Belmont School’s Remote Learning To Begin This Week, Lasting Until May 4

Photo: A photo of Belmont Superintendent John Phelan via the internet. Assignments, reading and a “regular” school day. Those are the highlights of the new way of education as Belmont School District begins this week “Phase 2 Remote Learning” for the nearly 5,000 students enrolled in the town’s public schools. The change to learning through […]

School’s Meal Drive-Thru On Wed., March 25, 7:30 AM To 10:30 AM [VIDEO]

Photo: Dustin O’Brien, director of nutrition. The Belmont School District will conduct a Meal Drive-Thru for students who are part of the free and reduced meal on Wednesday, March 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Belmont High School, 221 Concord Ave. “We want to emphasize this is a drive-thru service and advise families to […]

Belmont Schools Readying Online Ed Support For Students Stuck At Home

Photo: Online initiative set to start in Belmont next week. (Pexels photo) The Belmont school district next week will launch an online initiative to help students retain learning they were taught during the school year while enriching that experience since being away from the classroom due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Following the lead of the […]

Breaking: Belmont Schools Closed For Two Weeks Due To Pandemic Concerns, Joining Neighboring Towns

Photo: The Belmont School Administration Building In an extraordinary action to stem the spreading Coronavirus pandemic in the Boston area, the Belmont School District is joining with five towns in the Middlesex County in closing their public schools for two weeks beginning Friday, March 13. Belmont is collaborating with superintendents from Arlington, Bedford, Burlington, Lexington […]

Breaking: Schools Cancelling ‘Large Events’ Due To CoronaVirus Emergency; Musical’s Fate Up In The Air

Photo: BHS-PAC’s spring musical “Shrek The Musical” is one event that will be decided on a case-by-case basis. The Belmont Public Schools is canceling ‘large’ school-sanctioned events due to the spreading CoronaVirus pandemic, according to Superintendent John Phelan. Speaking before the School Committee on Tuesday, March 10, hours after Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state […]

Performing Arts Company Presents ‘Shrek The Musical’

Photo: The poster for Shrek The Musical by the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company. The Belmont High School Performing Arts Company 2020 annual spring musical is Shrek The Musical. Shrek is the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists […]

School Precaution: Staffer Who Self-Quarantined Back To Work, Trips Cancelled, And Disinfecting Schools

Photo: Belmont Public School Administration Building. The byword for the Belmont School District on the expanding coronavirus epidemic is caution. A female staffer who self-quarantined on Wednesday after returning from a conference in Italy over February break will return to work on Monday, March 9, according to an email from the Belmont School District. Italy […]

High School Community Mourns Death Of Long Time Chorus Leader Sean Landers

Photo: Sean Landers Long-time Belmont schools chorus teacher Sean Landers has died, according to an email from Isaac Taylor, Belmont High principal. “Our school community was saddened to learn of the death of chorus teacher Sean Landers. Sean was a teacher in the district for twelve years, teaching at the middle and high schools. Our […]

Chenery Greets New Interim Principal As Kate Conway Accepts Position

Photo: Chenery Middle School. Long-time educator and administrator Kate Conway has been named the interim principal of Chenery Middle School, according to the Belmont School District. Conway will start on March 19 and remain in the role until the end of the school year. Current Chenery Principal Mike McAllister and Conway “will work together on March […]

Risk Low: Belmont Health Dept. Updates School District On Students And COVID-19

Photo: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientist shown implementing molecular testing. (CDC image) In a health advisory to the Belmont School Department issued today, Feb. 28, town’s health officials said the chances of students catching the new respiratory illness known as COVID-19 is currently slight but those attending Belmont schools should take precautions. […]