Archive for the month “January, 2016”

Anonymous Threat at Burlington High School

January 19, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Burlington High School received an anonymous Skype phone call this afternoon threatening the school.  The Emergency Response Team was immediately gathered, which includes school personnel and the Burlington Police Department.  After evaluating the situation, and due to the fact that many other schools in Massachusetts received this type of threat last Friday, and many more today, the police assessment was that this was a low level threat and most likely a hoax.

Students at the BECC were dismissed as a result of this threat (those students in our morning programs were already home).  All BECC employees did a fantastic job of keeping the children calm in this atypical situation.

At this time, school is scheduled to take place on Wednesday.  There will be an increased police presence in the all of the Burlington Schools tomorrow during both arrival and dismissal times, and we will update everyone if the situation changes.

Going forward, a reverse 911 call should go out to all families notifying them of any situation.  BECC staff will follow-up with phone calls to make sure that we make contact directly with you or another one of your child’s emergency contacts.

On Wednesday afternoon, please check your child’s backpack when he or she gets home as there will be a letter describing the specific BECC procedures in more detail.

If you have questions or concerns about this incident or your child’s safety, please do not hesitate to call me at 781-273-7632 or e-mail me at clark@burlington.bpsk12.org.

Sincerely,

Deborah Clark

Director, BECC

Delayed Opening Guidelines for the BECC

As the snowy weather is upon us, please use the following guidelines when the Burlington Public Schools has a delayed opening:

Whenever there is a two-hour delay all AM sessions are cancelled.

If your child is in the Cub Cadets with Lisa B. or the Kinderstars with Erin your child will have school from 10:30 to 12:30.

If your child participates in a full day program in the Puppy Pals, Busy Bees, Leaping Lizards, or Barnyard Buddies, they will have school starting at 10:30. Only the children that attend for a full day in these classrooms will come in on delayed openings. If your child is dismissed at 11:30, they do not attend on delayed openings.

The afternoon sessions will run as scheduled from 12:30-2:30.

** If there is a delay on a Friday, no students will attend on that day, except for the Kickstart Kinderstar Students.**

PAC Meeting

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Basic Rights In Special Education

Wednesday, January 13th  |  Marion Tavern  |  6:30/7:00-9:00pm

Presented by the Federation for Children with Special Need

The Basic Rights workshop provides families with an introduction to their rights in regards to their child’s education.

This workshop is designed to help parents learn to be effective partners with their child’s school to decide their

child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions and monitor their child’s progress in school.

Recess and the Cold Weather

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The cold weather is now upon us. Please remember that we will continue to go outside on a daily basis. Weather permitting, we will be outside when the temperature is above 25 degrees. Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather including wearing a winter coat, hat, and mittens to school every day.

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