SRS Updates


Good afternoon, Families,

I hope this communication finds you well.  Earlier this week, SRS administered the ELA MCAS.  It was a successful test administration for grades 7, 8, and 10.  Kudos to the 10th grade who had 98% positive attendance during MCAS days!

For students who missed one or both MCAS sessions, make-up testing will take place on Tuesday, April 2nd and Wednesday April 3rd.  Students will be called to testing locations after morning attendance.

Southwick Regional School invites families to join us on April 23rd from 6:00 pm- 7:15pm for an important presentation in the SRS auditorium.  Families of students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to attend “Social Media Apps: Safe and Risky Use” presented by the District Attorney’s Youth Advisory Board.  In collaboration with staff from the District Attorney’s Office, the Youth Advisory Board will present information for families on safe social media use.  The presentation will include:

  1. An overview of popular social media applications used by youth
  2. Safe and risky use of those applications
  3. How predators can present themselves online
  4. How parents/ guardians can manage and monitor social media activity and encourage safe use

All STGRSD families are welcome to attend.

The SRS Spring Musical is less than a week away!  Opening Night of the Southwick Regional Performing Arts production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is Thursday, April 4th with performances April 4th -6th each night and a 1:00 pm Saturday matinee.  Members of the SRS Drams and Stagecraft Clubs are putting the final touches on every aspect of the show.  The cast and crew of over 50 students have been working since early January on their dialogue, vocals, choreography, sets, props, costumes, and more to bring this beautiful show to the SRS stage.  They are excited for the community for see the culmination of their hard work.

Visit the show website for more information and to purchase your tickets in advance:

Term III grades closed on Thursday; report cards will be sent at the end of next week.  The fourth and final quarter of the school year begins Monday, April 1st.

On Monday, April 8th many parts of North America will be in the path of totality and experience a total solar eclipse. For us in the Western Mass region, we will see about 95% of the sun covered (pending on the weather on that day!) The eclipse will begin around 2:13, reaching the 95% at 3:27 which only lasts a couple of minutes, and ending at 4:37. 

To celebrate this day, SRS will have some solar eclipse glasses available to SRS students who are interested in viewing the eclipse after school.  It is important to know that solar eclipse glasses or a solar eclipse viewer are needed for safe viewing of the sun during an eclipse.  

Anti-bullying Task Team meeting- April 1st

Spring Musical- April 4th- 6th

Solar Eclipse- April 8th

BEA Reception- April 10th  at 5:00 pm

Spring Vacation- April 15th-19th

Youth Advisory Board Presentation for Families- April 23rd  at 6:00 pm


Happy April!

Ms. Shorter