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Important Dates

  • 12/01 Meeting for 10th Grade Parents 
  • 12/23 Last Day to Submit Flu Vaccine Documentation

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COVID-19 cases are rising all over the world, including Brookline. While more difficult than ever, it is more important than ever to follow safe COVID-19 protocols. 

  • All BHS student MUST attend school remotely until at least Thurs. Dec. 10, if they have been outside of Massachusettsfor any portion of Thanksgiving break. 
  • Upon return home, out-of-state college students must self-quarantine for 14 days
  • If a person has had a negative COVID-19 test given within the last 72 hours, they may return to Hybrid.  Find information on test sites here
  • If your student is hybrid and  scheduled for an in-person day, but does not go into BHS that day,  you must email or  call the appropriate secretary to notify the school why your student is not in person. This includes days or classes, when  your student goes to school  remotely  on one of their scheduled in-person days.  

The BHS administration has worked hard to make  the shifts from hybrid to fully remote learning seamless for BHS students.  In turn, BHS families can work hard to adhere to  current COVID-19 protocols.


Dear Brookline High School Parents, Guardians, and Caretakers,

I hope this note finds you well after the long weekend. We return to the business of Brookline High School after what should have been a homework-free weekend. These are relatively rare for our students, so I hope they approached their days and hours with intention: exercise, less screen time, taking time to honor their parents and guardians... 

When we begin again at BHS tomorrow, we then have three and a half weeks before Winter Break (12/24-1/1). This is an important time and opportunity for momentum, continuity, and focus. We also likely will be navigating anxieties and realities around COVID cases, mitigation, and information-sharing. I will continue to lean on our school health team and lean into balancing privacy needs with community needs. Look for an email from me this week about the district's COVID dashboard, an important tool to support public awareness and access to updated health information.

In the next week or so, we will make and announce a decision about midyear examinations, a structure we have had in place for some time. These would occur the week of 1/19-22. We then begin second semester on Monday 1/25. 

For now, I and look forward to seeing the MT cohort tomorrow and will email the young people a little later, reminding them they are wanted at BHS: in-person or remote, with clear eyes, full hearts, and sit upons. (That last item reminds me of the Sesame Street bit - which is one not like the other?)

Do please remember to complete the attestation form the district sent out last Tuesday 11/23. We will not be barring students from attending classes whose families do not complete the forms, but we are rightly asking people to affirm their understanding of certain COVID protocols, policies, and the like. I did it for myself and my daughters in about 5 minutes. You will need your students' LASID numbers, which can be found on Aspen X2. It might also be their lunch pin - seven digits.

Sorry this got so long; enjoy Sunday afternoon and evening.


This Week at BHS


Parents and caretakers of 10th graders, join us on Zoom on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. for Our New Online World:  Strategies for Dealing with Stress, Screen Time, and Social Isolation. The Zoom link is  here.  B-PEN (Brookline Parent Education Network) staff and BHS student Peer Leaders, in collaboration with the 2023 PTO Reps, will present an interactive forum addressing these current issues. 
Email for more information.


The seasonal flu vaccine is required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for all students, regardless of attendance in person, hybrid or the remote learning program.  BHS nurses must receive documentation of this flu vaccine no later than Dec. 23, 2020.  Send  document to Megan Day by email/scan (,  fax (617-713-5153),  or hard copy (c/o Megan Day, 115 Greenough St, Brookline, 02445.  
If your child had not received a seasonal flu vaccine, please schedule as soon as possible.   


Thank you for responding with your questions and concerns.  Some of you have received answers to your personal emails and we will answer some questions here in the blast.  We are continuing to collect questions. Please use this form (as many times as you would like) to ask questions or make comments.  This information will be shared with Administration and questions/themes will be addressed in future Blasts.  We look forward to hearing from you.  We are a better community with everyone involved!!! 

For the updated hybrid daily schedule, including new lunch schedules, go to the BHS website.

BHS Upcoming / Ongoing


The BHS Innovation Fund is hiring a Part-Time Development Management Consultant to assist in the migration to a new CRM, manage the database, and support our Fundraising efforts to develop reporting, processes, and best practices going forward. Ideal candidate would have experience with fundraising and NXT/Razors Edge, be detail oriented, and experienced in advising strategies to support fundraising goals. If you are interested, please contact Maureen Fallon at


Students may drop by the Virtual Homework Center anytime during X block on Tuesdays or Fridays. Peer tutors are available to help with Math, Science, Social Studies, English, & more.  The Zoom link is here.


For information from guidance, go here. Individual student information can be viewed on the Aspen Portal.


Go here to find the latest information about the Public Schools of Brookline switch to hybrid and other related issues. Remember: BHS hybrid/remote model is different from the pre-K to  8 models.



The Brookline School Committee will meet on Thurs. Dec. 3  at 6 pm.  Agenda and Zoom link will be here.  If Town Meeting meets the evening of Dec 3, the School Committee meeting date will be changed to Mon, Dec 7. 


Due to resignations of two trustees, the Brookline Public Library is seeking two new trustees.  For more information, go here


For information on the planning of Brookline's Porchfest 2021, here is the link.


The Brookline Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations has released a new Monthly Quiz! The Monthly Quiz is a great way to test what you know about Brookline and learn new things about your community! If you score a 10/10 your name will be entered into a year-end raffle! The November Quiz is a great way to test your knowledge on local Civic Engagement!

Sports and Extracurricular Events
FALL SPORTS:  Find the schedule and up-to-date news here.

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