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 a “virtual participation model” through a partnership between the adminstration and educators.
The model, to be used by students who selected “remote-only” as their hybrid alternative at both the Chenery Middle and Belmont High schools, will allow students to attend classes with their cohort peers “via live streaming.”
The new model will allow students to stay with their current teachers and present minimal changes in schedules, while providing the district “the most flexible and least disruptive option for if and when one of our schools or school district need to change back to full remote.”
The system can also be used for any student in K-12 who is at home due to a quarantine situation from COVID.
Given this new information, if parents and students would like to change your decision of hybrid to remote-only, contact the following educators by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
- Belmont High School: Carol Ouellette email@example.com
- Chenery Middle School: Principal Karla Koza firstname.lastname@example.org
After Wednesday, changes can only occur at the end of a term.
“We want to thank our educators and school leadership for all the work in planning the remote and hybrid models with the students’ academic and social emotional wellbeing at the core of all decisions,” said Phelan.
“We will continue to meet with our educators to get their feedback, as well as ask the community for feedback, as we all experience these models moving forward,” he said.
In an effort to again provide information to the Belmont community on the hybrid models, please see the presentation of the CMS and BHS models to the School Committee on Sept. 29, and the hybrid pros and cons for all models presented at the Sept. 15 meeting.