All Boston Public School Students Starting Remote; Will Return to School in Phases

All Boston Public School students will begin remote learning for the school year on September 21, and report back to school in phases. On Friday, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Brenda Cassellius, and Boston Chief of Health and Human Services Marty Martinez, announced BPS' plan for the year. “This plan was developed with the input of families, educators and public health experts, and every step will follow science and public health data," said Walsh. "For many of our students, school is not just a place to learn, but also a place for nutritious meals, care and mentoring, and social development. Throughout the school year and beyond, we will continue the work that began long before COVID-19: to close opportunity and achievement gaps, and give every single child the quality education that they deserve.”

Students with the highest need will start in a hybrid model on Oct.

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John F. Kennedy School Fundraiser at The Frogmore

John F. Kennedy (JFK) Elementary School in Jamaica Plain is excited to host its first fundraising event at The Frogmore Restaurant on Tuesday, April 7. The school is inviting neighbors, families and friends to help support a new K-5 yoga program!  

A $5 suggested entry fee (which includes appetizers) can be given at the door or purchased online at: www.eventbrite.com/e/jfk-elementary-fundraiser-at-frogmore-recaudacion-de-fondos-en-frogmore-tickets-99223846195.  

At the JFK Fundraiser, guests will also enjoy craft beer and cocktails, a silent auction, and speeches by Principal Dr. Christine Copeland and special guest State Representative Nika Elugardo.  

All donations will go towards a new yoga program for JFK students in grades K-5 with a local non-profit facilitator.

BPS High Schoolers Learn From the Trees at Arnold Arboretum

As David Mays walked through the snow-covered Central Woods of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University last month, gazing at the red oaks and the eastern white pines, the 17-year-old wondered if trees alone can save the planet. “Are trees the only thing that will stop global warming?” Mays asked. “How many should we plant before we graduate? I want to support humans, nature, and save the Earth.”

Mays was one of 25 high school students from the Boston Day and Evening Academy in Roxbury learning about forest ecology, carbon’s role in ecosystems, and how trees mitigate climate change at a special program at the Arboretum. Designed as part of Boston Public School’s biology curriculum, the two-day experience let students conduct hands-on fieldwork in the landscape and engage with Harvard researchers in interactive panel discussions about climate change.

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