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
Burlington Public Schools is proud to host our 2nd Parent University on Saturday, October 21 at Burlington High School! Parents of students grades PreK-12 will have the opportunity at this free event to attend workshops and interact with education and health professionals regarding a variety of topics related to your child’s learning and development.
Our keynote speaker will be Jon Mattleman, who will be sharing his “Secret Life of Teens” presentation. “The Secret Lives of Teens” is a high-energy presentation that actively focuses on what teens are really thinking, what they fear, why they do not share more, and how adults can effectively support the teens in their lives. This presentation covers areas such as depression, suicide, ‘acting out’ behaviors, drug and alcohol use, and more. Parents of students k-12 will gain valuable insight into adolescent behaviors and the decision-making of our students. More information on Jon and his presentation can be found at www.jonmattleman.com/
Additionally, to better serve our parents, BPS will be providing free childcare for this event (pending child registration). Please keep an eye out for follow-up materials including the release of our updated website and event schedule.
Mark your calendar for October 21– more details to follow!