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Return to School Update

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Dear Families and Staff –

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 our elementary school buildings will open for our students to return to hybrid in-person learning. Please see the schedule below:

Wednesday, October 28:

  • All students PreK-4 will return to school hybrid in-person at our four elementary schools. This will be a Cohort B day.
  • All of our elementary  Phase 1 and 2 students
  • All LABBB elementary, middle and high school programs

Thursday, October 29:

  • Chenery Middle School begins their hybrid model
  • All of our Phase 1 and 2 students will return at the middle school
  • All of our Phase 1 and 2 students at BHS will be notified tomorrow on their return for Thursday

This decision is based on a five day analysis and peer review of the data provided by our engineering consultants, BALA Inc. The peer review was conducted over the weekend, and our Facilities Department has moved forward to put in place the needed resources at each school. We purchased additional air purification units to support the need for our classrooms to have appropriate air exchange.

In addition to this work, our building principals were provided the necessary data, and conducted a walk-through of their buildings to ensure all rooms met the data standard. Lastly, our educators have also been included in this data review process this afternoon.


John P. Phelan
Superintendent of Schools
Belmont, Massachusetts