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:

COVID-19 INFORMATION                           SCHOOL OPENING FALL 2020

District Calendar

Middle School Early Release Day
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
End Date/Time:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
Category:
Chenery School Event
Description:
Owned by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools On Thursday, May 30, 2019
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Online Bill Payments

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

Belmont Public Schools News

Vote on Return to Learning Plan
Vote on Return to Learning Plan
Last night, August 12, the School Committee voted for a phased approach toward reopening our schools with full remote learning beginning Phase 1 when we return to learning in September. We have had tremendous feedback from the community through the survey submitted, numerous emails, and questions presented to the School Administration and the School Committee. The information from the survey is valuable to inform a hybrid model that incorporates families’ schedules of what works best (day/week/split day). Please see the Return to Learning presentation given to the School Committee on August 12.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Aug 12, 2020
Fall Re-Opening 2020 Survey Data
Fall Re-Opening 2020 Survey Data
Thank you for your participation and feedback during the School Committee meeting last Thursday and for your survey input over the weekend. We would like to share the survey data we collected so you may review in advance of the School Committee meeting tonight at 6:30 pm. 
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Aug 11, 2020
Fall 2020 Return to Learning Plan 1.0 Document and Presentation to the School Committee
Fall 2020 Return to Learning Plan 1.0 Document and Presentation to the School Committee
Thank you for participation in the School Committee meetings this week. Hundreds of you attended both School Committee virtual meetings on August 4 and 6. More than 600 questions were submitted in the Google document in preparation for the community forum on August 6 in addition to many of you asking your questions during the meeting.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Aug 07, 2020
2020-21 School Opening Options and Survey and Questions
2020-21 School Opening Options and Survey and Questions
We presented the hybrid and remote learning options for fall 2020 school opening at the August 4 School Committee meeting. You can view the meeting at the Belmont Media Center website if you were unable to attend. The presentation presented at the School Committee meeting can be viewed here.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Aug 05, 2020
FBE Apple Run Registration is Open!
FBE Apple Run Registration is Open!
This year we are inviting you all to join in the Couch-2-5k training program at no additional cost. Please email our race co-director, ultra marathoner, finisher of over 180 events, and Couch-2-5K coach Scot DeDeo at racedirector@fbe-belmont.org to receive training details via your email. Alternatively, beginning August 7, 8 weeks out from race week, a beginner and moderate training program and article will be posted weekly to the FBE Facebook page and Instagram.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Aug 04, 2020
Belmont COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Belmont COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
In response to the loss of income to Belmont households due to COVID-19, the Belmont Housing Trust has created an Emergency Rental Assistance Program using Community Preservation Act funds. The program is temporary in nature, and funding is limited. Applications are being accepted beginning Monday, July 26th.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Aug 03, 2020
DESE Remote Learning Guidance for Fall 2020
DESE Remote Learning Guidance for Fall 2020
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released the final Remote Learning Guidance for Fall 2020. We also received Additional Staff Training Days (changes to 180 day requirement) outlining the agreement the Commissioner made with the state teachers’ unions to allow for additional staff training days at the start of the 2020-21 school year. This will be discussed and voted by the School Committee at their meetings next week.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Jul 28, 2020
Save-the-Date FBE Fall Events 2020!
Save-the-Date FBE Fall Events 2020!
FBE FALL EVENTS 2020. Mark your calendars for the FBE VIRTUAL Apple Run, October 2-12, AND the FBE VIRTUAL Spelling Bee, November 7, 2020!
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Jul 28, 2020
Student Device Distribution Update
Student Device Distribution Update
We are writing to provide you with additional information about the distribution of devices to all Belmont students. As outlined in the presentation of preliminary draft plans for 2020-2021 (see slide 12), we need to provide synchronous, scheduled, live instruction and to do that we need to ensure that every student has their own device. Even though the plans for 2020-21 are not yet finalized; we are distributing the devices in order to be prepared for any contingency. Devices issued by the district are the same models as those used in the classrooms, are secured and filtered, and will be fully supported by the Belmont Public Schools Technology department. 
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Jul 27, 2020
Update on School Opening and School Committee Presentation
Update on School Opening and School Committee Presentation
At the School Committee meeting held on July 16, Assistant Superintendent Janice Darias gave a presentation called Update on School Opening 2020-2021. As you know, DESE requested a feasibility study looking at a 3-foot physically distanced full-opening, which is due by July 31. This was originally reported to you in the Superintendent’s Summer Update, sent on July 9. We are also preparing plans for hybrid and remote options, due to DESE by August 10.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Jul 20, 2020

From the Superintendent's Office


Superintendent's Summer Update - July 9, 2020

John Phelan, Superintendent of Schools

Summer is here, and we hope you are enjoying this time and weather. Normally, we pause this newsletter during the summer but we wanted to continue to communicate with our Belmont families during this unique and important time, knowing you want to know about school in the fall and what it will look like. Therefore, we will be updating the community throughout the summer via emails and the newsletter as well as posting information on the front page of the BPS website.


John P. Phelan
Belmont Public Schools Superintendent