The School Committee refined the proposal to adjust start times to reflect input they received after multiple community forums. The School Committee is planning to vote on these schedule adjustments at the November 14th meeting. Thank you to all who participated in the community forums and provided feedback.
From the desk of Assistant Superintendent Larkin:
We posted about New York Times article titled The Science of Adolescent Sleep back in May and promised to re-post it due to some of the conversations at our community forums on moving to a later start for BHS next fall. The article highlighted the feelings of many presenters at a recent conference on adolescent sleep, health and […]
During October the Burlington Board of Health will be providing influenza vaccinations for children ages 6 months – 18 years by appointment only. Flu injection is available for ages 6 months to 18 years. All children are eligible for free vaccine regardless of insurance status and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. To schedule an appointment, please call 781-270-1955. As per the CDC, the nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) will not be available this flu season.
An informative, entertaining and enlightening session for Parents and carers of young children and adolescents and will cover:-
Popular sites – What are they? (You probably know Facebook, Instagram & Snapchat, but what about Kik, Yellow, Happen, Secret Calculator or Houseparty?
What do kids do online? Where do they go? The difference between an ‘online friend’ and a ‘stranger.’
Online Grooming – What is it and when/how does it occur?
Misuse of technology – legal consequences and the possible criminal charges. (What is cyberbullying and harassment?)
‘Sexting’ – the taking and sending of explicit images…what are the REAL consequences and possible criminal charges.
Potential dangers and safety tips – how to assist the children in your care to stay safe online.
Be confident in setting rules and boundaries around internet use in the home
Time for Questions.
Below are the proposed start times for all of the Burlington Schools next year if we go to a later start time at Burlington High School.
As a reminder, we will hold community forums at the following times:
Tuesday, October 3, 8:30 a.m. in the Francis Wyman Elementary School Auditorium
Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m. in the Francis Wyman Elementary School Auditorium
Thursday, October 5, 8:30 a.m. in the Burlington High School Auditorium
Thursday, October 5, 7:00 p.m. in the Burlington High School Auditorium