A letter from Dr. Azar to answer questions you may have regarding the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) originating from Wuhan, China and its impact on our communities.Click the link  2-28-20 Parent letter (PDF)

20-21 Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members:

As we are in the process of preparing a budget for the 2020-2021 school year, please consider giving your input on our budget priorities in the following categories. These five categories align with our School Improvement Plans and our District Improvement Plan. The link for the survey is below and the deadline for responding is Monday, March 9th, 2020.
1) Student achievement
2) The use of data and technology
3) Strengthen teaching and learning
4) Safe schools/culture and climate
5) Infrastructure

2020-2021 DRRSD Budget Priorities Survey  ( Link to survey)

Dr. Anthony Azar
Superintendent of Schools

Please take a moment to read the Superintendent's Roundtable click the link to get a pdf
Superintendent's Roundtable

Lead and Copper Compliance Sampling Report 11/4/2019:

Dear Parents:
As you may know, Dorothy L. Beckwith Middle School is also a public water system (PWS) responsible for providing
drinking water that meets state and federal standards. This notice reports the lead and copper results from the
samples collected at this facility on 9/27/2019.

Link to PDF of Lead and Copper Compliance Sampling Report


Dr. Anthony C. Azar, Superintendent of Schools, enjoyed a night out at our local libraries recently sponsoring Library Card Night for our two elementary schools. It was a great opportunity for families in Dighton and Rehoboth to bring their children to the library to register for their first library card. Dr. Azar even brought his family to the Blanding Library to register his son, Donny, for his first library card.

Dr. Azar thanked the many families that took advantage of this wonderful opportunity for their child(ren) to experience our local libraries. He also thanked the staff at both libraries, the administrative teams from both schools and his Administrative Assistant, Celeste Sullivan, for scheduling library card night.

Due to the success of Library Card Night, Dr. Azar announced that, at a future date the staff from both town libraries will visit the schools. Students that were unable to attend Library Card Night will have an opportunity to sign up at school.

If you would like further information in regard to signing your child up for their first library card please contact your child's school or the library in the town that you reside.

Dr Azar and Ms Miguel at Rehoboth Public Library



 Palmer River Elementary School

326 Winthrop Street

Rehoboth, MA 02769

508-252-5100      Fax 508-252-5110

Mrs. Arlene Miguel, Principal

Mrs. Elise DuBois, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Pat Rupp, Secretary

Mrs. Linda Saxon, Secretary

Mrs. Therese Hutson, School Nurse

Kristin Donahue Special Education Director; District Harassment
Title IX Officer; Director of Extended School Year Program; 
Grant Officer;
Homeless Liaison for McKinney Vento Program 508-252-5000 
extension 5147  

 Our school motto is: 

Bee Respectful

Bee Responsible


Bee Safe



School Hours


AM Session 9:15-11:30

PM Session 12:30-2:45


Kindergarten - Grade 4 

9:00am - 3:15pm


*Students should not be dropped off before 8:45am
There is no adult supervision before this time.*

 ** Anyone who volunteers or visits a classroom, chaperones a field trip, field day helper or any school activity that involves students, MUST have a CORI/SORI (background check) on file with the D~R Regional School District. Forms are available in the school office, you will need to bring your license to complete the form.*


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