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March Belmont SEPAC Events - Changes and Cancellations

March Belmont SEPAC Events - Changes and Cancellations

date 3/13/2020
Due to the concerns of the Corona virus, all Belmont SEPAC events for March have been changed. No social playdate was planned for this month. We have cancelled our May Awards Ceremony. We hope to bring this lovely event back next year.

Belmont Update on School Closure

Belmont Update on School Closure

date 3/12/2020
After much consideration and discussion we will be closing  all Belmont Public School buildings starting tomorrow, Friday, March 13, 2020. There is no school tomorrow. This decision was made in consultation with the Town of Belmont’s Department of Health.  Belmont is one of several neighboring districts taking this step together. These districts have issued a joint press release to their communities. As stated in the press release, all schools will be closed from Friday, March 13, 2020 to Friday, March 27, 2020.

Joint Press Release: Schools to Close through at Least March 27

Joint Press Release: Schools to Close through at Least March 27

date 3/12/2020
Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Burlington, Lexington and Winchester Schools to Close Starting Tomorrow, Friday, March 13. Schools to Close through at Least March 27.

A Message from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19; Update #7

A Message from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19; Update #7

date 3/11/2020
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has informed the Belmont Health Department of its first presumptive positive COVID-19 case in a Belmont resident. This resident attended the Biogen conference in Boston held at the end of February. This resident is the parent of Belmont Public School students who attend the Chenery Middle School and Belmont High School.

A Message from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19; Update #6

A Message from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19; Update #6

date 3/11/2020
After considerable discussions with the Belmont Board of Health, and to be consistent with Governor Baker’s recommendations in his declaration of a State of Emergency on Tuesday, March 10, we are canceling all large-group events in our schools beginning Thursday, March 12. These events would be school field trips, concerts, plays, performances, large-group events such as speakers and night events at schools, parent and guardian visits to classrooms and school conferences.

EVENT CANCELED: Creating Safe Environments for LGBTQI+ Children and Families

EVENT CANCELED: Creating Safe Environments for LGBTQI+ Children and Families

date 3/11/2020
BASEC and the Belmont Public Schools is proud to announce the second talk of the annual Parent Lecture Series with Guest Speakers Elijah Oyenuga & Jason Wheeler in Collaboration with Belmont LGBTQI Alliance iCal

FBE Annual Fundraiser Casino Royale Update

FBE Annual Fundraiser Casino Royale Update

date 3/11/2020
On the recommendation of the Belmont Health Department, and with an abundance of caution during this fluid situation, the FBE has regretfully decided to CANCEL Saturday’s FBE Annual Fundraiser Casino Royale. iCal

A Message from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19; Update #5

A Message from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19; Update #5

date 3/9/2020
As you know, news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is constantly changing and emerging, which is worrisome to our all communities including our own. The Belmont School Department recently emailed you to inform you of plans to disinfect and sanitize high-touch surfaces in all of our schools with hospital-grade equipment.  This is done in an abundance of caution as an extension of our deep cleaning efforts and flu season disinfection plan to help reduce the spread of a number of problematic pathogens in hard to reach places.

FBE Online Auction is Open for Bidding

FBE Online Auction is Open for Bidding

date 3/9/2020
The Foundation For Belmont Education. Online Auction is open for Bidding. We’re not Bluffing! Hundreds of fantastic items are up for Bid. Auction ends on Sunday, March 22nd At 10 Pm.

A Message from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19; Update #4

A Message from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19; Update #4

date 3/6/2020
I am writing to provide you with information regarding the self-quarantine status of a member of the high school staff who had travelled to Italy over February break. As you may know, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued updated guidance on March 4, asking people to self-quarantine if they have travelled to China, Iran, Italy, and South Korea (people who have travelled to Japan are also asked to limit contact with others and self-monitor symptoms). Previously, the CDC had only asked that people who had travelled to China self-quarantine

A Message from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19; Update #3

A Message from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19; Update #3

date 3/4/2020
We understand that many staff, students and families have questions regarding the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and how it may impact the BPS Community. Massachusetts-specific information about Coronavirus can be found on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website.

District Report Card 2019

District Report Card 2019

date 3/2/2020
Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s report card is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas. We are pleased to present our district and school report cards. A link to our district’s report card is available at Massachusetts DOE District Report Card.

Belmont Summer Enrichment 2020

Belmont Summer Enrichment 2020

date 3/2/2020
Classes available for students entering grades Pre-K through 6. Classes include… Engineering, Coding, Growing Gardeners, Graphic Design, Model UN. Visit the BSE page available on the Belmont Public Schools website, under “Summer Programs” to see all of our available courses.

Health Advisory for Coronavirus (COVID-19); Update #2

Health Advisory for Coronavirus (COVID-19); Update #2

date 2/28/2020
The Belmont Health Department is sharing updated information with the Belmont Public Schools to help keep it informed about the emerging global health concern, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is a new strain of Coronavirus that may cause respiratory illness in some people. 

Parent Lecture Series 2020 - Systemic Racism & The Legacy of Education

Parent Lecture Series 2020 - Systemic Racism & The Legacy of Education

date 2/10/2020
Belmont After School Enrichment Collaborative & Belmont Public Schools Present 2020 Parent Lecture Series. THROUGH THE LENS: Envisioning Equitable Education Through Action and Community. Systemic Racism & The Legacy of Education on February 12, 2020 | 6:30PM - 8:00PM at Chenery Middle School Auditorium with Guest Speaker Stella Panzarella, LLM In Collaboration with Belmont Against Racism iCal

Fifth Annual Becca Pizzi 5K Race

Fifth Annual Becca Pizzi 5K Race

date 2/6/2020
Registration is live for the FIFTH ANNUAL The Becca Pizzi 5k and kids 1 mile Run on Sunday, April 26th! A HUGE thank you to Fitness Together Belmont for co-directing the race. All proceeds benefit the Becca Pizzi Scholarship Foundation for the purpose of awarding scholarships to Belmont High School students! iCal

MMEA All-State and Junior Districts Results

MMEA All-State and Junior Districts Results

date 2/5/2020
Over the past two weekends music students from Belmont High School and Chenery Middle School have auditioned for a variety of honors ensembles. Auditions for the Massachusetts Music Educators (MMEA) All-State Band, Chorus, Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble took place at Shrewsbury High School on January 25. This past weekend, auditions for the MMEA Northeast Junior District Festival (Grades 7-9) took place in Wakefield.

Health Advisory for Coronavirus from the Belmont Health Department; Update #1

Health Advisory for Coronavirus from the Belmont Health Department; Update #1

date 1/31/2020
The Belmont Health Department is sharing information with the Belmont Public Schools to help keep it informed about a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus – named “2019 nCov” – that was first detected in Wuhan, China and continues to spread.

Support the FBE’s Annual Fundraiser!

Support the FBE’s Annual Fundraiser!

date 1/27/2020
The FBE’s Annual Fundraiser is our largest event and last year raised more than $150,000 for the Belmont Public Schools. These funds enabled the FBE to enrich the public schools by funding innovative programs for students and teachers. There are many ways to help make this year’s fundraiser another resounding success. iCal

Belmont High School Fencing Team had a Great First Meet

Belmont High School Fencing Team had a Great First Meet

date 1/20/2020
The Belmont High School Fencing Team held its first meet in the history of our school on Friday, January 17, 2020 at a dual meet at the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The Belmont High School fencers competed against fencers from Dana Hall and St. Johns Prep and our team did very well. The first year, by rule, is a qualifying year for the team. Let’s hope the Belmont High School fencers qualify for next year’s Massachusetts High School Fencing Championship Tournament!

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