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Belmont Serves 2022

Belmont Serves 2022

date 9/29/2022
The BRC is excited to announce that Belmont Serves will take place this year on Monday, October 10th. Belmont Serves is organized and sponsored by the Belmont Religious Council and brings together members of faith communities across town to serve together in the community. Our youth groups will have the chance to help in preparation for Belmont Serves food drive. iCal

More Than Words - Belmont Gallery of Art Exhibit

More Than Words - Belmont Gallery of Art Exhibit

date 9/16/2022
More Than Words art inspired by literature and poetry Featuring 45 artists a show at the Belmont Gallery of Art September 17 - October 30, 2022 AND a COMPANION SHOW at the Belmont Public Library as part of ONE BOOK ONE BELMONT: "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean iCal

Leaders in Youth Mental Health Series - Parent Workshops

Leaders in Youth Mental Health Series - Parent Workshops

date 9/12/2022
As part of a partnership we have with McLeans Hospital, we would like to notify you that their first annual School Consultation Service “Leaders in Youth Mental Health Series” has launched. This series consists of four free parent webinars for the parents in our school district.

Free Meals Announcement Letter

Free Meals Announcement Letter

date 8/31/2022
The Belmont Public School’s Food & Nutrition Department would like to update you with exciting news about universal free school meals. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has extended free school meals for all students through the 2022-2023 school year! This means that every student is eligible to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch each day. All additional meals outside the first breakfast and lunch will be charged along with the school’s current meal rates.

Welcome Back Parents and Guardians - Fall 2022

Welcome Back Parents and Guardians - Fall 2022

date 8/31/2022
We hope you are enjoying your summer days and find relaxing time with family and friends. It is with great excitement we welcome all new and returning children to Belmont Public Schools. Although we have many warm days ahead to enjoy, the start of the school year is right around the corner, and we wanted to take this time to give you some updates and reminders for 2022-2023.

Interim Chenery Principal, 2022-2023

Interim Chenery Principal, 2022-2023

date 8/5/2022
I write to share some important leadership news for the Chenery Middle School during this upcoming school year. As you know from our previous correspondence, Ms. Koza will be moving to a new role as "Director of District Configuration Transition" for the 2022-2023 school year. In that capacity, she will focus on leading the evolution of a 9-12 BHS building to a 7-12 BMHS building by September, 2023. It is with great enthusiasm that I announce that Nicolette A. Foundas has been named her successor as the “Interim 5-8 Chenery Middle School Principal” for the 2022-2023 school year. She will assume this role effective 8/8/2022.

Introducing the new

Introducing the new "Director of District Configuration Transition"

date 7/15/2022
I write to share some important leadership news regarding the newly created "Director of District Configuration Transition" position. The purpose of this 1-year position was to dedicate a single "point person" to focus all of their time and attention on leading the evolution of a 9-12 BHS building to a 7-12 BMHS building by September, 2023. In proposing this role, we emphasized the importance of:

Thank You CitySide Subaru of Belmont!

Thank You CitySide Subaru of Belmont!

date 5/26/2022
This year, Subaru’s Share the Love program brought in $22,000 for the FBE! The FBE thanks Cityside Subaru for valuing education in Belmont and making a tremendous difference in the Belmont Public Schools.

Belmont Public School Tiered Focused Monitoring Summary

Belmont Public School Tiered Focused Monitoring Summary

date 5/26/2022
Every public school district, charter school, vocational school, and virtual school in Massachusetts is reviewed regularly by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring. As explained on their website, their vision is “Equitable outcomes for all students,” and their mission states that they “serve students by conducting data analyses and reviews of special education and civil rights policies, procedures, and practices in order to support district efforts to build equitable and inclusive educational systems that meet the diverse needs of all students.”

COVID Cases Reporting Wednesday, May 11, 2022

COVID Cases Reporting Wednesday, May 11, 2022

date 5/11/2022
I write to inform you that new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in our school community. One hundred and eight (108) new COVID-19 positive cases in the district: (19) Belmont High School, (25) Chenery Middle School, (4) Burbank Elementary School, (23) Butler Elementary School, (7) Winn Brook Elementary School, and (30) Wellington Elementary School.

THANK YOU Belmont for your support!

THANK YOU Belmont for your support!

date 5/9/2022
The Foundation for Belmont Education would like to thank EVERYONE who participated in our Spring events! What a productive and fabulous couple of months it has been – just look at our total Spring Events numbers! The FBE is extremely grateful – these events could not happen without your support.

Belmont Schools Email Change

Belmont Schools Email Change

date 4/25/2022
BPS staff email addresses will change on May 4. The new email address will now be @belmontschools.net.

Announcing OTA Recipients 2022

Announcing OTA Recipients 2022

date 4/14/2022
The Foundation for Belmont Education is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2022 Outstanding Teacher Awards (OTA) and the S. Warren Farrell Award for Educational Excellence, sponsored by Belmont Savings Bank Foundation. Recipients were selected among nominations submitted by students, parents, colleagues, and community members. CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR’S OTA RECIPIENTS!

FBE Announces Learning Excellence and Innovative Teaching Initiative Grant Awards Totaling $21,400

FBE Announces Learning Excellence and Innovative Teaching Initiative Grant Awards Totaling $21,400

date 4/11/2022
The Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) is pleased to announce and summarize grants that were recently approved for the 2021-2022 academic year. Attached is a summary of seven new grants totaling $21,400. We are very grateful for the generous community support the FBE receives that enables us to provide this well-deserved support for Belmont Public Schools.

Correspondences - Photography Exhibit from Belmont Gallery of Art

Correspondences - Photography Exhibit from Belmont Gallery of Art

date 1/24/2022
The Belmont Gallery of Art (BGA) has recently opened “Correspondences” a striking new photography exhibit featuring images from both Iceland and Boston that “correspond” to one another. The exhibit was guest-curated by Belmont residents/photographers Bert Halstead and Magnus Snorrason.

Parent Information Session - Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Parent Information Session - Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

date 1/10/2022
Belmont Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) invites you to attend our next Parent Information Session (PIS). Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP This Parent Information Session and workshop will be held via ZOOM on Thursday January 20th, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. iCal

January 2, 2022 Superintendent letter to BPS Community

January 2, 2022 Superintendent letter to BPS Community

date 1/2/2022
I would like to send each of you my best wishes for a happy new year. As we begin the second half of the academic year in the midst of the Omicron surge, I am writing to share several district updates. Our current goal, as it has been all year, is to keep children in school and to do so as safely as possible.

Belmont Public Schools Online Registration for School Year 2022-2023 opens January 28, 2022

Belmont Public Schools Online Registration for School Year 2022-2023 opens January 28, 2022

date 12/23/2021
Welcome to Belmont Public Schools (BPS). Registration for school year 2022-2023, grades Kindergarten through 12, opens online January 28.

A Message from the Belmont Public Schools Student Services Department

A Message from the Belmont Public Schools Student Services Department

date 12/20/2021
During the week of January 24, 2022, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of the Belmont School District. The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. Areas of review related to special education include student assessments, determination of eligibility, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team process, and IEP development and implementation. Areas of review related to civil rights include bullying, student discipline, physical restraint, and equal access to school programs for all students.

FBE Announces Learning Excellence and Innovative Teaching Initiative Grant Awards-December 2021

FBE Announces Learning Excellence and Innovative Teaching Initiative Grant Awards-December 2021

date 12/17/2021
The Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) is pleased to announce and summarize grants that were recently approved for the 2021-2022 academic year. Below is a summary of three new grants totaling $7,282.

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