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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 Teaching and Learning, School Committee Updates, and Good 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 
email: jphelanblog@belmont.k12.ma.us

Superintendent's Newsletters

Superintendent's May 8, 2020 Newsletter

Superintendent's May 8, 2020 Newsletter

date 5/8/2020

We know our 2020 Belmont High School graduates feel the restraints of physical distancing the most deeply, having to spend the remainder of their last year away from all their classmates. First and foremost, we are sorry this is our current situation and feel horrible for our seniors – they are missing out on many true traditions and rites of passage, and it is sad. We are trying to balance safety and celebration. As an administration we will pause this process to review and re-examine ideas that have been emailed to us from our parents and students. Our goal is to provide a safe and celebratory experience for our seniors under our current circumstances.



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Superintendent's May 5, 2020 Newsletter

Superintendent's May 5, 2020 Newsletter

date 5/5/2020

Teacher Appreciation Week is this week and Teacher Appreciation Day is today. The appreciation is never more deeply felt than this year during this pandemic as we engage in remote learning. We miss seeing our teachers every day, and want them to know how much we value them.

It is also National Nurses Day on Wednesday. We are grateful to our school nurses for all the work they do.



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Superintendent's May 1, 2020 Newsletter

Superintendent's May 1, 2020 Newsletter

date 5/1/2020

We can't say it enough, how thankful we are for our educators who have truly worked hard to pivot their brick and mortar classroom style of education to the virtual classroom. We see relationships strengthening and engagement across all schools and all grades during this challenging time. Principals have built on their strong partnerships with educators and the instructional Leadership Team. We will continue building on what we have learned this year and continue collaboration and crowd-sourcing to better support our school community.



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Superintendent's April 28, 2020 Newsletter

Superintendent's April 28, 2020 Newsletter

date 4/28/2020

We want to thank the Belmont High School administration and PTO for actively meeting and discussing the issue of graduation for the BHS Class of 2020. The efforts of Principal Isaac Taylor are appreciated as we review options for this tradition during such challenging times.



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Superintendent's April 24, 2020 Newsletter

Superintendent's April 24, 2020 Newsletter

date 4/24/2020

We miss all of our families and students, and I know students miss seeing their classmates and teachers. Although we can agree the safety of our children and staff is paramount, Governor Baker's order to close schools for the remainder of the year was still tough news to take. The news is especially hard for our incredible Belmont High School Senior Class of 2020. Belmont is a resilient and wonderful community, and the school department thanks everyone for their constructive input and patience as we navigate through this challenging time.



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