Family Resources

  • Where's My School Bus?

    Track your child's school bus.

    School Breakfast/Lunch Menus

    BPS Breakfast and Lunch menus.  The Sumner Lower School has food prepared onsite and follows the onsite Menu #1.  The Sumner Upper School offers the City Fresh Foods menu. Note that for the Month of September 2023, the Upper School will only offer cold breakfast and lunch options. If you are concerned about food allergens or other dietary restrictions, please contact the school nurse and your homeroom teacher and they can help make sure your concerns are addressed.

    Sumner School Cliffs Notes

    Your Sumner School Quick-reference Guide!

    BPL homework help program:

    Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students and BTU tutors.

    School Communications:

    Setting up Class Dojo:

    An illustrated guide to get connected to the Sumner School Class Dojo community.

    School Messenger

    Find out how to download the SchoolMessenger App and make sure you receive school notices.

    If you would like to check if the correct address, email, and/or phone number is on file, please speak with our school secretaries, Ms. Karina Rivera-Sosa (Lower Campus: 617-635-8131) or Ms. Theresa McIrney (Upper Campus: 617-635-8073).  If any of your family's contact information is incorrect, Ms. Rivera-Sosa or Ms. McIrney can help you with how to correct this.

    Room Champions

    The Sumner school is building a room champion program where parents/guardians can assist homeroom teachers with classroom communications related to class activities and events (non-confidential information only).  Room champions can also help amplify messages and events from the school family liaisons, specialists, Sumner School Family Council, and School Site Council. Room champions for each class will have unique opportunities to engage in activities supporting your child’s class, organize meetups for families outside of school and assist with volunteer efforts. Please contact Jess Manna ( to express your interest or for more information! 

    Sumner School Family Handbook

    Detailed Family and Student Handbook for the Sumner School.

    Guide to the Boston Public Schools

    Family and Student handbook for BPS.


    For adult family members or other volunteers in the school buildings or on school trips.  This includes family members serving as chaperones on school field trips. There are many ways to help our school that do not require CORI verification.  Please contact our school Family Liaisons, Ms. O'Brien and/or Ms. Fortin (ellas hablan español) for any questions regarding CORI.