School Handbook

Dear Chenery Students and Families,

Welcome to Chenery Upper Elementary School! This Student & Parent/Guardian Resource Guide was developed by a committee composed of parents/guardians and teachers and is designed to help you get to know our school community.  The contents within support our core values: Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn. When we follow these guidelines, our school is a community that is supportive, positive, energetic, and one that upholds high expectations for learning, behavior, and social responsibility.  It is based on the need to create and maintain a positive climate, both in school and on campus.  This work is a partnership between school personnel, students, and their families.

This resource is organized to allow students and families to access information on many topics related to the school experience here at Chenery Upper Elementary School. Please see the table of contents to help you navigate those topics and where to find them in this guide.

Although students are not expected to read this entire document in order, there are a few sections they should familiarize themselves with prior to the start of the school year.  Each of these sections are hyperlinked within the document so that they are easy for students to find. We will be talking about those areas together as our school year progresses.

If I can be of any assistance to you or your children, please contact me at 617-993-5800.  My office is always open to you.


Ms. Barbara O'Brien
Interim Principal