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Important Dates

  • 12/23 Final Day to Submit Flu Vaccine Documentation
  • 12/23 Last Day of School Before Break
  • 01/04 School Resumes After Break

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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.  The current Massachusetts guidelines:  

  • Require face masks or cloth face coverings be worn in all public places, whether indoors or outdoors, even when you are maintaining 6 feet of distance from others.
  • This requirement includes your teen(s) or young adult(s).  Masks must be worn at all times when a group is playing basketball, sitting under a tree, on a front porch, in a basement, bedroom,  living room or anywhere else, inside or outside.
  • 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. 
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.

This Week at BHS


BHS Winter Sports registration is now open at this link.  We are operating on a compressed timeline and encourage participants to register ASAP.  Also, a reminder to athletes and families that physicals must be within 13 months current and the best method for expediting athlete clearance is to upload a copy of the physical exam form in the "Participant Information" section of the FamilyID registration.  
Payment will not be due until rosters are settled.  There is no online payment option at this time.


Anecdotally, we are hearing of many teen/young adult parties and sports gatherings in Brookline, often without masks and with parental consent. As we head into the holiday season and in light of ongoing health agency warnings reiterating the dangers of COVID spread via gatherings -- often in private homes – parents are urged to reinforce safety messages and set limits for their teens and young adults. B-PEN offers some strategies for helping families through this. And for the latest parenting news and information, check out our facebook page.


Back by popular demand, the Warriors Webstore is now open for you to order the latest trends in Brookline Warrior apparel! Great for showing your school spirit during remote and in-person days of class! 

Items are available in a variety of styles and sizes, from hoodies and joggers to short-sleeve Ts and athletic shorts to vests, knit hats and quarter-zip pullovers. All orders will ship directly to you! There are currently a few sales and promotions, and they will guarantee all orders placed by Dec 6th to arrive by Dec 24th.   Check it out and get some gear to show your Warrior pride! :)

BHS Upcoming / Ongoing


The Brookline Education Foundation is pleased to announce Idea Lab grants awarded to BHS faculty:   

Nina Bishop (Permforming Arts) received funding to bring in a professional video production company to digitally combine individual, virtual student performances of  "Lift Every Voice and Sing"  which is known as the African-American national anthem to create a cohesive orchestra concert performance.

Donna Sartanowicz's and Andrew Maglathin's (Studio Art) grant will establish a new art 'Zine at BHS with student perspectives on life during this pandemic. Their grant was selected by the grant committee to receive the Catalyst Award and we can't wait to see the results!

Britt Stevens(Career and Tech Ed)  will purchase a mobile hydroponic garden for use in the culinary arts program at BHS, providing fresh produce for the school restaurant and culinary classes while working toward sustainability.

For more information on these grants or other BEF programs at BHS, please visit our website.


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


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


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.


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 has not received a seasonal flu vaccine, please schedule as soon as possible.   



The Brookline School Committee has been re-scheduled to Mon. Dec. 7  at 6 pm.  Agenda and Zoom link will be here


The consequences of remote schooling for children’s well-being, the impacts of this summer’s civil unrest on BIPOC communities and the shortage of mental health care providers available to help those impacted by the pandemic. At The Brookline Center's  annual Edna Stein Society gathering, a panel of experts reflected on these and other topics. Their insights and remarks continue to resonate as COVID-19 case numbers are again on the rise.

You can catch the highlight reel, featuring panelists Dr. Kali Cyrus (Johns Hopkins), Dr. Melinda Macht-Greenberg (Tufts University), and Dr. Lakshman here.


Due to resignations of two trustees, the Brookline Public Library is seeking two new trustees.  For more information, go here.  Deadline Dec. 10th.


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.


Winter Wonderland for children is open for registration. Join Brookline SmartPrograms for a wide selection of exciting offerings during the winter break. From art, to computers, to theater games, vacation days will be filled with fun.

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

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The Brookline High School Parent Teacher Organization is committed to supporting important communications between school and home. It sponsors a variety of events each year designed to show support of the school and to keep parents informed about how to help their children make the most of the BHS experience.


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