Sunday, September 27, 2020

Fall Sports Info

Beverly Athletics is offering intramural cross country and field hockey (gr 7 & 8 only) leagues this fall at the middle school, giving student athletes an opportunity to participate in a sport right on their own campus.

There is no user fee collected for the middle school fall season, but athletes are still required to have registered on the BHS Athletics website. In addition, all student-athletes participating must have an IN-PERSON physical within the last 13 months (must be dated 8/21/19 or later) on file with the athletic office. The physical can be uploaded to RSCHOOLTODAY with the registration or the physical can be emailed to mmorency@beverlyschools.org. Note that despite the pandemic, the Massachusetts DPH will NOT accept physicals via telehealth for fall sports participation.

If you have questions about registration, please direct them to the BHS Athletics office, and not to the coaches, who will be in touch with registrants soon about logistics and practices, currently planned to begin the week of October 5.

Dan Keefe - BHS Athletic Director: dkeefe@beverlyschools.org
Phone: 978-921-6141

Mary Morency - Administrative Assistant: mmorency@beverlyschools.org
Phone: 978-921-6132 x12139

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Sidewalk Poetry Contest

Beverly Main Streets & the Beverly Arts District is running a Sidewalk Poetry contest. Residents of any age are invited to submit poetry for the chance to get their words stamped in concrete! We will be embedding the four winning poems permanently into sidewalks downtown.

They will select four winners, whose poems will be embedded in sidewalks downtown, and who will receive a stipend of $150! Four runners up will have their poems shared online. 


The deadline is this Wednesday, September 30.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Don't Miss Important Emails

We want to be sure you don't miss any important emails! Our administrators often send emails from the Aspen system, which allows them to select certain grade levels, for example. Unfortunately, these emails occasionally land in people's spam/junk boxes.

Please check for emails coming from aspen-sysadmin@myfollett.com (triggered from our Aspen student info system) and email@blackboard.com (triggered from our Blackboard communication system). 

Check your email settings to sort these correctly so you don't miss any critical messages during this unprecedented school year.

Grade 7 & 8 Info - Link Corrected

This information was in Homeward Bound yesterday but the link may not have worked for you. Sorry! Let's try this again...

Our grade 7 and 8 Cohort A Students (Mondays & Thursdays), will have their first in-person day on Thursday, October 1st. Cohort B Students (Tuesdays & Fridays) will have their first in-person day on Tuesday, September 29th. 

Families whose students will be attending school in person next week should have received an email yesterday from Principal Lisa Oliver. You can also view the letter online. It includes information about:
  • What to do if you did not receive info about your child's cohort group
  • Schedules
  • Daily logistics
  • Important information from our health office
  • Arrival and dismissal
  • What students should bring each day
  • iPad
  • Grab-and-go lunch and breakfast for all
  • math update
  • other helpful links

Field Hockey Info for Athletes

Registration is closed for field hockey. Athletes who have signed up will practice on Mondays and Wednesdays starting on October 5 until November 18.

Click here for the calendar and important information about practice protocols.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Gr 7/8 - Hybrid Schedule Starts Tuesday

Our grade 7 and 8 Cohort A Students (Mondays & Thursdays), will have their first in-person day on Thursday, October 1st. Cohort B Students (Tuesdays & Fridays) will have their first in-person day on Tuesday, September 29th. 

Families whose students will be attending school in person next week should have received an email yesterday from Principal Lisa Oliver. You can also view the letter online. It includes information about:
  • What to do if you did not receive info about your child's cohort group
  • Schedules
  • Daily logistics
  • Important information from our health office
  • Arrival and dismissal
  • What students should bring each day
  • iPad
  • Grab-and-go lunch and breakfast for all
  • math update
  • other helpful links

No School Monday 9/28

Reminder: There is no school (remote or in-person) on Monday, September 28 in observation of Yom Kippur. 

Fall Middle School Sports Reminder

Beverly Athletics is offering an intramural league this fall at the Middle School, giving student athletes an opportunity to participate in a sport right on their own campus. Cross Country and Field Hockey (7th & 8th grade only) will look to start their programs the week of October 5th

There will be no user fee collected for the fall season, but you are still required to register your student on the BHS Athletics website and provide an updated physical for them to participate in the program. Please follow this link to register, if you haven’t already done so.

For more information please contact:
  • Field Hockey: Mrs. McGrath (jmcgrath@beverlyschools.org)
  • Cross Country: Mrs. Sherman (asherman@beverlyschools.org) or Mr. Arsnow (earsnow@beverlyschools.org)
  • BMS Principal: Lisa Oliver (loliver@beverlyschools.org)

PTO Meeting Online Tonight at 6:30

 The first PTO meeting of the year will be on Thursday, September 24 at 6:30 pm via Zoom.

A link to the meeting with an agenda was emailed to BMS families by Principal Lisa Oliver via via both Aspen and Blackboard. Please check for emails coming from aspen-sysadmin@myfollett.com (triggered from our Aspen student info system) and email@blackboard.com (triggered from our Blackboard communication system). 


See you tonight!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

PTO Meeting Online Tomorrow at 6:30

 The first PTO meeting of the year will be on Thursday, September 24 at 6:30 pm via Zoom.

A link to the meeting with an agenda will be emailed to BMS families on Wednesday by Principal Lisa Oliver. 

Mark your calendar and plan to join us!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

BPL Teen Book Club Meets Monday

Beverly Public Library's Teen Book Club: A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro meets online on Monday, September 28 from 4-5 PM via Zoom.

The first book in a witty, suspenseful new series about a brilliant new crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. This clever page-turner will appeal to fans of Maureen Johnson and Ally Carter.

Join us for a discussion of A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro. 

A Study in Charlotte is available as an eBook on hoopla– no wait!

Participants must register with their school email address. An invitation will be sent to participants the morning of the event.

Free Lunch for All!

Due to a great federal program, ALL meals are currently free to ALL students -- no application required.  

Please encourage your students to get a bag meal on their way out of school each day. The bags not only have a lunch for that day but a breakfast for the next day. 

The more students that who participate in this program the more federal funds we will receive, so please encourage them to try the school meals!

You can view the September lunch menus and the breakfast menus. For families that have students with an allergy please reach out to me directly at 978-921-6132 ext 11129 so we can make sure we are providing a safe meal for your student.

