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.


Lisa Oliver, Principal
Jamie Norton, Assistant Principal,
Erica Pasquarelli, Assistant Principal,
Kate Twombly, Assistant Principal,