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John P. Phelan, Superintendent of Schools

In every entry you will find news from the schools as well as entries that will be staples in each edition, such as School Committee Updates and School News.  We hope to highlight our staff, students, and this amazing community we are all part of. There is a tremendous amount of activity in every school in Belmont, and we are proud to share it through this newsletter and the BPS website.

John P. Phelan,
Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent's Newsletters

Archive: August 2015

First Day of School Year 2015-2016

First Day of School Year 2015-2016

date 8/31/2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 will be the first day of school for all students in grade one through grade 12.  Our kindergarten students will start next week on Tuesday and Wednesday.

My hope is that the pre Labor Day start will facilitate a smooth transition for our children by having two days of school this week, followed by a long four day weekend, and four days of school next week. This gradual start will give our students a chance to meet their teachers this week, find out expectations for the year, and set up their school routines.  Then, hopefully they can spend the four day weekend stress free and return to school Tuesday refreshed and prepared to learn.

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From the Superintendent’s Office

From the Superintendent’s Office

date 8/25/2015

The seasons pass quickly in New England.  The spring comes through quietly to then feel long summer days upon us. As the days become a bit shorter and talk of fall is in the air, we have to admit that summer is coming to a close.  As T.S. Eliot wrote: “… And to make an end is to make a beginning.” 

The beginning of a new school year is upon us and we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our students to their schools. Whether you are a five year old getting ready for kindergarten, or an 8th grader preparing for the last year of middle school or the 12th grader preparing for the Senior Thesis at Belmont High, the start of the year has great energy and promise.  Please review the updates for the 2015/16 school year.

The administrative and year round staff has been working hard throughout the summer to prepare for the start of another school year.  My thanks go out to our administrative assistants, custodians, teachers, and administrators who have worked to ensure a smooth start of the school year for all.

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