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April 2020
Parent/Guardian Message from Principal Betancourt

Parent/Guardian Message from Principal Betancourt

Dear Families, Here is a link to a video message for you regarding today's news about school closure. Also here are some resources for you should you need them: To find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.
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March 2020
Letter to Families - Phase II

Letter to Families - Phase II

Dear Elementary Families, You and your child(ren) are in our hearts and we miss our school communities dearly. Thank you for your patience and support as we prepared for a new phase of remote learning. You have, undoubtedly, been faced with a variety of new challenges as you potentially navigate work responsibilities, worry over your family’s health and well-being, and support your children in their learning. We know this is not easy; therefore, as we move to “Phase II,” we are focused on sup...
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Resources From Our Art and Music Teachers

Resources From Our Art and Music Teachers

Our Art and Music Teachers, Marissa Wakeen and Vickie Livermore, have gathered some resources for you to support and enrich your child(ren)’s time while they are apart from us here at school. Please see their message below. Should your child need any assistance with access to the internet or a device that can allow them to use the resources we’ve sent, kindly let me know.
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Message from Principal Betancourt

Message from Principal Betancourt

Dear Families,I know these are uncertain times, and it has been so heartening to see all of the ideas, support, and encouragement being shared and offered via different outlets.  We are continuing to assess the situation, are making plans, and will update you accordingly. For those families whose children have free or reduced meals, I wanted to remind you that the Belmont Public Schools will be providing breakfast and lunch for our students who access our free and reduced meals program...
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Update on School Closure

Update on School Closure

All schools will be closed from Friday, March 13, 2020 to Friday, March 27, 2020. During this time teachers will not be assigning work. As such, students do not need to return to school to gather materials until further notice. More information is available on the District web site.
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Parent Support Groups

Parent Support Groups

Parents Helping Parents. Parent Support Groups, are free, confidential, and anonymous. These groups serve as a safe place for parents to express frustrations and concerns about their children and families and get advice from other parents who understand.
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Resources for Belmont Public Schools' Elementary Families

Resources for Belmont Public Schools' Elementary Families

The Commissioner of Education has asked Massachusetts schools to provide educational support and enrichment. We are not providing the equivalent of a full school day or a distance learning program, and are not expecting students to complete work and turn it in to school staff.  We know that nothing can replicate the experience of being in a classroom community led by a caring and responsive teacher. 
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Superintendent Operational Update: Friday, March 13, 2020

Superintendent Operational Update: Friday, March 13, 2020

Dear Families and Staff-Yesterday we announced the closing of our schools along with our neighboring cities and towns in an effort to make a regional impact on the spreading of COVID-19.I am writing today to provide an update on what we are discussing and planning as an operational plan moving forward for our school department. Please be aware, we have learned that what we plan for today could be changed by shifting circumstances that we face as soon as tomorrow. Our goal is to keep you updated ...
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Butler Event Cancellations

Butler Event Cancellations

Dear Families,As described in Superintendent Phelan’s recent communication about school gatherings, below is a list of Butler specific events that are now cancelled.  It is our hope to reschedule events when it is deemed appropriate.  We are trying to preserve the most essential pieces of our children’s experience, and are minimizing anything extraneous for now.  Our goal is to keep our school functioning in a healthy and safe manner in accordance with c...
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