• Student learning in the classroom while wearing a mask.

Important Information about School Reopening

  • Timeline for Reopening and Phasing Additional Students to In-Person Learning (click here

    Monday, April 26: BPS begins 5 days of in-person learning for students in grades K0-8.

    Monday, April 26: Students in grades K0–12 enrolled at the BPS special education day schools (The Carter School, Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the McKinley Schools) who opt into full-time in-person learning will begin 5 days of in-person learning.

    On March 15, BPS sent an email to parents and caregivers to determine if families prefer remote learning or 5 days of in-person learning for their children. Families were asked to complete their forms by March 29.

    Per DESE guidelines, families must select 5-day in-person or remote learning, and the hybrid model will no longer be available for grades K-8 after April 26. However, we recognize that certain situations, such as sickness or other COVID-related reasons, may require some students to switch to remote attendance for the day. If your child cannot attend in person, please communicate with your child’s school as early as possible with the reason and timeframe for switching to remote learning. Students will still be marked present as long as they meet the attendance requirements for the day, although we cannot guarantee that your child will be with the same class for remote lessons. 

    BPS families with questions about their learning model preferences should contact their child's school or email reopening@bostonpublicschools.org with their child's name and student ID number.


    The latest communications from Superintendent Brenda Cassellius can be found here.

    How does student COVID testing work?

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.


Safe Distancing in Schools

    • Updates on safe distancing in schools and attendance
    • In-Person Learning FAQs