For students who are learning remotely, meals are provided daily at Beverly High School from 10:30-11:30 for pick up. Families interested in weekend meals can come to Beverly High School on Fridays from 10:30a-11:30a and receive 3 breakfasts & 3 lunches.

As always please reach out to our Food Service Director, Christina Leal with any questions or concerns at 978-921-6132 ext 11129.

Middle School X-C and Field Hockey Update

Due to COVID-19 and the restrictions and modifications that are required, many of the NEC middle schools are not offering middle school sports. Therefore, Beverly Athletics is offering an intramural league at the Middle School, giving student athletes an opportunity to participate in a sport right there on campus. 

Cross Country and Field Hockey (7th & 8th grade only) will look to start their programs the week of October 5th

Because of these changes, there will be no user fee collected for the fall season. Although the user fee has been waived, you are still required to register your student on the BHS Athletics website and provide an updated physical for your student to participate in the program. Please follow this link to register, if you haven’t already done so, https://beverlyhs-ar.rschooltoday.com/

For more information please contact:
  • Field Hockey: Mrs. McGrath (jmcgrath@beverlyschools.org)
  • Cross Country: Mrs. Sherman (asherman@beverlyschools.org) or Mr. Arsnow (earsnow@beverlyschools.org)
  • BMS Principal: Lisa Oliver (loliver@beverlyschools.org)

Monday, September 21, 2020

Student Postcrossing Volunteers Needed!


As of right now Ms. Woznick has four slots available for people who want to write a postcards to someone somewhere in the world through our school Postcrossing account.

What's Postcrossing? Check out this blog with the BMS cards sent and receive, and the Postcrossing website to see more about it.

Student who sign up will be invited, in the order they sign up, to either write a card or to research information about cards we receive. You will get full information and directions from Ms. Woznick at that time, and will have 24-48 hours to respond, after which time the option will be passed to the next person.

Ms. Woznick is also taking donations of postcards at this time. Postcards of Beverly, Boston, other places on the North Shore or in Massachusetts are helpful. We can also use cards that show animals or art or other things that kids might be interested in sending or either children or adults in receiving.  Email Ms. Woznick if you have postcards to donate or questions: awoznick@beverlyschools.org

We currently have four spots for postcard writers this week! And I hope we receive some more cards soon. But the more cards we send out the more we can get back.

Sign up here now.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

PTO Online Meeting Thursday

The first PTO meeting of the year will be on Thursday, September 24 at 6:30 pm via Zoom.

A link to the meeting with an agenda will be emailed to BMS families on Wednesday by Principal Lisa Oliver. 

Mark your calendar and plan to join us!

Friday, September 18, 2020

Return to School Protocols

If a student or staff member is sent home with possible COVID-19 symptoms, they must follow this protocol before returning to school

Staff and students who have symptoms should contact their primary care physician for further instructions. Please check in with your school nurse for assistance.

Something Fun

After all the high-stakes information we've been passing along, you may enjoy something a little lighter. 

Ms. Woznick has signed up for Postcrossing and has been sending and receiving postcards from all over the world! She is hoping to get some students involved in writing some of these cards, or your family may enjoy signing up for their own free membership. 

You can see her blog with the postcards that she's been sending and receiving here.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Momball Beverly Bootstraps Donations

No Momball this year! ­čśó

But there's still a big food drive to benefit Beverly Bootstraps! 

BMS Momballers are collecting canned soup. Bet you have some that you got this spring and never ate! Just make sure it's not expired... and bring it to Harry Ball Field this Saturday 9/19 between 10-2. It's a drive-thru dropoff, so quick and easy!

Rolling Pick Up Reminders

If you are using the "rolling pickup" to retrieve your child - please remember to clearly post. your child's name and neighborhood number on your windshield. It will help us speed things along!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

School Meals

The USDA has approved universal free meals for ALL Students until December 31, 2020 or until USDA funds run out. This means all Beverly children can receive a free breakfast and lunch

At BMS breakfast will be offered every morning, except Wednesday, and upon dismissal they can take a bag meal which will include a lunch for that day and a breakfast to eat at home the following day. 

For all students who are part of the Remote Learning Academy, starting the year in the remote model or have a remote learning day, meals are now available daily for pick up at BHS from 10:30-11:30. Weekend meals are available for all families on Fridays for pick up only at BHS from 10:30a-11:30a. Produce boxes are available on Thursdays. 

We still encourage families to complete an online application at www.lunchapp.com in case this benefit is not extended into the spring, or if funds run out. 

Questions or concerns? Calle 978-921-6132 ext 11129.

Health Attestation Form

This health attestation form that needs to be completed and returned to school ASAP. 

It needs to be filled out once at the beginning of the year and confirms that you will check your children each day for COVID symptoms before sending them to school (Daily COVID Symptom Checklist). 

You may print this copy and send it to school on the first day, or complete the paper copy that gets sent home on Thursday/ Friday and return to school ASAP. 


In-Person Learning Reminders

Everyday that student is attending in-person learning, they should bring: 
  • a mask (double layered- no gaiters)
  • a small peanut-free snack and a refillable water bottle (filling stations are open and available) 
  • BMS iPad
  • individual student supplies (as identified by the grade level supply list) 
  • backpack large enough to fit all supplies. 
Students should come prepared for outdoor learning and movement. Dressing in weather-appropriate layers with comfortable shoes will help with transitions (please, no flip flops.) 

iPad Reminders
It is expected that students will come to school with their iPad charged and ready to start the day. If you have not picked up your iPad yet, they are available in the Main Office 8-4. If your student does not remember their 4 digit password or log in information please contact Alix Woznick at awoznick@beverlyschools.org or the BMS Tech center at bmstech@beverlyschools.org

Drop Off and Pick Up Details & Traffic Patterns

We are so excited for Cohort A (students attending school on Monday and Thursday) to arrive for their first day on Thursday, September 17th and for Cohort B (students who join us on Tuesday and Fridays) who will join us for their first day this Friday, September 18th.

