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John P. Phelan, Superintendent of Schools

In every entry you will find news from the schools as well as entries that will be staples in each edition, such as Teaching and Learning, School Committee Updates, and Good News.  We hope to highlight our staff, students, and this amazing community we are all part of.  There is a tremendous amount of activity in every school in Belmont, and we are proud to share it through this newsletter and the BPS website.

John P. Phelan,
Superintendent of Schools 
email: jphelanblog@belmont.k12.ma.us

Superintendent's Newsletters

Archive: May 2020



Superintendent's May 28, 2020 Newsletter

Superintendent's May 28, 2020 Newsletter

date 5/28/2020

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. It finally feels like our New England "spring/summer" is here. Usually at this time we invite local veterans to several schools to honor them for their service through song and poems. We are sad we could not provide that this year; however, Winn Brook School decided to continue the tradition. Please see more on that below and other news from the district.



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Superintendent's May 20, 2020 Newsletter

Superintendent's May 20, 2020 Newsletter

date 5/20/2020

The weeks are getting shorter and busier as we speed through the month of May. It is hard to believe Memorial Day weekend is already here. Please know Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, is a holiday, and there is no school on that day.



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Superintendent's May 13, 2020 Newsletter

Superintendent's May 13, 2020 Newsletter

date 5/12/2020

We hope you were able to enjoy Mother's Day weekend even with the snowy start to it on Saturday. We know it is not easy being a parent in the best of times but it is especially challenging these days during the pandemic. We appreciate our entire Belmont community for their generosity of spirit and help in supporting our students.



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Superintendent's May 8, 2020 Newsletter

Superintendent's May 8, 2020 Newsletter

date 5/8/2020

We know our 2020 Belmont High School graduates feel the restraints of physical distancing the most deeply, having to spend the remainder of their last year away from all their classmates. First and foremost, we are sorry this is our current situation and feel horrible for our seniors – they are missing out on many true traditions and rites of passage, and it is sad. We are trying to balance safety and celebration. As an administration we will pause this process to review and re-examine ideas that have been emailed to us from our parents and students. Our goal is to provide a safe and celebratory experience for our seniors under our current circumstances.



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Superintendent's May 5, 2020 Newsletter

Superintendent's May 5, 2020 Newsletter

date 5/5/2020

Teacher Appreciation Week is this week and Teacher Appreciation Day is today. The appreciation is never more deeply felt than this year during this pandemic as we engage in remote learning. We miss seeing our teachers every day, and want them to know how much we value them.

It is also National Nurses Day on Wednesday. We are grateful to our school nurses for all the work they do.



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