Timeline for Reopening and Phasing Additional Students to In-Person Learning
Monday, February 1: High Priority students for in-person learning.
Students with high in-person priority include:
- Students with disabilities in substantially separate classrooms
- Students with disabilities in inclusion classrooms with high needs
- Students with disabilities in public day schools
- English Learners who are EL levels 1 and 2
- Students who are in the care of the Department of Children and Families
- Students who are experiencing homelessness
- Students with limited or interrupted formal education
- Students identified by their school’s Student Support Team (SST) as requiring additional in-person schooling
All other students are eligible for two days of instruction each week, with students in Group A in school on Mondays and Tuesdays and students in Group B in school on Thursdays and Fridays. All buildings will be fully cleaned and sanitized on Wednesdays, with remote learning for all students.
We are planning to follow this tentative schedule:
Monday, March 1 & Thursday, March 4: Students in K0 - Grade 3 (Groups A & B)
Monday, March 15 & Thursday, March 18: Students in Grades 4 - 8 (Groups A & B)
Monday, March 29 & Thursday, April 1: Students in Grades 9 - 12 (Groups A & B)
As we prepare for our students' return, you can help us by abiding by all public health guidance. Please continue to wear your mask any time you leave your home, wash your hands frequently, stay home if you are not feeling well, and get tested regularly for COVID-19 at any free City of Boston testing site. To find a testing site and for additional COVID-19 information and resources, visit boston.gov/covid.
Click below to read the January 22, 2021, reopening update letter from Superintendent Brenda Cassellius
Check out the latest information about COVID-19 cases at BPS here.
Click here to read important updates from the Supt. Brenda Cassllius concerning reopening school buildings for learning.
Visitors Not Allowed
As a means of keeping students and staff healthy and safe, visitors - including parents or caregivers - will not be allowed to enter BPS school buildings for any purpose other than to drop off or pick up their student(s), all of which will be limited to the school’s administrative space. This prohibition does not apply to BPS staff with a business purpose to be at a school site or vendors necessary for providing school services, though specialized health check procedures may be required. Approval from the staff person’s supervisor or school leader, with respect to vendors, is required and adherence to requirements for masks and physical distancing will be enforced.