Arrival Procedures
Students may arrive by bus, bike, car or walk to school. Bus students will be dropped at the front and side of the building.
  • Bikers: Students who take a bike to school may use any of our bike racks and then enter their neighborhood door.
  • Walkers will also enter their neighborhood door
  • Cummings Center Drop Off: If you choose to drop your child in the Cummings Center parking lot, they may walk to school and enter the building at their neighborhood door. A crossing guard will assist students on Balch.
  • Rolling Dropoff: If you choose, you may participate in our rolling drop off. We ask that you enter the campus at the Balch street entrance and follow the traffic flow to the left side of the building. (Please see map). Teachers will be present and welcoming students who will again enter their neighborhood door. Please do NOT get out of your car or pass other cars.
  • Exiting to Cabot St.: Please note that when you exit onto Cabot Street you will only be allowed to make a right turn.
Dismissal Procedures
Students who are not taking a bus, may be walkers or bikers, or participate in the rolling pick up.
  • If you choose to pick up your child at the Cummings Center, they will be a walker and are to be dismissed at 12:45.
  • Neighborhood 1 will be dismissed for rolling pick up at 12:55
  • Neighborhood 2 will be dismissed for rolling pick up at 1:05
  • Neighborhood 3 will be dismissed for rolling pick up at 1:15
  • PLEASE have your child's last name and Neighborhood Number displayed on your windshield.
  • PLEASE try and arrive at your allotted time to avoid traffic congestion

And... we're off!

The school year got off to a (remote) start today and all in all, things went smoothly! We are looking forward to welcoming some of our 5th and 6th graders into the building tomorrow and Friday.

Please continue to reach out to us by email or by phone if you need assistance.

Global Apps Information

Some of the Global Apps curriculum will be delivered to students through a board that will be updated weekly, very similar to the choice board they used in the spring. The new board, with a new name and some slightly different procedures is planned to launch next Wednesday, September 23. In the meantime, students are welcome to access the Summer Choice Board.

Students Should Log In With School Email/Password

A reminder that students should all be logging in to Google Meet, Google Classroom and other Google apps with their school issued email and password. Some activities assigned by the teacher will not be available or accessible if they do not use this login.
A parent/guardian can log in to the Aspen parent portal and find their child's password for all the Google apps there. The steps for that are:
  • Log in to the parent portal at https://ma-beverly.myfollett.com
  • Click on the "Family" tab
  • Click on the student
  • Once on the student page click the "Technology" tab and that will list their email and password
The screen would look like this:



Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Summer Work

Math Packets
Students in grades 6-8 are being asked to turn in any completed math packets this week or next. Teachers will give students instructions.
  • Grade 6: Due Sept 21-22 - Students may either scan them and email to their math teachers or may bring the physical packet into school and turn them into their math teacher.
  • Grade 7: Students are receiving information this week about how to upload to Google Classroom
  • Grade 8: Due Thursday 9/17 or Friday 9/18, whichever day they have class. Students are receiving instructions as to what to do with the packet on those days.
Summer Stories
ELA teachers in grades 6-8 will give students information soon about activities and/or assignments related to Summer Stories.

iPad Reminders

 Students will carry their iPads to and from school for in-person and at-home learning. It is expected that students will come to school with their iPad fully charged each day

iPad chargers are on the supply lists. Some students in grade 8 ought to have a school-issued charger (although if that charger was lost, you will need to purchase a replacement). Be sure you get/use a 12W iPad charger and not a 5W iPhone charger.

If you have not picked up your iPad yet, they are available in the Main Office from 8 to 4. 

If your student does not remember their 4 or 6 digit iPad passcode or their Google email/log in information please contact Alix Woznick at awoznick@beverlyschools.org or the BMS Tech center at bmstech@beverlyschools.org. Please tell us the name and grade of your child and, if possible, if it's a question about the passcode on the device or the Google login information.

Here is some information to make sure your returning 6-8 grade student's iPad is ready for learning! (This information is not geared toward 5th graders or other students who are new to BMS.) The information in these two items is the same, just presented in different formats.

Medication Dropoff Change

We strongly encourage you to consider administering afternoon medication to your child once they arrive home, if possible. This will limit exposure to the health office.  

We've had a change in plans for parents who need to get their child's medication to the school nurse. Due to the rolling drop off protocol the nurses will not be set up outside to accept medications on the first days of school.

If your child requires medication at school, please 

1. Complete the required paperwork (see below)

 2. Email the school nurse Jodi Elder that you are sending the medication to school with your child: jelder@beverlyschools.org

3. Send your child to school with the paperwork and the medication in its original bottle

4. Your child should notify their teacher that they have medication and forms for the school nurse, and they will receive instructions about how to get it to the health office.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Welcome from Principal Lisa Oliver

The following letter was sent to BMS families on Monday evening. It is replicated and linked here for your reference.

Dear BMS Families,

Communication is important to us. Please find detailed information attached for you to view. As noted in our previous email, our ASPEN service is currently presenting us with some challenges. Due to this, if you have more than one child at BMS, teacher correspondence may not yet be consistent. This is temporary.

All families will receive information regarding Wednesday from your classroom teacher before Wednesday morning. Each student will begin their day with a Google Meet at 9:00. We continue to ask for your patience while our system is updated.

Please review this welcome letter.

Best,
Lisa Oliver

iPad Reminders

Students will carry their iPads to and from school for in-person and at-home learning. It is expected that students will come to school with their iPad fully charged each day

iPad chargers are on the supply lists for grades 5 and 6. Those in grades 7/8 ought to have their school-issued chargers. If your charger is lost, you will need to purchase a replacement. Be sure you get/use a 12W iPad charger and not a 5W iPhone charger.

If you have not picked up your iPad yet, they will all be available in the Main Office, any day from 8 to 4. 

If your student does not remember their 4 or 6 digit passcode or their Google email/log in information please contact Alix Woznick at awoznick@beverlyschools.org or the BMS Tech center at bmstech@beverlyschools.org

Here is some information to make sure your returning 6-8 grade student's iPad is ready for learning! (This information is not geared toward 5th graders or other students who are new to BMS.) The information in these two items is the same, just presented in different formats.

Don't Miss Important Emails from the School

We want to be sure you don't miss any important emails! Our administrators often send emails from the Aspen system, which allows them to select certain grade levels, for example. Unfortunately, these emails occasionally land in people's spam/junk boxes.

Please check for emails coming from aspen-sysadmin@myfollett.com (triggered from our Aspen student info system) and email@blackboard.com (triggered from our Blackboard communication system). Check your email settings to sort these correctly so you don't miss any critical messages as we start this unprecedented school year.

