Updates Regarding COVID-19

As the coronavirus environment continues to change and evolve, we will keep abreast of and follow guidance from the CDC, as well as state and local agencies. Please know that we are working closely with the Belmont Health Department and other Town departments, and we are committed to the safety and well-being of all our students and staff.

Please see updates and information from the Belmont Public Schools regarding COVID-19 and School Opening:

HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS           SCHOOL OPENING FALL 2020           COVID-19 INFORMATION

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS FOR SCHOOL COMMITTEE

District Calendar

View individual school calendars in order to see all the events happening across the district.

Online Bill Payments

Belmont Public Schools parents may now pay most school-related fees online.

Belmont Public Schools News

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 - Saturday, October 24, 2020
Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 - Saturday, October 24, 2020
Dear Members of the Belmont Public Schools Community, I write to inform you about a case of confirmed COVID-19 in our school community.  We received confirmation from the Belmont Department of Health on Friday, 10/23/2020 regarding this case. This is what we know for certain at this time: The Department of Health received confirmation that they received a laboratory testing report indicating that a school community member (i.e., student or staff) at Chenery Middle School has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Oct 24, 2020
Community Forum for Parents/Guardians of Remote-Only Students
Community Forum for Parents/Guardians of Remote-Only Students
On Monday, October 26th, we will be hosting a forum for parents and guardians of elementary students who are remote-only during the hybrid experience. In preparation for this meeting, we invite remote-only, elementary parents/guardians to complete this short survey to share successes, challenges, and questions from their experiences.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Oct 23, 2020
Remote Learning for Grades PreK-8 Continue into Next Week
Remote Learning for Grades PreK-8 Continue into Next Week
Superintendent's Bulletin #18 - School Opening Fall 2020. Dear Parents, Guardians, and Staff, We are writing to inform you remote learning for grades PreK-8 will extend to Monday, October 26, and Tuesday, October 27. Our expectation at this time is for hybrid in-person learning to resume at the elementary level on Wednesday, October 28, and at the middle school level on Thursday, October 29. The October 20 email sent to families initially informed you of this delay. Your principals will communicate if there will be any impact to cohort schedules. The reason for these additional days is to ensure the accuracy of the data. This is a time consuming process, and we do not want to rush.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Oct 23, 2020
School Committee Remote Meeting - Revised II - October 27, 2020
School Committee Finance Subcommittee Remote Meeting - October 27, 2020
Belmont COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Belmont COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
This program helps Belmont renters who lost income and are having trouble paying rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants are eligible for up to three months residential rental assistance. NEW Deadline: November 10.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Oct 21, 2020
Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 - Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 - Tuesday, October 20, 2020
I write to inform you about two new cases of confirmed COVID-19 in our school community.  We received confirmation from the Belmont Department of Health on 10/19/2020, regarding both of these cases.  Please note that these cases were identified as close contacts of the confirmed case previously reported on 10/14/2020.  Since 10/14/2020 that classroom has been closed and all students and staff have been working and learning  remotely. This is what we know for certain at this time: The Department of Health received confirmation that they received two laboratory testing reports indicating that school community members (i.e., student or staff) at Chenery Middle School school have been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Oct 20, 2020
Superintendent's Letter: Remote Learning Wednesday through Friday
Superintendent's Letter: Remote Learning Wednesday through Friday
Dear Belmont Public Schools Community, I write today to inform you that all students and staff, PreK-12 will remain home and pivot back to remote learning on Wednesday, 10/21/2020 through Friday, 10/23/2020.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Oct 20, 2020
Belmont Food Services: Update #3
Belmont Food Services: Update #3
First off, thank you to all participating families who have been coming by our meal pick up over the last month. The turnout has been tremendous and truly supports our children as well as our program. In the last four weeks, we have seen over 70,000 meals go out the door! We have determined that meal pick up and home meal kit delivery is the SAFEST and most efficient way to get meals to our student body. Please note we will continue through the upcoming models and until guidance is released to safely feed students in an unrestricted setting in our cafeterias.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Oct 20, 2020
School Committee Remote Executive Session - Unit D Negotiations - October 29, 2020

From the Superintendent's Office


Superintendent's September 18, 2020 Newsletter

John Phelan, Superintendent of Schools

Welcome back to students and families to the beginning of school year 2020-2021. The first few days of school are behind us, and we thank you for your patience as we work out the challenges that come with using this new technology in our classrooms. This is the first Superintendent’s newsletter of the year, which is published monthly to give you news from the district. During this year, we will also continue to issue Superintendent’s Bulletins as necessary to give you important information that may need to be delivered in a timely manner pertaining to COVID or operational news.


John P. Phelan
Belmont Public Schools Superintendent