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Archive: October 2020



Return to School Update

Return to School Update

date 10/27/2020
Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 our elementary school buildings will open for our students to return to hybrid in-person learning. Please see the schedule below: Wednesday, October 28: All students PreK-4 will return to school hybrid in-person at our four elementary schools. This will be a Cohort B day. Thursday, October 29: Chenery Middle School begins their hybrid model.

Belmont Food Services: Update #3

Belmont Food Services: Update #3

date 10/27/2020
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.

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 - Saturday, October 24, 2020

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 - Saturday, October 24, 2020

date 10/24/2020
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.

Remote Learning for Grades PreK-8 Continue into Next Week

Remote Learning for Grades PreK-8 Continue into Next Week

date 10/23/2020
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.

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 - Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 - Tuesday, October 20, 2020

date 10/20/2020
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

Superintendent's Letter: Remote Learning Wednesday through Friday

Superintendent's Letter: Remote Learning Wednesday through Friday

date 10/20/2020
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.

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia POSTPONED

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia POSTPONED

date 10/16/2020
We are sorry to say we have made the difficult decision to postpone this fun fundraiser, originally scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2020. We concluded this is just too busy a time for too many in our community, and we would love to save this really fun event for a more manageable time in the near future. We apologize for any inconvenience. Any registrations already made for the original date will be honored for the rescheduled event, or refunded at your request. Please email the Bee Keeper at beekeeper@fbe-belmont.org for a refund. Please keep a look out for our rescheduled date announcement!

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Case of COVID-19 - Thursday, October 15, 2020

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Case of COVID-19 - Thursday, October 15, 2020

date 10/15/2020
I write to inform you about two cases of confirmed COVID-19 in our school community.  We received confirmation from the Belmont Department of Health today, 10/15/2020 regarding both of these cases.  Please note today’s first positive case was identified as a close contact of the confirmed case reported yesterday, 10/14/2020.  The second positive case from today was independent of the cases named above. 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 two school community members (i.e., student or staff) at the Chenery Middle School have been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Case of COVID-19 - Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Case of COVID-19 - Wednesday, October 14, 2020

date 10/14/2020
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 today, 10/14/2020 at 11:45am 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.

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia - Calling All Bee Teams

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia - Calling All Bee Teams

date 10/13/2020
CALLING ALL BEE TEAMS! KIDS, TEENS & ADULTS. Register today our first FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia For ALL AGES! Game Night is SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, at Your House. FAMILY BEE: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm / TEEN & ADULT BEE: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm iCal

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Case of COVID-19 - Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Case of COVID-19 - Tuesday, October 13, 2020

date 10/13/2020
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 Friday, 10/9/2020 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 Belmont High School has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Appropriate Technology Use During Virtual/Remote Learning Activities

Appropriate Technology Use During Virtual/Remote Learning Activities

date 10/7/2020
Belmont Public Schools is dedicated to providing engaging and effective remote learning opportunities for our students.  As part of our remote learning opportunities, BPS is offering many learning activities, classroom presentations and student meetings via a virtual platform. Prior to engaging in these virtual learning activities, presentations and student meetings, the District seeks to clarify guidelines for appropriate technology use during virtual/remote learning activities.

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia 2020 - Registration is Open!

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia 2020 - Registration is Open!

date 10/6/2020
This year’s Spelling Bee is a spelling and trivia competition, and this year marks the 20th annual FBE Bee, but the first Virtual Bee for ALL AGES! The 2020 Virtual Bee will be divided into two segments: a Family Bee and a Teen & Adult Bee. Teams in both categories will be eligible for an assortment of prizes. While there will still be spelling, both Bees will now include trivia questions too! We will be using a combination of Kahoot!, which is an interactive game tool (either mobile app or website), and Zoom to enable teams to participate from wherever they are located. iCal

First Day of School Communication K-4 and SC Presentation

First Day of School Communication K-4 and SC Presentation

date 10/2/2020
School Opening Fall 2020 - Superintendent's Bulletin #17 - First Day of School Communication K-4 and SC Presentation. School begins on Thursday, October 8, for hybrid-in person learning for grades K-4 beginning with Cohort A. The following communications will be sent by your schools.