Parent FAQ from the Superintendent

This letter from the Superintendent was recently sent out to families and is replicated here for your reference.

Good Afternoon Beverly Parents and Families,


Our first responsibility as we begin this school year is to keep our students, teachers, and staff safe. We have spent the summer months getting the school building and staff ready to execute all of the safety guidelines and best practices based on guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the medical community. From sanitizing and utilizing space in new and different ways to purchasing extra masks for students who might lose or forget theirs, we have been working hard to make sure our school buildings are as safe as possible. This year, like never before, will require partnership between schools and families to ensure that students are wearing their masks, washing their hands, and physical distancing. Today I am sending along a list of Frequently Asked Questions, many of which have been generated by families and some of which you may have yourself. The FAQ will be updated throughout the year as new questions arise. You will find the FAQ posted on our website and on our Beverly Keeps Learning site. I encourage you to refer back to this document and to submit any new questions to our staff.

Sincerely,

Sue Charochak. Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Note from Principal

This letter went out to BMS families on Saturday. It is replicated here for your reference.

Dear BMS Families,

Please note that we have run into a challenge with our ASPEN software. A new feature used to accommodate hybrid scheduling needs to be amended. We are working on closing access to schedules in order to fix this issue. Please disregard what you may have viewed as our software caused some incorrect information to be delivered.

I want to thank you for your continued patience, understanding and grace as we are working hard to open schools and meet the needs of all of our families.

Best,

Lisa Oliver
BMS Principal

Letter from the Superintendent

This letter was sent to families on Friday from Superintendent Sue Charochak and is replicated here for your reference.

September 11, 2020

Good Afternoon Beverly Parents and Families,

Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate the uncertainties of this year’s school reopening. Our parents, staff and students stepped up in extraordinary ways this past spring to fill the gaps caused by our schools closures. Our commitment to partner with you this year is unlike any other. We have heard repeatedly that “we are all in this together” but nowhere is that truer than in educating our students. We have spent the summer preparing for all three scenarios this fall: remote, hybrid and in person. Our highest priority is to keep our students, teachers, and staff safe and although Massachusetts has some of the lowest transmission rates at this time, we have chosen a combination of remote and hybrid options that we feel is best for the Beverly Public School District.

These past two weeks, we have welcomed back staff and spent time preparing for the coming year. We continue to refine our plans and look forward to welcoming our students back in whichever model of learning they are participating. In Beverly, students in PreK - 4 will begin the year in a hybrid model (five days with an early dismissal) grades 5 & 6 will start with a hybrid model (two days in school, three days remote) on September 16th (Kindergarten will have a delayed start of September 24th). Students in grades 7 - 12 will begin the year in a remote model on September 16th, however, the school committee voted last evening to set September 29th as the date that our 7 - 12 students will begin transitioning to a hybrid model. Students and families in these grades will receive more information from their building principals as to the specifics of their individual schedules. For students in our Remote Learning Academy, remote instruction will begin on September 16th.

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, working with our state’s top medical professionals, have put comprehensive safety guidelines in place to greatly reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Our school leaders and staff have worked diligently to create detailed school plans to ensure that we are fully prepared to execute all of the recommended safety measures, including, signs to direct staff and students, mandatory mask-wearing, physical distancing, hand washing and mask breaks, additional sanitizing of the school, notification of positive cases, and the ability to transition back to remote learning should it be necessary.

In the meantime, our teachers have received training on the safety protocols and guidance for in person learning. We are confident that they can provide engaging instruction when students are in the classroom, while implementing the safety measures we need to keep students, teachers and families safe. Teachers have received training on flipped classrooms, blended learning, and remote learning. We are confident that they are ready to teach our students through Google Classroom, Moodle, and Seesaw using a combination of best practices that will include live, whole class instruction, teacher-led small group work, and independent student work.

We are committed to frequent communications to our families to ensure that we are transparent in our decision making and are providing families with information as so as it becomes available. Not only will you receive updates from your school principal, you can expect to regularly hear from your child’s teacher(s) to ensure you have a clear understanding of your child’s learning expectations for the fall. It is important that we hear your perspective regarding your perspective regarding your child’s learning needs as well as his or her social emotional development in order to put a plan in place for your child’s continued growth.

Given the heightened importance of communications over the next several months, we would ask that you reach out to us with your questions and concerns. We look forward to meeting this challenging time together and welcome your input to best serve your child.

As always, thank you for the trust you have placed in us and in our partnership as we work together to educate your child.

Sincerely,

Sue Charochak, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Friday, September 11, 2020

Gr 6 Students & Families - Welcome!

Dear Parents/Guardians and Sixth Graders, 

Welcome to Grade 6!

We are looking forward to getting the year started and cannot wait to meet all of you. We are excited to play a role in making this year as enjoyable and memorable as possible. 

As a reminder, our first day of school is Wednesday, September 16th, which is a remote learning day for all middle school students. 

Watch this fun & informative Grade 6 Google Slideshow, which includes staff introductions, an explanation of the hybrid and remote learning academy schedules, and an amazing grade 6 welcome back video. 

Lastly, your child’s team teachers will be sending out a welcome email with more specific team details on Monday. In this team email you will find the Google Meet invitation link for your first day of school! Team teachers will be available to answer any questions via email on Monday and Tuesday. Have an excellent weekend, and we are excited to welcome everyone back!

This entire production was created by the grade 6 Team of Teachers. Specific arrival and dismissal, homeroom assignments and more directions coming soon.

Important News from Food Service

Last week the USDA approved universal free meals for ALL Students until December 31, 2020 or until USDA funds run out.

This means all Beverly children can receive a free breakfast and lunch.

If your student attends any elementary school upon dismissal they can take a bag meal which will include a lunch for that day and a breakfast to eat at home before school the following day.

If your student is a 5th or 6th grader and attends BMS, breakfast will be offered every morning, except Wednesday, and upon dismissal they can take a bag meal which will include a lunch for that day and a breakfast to eat at home the following day.

For all students who are part of the Remote Learning Academy, starting the year in the remote model or have a remote learning day, meals are available daily for pick up at BHS from 10:30-11:30 beginning Wednesday 9/16.


Weekend meals are available for all families and will be distributed on Fridays for pick up only at BHS from 10:30a-11:30a. Produce boxes are once again available and will be distributed on Thursdays.

