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

Rehoboth Well Update 

(details last update . 10-1-2019)

Rehoboth Well Update 10-1-2019:

The initial reporting of this incident being late to the Department of Environmental Protection did not cause the problem. 

The well at the Rehoboth Campus was taken offline on Monday September 16th and the pump was removed in anticipation of a five zone hydro fracking that took place on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

On September 18, 2019 the well on the campus was inspected via a camera scope and there was a confirmed depth of 640 feet.  Additionally, the process of hydro fracking the well in five stages was performed to open the supply of water to the campus.

On September 19, the well was flushed and disinfected and the campus remained on bulk water with no support from the well until the test was completed and results were returned.  A sample was collected for total coliform and the well supply remained offline until we received results from the lab that showed there was no total coliform in the well water. 

On Tuesday, September 24, pressure dropped due to debris in the pump.  The pump was repaired and the well was disinfected again and samples were taken on Wednesday. 

On Thursday September 26, the lab report for the Raw Water Total Coliform sample collected 9/24/19 was zero.

On Monday, September 30 the well was reconnected to the Rehoboth water system and began to re-supply the campus with water.

We would like to thank our students, parents and staff for their patience in this situation that occurred in regard to our well on the Rehoboth campus.


Dr. Azar

Rehoboth Water Update as of 9-13-19:

"We are extremely pleased to report that upon further review from both the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Health Agent from the Town of Rehoboth that our water has been deemed safe for use.  Please find a link below to a PDF of our revised menus. Please note that a secondary concern still exists with the well system.  Water tanker trucks will be on site as a precaution as we continue to test our well system next week.  Moreover, since we have an abundance of bottled water, we are asking that your children continue to drink the bottled water so that we can minimize use of the well as it is being checked.  We will send further updates as information becomes available."  

Link to PDF of : Palmer River Menu week 9-16-19 to 9-20-19

 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


Letter from Dr. Azar with link to 2018-2019 District Report Card



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