Letter from the Superintendent - August 14, 2020

Dear BPS Community,

In accordance with Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requirements, the Brockton Public Schools created three distinct plans for the reopening of schools: one for a full in-person return, one for a hybrid learning model and one for a full remote learning model. In May, I convened a team of district administrators, school principals, teachers, parents, union representatives and School Committee members to begin the important work of preparing those plans.  

After carefully weighing stakeholder feedback and the current state of public health, the Brockton School Committee voted on Tuesday, August 11, to begin the school year with a remote learning model.

While we are fortunate to have the support and guidance of our colleagues in districts across the state, we were mindful throughout this process of the different circumstances that exist in Brockton. As you know, our city was disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also home to one of the largest high schools on the east coast and proudly serve a diverse student population of nearly 17,000. To be successful, all three of our reopening plans need to address the specific needs of our students and staff. It is my sincere hope that the following plans reflect the collective voice of our entire community, which is always our goal when devising a path forward for the school district.

Please thoroughly review the following plans so that you have a clear understanding of what you can expect from the district and what we hope we can expect from you as we work together to reopen our schools.  

I know that none of these plans will fully satisfy everyone. That is the unfortunate nature of leading during an unprecedented pandemic. I can promise you that now and in the months ahead, your health and the health of our students will be our utmost priority.  

I cannot thank each of you enough for your patience and understanding throughout this planning process.  
 
Sincerely,
Michael P. Thomas
Superintendent of Schools

Reopening Plans - Updated August 14, 2020

 LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

FEASIBILITY STUDY

FEASIBILITY STUDY

LEARNING MODELS

EXPLANATION OF THE THREE LEARNING MODELS

 GEARING UP FOR REMOTE LEARNING

GEARING UP FOR REMOTE LEARNING

 HEALTH AND SAFETY

HEALTH AND SAFETY

DISTRICT ACADEMIC CALENDAR

DISTRICT ACADEMIC CALENDAR

IMPORTANT  CONTACTS

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

MONITORING AND MAKING CHANGES

MONITORING AND MAKING CHANGES

Plans in PDF Form

REOPENING PLANS IN PDF FORM