We still encourage families to complete an online application at www.lunchapp.com in case this amazing benefit is not extended into the spring or if funds run out.

As always please reach out with any questions or concerns, 978-921-6132 ext 11129

Beverly Bootstraps Food Drive Tomorrow

The Beverly Bootstraps Drive-Thru Food Drive is tomorrow, Saturday, September 12 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Check this flyer for details and. a list of most-needed items.

From the Health Office: COVID-19 Symptom List

Dear Parents and Guardians.

During these unprecedented times, our school district is putting forth all efforts to bring our students and staff back together in the safest manner possible at this point in time. In order to do this we will need everyone to do their part in preventing the spread of illness.

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!

Parents and Guardians have a major role to play in helping to curb the spread of COVID-19 in our school community. Our collective health relies, in part, on individual attention and responsibility. Therefore, we are asking you to read through the following list of symptoms, and attest to the fact that your child(ren) will be screened for these symptoms before they come to school each day.

Symptoms of COVID-19 May Include:
  • Elevated Temperature (100 degrees or higher). May have chills, or shaking.
  • A new or different cough, unlike any chronic cough due to other known causes.
  • Difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath at rest, not due to any known conditions.
  • New loss of taste or smell.
  • Sore throat, not associated with any chronic symptoms.
  • Headache, when in combination with other symptoms.
  • Muscle or body aches not related to overuse or injury.
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
  • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms.
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose,(not due to other known causes such as allergies), when in combination with other symptoms.
We ask that you do not medicate your child with any fever reducing medications prior to coming to school should they have symptoms, as it can mask any developing illness.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME IF THEY HAVE ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS.

Gr 6-8: Get Your iPads Ready

 

Now is the time to make sure your child's iPad is ready for the school year!

You can walk through the step-by-step presentation, or access the information in a 2-page checklist, whichever works best for you! 

We strongly recommend that you have your returning 6th to 8th grader do these steps soon so you know that they are ready to get online the first day of school.

Supply Lists

  Supply Lists for the 2020-2021 school year are now available:

Please pay particular attention to items that may not have been on the list in previous years, such as masks, iPad chargers (for grades 5/6 and older students who may have lost their original chargers), small white boards, and items like earbuds that are more important than in the past. 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Getting iPads Ready for School

Now is the time to make sure your child's iPad is ready for the school year!

You can walk through the step-by-step presentation, or access the information in a 2-page checklist, whichever works best for you! 

We strongly recommend that you have your 6th to 8th grader do these steps soon so you know that they are ready to get online the first day of school.

Mask Info & Reminders From the Health Office

MasksClick here for specific guidance on masks. As you know, masks are currently required for all students entering the building. Please practice with your child to help them feel comfortable wearing a mask during the school day. Please note that bandanas and gators do not provide adequate protection. Students need a mask that covers the nose and mouth and has loops over the ears. The mask should be well fitting.  

Medication During School Day: We strongly encourage you to consider administering afternoon medication to your child once they arrive home, if possible. This will limit exposure to the health office.  If your student is attending school in person and will require medication administration during school hours please complete the following forms and bring them with you, along with your child's medication in its original bottle, on the first day of school. In order to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff, parents will not have access to the health office inside the building.  The nursing staff will have a table set up outside the main entrance doors on the first days of in-person school (9/17/20 and 9/18/20). 
Health Records. All students, including those participating in remote learning, are required to submit a current physical and records of scheduled vaccines, if you haven't already done so. You can scan the information and email it to to kguinivan@beverlyschools.org, or mail a hard copy to Attn: Health Office, Beverly Middle School, 502 Cabot St., Beverly MA 01915. If you have questions, please call 978-921-6121 or email kguinivan@beverlyschools.org.

We in the health office are here to assist with the transition back to school and to keep your children healthy and safe. Together, we will get through this.

Jodi Elder
Kerrie Guinivan
Katie Tobyne

Breakfast Seat Signup

Two, we are in the process of assigning breakfast seats for students who will be coming to school in person and plan on eating breakfast here BSM. 

Please fill out this Google form to assist us in our planning. This form did not work for some people when we posted it previously and we apologize for that mix-up. It should work fine for everyone now!

Breakfast Seat Sign-Up

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Important Message About Next Week

Dear Grades 5 & 6 Families,

We are writing today with TWO important pieces of information.

One, we have had some questions about backpacks. Historically, BMS asked that students provide small drawstring backpacks, as so much of the work students will complete is iPad- based. This year, we invite students to bring a backpack that will hold all of their personal belongings. This includes a snack and water bottle, their iPad for home-school travel, and any folders or binders that individual teams will use for organization. At this time, we may not use student lockers.

Two, we are in the process of assigning breakfast seats for students that plan on eating breakfast with us here at school. We are asking that you please fill out the google from below to assist us in our planning.

Breakfast Seat Sign-Up

The first day of school is 9/16/20 for all BMS students. Please continue to watch your email for more detailed information coming shortly. Again, we thank you for your patience as we prepare for a safe and orderly arrival for all. 

Best,

The BMS Leadership Team

School Health Office Info For In-Person Students

Masks
The school health office is preparing to welcome students into the building next week. As you know, masks will be required for all students. Please practice with your child to help them feel comfortable wearing a mask during the school day. Please note that bandanas and gators do not provide adequate protection. Students will need a mask that covers the nose and mouth and has loops over the ears. The mask should be well fitting.

Medication During School Day
We strongly encourage you to consider administering afternoon medication to your child once they arrive home, if possible. This will limit exposure to the health office.  If your student is attending school in person and will require medication administration during school hours please complete the following forms and bring them with you, along with your child's medication in its original bottle, on the first day of school. The nursing staff will have a table set up outside the main entrance doors on the first days of in-person school (9/17/20 and 9/18/20). 
In order to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff, parents will not have access to the health office inside the building.  

We in the health office are here to assist with the transition back to school and to keep your children healthy and safe. Together, we will get through this.

Jodi Elder
Kerrie Guinivan
Katie Tobyne

Bootstraps Food Drive Saturday

Start organizing and picking up some items now to donate to the Beverly Bootstraps Drive-Thru Food Drive this Saturday, September 12.

Check this flyer for details and. a list of most-needed items.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Message from the Health Office

Dear Parents, Welcome from the Health Office! We hope all of you are doing well; we would like to gently remind you that all students, including those participating in remote learning, are required to submit a current physical and any scheduled vaccines, if you haven't already done so. 

