Dear Brighton High Families,
As you likely know by now, the Boston Public Schools is closing all schools from March 17 to April 27, 2020. This means that Brighton High school is CLOSED effective Tuesday. This means there are no students on campus, no activities will take place in the building, and no teaching staff will be reporting to the office. However, we will be supporting at home learning with paper and computer-based lessons and activities.
Beginning Monday, March 22, daily web-based materials will be available for students on Google Classroom. This means that students will receive daily lessons, assignments, and videos from their teachers. In addition, teachers will be holding class discussions and individual help time through Google Classroom. Your student’s Google Classroom can be accessed at classroom.google.com using their BPS email and password. Learn how to login by checking out our guides below!
How to Access Google Classroom from Home (website in English)
How to Join Google Classroom (video in English)
How to Join Google Classroom (video in Spanish/Español)
How to Join Google Classroom (video in Portuguese/Portugués)
How to Join Google Classroom (video in French/Français)
Additionally, more learning apps can be found in Clever, a “portal” with apps used by your student’s school or classroom teacher(s). Your student’s Clever portal can be accessed at www.bostonpublicschools.org/backpack using their BPS email and password. Need more support? Check out the docs below!
Clever for Home (Google Doc)
Clever para Las Familias (Google Doc)
Clever Login Tutorial (interactive video)
Any additional questions about digital learning? Visit the Digital Learning Resources website for more information.
Social Emotional Support
Be mindful that children sense our emotions and need adults to establish a sense of calm. Do something together as a family outside such as taking a walk or playing a game. Use age-appropriate language and talk with your children about the day out of school as a time for the building to be cleaned and ready for their return. Refer to this letter from Dr. Cassellius, Talking to Students about COVID-19, for further guidance.
The best way to contact the school during this time is to contact a member of the Brighton High Leadership Team below:
Sara Bouvier, Director of ACES Program, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Damen Kelton, Asst. Headmaster, Lower House, email@example.com,
Freda Johnson, Asst. Headmaster, Upper House, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Nachelle Gordon, Asst. Headmaster, Student Support Services, email@example.com,
Robert Rametti, Headmaster, firstname.lastname@example.org, 857-540-5906
Andy Zides, Director of Special Education, email@example.com
Contact the OIIT Help Desk by email, phone, or G chat if you have questions or concerns about continued learning:
Help Desk Phone Number: 617-635-9200
Email Help Desk: Technology@bostonpublicschools.org
Thank you for supporting your children’s learning as we navigate this challenge as a community.
We are here to support you in any way we can.
Robert M. Rametti