Breaking: Belmont Schools Return To Remote Learning For The Week After Thanksgiving

Photo: Belmont School District headquarters on Pleasant Street. Saying the Belmont School District was “making a decision regarding the safety of students, educators, and families,” Belmont Schools Superintendent John Phelan announced that all Belmont students will transition to the remote schedule for the week following Thanksgiving, Nov. 30 to Dec. 4. “It is not a […]

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 […]

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 […]

OpEd: Is Remote Learning Model Safer And Does It Reflect Our Aspirations As A Community?

Photo: Remote learning By: Jamal Saeh, Maysoun Shomali, Kelly Chiu Advocates for reopening schools believe that Belmont is ready to open school per the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education guidance.  The majority of Belmont parents voted for the hybrid model.  A number of us have worked on solutions to improve the air circulation in […]

Opinion: An Open Letter To School Committee On Delaying A Vote On Proposed Hybrid Learning Option

Photo: Wait on voting for a hybrid model To Andrea Prestwich, Chair, Belmont School Committee I understand the Belmont School Committee needs to ratify the Belmont Public School’s remote learning plan in some form or fashion before school starts. Prior to voting, I would urge you and the other members of the committee to address the […]

Not Now: Belmont Schools Decline Virtual Classroom In Remote Learning Program

Photo: First slide in the Belmont School District’s overview of its Phase II remote learning program. While a sizable number of Belmont parents – in online message boards, text communications and emails – are pushing the school district to employ a more traditional teacher/students learning experience via a virtual classroom, it appears, for now, Belmont’s […]

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 […]