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Belmont COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Belmont COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

date 10/21/2020
This program helps Belmont renters who lost income and are having trouble paying rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants are eligible for up to three months residential rental assistance. NEW Deadline: November 10.

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 - Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 - Tuesday, October 20, 2020

date 10/20/2020
I write to inform you about two new cases of confirmed COVID-19 in our school community.  We received confirmation from the Belmont Department of Health on 10/19/2020, regarding both of these cases.  Please note that these cases were identified as close contacts of the confirmed case previously reported on 10/14/2020.  Since 10/14/2020 that classroom has been closed and all students and staff have been working and learning  remotely. This is what we know for certain at this time: The Department of Health received confirmation that they received two laboratory testing reports indicating that school community members (i.e., student or staff) at Chenery Middle School school have been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19

Superintendent's Letter: Remote Learning Wednesday through Friday

Superintendent's Letter: Remote Learning Wednesday through Friday

date 10/20/2020
Dear Belmont Public Schools Community, I write today to inform you that all students and staff, PreK-12 will remain home and pivot back to remote learning on Wednesday, 10/21/2020 through Friday, 10/23/2020.

Belmont Food Services: Update #3

Belmont Food Services: Update #3

date 10/20/2020
First off, thank you to all participating families who have been coming by our meal pick up over the last month. The turnout has been tremendous and truly supports our children as well as our program. In the last four weeks, we have seen over 70,000 meals go out the door! We have determined that meal pick up and home meal kit delivery is the SAFEST and most efficient way to get meals to our student body. Please note we will continue through the upcoming models and until guidance is released to safely feed students in an unrestricted setting in our cafeterias.

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia POSTPONED

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia POSTPONED

date 10/16/2020
We are sorry to say we have made the difficult decision to postpone this fun fundraiser, originally scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2020. We concluded this is just too busy a time for too many in our community, and we would love to save this really fun event for a more manageable time in the near future. We apologize for any inconvenience. Any registrations already made for the original date will be honored for the rescheduled event, or refunded at your request. Please email the Bee Keeper at beekeeper@fbe-belmont.org for a refund. Please keep a look out for our rescheduled date announcement!

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Case of COVID-19 - Thursday, October 15, 2020

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Case of COVID-19 - Thursday, October 15, 2020

date 10/15/2020
I write to inform you about two cases of confirmed COVID-19 in our school community.  We received confirmation from the Belmont Department of Health today, 10/15/2020 regarding both of these cases.  Please note today’s first positive case was identified as a close contact of the confirmed case reported yesterday, 10/14/2020.  The second positive case from today was independent of the cases named above. This is what we know for certain at this time: The Department of Health received confirmation that they received a laboratory testing report indicating that two school community members (i.e., student or staff) at the Chenery Middle School have been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Case of COVID-19 - Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Case of COVID-19 - Wednesday, October 14, 2020

date 10/14/2020
I write to inform you about a case of confirmed COVID-19 in our school community. We received confirmation from the Belmont Department of Health today, 10/14/2020 at 11:45am regarding this case. This is what we know for certain at this time: The Department of Health received confirmation that they received a laboratory testing report indicating that a school community member (i.e., student or staff) at Chenery Middle School has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia - Calling All Bee Teams

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia - Calling All Bee Teams

date 10/13/2020
CALLING ALL BEE TEAMS! KIDS, TEENS & ADULTS. Register today our first FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia For ALL AGES! Game Night is SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, at Your House. FAMILY BEE: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm / TEEN & ADULT BEE: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm iCal

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Case of COVID-19 - Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Case of COVID-19 - Tuesday, October 13, 2020

date 10/13/2020
Dear Members of the Belmont Public Schools Community, I write to inform you about a case of confirmed COVID-19 in our school community.  We received confirmation from the Belmont Department of Health Friday, 10/9/2020 regarding this case. This is what we know for certain at this time: The Department of Health received confirmation that they received a laboratory testing report indicating that a school community member (i.e., student or staff) at Belmont High School has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Appropriate Technology Use During Virtual/Remote Learning Activities

Appropriate Technology Use During Virtual/Remote Learning Activities

date 10/7/2020
Belmont Public Schools is dedicated to providing engaging and effective remote learning opportunities for our students.  As part of our remote learning opportunities, BPS is offering many learning activities, classroom presentations and student meetings via a virtual platform. Prior to engaging in these virtual learning activities, presentations and student meetings, the District seeks to clarify guidelines for appropriate technology use during virtual/remote learning activities.

