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01/14/21

Community Equity Roundtable rescheduled to January 22nd

“Dear Equity Roundtable Community, Tomorrow’s Community Equity Roundtable will be postponed to January 22nd, 2021. We look forward to sharing some important equity work underway with you next week and wish everyone a happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend! In solidarity, Charles”

 

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01/4/21

January 15th BPS Community Equity Roundtable @11 AM

BPS-Virtual COVID Community Equity Roundtable 11 AM – 12:30 PM

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Agenda-BPS Virtual Community Equity Roundtable-Rolling Agenda
Hello All,

We will be hosting the second of many BPS Virtual COVID Community Equity Roundtables.
Please feel free to add interested parties to this call invitation.
Agenda to follow, but for now please find below the purpose of the meeting:
Purpose:
1. To communicate with stakeholders about how BPS is prioritizing equity with resource distribution
2. To get ideas from stakeholders how we might make improvements
3. To hear from stakeholders how they might be able to support BPS’ COVID relief effort

12/16/20

Fri. 12/18-BPS COVID Community Equity Roundtable

This event has been changed with this note:
“Hello All, Per my email, moving this the 12/25 meeting to 12/18 for follow-up conversations as needed. Best, Charles ”

BPS-Virtual COVID Community Equity Roundtable

When
Changed: Fri Dec 18, 2020 11am – 12:30pm Eastern Time – New York
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Agenda-BPS Virtual Community Equity Roundtable-Rolling Agenda
Hello All,We will be hosting the second of many BPS Virtual COVID Community Equity Roundtables.
Please feel free to add interested parties to this call invitation.
Agenda to follow, but for now please find below the purpose of the meeting:
Purpose:
1. To communicate with stakeholders about how BPS is prioritizing equity with resource distribution
2. To get ideas from stakeholders how we might make improvements
3. To hear from stakeholders how they might be able to support BPS’ COVID relief effort

In solidarity and partnership,

Charles

12/2/20

Frid. 12/4: BPS Virtual Community Equity Roundtable

    BPS-Virtual COVID Community Equity Roundtable

Fri Dec 4, 2020 11am – 12:30pm Eastern Time – New York

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All are Welcome!

Purpose:
1. To communicate with stakeholders about how BPS is prioritizing equity with resource distribution
2. To get ideas from stakeholders how we might make improvements
3. To hear from stakeholders how they might be able to support BPS’ COVID relief effort

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12/2/20

#IAMHEREFOR the Option for In-Person Learning for ALL Students with High Needs Rally

Join Us on December 13th for a silent rally!

 

This will be a “silent” rally with physical and social distancing. We will have a musical playlist that speaks to our need for change, posters showcasing our demands, and personalized  signs for participants. We encourage participants to wear red.

We will release bubbles collectively as a culminating act at the end of our rally. Although this will be a silent rally, for those who wish to participate by car, we encourage horn blowing!!

Masks are required.

Children are welcome.

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11/6/20

Reopening Update for Day Schools & Henderson School

 

 

 

 

November 6, 2020

​​​​​​​Dear Boston Public Schools Families,

As we close out the second week of full remote learning, I hope that your experience with remote learning is improved from last year, thanks to the time the BPS team and our educators dedicated over the summer to plan and prepare for a more engaging and consistent experience.

I am writing with an update on our plan to return to in-person learning. As early as next week, BPS expects to see students return to in-person learning and services in our special education day schools, including the Carter, McKinley, Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the Henderson – schools that educate students with complex needs that cannot be fully addressed through remote learning.

We continue to discuss the opportunity to welcome additional students back into our school buildings with our teachers and partners, starting with our highest need students. We will welcome back additional students to school buildings as soon as we can, once school plans are approved and reviewed by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), and following ongoing conversations with our teachers and staff.

While we prepare to welcome students back, I want to make a few points clear. Our buildings are ready and exceed DESE guidelines. BPS staff and the City of Boston did the work over the summer to ensure we followed all guidance from public health officials. Every building was cleared by the BPHC. We shifted to remote learning as part of the City’s strategy to contain the spread of the coronavirus after seeing an increase in the positive test rate, not because of challenges with our school buildings.

In order to address those higher COVID-19 positivity rates, we are taking extra steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in our schools as we prepare to welcome back students and staff. That includes upgrading filters in our buildings with HVAC systems, making repairs to thousands of windows and adding portable air filtration units to our student-occupied buildings without HVAC; starting new, additional air quality testing; and adding access to free COVID-19 testing at or near the school buildings for staff reporting in-person.

We also continue conversations with our teachers and educators on our return to in-person learning for additional students, recognizing that hybrid learning was the preferred model for half of our families. I will continue to provide updates on our progress toward welcoming additional students back into our school buildings. For more information about reopening and remote learning, please visit bostonpublicschools.org/reopening.

I know the interruption to in-person learning is incredibly disappointing for many of you, as it is for me. I want our students back in schools with their classmates and their teachers. In the meantime, we will continue our focus on consistent delivery of high quality remote learning and do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus so we can welcome students and staff back into school buildings. Please continue to wear a face covering when you leave your home, practice safe physical distancing, avoid large groups, and wash your hands frequently. If we all do our part, we will all be back together as soon as possible.

In unity,

Dr. Brenda Cassellius
Superintendent

Boston Public Schools
Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Superintendent
City of Boston
Martin J. Walsh, Mayor

 

10/13/20

10_16_20_BPS-Virtual COVID Community Equity Roundtable @ 12 PM – 1:30 PM

You are invited to attend the public BPS bi-weekly Virtual Community Equity Roundtable Discussion on Friday,  October 16, 2020 from 11AM – 12″30 PM via Zoom.

 

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09/22/20

BPS Vouchers for Comcast Internet Essentials Service

Once the contract is finalized between the family and Comcast, Boston Public Schools will be able to provide families with a voucher that will take care of bills after the 60 day promotion ends. Please reach out to your school principal  regarding internet access, if you need help paying for it.

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