You can scan the information and email it to to kguinivan@beverlyschools.org, or mail a hard copy to Attn: Health Office, Beverly Middle School, 502 Cabot St., Beverly MA 01915.

If you have questions, please call 978-921-6121 or email kguinivan@beverlyschools.org.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Meal Distribution Thursday (not Friday) This Week!

Due to the Labor Day holiday weekend, we will be distributing meals on Thursday, September 3 from 10:30-12:30 at Beverly High School and 11:30-12 at Apple Village and Holcroft Park, instead of on Friday.

We will then distribute on Tuesday, September 8th at the same time and locations and our last distribution day will be on Friday September, 11th.

More information will be available soon about meal pickups during the school year for remote days and students in the Remote Learning Academy.

If you have any questions please reach out to Christina Leal at 978-921-6132 ext 11129.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Food Service Update

With the delay of school until September 16th we will be extending our Summer Feeding Program to all Beverly families. 

We will be distributing meals on Tuesday September 1st from 10:30-12:30 at Beverly High School and 11:30-12 at Apple Village and Holcroft Park. 

Due to the Labor Day Holiday we will be distributing meals on Thursday, September 3 at the same locations and times instead of Friday, September 4. 

We will then distribute on Tuesday, September 8th at the same time and locations and our last distribution day will be on Friday September, 11th.

More information will be available soon about meal pickups during the school year for remote days and students in the Remote Learning Academy.

If you have any questions please reach out to Christina Leal at 978-921-6132 ext 11129.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Don't Miss Any Important Emails

We want to be sure you don't miss any important emails! Our administrators often send emails from the Aspen system, which allows them to select certain grade levels, for example. Unfortunately, these emails occasionally land in people's spam/junk boxes.

Please check for emails coming from aspen-sysadmin@myfollett.com and make sure to set your email settings to sort these correctly so you don't miss any critical messages as we start this unprecedented school year.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Letters from Your Assistant Principals

Grade-level letters from Assistant Principals to families are going out today. They are replicated here for your reference.

If you need assistance in picking up your child's iPad or bringing it in for repairs, please contact the appropriate assistant principal for your child's grade level.

Beverly Girls Travel Basketball program

Attention girls in grades 4-8! The Beverly Girls Travel Basketball program is for girls in grades 4-8 who live and/or attend school in Beverly, MA. The program's focus is on skill development, confidence building and leadership skills, as well as to provide an environment that supports teamwork, high-effort & compete levels, sportsmanship, community service, a passion for basketball, and to have fun! The Beverly Girls Travel Basketball program is a competitive league with both try-outs (in late October) and cuts for each team. 

For more information, please LIKE the program's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/beverlygirlstravelbasketball or email BeverlyMAGirlsTravelBasketball@gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

5th Grade Families - PTO Message

Hello Parents and Guardians of 5th Grade!

Welcome to Beverly Middle School! We are so excited to have you join our school family! Please make sure you stop by and see us during the Open House this Wednesday. We will be right out back - look for us at the end of the tour!

The PTO is here to help! There are three places to help you stay up to date on everything that is happening in and around school. Please see below:

We look forward to serving you,

Nancy Stanley & Kristin Guanci, Co-Presidents
Kristen Paddock, Treasurer
Ann Gavin, Arts & Enrichment
Rosemarie Simeone, Communications

Summer Stories - See What People Are Discovering!

BMS students entering Grades 6-8 are asked to spend time engaging with stories in books and/or other media over the summer. See the Summer Stories website for more information about expectations. 


Check this Padlet to see what kinds of stories - books, podcasts and more - that our students are discovering, and share what you have found!

Monday, August 24, 2020

Summer Eats Through Friday 9/11

 Beverly Public Schools & Summer Eats are Feeding Students for free All Summer!!!

Meal distributions are on Tuesdays and Fridays through Friday, September 11. 
summer eats


  • Tuesday & Friday 10:30a-12:30p at Beverly High School and 
  • Tuesday & Friday 11:30a-12p at Apple Village 600 Manor Road and Holcroft Park 10 Gage St

CHILDREN DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE MEALS! 

Produce Boxes will be distributed on Fridays on a first-come-first-serve basis

Any questions please call the Food Service Department at 978-921-6132 x 11129

Supply Lists for 2020-21

 Supply Lists for the 2020-2021 school year are now available:

Bootstraps Drive-Thru Food Drive 9/12

Start picking up some items now to donate to Beverly Bootstraps Drive Thru Food Drive on Saturday, September 12.

Check this flyer for details and. a list of most-needed items.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Supply Lists To Be Ready Soon

We are working on the supply lists for each grade level, but they are not quite ready to be posted online yet. We regret any confusion and plan to have them available in the coming days. Please expect the list to be largely similar to those in past years, but to have some changes due to the current situation.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Grade 5 Information

The following letter went out to BMS families on Thursday, August 20. A copy is included here for your convenience.

August 20, 2020

Dear Grade 5 Families,

Here are a few pieces of information regarding the Grade 5 Open House next Wednesday August 26th and the School Supply List:
  • You should have received (or should soon receive) this mailing with your own invitation and assigned appointment time. As a back-up, we have created an alphabetical list of students with their assigned appointment times that you can access here.
  • Open House will certainly not feel like those we have hosted in the past but we hope it will still be a safe and fun opportunity to bring students to the building. Also, it is an opportunity to give them their iPad that will be assigned to them during their time as a BMS student. 
  • As stated on the invitation, this Open House is not mandatory. If you are not comfortable attending, or can’t attend, a recorded version will be made available. We can also arrange alternative times to pick up student's iPads. 
To help with the flow of foot traffic at Open House, please fill out this Middle School Device Use Agreement form prior to arrival Wednesday night. Thank you in advance for helping with this.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,
The BMS Administrative Team

Affordable Internet Access Program

Comcast has an affordable access program called Internet Essentials. You may qualify if you are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Bus Signup Deadline Friday

The deadline is Friday 8/21 to sign up for bus transportation. For more details, go to the Transportation page on the Beverly Schools website, and then follow the links to complete applications for regular education transportation, special education in district, or special ed out of district.

