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2020 Mid-Year Exam Schedule

A Message from Tom Casey

Good morning everyone,

Just wanted to share the mid-year exam schedule for the week of January 21 - January 24 as the days operate differently from our regular schedule. This information is also posted here on the website for your reference. Should you have any questions, please contact the Student Office at (781) 275-1700.

 

EXAM SCHEDULE

Date/Time Exam
1/21/20, 8:00am - 10:00am A (Class that meets Block A Days 1,3,4 & 6)
1/21/20, 10:30am - 12:30pm B (Class that meets Block B Days 1,2,4 & 5)
1/22/20, 8:00am - 10:00am BC (Class that meets Block B Days 3 & 6 and C blocks 2 & 5)
1/22/20, 10:30am - 12:30pm C (Class that meets Block C Days 1,3,4 & 6)
1/23/20, 8:00am - 10:00am D (Class that meets Block D Days 2,3,5 & 6)
1/23/20, 10:30am - 12:30pm DE (Class that meets Block D Days 1 & 4 and E blocks 2 & 5)
1/24/20, 8:00am - 10:00am E (Class that meets Block E Days 1,3,4 & 6)
1/24/20, 10:30am - 12:30pm Make-Up Period Session
  • If students do not have a scheduled exam during a session, they do not have to attend school during that time.
  • Lunch is served on 1/21, 1/22, and 1/23 from 10:00 am - 10:30 am. No lunch is served on 1/24.
  • The morning bus schedule remains the same. On the first three exam days, the buses leave at 12:30pm. On the fourth day of exams, the buses leave at 10:00am. Late buses run as regularly scheduled for Hanscom and Bedford during exam week.
  • Students who miss an exam due to illness or exempt absence must make up the exam during the make-up exam periods. If an extenuating circumstance results in a student still needing to take an exam(s) after the exam week is over, the student must receive approval from their assistant principal to reschedule the exam with the teacher. Early exams are not permitted per the Student Handbook.

Delayed Opening:

  • If we have a delayed opening, we will still have both exams (see below for times). If we have a delayed opening, of any length, on Wednesday, we will have the first exam from 10:00am-12:00pm. The second exam will move to the make-up exam period on Friday.

One Hour/90 Min Delay (School starts at 8:45am/9:15am)

  • Exam One: 9:30am to 11:30am.
  • Exam Two: 12pm-2pm.
  • Bus pickup delayed 1 hour/90 min; Normal bus drop-off.

Two Hour Delay (School starts at 9:45am)

  • Exam One: 9:45 am to 11:45 pm.
  • Exam Two: 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm.
  • Bus pickup delayed 2 hours; Normal bus drop-off.

School Committee Superintendent Search Update

A letter from the Bedford School Committee

 

January 2, 2020 

 

Residents of the Town of Bedford,

 

Together with JoAnn Santiago, I am coordinating our efforts to find a new superintendent for the Bedford Public Schools. It is our strong belief that this position will attract a wonderful and diverse set of applicants and we look forward to meeting them and identifying our next district leader. Our schools, and our town, have an outstanding reputation and we are optimistic that the next superintendent will be someone who will understand Bedford, its values, its history, and its tradition of excellence.

 

With this work ahead of us, our objective is to have someone hired before the end of March, with the position officially beginning on July 1. We are pleased to let you know that we have contracted with the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC), who will be helping us every step of the way as we conduct this search. 

 

I am writing this update to let the community know what to expect as we go through this process over the next 15 weeks.

 

Job posting- January 6

By January 6, a brochure for the position will be ready to be shared with potential applicants and posted on the MASC website. Applications will open immediately and MASC will be in charge of processing them and preparing them for the Search Committee’s review in February.

Search Committee recruitment- January 7-20

During the week of January 7, we will be posting a request for volunteers from the community to screen and interview candidates for superintendent. The work of this committee will culminate with the recommendation of a small number of finalists to the School Committee. Volunteers selected for this role will be required to commit to a great deal of work over the course of the search process. The Search Committee will be chosen by January 20 and will meet for the first time on Monday evening, January 27. 

Online community survey- January 10

On January 10, an online survey will be made available to the Bedford community seeking input on critical questions that will help guide us through the search process. This survey, which we will develop along with MASC, will allow you to let us know what aspects of the Bedford Public Schools are critical for the new superintendent to preserve, what challenges or areas of growth you would like the new superintendent to address, and what expertise they should have.

In-person focus groups- late January/early February

In the middle of January, MASC will begin a series of focus groups that will take place across the Town. There will be meetings at each school with faculty and staff, focus groups held for the public, meetings with central administration and leadership, and with Town leadership and volunteers. These meetings will allow us to more fully understand the wants and needs of the various constituencies in town as we prepare to meet with candidates.

Candidate screening- February 10-March 5

The posting for the superintendent position will close at 3:00 pm on Friday, February 7. The Search Committee will then spend the next four weeks interviewing candidates. Those interviews will take place on both weekday evenings and on Saturdays.

Handoff to School Committee- March 10

At the March 10 meeting of the School Committee the Search Committee will present its recommendation of the finalists for the superintendent position. The School Committee will then spend the next two weeks conducting site visits and reference checks.

School Committee offer- March 24

At the March 24 meeting of the School Committee, the members will interview the candidates and select a new superintendent.  

As we approach deadlines and key steps along the way you can expect brief updates from us about the process, but to protect the privacy of applicants no information will be made public about the search until the finalists are named in early March.

Should you have any questions about the process, please be in touch with JoAnn Santiago (joann.m.santiago@gmail.com) or me (dbrosgol@gmail.com).

 

I wish you a happy and healthy new year.

 

Dan Brosgol
Bedford School Committee

 


2019 Teacher Conference Dinner Thanks

Giving Tuesday

Please support the BHSPA this Giving Tuesday, December 3. Go to https://bhspa.jimdo.com/donate/. Any dollar amount is appreciated! Thank you!

2019 Teacher Conferences Dinner Help

BHSPA, with your help, is providing dinner (Sandwiches, Wraps, Finger Foods, Salads, & Grab and Go Deserts) to the BHS teachers during conferences on Thursday, December 5th.


BHSPA is looking for help with the following items:
Dinner Set Up, Dinner Help, Clean Up, Paper Products, Cutlery, Drinks, Grab and Go Desserts and Monetary Donations to help defray the cost of providing the meal.

 

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ca9ad22aaf94-2019


Any help is greatly appreciated!

Hospitality Donation

$10.00