FROM THE BHS HEAD OF SCHOOL
Hi, BHS Parents, Guardians, and Caretakers,
I hope this quick Sunday evening finds you all well. While I will send a more detailed BlackBoard message tomorrow (Monday 1/11, I figured a preview of the athletics piece would be helpful.
Athletic Update - Winter Season
To that end, here is what I wrote students this evening:
As you might have heard, our town’s Director of Public Health, Dr. Jett, made the decision last week to pause any in-person activities related to Brookline High School’s winter sports season. Dr. Jett has not cancelled the winter sports season. He has, however, raised concerns about the rise in COVID-19 cases we have been experiencing. Dr. Jett has committed to re-evaluating this decision in late January using public health data. In the meantime, I am working with BHS Athletic Director Mr. Rittenburg to support teams in engaging in remote activities while in-person practices and competitions are not allowed. Stay tuned for more details on this front.
BHS Food Justice Club Food Drive
Please consider donating to the BHS Food Justice Club’s food drive for the Brookline Food Pantry to support our food insecure neighbors. Food and toiletry donations (i.e., toothpaste, shampoo) must not be expired or opened, and must not be perishable. They must be left in the marked boxes only, in the 115 Greenough Street atrium.
This is a normal week (1/11-15) with no holidays or shortened days beyond the usual remote Wednesday and 12:15 dismissal. The following week (1/19-22) features MLK Day, so we will not have school that Monday 1/18. That Friday 1/22 is an early release day as called for in the Memorandum of Agreement between the Brookline Educators Union and Brookline School Committee. All this to say that we will share a special schedule for that week soon.
Pete Rittenburg, BHS Athletic Director, and I will reach out tomorrow with some specifics about our Winter Season.
Thanks and take care,