School Meal Benefit Applications

Student meal benefit applications can now be completed online at www.lunchapp.com. If you need a paper application mailed to you, contact Christina Leal at 978-921-6132 x 11129. Even if you feel you may not qualify to receive lunch benefits, we encourage you to fill out the application. 

Free Books

BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick has dozens of great used books from her giveaway bins and would love to get them into the hands of kids to read and enjoy this summer!

You can request a free book (1 per week)! There are many titles that are great for kids in grades 5-7 but there are also some that are perfect for younger and for older kids as well.
  1. Please see the list of giveaway books online - if you see one that looks good to you, then
  2. fill out this form to request it.
If you sign by up Thursday evening 8/20, you will get a confirmation email and be able to pick the book up at Beverly High School on Friday morning 8/21, during the same times that food is available for pickup (10:30-12:30). 

Books will be put into in a plain paper bag with your name on it and placed in the vestibule outside the cafeteria. If you are unable to get to the high school to pick it up, you will have an option to provide your address so it can be delivered to your home (Beverly only), but this may take a little longer.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Woznick: awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Finally - keep in mind that the Beverly Public Library has "front door service" and has started expanding some of their services, so check out their website as well!

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

BMS Parent Survey Due Today

 We are asking BMS parents to complete this survey with your decision about how your BMS student(s) will start the school year. This should be completed no later than today, Tuesday, August 18th

For more information, please check:
We encourage you to reach out to our administrators with questions.

We have also provided this information in documents that have been translated into the following languages:

Monday, August 17, 2020

Gr 5 Open House Aug 26

Coming next Wednesday August 26th - Beverly Middle School Grade 5 OPEN HOUSE

Grade 5 students will be able to come to a fun, safe, in-person, & physically distanced open house on our beautiful school campus. (Note: a virtual recorded tour will also be made available. Attendance at the open house is optional.)

All Grade 5 (Hybrid & Remote) students will receive an invitation soon with more information and your own invitation time between 4:00-8:15. 

Mark your calendar and keep your eyes open for more details soon!


View this information in other languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Albanian

Parent Survey - Due Tomorrow

We are asking BMS parents to complete this survey with your decision about how your BMS student(s) will start the school year. This should be completed no later than Tuesday, August 18th

For more information, please check:
We encourage you to reach out to our administrators with questions.

We have also provided this information in documents that have been translated into the following languages:

Virtual Comic Con for Teens on Friday


Teens ages 12-20 -- Take your fandom to the next level at ACTIVATE, a brand new, fully virtual fan convention, completely free for Massachusetts teens between the ages of 12-20. Celebrate what you love while also interacting with a diverse group of artists, writers, voice actors, and other industry professionals. Learn how you can use your passions for anime, comics, writing, gaming and more to boost social justice. Learn more and register at activatelibcon.org

Teens will have a chance to celebrate fan culture with a diverse group of artists, writers, voice actors, and other industry professionals, and learn to use their passion for anime, comics, writing, gaming and more to boost social justice. 

ACTIVATE is sponsored by LITT, the Library Initiative for Teens and Tweens, which supports library programs in underserved and diverse Massachusetts communities. 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Incoming Gr 5 - Save the Date 8/26

Coming on Wednesday August 26th - Beverly Middle School Grade 5 OPEN HOUSE

Grade 5 students will be able to come to a fun, safe, in-person, & physically distanced open house on our beautiful school campus. (Note: a virtual recorded tour will also be made available. Attendance at the open house is optional.)

All Grade 5 (Hybrid & Remote) students will receive an invitation soon with more information and your own invitation time between 4:00-8:15. 

Mark your calendar and keep your eyes open for more details soon!


View this information in other languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Albanian

Parent Survey Due Tuesday

 We are asking BMS parents to complete this survey with your decision about how your BMS student(s) will start the school year. This should be completed no later than Tuesday, August 18th

For more information, please check:
We encourage you to reach out to our administrators with questions.

We have also provided this information in documents that have been translated into the following languages:

Friday, August 14, 2020

Parent Survey Due August 18 - Info in Other Languages

We are asking BMS parents to complete this survey with your decision about how your BMS student(s) will start the school year. This should be completed no later than Tuesday, August 18th

For more information, please check:
We encourage you to reach out to our administrators with questions.

We have also provided this information in documents that have been translated into the following languages:

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Important Letter from BMS Principal Mrs. Oliver

BMS families should be receiving this email from the principal on August 12, but it is replicated here for your convenience.  

Dear BMS Families,

As a follow up to our recent school committee meeting vote, I am reaching out with additional information and a request for your assistance. 

As we open in the fall of 2020, grades 5 and 6 will be in a hybrid model. This means that each grade will be divided into two cohorts. These cohorts will be face to face with teachers two times a week from 8:45 - 1:00.

Grades 7 and 8 are to begin the school year in a remote environment which may change based on data regarding Covid19.  All students are eligible for the Remote Learning Academy and can enroll for remote learning for the entire school year.

Attached you will find a survey outlining our need to receive a decision from you in terms of how your child will start the school year. This should be completed no later than Tuesday, August 18th

You will also find a flyer explaining the Remote Learning Academy coupled with a FAQ flyer to help answer your questions.

We know this is a challenging time for many. We encourage you to reach out with questions. A lack of information often causes additional and unnecessary stress and anxiety. We are striving to be clear, consistent and empathetic to individual needs with our communication.

I look forward to building strong relationships with families and look forward to working with you to provide the best possible learning environment for your child. Now more than ever we need to work together to problem solve and be positive role models for our community.

This information can also be found on Homeward Bound.

Best,
Lisa Oliver
BMS Principal

Saturday, August 8, 2020

August 7 Message from Superintendent

Here is a copy of the August 7 letter from Dr. Charochak in case you missed it or want to re-read it. This letter outlines decisions voted on by the Beverly School Committee on August 6.

The email from Dr. Charochak also included links to the following documents:

You should expect to hear from building principals in the next week to confirm with which option you will select each child for the upcoming school year. Please make sure you are receiving communications from the district and call the BMS school office if you need to update your contact information, by calling 978-921-6103 during business hours. 

