Drive
  • Who We Are:  A Chronicle of Racism in America
  • Housatonic Youth Basketball Registration
  • Teen Chefs:  Learn & Master
  • Great Barrington Libraries Newsletter
  • CHP Family Resources Oct 2022 Paygroup Schedule
  • Truck Day
  • Berkshire County Steam Challenge Night
  • Community Boxing Gym
  • An afternoon of Outdoor Fun for the Special Needs Community Oct. 9
  • Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) Tiered Focused Monitoring Review
  • YA Author Barbara Newman @ The Mount
  • Southern Berkshire Winter Coat Drive

Older flyers:

  • Cub Scouting for Boys and Girls K-5
  • Yearbook staff needed
  • Halloween Painting Contest
  • Housatonic Party in the Park
  • Festival Latino
  • Latinx Festival–English and Spanish versions
  • RSYP Bilingual Club–English and Spanish versions
  • Great Barrington Libraries Newsletter
  • Du Bois Yearbook Cover Contest for 8th Grade Students
  • Babysitter Training:  BSRCC
  • Free Story Walk and Live Bilingual Concert @ The Mount, Sun. 9/11/22
  • Heart and Sole
  • Berkshire HorseWorks Fall Programs
  • Ski Butternut Student & Family Season Pass Application
  • BCAC Elf Warm Clothing Program applications due 9/30
  • Free School Supplies from Berkshire Money Management
  • School Supply Lists
  • Bus Routes
  • Family Forum in Spanish
  • Family Forum in English
  • Blue Rider Pony Rides for Rico
  • Read-Learn-Play:  Wingmaster’s
  • The Children’s Attic Fall/Winter Consignment Sale