Saturday, October 17, 2020

Message from the Superintendent

The superintendent sent the following message out today. It is replicated here for your reference:

Good Evening Beverly Parents and Families,

This evening, Mrs. Taylor sent out a communication to the Beverly High School families that a member of the community tested positive. All close contacts have been notified. We will continue our vigilance with safety measures in all our buildings as well as continue to maintain open communication with the school community. We appreciate your continued partnership in complying with all our precautions.

I am also writing today to share with you a resource created by our nursing staff. The site, Resources for Safely Returning to School is located on our Beverly Keeps Learning site and includes links to district guidelines and protocols as well as links to DESE and DPH protocols. Additionally, we have established an email address, This email will be monitored by our nursing staff and they will be able to assist you in any COVID-19 related matters. We believe this resource will be useful in navigating any questions that you may have.

Again, thank you for working together to keep our school community safe.


Suzanne M Charochak, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Resilient Together Info & Survey

The Cities of Beverly and Salem have officially kicked off Resilient Together, a collective plan to address climate change.

Resilient Together invites residents and business owners – including students – to participate in an online survey where you can share concerns and priorities as they relate to the environment and community resiliency. It takes approximately five minutes to complete and will be active until November 8th. 

The survey is also offered in Spanish and in Portuguese. A printable copy of the survey is available on the project website in Albanian as well.

See this flyer for more information or visit the Resilient Together project website. Follow it on social media on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter. Still have questions? Contact Beverly's Assistant Planning Director, Emily Hutchings at

Friday, October 16, 2020

Virtual Band Class Friday

BMS Band Families - Due to inclement weather, Band will be held virtually today (Friday). Students have access to their links via Google Classroom.

Have a great weekend! 

BMS iPad Tech Support

Due to the Covid virus the process to get help or a repair for a student device is different from how we have done it in the past in theTech Center. We want to ensure that everyone receives the best tech support but at the same time keep everyone safe and healthy. See below for the process to follow for Hybrid and Remote students. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with the new protocol.

Hybrid Students: How to get BMS Tech Support

In School Software & Hardware Issues:
  • The teacher will call the BMS tech center at ext. 24160 or ext. 24170.
  • We may ask to speak to the student on the phone to troubleshoot the issue with them or we may ask that someone bring it down and place it in the locker located right inside the library door.
    • We will give you the locker bay number and 4 digit code.
    • You will place the iPad inside and close the door.
  • We will disinfect the device and work on the issue.
  • When the iPad is fixed we will put it back in the locker and call the classroom for someone to pick it up.
At Home Software & Hardware Issues:
If students are having problem(s) on days they are not in the building:
  • The student/parent will call the BMS Tech Center at 978-921-6103 ext. 24160 or ext. 24170. 
  • If the line is busy please email the tech center at with the following information: 
    • student name
    • describe the problem, and 
    • a phone #
  • If the issue can’t be resolved via email or phone the Tech Center will instruct the family on where to drop off the iPad. When the iPad is fixed we will call with instruction on where to pick it up.

Remote Students: How to get BMS Tech Support

Software & Hardware Issues:
  • The student/parent will call the BMS Tech Center at 978-921-6104 ext. 24160 or 24170. 
  • If the line is busy please email the tech center at with the following information: 
    • student name
    • describe the problem, and 
    • a phone #
  •  If the issue can’t be resolved via email or phone the Tech Center will instruct the family on where to drop off the iPad. When the iPad is fixed we will call with instruction on where to pick it up.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Bootstraps Election Day Food Drive

Coming to the polls on November 3? Bring along some food to share with our community! Beverly Bootstraps is holding a food drive and is trying to collect ingredients for Thanksgiving in particular.

See this flyer for more information on what they are looking for!

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Be Brave Choice Board

Each Wednesday we provide a set of Global Apps activities for students to do at home during time that is set aside on their schedules each week. We call it the Be Brave Board - we want to students to make brave choices and pick activities that are engaging and that will stretch them to try some new things! We encourage all students to pick at least one wellness activity each week and then to explore a wide range of different topics.

Your child may need assistance assembling household materials for some. Feel free to contact the school office if you need supplies, and we will do our best to assist you. Some activities, like many of the wellness choices, may be ones your student will enjoy doing with other family members.

Students can also use the search button at the top or the menu bar (next to the search button) to see activities from previous weeks, by date or by subject.

After completing each activity, students are asked to complete an exit ticket (the link is updated each week and is available at the top of the Be Brave Board). There is also an optional Padlet each week where students may share their projects and discoveries with one another.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Picture Days Oct. 26 & 27

Picture days will be held the following days:

Monday, October 26th for students in A Cohort 8:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

REMOTE Learning Academy - Monday, October 26th Evening specific time slots will be assigned between 4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.

Tuesday, October 27th for students in B Cohort 8:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Order your package now at and enter the Picture Day ID EVTSNH78G

Tuesday Band Practice is Vritual

Due to the weather, Tuesday Band practice is cancelled. Students should check in for attendence at these times with the following links:

Tuesday Cross Country Practice Cancelled

Attention all cross country runners: Tuesday afternoon's practice has been cancelled due to the weather and poor condition of the fields. We hope to see everyone for practice on Thursday at 3:30. Please check the team Google Classroom page for important information and updates.

Gr 5/6 Virtual Musical Tryouts!

Do you love to sing? Do you love to act? Are you in 5th and 6th grade? Then audition for Super Happy Awesome News: A Virtual Musical. This show follows to siblings and their "rival" news stations with drama, comedy, and all-out fun! 

Follow this link to the Panther Cub Productions website and get some more information. To audition, go to the "auditions" tab and fill out the Google form! The deadline is October 23.

While this show is for grades 5/6 students, there will be an opportunity in the new year for students in grades 7/8 to participate in a similar show!

See this flyer for more information; please email with any questions.