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Weekly Blast

Important Dates

  • 11/03 No School
  • 11/05 Gap Year Presentation
  • 11/06 Quarter 1 ends
  • 11/09 Target Date, Hybrid, Grades 10-12
  • 11/11 No School
  • 11/12 Virtual Back-to School Night 2

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Dear BHS Parents, Guardians, and Caretakers,

For this week's Blast, I'm going to forward the message I just sent to all high school students regarding this week's schedule, our transitions to hybrid, and about BHS during election week. The student email is a tool we will use weekly moving forward as we outline the week ahead, highlight any schedule adjustments, and generally check in with our students as we prepare to begin the week together.

Many thanks to those who were able to attend Part One of our Back to School Night program this fall on Thursday 10/29. (We had 801 attendees.) We broadcast our Zoom on YouTube Live and recorded it.  You can access the recording here (passcode: KS?xh7cS).

As we prepare to begin hybrid for our tenth through twelfth graders on our target date of Monday 11/9 we will be sharing more details, including student training and revised health and safety protocols, practices, and expectations. Please look for an email from us later this week. 

Thanks and take care,


Anthony Meyer
Head of School
Brookline High School

Dear BHS Warriors,

Welcome to November. We had a historic snow on Friday and now prepare for a cold start to election week. Given the complexity of our schedule and need to make adjustments as we transition into the hybrid model for our tenth through twelfth graders, Mr. Mason and I will be sending weekly emails on Sundays for the forseeable future.   

Week Schedule: 11/2-6

This week, we have no school on Tuesday 11/3. It is both election day and a Professional Development Day for educators. In order not to lose key learning time for E, F, and G, blocks, we are moving Tuesday’s typical classes to Wednesday 11/4. Wednesday will remain a remote day, and students will follow the schedule I have attached. The 12:15 early dismissal is consistent across the district. This schedule for the week of  is also posted on our BHS web-site. 

We will have several weeks like this in November and December. It is an advantage of our schedule that we can make up for missed class time by making these tweaks. Mr. Mason and I will send a full list of these adjustments next week.

9th Grade Hybrid

This week, our hybrid model continues at Old Lincoln School for ninth graders. The MT cohort will be in-person on Monday and will attend their Tuesday classes remotely on Wednesday. The RF cohort will be in-person on Thursday and Friday as usual.

10th-12th Grade Hybrid

Hybrid begins at our 115 Greenough Street location on Monday 11/9. We will share out cohort information shortly and likely will make a couple of minor adjustments to our weekly schedule. Our deans are in the process of making some videos about our health and safety practices, protocols, and expectations. These are hugely important for us to be able to sustain in-person learning within the larger public health context. We need and expect your help. 

Election Day/Week

We do not have school on election day, but I imagine there will be a great deal of anticipation and anxiety around this historic presidential election. As educators, our responsibility is to support and care for all students and to build and foster a school community that supports vigorous debate and respectful listening and appreciation for others’ perspectives. It is not my job to tell you who I plan to vote for or what I think of any candidates for any office. This is a public school and I am, at core, a public servant. I will ask the same restraint of all BHS educators, as we all work in a public sphere with all high school students, families, and the larger school community.

For now, I look forward to seeing our ninth grade MT Cohort tomorrow at OLS. It will be cold, so bring a hat, coat, and gloves. We will be getting some outdoor time together.

Take care,

Mr. Meyer


This Week at BHS


No worries. You can view  the Back to School presentations here (passcode: KS?xh7cS).  BHS administrative and academic leaders  address hybrid and remote learning at the high school. It is different model than K-8. It allows students in the hybrid model to  to go remote at any time without any penalties if they or family members are ill or need to isolate due to exposure to the COVID virus. They also address the school's healthy and safety procedures for COVID-19.


Taking a Gap Year: A (Remote) Presentation for BHS Students & Parents. Thurs. Nov. 5, 6:30 to 8:15 pm. For details and to register for this event, go here


Online learning can put quite a strain on family life as everyone juggles needs, schedules, and expectations. B-PEN (Brookline Parent Education Network, an outreach organization of Brookline Public Health and BHS) wants to help with parenting and wellness needs. What are your top concerns for which we might provide advice, resources, tips, presentations? Please let us know via And follow us on facebook for the latest news and info on parenting concerns, from common developmental milestones to substance use.


The Brookline Teen Center is open! Go here for more information. 

BHS Upcoming / Ongoing


Save the Date Thurs. Nov. 19th, 7:00-8:00 pm
Welcome Event for Ninth Grade Parents and Caregivers hosted by the BHS Innovation Fund
The BHS Innovation Fund is a community-supported non-profit that provides grant funding for BHS teachers to develop curriculum that is innovative and forward-thinking to prepare our students to thrive in a rapidly changing world. On Thursday November 19th, parents and caregivers of freshmen and new BHS students are invited to join an online event to learn how the Innovation Fund supports a culture of academic innovation at our school. Hear directly from teachers and leadership, “experience" Experiential Physics and connect with fellow BHS parents. Watch your emails for more information, sign up for our mailing list, visit, and follow us on Facebook for event information. 


For the latest from SEPAC,  go here.  
Note: Every school district in Massachusetts is required to have a Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) to be an adviser to the School Committee and school officials on issues related to the education and safety of students with disabilities.


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.



The Brookline School Committee will meet on Thurs. Nov 5  at 6 pm.  Agenda and Zoom link will be here. 


For information on the town's Flu Shot Clinics, please go here


Brookline's SpEd Action Committee's Webinar Series is hosting Anxiety in ASD: A Personalized Approach with Elise Wulff and Scot McLeod (MGH ASPIRE) on Sun. Nov. 8 from 7:30pm to 8:45 pm. Registration is  required. For more information and to register, go here.


Brookline Teen Center is starting its virtual Arts Academy for middle schoolers.  For more information and to register, go here

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

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