Reopening Schools Community Meeting

  • January 28: Join Superintendent Brenda Cassellius on Zoom for a discussion on the reopening of schools. Click here for the Zoom link. You will receive a confirmation email and can submit your questions via email. 

Request a Change to Your Student's Learning Model

  • Please complete the form below for each student if you would like to request:
    - a change from Group A to Group B OR
    - a change from Group B to Group A OR
    - a change from Hybrid to Remote OR
    - a change from Remote to Hybrid

    The deadline to request a change is January 29.

    Changes are effective March 1. Your school will contact you before March 1 to confirm that a change request has been granted, or to notify you in the rare event that a change request cannot be granted. 

Important Information about School Reopening

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

    Updated return to school slide

    Monday, February 1: High Priority students for in-person learning.

    The students returning for high in-person priority include:

    • High needs/Level 4 students with disabilities
    • 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

    Click below to read the January 22, 2021, reopening update letter from Superintendent Brenda Cassellius 

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    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.