BPS Weekly Update 4/29/22

BPS Weekly Update 4/29/22
Posted on 04/30/2022
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COVID Update
Unfortunately, we have seen a spike in Covid cases this week as we returned from April vacation. 19 of the reported positive cases of Covid have been regarding individuals who were never in school this week. We have also had 36 additional cases across the district with 27 of these cases at Pine Glen Elementary, with two at Memorial, one at Francis Wyman, one at Fox Hill, two at Marshall Simonds Middle School, and one at Burlington High School.

Obviously, Pine Glen has seen a significant increase in the number of cases. In working with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, we will contact families from Pine Glen in classrooms where there are multiple cases so that these families can make the decision whether to send their children to school in a mask next week. In addition, we will be sending home at-home Covid tests with students in these classrooms, so parents can test their children if they choose to do so.

The Annual Pine Glen Carnival is still on for tomorrow.

Tenacity Challenge
We wanted to recognize the students participating in this weekend’s Tenacity Challenge with a special thank you to the Team’s advisors - Christina Chang and Judy Crossman.

The Tenacity Challenge students have worked intensely inside and outside of school on their challenge. They will be competing in four areas: Art Murals, Literature, History, and Math.

Best of luck at the competition tomorrow, April 30th at Bedford High School.

DECA Returns from Nationals
Our outstanding DECA students returned from the International Career Development Conference this week. Our students received many accolades including a Silver level recognition in Retail Marketing and 13 other state awards. Congratulations to all of the students in our DECA program and a thank you to the DECA advisors, Krista Anderson and Danielle Trouve.

MSBA Board Moves Fox Hill forward into Feasibility

We attended the Massachusetts School Building Authority Board meeting on Wednesday morning. The MSBA Board voted to approve moving six projects across the state into the feasibility phase of the building project. Our Fox Hill School was one of these projects. This phase includes the selection of an Owner’s Project Manager or OPM.

On behalf of the Burlington Community - including Senator Friedman and Representative Gordon - and the Burlington School Committee and Selectmen, we wanted to extend our gratitude to Treasurer Goldberg, the Massachusetts School Building Authority Board and Staff for helping us to improve the learning environments in our community. Having MSBA as a partner not only helps a community with the financial burden of new construction, but the expertise and experience of the MSBA staff produces improved learning outcomes for students. Our goal in Burlington is to have the quality of our facilities match the quality of the people working inside our facilities. With the MSBA’s support, we will move another step closer to this goal.

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