All students will begin school in their approved model on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

August 4 Message from the Principal

In case you missed the August 4 letter from our principal, Mrs. Lisa Oliver, or would like to re-read it, it has been replicated below:

August 4, 2020

Dear BMS Families,

We are writing today to tell you that we are here. Though the school building is virtually empty for the summer, you and your children are at the forefront of our minds as we plan for the many scenarios that we will potentially face together this fall. We thank you for your survey responses, as they give us a window into your family’s needs, your individual concerns, and the difficult decisions that you are making for your children. We know that these decisions are not easy (we are making them for our families, too!) and we also know that any decision you make is the right one for your family.

We have been working diligently alongside the Superintendent and School Committee to collaboratively create the three plans that were requested by the Commissioner of Education. Along with these plans come many pieces to a complex puzzle that will be our 2020-2021 school year. The school committee will vote on district plans this Thursday night, August 6th. Friday morning we hope to have a clearer picture of how to proceed. Schedules, team assignments, iPad distribution, supply lists and a welcoming plan for our fifth graders are all dependent upon the choices made in the coming days. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to anyone on the administrative team. Thank you in advance for your patience.

Sincerely,

Lisa Oliver, Principal loliver@beverlyschools.org
Jamie Norton, Assistant Principal, jnorton@beverlyschools.org
Erica Pasquarelli, Assistant Principal, epasquarelli@beverlyschools.org
Kate Twombly, Assistant Principal, ktwombly@beverlyschools.org

Ways to Get Free Books

BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick has dozens of great used books from her giveaway bins and would love to get them into the hands of kids to read and enjoy this summer!

You can request a free book (1 per week)! There are many titles that are great for kids in grades 5-7 but there are also some that are perfect for younger and for older kids as well.
  1. Please see the list of giveaway books online - if you see one that looks good to you, then
  2. fill out this form to request it.
If you sign by up Thursday evening, you will get a confirmation email and be able to pick the book up at Beverly High School on Friday morning, during the same times that food is available for pickup (10:30-12:30). Books will be put into in a plain paper bag with your name on it and placed in the vestibule outside the cafeteria. If you are unable to get to the high school to pick it up, you will have an option to provide your address so it can be delivered to your home (Beverly only), but this may take a little longer.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Woznick: awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Also... check out this Facebook Group: Beverly Kids Love Books! It's an easy, local way to sell/pass on gently used kids books, run by a local parent.

Finally - keep in mind that the Beverly Public Library has "front door service" and has started expanding some of their services, so check out their website as well!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Register Now for Fall Sports

We have a brand new, hopefully easier to navigate, online registration platform for middle school fall sports run through BHS.

Registration opened July 20 and runs through August 30 for Middle School Cross Country grades 5-8 and Field Hockey grades 7 & 8 Only

Please do not pay any fees until further notice depending on COVID-19 protocols regarding our sports programs. Further information is posted on the BHS athletics website at https://beverlyhs.rschoolteams.com/

Monday, August 3, 2020

New Parent Survey: Closes 6pm Today

In case you missed the July 31 communication from the superintendent, Dr. Charochak is asking parents to answer a very brief survey regarding the models that the district has submitted to the school committee for consideration. 


Please respond no later than 6:00 pm today, Monday, August 3, 2020. There are separate surveys for each level, so please fill out the survey for each student in your household according to their individual grade level. 

Click here to see the entire letter from Dr. Charochak, including links to the survey for elementary and high school students. More information about the Fall 2020 plans may be found on the district website.

Get a Free Book!

BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick has dozens of great used books from her giveaway bins and would love to get them into the hands of kids to read and enjoy this summer!

You can request a free book (1 per week)! There are many titles that are great for kids in grades 5-7 but there are also some that are perfect for younger and for older kids as well.
  1. Please see the list of giveaway books online - if you see one that looks good to you, then
  2. fill out this form to request it.
If you sign by up Monday evening, you will get a confirmation email and be able to pick the book up at Beverly High School on Tuesday morning, during the same times that food is available for pickup (10:30-12:30). Books will be put into in a plain paper bag with your name on it and placed in the vestibule outside the cafeteria. If you are unable to get to the high school to pick it up, you will have an option to provide your address so it can be delivered to your home (Beverly only), but this may take a little longer.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Woznick: awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Here's a screen shot of only about 25% of what is available! Click here to see them all and get more info

Sunday, August 2, 2020

New Parent Survey: Closes Monday 6pm

In case you missed the July 31 communication from the superintendent, Dr. Charochak is asking parents to answer a very brief survey regarding the models that the district has submitted to the school committee for consideration. 


Please respond no later than 6:00 pm on Monday, August 3, 2020. There are separate surveys for each level, so please fill out the survey for each student in your household according to their individual grade level.

Click here to see the entire letter from Dr. Charochak, including links to the survey for elementary and high school students. More information about the Fall 2020 plans may be found on the district website.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Updates on Fall 2020

Wondering about where things are in the planning process for Fall 2020? Check the resources on the district website, including the 7-30-20 Reopening Plan.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Get a Free Book!

BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick has dozens of great used books from her giveaway bins and would love to get them into the hands of kids to read and enjoy this summer!

You can request a free book (1 per week):
  1. Please see the list of giveaway books online - if you see one that looks good to you, then
  2. fill out this form to request it.
If you sign by up Thursday evening, you will get a confirmation email and be able to pick the book up at Beverly High School on Friday morning, during the same times that food is available for pickup (10:30-12:30). Books will be put into in a plain paper bag with your name on it and placed in the vestibule outside the cafeteria. If you are unable to get to the high school to pick it up, you will have an option to provide your address so it can be delivered to your home (Beverly only), but this may take a little longer.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Woznick: awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Summer Math & Summer Stories

Summer Stories
BMS students entering Grades 6-8 are asked to spend time engaging with stories in books and/or other media over the summer. See the Summer Stories website for more information about expectations. We also strongly encourage all students to participate in the Beverly Public Library's Summer Reading programs, which are available for kids, teens, and adults.

Math Packets

The math packets here have sets of problems for each grade of students entering Beverly Middle School in the fall. Please view/download/print math packets for students:

Fall Sports: Cross Country & Field Hockey

We have a brand new, hopefully easier to navigate, online registration platform for middle school fall sports run through BHS.

Registration opened July 20 and runs through August 30 for Middle School Cross Country grades 5-8 and Field Hockey grades 7 & 8 Only

Please do not pay any fees until further notice depending on COVID-19 protocols regarding our sports programs. Further information is posted on the BHS athletics website at https://beverlyhs.rschoolteams.com/