High School Hybrid 2.0: New Plan Takes Out Lunch, Puts In The Minutes

Photo: The selection of a new Belmont High School hybrid plan came down to what to do with lunch. After being presented a pair of proposals to remedy issues facing the original hybrid blueprint, the Belmont School Committee voted on Tuesday, Nov. 17 to recommend a jury-rigged plan in which students will attend class in […]

Broadway Night Is Here! Streaming Online This Weekend

The Performing Arts Company’s annual musical theater cabaret known as Broadway Night goes virtual in 2020. Filmed live following safety guidelines developed with Belmont School Administrators and the Town’s Health Department, the show will begin streaming online this weekend. Broadway Night will premiere Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. on the Performing Arts Company’s Website […]

Rink Sinks: New Skating Facility Proposal ‘Not Economically Viable’

Photo: The Skip has opened for the season. On the day the town opened the 40-year-old plus Viglirolo Skating Rink for the season, the Select Board heard that a long sought after replacement for the current dilapidated facility came to a close after the only candidate to reply to the ambitious proposal could not make […]

Professional Status Granted To 26 Belmont Educators

Photo: Brianna Normile, who earned her professional status from the school district she attended for her entire elementary and secondary education, including graduating from Belmont High School. Belmont Schools Superintendent John Phelan said this year’s celebration on the granting of 26 educators’ professional status was special for him on a personal level. One of the […]

Opinion: Open Belmont High School With Livestreaming, A Solution That Can Be Implemented In Days [Video]

Photo: The Youtube video of the parents explaining its proposal Belmont High School students can and need to return to in-person learning.  The hybrid model originally proposed and adopted by the School Committee resulted in an unacceptable loss of instruction time.  There is a simple, inexpensive solution that can bring our children back to school […]

Community Forum for Parents/Guardians of Remote-Only Students On Monday

Photo: On Monday, Oct. 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Belmont School Superintendent John Phelan and Assistant Superintendent Janice Darias will host a forum for parents and guardians of elementary students who are remote-only during the hybrid experience.  In preparation for this meeting, we invite remote-only, elementary parents/guardians to complete this short survey (SURVEY LINK) to […]

Air Flow Data ‘Discrepancies’ Sends Belmont Schools Back To Remote Learning

Photo: Descrepancies in an Excel spreadsheet caused Belmont schools to go remote this week A critical report used to determine the safety of Belmont school buildings to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic was revealed this week to be riddled with miscalculations forcing the School District to shut down in-school hybrid learning for kindergarteners and elementary […]

District Introducing Streaming For Remote Hybrid Students At Chenery/High School

Photo: Live streaming is coming to Belmont schools It’s been something that parents and educators have been talking about since last March and its about to happen – live streaming of classes at Belmont public schools. In an email to the community on Monday, Oct. 19, John Phelan, Bemont district superintendent, announced the development of […]

‘Stop!’ Parents Group Push School Committee To Halt High School Hybrid Model

Photo: A group of parents of Belmont High School students is trying to slam the brakes on the transition from remote to hybrid learning just two days before it is to occur. The hastedly assembled group will present the results of a survey they created to the Belmont School Committee at its Tuesday, Oct. 20 […]

‘Backed Into A Corner’: Reluctant School Committee OKs High School Hybrid Plan

Photo: Belmont High School Saying they felt “backed into a corner,” the Belmont School Committee voted “reluctantly” for students at Belmont High School to enter into the approved hybrid learning phase. The proposal which passed 5-1 with Evelyn Gomez voting no, will become operational on Thursday, Oct. 22. “I just don’t think for high school […]