Dear BHRSD Community,

Good morning. I hope you’re doing well during these challenging times. I hope the remote learning options are engaging and supportive.

I’m reaching out with four updates.

1) With guidance from the Commissioner’s Office, we are updating our last day of school. Our last day of school is now Friday June 12th.

2) We continue to work to meet the needs of families facing food insecurity.  If you want to be part of our food program, please email your request to meals@bhrsd.org or call Kathy Sullivan at 413-644-2325. That food is available Fridays from 11-2.

3) Berkshire South has also started a meals program call Nourishing Neighbors. Email Berkshire South at meals@berkshiresouth.org. They are distributing meals on Wednesdays from 1-3.pm.

4) If you are in a position to make a donation to support our food program, please donate to the Berkshire Hills Emergency Food Distribution Fund.

I’m also sharing some resources from the RULER Team at Yale led by Marc Brackett. As we work to refine our own routines, these may be particularly helpful.

Most of all, thanks for what you’re doing to support kids, families, each other, and our community.

Please continue to share feedback about what’s working and what can be improved.

Stay well and safe,

Peter Dillon, Superintendent