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Weekly Blast

Important Dates

  • 11/19 Qtr 1 Grades on Aspen Portal.
  • 12/01 Meeting for 10th Grade Parents 
  • 11/25-28 No school--Thanksgiving 

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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 has been outside of Massachusetts (except Vermont) for 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 hour, they may return to Hybrid.  Find information on test sites here

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 BHS Parents, Guardians, and Caretakers,

This has been a long, quick year. It's a little hard to believe that we just finished first quarter on Friday 11/6, and now we're rolling into Thanksgiving. Below is what I wrote students this evening. Please note a few things:
  • I apologized for not sending me COVID-19 communication to students last week when we had a positive case. I should have done this and pledge to do so moving forward.
  • Thanksgiving week is a good time to remember to be grateful for one another. In a year like this one, I have a long thank you list. We're having a successful school year thanks to the efforts of so many and thanks to the patience and tenacity of our students. I love BHS.
  • We all need to be mindful of safe travel, gathering, and distancing during Thanksgiving. This is generally a time of year when I worry about our current students as they gather with graduates who return from college. While such gatherings are likely fewer within COVID, I emphasize that health and safety requires all of us to play our part. Being careful now will extend our in-person learning time together.
Below is my actual note to kids. Thanks for working with BHS and me to support our students, teachers, and staff.


Dear Brookline High School Students,

I hope this quick note finds you well and enjoying the weekend. We have a normal schedule next week, with the MT cohort coming into BHS for in-person learning on Monday 11/23 and Tuesday 11/24. Wednesday 11/25 will be a remote day. As always, you can find updated schedules on our BHS web-site.

Last week, we had a positive case at the high school, and I did not communicate with students but did send emails to staff, parents, and guardians. It was wrong not to send a similar communication to students, and I apologize for not doing so. Moving forward, I will share such information via Aspen/X2, balancing the need to share important health and safety updates with all stakeholders, including you, our students.

My hope is that you all have a good, short week starting tomorrow. Now is a good time to express gratitude for your teachers, staff, and families for approaching a wild 20-21 school year with much-needed flexibility and optimism.

I am deeply grateful for all of you, who navigate this new territory with grace and respect for others, knowing  people have varying comfort levels for in-person experiences. I join BHS teachers, staff, and administrators in appreciating you, our students, and wishing you a restful and rejuvenating Thanksgiving weekend.

Please continue to be mindful of safe gathering and social distancing with family and friends over the holiday weekend. My hope is that we can extend our in-person learning models for as long as possible, and this requires smart, responsible behavior from each and all of us.

Happy Thanksgiving week,

Mr. Meyer

Head of School
Brookline High School

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. 


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


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.  


Last Friday, the PTO provided BHS teachers and staff at 115, OLS and Winthrop House, with a bagged breakfast of bagels and bottled coffee.  A big thank-you to Bruegger's Bagel as well as PTO volunteers Karyn Wang and Elsje Eisenhauer.   

This fall, the PTO has also been supporting our teaches by fulfilling their requests for equipment or materials as new needs emerge.  

Please donate to your BHS PTO.  The more donations received, the more teachers' requests are fulfilled.  No amount is too small, or too large! 


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.   


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.


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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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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