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia 2020 - Registration is Open!

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia 2020 - Registration is Open!

date 10/6/2020
This year’s Spelling Bee is a spelling and trivia competition, and this year marks the 20th annual FBE Bee, but the first Virtual Bee for ALL AGES! The 2020 Virtual Bee will be divided into two segments: a Family Bee and a Teen & Adult Bee. Teams in both categories will be eligible for an assortment of prizes. While there will still be spelling, both Bees will now include trivia questions too! We will be using a combination of Kahoot!, which is an interactive game tool (either mobile app or website), and Zoom to enable teams to participate from wherever they are located. iCal

First Day of School Communication K-4 and SC Presentation

First Day of School Communication K-4 and SC Presentation

date 10/2/2020
School Opening Fall 2020 - Superintendent's Bulletin #17 - First Day of School Communication K-4 and SC Presentation. School begins on Thursday, October 8, for hybrid-in person learning for grades K-4 beginning with Cohort A. The following communications will be sent by your schools.

Halloween House Decorating Contest and Tour

Halloween House Decorating Contest and Tour

date 10/1/2020
Belmont Recreation is hosting a Halloween House Decorating Contest and Tour! We hope that all the ghouls and goblins in your household will take part in this fun community event. 

A Message from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19 Case

A Message from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19 Case

date 9/29/2020
I write to inform you about a case of confirmed COVID-19 in our school community.  We received confirmation from the Belmont Department of Health Monday, 9/28/2020 regarding this case. The Department of Health received confirmation that a school community member (i.e., student or staff) at the Winn Brook Elementary school has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Move to Hybrid for Grades K-4

Move to Hybrid for Grades K-4

date 9/28/2020
School Opening Fall 2020 - Superintendent's Bulletin #16 - Move to Hybrid for Grades K-4. Per the School Committee request, and subsequent vote on September 22, we are moving to our hybrid in-person learning phase for grades K-4 the week of October 5. At this time we anticipate the first day of hybrid learning will be on Thursday, October 8. This start follows phase 2 of the Accelerated Phased Plan, as noted in the full Return to Learning Fall 2020 presentation submitted to the School Committee on September 22.

Belmont Meal Pick-Up Update

Belmont Meal Pick-Up Update

date 9/27/2020
We had an incredible turnout the past few days and wanted to share that we served over 10,000 meals via our free meals pick up service! We’re sorry for any of you caught in our traffic jam on Wednesday, but we were so happy you were able to participate! Here is some guidance and key points so our program can run smoothly in the weeks to come.

School Crossing Guards - Availability in the 2020-21 School Year

School Crossing Guards - Availability in the 2020-21 School Year

date 9/25/2020
The Belmont Police are responsible for covering 16 crossing posts twice a day in the mornings and afternoons. Crossing Guards are assigned to each post, and we have reserve crossing guards to fill in when a permanent crossing guard is absent. We currently have three full time crossing guard vacancies as well as three reserve vacancies. We are attempting to fill both positions.

Accelerated Phased Plan

Accelerated Phased Plan

date 9/24/2020
School Opening Fall 2020 - Superintendent's Bulletin #15 - Accelerated Phased Plan. On Tuesday, September 22, the School Committee accepted the updated accelerated Phased Plan for grades K-4 to return to hybrid in-person learning during the week of October 5. Please see the Return to Learning Fall 2020 presentation. You will receive further communication with more detail while we continue planning to achieve that accelerated start.

Belmont Food Service Updates

Belmont Food Service Updates

date 9/22/2020
While the start of the school year looks a little different for everyone, I wanted to share with you some good news that schools nationwide recently received. The USDA extended a waiver that allows schools to serve free breakfast and lunch to ALL students, as late as December 31, 2020 or as long as funding is available. We are thrilled with this news as it means that we will be able to provide all Belmont students with nutritious and nourishing food for free that will support them, both in school and at home. Here are the multiple methods in which meals will be available.  

Becca's Feat on Feet Virtual Book Launch

Becca's Feat on Feet Virtual Book Launch

date 9/22/2020
Join us for the Virtual launch of Becca Pizzi's new book, Becca's Feat on Feet! She'll be in conversation with Joanna Tzouvelis. Sign-up required. Event date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 6:30pm iCal

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