Resources to Discuss RaceThe Abington History Department has provided some resources your family can use to discuss racial disparities in America and give some context to this moment in time. Additionally, all of us will be offering a live question and answer session during one of our regularly scheduled office hours this week. This is intended to provide students a safe space to ask questions and discuss their thoughts on this tragedy. Please click here for details - Resources to Discuss Race...
Message from the Principal
July 27, 2020
Dear Parents/Caregivers: I hope you are enjoying your summer to the best extent possible given the situation. I know that many of you have questions and concerns about the fall that mirror my own. Unfortunately, I do not have many answers yet, but I will share what I can below. Based on health guidelines, the Abington Public Schools are currently preparing a reopening plan for the district with 3 different models (fully in-person learning, fully remote learning, and a hybrid of the two) as requested by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) – all of which aim to keep students, families, and staff safe even as they reduce some practices/routines that we know are best for students. However, the plan could shift if health guidelines change anytime between now and September. The draft reopening plan that will be sent to DESE in the coming weeks will be approved by the School. So, I encourage you to view the next several School Committee meetings – information about these meetings will be posted on the APS website. As a reminder, I encourage your child to participate in our optional summer learning activities. For literacy, the Abington Public Library is running a summer reading program called, “Imagine Your Story”. For more details, visit: https://www.abingtonpl.org/index.php/children/summer- reading-program. For math practice this summer, BBES students are encouraged to use ST Math. Please access Clever via the “Popular Links” section of our website, then ST Math through the Clever portal and allow Flash as needed. Tech support from ST Math can be obtained by emailing Massmath@mindresearch.org or calling (888) 491-6603. To register a student for Kindergarten, please call 781.982.2185 or email Mrs. Nicole Leach at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register a student for grades 1-12, please call 781.982.2150. All K-12 registration materials are available on our website at www.abingtonps.org. Kindergarten Screenings will be by appointment on 8/11, 8/12, 8/18, and 8/19. Families without an appointment should call BBES at 781-982-2185 ASAP. More information about school in the fall will be shared with families as our plans are solidified in August. Please remember that our plans will be subject to change based on evolving health guidelines from state and local officials. The BBES Main Office will be open to parents BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and local health guidance (social distancing/face-coverings) will apply. Please call the office to make an appointment at 781.982.2185.
Continue to stay safe and enjoy time with your family this summer. Be well, Christopher T. Basta, EdD ~ Principal